New York based rapper, Nitty Scott, Mc will be live at Lee’s Palace on August 20th and it’s for a great cause. The Can I Live Charity is teaming up with Omit Limitation and Urbanology Magazine to bring back the Can I Live music showcase and this time it’s bigger than ever.
Can I Live is a charity initiative based in Toronto. Their main focus is a 22 year old bone marrow cancer patient who was diagnosed in September 2012. The patient was declared stage 4 that same year and the doctors gave him until that April to live. Doctors blatantly told him that him still being alive defies everything they’ve ever learnt. Because he is so young, only certain medication, which he orders from Europe work his pain.
The cancer patient was given the good news that a surgery was discovered that has an 85% chance of curing the young individual. The only problem with that was that it costs 200k. With the help of a couple organizations involved, Can I Live managed to reduce that 200k to 21k over the next two years.
Can I Live began as a vendor drive, selling t shirts and crew-necks to family and friends. All proceeds went directly to the patient. They then began doing little showcases to help spread the word. They’ve hosted 10 shows to date and focusing on local Toronto talent. Erik Flowchild, Brandon Dramatic, Xolisa, Rez Raida are among many more who’ve hit their stage. After a brief hiatus, they took time to re strategize, now they are back and looking to grow.
For their next show, they’re bringing over Nitty Scott, Mc. An incredible rapper who’s been building a buzz over the past couple of years. She already has worked with big names like Action Bronson, Kendrick Lamar and Ab- Soul.
Watch Nitty Scott’s latest video for “Post To Be” below.
You can catch Nitty Scott, Mc perform live at Lee’s Palace ( 529 Bloor Street ) on August 20th with local support from Just John, Xolisa, Hydeff and Trey Starks. Nitty Scott, Mc will be making history performing for the very first time in the YYZ, so come and join the experience.
Check out Nitty Scott’s video for “Flower Child” below.