City Lights

A crew for the hip-hop community to find life and know they're loved.
The hip-hop elements, listening ears, prayer, building with Christ, and more.
(All without any pressure/expectations to leave your crews or do Gospel versions of the elements.)

On 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.


Check out our weekly, monthly, and annual events. (We do our best to keep the info updated, but just in case there are any changes or cancellations, check our Instagram page before coming.) And if you would like to talk about life, God, faith, etc., whether in person, over the phone, or online, give us a shout and we'll see what we can do.

Open Sessions on Fridays! Come and practice - or learn - breaking (breakdancing). Nice floors and good vibes. 4-6pm @ 300 Steeles Ave. E. in Toronto (Bayview and Steeles, use the upper east side doors). Whether it's for excellence, expression, or exercise, let's build our skillz and build each other up.

The following will be on hold through the Christmas season, but look for them (and more) in the new year!

There are steps between writing lyrics and performing on stage. We're renting a rehearsal studio for emcees, spoken word artists, and beatboxers to practice and learn. Whether it's your rhymes, flow, mic control, or stage presence, Free Practice is a space for artists to give each other feedback and help each other improve. Third Wednesdays of the month, 7-9pm, 660 Richmond St. W. in Toronto, room 16. Free of charge to you.

On Saturday, November 18th, we're having a Hip-Hop Helps evening by serving meals to the marginalised in the neighbourhood. Whether it's to pay it forward or give back, let's have the hip-hop community bless'em. It's at 5:30-8:30pm at 789 Dovercourt Road in Toronto (free parking on the north side too), which is the home of Bloor Central Salvation Army.

In conjunction with Krosswerdz of Australia, we held a hip-hop, 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. Everyone enjoyed the event and are waiting to see if we do it again next year (we probably will). Check out some photos by clicking here.

The hip-hop community isn't always big on vulnerability, but it helps cuz 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. We'll also pray with/for each other.

More than learning, this Hip-Hop Bible Study will be about experiencing God in the midst of our real lives (but not in a what-the-heck-is-going-on kinda way). It'll be a time to either connect or re-connect with God in a personal, loving, and enjoyable way. It'll be dope and hopeful.

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