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The Strombo Show: DMC (of Run-DMC) talks Axl Rose’s phone call, suicide, religion &#…

Toronto, ON – George Stroumboulopoulos and The Strombo Show welcomed DMC (of the legendary Run-DMC) for an intimate and explorative conversation about … Read More »

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Catch our recap of the inaugural Safe & Sound Fest featuring Majid Jordan, dvsn &…

New Westminster, BC – For those music fans who felt like the West Coast missed out on the full festival experience this summer, Safe … Read More »

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The identity of H.E.R. remains a mystery, but the authenticity behind her music is crystal…

Vancouver, BC – It’s a Friday evening in the sunny coastal city, and the energetic lines of youth stretch around UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. … Read More »

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Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja discusses what it feels like to be “Outnumbered̶…

North Bay, ON – Earlier this summer Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja released a brand new nine-track mixtape entitled C.H.I.E.F, which features … Read More »

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Classified’s 2013 self-titled album is now certified Platinum in Canada

Classified’s 2013 self-titled album is now certified Platinum in Canada

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25 Sep

Toronto to Buffalo: FalconCrest & Twistello team up for “Disco Biscuits” (Sponsored)


Toronto, ON – “Disco Biscuits,” produced by ColJon23, has FalconCrest and Twistello bridging the Toronto and Buffalo connection. The three wordsmiths go in for a lyrical slaughterhouse. A grizzly beat, that knocks through the speakers in any situation, complete with the real grit of hip-hop lyrics, makes this one a street anthem.

Independent label High Heat Records continues its ruthless succession, with its well-machined craft of bringing back the real hip-hop culture and sound.

“Disco Biscuits” is one for the books. From Toronto to Buffalo, this will be bumping on every street corner, with a hook you cannot forget.

Toronto to Buffalo: FalconCrest & Twistello team up for Tray Starks-directed video - HipHopCanada.com

25 Sep

Toronto’s TRA & DJ Law of SARS Radio celebrate 100 (& 101) Episodes


Toronto, ON – We’ve got two brand new episodes of SARS Radio including a special milestone – Episode 100!

The 100th episode of SARS Radio aired on Aug. 5, and Episode 101 aired almost two months later (Sept. 23) after SARS Radio’s TRA and DJ Law took a much needed break from the program.

But despite the brief break in scheduling, the last 2 episodes of SARS Radio have kept the same format you’ve grown to love, with a ton of new music from Toronto artists and surrounding areas. On top of that, each episode contains the SARS Radio Top 5 countdown, and DJ Law’s Infectious Needle mix.

Check out both episodes below.

SARS Radio: Episode 100

Toronto's TRA & DJ Law of SARS Radio celebrate 100 (& 101) Episodes - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Sep

“S.A.R.S. Sick Artist Runnin’ Spliffs!” We Love Hip Hop Episode 27 with TRA


Toronto, ON – Don’t miss our in-depth interview with Toronto rapper and entrepreneur, TRA (aka Tha Rhyme Animal), creator of the S.A.R.S. mixtape series and a member of the legendary Empire (aka Fifth Letter Fam) crew. TRA shares great stories about his hip-hop beginnings, cross-Canada trips to sell CDs, as well as former Drake/OVO beef.

You can find the We Love Hip Hop podcast on iTunes and other outlets.

S.A.R.S. Sick Artist Runnin’ Spliffs! We Love Hip Hop Episode 27 with TRA - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Sep

Watch out for Nathaniel & the “Stickup Kid”


Brooklyn, NY – Don’t let the smooth and soulful voice fool you – Nathaniel is not here to play. “Stickup Kid” is the R&B singer/songwriter’s anthem to the women mistreated by the very same men he’ll take them from.

With credits under Swizz Beatz, Pusha T, French Montana, DJ Khaled and more, the Brooklyn native stays busy. Released a mere 3 months ago, the “Stickup Kid” is currently over 4 million plays on Soundcloud alone. Check out the hot track and the official video after the jump.

