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Ain’t No Way: Dartmouth’s FoFF & Octave team up for new single

Ain’t No Way: Dartmouth’s FoFF & Octave team up for new single

Central Canada Feature

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Manifesto Festival 10: A conversation with Manifesto summit coordinator Erin Lowers

Manifesto Festival 10: A conversation with Manifesto summit coordinator Erin Lowers

Toronto, ON – From Sept. 9 through Sept. 18, Manifesto Festival celebrated its 10-year anniversary as one of Toronto’s most important platforms … Read More »

SonReal, Joey Bada$$, Bryson Tiller & more to perform at Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival

SonReal, Joey Bada$$, Bryson Tiller & more to perform at Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival

Ottawa, ON – This city has one dope festival after another. Between Bluesfest and House of PainT, there is no shortage of … Read More »

Johnny Darko breaks down his new JiggyHendrix produced track “Cigarettes”

Johnny Darko breaks down his new JiggyHendrix produced track “Cigarettes”

Toronto, ON – Johnny Darko recently teamed up with JiggyHendrix to release this new track titled “Cigarettes” (that samples “Cigarette Song” by … Read More »

Everything I Love: Mindbender reviews the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour

Everything I Love: Mindbender reviews the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour

Toronto, ON – Bad Boys usually move in silence. But sometimes, like a mafia Godfather trying to … Read More »

The Story of Camoflauge: Toronto’s Gangis Khan embarks on Eastern Canadian tour Sept. 15 – 23

The Story of Camoflauge: Toronto’s Gangis Khan embarks on Eastern Canadian tour Sept. 15 – 23

Toronto, ON – Veteran Scarborough MC Gangis Khan aka Camoflauge is hitting the road this month for a string of shows in … Read More »

We caught up with M Mac to talk about his new Frank Ocean flip titled “All Night All Life”

We caught up with M Mac to talk about his new Frank Ocean flip titled “All Night All Life”

Toronto, ON – Earlier this week, SmashMouth Music Group super-producer M Mac released a dope flip of Frank Ocean’s “Nights” titled “All … Read More »

Song of the Day: Check out this new Maestro Fresh Wes video for “I Know Your Mom”

Song of the Day: Check out this new Maestro Fresh Wes video for “I Know Your Mom”

Toronto, ON – On Aug. 27, Canada’s godfather of rap – Maestro Fresh Wes – released a new video for his track … Read More »

Contest: Enter to win two tickets to Battle of the Beat Makers 2016, taking place Aug. 27

Contest: Enter to win two tickets to Battle of the Beat Makers 2016, taking place Aug. 27

Producers and hip-hop fans take note… Battle of the Beat Makers returns on Saturday, Aug. 27! Buy your tickets now!

Don Mulatto’s memory kept alive with the posthumous release of Donny Snowbird

Don Mulatto’s memory kept alive with the posthumous release of Donny Snowbird

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – It’s been two months since the sudden passing of my friend and talented Canadian hip-hop rapper, Justice … Read More »

Ottawa up-and-comer Wavy Drexler impresses with 4-track EP, Base

Ottawa up-and-comer Wavy Drexler impresses with 4-track EP, Base

Ottawa, ON – After building a buzz with his self-produced single “BYE!”, Ottawa’s Wavy Drexler drops a 4-track EP by the name … Read More »

Drake brings out Eminem for Detroit Summer Sixteen show

Drake brings out Eminem for Detroit Summer Sixteen show

Detroit, MI – If you were waiting for Drake and Eminem to engage in all out lyrical warfare, you’ll have to wait … Read More »

Ottawa rapper Esco, 33, shot & killed in downtown club

Ottawa rapper Esco, 33, shot & killed in downtown club

Ottawa, ON – The venue was just moments away from closing for the night, but a dispute within Ottawa’s Sentral Nightclub resulted … Read More »

TDOT FEST goes down Sept. 4 with Rich Kidd, Madchild, Jd Era, Raz Fresco & more

TDOT FEST goes down Sept. 4 with Rich Kidd, Madchild, Jd Era, Raz Fresco & more

Toronto, ON – Mark your calendars for Sept. 4! The 2016 TDOT FEST is coming to the iconic Yonge – Dundas Square … Read More »

