S2E20 - Dudebox (Said Yassin & Ahmad Talib)


When Dudebox co-founders Said Yassin and Ahmad Taib first began throwing parties at their Chinatown loft in 2007, they had no idea that they would grow into a social enterprise.

Over the past decade, they've raised nearly $200,000 for various charities by throwing a series of legendary parties in unconventional Toronto spaces.

We sat down with the dudes to talk about using Google Street View to scout party locations, being introduced to the Afrocentric hip hop of A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul, and that time when eight-time NBA All-Star Steve Nash snuck a bottle of Hennessy into one of their parties. 


Spotify Playlist

Featuring: Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Arcade Fire, Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt Keepers, Roy Woods, Drake, Keith Ape, A$AP Ferg, Kanda Bongo Man, ABBA, No Doubt, I Mother Earth, Diddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Earth, Wind and Fire, Miles Davis, Anita Baker, Dolly Parton, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Ghostface, Black Sheep, Green Day, The Roots, Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Caldwell, and Red Rat.

Jeff Woo