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Highlights from The Hip-Hop Showcase at Shambhala Music Festival

Highlights from The Hip-Hop Showcase at Shambhala Music Festival

Salmo, BC – Hindu texts mention the village Shambhala as the birthplace of Kalki, the final incarnation of Vishnu who will usher … Read More »

Review: Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour comes to an end in Edmonton

Review: Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour comes to an end in Edmonton

Edmonton, AB – The concourse at Rexall Place may as well have been a catwalk – that’s what happens when Nicki Minaj … Read More »

Review: Miguel’s WildHeart Tour Lights up the Commodore Ballroom

Review: Miguel’s WildHeart Tour Lights up the Commodore Ballroom

Vancouver, BC – This past weekend, a sold-out crowd at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom got a taste of Miguel‘s WildHeart Tour.

Scarborough’s Social Anti talks #triggers exhibit; Toronto Aug 28 – 30

Scarborough’s Social Anti talks #triggers exhibit; Toronto Aug 28 – 30

Toronto, ON – Last week we told you about a new 20-piece photo exhibit known as #triggers which is based on the … Read More »

Tomorrow: Day 1 of KOTD’s 3-day World Domination 5 Global Supremacy

Tomorrow: Day 1 of KOTD’s 3-day World Domination 5 Global Supremacy

Toronto, ON – Hip-hop heads and battle MCs from around the world are currently descending upon Toronto for the next chapter of … Read More »

The Pinkprint Tour: DeJ Loaf is the greatest & Meek Mill is losing it

The Pinkprint Tour: DeJ Loaf is the greatest & Meek Mill is losing it

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 18, the good people over at Live Nation brought Nicki Minaj and her Pinkprint Tour through Calgary … Read More »

Review: Miguel brings his Wildheart tour to Toronto’s Sound Academy

Review: Miguel brings his Wildheart tour to Toronto’s Sound Academy

Toronto, ON – Musicians like Prince, Queen, Guns N’ Roses and Michael Jackson dominated the 80s and set the bar unbelievably high … Read More »

SoULBoi releases solo project, The pre-Stare Sessions

SoULBoi releases solo project, The pre-Stare Sessions

Vancouver, BC – One half of Vancouver group R.O.M.I, SoULBoi drops a new solo project titled The pre-Stare Sessions.
The eight-track EP … Read More »

Review: Hip-hop takes the cake at the Squamish Valley Music Festival

Review: Hip-hop takes the cake at the Squamish Valley Music Festival

Drake, Jazz Cartier, ScHoolboy Q, SonReal & more! … Read More »

Opinion: Wu-Tang shows need to ban attendees who can’t name all the members of Wu-Tang

Opinion: Wu-Tang shows need to ban attendees who can’t name all the members of Wu-Tang

Calgary, AB – There can be no denying that in recent years, Wu-Tang Clan has joined the stable of notable 20th century … Read More »

Scarborough’s Nynex19 releases impressive debut with Do You Love Me?

Scarborough’s Nynex19 releases impressive debut with Do You Love Me?

Toronto, ON – Discovering a new artist is like Christmas for music enthusiasts. Discovering 3 incredible new artists in a span of … Read More »

Madchild talks sobriety, Silver Tongue Devil, BAXWAR & more

Madchild talks sobriety, Silver Tongue Devil, BAXWAR & more

Vancouver’s favourite rapper, Madchild, is back with his third solo studio album, Silver Tongue Devil … Read More »

Skepta “Shutdown” Toronto during his tour’s final show

Skepta “Shutdown” Toronto during his tour’s final show

Toronto, ON – Grime is a powerful musical movement that was birthed in the UK during … Read More »

Top 10 Sean Price connections to Canadian hip-hop

Top 10 Sean Price connections to Canadian hip-hop

The best Sean Price connections to Canadian hip-hop … Read More »

#DearRappers: You are scum if you post your demo in response to #RIPRedway

#DearRappers: You are scum if you post your demo in response to #RIPRedway

Disclaimer: It’s been a minute since we’ve run a #DearRappers column here on HipHopCanada. But a lot of you cats have been … Read More »

A Promise To Shane (Redway Tribute)

