One of Toronto’s urban literary gems, Dalton Higgins, recently released his newest book Far From Over, a biography of Toronto rap icon, Drake.
Higgins cut his teeth in journalism in his hometown of Toronto. Born of Jamaican parents who pushed him to pursue his goals, whether it be athletics or writing, he graduated from York University with a BA in English and Mass Communications and achieved a post graduate certificate from Centennial College in Publishing.
Since his first published piece in NOW Magazine back in 1995, Higgins has been telling the stories of urban pop culture throughout Toronto and in New York at such acclaimed publications as VIBE magazine, the Source and Saturday Night.
Across the pond and around the world, Dalton is a respected online content provider in the global arts and entertainment industry. Higgins co-managed the Canadian chapter of NYC-based youth web organization Shine and shine.com and created content for NY-based, urban multi-media company UBO. He is also a music programmer at the Harbourfront Centre, but when he’s not creating he’s helping his community.
In his spare time he leads a fatherhood advocacy group, More than a Haircut, that works out of local barbershops and has in the past won a Toronto Community Foundation Vital Ideas award.
Far From Over chronicles the life of Toronto’s own Aubrey Drake Graham, known to you and I as simply, Drake. The book takes the reader on Drake’s journey from child actor to sup-stardom. With original interviews and insights surrounding the history of Canada’s hip hop scene, it weaves together the details and cultural conditions in Toronto that helped create the Drake phenomenon.
On December 8, 2012, an Evening with Dalton Higgins will be hosted by Accents on Eglinton, an independent local bookstore carrying works from across the black diaspora. Higgins will be on hand to answers questions about al his books and will offer commentary on the current hip hop and urban scene in Toronto.
For more information about this event, contact Accents on Eglinton at 647-352-8558.