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Kid Capri is one of the most relentless DJs in hip-hop, most relied upon to rock a party, most dynamic and a larger-than-life personality. He has survived every era of hip-hop and emerged each time with a renewed sense of purpose and something new to contribute to the culture. From the very beginning, Kid studied a craft that had never before been given recognition or even considered a legitimate skill. This revolutionary talent began on the turntable, which ultimately gained him the status of a hip-hop phenomenon; however, Kid is multi-faceted and uses his craft to create new trends in music that shatter the limitations so often placed on hip-hop artists. He has produced music for power players like Madonna, Jay-Z, Heavy D, and 50 Cent. From his innovative style, to his second-to-none knack for choosing just the right crowd-pleasing sound, to his unparalleled mixtapes, Kid exemplifies the spirit of the entrepreneurial musician.
Founded in 2007, the award-winning Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture is one of Canada’s biggest celebrations of hip hop culture and beyond – a multi-disciplinary, world-class festival with a positive social and economic impact. But we’re more than just a festival. Manifesto is a non-profit, youth-powered platform designed to put local artists on the map and unite, inspire and empower diverse communities of young people through arts and culture, year-round. Our programs aim to cultivate multi-disciplinary artistic and professional development for young people and artists across mediums. Building careers, fostering community connections and fuelling civic pride – all while contributing to the vitality of the city we love.
Between year-round programming and presenting an annual, multidisciplinary arts festival that represents the four traditional pillars of hip-hop — while still catering to its global, contemporary presence — Manifesto is Toronto's most respected community music arts organization. For this year's DJ Skate Nights finale, Manifesto presents a hip-hop line-up featuring the legendary Kid Capri.