OVO Fest: Drake & Future pack the house at Summer Sixteen Tour stop in Toronto

OVO Fest: Drake & Future pack the house at Summer Sixteen Tour stop in Toronto

On Aug. 1, I attended Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen concert in Toronto … Read More »

Eminem didn’t diss Drake, Denace did… in 2011; Drake Says ‘F— Hot 97’ at MSG

Eminem didn’t diss Drake, Denace did… in 2011; Drake Says ‘F— Hot 97’ at MSG

Toronto, ON – The rumour mill has been running rampant this past week over alleged beef between Eminem and Drake. It started … Read More »

This is how Post Malone’s show went down during Day 2 of Osheaga 2016

This is how Post Malone’s show went down during Day 2 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

The Underachievers low-key put on one of the best shows at Osheaga 2016

The Underachievers low-key put on one of the best shows at Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Friday July 29, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal.
The afternoon started … Read More »

Decolonize: 13th Annual House of PainT Festival to take place in Ottawa Aug. 25 – 28

Decolonize: 13th Annual House of PainT Festival to take place in Ottawa Aug. 25 – 28

Ottawa, ON – Hip-hop is usually well represented at festivals in Ottawa – Bluesfest did another great job putting on for the … Read More »

Pushing Buddens: Here’s how Joe Budden should approach his beef with Drake

Pushing Buddens: Here’s how Joe Budden should approach his beef with Drake

Vancouver, BC – Originally published July 26, 2016 – This summer the Internet has been keeping serious tabs on Joe Budden as … Read More »

We caught up with Pter P to find out about his new video release for “Go Home”

We caught up with Pter P to find out about his new video release for “Go Home”

Ottawa, ON – Earlier this summer, Ottawa artist Pter P (who currently resides in Toronto) released a video for his track “Go … Read More »

A Way of Life: Halifax rapper Awol releases new 16-track mixtape, The Prequel

A Way of Life: Halifax rapper Awol releases new 16-track mixtape, The Prequel

Halifax, NS – Squaretown rapper Awol recently released a 16-track project called The Prequel Mixtape. It features guest appearances by Sese, Raspy, … Read More »

Day 5: Alessia Cara makes powerful Ottawa debut at Bluesfest

Day 5: Alessia Cara makes powerful Ottawa debut at Bluesfest

Ottawa, ON – Brampton-born Alessia Cara made her Ottawa debut on the City stage Wednesday for Day 5 of Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest.
She … Read More »

Ottawa’s Maurice Moore talks R&B & his recent addition to Kehlani’s Tsunami Mob

Ottawa’s Maurice Moore talks R&B & his recent addition to Kehlani’s Tsunami Mob

Ottawa, ON – When most audiences consider Canadian R&B, artists such as Drake and Tory Lanez are often associated as the rare genre … Read More »

Toronto rap star Jazz Cartier added to RBC Bluesfest line-up for July 14

Toronto rap star Jazz Cartier added to RBC Bluesfest line-up for July 14

Ottawa, ON – It started out as sour news, but some will argue that it’s grown into an even better situation for … Read More »

Day 1: ScHoolBoy Q opens RBC Bluesfest on the eve of his Blank Face LP release

Day 1: ScHoolBoy Q opens RBC Bluesfest on the eve of his Blank Face LP release

RBC Bluesfest 2016 kicked off in style yesterday inside Ottawa’s Lebreton Flats with TDE’s ScHoolboy Q … Read More »

Song of the Day: Jazz Cartier channels Weezy in new track “Lil Wayne”

Song of the Day: Jazz Cartier channels Weezy in new track “Lil Wayne”

Toronto, ON – This past Saturday OVO Sound Radio debuted some fresh material from Jazz Cartier that has the 6ix Side prince of the city … Read More »

Derek Wise beat his charges & released this new track “Had To Wake Up”

Derek Wise beat his charges & released this new track “Had To Wake Up”

Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Derek Wise just announced that he has beat all the charges against him from 2014, and has … 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 »

#BigTicket returns June 24 with Naturally Born Strangers, TassNata, Rochester & more

#BigTicket returns June 24 with Naturally Born Strangers, TassNata, Rochester & more

Toronto, ON – Monthly hip-hop series #BigTicket returns next Friday, June 24 inside Toronto’s Revival Bar. The headline is JUNO Award-winning trio, … 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 »

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