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UNCRWND Volume 4 gearing up to be one of the hottest events in Toronto this May

Toronto, ON – One of our new star contributors, Stefan Calabrese aka CALABRU, has a big event coming up that we’re thrilled … Read More »

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Catching up with Riff Raff: The road from Mad Decent signee to Neon Nation kingpin

Calgary, AB – Today marks the Calgary stop of Houston rapper Riff Raff’s four-month world tour. The Canadian leg, in particular, is … Read More »

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Being a Struggle Rapper isn’t necessarily a bad thing: KIV’s new mixtape explo…

At the beginning of April, London artist KIV dropped a brand new 10-track mixtape titled Struggle Rapper … Read More »

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Here’s what happened during the first ever Canadian Juggalo Weekend

Calgary, AB – It’s Friday afternoon around three o’clock and I’m walking towards Marquee Beer Market & Stage for day one of … Read More »

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Find A Way: Neon Dreams win Canadian Music Radio Award, shine at Juno Week

Find A Way: Neon Dreams win Canadian Music Radio Award, shine at Juno Week

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23 Apr

The Fate of the Furious album features Migos, Young Thug, Wiz Khalifa & more (Sponsored)


Los Angeles, CA – With the latest installment of the Fast & Furious series hitting theatres today, fans can expect another top notch soundtrack to go with it. The Fate of the Furious: The Album is packed with some of the biggest names on the scene today including Migos, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, G-Eazy, A Boggie wit da Hoodie, Ty Dolla Sign, 21 Savage and more.

The Fate of the Furious: The Album, coming through APG, Atlantic and UMG, is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and other major outlets.

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25 Apr

OSIYM teams up with Clairmont The Second for a strong performance on “Look at God”


Toronto, ON – Produced by Danthrax of Bass & Bakery, “Look at God” is the latest release from Toronto-based duo OSIYM (Out Of Sight, In Your Mind). Charlie Black and Nova are known for delivering the perfect blend of honest lyrics and party anthems, and they’re joined by Clairmont The Second on this new single for the perfect high-impact track.

Proving that there are so many untapped avenues of great rap coming out of central Canada, OSIYM deliver a worthy performance on “Look At God” as they easily navigate the sonic pockets with hard hitting bars, and witty lyricism. The duo warrant a closer look and more recognition, as they’re the rare breed of rappers who can switch up their approach effortlessly between boom bap and trap rap.

Stream the new single below, and keep these two in the front of your peripherals.

OSIYM teams up with Clairmont The Second for a strong performance on Look at God - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Apr

Ottawa’s ADUB releases new video for Archie Golden-produced “Run Up”


Stittsville, ON – Ottawa rapper ADUB and his squad get a game of paintball in at Delta Force Paintball as the backdrop to his new video for the Archie Golden-produced “Run Up.” The video was shot by Ottawa based Tacklebox Productions. ADUB has several videos in the bag and ready to go. Check out the new one below.

Ottawa's ADUB releases new video for Archie Golden-produced Run Up - HipHopCanada.com

25 Apr

My Level: Sauga City’s White previews My Turn mixtape with BrownGuyMadeIT-directed video


Mississauga, ON – Sauga City artist White has taken promotion of his forthcoming mixtape up a notch with the release of a new video directed by BrownGuyMadeIT. The song, “My Level,” was produced by Drew Taylor and will be featured on My Turn which is expected to be released sometime this summer. On top of the new video, White is giving fans a chance to make a quick c-note by helping the young artist get his hashtag out there:

Share this post with hashtag #besafe and have a chance to win a $100 email transfer winner announced may 7th. Share this video once a day until May 7th for your chance to win! This is my Thank You to those watching and sharing.

Sauga City's White previews My Turn mixtape with BrownGuyMadeIT-directed video - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Apr

Find A Way: Neon Dreams win Canadian Music Radio Award, shine at Juno Week


Halifax, NS – New chapters in the phenomenal success story of Neon Dreams continue to be written at a very rapid rate. At last week’s Canadian Music Week (CMW) in Toronto, the Halifax-based band won a Canadian Radio Music Award in the ‘Best New Group Dance/Urban/Rhythmic’ category, for their hit track “Marching Bands.”

The unsigned Neon Dreams emerged victorious against industry heavyweights PARTYNEXTDOOR, Shaun Frank, and Tory Lanez in the category, confirming the impressive inroads they have made in a short time.

Earlier in April, the group made a major mark at Juno Week in Ottawa. Their hectic schedule began with intimate performances on the Juno Express from Toronto to Ottawa, and included five other shows. Their most prestigious appearance was at the Gala Dinner, where they got to perform “Marching Bands” with Kardinal Offishall for the first time.

Neon Dreams win Canadian Music Radio Award, shine at Juno Week - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Apr

Freddie Gibbs makes his Edmonton debut during the YOL2 Canadian Tour


Edmonton, ABFreddie Gibbs hit Edmonton for the first time ever, in support of his latest project You Only Live 2wice. His stop at Union Hall (April 19) was one of several for the Canadian leg of the YOL2 Tour.

