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2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards: Quake wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards: Quake wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

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Action Bronson brings noteworthy performance to Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom

Action Bronson brings noteworthy performance to Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom

Vancouver, BC – Fresh off the debut of his book “Fuck that’s Delicious” and new Viceland TV show “The Untitled Action Bronson … Read More »

French Montana took Edmonton All The Way Up at the Official Starboy Tour Afterparty

French Montana took Edmonton All The Way Up at the Official Starboy Tour Afterparty

Edmonton, AB – After the party it’s the after party! Following his opening performance for The Weeknd at Rogers Place, French Montana … Read More »

Review: The Weeknd leaves his mark (with an XO) At Rogers Place in Edmonton

Review: The Weeknd leaves his mark (with an XO) At Rogers Place in Edmonton

Edmonton, AB – The Weeknd made a stop in Edmonton Monday evening (Oct. 2) for the second leg of the Starboy: Legend … Read More »

This is why you need to listen to Deuce Fantastick’s album Memoirs of the Hustler

This is why you need to listen to Deuce Fantastick’s album Memoirs of the Hustler

Edmonton, AB – Earlier this summer Deuce Fantastick released his third studio album Memoirs of the Hustler (M.O.T.H).
As always, the talented … Read More »

Señorita: Harm Franklin discusses Calgary’s Top Secret producers & collaborating with Nessly

Señorita: Harm Franklin discusses Calgary’s Top Secret producers & collaborating with Nessly

Calgary, AB – Over the weekend Calgary artist Harm Franklin released a new flip of Justin Timberlake’s cult classic record “Señorita.” The … Read More »

This is why you need to listen to Justin Trash’s new two-track Ex Boyfriend EP

This is why you need to listen to Justin Trash’s new two-track Ex Boyfriend EP

Toronto, ON – The amount of talent coming from the Uptown movement in Toronto is not to be ignored and Justin Trash … Read More »

Listen up: Class is in session on KBL’s new self titled EP

Listen up: Class is in session on KBL’s new self titled EP

Edmonton, AB – If you’re privy to Edmonton’s hip-hop scene, then you know about KBL, and if you don’t know, you need … Read More »

Photo recap: Kid Ink & Merkules celebrate Canada 150 in Edmonton

Photo recap: Kid Ink & Merkules celebrate Canada 150 in Edmonton

Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse put on special event for the City of Edmonton to celebrate Canada 150. Special guests included … Read More »

Dizzy’s been putting in that work on his latest project Been Dizzy III: Blackout

Dizzy’s been putting in that work on his latest project Been Dizzy III: Blackout

Edmonton, AB – I’ll be the first to admit that we slept on Dizzy‘s most recent project Been Dizzy III: Blackout, which … Read More »

Recap: Jalen Santoy shines through at this year’s NXNE Festival 2017

Recap: Jalen Santoy shines through at this year’s NXNE Festival 2017

Toronto, ON – For decades, NXNE has been a proud moment for Toronto culture and its diverse music scene. It is a … Read More »

Vancouver welcomed Khalid and the ‘American Teen’ tour with a sold-out show

Vancouver welcomed Khalid and the ‘American Teen’ tour with a sold-out show

Vancouver, BC – This past January we had the opportunity to speak with newly signed RCA Records artist Khalid at the early launch of … Read More »

You need to listen to Sean Leon’s new Life Goes On Without You playlist

You need to listen to Sean Leon’s new Life Goes On Without You playlist

Toronto, ON – At the end of June, Toronto artist Sean Leon released a surprise four-track playlist titled Life Goes On Without … Read More »

Here’s what happened during Flying Lotus’ headlining set at Sled Island 2017

Here’s what happened during Flying Lotus’ headlining set at Sled Island 2017

Calgary, AB – From Jun. 21 – 25, the annual Sled Island music festival took over Calgary for a week of live … Read More »

This is why Tierra Whack was the hidden gem find of Sled Island 2017

This is why Tierra Whack was the hidden gem find of Sled Island 2017

Calgary, AB – From June 21 – 25, the annual Sled Island music festival took over Calgary for a week of … Read More »

Lou Phelps came to Calgary and performed one of the best sets of Sled Island 2017

Lou Phelps came to Calgary and performed one of the best sets of Sled Island 2017

Calgary, AB – This last week the annual Sled Island music festival took over Calgary for a week of music and live … Read More »

Here’s what happened when Busdriver performed at Sled Island 2017

Here’s what happened when Busdriver performed at Sled Island 2017

Calgary, AB – From June 21 – 25 the annual Sled Island music festival took over the city of Calgary for a … Read More »

Review: Future returns to Edmonton for the Nobody Safe Tour

Review: Future returns to Edmonton for the Nobody Safe Tour

Edmonton, AB – On June 7, Future made his return to Rogers Place in support of his headlining Nobody Safe Tour featuring … Read More »

Doug Crawford and the Euro Trip

Doug Crawford and the Euro Trip

Vancouver, BC – Good Friday Ent and Secret Society present Doug Crawford and the Euro Trip. The European tour … Read More »

The HipHopCanada guide to Sled Island 2017

The HipHopCanada guide to Sled Island 2017

Calgary, AB – From Jun. 21 to Jun. 25, the annual Sled Island music festival takes over Calgary for a week … Read More »

The HipHopCanada recap of HOT 97 Summer Jam 2017

The HipHopCanada recap of HOT 97 Summer Jam 2017

East Rutherford, NJ – Another moment in hip-hop history was made at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2017. With a plethora of lively … Read More »

Premiere: Hamilton artists DBLCRSS & Jay Portal discuss their new grunge-trap “Rockstar” anthem

Premiere: Hamilton artists DBLCRSS & Jay Portal discuss their new grunge-trap “Rockstar” anthem

Hamilton, ON – We’re very excited to announce this exclusive new premiere out of Hamilton for the track “Rockstar” by DBLCRSS … Read More »

Greezy Deckz talks No More Gimmicks, Gucci Mane, The Greezy Era & more

Greezy Deckz talks No More Gimmicks, Gucci Mane, The Greezy Era & more

Toronto rapper Greezy Deckz has been working hard … Read More »

The anatomy of the MTLien: Wasiu on Outkast’s influence & how MTL shaped his identity

The anatomy of the MTLien: Wasiu on Outkast’s influence & how MTL shaped his identity

Montreal, QC – Last month Montreal artist Wasiu released his origin anthem track “MTLien”, produced by Montreal super producers Tommy Kruise and … Read More »

Diamond In The Rough: Belleville’s Stylin’ Flow talk events, violence in hip-hop & more

Diamond In The Rough: Belleville’s Stylin’ Flow talk events, violence in hip-hop & more

Belleville, ON – As a writer, it’s my due diligence to be honest to the wonderful people who take the time out … Read More »

Girls That Don’t Talk Much: Van Hill discusses his new single & why less is always more

Girls That Don’t Talk Much: Van Hill discusses his new single & why less is always more

Brampton, ON – Last week Brampton artist Van Hill dropped a brand new Chris Rose produced track titled “Girls That Don’t Talk … Read More »

KMPNY is coming: The emerging Toronto duo talks fake love, unity & their debut with 24Hrs

KMPNY is coming: The emerging Toronto duo talks fake love, unity & their debut with 24Hrs

Toronto, ON – The beginning of May 2017 marked the debut single release from emerging Toronto duo KMPNY (pronounced “company”).
The rapper-producer … 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 »

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 »

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