Master T

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Tony Young (born 1961), professionally known as Master T, is a Canadian television and radio personality and urban music promoter. He was born in Leeds, England and moved to Canada with his Jamaican family in 1974.[1][2]

He was raised in Kitchener, Ontario, where he attended Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School and met his future wife.[1] He later studied television broadcasting at Mohawk College in Hamilton. He found work as a camera operator at MuchMusic before he was hired to host a dance show, X-Tendamix (later "Da Mix").[1] As a VJ for MuchMusic, Young (as "Master T") continued to host various programs, including Rap City, from 1990 to 2001. When he left MuchMusic, his on-air farewell party featured an exclusive live performance by Lauryn Hill.

Young has also hosted the syndicated radio program Wall of Sound, produced by CIDC-FM.

During his time with Much, Master T was the primary promoter of the channel's Much DanceMix series of compilation CDs, and received a Diamond plaque for over one million in sales.[1]

Since leaving MuchMusic, he has produced and promoted his own Master T's series of hip hop and reggae compilations.

In 2014, he publicly called for the "Much" television channel to return to the hands of Moses Znaimer.[3]

Young has been awarded a Toronto Bob Marley award, a Ghanaian Community Award, and a Mohawk College Alumni of Distinction award.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Tony Young". Black In Canada. September 3, 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Much Master T: One VJ's Journey Young, Tony; Higgins, Dalton. Accessed on April 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Master T Says Give Much Back To Moses Znaimer (VIDEO, TWEETS)". Huffington Post. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2016. 

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