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2017 BET Hip Hop Awards winners; Eminem calls out Trump in Hip Hop Awards Cypher

Miami Beach, FL – To much anticipation, the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards aired tonight with host DJ Khaled leading the way… … Read More »

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Bass N’ Tings II returns Oct. 19 with ShaqIsDope, Staasia Daniels, EverythingOShauN …

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada is thrilled to be on board for another round of the Bass N’ Tings Festival. Bass N’ Tings … Read More »

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Review: The Weeknd leaves his mark (with an XO) At Rogers Place in Edmonton

Edmonton, AB – The Weeknd made a stop in Edmonton Monday evening (Oct. 2) for the second leg of the Starboy: Legend … Read More »

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Ashton talks about his debut EP, Good Company & strengthening his pen

Mississauga, ON – If you love Canadian artists as much as we do, you know that this summer spurred the release of amazing … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Til’ The Wheels Fall Off: Halifax’s Rude Dowg enlists Knotez, Miracle & R

Til’ The Wheels Fall Off: Halifax’s Rude Dowg enlists Knotez, Miracle & R

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18 Oct

“Know Your Lane” We Love Hip Hop Ep. 34 with DJ Starting From Scratch


Toronto, ON – Bless up DJ Starting From Scratch for coming through for the latest episode of We Love Hip Hop. Blessing us with dope Usher Tour stories, Russell Peters in his DJ days, the life as Canada’s main DJ and much more!

We Love Hip Hop Ep. 34 with DJ Starting From Scratch - HipHopCanada.com

18 Oct

Til’ The Wheels Fall Off: Halifax’s Rude Dowg enlists Knotez, Miracle & Razkal for new video


Halfax, NS – East Coast rapper Rude Dowg recently released new Kin Crew Music-directed visuals for his single “Til’ The Wheels Fall Off.” The song was produced by Chris Noxx and features appearances by Knotez, Miracle and Razkal. Check it out below and make sure you take in Rude Dowg’s Angles album which is available on iTunes.

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18 Oct

Song of the Day: Ottawa’s Black Iri$h teams up with RoffieTrill for new “Foreign” single


Ottawa, ON – One of the three artists behind last year’s “Auston Matthews” viral hit is back with a new single powered by RoffieTrill production. Black Iri$h, representing Far From Average Records, recently released “Foreign” with plans to drop supporting visuals in the next month. In the song, Iri$h explains that everything around him is foreign import…from the whips, designers and even ladies, it all fits under the “Foreign” banner.

Check it out below and stay tuned for the video release coming soon. “Foreign” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. You can find it now on iTunes, Spotify and other digital outlets.

Related Post: Power Play: Canadian rappers score big with hockey anthems

18 Oct

Abstract Learning Institute introduces a hands-on music production course


Vaughan, ONAbstract Learning expands its educational curriculum with a Music Production Fundamentals – Level 1 course. This four-day course is 95% hands on and focuses on real world applications of recording, mixing, and mastering music for commercial use.

The session is being facilitated by two exceptional Audio Engineers, who are recognized as a graduate of Trebas Institute and nominated for a Juno Award for their work.

Abstract Learning Institute introduces a hands-on music production course

17 Oct

Waycool’s Josh Dillon bares all in his passioned new single “LOVER”


Brampton, ON – Waycool vocalist Josh Dillon delivered a new single this weekend and we haven’t been able to get over it since it dropped – we’re sure you won’t be able to either.  The Brampton singer starts off the fall with an emotional and impactful new release titled, “LOVER.” Speaking of his love and adoration of a female interest, Josh links up with fellow Waycool producer Martin Sole to match strong production with his haunting croons.

Dillon has come off a strong summer with strong releases, including the dynamic “SOS” & “RIVER.” But this new release is particularly vital to his artistic identity, because it proves to fans that he’s able to take his music to a vulnerable place which many aren’t able to approach. When he sings, “I’m not a fighter, you know I’m a lover/But if I’m fighting it’s because I love her/Baby you don’t know what you mean to me/I swear you don’t know what you mean to me,” we can’t help but go to those depths as well.

Stream “LOVER” below from Josh, and keep an eye out for more Waycool releases

Josh Dillon bares all in his passioned new single LOVER

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17 Oct

Zac Flewids debuts Vaults, a collective album of lyrically strong singles you should hear


Vancouver, BC – The West Coast is majorly been slept on, and among the voices that you should know coming out of the area is Zac Flewids. The Vancouver-based emcee might reside on an undiscovered side of the country, but his sound is polished and his bars pack punch that shows he’s no rookie to the game.

