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RAP SHEETS x DJ NANA

At The Theatre Centre Café/Bar

It’s time to settle the score and see if you know enough facts to earn the number one spot! Come flex your Hip Hop and R&B knowledge at The Theatre Centre Café/Bar in Toronto, ON, Canada and we’ll see who’s really got the juice! Test your knowledge of your favorite artists, songs, and albums while enjoying great company and a lively atmosphere. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just into the vibes of these genres, this event is perfect for you!

Come solo, create a duet – hip hop duo, crew, clique or clan of up to five members and get ready to show off your skills. Don’t miss out on this chance to win awesome prizes and bragging rights. Mark your calendars and get ready to drop some serious knowledge bombs!

Audiences raise their hands as the emcee and the DJ

Hosted by DJ Nana

DJ Nana is sitting in his recording studio

A connoisseur of music, Nana boasts an impressive list of credentials. He began his DJ career at the tender age of 14 and has since then performed in many locations around North America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. As a music producer and independent label owner, Nana has secured musical placements for various productions (Kim’s Convenience Season Four, The Coroner), earned a Juno Award for Best Rap Recording Album (Legends League Prsents: Naturally Born Strangers), created the classic South African Hip Hop Song “Let The BeatGo” featuring HHP, Tumi (Stogie T) and Zubz, was honoured with Ghana DJ’s Best international DJ in 2014; and is the only DJ to have made an appearance on any Idol based show – his feat on Canadian Idol during 2008.

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Meet the team behind RAP SHEETS!

DJ Nana

A connoisseur of music, Nana boasts an impressive list of credentials. He began his DJ career at the tender age of 14 and has since then performed in many locations around North America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. As a music producer and independent label owner, Nana has secured musical placements for various productions (Kim’s Convenience Season Four, The Coroner), earned a Juno Award for Best Rap Recording Album (Legends League Prsents: Naturally Born Strangers), created the classic South African Hip Hop Song “Let The BeatGo” featuring HHP, Tumi (Stogie T) and Zubz, was honoured with Ghana DJ’s Best international DJ in 2014; and is the only DJ to have made an appearance on any Idol based show – his feat on Canadian Idol during 2008.

The photo features RAP SHEETS host Victoria.

Victoria Gyamfi-Kumanini

By day, Victoria is a corporate media professional – while 24-7 she is a wellbeing, invisible disability advocate, Auntie, Fibromyalgia warrior, beauty and Pilates enthusiast.

A life long member of DJ Nana’s ear2muchcollective she sometimes moonlights as the RAP SHEETS Hip Hop and R&B Trivia ‘hostess with the mostest.’

The photo features a headshot of Jason Barkie, one of the organizers of RAP SHEETS.

Jason Barkie

Raised in Toronto, Jason Barkie is a multi-disciplinary artist. Originally known for beat boxing and vocal percussion, he has journeyed his way through modelling, acting, hosting, music production, and is currently involved in UAV Piloting, and content creation.

His professional journey started in 2003, and was last seen on Family Feud Canada in 2023. He graduated from the Trebas Institute in 2004 with a degree in Recorded Music Production.

He is currently part of DJ Nana’s ear2muchcollective and RAP SHEETS Hip Hop and R&B Trivia night at The Theatre Centre in Toronto plus is active in many public broadcasts online and on cable.

The photo features a headshot of Duris Jackson, one of the organizers of RAP SHEETS.

Duris Jackson

Duris has dedicated the last 15 years of his life to video production and digital storytelling. In that time he has worked with various organizations from the corporate sector to education to music and entertainment. Music has always been a passion of his and over the years he has gone from a hip hop fan to a music producer of sorts to compliment his video projects and he has had the opportunity to work with various Toronto-based artists. Nowadays Duris spends most of his time covering musicians and visual artists and creating men’s mental health content that hopefully guides, uplifts, and inspires.
You can follow him at @djaxinphoto as well as at @lighhouseproject_dj on Instagram or you can see him monthly covering DJ NANA’s RAP SHEETS at The Theatre Centre in Toronto.

The photo features a headshot of North English, DJ of RAP SHEETS.

North English

Introducing North English, an accomplished DJ celebrated for his unparalleled mastery in the art of mixing, seamlessly blending genres, along with crafting innovative mashups that leave audiences in awe. Possessing a golden touch in audio engineering, North English transcends the conventional DJ experience, creating epic soundscapes that ignite dance floors across Canada. Renowned as the “Style Bender,” North English brings a unique flair to his performances, seamlessly. incorporating influences from diverse musical landscapes. While his expertise extends to various genres, North English specializes in curating exceptional experiences within the realms of Dancehall, Afrobeats, House and Hip-Hop.

With a commitment to musical excellence, North English treats every show the with the same care, weather it be opening for DJ Diesel and Whipped Cream or your special day walking down the aisle. His sonic craftsmanship, refined over years of experience, captivates audiences, transcending the ordinary and leaving an indelible mark on the musical landscape.

To add to North English’s list of accomplishments, he is also the resident DJ to DJ Nana’s RAP SHEETS Hip Hop and R&B Trivia night at The Theatre Centre in Toronto.

Lamine Martinedale

Lamine Martindale is a born and bred Torontonian who grew up at Bloor and Spadina.

Always a music lover, he played classical piano from four years old to the age of 18, which is when he transitioned to rapping with childhood friends and formed the group Fatal Phonetics. They performed at many venues during the city’s early 2000s underground scene. Years later, Lamine would also join a group called Homegrown which he also did many performances with.

Professionally, he’s worked in the restaurant industry since high school at many notable establishments including Conzo’s Pizza (now named Bar Sugo) where he was a partner. He’s since left and currently owns Conejo Negro at College and Ossington (838 College St. W) with his wife and his longtime friend and colleague where they serve Caribbean, Creole and Latin American inspired fare.

A close friend and collaborator of DJ Nana’s for two decades, Lamine has been participating as score keeper or host at Nana’s RAP SHEETS hip hop trivia night since its inception.

Photos/Videos from previous editions of RAP SHEETS
July 22, 2024
to July 22, 2024

At The Theatre Centre Café/Bar!

Performance Dates

Doors Open: 7pm

Game Start: 8pm

Regular Tickets are $10!

 

 

This performance is 4 hours

 

Here’s a sample of some of the questions we asked at previous events: