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Halifax’s Cuv deep-sixes ‘pretty boy,’ releases Hypocrite mixtape

Halifax’s Cuv deep-sixes ‘pretty boy,’ releases Hypocrite mixtape

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Dizzy stays on top of his game with new mixtape Been Dizzy

Dizzy stays on top of his game with new mixtape Been Dizzy

Edmonton, AB – Nearly six years ago, HipHopCanada profiled Edmonton product and well regarded MC, Dizzy. While interviewed he was asked what … Read More »

Doom Squad’s NineLivez releases solo project, Nickel Plated 9’z

Doom Squad’s NineLivez releases solo project, Nickel Plated 9’z

Edmonton, AB – In Fall 2015, Doom Squad member NineLivez released his second solo project, Nickel Plated 9’z. The album fittingly consists … Read More »

Logic impresses on Vancouver stop of Incredible World Tour

Logic impresses on Vancouver stop of Incredible World Tour

Vancouver, BC – Logic is keen on representing “peace, love and positivity”. He had the audience sing this motto several times this past … Read More »

Show Review: Here’s what happened when ONYX came to Calgary

Show Review: Here’s what happened when ONYX came to Calgary

Calgary, AB – On Jan. 29, our friends over at True Rhythm brought Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz of ONYX to Calgary … Read More »

Enter CBC Toronto’s “Song In The 6ix” contest to win $10,000 and a CBC-produced music video

Enter CBC Toronto’s “Song In The 6ix” contest to win $10,000 and a CBC-produced music video

Toronto, ON – CBC Toronto recently announced its Song In The 6ix contest for any artist who wants to pen Toronto’s next … Read More »

Attention Producers: Check out this new weekly Feedback Friday sample challenge

Attention Producers: Check out this new weekly Feedback Friday sample challenge

Calgary, AB – I recently caught wind of a super dope development within the production community that I want to share with … Read More »

Swisslizz showed up with some game on his new EP Tales from 25

Swisslizz showed up with some game on his new EP Tales from 25

Vancouver, BC – Over the last two weeks we’ve seen a slew of new releases within the Vancouver hip-hop scene. Many of our well-known … Read More »

Understanding Summer Sixteen: With Meek Mill digested, Drake sets his sights on bigger targets

Understanding Summer Sixteen: With Meek Mill digested, Drake sets his sights on bigger targets

Listening to Episode 14 of OVO Sound Radio earlier tonight, it’s clear … Read More »

Brevner sets an example for Vancouver’s new wave

Brevner sets an example for Vancouver’s new wave

Vancouver, BC – Even if you weren’t previously aware of the boutique denim shop that Matt Brevner was set to perform at … Read More »

Dave Fields drops some introspective self-analysis on new album Neck Deep

Dave Fields drops some introspective self-analysis on new album Neck Deep

Vancouver, BC – It takes a lot of courage to release music to any type of audience, regardless of the genre of … Read More »

Raeliss drops some R&B gold with the release of mixtape Every Body Know I’m Dope

Raeliss drops some R&B gold with the release of mixtape Every Body Know I’m Dope

Vancouver, BC – 2015 was a big year for R&B in Canada. We saw the come-up of artists like Tory Lanez, Jazz … Read More »

Excitement builds as NBA All-Star Weekend 2016 approaches Toronto

Excitement builds as NBA All-Star Weekend 2016 approaches Toronto

Toronto, AB – There comes a time every now and then when an event is so legendary, that even the mildest fan … Read More »

We Know The DJ: DJ Tay James Ignites Hyphy Fridays at Alexander Gastown

We Know The DJ: DJ Tay James Ignites Hyphy Fridays at Alexander Gastown

Vancouver, BC – Regardless of how you feel about Justin Bieber, there is a slight certainty in the frenzy that follows any person … Read More »

Maestro Fresh Wes just released “Coach Fresh” so we caught up with him to talk about it

Maestro Fresh Wes just released “Coach Fresh” so we caught up with him to talk about it

Toronto, ON – As Toronto gears up for the highly anticipated upcoming NBA All-Star weekend, Canada’s godfather of Canadian hip-hop – Maestro … Read More »

