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You Feel Me? Toronto’s Infu talks new EP, “West Side” video, plans for 2…

Since first emerging on the Toronto hip-hop scene in 2010, rapper Infu has been working hard at…

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Toronto rapper Top 5 talks Styles P, getting advice from Drake, Varna Drive & more

Toronto up-and-comer Top 5 recently made his National Capital Region debut with an all ages show inside Ottawa’s The Bourbon Room.

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I Think You’ve Gone Mad: Here’s the transcribed version of Sean Leon’s i…

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Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2016

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Jam Master Jay receives tribute turntable routine from son TJ Mizell & Skratch Bastid

Jam Master Jay receives tribute turntable routine from son TJ Mizell & Skratch Bastid

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23 Jan

ONEHUNNIT: Trayvon Palmer discusses his latest release, featuring Lex Marcello & JRD


Kitchener, ON – TriCity artist Trayvon Palmer recently teamed up with his Avont Inc label mates Lex Marcello and JRD for this new joint titled “ONEHUNNIT” (produced by Maximillian Beats).

“ONEHUNNIT” is a record about the importance of keeping things genuine and real. While we’ve been inundated with the whole “keep it 100” motto lately, Trayvon says that “ONEHUNNIT” is a track for all of us everyday people keeping things genuine in our own respective lives.

The track started off as a rough beat played at the beginning of a studio session. Trayvon decided to hop on the beat. And shortly afterwards, Lex Marcello and JRD laced their own verses. The track was entirely made in-house, with all production and verses courtesy of the Avont Inc fam. Check out the track below, and scope our Q&A with Trayvon after the jump.

ONEHUNNIT: Trayvon Palmer discusses his latest release, featuring Lex Marcello & JRD - HipHopCanada.com

23 Jan

Ottawa to Toronto: D Chase releases the 41613 mixtape hosted by DJ Capone


Toronto, ON – Triple L Music Group’s D Chase closed out 2016 with a new mixtape bridging the gap between the 2 cities he represents, Toronto and Ottawa. The 15-track 41613 features a mixture of original tracks and remixes with contributions from producers Kin Rich, Mayne Champagne, Lord Quan, Adium, and Jeff Sanon. You can stream and download the project after the jump link below.

Ottawa to Toronto: D Chase releases the 41613 mixtape hosted by DJ Capone - HipHopCanada.com

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23 Jan

Fresco & the Ritchie Boyz Empire drop the RitchieWorld Chapter 1: G.R.I.N.D mixtape


Ottawa, ON – After a strong promotional campaign leading up to its release, Ottawa rapper Fresco and the Ritchie Boyz have released the RitchieWorld Chapter 1: G.R.I.N.D. mixtape. The 22-track release features the Ritchie Boyz crew with production coming mostly from BH and KDONTHEBEAT. You can stream the project below via DatPiff.

Fresco & the Ritchie Boyz Empire drop the RitchieWorld Chapt.1: G.R.I.N.D mixtape - HipHopCanada.com

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23 Jan

Brampton’s Greezy Deckz releases “Ambitions” video in support of No More Gimmicks EP


Brampton, ON – Coming in support of his EP, No More Gimmicks, Brampton rapper Greezy Deckz releases new visuals for his Penacho-produced single, “Ambitions.” The new video was directed by Rebel Media and brought to you by A-Team Canada Music. Towards the end of the year, Greezy released the Gucci Mane-assisted, “Vanilla Coke,” which was the second single off his #SumthinGreezy3 mixtape and was produced by ATL’s 808 Mafia. Check out both releases after the jump.

Brampton's Greezy Deckz releases new Ambitions video in support of No More Gimmicks EP - HipHopCanada.com

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23 Jan

Toronto-Winnipeg artist Kachinga previews new album with “Beyoncé” single


Toronto, ON – “This song gives me life, the sample is beautiful.” – A YouTube comment perfectly describing the new album teaser “Beyoncé” released recently by Winnipeg/Toronto artist Kachinga. The Neemzbeetz of Lavacru-produced single was made available to download through SoundCloud and can be streamed below. Stay tuned for BC 2 NY.