Watch out for Nathaniel and the Stickup Kid - HipHopCanada.com

25 Sep

Song of the Day: Dave Fields joins forces with Seth Kay for nocturnal track “Can’t Sleep”


Vancouver, BC – Dave Fields is a rapper and producer based in Vancouver, Canada. He’s had two major projects since 2016: a full-length album titled Neck Deep and an EP titled Muses, both independently released. He’s also become one of our favourite voices emerging from the West Coast due to his unique sound.

His new single “Can’t Sleep” (featuring Seth Kay) dropped today and is a testament to the night owl lifestyle that many artists inhabit. Throughout the track the two rappers examine the various burdens that keep them awake: someone on their mind, debt, the moments from their past that can’t be changed.

“Can’t Sleep” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Stream it below.

Dave Fields joins forces with Seth Kay for nocturnal new track Can't Sleep - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Sep

You won’t want to miss Brampton artist 5HEV and his new single “Fall Back”


Brampton, ON – Following the visual release of “What’s Poppin” from his collective For The Moment – Brampton emcee 5HEV recently delivered a new independent release titled “Fall Back.” With production from MaL, the rolling-trap beat lay the foundation for 5HEV to come in on some reflective bars on his hustle.

5HEV raps on the chorus, “Had to fall back, minor setback/ Major comeback, been there done that/ Hang up call back, pull up put back.

If this new single hints at an uprising, Brampton has a new artist you’ll want to watch out for. Stream “Fall Back” below.

You won't want to miss Brampton artist 5HEV and his new single Fall Back - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Brampton’s For the Moment collective come out of the gates strong with “What’s Poppin” video

25 Sep

“Loyalty Will Always Conquer!” We Love Hip Hop Episode 26 with Knemesis & Baby Grhyme


Toronto, ON – Young Entrepreneurs and real AF! We get in depth with Knemesis AKA K-Fresh and his sister Baby Gryhme!

You can find the We Love Hip Hop podcast on iTunes and other outlets.

We Love Hip Hop Episode 26 with Knemesis & Baby Grhyme - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: R-Low Music’s Knemesis adds visuals to his “Back To Back” remix

22 Sep

Classified’s 2013 self-titled album is now certified Platinum in Canada


Enfield, NS – East coast rap star Classified release his 14th studio album back on Jan. 22, 2013 on Halflife Records and Universal Music Canada. Featuring the hit single, “Inner Ninja” (featuring David Myles), the project made its debut in the No. 1 spot on the Canadian Albums Chart, with “Inner Ninja” reaching the No. 5 spot on the Canadian Hot 100 singles chart. The song would also go on to win the 2013 Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year and has been certified Platinum 5x in digital downloads by Music Canada.

Now Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum Certification Program has announced that the Classified album has reached platinum status, tweeting out a congratulatory message to Class this past Wednesday. If you’re one of the last few people to check the project out, wait no further and head over to Spotify or iTunes to take it in.

Classified's 2013 self-titled album is now certified Platinum in Canada -
 HipHopCanada.com

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22 Sep

Yuh Yuh: Toronto’s Tha REAL K.I.D. of WaenGang releases new album


Toronto, ON – Don’t miss the official new studio project from WaenGang’s own Tha REAL K.I.D. The 8-track Yuh Yuh is limited to just one guest appearance (Tye) and is available now on Apple Music, iTunes and other digital outlets. Check below for the newly released single “For Life,” which also serves as the project’s introduction.

Yuh Yuh: Toronto's Tha REAL K.I.D. of WaenGang releases new album - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Listen to “High Grades” by WaenGang’s Tha REAL K.I.D.

22 Sep

9-0-Nickel’s Peter Jackson to headline Ottawa’s City Nightclub on Nov. 9


Ottawa, ON – Budding Canadian rap star Peter Jackson will be live in concert on Nov. 9 inside Ottawa’s City Nightclub (222 Slater St.) PJ is set to perform his new single “Vacation” which features Ottawa’s own Chrissy Spratt. Get your tickets now at TicketScene.ca. Click the jump below for the official flyer.

Peter Jackson to headline Ottawa's City Nightclub on Nov. 9 - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Watch the lyric video for Peter Jackson’s new single “Vacation” featuring Chrissy Spratt

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