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Tuesday, March 15 • 9:30pm - 10:30pm

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Wordburglar breezes over banging beats and soulful medleys with an emphasis on wordplay, humor and good times. Influenced heavily by Hip-hop's golden era of creative, braggadocious MCs, his unique approach to music is a combination of classic Boom-Bap rap, stand-up comedy and slam poetry. A seasoned crowd pleaser and mic-wrecker, Wordburglar was listed as Earshot’s #3 most played Hip-Hop Artist on Canadian College radio, has won a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award for Best Lyrics and was nominated for a Canadian Music Week Indie Award for Best Urban Artist and made URB Magazine’s NEXT 1000 and NEXT 100. Wordburglar was also chosen as one of Stealth Magazine’s (Australia’s #1 Rap Magazine) STEALTH SEVEN. On top of enjoying daily traffic from thousands of fans on MySpace and charting on international radio Wordburglar has been a featured artist online on HiphopCanada, NewMusicCanada, CBCRadio3, ChartAttack, PulseRadio, FirmMag,TheCoast, TheAwfulShow, CDBaby, UGSMag, HeroHill and countless other sites in and outside of Canada. After amazing live performances at the East Coast Music Awards, Canadian Music Week and North By Northeast, Wordburglar has spent the last two years writing new music, playing gigs and touring across Canada and parts of the United States. He currently has VideoFact funded videos which have been featured on Muchmusic & online for the hit underground singles “Cream of Wheat” & “The Route”, as well as the animated video "The Wordburglar” which was featured alongside videos by Rap All-Stars Guru, Atmosphere and the Living Legends on the Internationally released Preserving Efforts #1 DVD. He also appeared in Rhythmicru's underground possecut video "We Have Come for Your Children" which was featured heavily on MuchVibe. On top of that Wordburglar has been caught making appearances on numerous compilations and guest-spots and even a comic book or two. His latest release on Urbnet Records "BURGIE'S BASEMENT", a follow up to the critically acclaimed "BURGLARITIS" features new singles, remixes, B-sides and rarities and features production from Burg's main collaborators Beatmason, Fresh Kils & Young Fes as well as fellow Backburner Crew members Toolshed, Ghettosocks, More Or Les, Thesis Sahib, Jesse Dangerously and more. His next album “3rdburglar” will be released in 2011. For more information please visit www.wordburglar.com

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A strong contender for the most likely-to-be-quoted rapper at the water cooler, Wordburglar's lyrically potent oeuvre runs the gamut from thoughtfully casual to ridiculously ludicrous. With finely constructed, whimsical lyrics, a sharp sense of humour and a dedication to true-school... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Flamingo Cantina

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