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KMPNY is coming: The emerging Toronto duo talks fake love, unity & their debut single…

Toronto, ON – The beginning of May 2017 marked the debut single release from emerging Toronto duo KMPNY (pronounced “company”).
The rapper-producer … Read More »

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Daddy Issues: Wasiu talks about making psychological rap that’s disguised as strippe…

Montreal, QC – At the beginning of the month, Montreal artist Wasiu released a new single titled “Daddy Issues.”
The track was produced … Read More »

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CRTC kills funding for MuchFACT & BravoFACT; Sign the Change.org petition

Ottawa, ON – It goes without saying, MuchFACT has been a vital tool in the development of the Canadian hip-hop scene. Without … Read More »

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VNCHY discusses Money Baby: “Although money can give you anything, it is far from ev…

Toronto, ON – At the end of last month, Toronto artist VNCHY teamed up with S.L.M.N. and GoldenBoy for a brand … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

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28 May

The King & I: Faith Evans unveils her duets album with The Notorious B.I.G. (Sponsored)


Los Angeles, CAFaith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G. famously met at a photo shoot in 1994 and were married nine days later. What followed would become one of the most legendary love stories in hip-hop history.

Evans has now, 20 years after B.I.G.’s still unsolved murder, created THE KING & I, a new album that tells the story of their life together. The album’s 25 tracks feature newly recorded vocals by Evans melded with vocals by Biggie Smalls, some well-known but also a selection of rare and unheard rhymes from the B.I.G. vault.

Faith Evans unveils her long-awaited duets album with The Notorious B.I.G., The King & I (Sponsored) - HipHopCanada.com

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28 May

Toronto up-and-comer Frē Harrow releases EP debut, Backflips over Billboard


Toronto, ON – From the very mention of the name Frē Harrow, it’s hard not to be intrigued even further. What’s with the line over the ‘e,’ anyways?

Pronounced as Free, Harrow’s name only begins to scratch the surface of a very interesting soundscape that he remains exclusively responsible for.

Frē Harrow has been producing, writing and recording his own music for more than a decade almost entirely on his own. After taking some extended time away to better perfect his craft and network with industry heavy-hitters, he has released a project that is sure to please new and existing listeners alike.

Backflips over Billboard is a 7-song EP in which Harrow has taken popular billboard-charting hits from the realms of hip-hop, R&B, and pop music and created fresh, original songs with innovative twists in terms of content and musical style.

Toronto Hip-Hop artist Frē Harrow announces release of his first 7-song EP Backflips over Billboard - HipHopCanada.com

28 May

KMPNY is coming: The emerging Toronto duo talks fake love, unity & their debut single with 24Hrs


Toronto, ON – The beginning of May 2017 marked the debut single release from emerging Toronto duo KMPNY (pronounced “company”).

The rapper-producer duo of Czech Royalty and Justin Alexis teamed up with buzzing Atlanta artist 24Hrs to release their first ever single release, “On Road.”

The track is an emotive, downtempo anthem laced with 808s and heavy, dark vibes. The track serves as commentary on fake love; a salute to those who have been “on road” since day one, and a shot fired at all the fake friends who just want to hop on the wave.

HipHopCanada was fortunate enough to catch up with KMPNY this week for their first ever on-the-record interview as a duo. We discussed the formation of KMPNY, the guys’ work process, fake love, the irrelevance of genre, and more.

Since the KMPNY mission statement is so deeply rooted in unity (“two is better than one”), the guys have requested this interview be published as an interview with KMPNY (as one whole unit) as opposed to an interview with separate input from Czech and Justin. See how it all went down after the jump.

Toronto-based duo Kmpny makes their debut with this 24Hrs assisted single

“We constantly bring new ideas to the table and we come to conclusions together, with each other’s company. You could go so far as to say that we’re on the same frequency.”
– KMPNY

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28 May

Montreal’s DJ Praiz & Wundrkut showcase skills in new “turntablism” video, “It Goes Like”


Vancouver, BC – The latest collaboration efforts from Montreal-native DJ Praiz and Surrey, BC-born Wundrkut, the 2006 Canadian DMC champ. Combining musicianship and turntablism to bring you something very unique and pleasing to your ears. “It Goes Like” was shot and edited by by Civillian, on location at Shop Wrong in Vancouver. Check it out below.

