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Jay Mayne – Harold’s [Audio]

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Behind the scenes of Toronto Frosh 2014 with the A$AP Mob [Review/Photos]

Behind the scenes of Toronto Frosh 2014 with the A$AP Mob [Review/Photos]

Editor’s note: HipHopCanada’s own Ajani Charles was on hand for this year’s Toronto Frosh Festival with the A$AP Mob including A$AP Rocky, … Read More »

Hiiigh with Top Dawg Entertainment’s first lady: SZA [Interview]

Hiiigh with Top Dawg Entertainment’s first lady: SZA [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published August 31, 2014 – After a beautiful Friday night set in Vancouver by Top Dawg Entertainment’s lovely … Read More »

The Good, The Bad & The Strange: Artist to Artist with Tech N9ne [Interview]

The Good, The Bad & The Strange: Artist to Artist with Tech N9ne [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published September 11, 2014 – Tech N9ne is no stranger to touring. Arguably one of the hardest working … Read More »

OVO Fest 2014: Six Degrees of Separation (The Mindbender Supreme Recap) [Review]

OVO Fest 2014: Six Degrees of Separation (The Mindbender Supreme Recap) [Review]

Toronto, ON – Look: Drake’s “Draft Day” asks what we are all still wondering: “Five years later, how am I the man … Read More »

Artist to Artist: From paper to can, talkin’ colour with KeepSix [Interview]

Artist to Artist: From paper to can, talkin’ colour with KeepSix [Interview]

Surrey, BC –  The story of the modern day Da Vinci is one seldom told, hip-hop in general has always had four … Read More »

IAMSU! brings the real to Vancity (live) [Review/Photos]

IAMSU! brings the real to Vancity (live) [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, BC – In Vancouver typically a hip-hop show scheduled for a Friday or Saturday night begins at an earlier slot time, … Read More »

Mya Cashes in on 90s nostalgia in Vancouver (Live) [Review/Photos]

Mya Cashes in on 90s nostalgia in Vancouver (Live) [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Grammy award-winning R&B songstress Mya has been on a hiatus for three long years and out of the public eye … Read More »

Artist to artist: Hellnback gets the grease on Merkules [Interview]

Artist to artist: Hellnback gets the grease on Merkules [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published August 26, 2014 – With the way hip-hop has been changing over the years it’s hard to … Read More »

DJ Mustard – 10 Summers [Review]

DJ Mustard – 10 Summers [Review]

Los Angeles, CA – You’d be in denial if you didn’t think that Summer 2014 belonged to DJ Mustard. The amount of … Read More »

DillanPonders – The Boy Who Lived [Review]

DillanPonders – The Boy Who Lived [Review]

Toronto, ON – Earlier this month, SmashMouth Music Group’s one-man reign of cocaine – DillanPonders – launched his sophomore LP entitled The … Read More »

Dipset’s here to stay: Cam’ron performs live at Encore [Review]

Dipset’s here to stay: Cam’ron performs live at Encore [Review]

Edmonton, AB – On August 22 Eiffel Tower Entertainment and Pearl Entertainment teamed up once again to keep hip-hop alive in YEG. … Read More »

Outright Cypher – The Film [Review]

Outright Cypher – The Film [Review]

Victoria, BC - What began as a humble meeting of eight friends in the parking lot of Victoria High School soon turned into … Read More »

Style meets excellence: Spac3man & Savant are one and the same [Article]

Style meets excellence: Spac3man & Savant are one and the same [Article]

Vancouver, BC – Things are happening in the music game between style and sound; a marriage of hip-hop and fashion that has … Read More »

Time to #WAKEDAFUCUP: HipHopCanada chops it up with Onyx [Interview]

Time to #WAKEDAFUCUP: HipHopCanada chops it up with Onyx [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 15, our friends over at True Rhythm brought Onyx (Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz) to Calgary for … Read More »

On the Run with Jay and Bey in Winnipeg [Review]

On the Run with Jay and Bey in Winnipeg [Review]

Winnipeg, MB – I’ll be honest: when the rumors started circulating that Jay Z and Beyoncé were set to tour together this … Read More »

Cam’ron takes it back at Danforth Music Hall [Review]

