Hull, QC – Ali Faghfouri of Paragon Pictures directs the new “J’rap Encore” video from rapper Almiros. The song was produced by Anno Domini Beats and it features Dee Ghabrial. You can find the single on iTunes now along with his 2011 album release, J’rap.
Calgary, AB – While you’re all getting ready for the holiday season, the fam over at Hifi Club is getting ready to bring in one solid month of hip-hop DJs. That’s right – Hifi Club is delivering the goods for us YYC hip-hop heads. We already told you that Lee Bannon is rolling through this weekend. But now, we’re happy to announce that on Dec. 19, James “DJ Green Lantern” D’Agostino is also coming to town.
And because we like to deliver the goods for you, too, we’re giving away two tickets to the show. Check out contest entry details after the jump.
Vancouver, BC – #BlueprintLIVE and Boogaloo Academy are teaming up on December 21 to present Concrete Hustle – a street dance exhibition battle with Vancouver’s top Street Dancers.
Come bare witness a truly live hip-hop celebration, taking it back to the days when dancers celebrated the hip-hop culture through battles and raw circles. Come see some of today’s top street dancers battle it out for fame and bragging rights. The exhibition starts early and is hosted by Emotionz with open cyphers, prizes and giveaways all night. Check the full details below.
San Antonio, TX – Toronto producer Frank Dukes was specifically sought out by OBX for his Villain album (available on iTunes). Dukes is credited with producing the album’s third track called “Mustard.”
OBX recalled wanting to work with Dukes for the album: “I’ve been a fan of Frank Dukes for a minute. His beats hit hard and they’re clean as hell. Dude’s sound is the sharpest in the game right now. I can’t wait for hip-hop heads to hear this samurai track he’s got for me to slice up.”
Originally released Nov. 23 on Catapult, Villain received some more visual suport today with the release of “Something 2 Tell U” featuring Kid Daytona. Dukes produced the album’s 3 track called “Mustard.” Other guest appearances include Meyhem Lauren and Fashawn along with production by Virginia’s Nottz.
Click the jump link below to check out the “Something 2 Tell U” video – be warned, it is highly NSFW.
Toronto, ON – Kanye West is hitting the Air Canada Center in Toronto for two shows on December 22 & 23 on his widely anticipated Yeezus Tour with Kendrick Lamar. Our friends at AEG Live are giving up a pair of tickets to one lucky winner and we want you to be there, so check out the contest details below. Winners will be announced by December 20th.
Toronto, ON – Up-and-coming 20-year-old spitter X.Zavier drops off his “One Mic” visuals. The song was produced by Serious Beats the video was directed by Vivid Society. Check it out below.
Kitchener, ON – Don’t miss the new Inside the Vault mixtape from veteran MC, Divo. The project gives you a sneak peak at songs from his upcoming new album, some exclusive remixes and some past favourites.
Guest appearances include Classified, Dan-e-o, D-Sisive, N.I.F.T.Y., DL Incognito, Gee Wunder, Eternia, Tara Chase and several more.
Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada’s Stolen From Africa fam – a Toronto based movement with a focus on cultural awareness, education and entertainment – has the Almighty Shing Shing Regime’s Born King sit down with King Los from Bad Boy Records. See King Los speak about how he met Diddy, what fatherhood is like, and much more.
Toronto, ON – This video captures a live performance of the track “Grab A Cloud” by Toronto vet Dan-e-o, featuring his protégés, the duo L.I.U. (Slick Mason and Conwell). Shot by Goodwill Entertainment, the performance of this track was part of an incredible 45-minute set in celebration of the release of Dan-e-o’s new Inevitable album on URBNET Records. The release party for the LP went down inside a packed Velvet Underground in downtown Toronto as part of the city’s top monthly hip-hop event, #BigTicket on Nov. 8, 2013.
Dan-e-o will be hosting the next #BigTicket this Friday, Dec. 13 with headliners King Jus and Fresh Kils promoting their new Work Hard EP. Click here for more details and check out the Dan-e-o footage below.