Toronto, ON – From Toronto to Brownsville! Our Song of the Day is the latest single from Fortunato (Angerville/KOTD), teaming up with New York underground legend Sean Price (aka Ruck of Heltah Skeltah), for a gritty new cross-country collaboration attacking aspects of the hip-hop scene that they’re unhappy with. The video for the Sean One-produced “Don’t Drink The Kool-Aid” was shot in Brooklyn by Spanish Fly Media and enlists the comedic stylings of Sergio Chicon (Comedy Central, MTV) to help illustrate their point.
Fortunato is also gearing up for a string of European performances with another group of legends, Onyx, for their Against All Authorities Tour. It kicks off in Stockholm, Sweden on May 14 and moves on to various other countries including Lithuania, Ireland, Poland, Romania and Croatia. Shouts to Good Friday Entertainment! You can find the tour dates below, along with the video.
The track is the first single off Fortunato and Sean One’s joint venture, the Blue Collar EP.
Toronto, ON - Up-and-coming rapper B.Ha recently released new visuals for his track titled “Some Days.” B.Ha goes in on a head-shaking soul bounce beat and gets heavy on us: “Some days/ Want to give it all back/ And some days I just want to quit rap.”
This song bodies the push-and-pull of life that keeps us on our toes. Some days we’re so certain we know what we want, and other days everything is a big void of confusion.
The video was directed and edited by Toronto Film School student Gursim Kainth. And just so y’all know, Gursin is the cousin of the homie GiNZ (who is frequently featured here on HHC). Shout-out to the Kainth fam. I see y’all putting on for Canadian hip-hop. Check out the video after the jump.
Calgary, AB – On Apr. 30, the good people over at Marquee Beer Market & Stage, Two Towers, and One Entertainment bring Terror Squad Entertainment kingpin Fat Joe to Calgary for a show at Marquee (4630 Macleod Trail S).
Doors to the venue open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available for purchase on Ticketfly, as well as through all official Two Towers and One Entertainment reps. And in case you missed the memo: we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to the show. So holler at us for a chance to win those, and check out all of the event information after the jump.
Vancouver, BC – Straight from the Bronx, Fat Joe is making his way to the Northwest for a handful of shows and we want to make sure our reader get the hook up.
Tour dates for Fat Joe start in Seattle at Nector Lounge on April 28th making way to Vancouver’s Venue Nightclub on April 29th, Calgary’s Marquee on April 30th and finally Edmonton’s Encore on May 1st.
We’re giving away 2 pairs of tickets to each Canadian date, so peep the contest rules after the jump.
Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn rapper Nyco King (who is signed to Toronto’s Gypsy Co-op Music) just released new visuals for his track titled “Her Action.” This video serves as the sequel to Nyco’s early 2015-released “ODB” tribute track. And this is sexy AF.
“Her Action” is a female worship song with a really aggressive undertone: “Just say what you need/ I’m ‘a do it all night/ To the point you can’t speak.”
“Her Action” will appear on Nyco’s debut mixtape entitled King Me x Crown Me. The track was produced by Kelly Portis, and the video was directed by Nyco King and shot by Manee Osman. Check it out after the jump.
Burlington, ON – Luxe Taylor (formerly Luc Toews) recently released new visuals on us for his track titled “No I.D.” This video is all about identity. Hence the title “No I.D.” Just had to point that out.
The song stems from the whole ego-induced belief some rappers have that EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW WHO THEY ARE BECAUSE THEY ARE A RAPPER. Anyways, Luxe took that, added in some flex, and rolled with it: “F**k ya’ll/ This one here for me/ Everywhere I go, go hassle free/ They can tell by the ego/ Don’t need I.D./ Tell by the ego/ Don’t need I.D.”
Spoiler alert: Luxe intuitionally made that hook a reference to Freud. Because EGO and ID. Love it. Check it out after the jump.
Montreal, QC – Earlier on this month, Sam I Am Montolla dropped a new video on us for her single titled “Show Ya Light.” This is the second single off of Sam I Am Montolla’s Made Her EP.
“Show Ya Light” is a smooth soul-shaking R&B track with Afro-jam beats. The production comes to us freshly cooked up from Shash’U, who y’all might recognize as one of the up-and-comers on the Fool’s Gold roster.
The video was directed by Nik Brovkin from OverTheBreaks. The video was filmed by Annick MF GOLD and Mariel Rosenbluth, and edited by Annick MF GOLD and Nik Brovkin. Check it out after the jump.
Edmonton, AB – In the little hub that is Edmonton’s hip-hop scene, it takes an artist of a certain caliber to bring the masses together in one room. That artist was Travi$ Scott, who made his debut at the YEG Event Centre on April 25, brought to you by the good folks at De Lux Entertainment, Macc Promotions and Substance Group. When the show was first announced last month, the buzzing reaction through social media was a good indication that this show was going to be ill.
Although I was aware of his popularity as a producer and an MC, Travi$ wasn’t necessarily a rapper I had been messing with. When HipHopCanada got the call to sponsor the event, I was eager to start my homework. After listening to his mixtapes Days Before Rodeo and Owl Pharaoh, along with some YouTube views of his performances during The Rodeo Tour – I couldn’t believe I had slept on him this entire time.