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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 42

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

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Justin Trudeau dropped a summer Spotify playlist featuring Quake Matthews, K-OS, & mo…

Toronto, ON – Earlier this weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his own personal 39-track Spotify playlist for summer 2017. And one … Read More »

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Producer-activist David Strickland discusses the importance of the Native voice within hip…

Toronto, ON – On July 1, Native American producer and activist David Strickland released two brand new singles – “Rez Life” and … Read More »

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Summer Vibes to showcase 10 up-and-coming Canadian artists July 29 & Aug. 12

Courtice, ON – Artists are a dime a dozen but the great ones know how to standout from the masses. One thing … Read More »

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Quake Matthews’ Celebrate The Struggle album debuts in Top 5 of iTunes hip-hop chart

Quake Matthews’ Celebrate The Struggle album debuts in Top 5 of iTunes hip-hop chart

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23 Jul

RNB N**ga: J-Soul fires shots at rappers who “think they the shit cause a blog done tweeted it”


Toronto, ON – Earlier this weekend Toronto artist J-Soul released a brand new video single titled “RNB N**ga” (produced by Ariyan). This track comes to us following the release of J-Soul’s two-track Summer Fling playlist launch back in July.

“RNB N**ga” is a shot fired at all the rappers out there gassing themselves up on blog co-signs and thinking they’re a bigger deal than they actually are. Just because a blog posts about you, it doesn’t mean you’re a big deal and it doesn’t mean you’re going to be successful. Sometimes it means you just know the right people (or got really desperate and paid for a post somewhere).

The song also fires shots at all the genre labels people like to give artists. Genres are slowly becoming obsolete, anyways. Just because a guy raps, it doesn’t mean he’s just a “rapper”. And just because a guy sings, it doesn’t mean he’s just an “R&B singer”. So J-Soul wants people to stop referring to him as an “RNB N**ga” and boxing him in with the stereotypes – R&B isn’t just love songs and rap isn’t just drug songs: “She said all you do is sing about is drugs/ I said all your n**ga rap about is love.”

The NSFW video was directed by Rack & Pinion, and features lots of females, lots of boobs, lots of butts, and lots of drugs. Check it out after the jump.

RNB N**ga: J-Soul fires shots at all the rappers who

23 Jul

You need to listen to Sheperd’s new Harry Santana produced single “Can’t Be Love”


Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Sheperd released a brand new Harry Santana produced single titled “Can’t Be Love”.

“Can’t Be Love” is a song about the fear and hesitancy that goes hand-in-hand with catching feels. Sheperd spends the duration of the song telling himself that he’s not in love because he’s not 100% sure he’s actually in love. He’s still got his doubts – and he uses that as a way to talk himself out of his own emotions.

The track is backed by a guitar-chorded beat that was engineered by Harry. As a duo, Sheperd and Harry usually deliver more of an ambient breed of music. So this particular song is a much different look for the guys. Check it out below.

You need to listen to Sheperd's new Harry Santana produced single

22 Jul

Gino flips his bankroll to a payroll off his new single “Payphone”


Los Angeles, CA – Having done voiceover work for Marvel, DC Comic, and Cartoon Network – West Coast artist Gino has a full grasp on his vocal abilities an wields them well on his latest release “Payphone.” The rcky-produced track contains a skit about a booking ring on the East Side of Detroit – a run off payphones. This track is a creative and upbeat take that shows Gino’s versatility.

The chorus that Gino sings, “Made a bankroll off the payphone, flip my bankroll, to a payroll,” is catchy and taunting. Stream “Payphone” below, and check out Gino’s previous release “Distant.”

Gino flips his bankroll to a payroll off his new single Payphone - HipHopCanada.com

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22 Jul

Mississauga’s Khaliowe brings dancehall vibes to his new track “Who I Want”


Mississauga, ON – Khaliowe recently dropped his second single “Who I Want” off his upcoming EP, The Way. The Mississauga artist seamlessly captures the summer vibes of his city in the dancehall-influenced track. Tapping into his cultural heritage, listeners will appreciate the influence of his West-Indian background that makes this track an authentic and confident number. 

With his EP set to be release on August 25th, Khaliowe’s previous releases have shown his progression as an artist as he’s honed in on his own unique sound. With summer coming to an end, but the warm weather holding, “What I Want” is a great single to add to your summer playlists.

Stream the PROBEATZ-produced single “Who I Want” below.

