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Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 34

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 34

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Daddy Issues: Wasiu talks about making psychological rap that’s disguised as stripper rap

Daddy Issues: Wasiu talks about making psychological rap that’s disguised as stripper rap

Montreal, QC – At the beginning of the month, Montreal artist Wasiu released a new single titled “Daddy Issues.”
The track was produced … Read More »

Rolling Loud Festival 2017: A$AP Rocky, A$AP Mob steal the show

Rolling Loud Festival 2017: A$AP Rocky, A$AP Mob steal the show

Miami, FL – Not only was it my first time in Miami, it was also my first time EVER attending an all-rap … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 33

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 33

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Power Play: Canadian rappers score big with hockey anthems

Power Play: Canadian rappers score big with hockey anthems

Ottawa, ON – It’s taken a decade, but the Ottawa Senators have made it back to the Eastern Conference Finals of the … Read More »

Martin C. Pariseau wins the 2017 Prism Prize for Kaytranada’s “Lite Spots” video

Martin C. Pariseau wins the 2017 Prism Prize for Kaytranada’s “Lite Spots” video

Toronto, ON – On Sunday May 14, director Martin C. Pariseau was awarded the 2017 Prism Prize for Kaytranada’s “Lite Spots” music … Read More »

Not So Famous: Keffaleng discusses the dangers of fame & the importance of Kid Cudi

Not So Famous: Keffaleng discusses the dangers of fame & the importance of Kid Cudi

Toronto, ON – Back in March, Toronto artist Keffaleng unleashed his sophomore release; a seven-track EP entitled Not So Famous.
Not So Famous … Read More »

Dhamiri breaks down the state of grime in Canada & his come up as a Canadian grime artist

Dhamiri breaks down the state of grime in Canada & his come up as a Canadian grime artist

Mississauga, ON – A few weeks ago I was putting together one of my weekly Spotify playlists when I came across an … Read More »

Freddie Gibbs makes his Edmonton debut during the YOL2 Canadian Tour

Freddie Gibbs makes his Edmonton debut during the YOL2 Canadian Tour

Edmonton, AB – Freddie Gibbs hit Edmonton for the first time ever, in support of his latest project You Only Live 2wice. … Read More »

You need to listen to the Kiddo EP by Jessie Reyez because it will make you feel all the feelings

You need to listen to the Kiddo EP by Jessie Reyez because it will make you feel all the feelings

Toronto, ON – At the end of last week, Toronto songstress Jessie Reyez dropped a brand new EP titled Kiddo.
The 7-track project … Read More »

Review: Machine Gun Kelly smashes two back-to-back performances in Edmonton

Review: Machine Gun Kelly smashes two back-to-back performances in Edmonton

Edmonton, AB – After postponing twice, due to scheduling conflicts, Machine Gun Kelly finally graced his presence in Edmonton for two electrifying … Read More »

Nice Dreams Dirty Trips: Jean Kengz on combining North American rap with French production

Nice Dreams Dirty Trips: Jean Kengz on combining North American rap with French production

Paris, FR – Earlier this year, French producer Jean Kengz teamed up with Mrzn, Young L3X and G Milla for this brand … Read More »

UNCRWND Volume 4 gearing up to be one of the hottest events in Toronto this May

UNCRWND Volume 4 gearing up to be one of the hottest events in Toronto this May

Toronto, ON – One of our new star contributors, Stefan Calabrese aka CALABRU, has a big event coming up that we’re thrilled … Read More »

Hopsin makes waves in Edmonton: Check out these photos from The Borderline Tour

Hopsin makes waves in Edmonton: Check out these photos from The Borderline Tour

Edmonton, AB – This month Hopsin returned to Edmonton for yet another unforgettable performance. The Borderline Tour hit The Ranch Roadhouse April … Read More »

Catching up with Riff Raff: The road from Mad Decent signee to Neon Nation kingpin

Catching up with Riff Raff: The road from Mad Decent signee to Neon Nation kingpin

Calgary, AB – Today marks the Calgary stop of Houston rapper Riff Raff’s four-month world tour. The Canadian leg, in particular, is … Read More »

