Beyond the Lyrics (BTL) provides a platform for underground Canadian Hip Hop artists to discuss the true meaning of the lyrics behind some of their music posted on social media (You tube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
Engaging Toronto hip hop artists to discuss the meaning behind their music and address any misconceptions. We also build their capacity to ensure their music is not seen as feeding cross community conflicts.
Music is a powerful tool that many use as a form of expression however, it has also been used by some to promote violence which has resulted in cross community conflicts.
Artists are interviewed by youth who are interested in pursuing journalism. Once the interviews are complete they will be used part of a webcast series on our Youtube page.