NMC Amplifier Ep. 11: Master T on the Evolution of Hip-Hop in Canada

In the latest edition of NMC Amplifier, former MuchMusic VJ Master T recalls his early musical influences, memorable moments at MuchMusic, and the evolution of hip-hop in Canada in celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary.

Tony Young (a.k.a. Master T) has been at the forefront of music, dance, and culturally diverse television for over 40 years. From 1990-2001 at a pivotal time in Canadian hip-hop history, he was a producer and VJ for various MuchMusic programs, including his original creation X-tendamix/Da Mix, and produced RapCity in the latter years, which helped fuel the growth of hip-hop in the country.

Hosted by Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of the National Music Centre, NMC Amplifier seeks to move the needle forward on issues in music through shared ideas. It touches on topics such as music as an economic driver, sharing culture through songs, the creative and artistic process of songwriting, and music’s capacity to heal. Guests include artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, authors, and music therapists ⁠— music champions who are in the spotlight or working behind the scenes.

Watch Episode 11 of NMC Amplifier: