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Uptown August 16 2012

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www.uptownmag.com Introducing Snoop Lion diversions 1 18 21 24 28 A documentary that follows Snoop Dogg's recent soul-searching trip to Jamaica makes its debut at TIFF www.alloneword.ca Anthony Augustine bit.ly/reincarnated — Right from his early verses on Dr Dre's legendary album, The Chronic,West CoastMCSnoop Dogg has been a force to be reckoned with in the hip hop world. His laid-back style, stoner slow vibe and instantly recognizable voice has helped him become one of the biggest players in the game. Disenchanted with hip hop, Snoop spent a month in Jamaica finding himself and has come back with a new name (the much-discussed Snoop Lion), a deeper appreciation of Rastafarian culture,an albumfull of reggae- flavoured tracks he cut in the studio with Diplo (Major Lazer), along with a who's who of the island's tight-knit music community, and the belief that he's channelling Bob Marley. Produced in association with Vice Films, Reincarnated, a documentary charting his experi- ence, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.A book, the aforementioned albumand probably a slew of remixes will follow. Snoop Dogg's Reincarnated bit.ly/degrassi239 — Everybody loves Degrassi. From Hollywood types such as Kevin Smith to hip Americans teens who have made it a cult hit south of the border to Canadians who knewwho Drake was before he turned into a hip hop millionaire, few shows have endured like this Canuck classic. One of the secrets to Degrassi's success has been that it has never shied away from the issues and obstacles young people face. Over 12 seasons, the most recent incarnation of the show has tackled nearly 250 issues that Vulture painstakingly lists. From being humiliated on Twitter to having abusive parents, if it happens to those between the ages of 12 and 18, chances are Degrassi has done a showabout it. The 239 Issues Tackled by Degrassi Over 12 Seasons bit.ly/funk_boat—Voted the No. 1 and No. 2 DJs in the city this year by Uptown readers,Co-op and Hunnicutt are getting ready to throw their 10th annual Funk Boat party. A highlight of the summer for the past decade, veteran record collector and DJ Steve St. Louis is also onboard for the scenic trip downthe river and will be spinning an all-vinyl set—something you don't see too often around these parts anymore.Advance tickets will set you back $15 and are amust if you don't want to be left on shore when this party sells out (it always does). Hunnicutt has put together a special promo mix fea- turing tracks,remixes and edits from Sly&The Family Stone,Sandy Barber,Mayer Hawthorne and DJ Prime. MP3 of the Week: DJ Hunnicutt – Funk Boat 2012 Promo bit.ly/ASAP_goldie — Harlem bad boy A$AP Rocky turns out this hazy video that he directed for his Hit Boy-produced single, Goldie. Hismuch anticipated debut, LongLiveA$AP, will be released on Sept. 11. Video of the Week: A$AP Rocky – Goldie ture writer. He can be heard every Tuesday morning at 8:55 a.m. on Hot 103 chatting about the web. Got a site you think he should see? Email him at anthony.alloneword@gmail.com or follow him on Twit- ter.com/anthonya. Anthony Augustine is a freelance music, technology and pop cul- 31 32 33 34 35 41 45 48 53 57 58 59 60 68 73 76 80 82 83 84 92 97 100 ACROSS 1 Makes waves 85 86 93 94 95 98 101 7 Makes a beginning 13 Made potent 18 Go crazy (2) 19 Serious business (2) 20 Two-time opponent of Dwight 21 More substantial 22 Rival of Chapters 23 Lament 24 1974 Anne Murray cover tune (2) 26 Move the ball down court 28 Not neg 29 Author Graham ___ (The Power and the Glory) 31 Committee of the Queen's Privy Council For Canada 41 Domiciles 42 Disprove 43 It pays for ___! 45 Famed positive thinker 46 Fashion model Campbell 47 I ___ __ Jeannie 48 Just barely beat (2) 50 Take a long look 52 Cabin components 53 Town located in Flanders Fields 55 A1, e.g. 57 Prov. of Little Mosque on the Prairie 36 Dodger manager Tommy ___ 38 Producer of Neighbours (1952 short film) 61 Actor Davis (Jungle Fever) 63 Ran into problems (3) 68 Overshadow 70 Zapped in a microwave 72 Pass a puck illegally 73 Father of Confederation who was assassinated, with 85A 100 Side dish 101 Tea cakes 102 Came down in buckets DOWN 1 Dressed (in) 2 Capital of Italia 3 Early Cosby show (2) 4 Thaw 5 Breakwater 6 1981 movie with John Candy 7 Puts the ball in play 8 Hefty volume 9 Open a tad 10 Weston of ET Canada 11 Boxing outcome 12 Email originator 13 Cover in plastic 14 Hacienda material 15 Nightstick 16 CBC news anchor Cameron 17 Have dinner 25 Dinner container 27 Tip (a puck) 29 Outer space outfits (hyph.) 30 Go to waste 31 Spear in Newfoundland, e.g. 32 Sacked out 33 CBC news journalist Keith ___ 34 Not doing much 35 Not having much 36 Coach Cahill 37 Siloed weapons 38 Captain of the Nautilus 39 Whup 40 Cyber buds 42 Deserves 44 Mule of The Erie Canal Song 74 Broadcasted 75 Song from Thriller (2) 76 Back-to-school mth 77 Activates (2) 79 Generosity 80 Reduce in rank 81 Forerunner of Diet Coke 82 Actor Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) 85 See 73A 92 Sequoia size 93 IV solution 96 Extremely 97 CBC Arts Online, e.g. 98 American financier Pickens (2) 99 Not inclined D E C A D E A N A C I N G A P I N G A M I D M E T V E S T S E L K 96 99 102 46 Take care of 47 Ancient Celtic priest 49 Creatures that play dead 51 Made a delighted sound 54 Mattingly portrayer in Apollo 13 61 69 74 77 78 81 87 88 89 90 91 79 70 36 37 42 46 49 54 62 71 75 50 55 63 72 51 56 64 65 66 67 47 52 43 44 2 3 Puzzle #189 • By Brian Paquin •www.cancross.com 4 Brian's Canadian Crossword 5 6 7 19 22 25 29 30 38 39 40 26 27 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 20 23 by Jonathan Ball, Registered Fraud www.jonathanball.com Haiku Horoscopes Aries (March 21 - April 19) Soon, NASA will start Terraforming Mars with used Diapers and Biebs pics Taurus (April 20 -May 20) Fun fact: at least nine Percent of people reading This are aliens Gemini (May 21 - June 20) Just stay calm and act Natural—but know that the Gorgon comes for you Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Someone near you is Checking you out—play it cool And calmly disrobe Leo 56 Keen 57 Fixes firmly 58 Throb 59 Farm food 60 Actress Darby (True Grit) 62 ___vision Song Contest 64 Molten metal scum 65 A, B or C, e.g. 66 Rara ___ 67 Acquires 69 Protected from imitation 71 Astronaut Mattingly 74 Pest at a picnic 75 Minded kids 78 Birds' beds 79 ___ Saint-Jean, PQ 80 1958 hit by Ritchie Valens 81 Walnut and chestnut, e.g. 82 Iron and Bronze, e.g. 83 Daughter of Judy 84 Go under 85 Because You Loved Me Singer 86 Actress Bancroft (The Graduate) 87 Relocate 88 Nehilawe 89 Bacterium 90 When all ___ fails 91 Green-___ Lady (Sugarloaf) 94 CBS rival 95 British head? Last Puzzle Solved F O G S A L A M O D E A D E B R I E A L L A N G R E G G B I A S A F R O B R A N E V E S A V O R Y P I E P L A T E S T A I N S W E T G L E N N R O S S E A T E N A B L E D D E T O U R S D E N S E P H O T O G R A P H L I A R A L T O S T E M T O R Y A L A D Y S H A N D S H I R K S T I N K #0188 S H O W E R S T U N E D I N A D O C H A M P M E A T Y P R I E S C A S E Y B E T T Y G E T S E V E N K A T H E R I N E T A W G I L D E R P A N C I T Y S A L O O N S R O T F I R O T O O L E M I L L E R S N E E R S V I B E O P A L S F U S S Y F L E W (July 23 - Aug. 22) The world is a small Town now, ever since you blew Most of it away Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) It's been said that great Artists steal, but stealing a Paintbrush isn't great (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)Libra You'll have the time of Your life—you've never felt that Way before?Well, great! (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)Scorpio Rhyme with everything Your lover says, until you No longer have love (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)Sagittarius Break from the past by No longer answering to Your oppressive "name" Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) If history has Shown us anything, it's that Your rap flow is weak (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)Aquarius In the grand scheme of Things, your scheme to steal a grand Isn't a grand scheme Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) I lost that screenplay You sent me to read, but don't Worry: I don't care UPTOWN August 16, 2012 15

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