Vancouver, BC – Recently launched Vancouver-based collective Coolaid has announced the first of six events they are throwing that aim to bring together the city’s hip-hop scene through a series of curated music / art shows.
The first instalment will be on Saturday November, 5th at Fortune Sound Club and will have Toronto rapper Devontée headlining the evening withDkay, ninetyfour, Immerze, RobotSexMusic, Loonie Blue, Junny Kim and live painting by Jace Kim.
Doors open at 7pm and tickets can be purchased at the door.
Toronto, ON – Following the release of Peach Panther in June, RiFF RaFF returns with his second project of 2016 titled BALLOWEEN.
BALLOWEEN comes to us less than a week before Halloween 2016. The tape is a collaborative effort between RiFF RaFF and his DJ, DJ Afterthought. The album features a long star-studded list of appearances from guys including Skepta, Quavo, Lil B, and Trae the Truth, along with production courtesy of Sonny Digital, Calvin Harris, Diplo, and more.
The project also features an appearance from SmashMouth Music Group producer M Mac, with his “Lil Momma” remix listed as the seventeenth track.
The remix originally appeared as “Lil Mama I’m Sorry (M Mac ‘Konami® Codeine’ Remix)” on M Mac’s 2015 released project entitled The Remix EP. Stream BALLOWEEN below via Spotify. And if you haven’t scoped The Remix EP yet, get on that ASAP.
Vancouver, BC – If you were not one of the lucky people that was able to take in Chance the Rapper’s equally personal and epic performance at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre last night, you missed out. There is something almost ironic to me that he is named Chance the Rapper. His music, his message, and style reach far beyond the realms of the rap game. Chance is a visionary, a poet and a preacher who is breaking down barriers across multiple creative platforms. He is creating his own path and pioneering a new genre of Gospel Rap with a twist of soul, juke and jazz. Likewise he is putting on performances that are challenging our expectations and fundamental understandings of hip-hop as a whole.
“My name is Chance The Rapper. I’m from Chicago Illinois. And I’m Weird. Vancouver, welcome to the Magnificent Coloring World Tour.“
Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Tory Lanez hit us with a double release for two new records: “Look No Further” and “TIME.”
Tory is currently on his I Told You Tour in support of his just-released debut album. But he wanted to make sure he had some new music for the fans. Tory went on Twitter and sent out this tweet: “some shyt just cant wait until fargo friday. yall need this now. 2 new joints.”
Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada has teamed up with Toronto up-and-comer Dame Price (of Once Upon a Grind) to bring you the premiere double release of “All I Want 2 Be” and “Miss So-So”.
These two tracks come to us off of Dame’s forthcoming EP, slated for release on Nov. 23. “All I Want 2 Be” is a classic turn up track that doubles as a record about overcoming hardships. Dame finesses about obtaining success and living life on his own terms.
“Miss So-So” is a nod to anyone out there whose ever tried to make it work with someone who wasn’t able to support the dream. It’s a reflection on moving past those relationships to get to your goals; and seeing the person moving on to a less ambitious “so so” life.
Check out “All I Want 2 Be” and “Miss So-So” below, and peep our Q&A with Dame Price after the jump.
Toronto, ON – JUNO Award winner Tona has been working hard to promote his new album, The Ivy League, as well as the project’s latest single, the Fixaveli-assisted “Red Eye.” Now Tona is promoting a remix of the Beatchild-produced tune, accompanied by veteran Toronto aficionado Kardinal Offishall as well as veteran supreme lyricist Richie Sosa.
The original Red Eye can be found on iTunes with the rest of The Ivy League project, and the remix can be found on there now as well.
The “Red Eye” remix is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Toronto, ON – On Oct. 22, Toronto artist Classik (formerly Big C) released his latest video for “Need That”.
The track was produced by Superstaar Beats, and comes to us off the just-released new Gravity album (which is available via Bandcamp over here).
“Need That” is a record about money, and how it always seems like guys will do anything for the paper chase. Classik delivers a very introspective track about his motivations. He’s doing what he does out of his love for the craft; not in hopes of getting a big paycheque at the end of the day. Watch the video for “Need That” below, and peep our Q&A with Classik after the jump.
Toronto, ON – Earlier this month Toronto artist Midnight teamed up with Ty Senoj for this new single titled “Throw Dat Back.”
“Throw Dat Back” is a downtempo smoked out record for all the sad boys out there still caught up in feelings for their exes. The track hits heavy with the hope that Midnight’s former girl will throw it back for him like she used to. He misses that.
This track actually came about accidentally for Midnight. He hit the studio with Ty and wound up with this beat in his possession. From there, he wrote his bars and recorded the track on the same day. Check out “Throw Dat Back” below and peep our Q&A with Midnight after the jump.