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Here is Rob Ford Making a Beat

Watch the mayor of Toronto try his hand at hip-hop production.

In an effort to have a team of producers travel to Austin, Texas for SXSW, the Beats Academy of Toronto held a fundraising event. As a special surprise, Rob Ford came out to present the team with a plaque and try his hand at creating a beat. He also came out to Pusha T's "Numbers On The Board" in case anyone was left doubting his realness.

UPDATE: A video with clearer audio

Slava P is a writer living in Toronto. He was there.