Building A Black Archive (BABA) is a grassroots community archive dedicated to unearthing and restoring Black histories and archives.

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Editor's Note

Hip-Hop is a site of remembrance – an archive in and of itself. Within the genre, stories of the personal and political are told. Stories that uplift joy and celebration. Stories that are woven with intention and care. Fast-forward to today and the present calls upon the past to imagine future sounds and cultural artifacts. The form is innovated by recognizing the pioneers of the cultural sphere. The act of looking back begets the act of moving forward to innovate the form. 

— Jess Felicite, Archive Editor

The Representation of Toronto Through Hip Hop: Analyzing k-os’s Man I Used to Be

The Representation of Toronto Through Hip Hop: Analyzing k-os’s Man I Used to Be

Chelsi Campbell analyzes the socio-economic issues of Toronto highlighted in rapper K-os’ Man I Used to Be Music Video
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VIDEO: In Conversation with Phil Vassell, founder and publisher of WORD Magazine

VIDEO: In Conversation with Phil Vassell, founder and publisher of WORD Magazine

In an exclusive interview, legendary publisher of WORD Magazine Phil Vassell shares the highs and lows of being one of the first Black Canadian culture magazines in the 1990s and the 2000s.
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