slide 1

New York rapper Troy Ave talks Canadian Tour, White Christmas 3, Young Lito & more

Ottawa, ON – BSB Records rapper Troy Ave was recently in the Nation’s Capital for the second date of his White Christmas … Read More »

slide 1

2016 JUNO Awards: Drake, Kardinal, k-os & more nominated for Rap Recording of the Yea…

Toronto, ON – After months of waiting patiently, CARAS has finally revealed the nominations for the 2016 JUNO Awards taking place in … Read More »

slide 1

Understanding Summer Sixteen: With Meek Mill digested, Drake sets his sights on bigger tar…

Listening to Episode 14 of OVO Sound Radio earlier tonight, it’s clear … Read More »

slide 1

Night Lovell talks “Dark Light” hitting a million views, Young Thug, Jazz Cart…

Here’s an understatement: Night Lovell had a big year in 2015. From releasing … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

.

8 Feb

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Killing”


Halifax, NSAldean Alliston aka AL Boogie has been honing his craft for years mixing it up with the likes of Quake, his blood bother Miracle, Ghettochild, The IV League and R$ $mooth. He’s been a beast with the wordplay for a while and he’s starting to release new music under his own Looney Bin imprint. “Make A Killing,” produced by Epik, was shot by WordOfMouthMedia.

Halifax's Aldean Allison aka AL Boogie releases releases visuals for Epik-produced Make A Killing - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Producer/MC Cess’s 18-track project RISE showcases some of the East Coast’s best

8 Feb

#BigTicket: Eternia & MoSS to headline with support from OSIYM, Blaq August & more


Toronto, ON – It’s that time of the month again! Toronto’s infamous #BigTicket monthly hip-hop series is back once again with another incredible line-up on Friday, Feb. 26.

This time MoSS & Eternia the headlining duties which will include a performance and beat showcase. The supporting cast includes OSIYM, Blaq August, Chop-Z, TRPL-R and TrillGod6ix. And along with those performances, K-Fresh and Staalin will be premiering their latest videos for “Green Light” and “Grand Entrance,” respectively. Music will be supplied by resident and award-winning DJ Law.

Doors open at 10 p.m. and the show kicks off at 11. This is a 19+ event so bring ID. Bottle and VIP service is available.

#BigTicket: Eternia & MoSS headline with support from OSIYM, Blaq August & more - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Hip-hop series #BigTicket is back with JD Era, Kayo & more on Nov. 27

8 Feb

Jaclyn Gee catches feelings on “FML”


Vancouver, BC – Stealth Bomb sweetheart Jaclyn Gee just dropped a bouncy new video for her pop anthem “FML” from her most recent album Gypsy Rose. Miss Gee makes her way through the feels of being in love in the candy-coated Stuey Kubrick visuals.

This video is working for the young hustle babe in all the right ways. Aside from the fact that she’s totally adorable “FML” puts Jaclyn at the height of her game. Peep the video below.

Related Post: Snak The Ripper, Caspian, Jaclyn Gee & more in Fort McMurray on April 29 [News]

8 Feb

Dope Piece has a new #dopeace project coming out & he is drinking up the “Tanqueray”


St. John’s, NL – One of my favourite up-and-comers of 2015, Dope Piece just dropped his latest single titled “Tanqueray” (produced by Mike’L) off the forthcoming #dopeace project.

This song serves as an ode to the cult classic big green bottle of gin with a 40%+ alcohol content. This song also commentates on what happens when everyone gets sloppy drunk together…guaranteed some Tanqueray-sponsored sh*t is going to go down.

Shout-out (as always) to the man Vater for sending this video my way and keeping me in-the-loop with the East Coast. Vater is a legend. Now peep “Tanqueray” below.

Dope Piece is drinking up the

Related Post: Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2015

8 Feb

Song of the Day: Derek Wise is “GLAM” with new Tommy Kruise-produced single


Toronto, QCDerek Wise and Tommy Kruise are two of the most intriguing and creative talents coming out of their respective cities. Both dark and mysterious, but certainly unique in their own right. Wise, a lyricist from the downtown Kensington Market core of Toronto, and Kruise, a trillwave production savage coming out of Montreal (by way of small-town Quebec).

Wise might have already made a bigger name for himself had it not been for some unforeseen setbacks in 2014 that would slow things down. To say the least, it couldn’t of come at a worse time since songs like “KENZO” and “Hunnid” had him really poised for bigger things. But Wise fans will be happy to learn that a source has confirmed that those legals headaches are long behind him and he’s more determined then ever to take the city by storm. Meanwhile Kruise shows why he’s one of the top based (cloud rap) beatsmiths coming up; whatever you want to call that particular hip-hop sub-genre. Kruise is unquestionably in his own lane, but that new age, spaced out sound is doing wonders for his stock value… influential people are taking notice, and fast.

