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Halifax’s Neon Dreams goes Gold with “Marching Bands” single featuring K

Halifax’s Neon Dreams goes Gold with “Marching Bands” single featuring K

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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 »

Not So Famous: Keffaleng discusses the dangers of fame & the importance of Kid Cudi

Not So Famous: Keffaleng discusses the dangers of fame & the importance of Kid Cudi

Toronto, ON – Back in March, Toronto artist Keffaleng unleashed his sophomore release; a seven-track EP entitled Not So Famous.
Not So Famous … Read More »

Dhamiri breaks down the state of grime in Canada & his come up as a Canadian grime artist

Dhamiri breaks down the state of grime in Canada & his come up as a Canadian grime artist

Mississauga, ON – A few weeks ago I was putting together one of my weekly Spotify playlists when I came across an … Read More »

Freddie Gibbs makes his Edmonton debut during the YOL2 Canadian Tour

Freddie Gibbs makes his Edmonton debut during the YOL2 Canadian Tour

Edmonton, AB – Freddie Gibbs hit Edmonton for the first time ever, in support of his latest project You Only Live 2wice. … Read More »

You need to listen to the Kiddo EP by Jessie Reyez because it will make you feel all the feelings

You need to listen to the Kiddo EP by Jessie Reyez because it will make you feel all the feelings

Toronto, ON – At the end of last week, Toronto songstress Jessie Reyez dropped a brand new EP titled Kiddo.
The 7-track project … Read More »

Review: Machine Gun Kelly smashes two back-to-back performances in Edmonton

Review: Machine Gun Kelly smashes two back-to-back performances in Edmonton

Edmonton, AB – After postponing twice, due to scheduling conflicts, Machine Gun Kelly finally graced his presence in Edmonton for two electrifying … Read More »

Nice Dreams Dirty Trips: Jean Kengz on combining North American rap with French production

Nice Dreams Dirty Trips: Jean Kengz on combining North American rap with French production

Paris, FR – Earlier this year, French producer Jean Kengz teamed up with Mrzn, Young L3X and G Milla for this brand … Read More »

UNCRWND Volume 4 gearing up to be one of the hottest events in Toronto this May

UNCRWND Volume 4 gearing up to be one of the hottest events in Toronto this May

Toronto, ON – One of our new star contributors, Stefan Calabrese aka CALABRU, has a big event coming up that we’re thrilled … Read More »

Hopsin makes waves in Edmonton: Check out these photos from The Borderline Tour

Hopsin makes waves in Edmonton: Check out these photos from The Borderline Tour

Edmonton, AB – This month Hopsin returned to Edmonton for yet another unforgettable performance. The Borderline Tour hit The Ranch Roadhouse April … Read More »

Catching up with Riff Raff: The road from Mad Decent signee to Neon Nation kingpin

Catching up with Riff Raff: The road from Mad Decent signee to Neon Nation kingpin

Calgary, AB – Today marks the Calgary stop of Houston rapper Riff Raff’s four-month world tour. The Canadian leg, in particular, is … Read More »

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