Over the last few months, Urbanology Magazine worked in partnership with a special group of eight young people – six artists and two documenters – to create a special multimedia production entitled “The Reason”. The purpose of this project was to bring together young people from both sides of youth/community violence to discuss the issue and put together a single/video to speak to their thoughts, experiences and feelings. We hope that both the lyrics and the video provokes thought, starts dialogue and inspires change. This project is dedicated to all the young men and women whose lives have been cut short because of violence. May you rest in paradise. Enjoy.

For complete information about the project and/or to share your thoughts about violence visit the Speak Out On Violence blog or write us at speakoutproject [@] urbanologymag.com.

SOOV - The Reason (Web)

“The Reason” Ft: Lasasha Nesbeth (@LuridPoisxn), Justo (@PabloStvccz), Antwan Miller (@Dready416), King of Heartz (@OnlyHeartz), Adria Kain (@AdriaKainMusic), Mapela (@MAP_ELA)

Song Produced By: She Da God

Song Recorded & Arranged By: Maajinn Bluu

Song Recorded At: Sandbox Studios

Song Mixed & Mastered By: PMck Studios

Video Produced & Directed By: Fitzroy Facey

Video Edited By: Fitzroy Facey & Kimberly Miller-Pryce

Photographer: Janelle Scott-Johnson

Film Assistant: Devante Thomas

Graphic Designer: Adrian McKenzie

Project Coordinator: Priya Ramanujam

Special Thanks To Industry Mentors & Partners:
Jaydahmann, Rich Kidd, Kim Davis, Shane Stirling, Kiana “Rookz” Eastmond, Arts For Children & Youth

Made Possible By ArtReach Toronto

An Urbanology Magazine Production