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Lou Phelps discusses 001: Experiments & why Montreal isn’t ready to have its ow…

Earlier this month, Montreal artist Lou Phelps released his debut solo project titled 001: Experiments … Read More »

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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 »

Atlantic Canada

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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27 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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28 Apr

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 30


Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single week.

Each Friday we’ll hit you with a Canadian urban music playlist curated by our Associate Editor In Chief, Sarah Jay. Every week Sarah will be putting together a 38-track weekly selection of new releases, classic favourites, throwbacks, and songs she’s playing heavy on rotation.

This week’s playlist is stacked with a ton of new music, starting with Saudin’s “Fall Thru / Put You On” off the just released new Before I Met You project. The playlist also features new music from Jessie Reyez, Brick Grillins, Rochester, Allan Kingdom, Nue, Big Zee and Pter P, Merkules and Stevie Ross, Speng Squire, Flawless and Anu Budz, Reema Major, Ragers and Husser, Shapiro, Stevie Davis, A4, jamvvis, Frame and Lea Keeley, Cannonhead, Luu Breeze, Ebhoni, and more.

Volume 30 also features quite a few tracks out of Montreal, including two joints off the Nowadays, Vol. 7 (Montreal Tape) compilation project released via Nowadays Records (which you should go cop ASAP).

Check out the playlist and tracklist for Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 30 below, and make sure you go follow us on Spotify.

HipHopCanada is now on Spotify: Listen to our debut weekly playlist curated by Sarah Jay - HipHopCanada.com

27 Apr

NYC budding star Casanova continues promotion of hit mixtape with “Stick & Move” video


Brooklyn, NY – With the raw ferocity and intensity of BK rappers that came before him – like Busta Rhymes or Uncle Murda – Casanova looks to “restore the feeling” with his new J.R. Saint-directed banger.

Casanova continues to rock arena stages across the country on Chris Brown’s The Party Tour. Today he delivers the second visual off his debut mixtape, Be Safe Tho. “Stick & Move” was one of the standouts from the 11-track project released last month, and today the official video comes to life. Brooklyn’s next up is definitely restoring that New York feeling in this rap game.

Casanova’s debut mixtape Be Safe Tho is out now on SoundCloud and can be streamed below, along with the new video.

NYC budding star Casanova continues promotion of hit mixtape with Stick & Move - HipHopCanada.com

27 Apr

Last call! The Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program closes for submissions on April 30


Toronto, ON – The deadline is just around the corner for the 2017 Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, presented by Canada’s Walk of Fame and supported by RBC. The program is designed to showcase, mentor and support the next generation of Canadian music artists.

Last call for entries! The Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program closes for submissions on April 30, 2017 - HipHopCanada.com

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27 Apr

Still Got Time? PartyNextDoor appears to cut ties with Zayn Malik & their recently released single


London, ON – Rumour has it that OVO Sound crooner PartyNextDoor has cut ties with former One Direction star Zayn Malik and their recently released collaboration, “Still Got Time.”

Without any warning or obvious reason, PND spent the night erasing his digital footprint from all traces of Zayn Malik including unfollowing him on Twitter and Instagram. He removed any mention of Zayn from his social feeds and even removed remixes of “Still Got Time” from his YouTube and Spotify accounts.

Still Got Time? PartyNextDoor appears to have cut ties with Zayn Malik & their recently released single - HipHopCanada.com

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27 Apr

“Fuck 12” is the high-impact new single from a4


Vancouver, BC – Admittedly focused on love, loyalty and living life to the fullest, a4 learned early on how to channel these things in his music. Repping from an undisclosed location, the emcee/singer/creative was was forced to make the decision to either stay in school, or invest fully in his music.

Choosing to pursue his creative endeavours as a means of providing for his family the results have paid off with the release of his first single “Fuck 12.” He credits this decision with allowing him to fully come into his own identity and embrace his full creative potential.

His new single follows his motto to “make her dance” and features a heavy trap beat matched by his charismatic bars. Stream “Fuck 12” below and get acquainted. Although the Zelli Risk-produced track is the first sound we’ve received from the emcee, we can assume that it won’t be the last.

Fuck 12 is the high-impact new single from Vancouver's a4 - HipHopCanada.com

27 Apr

Toronto rapper Killy leads a wave with viral video “Killamonjaro”


Toronto, ON – It’s an interesting time for the Canadian industry, and we’re currently seeing the rise of a few extremely promising artists. East Toronto-based rapper Killy is one of those that is gaining attention and made his mark when he came onto the scene with “Stolen Identity” (available to stream below). He boasts a sound and rhyme scheme that is unique and consequentially untamed. At the beginning of February he dropped the visuals for the Gray Jacques-produced “Killamonjaro” and the video has since gone viral – recently surpassing 90,000 plays on YouTube.

Killy is the perfect example of a new generation of artists who are defining their own definitions of success by manifesting their authentic and unapologetic personalities into the greater industry. He’s not someone that you’ve heard of, and he’s doing it differently than anyone else – but it’s working for him. The visuals show the young emcee bouncing around a party with his comrades, all while toting a designer scarf wrapped eloquently around his neck.

East Toronto's KILLY leads a wave with viral video Killamonjaro that you need to check - HipHopCanada.com

27 Apr

Prep your weekend playlist with “Habaesha” the new dancehall single from Ramriddlz


Mississauga, ON – Few words are needed to do justice to the most recent release from Ramriddlz – the Mississauga-based Drake co-signee. Heavily influenced by Patois slang, the Canadian crooner brings strong dancehall vibes to “Habaesha.” The track premiered on OVO Sound Radio Episode 41 and features Ramriddlz speaking on an East African girl that he’s encountered.

He sings, “Met an East African on the weekend, from the East End/Softest skin, with a waist so slim/She don’t need collagen in her cheeks, and shawty fleeking/ And that ass on ten, hot cayenne/ Bailen, bailen, bailen, bailando.

Fresh off his European tour, Ramriddlz released the visuals for the track earlier last week before the audio was made available on major streaming sites. You can watch the “Habaesha” video now below.

Prep your weekend playlist with Habaesha the new dancehall single from Ramriddlz - HipHopCanada.com

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27 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

27 Apr

NINETYFOUR’s been “Plottin” the Yours Truly takeover and you need to watch his new video


Vancouver, BC – Scarborough born rap/R&B artist NINETYFOUR connects with Mississauga native Devon Tracy to present the video for their single “Plottin.”

The clean visuals for this turn-up hit follows the two emcees in an evening of partying ventures with cameos by various Yours Truly members. The collective has been moving heavily in Vancouver this past year, and this new video is the most recent in a line of strong visuals from the artist.

Catch the video below, that was shot in Vancouver. It thoroughly encompasses the mood of the scene as of recently. You won’t want to take NINETYFOUR lightly for much longer.

Ninetyfour's been Plottin the Yours Truly takeover and you need to watch his new video - HipHopCanada.com

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27 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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