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Peter Jackson: Since I Was 16 [Spotlight]

Peter Jackson: Since I Was 16 [Spotlight]

The NBA has always had a close connection to hip-hop culture, and in the past couple of years Canada’s team, the Toronto Raptors…

Travi$ Scott owns the crowd in Edmonton at the YEG Event Centre [Review]

Travi$ Scott owns the crowd in Edmonton at the YEG Event Centre [Review]

Edmonton, AB – In the little hub that is Edmonton’s hip-hop scene, it takes an artist of a certain caliber to … Read More »

Captain California: Problem is heating up the West Coast [Article]

Captain California: Problem is heating up the West Coast [Article]

All ears are on L.A. when it comes to laid-back bangers with a voice speaking for the ‘hood. He’s been making major moves for…

Travi$ Scott arrives in Vancouver on high horse (Live Review) [Photos]

Travi$ Scott arrives in Vancouver on high horse (Live Review) [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Travi$ Scott is undoubtable one of the hottest young artists in the rap game right now. From coming up under … Read More »

Touched by the Turn Up Godz: Waka Flocka Flame gets live in Edmonton [Review]

Touched by the Turn Up Godz: Waka Flocka Flame gets live in Edmonton [Review]

Edmonton, AB – After a brief hiatus, our friends at Nightshift Entertainment are back in action for the spring / summer season. … Read More »

DillanPonders – You’re Welcome [Review]

DillanPonders – You’re Welcome [Review]

Toronto, ON – On Apr. 1, Toronto’s drug lord extraordinaire DillanPonders released his highly-anticipated You’re Welcome remix project. The project dropped as … Read More »

Goapele gives Vancouver the night of their lives [Review]

Goapele gives Vancouver the night of their lives [Review]

Vancouver, BC – American R&B singer Goapele released her fifth album, Strong As Glass last year and has been on tour ever … Read More »

Trap House brings together underground rappers from across Canada and the West Coast [Review]

Trap House brings together underground rappers from across Canada and the West Coast [Review]

Vancouver, BC – The underground music scene in any city is a good barometer for the success of its music industry. Hip-hop … Read More »

Cityreal – Prologue [Review]

Cityreal – Prologue [Review]

Vancouver, BC – Cityreal has been at the forefront of the Vancouver hip-hop scene for over a decade. His music searches for … Read More »

Slum Village and Pete Rock make a stop in Victoria [Review]

Slum Village and Pete Rock make a stop in Victoria [Review]

Victoria, BC – Hip-hop God Pete Rock and the legendary Slum Village recently brought the tail end of their North American tour … Read More »

Ghostface kills it in Vancouver [Review]

Ghostface kills it in Vancouver [Review]

Vancouver, BC – Highly-esteemed member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah brought back the Wu-Tang legacy to Vancouver this past Friday for a show … Read More »

The Funk Hunters & Chali 2na play a sold out Commodore Ballroom (Live) [Photos]

The Funk Hunters & Chali 2na play a sold out Commodore Ballroom (Live) [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – If you were in Vancouver this weekend for the sold-out Funk Hunters and Chali 2na show, you experienced … Read More »

On the phone with Rae Sremmurd [Interview]

On the phone with Rae Sremmurd [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – With the January release of their debut album SremmLife, a surprise appearance with Rihanna at DirectTV’s Pre-Super Bowl Party, … Read More »

Behind the scenes with Pimpton & JD Era [Interview]

Behind the scenes with Pimpton & JD Era [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – In between shows during the western leg of his KCMKV2 Tour, Regina’s rising star Pimpton made a stop … Read More »

Tyler Skyy – Intergalactic [Album]

Tyler Skyy – Intergalactic [Album]

Vancouver, BC – Hip-hop artist and Vancouver transplant Tyler Skyy has been heavy on his grind over the past few years and … Read More »

Travis Scott’s Rodeo Tour brings down the house in Toronto (Live Review) [Photos]

