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We Can: Kranium talks Tory Lanez, XXL’s Freshman list, Jamaican food & more

Ottawa, ON – Our friends over at Envy Magazine were on hand for the Ottawa debut of dancehall artist, Kranium. The Montego … Read More »

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EverythingOShauN discusses his two new tracks, working with Minty Burns & “Neva…

Earlier this month Brampton artist EverythingOShauN dropped a monstrous two-track release for … Read More »

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Is the grass greener on the other side? Buddah Abusah discusses his new track & outlo…

Fresh off the release of Buddah’s EP, Hamilton artist Buddah Abusah … Read More »

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The HipHopCanada recap of HOT 97 Summer Jam 2017

East Rutherford, NJ – Another moment in hip-hop history was made at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2017. With a plethora of lively … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews drops “Confessions” featuring Neon Dreams; pre-order album now

Quake Matthews drops “Confessions” featuring Neon Dreams; pre-order album now


28 Jun

Think about your ex and listen to 11:11’s new single “Good Love”

Toronto, ON – Delivering his first loosie of 2017, 11:11 finally dropped a new video single earlier this month titled “Good Love.”

Produced by Rob Holladay and directed by Zecko and Jonny Lingo, the “Good Love” visual plays out as a short film about the aftermath of a break up. It captures the seemingly impossible battle of trying to make it through the day while still clinging to the overwhelming flood of emotions and heartbreak. You put on the brave face until you get home. And that’s when you break down and cry.

Usually guys drop their sad boy tracks in the winter, favouring more upbeat jams in the summer time. But 11:11 kind of flipped the script on us, here. He dropped all his love songs back in November on the 11/11 EP, and now he’s catching the heavy, heartache feels.

Part of what makes 11:11 so special is his ability to tap into and convey his raw emotions. Whether he’s dropping songs about wanting to get married, being hopelessly in love, or (in the case of this song) obsessively lamenting over his ex, 11:11 has a very raw delivery. He has no qualms about admitting that he messed up the relationship and wants forgiveness. He wants the “Good Love” back. Check out the video after the jump, and go stream the single via Spotify.

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28 Jun

Listen to SARS Radio Ep. 96 & 97 with hosts TRA & DJ Law; Live Saturdays 6-8 p.m.

Toronto, ON – Just a few more episodes to go before the guys hit 100. The dedication to the scene needs to be applauded. SARS Radio Episode 96 and Episode 97 follow the same trend quality and consistency as previous shows with a hot selection of new and popular tunes. Each show also features regular segments including DJ Law’s Infection Needle mix and the SARS Radio Top 5.

Episode 96’s artwork features Juno Award-winning rapper Adam Bomb (Naturally Born Strangers) who recently dropped a collaborative album with fellow Freedom Writer (and producer), Big Sproxx. Bomb makes several appearances on the set list and is joined by T Gramz, Theology 3, J.O. Mairs, Infinite, DillanPonders, Baka Not Nice, Pressa, Tory Lanez, Peter Jackson and more. Bomb also cracked the Top 5, but the top spot went to Jay Whiss with “Welcome To The Life.” Episode 97 sees Jay Whiss drop to No. 5 while Bomb and Sproxx claim the No. 1 spot on the Top 5 with “Lemme Tell Em.” Gangis Khan (aka Camoflauge) comes in second with the hot new single, “Till I Die.” Canadian legend Michie Mee shows us she’s still got it with “Thank You,” and Drake’s boy Baka Not Nice lives up to the hype with “Liv Up To My Name” in the No. 4 spot. A huge line-up of tunes that you need to take in.

Catch SARS Radio live with TRA and DJ Law every Saturday between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Maximum FM.

SARS Radio – Episode 96

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27 Jun

Nicki Minaj (Career) Funeral! We Love Hip Hop Ep. 18 with Big Norm

Toronto, ON – This one was a special comedy/420 cooking/co-host birthday edition of We Love Hip Hop. Shouts to Big Norm for coming through and conversing with the man dem! He tells us how he recently got incarcerated/detained in Taiwan. He gives us the ups and downs of the comedy world as an Asian (Filipino) comic. Shout out Jonny Jibbz who was also in the building letting us know the preparation it took for his first battle rap appearance in GZ (KOTD) as a rapper, not as BeastMODE Battles league boss.

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27 Jun

Listen to Peter Rosenberg’s full Prodigy Tribute on Hot 97

New York, NY – After the recent passing of Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Peter Rosenberg put together a dope tribute to the LeFrak City-native. It features classic Mobb, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and more. Check it out below. R.I.P. Prodigy.

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27 Jun

Street anthem “100 Days” from Blockboi Twitch just got a visual treatment

Toronto, ON – Blockboi Twitch hails from Toronto’s Black Creek & Tretheway area, for those who know the Southside of Jane. The Toronto emcee has an aggressive and distinct flow that sets him apart, and “100 Days” is no exception. Blockboi Twitch considers himself a voice for the streets who aims to lead by example.

