Harlem of the North?

“As hip-hop marks its 50th anniversary worldwide this month, a dedicated Montreal group known as “Harlem of the North” is determined to shine a spotlight on the city’s hip-hop scene.”


“Black history is very rich in Montreal and the hip-hop experience directly came out of that community,” said Alsalman.

He says what makes Montreal’s hip-hop scene unique from the rest— is its bilingualism.

“There’s really two stories happening at the same time which is the French scene and the English scene and at times you see that cross paths through specific artists or producers…there is a natural crossroads on a creative level but on an industry level, rarely do they present us together.”

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