City Lights

For the hip-hop community to know they're loved and to find life. | Hip-hop culture, caring for each other, and grace & truth through Jesus Christ. | All without any pressure/expectations to leave your crews or do Gospel versions of the elements.

The hope is to see those that are involved/interested in hip-hop to know and follow God, without compromising the reality of who he is, but also in a way that's relevant and comes naturally to us "hip-hop heads".

Both faith and hip-hop are things that are much better when experienced than from a distance. So come through, meet some authentic and accepting people, check out events designed to benefit you, and know that it's safe to ask questions about God.

(And hey, even if you don't, won't, or feel that you can't believe, come by anyway cuz we'll still love ya and it's still dope hip-hop.)


Open sessions is a free spot where b-boys and b-girls can practice. Every Monday, 6-9pm, at 300 Steeles Avenue East (Bayview & Steeles in Toronto, use the upper east side doors). Good floor. Good tunes. Good vibes. Let's build our skillz and build each other up.

There are steps between writing lyrics and performing on stage. We're renting a rehearsal studio for emcees, poets, and others to practice. Whether it's your skillz, a song, or a stage set, Free Practice is a space for artists to help each other improve. First Thursdays of the month at 260 Emerson Ave, 7-9pm, in the Street room.

Last year, in conjunction with Krosswerdz of Australia, we held an international, hip-hop and Christian conference called Uprock Canada. It was a time to learn about the hip-hop elements, check out a concert, and see what a life with God in hip-hop looks like. Look for this to come back during the first weekend of September!

More than learning, starting in July, we'll gather together at 1875 Leslie Street to read the Bible, ask questions, share stories, and pray with each other. It's a time to do life and faith together, every Sunday, 7:30pm.

On the third Saturdays of each month, it's a time for hip-hop to give back to others by serving meals to the marginalised in the neighbourhood. Currently on hiatus (as our dope hosts are taking a well-deserved break), check back in the fall to join us.

Life is better when not done alone (and with people who'll love you). Crew Therapy is a time to safely share about how we've been (you can pass if you want) with laughing, crying, venting, or celebrating. Feel free to hit us up on email for a listening ear and/or prayer.

The Real

Real hip-hop. Real Jesus Christ. Real forgiveness. Real love. Real acceptance. Real authenticity. Real journey. Real adventure. Real security. Real peace. Real life. Real change. Real truth. Real freedom. Real hope. Real healing. Real purpose. Real interactions with God. Real impact. Real improvement. Real fun. Real joy. Real friendships. Real belonging. Real power. Real relevance. Real meaningful. Real good. Real redemption. Real eternity. Real dope. Real worth it.

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