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Winnipeg rapper, who was born deaf, raises money for Canadian Hearing Society

Hip hop spread across Winnipeg on Saturday with the beats and rhymes raising money and awareness for the Canadian Hearing Society.

'If you think you can't do something, I'm definitely proof that you can,' Daily says

Winnipeg rapper Daily played five shows across the city to raise awareness for the Canadian Hearing Society. (CBC)

Hip hop spread across Winnipeg on Saturday with the beats and rhymes raising money and awareness for the Canadian Hearing Society.

Rapper Daily played five shows across the city. However, when he was born, hitting the stage and spitting out rhymes was an unlikely future.

"I was actually born deaf, it wasn't until about the age of three, due to surgical implants, I was able to hear," Daily said.

Even after the implants, the work wasn't over.

"It's been years of speech therapy," he said. "Special schooling, nights at the kitchen table working with my mom and dad."

Daily said his story shows that "you can do what you want to do if you believe."

"I love the power of positivity. If you think you can't do something, I'm definitely proof that you can," he said.

Daily had shows at Into the Music, Music Trader, Wild Planet, Portage Place and the Cavern in Osborne.