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We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

Central Canada Feature

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Toronto’s Keffaleng makes impressive debut with trap soul EP, Still Shanti

Toronto’s Keffaleng makes impressive debut with trap soul EP, Still Shanti

Toronto, ON – Strong production, hook-laden, smooth harmonies; just some of the qualities that make the trap-soul EP Still Shanti one of … Read More »

Premiere: Toronto up-and-comer Lil 6 makes video debut with Zecko J-directed “6th Man”

Premiere: Toronto up-and-comer Lil 6 makes video debut with Zecko J-directed “6th Man”

Toronto, ON – 19-year-old up-and-comer Lil 6, representing South Side Jane and Finch, is back with new visuals for his gritty Filthy … Read More »

EverythingOShauN breaks down his new video for “Poet” with Xpress aka DJXP

EverythingOShauN breaks down his new video for “Poet” with Xpress aka DJXP

Brampton, ON – Earlier this week, Brampton artist EverythingOShauN teamed up with his producer Xpress aka DJXP to release this Customatic directed … Read More »

Ramsay Almighty discusses his new “Winter Calls” track in memory of his father

Ramsay Almighty discusses his new “Winter Calls” track in memory of his father

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – Currently rostered as our SOTD pick, Ramsay Almighty just released his new seasonal single “Winter Calls.”
This track was initially … Read More »

VNCHY talks about being the “Black Diablo” & making his own official theme song

VNCHY talks about being the “Black Diablo” & making his own official theme song

Toronto, ON – Earlier this week, Toronto artist VNCHY released his latest record “Black Diablo” as the second official single release … Read More »

Song of the Day: Sauga City’s J.O. Mairs pays homage to Jimi Hendrix with “Jimi” video

Song of the Day: Sauga City’s J.O. Mairs pays homage to Jimi Hendrix with “Jimi” video

Mississauga, ON – Our Song of the Day is a new banger coming out of Sauga City paying homage to one of … Read More »

Premiere: Check out this new video for “Soul Child” by Susiety artist Baby Luna

Premiere: Check out this new video for “Soul Child” by Susiety artist Baby Luna

Montreal, QC – HipHopCanada has teamed up with Susiety artist Baby Luna to bring you the video premiere for “Soul Child” off … Read More »

Leafs By Snoop: Everything you need to know about Snoop Dogg’s Canadian cannabis launch

Leafs By Snoop: Everything you need to know about Snoop Dogg’s Canadian cannabis launch

Smiths Falls, ON – After launching his Leafs By Snoop cannabis line in Colorado last November, Snoop Dogg has partnered with Tweed … Read More »

Nirvana: Dre Barrs & Kareem Siyad drop new 1206studio-directed video in support of mixtape

Nirvana: Dre Barrs & Kareem Siyad drop new 1206studio-directed video in support of mixtape

Toronto, ON – Coming in support of his new mixtape, Dre Barrs releases Lanre O’Bey-directed visuals for his Kurt Cobain-inspired record “Nirvana” … Read More »

Song of the Day: Sauga City’s J.O. Mairs previews new EP with “WAYS” single

Song of the Day: Sauga City’s J.O. Mairs previews new EP with “WAYS” single

Mississauga, ON – Sauga City’s Kemi returns under a new moniker to release the first single off his forthcoming EP, Trouble Sleeping. … Read More »

Toronto’s Tona of Naturally Born Strangers releases new solo album, The Ivy League

Toronto’s Tona of Naturally Born Strangers releases new solo album, The Ivy League

Toronto, ON – One of the best parts of the weekend. Tona, from the JUNO Award-winning group Naturally Born Strangers, follows up … Read More »

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 »

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