Toronto/Winnipeg artist Kachinga previews new album with Beyoncé single - HipHopCanada.com

23 Jan

Ready For The Road: Toronto’s Rocky Green releases new Goldmine Media-directed video


Toronto, ON – Up-and-coming Toronto rapper Rocky Green is “Ready For The Road” in this new Goldmine Media-directed video. The song was produced by Jones Beatz. Peep it below.

Ready For The Road: Toronto's Rocky Green releases new Goldmine Media-directed video - HipHopCanada.com

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22 Jan

Melvy Pockets changes his name to Yung Pockets; releases new track “Too Easy Too Fast”


Brampton, ON – This weekend Brampton artist Yung Pockets (formerly known as Melvy Pockets) released a brand new single titled “Too Easy Too Fast” (produced by INDIGOCHILD).

After starting off the year on some impulsive tip with “Hot Head”, Pockets returns with this record to help define his artistry.

Pockets is in an unfortunate position where he’s a 19 year old rapper on the come-up who’s (probably) getting lumped into the same “trap rapper” category that most other teenaged rappers are getting lumped into. But Pockets has a lot more diversity to his sound than people realize. And a lot of it is rooted in ’90s influence. You’ll hear that on this record. And you’ll also hear more of a romantic side to the Pockets sound.

Listen to “Too East Too Fast” below, and scope our Q&A with Yung Pockets after the jump.

Super Villains: Brampton artists Alpha A & Melvy Pockets discuss their new collaboration - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jan

Jam Master Jay receives tribute turntable routine from son TJ Mizell & Skratch Bastid


Toronto, ON – To commemorate what would be the 52nd birthday of late groundbreaking DJ / producer, Jam Master Jay of legendary hip-hop trio Run DMC, his son TJ Mizell has teamed up with turntable artisan Skratch Bastid for a tribute to the legacy of JMJ. The three minute session features both turntablists laying it down on the 1s and 2s in an epic side-by-side performance. Mixing and sampling classic Run DMC tracks, the celebration of JMJ induces a fond nostalgia for the hay days of the trailblazing hip-hop pioneer.

The tribute is brought you by Doperoots, a multifaceted music label founded by Jam Master Jay’s sons TJ and Jesse Mizell. Check out the video below and keep it locked for additional Doperoots content in 2017.

Rest In Peace, Jam Master Jay.

Jam Master Jay receives Tribute Turntable Routine from son TJ Mizell & Skratch Bastid - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jan

Song of the Day: Keffaleng previews Not So Famous project with “Off The Wall” single


Toronto, ON – After making an impressive debut with his Still Shanti EP – even notching a spot on Sarah Jay’s highly publicized Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2016 list – Keffaleng returns with an infectious new anthem backed by Ill-e, Waves and Mido production. Simply put, the track is a skill boasting banger in which Keffaleng states he’s “Off The Wall.” It comes in advance of the young artist’s next project, Not So Famous, set to drop March 2017. “Off The Wall” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Check it out below.

Song of the Day: Keffaleng previews Not So Famous project with Off The Wall single - HipHopCanada.com

21 Jan

J.Period & Jesse Williams join forces for Rise Up!; first single features Rhymefest & Xzibit


Brooklyn, NY – From Marvin Gaye to Sam Cooke to Bob Dylan and beyond, Civil Rights struggles have a rich history of connection to music. So it is, in the spirit of that tradition, J.PERIOD and Jesse Williams join forces with artists from The Playlist Retreat to create a new wave of music for a new movement with the release of RISE UP! Music Inspired by the EPIX Original Series America Divided. The first single from RISE UP!, entitled “Miranda,” features an introduction from actor/activist Jesse Williams, with rappers Rhymefest and Xzibit posing provocative questions about the state of the United States over a J.PERIOD-produced beat.

We’re pointing fingers at each other and we’re missing the point…” Rhymefest begins. Unity, not division, is the solution for what ails the country—a fitting message in honor of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 88th birthday earlier this week.

Executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes, and Common, the EPIX Original docu-series America Divided features celebrity hosts including Jessie Williams (Senior Producer), America Ferreira, Rosario Dawson, Amy Poehler, and Zack Galifianakis investigating a wide range of social justice issues including criminal justice, immigration, housing and voting rights, and education. The series also forges the foundation of Jesse’s partnership with J.Period, who composed the original theme song for the show.

J.Period & Jesse Williams join forces for Rise Up!; first single

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