A Promise To Shane (Redway Tribute)

Toronto’s MR. STiXX drops a touching tribute to Toronto’s Shane Redway … Read More »

OVO Fest Day 2 Recap (Part 2)

OVO Fest Day 2 Recap (Part 2)

Toronto, ON – This is Part 2 of our Day 2 coverage of the 6th Annual OVO Fest in Toronto. Part 1 … Read More »

Drake, WondaGurl, Classified, Organik, Rich Kidd & more pay tribute to Redway on social media

Drake, WondaGurl, Classified, Organik, Rich Kidd & more pay tribute to Redway on social media

Update: Redway’s untimely passing has now seen coverage from the biggest hip-hop platforms around. BET, The Source, XXL, Hot97, Noisey, Complex, HipHopDX… … Read More »

Drake’s ‘Meek Mill Memes’ at OVO Fest

Drake’s ‘Meek Mill Memes’ at OVO Fest

Toronto, ON – Along with his highly anticipated Day 2 performance at OVO Fest, when Drake took the stage at the Molson … Read More »

OVO Fest Day 2 Recap (Part 1)

OVO Fest Day 2 Recap (Part 1)

Toronto, ON – Despite J. Cole’s set being rained out to close out Day 1 of the 6th Annual OVO Fest, excitement … Read More »

OVO Fest Day 1 Recap

OVO Fest Day 1 Recap

Sights and sounds from OVO Fest Day 1 … Read More »

Tribute: Toronto rising star Shane Redway of BLVD killed in car accident

Tribute: Toronto rising star Shane Redway of BLVD killed in car accident

Toronto’s Redway passed away early Saturday in a car accident on Toronto’s Hwy. 427 … Read More »

HipHopCanada Picks: Top 3 rappers we’re most excited to see at One Love Music Festival

HipHopCanada Picks: Top 3 rappers we’re most excited to see at One Love Music Festival

Calgary, AB – On Sep. 5, the good people over at Two Towers and Union Events bring us the One Love Music … Read More »

#OVONorm: Drake confirms councillor Norm Kelly’s OVO Fest appearance

#OVONorm: Drake confirms councillor Norm Kelly’s OVO Fest appearance

Toronto, ON – And the saga continues… Early Friday, Drake used Instagram to confirm an expected appearance by Toronto city councillor Norm … Read More »

Meek Mill finally responds to Drake with “Wanna Know” diss

Meek Mill finally responds to Drake with “Wanna Know” diss

I think we can start calling this a hip-hop beef. Meek Mill finally releases a Drake diss track … Read More »

Word on Road: Drake signs Philly rapper AR-Ab to OVO Sound?

Word on Road: Drake signs Philly rapper AR-Ab to OVO Sound?

While Drake has been doing his best to bring the feud with Meek Mill onto a more traditional platform for … Read More »

If you never get a chance to see the Flatbush ZOMBiES live, you’re BetterOffDEAD

If you never get a chance to see the Flatbush ZOMBiES live, you’re BetterOffDEAD

Calgary, AB – On July 23, the good folks over at Boodang, DubSac, SP, The Supreme Hustle, and Nightshift Entertainment teamed up … Read More »

Review: Talib Kweli Gives Vancouver a re-up on conscious hip-hop

Review: Talib Kweli Gives Vancouver a re-up on conscious hip-hop

Vancouver, BC – If you have the opportunity, get yourself to a Talib Kweli show right now. Wherever you may be on … Read More »

Review: Missy Elliott and Kendrick Lamar close Pemberton Music Festival

Review: Missy Elliott and Kendrick Lamar close Pemberton Music Festival

Pemberton, BC – Two of our most fond Pemberton Music Festival memories come via the incomparable Kendrick Lamar and his performance on … Read More »

Photo recap: Pemberton Music Festival with De La Soul, J.Cole, Run The Jewels, Ludacris and more

Photo recap: Pemberton Music Festival with De La Soul, J.Cole, Run The Jewels, Ludacris and more

Pemberton, BC – Hip-hop was alive and well at this year’s Pemberton Music Festival in beautiful Pemberton, BC. From J. Cole to … Read More »

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