Travis Scott’s Rodeo Tour brings down the house in Toronto (Live Review) [Photos]

Toronto, ON – Over the course of the last seven years, I have worked with, have been on stage with, have learned … Read More »

Vancouver music community aids in funding J-Swift’s fight for his rights [Article]

Vancouver music community aids in funding J-Swift’s fight for his rights [Article]

Vancouver, BC – Over the last couple of months it has been a Bizarre Ride indeed for producer/emcee J-Swift of The Pharcyde. … Read More »

PRhyme packs the house at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Photos]

PRhyme packs the house at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – One of the hottest shows to pass through Vancity this year was the new super-group duo PRhyme – Royce … Read More »

Adlib talks BAXWAR and his upcoming collab with Rob The Viking [Interview]

Adlib talks BAXWAR and his upcoming collab with Rob The Viking [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Adlib is a Philadelphia based underground hip-hop artist and label owner at Sensi Star with ties to Battle Axe … Read More »

Checking in with Rushden Diamonds [Interview]

Checking in with Rushden Diamonds [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – From ripping stages around the globe to collaborating with some of the most influential emcees to the culture, Lord … Read More »

Deuce Fantastick – My Fantastick Reality [Review]

Deuce Fantastick – My Fantastick Reality [Review]

Edmonton, AB – You can’t argue that Deuce Fantastick (Peep Game) has been one of the most notable voices in the Edmonton … Read More »

Drake’s entire mixtape charts on Billboard; becomes first MC to top Artist 100 [News]

Drake’s entire mixtape charts on Billboard; becomes first MC to top Artist 100 [News]

Toronto, ON – Drake has made music history, yet again. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late came as a surprise a … Read More »

Home of the Brave: Rezzi talks bullying, new mixtape & more [Interview]

Home of the Brave: Rezzi talks bullying, new mixtape & more [Interview]

Toronto, ON – For the past couple of years, a Toronto teenager has become a strong voice for speaking out against bullying. … Read More »

Cage & Sadistik’s tour stops in Vancouver (Live Review) [Photos]

Cage & Sadistik’s tour stops in Vancouver (Live Review) [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Underground emcees Cage and Sadistik brought their spring 2015 tour through to Vancouver’s Venue this past week, presented by … Read More »

There Is Only Now: Souls of Mischief hit the stage in Calgary [Review]

There Is Only Now: Souls of Mischief hit the stage in Calgary [Review]

Calgary, AB – On Feb. 11, the good people over at Blueprint Live brought Souls of Mischief to Comonwealth Bar & Stage … Read More »

K-Riz – The Low: Side B [Review]

K-Riz – The Low: Side B [Review]

Edmonton, AB – K-Riz welcomes us once again with The Low: Side B, a second edition to his mixtape, The Low, which … Read More »

Rich Homie Quan had us feeling some Type of Way in Calgary [Review]

Rich Homie Quan had us feeling some Type of Way in Calgary [Review]

Calgary, AB – On Feb. 12, Rich Homie Quan rolled through Calgary for the second stop along his debut 2015 Canadian Tour. … Read More »

OVO-KOTD Blackout 5 captured in 23 shots by Ajani Charles [Photos]

OVO-KOTD Blackout 5 captured in 23 shots by Ajani Charles [Photos]

Toronto, ON – By now you’re probably well aware that OVO-KOTD’s highly anticipated Blackout 5 event was a huge success; propelling the … Read More »

B.o.B. meets Edmonton on Canadian Tour [Review]

B.o.B. meets Edmonton on Canadian Tour [Review]

Edmonton, AB – On January 30, ATL’s B.o.B. braved the cold streets of Edmonton and put on a live show at Encore … Read More »

Pat Stay on defending title at Blackout 5; connecting with Drake [Article]

Pat Stay on defending title at Blackout 5; connecting with Drake [Article]

East coast hip-hop journalist and enthusiast Jacob Smith linked up with KOTD Title Match winner, Dartmouth’s own Pay Stay, to discuss his … Read More »

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