Mindbender’s Picks: Top 10 Canadian hip-hop videos of 2015

Mindbender’s Picks: Top 10 Canadian hip-hop videos of 2015

HipHopCanada’s own Addi “Mindbender” Stewart adds his picks … Read More »

Claire Mortifee talks “Compassion with a Kiss” and Human Empowerment

Claire Mortifee talks “Compassion with a Kiss” and Human Empowerment

Vancouver, BC – It’s not too often that we get to talk to emcees who fearlessly advocate for positive causes through the … Read More »

We got it live: 2015 West Coast Concert recap

We got it live: 2015 West Coast Concert recap

Vancouver, BC – 2015 was an excellent year for concerts on the West Coast. Vancouver was blessed last year with more than enough monumental … Read More »

15 West Coast Artists To Watch in 2016

15 West Coast Artists To Watch in 2016

Vancouver, BC – It’s the beginning of a new year and as tradition follows HipHopCanada’s dedicated writers have decided to compile a … Read More »

Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2015

Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2015

Calgary, AB – As we head in to 2016, our HipHopCanada team members are wrapping up 2015 with a series of lists … Read More »

When It’s Dark Out: An intimate conversation with G-Eazy

When It’s Dark Out: An intimate conversation with G-Eazy

Oakland, CA – Originally published Dec. 4, 2015 – You hear the typical success story. A rapper gets a break when he … Read More »

SAFE brings his Stay Down EP to life inside Toronto’s Mod Club

SAFE brings his Stay Down EP to life inside Toronto’s Mod Club

On Saturday, Dec. 12, Toronto’s Virgin Mobile Mod Club was the center of Toronto hip-hop … Read More »

Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 20 Up-And-Coming Canadian Hip-Hop Producers of 2015

Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 20 Up-And-Coming Canadian Hip-Hop Producers of 2015

Calgary, AB – Originally published Dec. 28, 2015 – To wrap up 2015, our team members here at HipHopCanada are crafting up … Read More »

Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 10 Favourite Pictures I Shot In 2015

Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 10 Favourite Pictures I Shot In 2015

Calgary, AB – Originally published Dec. 26, 2015 – As 2015 comes to an end, our HipHopCanada fam has decided to put … Read More »

GrandBuda just dropped an insane three-track EP so we asked him about it

GrandBuda just dropped an insane three-track EP so we asked him about it

Montreal, QC – Quebec rapper-producer GrandBuda wasn’t on my radar until yesterday. I was peeping through my inbox at emails from earlier … Read More »

Review: k-os’ return to Edmonton an overall success

Review: k-os’ return to Edmonton an overall success

Edmonton, AB – I must say, there is something truly spectacular about a live band that brings out the energy and excitement … Read More »

Christmas Rappin’ 6: Getting Your Holiday Veggies

Christmas Rappin’ 6: Getting Your Holiday Veggies

There’s nothing that I love more than a good Christmas party … Read More »

“Too Young” artist Post Malone balls hard inside Toronto’s Tattoo

“Too Young” artist Post Malone balls hard inside Toronto’s Tattoo

This Past Thursday night, the youthful energy of Toronto’s hip-hop scene was … Read More »

Here’s what happened when The Weeknd brought The Madness Fall Tour to Calgary

Here’s what happened when The Weeknd brought The Madness Fall Tour to Calgary

Calgary, AB – On Nov. 29, XO’s kingpin, pop megastar The Weeknd brought The Madness Fall Tour through the Saddledome in Calgary. … Read More »

Majid Jordan give Vancouver a night of sophisticated sounds

Majid Jordan give Vancouver a night of sophisticated sounds

Vancouver, BC – Originally published Dec. 12, 2015 – Majid Jordan recently devised a blueprint for the most ultimately satisfying concert experience ever … Read More »

Review: Lloyd Banks leaves Edmonton crowd wanting more at the YEG Event Centre

Review: Lloyd Banks leaves Edmonton crowd wanting more at the YEG Event Centre

Edmonton, AB – Short and sweet. Perhaps those are the best words to describe Lloyd Banks’ set at Edmonton’s YEG Event Centre … Read More »

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