We talked to Lava Cru producer Neemz about how he turns his beats into Horcruxes

We talked to Lava Cru producer Neemz about how he turns his beats into Horcruxes

London, ON – Earlier this month the Lava Cru trio (Kachinga, Cam, and Neemz) released a 13-track instrumental project titled Horcruxes.
The project … Read More »

Here’s what happened during the first ever Canadian Juggalo Weekend

Here’s what happened during the first ever Canadian Juggalo Weekend

Calgary, AB – It’s Friday afternoon around three o’clock and I’m walking towards Marquee Beer Market & Stage for day one of … Read More »

Faint and Uncertain Though They Were: cannonhead breaks down their brand new EP

Faint and Uncertain Though They Were: cannonhead breaks down their brand new EP

Last week Montreal’s cannonhead duo released a brand new five-track EP titled Faint and … Read More »

From Ridicule to Ruler: How Juggalos became one of the most dominant voices in the underground

From Ridicule to Ruler: How Juggalos became one of the most dominant voices in the underground

It’s around noon and my phone is ringing, the caller ID displaying “Psychopathic Records” … Read More »

12AM breaks down his Afterparty EP & discusses finally being able to open up in his music

12AM breaks down his Afterparty EP & discusses finally being able to open up in his music

Toronto, ON – Earlier this month Toronto recording artist 12AM released his eight-track EP titled Afterparty.
Afterparty is a dark, emotive EP about … Read More »

A look at More Life’s ties to the UK; Plus 6 other British MCs you need to know

A look at More Life’s ties to the UK; Plus 6 other British MCs you need to know

While taking in the More Life debut, one thing that really caught my interest was the … Read More »

LD bANKO discusses his new track “Yea Yea” & the importance of investing in yourself

LD bANKO discusses his new track “Yea Yea” & the importance of investing in yourself

Brampton, ON – Earlier this week up-and-coming Brampton artist LD bANKO released a brand new record titled “Yea Yea” as his own … Read More »

Cruising: A conversation with Derin Falana about finally being able to focus on music full-time

Cruising: A conversation with Derin Falana about finally being able to focus on music full-time

Brampton, ON – Earlier this week, Brampton artist Derin Falana released a brand new single and video titled “Cruising” to mark a … Read More »

THEY. bring Nü Religion Tour to Vancouver

THEY. bring Nü Religion Tour to Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – In light of their recently released album Nü Religion: Hyena Grunge R&B duo THEY. sold-out Vancouver’s Alexander Gastown for their Nü … Read More »

The Weeknd, 6lack, Daniel Caesar & more to perform at Osheaga 2017 in Montreal

The Weeknd, 6lack, Daniel Caesar & more to perform at Osheaga 2017 in Montreal

Montreal, QC – Earlier this week Osheaga announced its monstrous line up for the 2017 festival, which takes place from Aug. 4 … Read More »

XO’s Derek Wise gave Vancouver a short and sweet taste of Inglorious

XO’s Derek Wise gave Vancouver a short and sweet taste of Inglorious

Vancouver, BC – Making his Vancouver debut last Friday at Republic Nightclub in Vancouver, XO affiliate Derek Wise formally introduced himself to the … Read More »

Premiere: You need to watch this new EverythingOShauN video for “Broke”

Premiere: You need to watch this new EverythingOShauN video for “Broke”

Brampton, ON – Today is my birthday and I am incredibly excited to announce that I have teamed up with Brampton artist … Read More »

Quake Matthews releases “Just Another Love Story” video; pens himself a letter from alcohol

Quake Matthews releases “Just Another Love Story” video; pens himself a letter from alcohol

Halifax, NS – After releasing the Classified produced “Just Another Love Story” earlier this month, Quake Matthews returns with a brand new … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 20

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 20

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single … Read More »

Rick Ross wants you to know that success is yours if you’re bold enough to take it

Rick Ross wants you to know that success is yours if you’re bold enough to take it

Empires aren’t built over night, and the decade-long career of Rick Ross has been an unwavering and … Read More »

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