Supporting acts included local artists; Dizzy Mac, TK Cab’Ral & Zahr and Deezy Tha Don. Vernon, BC-bred TassNata also hit the stage as the official supporting artist for the Western Canada dates.

Gangsta Gibbs is no stranger on how to hype a crowd. He came through with mad energy, performing joints from his earlier albums ESGN, Shadow of a Doubt and Pinata, mixed with a few songs from his new album. What I found especially admirable was that Gibbs didn’t use a single back track for entire set, and the quality of his voice didn’t wave once.

While Gibbs definitely won the crowd over, his set was surprisingly short. He left his fans guessing after leaving the stage for a minute or two and then returning on two occasions. Not your conventional encore, but that’s exactly why we f*ck with Freddie.

You Only Live 2wice is available for purchase now. Check out our photo recap after the jump.

Freddie Gibbs Makes Edmonton Debut on the 'YOL2' Canadian Tour- HipHopCanada.com

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25 Apr

Song of the Day: Cashtro Crosby enlists Khamali Jordan for “Prelude” to Live From Neverland


Ottawa, ON – Our Song of the Day is a new record from Ottawa-based Pittsburgh-native, Cashtro Crosby. It serves as a prelude to his forthcoming album release, Live From Neverland, which is expected to receive a release date sometime next week.

“Live From Neverland (Prelude)” was produced by Khamali Jordan and the artwork was supplied by Mitchell Golding, the creative director at Ottawa-based NRML.

This record isn’t on the album, it was cut as more of a celebration for what you guys are about to hear to come with the next album Live From Neverland.

Ottawa's Cashtro Crosby teams up with Khamali Jordan for prelude to Live From Neverland album - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Apr

NUE wants to turn his wrist to “Alaska” on his new SAUCEboy produced single


Toronto, ON – Toronto newcomer NUE just released a brand new single titled “Alaska” (produced by SAUCEboy) off the forthcoming IROQUOIS LP.

“Alaska” is a summer bounce anthem with equal parts melodic rap-singing, hungry braggadocios bars, and smooth vibes. For the record… “Alaska” refers to NUE’s big rapper aspiration to have ice on his wrist: “Glowed up and gassed up/ Turn my wrist into Alaska.”

Forty seconds in, and NUE sets the mood with (probably) the best line of the whole song: “It’s an 808s & Heartbreak kind of day.” I’ve never heard anyone describe a vibe by comparing it to a Kanye album. But I get exactly the kind of day NUE is describing.

I feel like those 808s & Heartbreak vibes also translate through the song, which has a minimalistic sound, and more of an emotional undertone. There’s still that element of GTA-style mumble rap because NUE puts heavy use on those “Yuh! Yuh!” ad-libs that everyone seems to be using right now. But I think the guy just made a summer 2017 anthem. Check it out below.

ICYMI: You need to listen to the newly released Kiddo EP by Jessie Reyez - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Apr

Dkay introduces us to the Leftside with “Dáme”


Vancouver, BC – At only 23, Vancouver-based musician/creative Dkay has proven himself to be one of the most promising forces that is currently coming out of the West Coast. Following the premiere of the audio on Sirius XM, Shade 45, “Dáme” is the first visual release from the artists’ forthcoming EP, Rudeboy which is set to be released this coming summer. With a provoking Spanish translation of “give it to me,” and a noticeably charismatic hook, the track is sure to be a favourite of summer 2017.

The Brandon Ng-directed video follows Dkay’s navigation of advances from a multitude of female interests after using an alluring scent. Leading the Leftside Collective, Dkay’s confident bars warrants a closer look at the developments of the crew, and their collaborations between fashion and music on the West Coast. Something tells us this won’t be the last we hear of Dkay this summer.

Watch “Dáme” below.

Dkay introduces us to the Leftside with Dáme - HipHopCanada.com

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24 Apr

You need to listen to the Kiddo EP by Jessie Reyez because it will make you feel all the feelings


Toronto, ON – At the end of last week, Toronto songstress Jessie Reyez dropped a brand new EP titled Kiddo.

The 7-track project was executive produced by Tim Suby and serves as a raw, emotive, in-depth offering of Jessie’s artistry. Up until this point, we’ve only seen two singles from Jessie – “Figures” and “Shutter Island” – as well as a bunch of features with Allan Rayman, and a handful of appearances with other artists like Junia-T and Arin Ray.

Stream the EP below via Spotify, and read our in-depth review of the project after the jump.

ICYMI: You need to listen to the newly released Kiddo EP by Jessie Reyez - HipHopCanada.com

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24 Apr

Ottawa’s DaBoiLoc goes “Cross Country” with new RealCity411-directed video


Ottawa, ON – Ottawa rapper DaBoiLoc of Triple L Music Group teamed up with Real City 411 once again for his latest visual release. You can check out the “Cross Country” video below.

Ottawa's DaBoiLoc goes Cross Country on RealCity411-directed video - HipHopCanada.com

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