On his recent video release for the single, he elaborates, “I’m just talking to the people and showing my side of everyday life. It might be a struggle to some and might be great for others to live the fast/hustle/grind life and do what’s gotta be done to survive. So my first video and track I released from my upcoming mixtape is called “100 Days”. It’s just a new sound that makes us through to the next day. Showing the area I grew up in starting off with the new generation of the kids of the area to the older heads and giving you a breath of fresh air. I have a couple videos coming up this summer & new music so watch out for it.

Watch the video for “100 Days” below, and keep an eye out for a mixtape in the coming months from Blockboi.

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27 Jun

Bass N Tings is tomorrow! New playlist released featuring EverythingOShaun, EBHONI & more

Toronto, ON – In advance of tomorrow’s highly anticipated Bass N Tings festivities, we’ve got the certified Bass N Tings 2017 playlist courtesy of Xpress aka DJ XP.

The list includes all of the artists that will be performing at the event which takes place tomorrow, June 28, inside of Supermarket. That includes EverythingOShaun, Staasia Daniels, EBHONI, Haviah Mighty, Veronica, Negus, Aiona, LeftField Keele, Matt Muse and more. Check it out below.

Tickets to Bass N Tings are available here. Formerly “5ive”, Bass N Tings is a music festival put on by AreYouDownWithTheG and sponsored in part by HipHopCanada.

Tomorrow: Bass N Tings 2017 featuring EverythingOShaun, Staasia Daniels, EBHONI & more; Check out the playlist -

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27 Jun

FriDaiNite drops new “Free Da Guyz” freestyle off FN2 (aka FridaiNite2)

Toronto, ON – Toronto recording artist FriDaiNite returns with a quick promo video for the “Free Da Guyz” freestyle off his FN2 (FridaiNite2) EP project available on iTunes. Peep video below and check out EP if you haven’t already.

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27 Jun

Toronto’s $eptember stays super charged in new video “Nascars”

Toronto, ON – After the release of his recent collaboration with FriDaiNite of BFR called “Trap Chirpin,” Toronto artist $eptember drops off a new AShotByDoloJoint called “Nascars.”

In the video, it’s clear that $eptember and his entourage have made the upgrade from trap cars to Nascars, as the Toronto artist gives his take on luxury whips. $eptember told us via email, “It’s more like how life is on a everyday basis, constantly driving trying to progress and make things happen.

“Nascars” is off his forthcoming project (currently untitled) due out in near future. Peep video below.

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27 Jun

This is why Tierra Whack was the hidden gem find of Sled Island 2017

Calgary, AB – From June 21 – 25, the annual Sled Island music festival took over Calgary for a week of live music and performances at more than 35 different venues across the city.

The best hidden gem find of the 2017 festival, Philly artist Tierra Whack performed a 45 minute set that went off at Broken City at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Sled Island is really special because the festival’s mission is to give shine to artists on the come-up or artists from the underground. And part of that mission involves getting a guest artist to curate part of the line up.

This year, super-producer and Brainfeeder label king pin Flying Lotus was selected as both the festival headliner and guest curator. And Tierra Whack is one of the artists that Flying Lotus personally handpicked to perform on the line up.

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Photo by Sarah Jay

27 Jun

Song of The Day: TopLeft releases first single off M.I.C. Vol. 10, “Solidified” by T Gramz

Toronto, ON – Our Song of the Day is the first cut off of the upcoming TopLeft Recordings mixtape, M.ade I.n C.anada Volume 10. After initially kicking off the acclaimed mixtape series back in 2008, this next one will be the company’s 23rd project in total. Other releases in the catalogue include projects with Citizen Kane, Fish Grease, an R&B edition, and mixtapes dedicated to other themes. But the M.I.C. Series is certainly the cornerstone of TopLeft Recordings and has been a consistent point of quality Canadian hip-hop since day one. Fun fact: the old HipHopCanada message board plays into the story of how the series got started.

The first single off Vol. 10 is the Philthy Pro-produced “Solidified” by T Gramz. Definitely a great start to what could be the hottest edition of the series to date. Stay tuned for more.

M.I.C. Volume 10 will be dropping in a couple weeks, and features some heavy tracks from Citizen Kane, T Gramz, Theo3, Adam Bomb, Acetik, Daniel Son, Che Uno, Saipher Soze, Dre Barrs, Es, Kingcon, Staalin, NDRW, Reks, Chris Thomas, Noyz, 360 and Lee Ricks. Expect to hear three more singles leading up to the full release, available exclusively on HipHopCanada.

Song of The Day: TopLeft releases first single off M.I.C. Vol. 10, Solidified by T Gramz -

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