The Doc Project
The Doc Project
Nov 27, 2020
Rap Battle
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In the mid-2000’s, childhood friends Paul Nguyen and Mark Simms started a website about  their Toronto neighborhood: Jane-Finch.com. The website had news, community boards, and videos that the guys would make, usually with local rappers. The website got a lot of love -- until suddenly that changed. A Toronto talk radio station broadcast a series of interviews that largely condemned the rap videos, saying they encouraged gang violence. Paul and Mark only found out this had been happening months after the interviews started. Their website took a hit, and the guys were scared, angry… and largely silent.  Now, 15 years later, they’re talking about what went down.
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