Raoul Juneja

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Raoul Juneja
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Born (1980-02-01) February 1, 1980 (age 41)
NationalityCanadian
Other namesDeejay Ra
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario
OccupationMusic producer, Columnist
Years active2001–present
Known forA 2Pac Tribute: Dare 2 Struggle
Websitehttp://www.lyricalknockout.com/

Raoul Singh Juneja (born February 1, 1980) is a Canadian music producer and columnist based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Raoul is better known as a media expert on urban and South Asian music.[1][2][3] He is credited as the executive producer of A 2Pac Tribute: Dare 2 Struggle, a tribute album dedicated to the late hip hop icon, Tupac Shakur.[4]

Career[change | change source]

He studied media at University of Western Ontario where he began DeeJaying and appearing as a TV host. In 2001, Juneja started his professional career writing articles for Canada's WORD Magazine.[5][6] Raoul has worked as a columnist for The Globe and Mail.[7] In 2005, Juneja founded Hip-Hop Literacy campaign. The campaign was supported by several celebrities.[8]

Music career[change | change source]

Raoul has conducted and produced the award-winning national Canadian music Show V-Mix on Omni Television, which ran for 173 episodes over 4 seasons.[9] [10] Juneja has co-produced several albums, "Music To Inspire: Act To Change" as well as "Music To Inspire: Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking" and The Black Prince: Music Inspired By The Motion Picture.[11][12]

Juneja has worked as the researcher for CBC's first South Asian CBC Radio, which was launched in 2014.[13][14] He served on the Toronto Independent Music Awards as a jury for JUNO Awards.[15] He is a members of Artists United Against Human Trafficking, a UNODC's initiative against the crime of trafficking in persons.[16]

In 2016, Juneja joined an anti-bullying tour of Canadian schools, Conquer The Fear, as their keynote speaker.[17]

Selected discography[change | change source]

  • A 2Pac Tribute: Dare 2 Struggle, 2006
  • Music To Inspire: Act To Change, 2016[18]
  • Music To Inspire: Artists United Against Human Trafficking, 2017
  • The Black Prince (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture), 2017

Accolades[change | change source]

  • Anokhi Magazine's Excellence in Music Media Award, 2014[19]
  • Diversity Magazine's Transformation in Entertainment Award in 2014[20]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Thornhill native Raoul Juneja is hard to define with just one label". BramptonGuardian.com. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  2. Joseph, Simone (24 February 2014). "Thornhill impresario charting own course". Toronto.com. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. "Canadian Hosts bring South Asian Culture to America on Dash Radio". Weekly Voice. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  4. "Dare 2 Struggle: Deejay Ra talks V-Mix, Drake, 2Pac & more (Interview) · HipHopCanada.com". web.archive.org. hiphopcanada.com. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  5. "WORD Magazine - The Soul of Urban Culture". www.wordmag.com. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  6. Juneja, Raoul (11 September 2015). "Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Bizzy Bone on the past, present and future". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  7. "Mahatma Gandhi: racism's latest target". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  8. "TIMA 2016 Grand Jury Judge Profile: Raoul Juneja aka Deejay Ra - Toronto Independent Music Awards". torontoima.com. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  9. "TV's hip V-Mix shines its spotlight on talented South Asian Canadians". London Free Press. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  10. Li, David (28 April 2015). "Thornhill producer, veejay in mix during Canadian Music Week". OurWindsor.ca. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  11. "Rukus Avenue Team presents A.R.Rahman with Album". Rukus Avenue. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  12. "Music inspired by 'The Black Prince' features Talib Kweli". The GATE. 22 July 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  13. "CBC Music and Deejay Ra to launch South Asian Station". Urban Asian. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  14. "Desi Fashion Magazine May June 2014". Issuu. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  15. "Meet The Jury | Prism Prize". web.archive.org. prismprize.com. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  16. "Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking". www.unodc.org. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  17. Marr, Danielle (7 January 2016). "Up and coming artists talk anti-bullying at St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Bolton". CaledonEnterprise.com. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  18. "Jeremy Lin, President Obama join celebrity-filled anti-bullying album". NBC News. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  19. "Highlights From ANOKHI's 11th Anniversary Event". ANOKHI LIFE. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  20. "Diversity Magazine". web.archive.org. diversitymagazine.ca. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2020.

Other websites[change | change source]