The Honour Roll is an MC cypher lounge event hosted every week by The Dirty B-Sides. There is a $10 cover for those looking to audition into The Honour Roll crew. If the MC/singer passes all of the tests, they get in free forever. Cover for audience only is $5. There is a live band playing classic and new hip-hop instrumentals as the backdrop for pushing artists in their freestyles.
There is nowhere else in Toronto that MCs or any artist will be pushed to excel above their own expectations with the end goal of developing their live performance skills, technical proficiency, and musicianship skills to work and achieve at a high level.
Test 1: A Cappella. No beat. No mic.
Test 2: A Cappella. Host shouts punchline words through the mic for the artist to use as their rhyme punchlines.
The artist can now hop on the mic at any time in the future.
Test 3: Trading bars of 4s, 2s, and 1s
The artist is now officially on THE HONOUR ROLL and gets free admission for life.
Test 4: Trading bars of 3s and 5s
The artist is now on the free artist development stream to learn about vocal technique, live sound, music production, musicianship, and more with The Dirty B-Sides who have done curation and musical direction for stages in Toronto such as David Pecaut Square (contracted by Roy Thompson Hall in partnership with SPOKE N HEARD), Harbourfront, and many more.