Music programmer, pop culture critic, author, broadcaster and journalist. He is also widely regarded as Canada's foremost expert on hip hop culture.
Dalton Higgins is a National Magazine Award-winning current affairs journalist, performing arts programmer who’s presented 500+ special events, and author of five books including Far From
Over the first biography of platinum-selling hip-hop artist Drake – which is carried in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame & Museum collection in Cleveland – and Hip Hop World which is carried
in Harvard University's hip hop archive. Widely regarded as Canada’s foremost expert on hip hop culture, Higgins was nominated for a Hip Hop Scholar of the Year Award by Washington DC-based WBLINC (2010) and his performing arts research has taken him to Denmark, France, Australia, Spain, Colombia, Germany, England and Cuba. Handpicked as one of 30
Torontonians by the Toronto Star – Canada’s largest daily newspaper – to blog about ways to make the city more livable, Higgins’ work delves into the worlds where technology, diversity
and youth culture intersect. Recently, Higgins has been indulging his other passion, fatherhood, and has been hailed as an important voice on the subject for a new generation of hipster-leaning, technology-driven dads. In his book Fatherhood 4.0, Higgins is credited with kick starting a cool, diverse dads movement – a modern day menaissance! Fatherhood 4.0 contains candid interviews with some of Canada's most intriguing personalities including Canadian Football Hall of Famer Michael “Pinball” Clemons, MuchMusic VJ / Fucked Up lead singer Damian Abraham and Broken Social Scene's Charles Spearin. His daily Daltoganda, musings, jabs, rants, pontifications and fire-and-brimstone blather can be accessed from his digital pulpit on twitter @daltonhiggins5