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k-os breaks down Views From The Stix & talks about what it’s like to work with …

Toronto, ON – On May 20, k-os released his second ever mixtape titled Views From The Stix. The project is 15 tracks … Read More »

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Smokers Club: DillanPonders & Jimmy B join Cam’ron, Smoke DZA & more on Ca…

The Smokers Club Tour returns for another year with a fitting debut in Vansterdam, aka Vancouver on Tuesday, May 31 … Read More »

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Beyonce shuts down Commonwealth Stadium on Formation Tour

Albertan’s know what they’re in for every May Long Weekend. Rain or more … Read More »

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Classified releases video for “Work Away” in support of relief efforts in Nort…

Enfield, NS – On May 5, Classified released this video (directed by Jason Levangie) for his David Myles assisted “Work Away” off … Read More »

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Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never

Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never

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31 May

Rel McCoy’s new album Gas Money is a Canadian treasure and we’ve got the exclusive stream


Toronto, ON – It’s been awhile coming, and Rel McCoy‘s latest album Gas Money is finally here for your listening.  The release of “Ain’t Yours” and “Super Crush” were nice precursors, and the first video singles released off this new album. The project features other notable talents such as: Elaquent, Tone Mason and Juno nominated producer, Fresh Kils.

It’s a solid project that boasts a line-up of 12 songs that individually are A+ in quality. The album pushes forward a collective sound which stays true to his classic style, but also fits into a current music landscape. When it comes to lyrical skills, Rel doesn’t hold back on the album. His bars are elevated, and the result is so comfortably enjoyable that it will keep the track list around in fans current libraries for awhile. We have a strong feeling that you’ll enjoy it too. Check out an exclusive stream of Gas Money below, and take a listen for yourself. You can cop the project on bandcamp, and we highly recommend you do.

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31 May

DillanPonders goes “All The Way Up” in response to the Toronto dispensary raids


Toronto, ONDillanPonders just dropped this fresh new remix of “All The Way Up” (by Fat Joe and Remy Ma) in response to the recent medicinal marijuana dispensary raids that took place in Toronto.

Earlier this month, police raided 43 dispensaries as a part of their Project Claudia investigation. During the raids, 90 people were arrested and nearly 200 charges were laid. One of the dispensaries that was raided is the one Ponders recently started working at. So this song serves as a middle finger flipped at the system.

This track also marks the announcement of Dillan’s forthcoming You’re Welcome 2 mixtape release (as a follow up to You’re Welcome). The project is slated for release within the next few weeks. So keep it locked on that, and peep the new track below.

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31 May

LSC artist Nēgu$ told us about his new track “Hero”


Brampton, ON – LostSoulsClub collective artist Nēgu$ just hit us with his latest single release from earlier this month titled “Hero.”

The young up-and-coming B-Town rapper serves this track as a bit of a shot fired at any rappers who are still under the illusion that they are the best rappers in the game. Too many MCs are walking around calling themselves heroes. But we all know it takes much more than that to qualify as a “hero.”

For this track, Nēgu$ enlisted the help of $UIJIN – who cooked up the production. The beat itself has an eerie vibe to it, and samples a haunting vocal melody. Then Nēgu$ laces his bars over top of the beat, almost mocking the inflated ego state of his peers in the rap game: “HERO! HERO!/ I’M A F**KING HERO!”

Peep this new

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31 May

Eighty 8 Five presents the Flexx Luger mixtape from Toronto’s Young Allwood & DJ Ritz


Toronto, ON – Eighty 8 Five presents the latest body of work from veteran Toronto rapper, Young Allwood. A combination of hard hitting beats, bars, and headlocks, the new project’s title and theme is a play off of real life wrestler Lex Luger. The 90’s WCW/WWE star faced hardships and struggles before climbing to the top of the professional wrestling industry. Allwood remains focused on taking over the music game, and Flexx Luger is certainly a good step forward for the young MC. Check out the DJ Ritz-hosted mixtape below.

Eighty 8 Five presents the Flexx Luger mixtape from Toronto's Young Allwood & DJ Ritz - HipHopCanada.com

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31 May

Watch the new “My Blikka” video from Ottawa’s DaBoiLoc of 2926 Entertainment


Ottawa, ON – 2926 Entertainment releases new visuals from Ottawa rapper DaBoiLoc. “My Blikka” was shot and chopped in the city’s South Side by Philmz TV. Check it out after the jump and stay tuned for Loc’s debut mixtape, #CatchMeIfYouCan, set to drop in the near future.

