Thirty years ago, a teenager from Toronto moved to Ottawa to enrol at Carleton University. His experience on campus and in a new city inspired him to get serious about making music.

Wes Williams, who studied law and political science at Carleton in the mid-1980s, went on to release “Let Your Backbone Slide,” the first Canadian hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit and one of the best-selling singles in Canadian hip hop history. And now Williams — better known as Maestro Fresh Wes, the godfather of Canadian hip hop — will be returning to Carleton as a VIP guest to help the university kick off its 75th anniversary celebrations.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: University Centre Galleria (fourth floor), Carleton University, Ottawa

Info: Admission is free and registration is not required.

The entire university community is invited to attend. Read more about Maestro’s life and career as a hip hop artists, actor and writer. We hope to see you on Wednesday, Jan. 18th.

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