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Time to #WAKEDAFUCUP: HipHopCanada chops it up with Onyx [Interview]

Time to #WAKEDAFUCUP: HipHopCanada chops it up with Onyx [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 15, our friends over at True Rhythm brought Onyx (Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz) to Calgary for … Read More »

On the Run with Jay and Bey in Winnipeg [Review]

On the Run with Jay and Bey in Winnipeg [Review]

Winnipeg, MB – I’ll be honest: when the rumors started circulating that Jay Z and Beyoncé were set to tour together this … Read More »

Cam’ron takes it back at Danforth Music Hall [Review]

Cam’ron takes it back at Danforth Music Hall [Review]

Toronto, ON – On Aug. 16, Cam’ron rolled through Toronto for a stop along The First Of The Month Tour. When I … Read More »

Squamish Valley Music Festival with Eminem, Nas, Danny Brown & more [Review/Photos]

Squamish Valley Music Festival with Eminem, Nas, Danny Brown & more [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, BC – On the weekend of August 8, 2014, Squamish Valley Music Festival kicked off in Squamish, British Columbia with headliners … Read More »

Onyx hits Vancity on the #WAKEDAFUCUP tour [Photos]

Onyx hits Vancity on the #WAKEDAFUCUP tour [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Vancity has aways had a lot of love for Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr so naturally we were a … Read More »

Juicy J turns up Vancouver on Never Sober Tour [Review]

Juicy J turns up Vancouver on Never Sober Tour [Review]

Vancouver, BC - Juicy J recently preformed a show at The Vogue Theatre with Luke Christopher, J Dennis, HeatWave, and Spac3man as a part … Read More »

M-Bomb – A Story No One Told [Mixtape]

M-Bomb – A Story No One Told [Mixtape]

Waterloo, ON – Originally published August 17, 2014 – Waterloo’s own M-Bomb (who pulls double-duty as a blogger for the fam over … Read More »

NBA denies offer to drop fine if Raptors fire Drake; Drizzy calls out ESPN panelist [News]

NBA denies offer to drop fine if Raptors fire Drake; Drizzy calls out ESPN panelist [News]

Toronto, ON – New developments in the Drake x Kevin Durant x Toronto Raptors getting fined saga. The NBA has denied a … Read More »

Into His Zone: Danny Brown impresses at Encore [Review]

Into His Zone: Danny Brown impresses at Encore [Review]

Edmonton, AB – On August 9, our friends at Nightshift Entertainment brought Danny Brown to Encore to perform live for the first … Read More »

Rewind: Pemberton 2014 coverage recap with Snoop Dogg, OutKast, Kendrick & more [Article]

Rewind: Pemberton 2014 coverage recap with Snoop Dogg, OutKast, Kendrick & more [Article]

Pemberton, BC – Late July, HipHopCanada’s own Sarah Sussman and Sarosh Rizvi provided us with some amazing coverage of the Pemberton Music … Read More »

Humble Beginnings: Jigz Crillz talks growth as an artist, new EP & more [Interview]

Humble Beginnings: Jigz Crillz talks growth as an artist, new EP & more [Interview]

Hamilton, ON – Originally published July 30, 2014 – Steel City’s Jigz Crillz is gearing up for the fall release of his … Read More »

A flavourful taste of hip-hop at Osheaga 2014 [Review]

A flavourful taste of hip-hop at Osheaga 2014 [Review]

Montreal, QC – Originally published August 9, 2014 – The highly-anticipated Osheaga Music Festival 2014 embraced thousands of music fanatics with loving … Read More »

OutKast reunites at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Review]

OutKast reunites at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 20, OutKast hit the stage at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 to wind down the final day of … Read More »

Dizzy Wright brings the party State of Mind to Edmonton [Review]

Dizzy Wright brings the party State of Mind to Edmonton [Review]

Edmonton, AB – On Jul. 23, our friends over at Nighshift Entertainment and Pearl Entertainment brought Las Vegas MC Dizzy Wright through … Read More »

#DearRappers:  Quit fronting [Article]

#DearRappers: Quit fronting [Article]