Today Zac dropped his collective project, Vaults. The album is composed of 12 previously released singles, all of which have all been produced by Sebastian Busse and written, mixed, mastered, engineered by Flewids.

A fully rounded project, tracks like “Pains Me Crazy” and “Lemme Work” portray the mind and thoughts of an introspective artist who articulates his bars with ease. A quickened pace on “Hard Feelings” proves his versatility, whereas “Immanuel” features the fastest spitting you might hear in a minute. Stream Vaults below and get acquainted with the emcee.

Zac Flewids debuts Vaults, a collective album of lyrically strong singles you should hear - HipHopCanada.com

15 Oct

MANILA GREY bring hints of the tropics & city life to their debut EP, No Saints Under Palm Shade


Vancouver, BC – After successfully imprinting themselves as a rising force on the West Coast with a slew of successful singles, MANILA GREY released their debut EP yesterday titled, No Saints Under Palm Shade. In only a few months following the drop of “Eastbound,” the lead single off the project, the Vancouver-based group has quickly grabbed the attention of audiences across Canada. 

The duo wield a distinct sound which has been characterized as pop-infused hip hop – mixing bars and melodic singing with in-house production from Vancouver producer azel north. The EP, which is now available on all streaming services, is a polished project that successfully shows their versatility and elevated sound. What is sure to catch your attention upon first listen is the professionalism and musical intuition that they bring to every aspect of the delivery – from songwriting to production.  

MANILA GREY bring hints of the tropics & city life to their debut EP, No Saints Under Palm Shade - HipHopCanada.com

14 Oct

Kavale is coming for his “All Mines” and we can’t deny the love for this new single


Toronto, ON – It’s been almost a year since we’ve received music from Toronto-based artist Kavale, but the time between his most recent releases seem to have manifested some heavy vibes that he’s ready to share with us. Serving up the first single from his upcoming project, “All Mines” is a strong anthem of confidence that puts forth Kavale as a contender who you won’t want to underestimate.

On this new single he raps, “I ain’t had time to rest been so long, I’ve been saying I’m next for so long/ I took the lies, but life goes on/ Now they say they love me, my city they love me, my bitches they love me, my bitches they love me.” The release is part of his larger single project VRSN 3 where the emcee is set to release a series of new tracks in the form of a digital magazine. You’ll want to keep your eye on Kavale in the coming weeks and take a listen below.

Kavale is coming for his All Mines and we can't deny the love for this new single - HipHopCanada.com

Visuals by Kareem Motionz
Photography by Christian Fortino
Cover art by Timur “XTIMA” Akhmetov

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14 Oct

Vancouver’s Jay Moses talks about everything that comes with “Fame & Temptation”


Vancouver, BC – Adding another strong addition to his weekly series, Vancouver’s Jay Moses recently dropped “Fame & Temptation” this past week. Following up our introduction to the emcee on “Bag Music” Moses raps about how fame and temptation can change people – and the greater appeal of the spotlight that distracts a lot of artists from their goals.

Moses raps,”Started out with nothing now I’m way up, I know why all you suckers trying to ride my wave/ Fame & temptation, overnight sensation, next-up rotation, industry fixation/Yeah they try to throw that dirt up on my name, I just want the money not the fame.” Stream the ckn.beatz-produced single “Fame & Temptation” below, and peep the coming weekly additions from the Vancouver artist.

Vancouver's Jay Moses talks about everything that comes with Fame & Temptation - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Jay Moses is a self-made kid from the West Side and he reps it on his new single “Bag Music”

13 Oct

Vancouver’s Dave Fields croons of failing love on his new single “On Me”


Vancouver, BC – Today might be his birthday, and what better an occasion to release new music. Dave Fields dropped his newest release “On Me” – and many feel as though this is the best track yet from the West Coast artist.

Dave begins by recounting the thrill of a relationship – those subtle hints and looks you give each other; the intense attraction. Fields explains how relationships are a balance and he isn’t one to shy away from the highs and lows. He addresses the demise head on: blocked phone numbers, mixed signals, even accepting it all as a lost cause.

Fields exudes an air of confidence throughout, particularly when he croons you like to put me in my place, so come and put me in my place.” We’ve always loved where he takes his music, and “On Me” is another dynamic release from the artist to add to your library. Stream it below.

Vancouver's Dave Fields croons of failing love on his new single On Me - HipHopCanada.com

Artwork by Jordan Gates (@year.2000)
Photo by Aric Alston (@aricalston)

Related Post: Song of the Day: Dave Fields joins forces with Seth Kay for nocturnal track “Can’t Sleep”

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