Montreal's DJ Praiz & Wundrkut showcase skills in new turntablism video, It Goes Like - HipHopCanada.com

28 May

Watch the “Paper Chaser” video by Toronto’s Drew James


Toronto, ON – Ruff Ryders recording artist and Caviar Music Group CEO, Drew James, has been getting a lot of shine off the “Paper Chaser” video he released back in April. The video recently surpassed the 30K view count and has racked up another three thousand on YouTube. “Paper Chaser” will be featured on RR3D, a mixtape to support Ruff Ryders 3D Canada “Lock Off 2017” presented by Ruff Ryders 3D Canada and MyLimeRadio. That’s expected to drop June. Check out the video below.

Watch the Paper Chaser video by Toronto's Drew James - HipHopCanada.com

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27 May

One Long Dream: SonReal releases “Potential” video in support of new project


Vancouver, BCSonReal jumped on Twitter yesterday to release his new Dane Collison-directed video for “Potential.”

Potential out world wide now. We shot this shit in China man!!!!! One of the greatest expiriences of my life.

One Long Dream is coming.

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27 May

Snak The Ripper announces 32 dates Canadian tour kicking off in Vancouver on July 6


Vancouver, BC – Stealth Bomb’s Snak The Ripper and Good Friday Entertainment recently announced Snak’s forthcoming Canadian tour which will be reaching over 30 dates. Kicking off inside Vancouver’s Red Room Ultra Bar on July 6, the cross-country campaign will feature special guests Jaclyn Gee, D-Rec and Junk (special dates only). It’s a mix of all ages and 19+ events including stops in 6 Canadian provinces. Unfortunately the East Coast isn’t included on this leg of the tour, but we’re told plans are in the works to get Snak over there in the near future.

Short of more dates being added, the Snak The Ripper tour is currently scheduled to end on August 13 inside Williams Lake, BC’s CJ’s venue for an all ages show. You can find the full tour listing after the junk link below.

Snak The Ripper announces 32 dates Canadian tour kicking off in Vancouver on July 6 - HipHopCanada.com

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27 May

Dkay and the Leftside collective put on for Vancouver in “Westhill”


Vancouver, BC – Following the recent success of “Dáme” – Vancouver-based musician/creative Dkay returns with the second release from his upcoming EP, Rudeboy. “Westhill” is a defining visual for Dkay that shows the power of influence that the Leftside movement wields over the direction of West Coast culture. Set in the West End of Vancouver or the “Westhills”, the area is typically known as the heart of Vancouver’s high-culture and partying scene.

Director of Photography Jeff Zwicker sets the tone of “Westhill” to perfectly depict Dkay’s confident and inclusive creative approach. Produced by the artist himself, and co-founder Keyon Slowly, these two characteristics have made the Leftside movement one that fans and newcomers are inclined to follow, and have kept Dkay rising in his following.

View “Westhill” after the drop.

Dkay and the Leftside collective put on for Vancouver in Westhill - HipHopCanada.com

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27 May

Mississauga’s Khaliowe has a lot to offer on his new single “Love for the Soul”


Mississauga, ON – “Love for the Soul” is the first single off Khaliowe‘s upcoming EP, The Way. If it’s any inclination of what’s coming – we’re ready for it. The Mississauga artist weaves a tribute for his love of music through the bars, and draws similarities from his love for women. In our correspondence he describes that on “Love for the Soul” he wanted to move in the opposite direction from the degradation of women in rap songs.

Bringing the vibes on this Westley Nines-produced new track, and Khaliowe elaborates, “I wanted to write about something I could pour my heart into. I love music for where it has taken me, done to me, and let me express.” His new EP is set to be released on August 28th. Until then, you can stream “Love for the Soul” below.

Mississauga's Khaliowe has a lot to offer on his new single Love for the Soul - HipHopCanada.com

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27 May

Seth Kay delivers another hitter from the Northside camp with “No. 5 Orange”


Vancouver, BC – Seth Kay seems to have no intentions of slowing down. The Northside leader dropped his new single this week, and we’ve had it on rotation ever since. Debuting “No. 5. Orange” at the infamous No. 5 strip club this past Thursday, the Vancouver artist is thinking out of the box and pushing the community with him.

Probably the only Vancouver artist to rap about that specific venue, this new single follows the successful release of “Northside” as well as a collaborative lifestyle brand that you can find here. With obvious power moves being made from the Northside, we’re looking forward to seeing what he does next.

Stream the single below.

Seth Kay delivers another hitter from the Northside camp with No. 5 Orange - HipHopCanada.com

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