It’s one thing to receive the fleeting endorsement of a laughable mainstream jester, but when Raekwon from Wu Tang is wearing your favourite team’s hat and praising your city in a weekly publication, it’s time to get excited.
I’m not certain whether one of the greatest MCs of our generation was talking about hip hop or the Blue Jays when he said this about Toronto:
Every place has its own time when it emerges. I think right now, the climate … has evolved in so many different ways that you could be from anywhere and be nice. You’ve been seeing different places reigning—like the South, you know what I mean? The West won before that and New York won before that. I’ve seen[it] growing, and I’ve seen a beautiful city that’s just not being acknowledged … I’ve seen something here.