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Jay Mayne – Harold’s [Audio]

Jay Mayne – Harold’s [Audio]

Dutchy’s Corner

Welcome to Dutchy’s Corner. Videos, news and opinions from Jesse “Dutchy” Plunkett of HipHopCanada. Follow Dutchy on Twitter @DutchUnkle.

Humble Beginnings: Jigz Crillz talks growth as an artist, new EP & more [Interview]

Humble Beginnings: Jigz Crillz talks growth as an artist, new EP & more [Interview]

Hamilton, ON – Originally published July 30, 2014 – Steel City’s Jigz Crillz is gearing up for the fall release of his … Read More »

Toronto vet King Reign gets Sincere about new album, family & more [Interview]

Toronto vet King Reign gets Sincere about new album, family & more [Interview]

Toronto, ON – Whether it’s his JUNO-nominated work as a member of the group BrassMunk, his Reign Music series, big singles like … Read More »

#DearRappers: Stop sending me “0 to 100″ freestyles [Article]

#DearRappers: Stop sending me “0 to 100″ freestyles [Article]

Edmonton, AB – Here’s the deal: you cats need to stop sending me “0 to 100″ freestyles. I won’t listen to them. … Read More »

#DearRappers: Stop tweeting demos at me [Article]

#DearRappers: Stop tweeting demos at me [Article]

Edmonton, AB – Here’s the deal: y’all need to stop tweeting out your demos. Every time someone tweets a demo at me, … Read More »

#DearRappers: 7 tips for building and maintaining good relationships [Article]

#DearRappers: 7 tips for building and maintaining good relationships [Article]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published April 28, 2014 – As West Coast Editor of HipHopCanada for close to two years, I’ve seen … Read More »

Smoke DZA: The Kushed God reps hockey and rocks Tom Ford [Interview] #IronMic

Smoke DZA: The Kushed God reps hockey and rocks Tom Ford [Interview] #IronMic

Edmonton, AB – On Apr. 19, Harlem’s own Kushed God (aka: Smoke DZA) made his debut Edmonton performance at the first – … Read More »

JesseRay: from XO to 1990 [Article]

JesseRay: from XO to 1990 [Article]

Toronto, ON – Originally published April 4, 2014 – Earlier on this year, StarCity Music’s own JesseRay (formerly affiliated with The Weeknd) launched … Read More »

Evrlove Blake: All about those Triangles, Circles, and Squares [Article]

Evrlove Blake: All about those Triangles, Circles, and Squares [Article]

Edmonton, AB – On Feb. 28, Edmonton’s own Evrlove Blake (of the Evrlove crew) releases his rookie Triangles, Circles & Squares mixtape. It’s … Read More »

The Unterview: J. Cole – What Dreams May Come Tour in Calgary [Review]

The Unterview: J. Cole – What Dreams May Come Tour in Calgary [Review]

Calgary, AB – On Jan. 17, the good people over at The Union and Two Towers brought J. Cole’s ‘What Dreams May … Read More »

Cannonhead firing on all cylinders: Spin & Freddie 5ive [Interview]

Cannonhead firing on all cylinders: Spin & Freddie 5ive [Interview]

Montreal, QC – After releasing a handful of new videos and songs over the last year, Spin and Freddie 5ive of Cannonhead, … Read More »

Fam Jam time with Shad in Calgary [Interview]

Fam Jam time with Shad in Calgary [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On Nov. 27, our friends over at The Union brought Canadian rapping heavy-hitter, Shad, to Calgary to headline a … Read More »

Drake’s 27th Birthday Concert: Would You Like A Tour? Toronto [Review]

Drake’s 27th Birthday Concert: Would You Like A Tour? Toronto [Review]

Toronto, ON – Look. This is dedicated to the Drake fans in Toronto (and wherever you came from to have the Would … Read More »

An Open Letter to Kanye West [Article]

An Open Letter to Kanye West [Article]

Vancouver, BC – Our friend Robert Collins over at CTV News BC had a few words to share on the recent and … Read More »

Nothing Was the Same in Toronto [Article]

Nothing Was the Same in Toronto [Article]

Toronto, ON – Did Drake really start from the bottom? Perhaps it helps to understand Drake’s music in relation to where he … Read More »

Hall of Fame: Big Sean chooses his battles; maintains “Control” [Interview]

