Editor’s Note: We’re Everywhere, You Ain’t Never There [Blog]
Toronto, ON - 2011 is almost over and the time has come for me to re-assert our dominance over this hip-hop thing up top. “That north north, that up top” came along way again this year and again HipHopCanada was front and center as the number one source for hip hop culture in Canada. What’s that, like 12 years straight now? We’re deep in the game over here. Jesse and Mo started this site as a weekly newsletter before they were even legal drinking age and now it’s ranked in the top 5,000 Canadian websites. Not bad, eh?
When it comes down to it, the blog game is all smoke and mirrors. And these sites that act like they’re leaders, really can’t test our vision. You can go ahead and post a new video the moment it comes out. You can show up at a video shoot or two. Hell, you can be front row at all the concerts you want. We’ll still be the most recognized destination. We’ll still provide the most comprehensive, coast to coast coverage. We’ll still show you the whole picture.
From original video interviews to in-depth concert coverage to hard-hitting editorial content, we don’t just post hip hop, we post the content that creates discussions about hip hop. There’s no other place you can get it from so many angles. We’re everywhere, you ain’t never there.
With the surge of quality content and international recognition that’s defined the last few years of hip hop here, it’s a great time to be visiting HipHopCanada.com everyday. More than ever before, Canadian culture is influencing popular culture. And what better place to witness it all than at HipHopCanada.com? We have a certified legacy of having our finger on the pulse of this hip hop shit.
And ya, if you’re hearing a little more defiance in my tone, you’re reading it right. HipHopCanada’s been far too kind and far too polite and far too Canadian-ly timid in it’s time. But I’m here now. Jonathon “Bizz” Brown, Central Editor and VP of Business Development (feeling the title bump?) and my heart is cold. I’m not afraid to say what I think and mean what I say. And I say, we’re better than the rest.
So to anyone who thinks they can test, search our archives. Go read 2011′s interviews with Rock Da House, GZA, Big Page, Big Sean, Littles & Syph, Sean Price, Raekwon, Moka Only, Harvey Stripes, iBlast, DJ Miss M, Pete Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Three 6 Mafia, Shad, Defenders of the Faith, C4, Blake Carrington, Masia One, Luu Breeze, Son Real, Red1, Raz Fresco, Maseo (of De La Soul), Odd Future, Warren G, Naughty By Nature, J. Cole, Planet Asia, Big Lean, French Montana, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Keshia Chante, Andreena Mill & Mr. Magicc.
To anybody who doubts the depth of our coverage, check out this year’s HHC Spotlight cover stories on Rich Kidd, Classified & Maestro. And we haven’t even talked about the days when we’re first with King Of The Dot battles or the days when we’re first with video interviews from our affiliates at The Come Up Show.
2011 was a good year, but I’m not here to pat everyone on the back. I’m here right now to plant the flag and let everyone know, play time is over. We got this. With a dedicated, culturally entrenched staff that spans the country, our coverage and insight will rise to new heights in 2012. HipHopCanada.com will offer more interviews, more hard hitting editorials, more original video content and more giveaways than ever before.
Stay tuned. And when you see me out, witness the dominance.
Hip Hop Ain’t Dead, It Lives In The North.
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