Mark V. Campbell
Mark V. Campbell is the founder of Northside Hip Hop Archive, and he has spent two decades in the Toronto hip hop scene operating from a community engaged praxis as both a DJ and a curator. From 1998 to 2015, he DJed on the Bigger Than Hip Hop radio show, and in 2010 he launched Northside Hip Hop Archive. Since the launch of Northside, he has curated several exhibitions of archival items and artistic works related to Canadian hip hop, including The T-Dot Pioneers Trilogy 2010–2013, Mixtapes: Hip-Hop’s Lost Archive, Everything Remains Raw: Photographing Toronto Hip Hop Culture from Analogue to Digital as part of the 2018 Contact Festival exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and For the Record: An Idea of the North at the TD Gallery in Toronto. His recent publications include his manuscript, Afrosonic Life (Bloomsbury Academic), and the edited collection, We Still Here: Hip Hop North of the 49th Parallel (McGill-Queen’s University Press). His forthcoming edited collection with Murray Forman, Hip-Hop Archives: The Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production, is due out in fall 2023 with Intellect.
Contact: University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough, ON, M1C0A1, Canada.