Vice TV headed to Brampton to profile an up and coming hip-hop scene on the periphery of it’s big brother: Toronto. Intertwining immigrant stories with modern hustle, Brampton artists are working to develop a strong voice that is uniquely theirs.
The documentary, titled Noisey Brampton: The Rise of DIY Hip Hop Beyond Toronto, primarily follows local MC and spoken word artist Noyz throughout his day and features others including B Magic, Aiona and Scotty IV.
The short film gives a glimpse into Brampton’s hip hop scene which is “intertwining immigrant stories with modern hustle.”
The diversity that’s resulted in a convergence of so many different styles is what Noyz says is one of the things that makes Brampton special. ‘The exciting thing about Brampton is that it’s undefined and the artists that are up here right now are in a spot to where they can shape it to whatever they want it to be,” he says.
“That’s the cool thing about growing up here, and growing up in such diverse neighbourhoods, whether its different ethnicities, different experiences, different genres of music, is that people bring that and incorporate that into hip hop.”