Hall of Fame: Big Sean chooses his battles; maintains “Control” [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – This is Big Sean‘s time. Besides being part of the most successful clique this side of franchised hip-hop with … Read More »

Alphabetical Slaughter: Papoose and the Narcirema Dream [Interview]

Alphabetical Slaughter: Papoose and the Narcirema Dream [Interview]

A lot has changed for Papoose since we dropped this interview with him back in 2006. The Narcirema Dream, although significantly delayed, … Read More »

The F-You Project: Memoirs of Violence and Compassion [Article]

The F-You Project: Memoirs of Violence and Compassion [Article]

The creator of The Forgiveness Project, Tara Muldoon, recently sat down with some of the writers from her new book F-You: Memoirs … Read More »

The Trap Lord, A$AP Ferg: Bringing the art back to Hip-Hop [Interview]

The Trap Lord, A$AP Ferg: Bringing the art back to Hip-Hop [Interview]

Toronto, ON – Maybe it’s because he grew up in Harlem, a place where hustling never stops, especially when it comes to … Read More »

City In Gold: The rise of Toronto recording artist Luu Breeze [Interview]

City In Gold: The rise of Toronto recording artist Luu Breeze [Interview]

This interview with Luu Breeze was originally published on June 11, 2013 in support of his new project, City In Gold. The … Read More »

Is the Roc Dynasty back? [Article]

Is the Roc Dynasty back? [Article]

New York, NY – With the first weeks of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail album sales projected at 450-525K, the popular music … Read More »

Dare 2 Struggle: Deejay Ra talks V-Mix, 2Pac, Drake, Maestro & more [Interview]

Dare 2 Struggle: Deejay Ra talks V-Mix, 2Pac, Drake, Maestro & more [Interview]

Toronto, ON _ While interviewing artists and other entertainers is always something I enjoy doing, I often find it more rewarding to … Read More »

Twenty Mill – It Will Come [Video]

Twenty Mill – It Will Come [Video]

Toronto, ON – Twenty Mill drops off visuals for a nice new heartfelt tune called “It Will Come.” The video was co-directed … Read More »

Oscar O’Malley – CoKo BaJio [Video] #DutchysCorner

Oscar O’Malley – CoKo BaJio [Video] #DutchysCorner

New York, NY – After releasing the audio this past Friday, NYC’s Oscar O’Malley presents the visuals for “CoKo BaJio.” By fusing … Read More »

If Money Is The Motivation [Article]

If Money Is The Motivation [Article]

Toronto, ON – If money is the motivation, don’t rap. Point blank, the ROI (return on investment) probably won’t be much so … Read More »

Sese: Enter the Age of Aquarius [Spotlight]

Sese: Enter the Age of Aquarius [Spotlight]

We caught up with Sese to talk Age of Aquarius, Union Gang, CBC’s Greatest Rappers Ever list, and announce a new release coming soon called Smokers Only … Read More »

Make It Rain: A response to Drake’s strip club criticism [Article]

Make It Rain: A response to Drake’s strip club criticism [Article]

Charlotte, NC – A large wad of cash, generally $1 bills, is thrown in the air and pours down like it’s raining … Read More »

Dre Barrs – The Gully Demon Tape [Mixtape]

Dre Barrs – The Gully Demon Tape [Mixtape]

Toronto, ON – Shouts to Dre Barrs for providing me with a soundtrack for the weekend. The Gully Demon Tape came out … Read More »

#SOTD | Rascalz – Northern Touch ft. Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust & Choclair [Video]

#SOTD | Rascalz – Northern Touch ft. Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust & Choclair [Video]

Toronto, ON – This week’s Song of the Day segment has featured some personal Canadian hip-hop picks from the 90′s.
What better way … Read More »

#SOTD | Kardinal Offishall – On Wit Da Show [MP3]

#SOTD | Kardinal Offishall – On Wit Da Show [MP3]

Toronto, ON – This week’s Song of the Day segment features some personal Canadian hip-hop picks from the 90′s. This is one … Read More »

#SOTD | Classified – It Ain’t Over [Audio]

#SOTD | Classified – It Ain’t Over [Audio]

Enfield, NS – This week’s Song of the Day segment features some of my personal favourites from the 90′s. This is Classified … Read More »

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