About Us


RHYME REVOLUTION is Canada's source for urban lifestyle information. This one-stop online destination talks to the movers and shakers in Hip Hop, both locally and internationally. From the trendsetters to the culture shapers, from the names you're familiar with to the names you better learn. RHYME REVOLUTION keeps you up-to-date with a visual Backstage Pass to the hottest events, freshest video shoots and hard-hitting interviews with your favorite artists.

The man behind the REVOLUTION

A connoisseur of urban culture, Aadel Haleem has been a Hip Hop journalist for over 5 years. His versatile career spans a multitude of media-from online to radio to television. Aadel's cool, confident and personable approach has landed him several exclusive interviews with many Hip Hop heavyweights - from urban ambassadors like Russell Simmons and Chuck D to underground heroes like Boot Camp and the late J Dilla to pop culture icons like Kanye West and John Legend. In 2004, Aadel decided to combine his passion for urban culture with his vast media training to conceptualize and create an urban lifestyle television show. As a result, RHYME REVOLUTION was born.

PRINT & VISUAL RESEARCHER:
CTV National News, Canada AM, Newsnet, and CTV affiliates nationwide

GRAPHICS COORDINATOR:
CTV National News and contact point for graphics resources for ABC and CNN

NEWS ANCHOR:
640 Toronto / The New MOJO Radio (2004)

REPORTER:
Rogers Television's news magazine show, "First Local" (2001-2004)

INTERVIEWED:
Russell Simmons, Kanye West, John Legend, Erykah Badu, Chuck D, MC Lyte, DJ Hi-Tek, Little X, Greg Nice, Jay Dee (R.I.P.), Jon B, Pete Rock, Slum Village, Jurassic 5, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Boot Camp Clik, Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates, In Essence, Carlos Morgan, Maestro and Brassmunk to name a few

MUSIC WRITER:
UrbanDetour.com, TheCyberKrib.com, and Multiplicitymag.com

CURRENTLY WORKING ON:
Independent documentary comparing and contrasting the representation of visible minorities in Canadian and American media

WORKS WITH:
The Youth Action Network to help improve its outreach strategies to attract more youth of colour

GRADUATED:
Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism from Ryerson University

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**Special thanks to Salman Amin and Bruce Ramsay for their contribution towards the design and development of Rhyme Revolution.com

**As well as to the countless other contributors and friends who have helped develop this magazine over the years.