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Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never

Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never

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Wasiu gave us a very thorough break-down of his new track “No Jumper”

Wasiu gave us a very thorough break-down of his new track “No Jumper”

Montreal, QC – Montreal rapper Wasiu recently released his latest single titled “No Jumper,” co-produced by Atlanta’s meltycanon and Montreal’s own Dear … Read More »

Lifestyle brand HICU collaborates with Canadian artists on Sound Tape N ° 1 & Marble Collection

Lifestyle brand HICU collaborates with Canadian artists on Sound Tape N ° 1 & Marble Collection

Vancouver, BC – Originally published June 16, 2016 – Local lifestyle brand HICU released their first clothing line titled the “Luxury Collection” in … Read More »

NXNE 2016: Here’s what happened when Azizi Gibson performed at Revival Bar

NXNE 2016: Here’s what happened when Azizi Gibson performed at Revival Bar

Toronto, ON – I was blessed to be able to dip over to Toronto last week to cover the annual NXNE music … Read More »

The HipHopCanada Guide To Sled Island 2016

The HipHopCanada Guide To Sled Island 2016

Calgary, AB – Today marks the start of Calgary’s annual Sled Island music festival. In case you’re not familiar, Sled Island is … Read More »

Meek Mill is off house arrest & is collaborating with Mississauga’s SYPH on #DC4

Meek Mill is off house arrest & is collaborating with Mississauga’s SYPH on #DC4

Mississauga, ON – Meek Mill finally just wrapped his house arrest sentence and is working on his comeback to the rap game. … Read More »

Drake, Jazz Cartier, Kaytranada & more make the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Long List

Drake, Jazz Cartier, Kaytranada & more make the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Long List

Whitehorse, YT – On Jun. 15, the annual Polaris Music Prize (presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media) Lost … Read More »

SonReal announces the release of The Name EP for August 12

SonReal announces the release of The Name EP for August 12

Vancouver, BC – West Coast rapper SonReal just announced the release of his forthcoming EP titled The Name. The EP is set … Read More »

Vancouver producer Heroshe redefines innovation with debut project ‘Jukes from the 6’

Vancouver producer Heroshe redefines innovation with debut project ‘Jukes from the 6’

Vancouver, BC – The energy is feeling vibrant in the Vancouver music community, and Vancity and Chapel Sound producer, Heroshe just upped … Read More »

DVSN kick off North American tour with exceptional Vancouver show

DVSN kick off North American tour with exceptional Vancouver show

Vancouver, BC – The middle of the week can be a sleepy time for the music scene in Vancouver, but this last Wednesday … Read More »

#12AlbumsFor2016 Tour: Moka Only still puts on one of the best live shows ever

#12AlbumsFor2016 Tour: Moka Only still puts on one of the best live shows ever

Toronto, ON – On Jun. 12, Moka Only performed at Nocturne in Toronto as the fourth stop along his #12AlbumsFor2016 Tour.
Moka Only … Read More »

The HipHopCanada Guide To NXNE 2016

The HipHopCanada Guide To NXNE 2016

Toronto, ON – The week marks the beginning of NXNE 2016, one of Toronto’s most anticipated festivals of the month. In case … Read More »

The HipHopCanada recap of Hot 97 Summer Jam 2016

The HipHopCanada recap of Hot 97 Summer Jam 2016

Hot 97’s Summer Jam certainly had it’s ups and downs this year, but the annual outdoor hip-hop festival … Read More »

The importance of exporting: How the Halifax rap scene has grown in 2016

The importance of exporting: How the Halifax rap scene has grown in 2016

Halifax, NS – One of the greatest gifts about working for HipHopCanada is that every single day I get to talk with … Read More »

Up close with The Smokers Club Tour

Up close with The Smokers Club Tour

Vancouver, BC – This past Tuesday Timbre Concerts brought forth The Smokers Club Tour to Fortune Sound with the legendary Cam’ron, The … Read More »

Is the beef coming to an end? Madchild gives a shout-out to Snak The Ripper & Merkules

Is the beef coming to an end? Madchild gives a shout-out to Snak The Ripper & Merkules

Vancouver, BC – Updated Jun. 1 at 10:45 a.m. MT – Looks like the rap beef is not coming to an end. … Read More »

Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never Stop The Show”

Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never Stop The Show”

Enfield, NS – This week Classified is promoting the single “Never Stop The Show” off his recently released Greatful album. The track … Read More »

Discreet rolls out new album Victoria’s Secret and dominates for Victoria

Discreet rolls out new album Victoria’s Secret and dominates for Victoria

Victoria, BC – While some artists show up with a mere few tracks, others realize that riding fans appreciate a little something extra … Read More »

Sound Lust is a brand new solo EP from DJ Floetic that you should hear

Sound Lust is a brand new solo EP from DJ Floetic that you should hear

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver’s DJ Floetic has been sharing a space on the rooster of respected West Coast DJ’s for a while. He is … Read More »

Stealth Bomb’s new Golden boy rains Showers with debut album

Stealth Bomb’s new Golden boy rains Showers with debut album

Vancouver, BC – Originally published on May 10, 2016 – They are pushing the boundaries of Canadian hip-hop and now the Stealth … Read More »

Freddie Gibbs added to the line-up for Friday night at NXNE Port Lands

Freddie Gibbs added to the line-up for Friday night at NXNE Port Lands

Toronto, ON – Updated Jun. 4 at 5:50 p.m. – Due to Freddie Gibbs’ ongoing legal issues, he will no longer be … Read More »

Quake Matthews makes Top 5 in Casino Nova Scotia Artist in Residence Program

Quake Matthews makes Top 5 in Casino Nova Scotia Artist in Residence Program

Halifax, NS – East Coast rapper Quake Matthews was just announced as a Top 5 finalist for Casino Nova Scotia’s Artist in Residence … Read More »

Macklemore hits Vancouver as first stop on North American tour

Macklemore hits Vancouver as first stop on North American tour

Vancouver, BC – It’s been four years since independent Seattle emcee, Macklemore, performed in Vancouver. August 12th, 2012 saw the send-off show for … Read More »

Dizzy makes his return with new mixtape Been Dizzy 2: Double Vison

Dizzy makes his return with new mixtape Been Dizzy 2: Double Vison

Edmonton, AB – No stranger to consistency and hard work, E-Town’s very own Dizzy returned to the lab fresh off of his … Read More »

k-os breaks down Views From The Stix & talks about what it’s like to work with Kaytranada

k-os breaks down Views From The Stix & talks about what it’s like to work with Kaytranada

Toronto, ON – On May 20, k-os released his second ever mixtape titled Views From The Stix. The project is 15 tracks … Read More »

Smokers Club: DillanPonders & Jimmy B join Cam’ron, Smoke DZA & more on Canadian dates

Smokers Club: DillanPonders & Jimmy B join Cam’ron, Smoke DZA & more on Canadian dates

The Smokers Club Tour returns for another year with a fitting debut in Vansterdam, aka Vancouver on Tuesday, May 31 … Read More »

Drake just added 15 more dates to his upcoming Summer Sixteen Tour

Drake just added 15 more dates to his upcoming Summer Sixteen Tour

Toronto, ON – Last month Drake announced his upcoming Summer Sixteen Tour with Future, Roy Wood$, and dvsn just days before the … Read More »

Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti Tear Down Alexander Gastown (Photos)

Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti Tear Down Alexander Gastown (Photos)

Vancouver, BC – Timbre Concerts and Alexander Gastown threw another lit party this past weekend, bringing Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti‘s … Read More »

Premiere: Alpha Omega release ‘The Strain’ EP

Premiere: Alpha Omega release ‘The Strain’ EP

Vancouver, BC – Here’s some news to end your week on the highest of notes. Swollen Members’ Prevail and Battle Axe Warriors’ … Read More »

DIPT celebrates 15 years with new collection and grand re-opening party

DIPT celebrates 15 years with new collection and grand re-opening party

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver’s longest running premier streetwear and sneaker boutique is celebrating its 15 year anniversary!
Since opening in 2000, Dipt has … Read More »

R&B talent ninetyfour is setting the bar high for New Vancouver with debut album It’s Yours

R&B talent ninetyfour is setting the bar high for New Vancouver with debut album It’s Yours

Vancouver, BC – It was only a month ago that I watched the silhouette of ninetyfour, aka Tevin Douglas, take the stage … Read More »

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