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If you never get a chance to see the Flatbush ZOMBiES live, you’re BetterOffDEAD

Calgary, AB – On July 23, the good folks over at Boodang, DubSac, SP, The Supreme Hustle, and Nightshift Entertainment teamed up … Read More »

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Under Pressure’s 20th Anniversary to feature Q-Bert, Kool Herc, Theo3 & more

Montreal, QC – You won’t find too many festivals out there that properly showcase each of the 4 … Read More »

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Meek Mill vs. Drake: Ghostwriting & The Missing DWMTM Tweet

Op-ed commenting on the Meek-Mill Drake situation … Read More »

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Amidst controversy: Kanye West, Pitbull & Serena Ryder to close out Pan Am Games

Toronto, ON – Kanye West will be closing out the 2015 Pan Am Games on July 26 along with Miami’s Pitbull and … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

ReverbNation Feature: Former ‘Nova Scotia Entertainer of Year’ Three Sheet wit

ReverbNation Feature: Former ‘Nova Scotia Entertainer of Year’ Three Sheet wit

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29 Jul

Maestro Fresh Wes featured on Exclaim! TV’s Sweet 16s (hosted by King Reign)


Toronto, ON – The Godfather of Canadian hip-hop, Maestro Fresh Wes, is the latest artist featured on Exclaim! TV’s Sweet 16s, filmed in collaboration with Reign Media. Hosted by Toronto rapper King Reign, the episode features Stro spitting his favourite 16 and talking hip-hop and musical influences. He also reveals some great info for future hip-hop trivia: before he was Fresh Wes, Maestro went by the names Melody MC and Melody Superstar.

He’s currently promoting his latest release, Compositions Vol. 1 EP, available here.

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29 Jul

Drake releases another Meek Mill diss, “Back To Back (Freestyle)”


Toronto, ON – As if “Charged Up” was too vague, or not a big enough burn for his liking, Drake decides to rip into Meek Mill and company again with a new freestyle uploaded to the OVO SoundCloud early Wednesday. In “Back To Back” Drake pulls no punches as he addresses the beef, Meek’s realtionship with Nicki Minaj and the fact that we still haven’t even heard a reply to “Charged Up” (aside from “previewing” a Drake diss called “Beautiful Nightmare” that features 15-seconds of screaming and the words “Here it gooooooooo lets get it”).

Even the song’s artwork throws some shade at the Philly rapper. It features a photo of Toronto Blue Jay, Joe Carter, shortly after Carter hit a 3-run walk off home run to win the 1993 World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

“Back To Back (Freestyle)” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers / you gettin’ bodied by a singin’ nigga” – Drake

Drake releases another Meek Mill diss, Back To Back (Freestyle) - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Jul

Self Hired & Terell Safadi team up for apparel x album release party July 31


Vancouver, BC – Fly clothes and dope raps go together like Bey and Jay – a harmonious partnership where one essential force compliments the other.

When we found out the two of Vancity’s nicest were teaming up for an exclusive release party on July 31st, we had to spread the word.

We’ve supported these cats from day one and with the launch of their latest apparel line Self Hired will be showing off the new goods in Fortune Sound Club’s project space this coming Friday, July 31st. And if that’s not hot enough on it’s own, Vancouver emcee Terell Safadi will be in the cut keeping the place lit with joints from his recently released project When I Get To LA.

Support your local hustlers by coming through Fortune this Friday. It’s almost guaranteed you’ll see and hear something you can’t live without.

Self Hired & Terell Safadi team up for apparel x album release party July 31 - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Jul

Checkmate drops second single “Adventures of the Fly” from forthcoming album


Vancouver, BC – Taking on both producer and emcee roles, Checkmate drops a new single titled “Adventures of the Fly.”

This track is the second single from Check’s upcoming project The Green Tapes – dropping soon. Take a listen to “Adventures of the Fly” below.

Checkmate drops second single

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28 Jul

Toronto’s Scrwg Scrilla & Top Gunna team up for new video “Wolves”


Toronto, ON – Fresh new visuals coming outta the 6ix. Brought to you by ABK in association with Parma Media, “Wolves” features veteran rapper Scrwg Scrilla and DGC’s Top Gunna. Big shouts to Dubill Up Productions. Check out “Wolves” after the jump.

Toronto's Scrwg Scrilla & Top Gunna team up for the Wolves video - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Jul

Review: Talib Kweli Gives Vancouver a re-up on conscious hip-hop


Vancouver, BC – If you have the opportunity, get yourself to a Talib Kweli show right now. Wherever you may be on the globe.

The socially conscious Brooklyn rapper / holy grail of hip-hop was presented to Vancouver on a silver platter this weekend by #BlueprintLive & CO:LAB with the platter being the super intimate stage at Venue Nightclub. Activist hip-hop darling of the 2000s, Kweli, is back with a new album, Radio Silence, set to drop later this year. The rapper’s new work has plans to gain some heat as he tours North America, Europe and Australia well into the year’s end.

Review: Talib Kweli Gives Vancouver a re-up on conscious hip-hop -HipHopCanada

Photography by Kyle Ng for YouKnowIGotSoul.com

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28 Jul

Don Mulatto drops his “Bails & Yams” video in support of the Donny Snowbirds EP


Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Representing from Sudbury to The Soo, Don Mulatto drops off his latest video in support of his next project. After making noise with his Thing’s Happen In The Dark EP, Donny is currently preparing for the self-titled Donny Snowbird EP, coming soon. The latest video, “Bails & Yams,” was directed by NdotTV and the song was produced by Zaytoven and Cassius Jay. Check it out after the jump.

Don Mulatto releases Bails & Yams off the Donny Snowbirds EP - HipHopCanada.com

28 Jul

Review: Missy Elliott and Kendrick Lamar close Pemberton Music Festival


Pemberton, BC – Two of our most fond Pemberton Music Festival memories come via the incomparable Kendrick Lamar and his performance on closing day of Pemberton 2015. Not to mention seeing legend, Missy Elliot, in the flesh and watch her absolutely destroy the stage. We have to say, day four was a day to top all shows, so we recapped both performances from Lamar and Elliot below. Peep that after the jump.

Pemberton Music Festival Missy Elliott and Kendrick Lamar (Live) [Photos]

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28 Jul

Photo recap: Pemberton Music Festival with De La Soul, J.Cole, Run The Jewels, Ludacris and more


Pemberton, BC – Hip-hop was alive and well at this year’s Pemberton Music Festival in beautiful Pemberton, BC. From J. Cole to A$AP Ferg, the list was stacked for Canada’s largest four-day music festival, which took place over July 16 – 19th weekend.

With all the amazing acts scheduled it was hard to narrow down a favourite so we had our man on the cam, Jamie Sands, front and centre to document his ultimate must sees of Pemberton 2015. Below you can find a photo recap with G-Eazy, Earl Sweatshirt, Bas and Run The Jewels. Want more? How does Kid Cudi, PartyNextDoor (looking like blondes have more fun), Kid Cudi and Ludacris sound?

Pemberton Music Fest 2015 was a totally epic weekend – stay tuned for our review of day four with Kendrick Lamar and Missy Elliot and peep the photo recap below.

Pemberton Music Festival (Live) [Photos]

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28 Jul

Sam Lucia drops “Blue Pluto” from upcoming album Baby Boy


Vancouver, BC – One of Vancouver’s own rapper/singer/songwriters, Sam Lucia, is getting ready to drop his upcoming album Baby Boy later this year. Peep the album’s single “Blue Pluto” below.

Blue Pluto - Sam Lucia [Audio]  - HipHopCanada.com

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