Cam’ron takes it back at Danforth Music Hall [Review]

Toronto, ON – On Aug. 16, Cam’ron rolled through Toronto for a stop along The First Of The Month Tour. When I … Read More »

Squamish Valley Music Festival with Eminem, Nas, Danny Brown & more [Review/Photos]

Squamish Valley Music Festival with Eminem, Nas, Danny Brown & more [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, BC – On the weekend of August 8, 2014, Squamish Valley Music Festival kicked off in Squamish, British Columbia with headliners … Read More »

Onyx hits Vancity on the #WAKEDAFUCUP tour [Photos]

Onyx hits Vancity on the #WAKEDAFUCUP tour [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Vancity has aways had a lot of love for Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr so naturally we were a … Read More »

Juicy J turns up Vancouver on Never Sober Tour [Review]

Juicy J turns up Vancouver on Never Sober Tour [Review]

Vancouver, BC - Juicy J recently preformed a show at The Vogue Theatre with Luke Christopher, J Dennis, HeatWave, and Spac3man as a part … Read More »

M-Bomb – A Story No One Told [Mixtape]

M-Bomb – A Story No One Told [Mixtape]

Waterloo, ON – Originally published August 17, 2014 – Waterloo’s own M-Bomb (who pulls double-duty as a blogger for the fam over … Read More »

NBA denies offer to drop fine if Raptors fire Drake; Drizzy calls out ESPN panelist [News]

NBA denies offer to drop fine if Raptors fire Drake; Drizzy calls out ESPN panelist [News]

Toronto, ON – New developments in the Drake x Kevin Durant x Toronto Raptors getting fined saga. The NBA has denied a … Read More »

Into His Zone: Danny Brown impresses at Encore [Review]

Into His Zone: Danny Brown impresses at Encore [Review]

Edmonton, AB – On August 9, our friends at Nightshift Entertainment brought Danny Brown to Encore to perform live for the first … Read More »

Rewind: Pemberton 2014 coverage recap with Snoop Dogg, OutKast, Kendrick & more [Article]

Rewind: Pemberton 2014 coverage recap with Snoop Dogg, OutKast, Kendrick & more [Article]

Pemberton, BC – Late July, HipHopCanada’s own Sarah Sussman and Sarosh Rizvi provided us with some amazing coverage of the Pemberton Music … Read More »

Humble Beginnings: Jigz Crillz talks growth as an artist, new EP & more [Interview]

Humble Beginnings: Jigz Crillz talks growth as an artist, new EP & more [Interview]

Hamilton, ON – Originally published July 30, 2014 – Steel City’s Jigz Crillz is gearing up for the fall release of his … Read More »

A flavourful taste of hip-hop at Osheaga 2014 [Review]

A flavourful taste of hip-hop at Osheaga 2014 [Review]

Montreal, QC – Originally published August 9, 2014 – The highly-anticipated Osheaga Music Festival 2014 embraced thousands of music fanatics with loving … Read More »

OutKast reunites at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Review]

OutKast reunites at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 20, OutKast hit the stage at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 to wind down the final day of … Read More »

Dizzy Wright brings the party State of Mind to Edmonton [Review]

Dizzy Wright brings the party State of Mind to Edmonton [Review]

Edmonton, AB – On Jul. 23, our friends over at Nighshift Entertainment and Pearl Entertainment brought Las Vegas MC Dizzy Wright through … Read More »

#DearRappers:  Quit fronting [Article]

#DearRappers: Quit fronting [Article]

Vancouver, BC – In a world made up of internet fame, Twitter followers and Instagram acclaim , the term “fake it ’till … Read More »

Toronto vet King Reign gets Sincere about new album, family & more [Interview]

Toronto vet King Reign gets Sincere about new album, family & more [Interview]

Toronto, ON – Whether it’s his JUNO-nominated work as a member of the group BrassMunk, his Reign Music series, big singles like … Read More »

KOTD and GZ Battles Present: First Defense (Live) [Review/Photos]

KOTD and GZ Battles Present: First Defense (Live) [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Hip-hop in Vancity is growing in ways that don’t always get the spotlight, but if you’re paying attention, it’s … Read More »

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