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Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”

Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”

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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 »

Run The Jewels kick off their Run The World Tour in Vancouver

Run The Jewels kick off their Run The World Tour in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – The first stop of Run The Jewels Run The World Tour recently took place at Vancouver’s PNE Forum to a … Read More »

9-0-Nickel’s Peter Jackson is “On A Wave” with hot new single

9-0-Nickel’s Peter Jackson is “On A Wave” with hot new single

Toronto, ON – It’s only February, but this could be one of the biggest singles we see in 2017. Over the years, … Read More »

King Push: ShaqIsDope breaks down his new Pusha T homage track

King Push: ShaqIsDope breaks down his new Pusha T homage track

Toronto, ON – Toronto artist ShaqIsDope recently released a brand new track titled “King Push” as homage to the G.O.A.T. Pusha T.
This … Read More »

The 2017 Prism Prize announces the Top 20 Canadian music videos of the year

The 2017 Prism Prize announces the Top 20 Canadian music videos of the year

Toronto, ON – This morning the Prism Prize released its annual Top 20 long list of Canadian music videos of the year. … Read More »

Premiere: Check this BaxFam Cypher with Adlib, Pimpton, Brothers Grim & Alpha Omega

Premiere: Check this BaxFam Cypher with Adlib, Pimpton, Brothers Grim & Alpha Omega

Regina, SK – In anticipation of Adlib‘s upcoming Primitive Tomorrow album release (due out later this month), Adlib teamed up with BaxWar … Read More »

PostCard: B3auu breaks down his new mixtape from up north in Nunavut

PostCard: B3auu breaks down his new mixtape from up north in Nunavut

Iqaluit, NU – Nunavut artist B3auu (formerly of the Hamilton, ON based Bo$ Clique crew) recently released his latest solo project, PostCard: … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 18

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 18

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

Create. Define. Release: After more than a decade, CDR Toronto’s support hasn’t wavered

Create. Define. Release: After more than a decade, CDR Toronto’s support hasn’t wavered

When the group’s run with Sony Music and MO ‘Wax came to an end, he sought to create a safe space where young artists could play their works in progress, develop their … Read More »

We spoke to The People North West about their smooth come-up on the West Coast

We spoke to The People North West about their smooth come-up on the West Coast

Vancouver, BC – The People North West are one of the few rap crews making moves on the West Coast, and they’ve accomplished … Read More »

Premiere: Ottawa artist Pter P releases his highly anticipated debut LIT album

Premiere: Ottawa artist Pter P releases his highly anticipated debut LIT album

Ottawa, ON – We’re very excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Ottawa artist Pter P for the premiere of his … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 17

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 17

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

Khalid talks finding his voice & charting his own path to success

Khalid talks finding his voice & charting his own path to success

At just 18 years old, R&B singer/songwriter Khalid isn’t your typical teen. With a newly acquired deal under his belt from RCA Records, his rise to the forefront of the … Read More »

HipHopCanada’s Sarah Jay announced as panelist for CBC Music’s 2017 Searchlight

HipHopCanada’s Sarah Jay announced as panelist for CBC Music’s 2017 Searchlight

Calgary, AB – We’re very excited to announce that HipHopCanada’s Associate Editor-in-Chief – Sarah Jay – has just been announced as one … Read More »

Atlanta-based artist Quie speaks about self-producing his debut album, Darkside

Atlanta-based artist Quie speaks about self-producing his debut album, Darkside

Atlanta, GA – Coming through our speakers from Georgia, Atlanta artist Quie has been quietly working away for most of 2016 on his debut … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 16

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 16

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

Lifestyle Brand HICU puts on local showcase highlighting Vancouver’s rising talents

Lifestyle Brand HICU puts on local showcase highlighting Vancouver’s rising talents

Vancouver, BC – While the vibrant music scene of Toronto rarely waivers, there’s been a shift on the West Coast this last year. Lifestyle … Read More »

Sled Island announces Flying Lotus as the festival’s 2017 guest curator

Sled Island announces Flying Lotus as the festival’s 2017 guest curator

Calgary, AB – With less than six months until the return of Sled Island, the annual Calgary music festival just kicked off … Read More »

Premiere: Seth Dyer releases Adom Woods directed visuals for “Black Ghosts”

Premiere: Seth Dyer releases Adom Woods directed visuals for “Black Ghosts”

Toronto, ON – Nearly one year after writing “Black Ghosts,” Toronto artist Seth Dyer returns with a minimalistic Adom Woods directed video … Read More »

Gravestones: Luxe opens up about his first single release since undergoing chemo

Gravestones: Luxe opens up about his first single release since undergoing chemo

Burlington, ON – Burlington artist Luxe (formerly Luxe Taylor) just released a brand new track titled “Gravestones” (co-produced by Luxe, Frenchy and … Read More »

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