Watch the new My Blikka video from Ottawa's DaBoiLoc - HipHopCanada.com

31 May

Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never Stop The Show”


Enfield, NS – This week Classified is promoting the single “Never Stop The Show” off his recently released Greatful album. The track features Slug (aka: one half of the duo Atmosphere), and Canadian West Coast MC, Snak The Ripper.

Each MC takes on a verse – first Class, then Snak, then Slug – and walks us through where he’s come from, where he’s at, and where he’s headed in the future. That’s where the whole “Never Stop The Show” thing comes into play. Growth is inevitable; but you don’t need to change the script of your story to keep progressing.

Just look at the line-up on this song. We’ve got Snak – the reigning king of the West Coast underground. We’ve got Slug – one half of Atmosphere and an integral OG in the come-up of underground hip-hop. And we’ve got (obviously) Classified – a veteran torchbearer for both Canadian hip-hop and East Coast Canadian music. These guys have all had longevity in the scene because each one of them has refused to divert from his M.O.

If you haven’t copped Greatful yet, go buy it on iTunes now. And check our quick Q&A with Classified after the jump. “Never Stop The Show” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

LostSoulsClub: Meet the Brampton rap collective and listen to

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31 May

Montreal’s muGz is back with a “BANG” in new Brian Finlay-directed video


Montreal, QC – Guess who’s back? Real City’s own muGz returns with some new music after taking some time off to rehab from knee surgery. The heavily bass filled, neighbor bashing anthem produced by GoldenBoy and Bijan Amir – aptly titled “BANG” – proves the young Montrealer hasn’t lost a step at all.

My knee finally feels how it should all thanks to my doctor and my personal trainer. I have been blessed enough to have good people around me during the recovery so now I feel like my mind is in a good place. In regards to music, I feel like I spent the whole summer working on my shot. I had to take a step back and really examine everything and everyone around me. Whatever was not in perspective then is fully on my radar now and I am ready to start hitting shots again. #BANG

Watch the new Brian Finlay-directed visual after the jump link below.

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31 May

Devylle reps for the Six in new visuals for “Round Town” featuring Shapiro


Toronto, ON – Toronto-based rapper, Devylle, sets his sights high to the international stage with the release of his latest track, “Round Town” featuring Shapiro. Neatly packaged with the new release is a music video that advertises his impressive new clothing line KLOKN, and promotes an established brand as well as a new song.

“Round Town” was directed by Blake Carrington’s Oui Self Made and the song was produced by Ryan Metcalfe for Metcalfe Productions. Check out the video below, and get yourself acquainted with a strong voice for the Toronto scene.

Devylle reps for the Six in new visuals for Round Town featuring Shapiro - HipHopCanada.com

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30 May

Contest: Win VIP passes to NXNE Port Lands featuring ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah & more


Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada has teamed up with our friends over at NXNE and Manifesto to give away five V.I.P. passes to Day 1 at NXNE Port Lands on Jun. 17.

In case you missed it, NXNE came through with an entire day of performances for us hip-hop heads. Friday at Port Lands features a headlining performance by ScHoolboy Q, along with a ridiculously stacked line-up that includes Ghostface Killah, Shamir, Freddie Gibbs, Daniel Caesar, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Mick Jenkins, and Tasha The Amazon.

Find out how to enter in on the contest, and peep more information about the festival after the jump.

Contest: Win VIP passes to NXNE Port Lands featuring ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah & more - HipHopCanada.com

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30 May

Montreal to host Red Bull Music Academy Fall 2016 following 9 year Canadian hiatus


Montreal, QC – Red Bull recently announced that it’s about to host it’s next month-long music workshop and festival series in Montreal in autumn of 2016. This will be the Academy’s 18th edition and first full return to Canada since Toronto hosted it in 2007.

Red Bull Music Academy is a series of concerts, club nights, exhibitions and talks – with a strong focus on international music and art. Operating since 1998, It’s become famous for bringing together mindfully selected group of producers, vocalists, beat-makers, instrumentalists and DJs from around the world.

Montreal to host Red Bull Music Academy Fall 2016 following 9 year Canadian hiatus - HipHopCanada.com

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