Take a walk through Canadian Hip Hop history in Toronto's downtown. Journey through landmarks of Toronto's Hip Hop scene, punctuated with stories and lessons by walk leader and Canadian Hip Hop legend SOLITAIR. Combine a wellness practice with Hip Hop appreciation, and reap the rewards of both knowledge and exercise!
Ask questions along the way, see Toronto in a new light or just take a break from studying to walk the path to a better understanding of how Toronto's local Hip Hop scene has contributed to the growth and influence of the world's most recognizable cultural art forms.
These tours are an opportunity for participants to get out, make friends, learn and experience Toronto. Join Solitair for this 1-hour walk, wrapping up with an informal social at a local coffee house along the route.
Walk will take place rain or shine, come dressed for the weather! This walk is free, but registration is required. TTC subsidies available upon request.
Meeting details will be shared upon registration, prior to the date of the walk.
Sheldon Pitt a.k.a. Solitair
Hip Hop Artist and Producer
Sheldon “Solitair” Pitt is a Toronto emcee and record producer, as well as a founding member of the now defunct Black Jays record label and production team. In the late 1990s, Solitair formed as a part of a Hip Hop collective known as "The Circle" alongside artists such as Kardinal Offishall and YLook. In 1998, Solitair released his first 12" single titled “Silver Surfer.” By 2000, he and Kardinal Offishall founded a production company called Silver House and the Girl (S.H.A.G.). Together, they largely produced for various local hip-hop and R&B artists. Solitair's first internationally successful production was Kardinal's single “BaKardi Slang” (2001) from the album Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1. By 2004, Solitair and Kardinal renamed their label Black Jays. In 2006, Solitair began to collaborate with Cipha Sounds of Hot 97 – together they produced under the production name “More Fire” for artists such as Nina Sky, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled, Jim Jones, Elephant Man, and Trey Songz. On his own, Solitair has worked with Nina Sky, Glenn Lewis, Cham, Maestro Fresh Wes, Rascalz, Kardinal Offishall, Ivana Santilli, Jully Black, Choclair, and Sugar Jones among others.