7. Master T
A generation of Canadian ’80s babies grew up watching Xtendamix on MuchMusic every Saturday afternoon. Tony “Master T” Young came from Jamaica to Toronto via Leeds, and he showcased low-budget dancehall videos alongside the finest in hip hop and R&B. But what really set him apart was his friendly demeanor, synthesizer co-host Roxy, and penchant for sporadically hosting the show in character as his Scottish cousin McT or Santa T. A true original, T introduced the fresh, forward-thinking side of West Indian culture to young Canadians.