Vancouver, BC – In a world made up of internet fame, Twitter followers and Instagram acclaim , the term “fake it ’till … Read More »

Toronto vet King Reign gets Sincere about new album, family & more [Interview]

Toronto vet King Reign gets Sincere about new album, family & more [Interview]

Toronto, ON – Whether it’s his JUNO-nominated work as a member of the group BrassMunk, his Reign Music series, big singles like … Read More »

KOTD and GZ Battles Present: First Defense (Live) [Review/Photos]

KOTD and GZ Battles Present: First Defense (Live) [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Hip-hop in Vancity is growing in ways that don’t always get the spotlight, but if you’re paying attention, it’s … Read More »

The Kendrick Lamar experience at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Review]

The Kendrick Lamar experience at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 18, Kendrick Lamar came through Pemberton Music Festival 2014 to perform a set at the Mt. Currie … Read More »

Here’s what happened when Snoop Dogg rolled through Pemberton Music Festival [Review]

Here’s what happened when Snoop Dogg rolled through Pemberton Music Festival [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 19, Snoop Dogg (aka: Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoopadelic,, etc, etc, etc) rolled through Pemberton … Read More »

Tyler, The Creator shut ‘em down at Pemberton [Review]

Tyler, The Creator shut ‘em down at Pemberton [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 18, Tyler, The Creator hit the Mt. Currie stage at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 for a performance … Read More »

ScHoolboy Q makes his Canadian debut at Pemberton Music Festival [Review]

ScHoolboy Q makes his Canadian debut at Pemberton Music Festival [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 18, T.D.E.’s own ScHoolboy Q made his Canadian debut at Pemberton Music Festival 2014. Q has admittedly … Read More »

On The Run: Standing ovations for Beyonce & Jay Z in Toronto [Review]

On The Run: Standing ovations for Beyonce & Jay Z in Toronto [Review]

Toronto, ON – When you think of absolute perfect concerts, what comes to mind? Perhaps a Bad Boy reunion? Or maybe even … Read More »

KOTD West Coast Squad Tour stops in Edmonton [Review]

KOTD West Coast Squad Tour stops in Edmonton [Review]

Edmonton, AB – Since I joined HipHopCanada five months ago, 2014 has all of a sudden become a year of “firsts.” First … Read More »

Tyler, The Creator talks about interracial dating on the way to Pemberton [News]

Tyler, The Creator talks about interracial dating on the way to Pemberton [News]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 18, Tyler, The Creator hit us with a deep heartfelt PSA about the importance of interracial dating … Read More »

Jay Elec brings out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller & more at BK Hip Hop Festival [Review]

Jay Elec brings out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller & more at BK Hip Hop Festival [Review]

The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival was sponsored by HipHopCanada. Our very own Maxwell Benson was on hand to capture the … Read More »

Move Right Music: Providing service to Canada’s emerging talent [Interview]

Move Right Music: Providing service to Canada’s emerging talent [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published July 21, 2014 – If you pay attention to what’s going on in the music underground you’ll … Read More »

Rico Love talks Usher, social media, writing platinum hits & more [Interview]

Rico Love talks Usher, social media, writing platinum hits & more [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – On July 5, Rico Love made a stop in Edmonton while joining Future on the Honest Tour. The New Orleans … Read More »

YEG to the World: Vol. 2 Recap [Review]

YEG to the World: Vol. 2 Recap [Review]

Edmonton, AB – July 9 marked Volume 2 of The 25th Dynasty’s YEG to the World at YEG Dance Club. This is … Read More »

New York Buzz: Bobby Shmurda, GS9 and the Shmoney Dance [Article]

New York Buzz: Bobby Shmurda, GS9 and the Shmoney Dance [Article]

New York, NY – On Wednesday, Drake hosted the 2014 ESPY Awards in LA and started it with a monologue that has … Read More »

Black Milk kills Vancouver softly with Nat Turner [Review]

Black Milk kills Vancouver softly with Nat Turner [Review]

Vancouver, BC - Black Milk has performed in Vancouver a couple of times now and he’s one of few artists I’ve made the … Read More »

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