Mississauga's Khaliowe brings dancehall vibes on his new track Who I Want - HipHopCanada.com

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22 Jul

Ninetyfour launces the Spree Boy Series with “Able” featuring Top Gunna


Vancouver, BCNINETYFOUR launches his Spree Boy Series by teaming up with Toronto artist Top Gunna for “Able.” The pair describes how they are both able, strong men in their respective environments. NINETY brings a perspective and bars that relates to the female audience, while TG brings his signature raw edge.

The new single is the first from the “Spree Boy Series” which will feature a new track every Tuesday for the next 5-6 weeks. NINETYFOUR is consistent with his top-tier releases and has put Vancouver on the map with seamless delivery so we’re looking forward to seeing what he’s been working on.

Stream “Able” below, and check out the next release this coming Tuesday.

Ninetyfour launces his Spree Boy Series with Able featuring Top Gunna - HipHopCanada.com

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22 Jul

The Ave In You: Clairmont The Second just gave Weston Road its very own anthem


Toronto, ON – Earlier this week, Toronto artist Clairmont The Second released a brand new single and accompanying video titled “The Ave In You.”

“The Ave In You” is an anthem for Clairmont’s own stomping grounds in the Weston neighbourhood. Clairmont delivers a visual that shows him whipping around in his hoopty, rapping about the pink walls and twin bed in his room, and swinging on the swing set while flossing about how much his girl and your girl like him.

The one thing that never ceases to impress me about Clairmont is how he’s one of the most DIY artists out there right now. Not only does he rap and sing and produce, but he also directs and oversees most of his own creative direction. This track was written, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by Clairmont, himself. He also directed the video. Check out the video and stream “The Ave In You” after the jump.

The Ave In You: Clairmont The Second just gave Weston Road its very own anthem - HipHopCanada.com

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22 Jul

Mickey Blue releases “Anything” as the first single off his upcoming EP, What I Wouldn’t Do


Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Toronto vocalist Mickey Blue released a brand new track titled “Anything” as the first single off his upcoming sophomore EP What I Wouldn’t Do.

Produced by Markham-based producer Benstar, “Anything” is a downtempo love song about what happens when you’re trying to get that special someone back into your life, and you realize you’d be willing to do absolutely anything for them.

The track has a ’90s throwback R&B vibe, with a subtle drum line that keeps things bouncing. Mickey puts his heart out on his sleeve as he reflects on what exactly a relationship should look like and what he wants to be able to give to his girl: “You deserve the best/ And baby it’s the best when you call me your best friend/ Then we get to sexin/ Dinner in the evening/ Spending every weekend/ We don’t too much sleeping/ We too busy getting busy.”

Mickey Blue releases

21 Jul

Swave Session: Tory Lanez & Trey Songz drop a remix to DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts”


Toronto, ONTory Lanez lets off another Swave Session with the Trey Songz-assisted “Wild Thoughts.” Peep it below.

Swave Session: Tory Lanez releases Wild Thoughts remix featuring Trey Songz - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jul

Media Music Studios & Tyme MGMT release Media Music V3 (Hosted by DJ Young Legend)


Toronto, ONMedia Music Studio and Tyme MGMT have teamed up to bring you the Media Music Volume 3 mixtape, hosted by DJ Young Legend.

The tape features, in order of appearance, Clipz, BYDK, Big Lean, Overflow, Dee Money, Gutz, Cap P, Scrwg Scrilla, Naira, Droops Holiday, Murda Marz, JDRN, Porter G, Rubberband Roc, Lucky Luciano, Jayare, Peter Jackson, C.J, and Sierra.

Unfortunately two of the freestyles on the tape were blocked by SoundCloud from being uploaded so you won’t find them on the playlist below. However, we’ll be uploading a YouTube version soon which will include the two songs.

Listen to Media Music Vol. 3 hosted by DJ Young Legend - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jul

40oz Bounce returns to Toronto on Aug. 7 with KillaKels, JayemKayem & more


Toronto, ON – On Monday, Aug 7, D’Usse, 40oz NYC, and SmashMouth Entertainment are joining forces to present 40oz Bounce (Toronto). The event will take place inside CUBE (314 Queen Street West) between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

It’ll feature some of Toronto’s best curators of sound in KillaKels, JayemKayem, BlackShrimpTempura, Freeza Chin and other special guests. More announcements are expected before the event to reveal the full line-up.

Early bird tickets will cost you $15 while general admission is $20. You can purchase them now online via Eventbrite.

40oz Bounce returns to Toronto on Aug. 7 - HipHopCanada.com

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