WHAT DOES T.R.U STAND FOR?
TRUTH, RESPECT AND UNITY!
TRU-GK is a rapper from Toronto and from an early age you could tell music was in his heart. For many years he learned to play the piano at the Royal Ontario Conservatory of Music. He used to rap as a way to express everything he was feeling. He felt he had no voice without his mic and at the age of 13 started to write. “I just did it to get my thoughts out at first, you know a way to clear my head.. I just started to release my tracks and people loved it.. so I gave ‘em more”.
TRU-GK has volunteered his talents and performed at many local community and fundraising events all around Toronto. People have described GK as someone with an old school flow with new school influences. His versatility shows as he has collaborated with rappers from Toronto, America and Poland. While also working with local rock bands and progressive house DJs. His fast flow, creative lyrics, and unique style are loved by his fans.
“STOP DREAMING ABOUT LIVING, START LIVING YOUR DREAMS.” IS HIS MOTTO AND FOLLOW GK ON HIS REDEDICATION TO GREATNESS.
While there is a time and place for defining a “bully” and various “acts of bullying”, I think that most experts would agree that this is only a small piece of a grander solution. After all, how effective can one be in fighting darkness by only talking about it or defining it? Truly the only way to fight darkness is igniting and nurturing the light.
HNM uses interactive empathy based techniques. Each day, week and month the program participants are taken on a journey of self-discovery as well as social awareness. The self-discovery happens as kids are given the opportunity to explore their own emotions, talents and dreams. The social awareness happens in the constant interaction amongst the students; they quickly realize that their future success is not isolated from those around them but rather connected to it.
The key philosophy of the HNM program is that all kids are inherently good, but demonstrate dysfunctional, anti-social behavior from time to time. Thus HNM provides an environment of positive mentorship and daily activities, which promote the intellectual identification of one student towards another.
At Youth Day 2014 the Read2Rap team and our co-host ItsBrookesWorld had the chance to sit with Recording Artist Francesco Yates! Here is a little preview
Roger T. & Kevin Cee sit down with Jameel Willianson the 6’2″ Guard of the St.Francis XMen. Listen as he talks to us about his ongoing journey from High school to Professional Basketball. Follow Jameel on twitter @Jems_Starr & IG: Jemstar91
On the Go? Download on iTunes Read2Rap Roundtable
We Support ALL who have donated and made efforts to bring awareness ALS via the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE. Roger T. & Kevin Cee of Read2Rap have a challenge for those in the community…Take a look #NICECHALLENGE
Roger T. & Kevin Cee with guest Lance Constantine of Speakers University. Take a look at his great work at Speakers University
Listen as Kevin Cee sat down with Host Keiter Feliz of 360FM.ca