So our Song of the Day is a new collaboration between the two rising stars, with more hopefully in the works. With “GLAM,” the XO-affiliate informs an unlucky soul that he’s been played and that his now ex-girlfriend is rolling with Wise. “GLAM” is featured on the new Derek Wise EP, Glam Wave. Click here to take it on or check out the single below.

Trillwave: Derek Wise brings the GLAM with new Tommy Kruise-produced single - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Runnin’ It: Derek Wise gets back on track with the Glam Wave EP

8 Feb

Runnin’ It: Derek Wise gets back on track with the Glam Wave EP


Toronto, ON – Originally uploaded to SoundCloud late 2015 as a 3-song release, Derek Wise finally settled on 6-tracks for the final version of his new Glam Wave EP. In true Wise form, the project has zero guest appearances but it packs a punch with a roster of talented producers including Urs Truli, Tommy Kruise, Geoff Wood and France’s Ikaz Boi.

Wise has the hip-hop blog’s on standby and that’s a key step to climbing the ladder. Some of the more popular hip-hop spots are already singing the Toronto MCs praises. Pigeons and Planes noted that Wise’ “lyrical delivery is consistently adventurous but settles into enough of a groove to compliment the ambient qualities of the instrumentals.” And HypeTrak, describing Wise as one of the most talented artists in Toronto, praised the young talent’s “melodic, triplet flows” delivered over “hazy yet hard-hitting instrumentals.

You can check out the Glam Wave EP below.

Runnin' It: Derek Wise gets back on track with the Glam Wave EP - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Song of the Day: Derek Wise is “GLAM” with new Tommy Kruise-produced single

6 Feb

Swisslizz showed up with some game on his new EP, Tales From 25


Vancouver, BC – Over the last two weeks we’ve seen a slew of new releases within the Vancouver hip-hop scene. Many of our well-known local emcees have dropped new projects in an attempt to bring some fresh competition to the game. The collaborative support that we’re seeing between local artists is a refreshing change heading early into 2016. Last week we released some words on the release of Raeliss’ new mixtape, which features production by Shah and Swisslizz. This week we’re here to introduce Swisslizz‘ latest EP Tales From 25 which also has production by Vancouver-based producer, Shah. The project is an equally well-produced product which establishes a strong identity for Swisslizz, and one which inserts a unique and melodically-inspired rap tone to diversify the generally unsaturated local scene.

Swisslizz showed up with some game on his new EP Tales From 25 - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Raeliss drops some R&B gold with the release of mixtape Every Body Know I’m Dope

6 Feb

No Rush: Tyler Durand gears up for his Elephants Got Wings EP with a new lyric video


Brantford, ON – With his new Elephants Got Wings EP set to drop Saturday, Feb .13, seasoned lyricist and songwriter Tyler Durand releases a slick lyric video for “No Rush.” The Dumas Harshaw-produced single features Toronto vet iLLVibe. Check it out after the jump.

Aside from his music career, Durand is also the owner of upstart creative brand MAWLife Clothing. Follow him on Twitter for the latest developments on the brand.

No Rush: Tyler Durand gears up for his Elephants Got Wings EP with new lyric video - HipHopCanada.com

6 Feb

New York rapper Troy Ave talks Canadian Tour, White Christmas 3, Young Lito & more


Ottawa, ON – BSB Records rapper Troy Ave was recently in the Nation’s Capital for the second date of his White Christmas Tour. After performing classics tracks like “Bang Bang” and “All About The Money,” Troy gave fans a little taste off of his White Christmas 3 mixtape. During the performance at Ritual Nightclub, Troy brought out fellow BSB Records artist Young Lito to perform some of his recent tracks. Local Ottawa rappers Leon Fa Du Fond, Kidd Major & Antonyo Dinero, Drae, and Frank Blak also graced the stage opening up for Troy and Lito.

After the show, HipHopCanada’s Ottawa rep (and CapCityHipHop founder Lil Thrilla) caught up with the New York rapper backstage. Troy spoke with Thrilla about his Canadian Tour and White Christmas 3, Young Lito up-and-coming projects and more. Check out the interview below.

New York rapper Troy Ave talks Canadian Tour, White Christmas 3, Young Lito & more - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Troy Ave, God Bless, Juvi Da Gemini & more to perform at Lil Thrilla’s Pre-Bday jam on Dec. 18

6 Feb

All-Star Weekend: Drake set to face NBA legend Reggie Miller in ping pong challenge


Toronto, ON – As if there wasn’t enough to look forward to for this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend taking place in Toronto. The actual All-Star Game is Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14 kicning off a 8:00 p.m. But before that, there’ll be plenty of other great events to check out… assuming they’re all open to the public. NBA 3-point legend Reggie Miller recently challenged Drake to a ping pong challenge via Twitter, and much to nobody’s surprise, Drizzy graciously accepted.

All-Star Weekend: Drake set to face NBA legend Reggie Miller in ping pong challenge - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Excitement builds as NBA All-Star Weekend 2016 approaches Toronto

Page 1 / 1,1511232040Last