Editor’s Note: The Following is an abridged version of a story written as part of a collaboration with the Globe and Mail. The story originally appeared on September 18, 2015.
I moved to Dawes Road in 1992 in the wintertime.
When I was around 14 I started rapping here. A friend of mine inspired me. I spent a lot of time with others in the ‘cypher’ – the rap circle.
I’m well guarded with those good memories, but things were never all good here.
Nostalgia will always lie to you.
Thanks to Ian for sharing his story. Check out his new album, T.O. Noire!