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The best rap show of Sled Island 2016 was TT The Artist at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

The best rap show of Sled Island 2016 was TT The Artist at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 23, Baltimore rapper TT The Artist came through Commonwealth in Calgary to perform her first of two … Read More »

N.O.R.E is back in Vancouver July 9th

N.O.R.E is back in Vancouver July 9th

Vancouver, BC – On Saturday July 9th the West Coast welcomes hip-hop legend Noreaga back to the stage in Vancity. The evening … Read More »

Bas brought his Too High to Riot tour to Vancouver and put on a hype show

Bas brought his Too High to Riot tour to Vancouver and put on a hype show

Vancouver, BC – The summer has been off to a solid start, with many promising acts lined up to take over the … Read More »

Lyrics Born hits Vancouver August 6th and here’s how you can win tickets

Lyrics Born hits Vancouver August 6th and here’s how you can win tickets

Vancouver, BC – Friday August 6th will see the return of Lyrics Born to Vancouver presented by MRG Concerts and Fource Entertainment … Read More »

Sled Island 2016: Junglepussy live at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Sled Island 2016: Junglepussy live at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 23, Junglepussy came through Calgary to perform at Commonwealth for the annual Sled Island music festival. Junglepussy … Read More »

Sled Island 2016: Cakes Da Killa live at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Sled Island 2016: Cakes Da Killa live at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 23, New Jersey rapper Cakes Da Killa came through Commonwealth in Calgary to perform his first of … 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 »

Monster Energy presents: RITTZ live at Union Hall on July 8

Monster Energy presents: RITTZ live at Union Hall on July 8

Edmonton, AB – Monster Energy has teamed up with Blueprint Alberta and Nightshift Entertainment to bring Rittz to Edmonton’s Union Hall on … 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 »

Win tickets to Chuck Inglish & Alex Wiley in Vancouver this Friday

Win tickets to Chuck Inglish & Alex Wiley in Vancouver this Friday

Vancouver, BC – Chuck Inglish has been rocking solo for a minute and Vancouver is about to get the chance to see … Read More »

Nessly to perform Canada Day in Vancouver

Nessly to perform Canada Day in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – AKA Paradise is bringing Atlanta to Canada to properly celebrate our home and native land. ATL’s rising artist Nessly, … Read More »

“Hotline Bling” wins big at MMVAs; VIEWS stays at No. 1 for 7th consecutive week

“Hotline Bling” wins big at MMVAs; VIEWS stays at No. 1 for 7th consecutive week

Toronto, ON – With Game 7 of the NBA Finals and the new episode of Game of Thrones airing on the same … Read More »

Upcoming Vancity showcase Women of the Underground is set to bring out Vancouver’s female emcees

Upcoming Vancity showcase Women of the Underground is set to bring out Vancouver’s female emcees

Vancouver, BC – Where It’s At Entertainment and Cariboo Brewing present Women of the Underground, a hip-hop showcase which is set to expose … Read More »

Let’s Go: TassNata to perform new single featuring Rich Kidd & Tona at BigTicket, June 24

Let’s Go: TassNata to perform new single featuring Rich Kidd & Tona at BigTicket, June 24

Vernon, BC – BC hip-hop vet TassNata has been on our radar now for more than a decade, but lately he’s been … 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 »

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 »

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 »

BAS hits Vancouver’s Alexander Gastown June 23rd on Too High To Riot Tour

BAS hits Vancouver’s Alexander Gastown June 23rd on Too High To Riot Tour

Vancouver, BC – Timbre Concerts has a full summer line up of dope shows coming up…one in particular next Thursday June 23rd … Read More »

Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller & DJ Mustard amongst heavy-hitters slotted for FVDED In The Park

Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller & DJ Mustard amongst heavy-hitters slotted for FVDED In The Park

Vancouver, BC – For their second year in a row Blueprint Live in partnership with Live Nation are set to bring an … 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 »

NXNE teams up with The Academy to bring LA’s Azizi Gibson to Toronto on June 16

NXNE teams up with The Academy to bring LA’s Azizi Gibson to Toronto on June 16

Toronto, ON – By now you’ve probably seen some of our NXNE coverage, including a really dope giveaway that will give some … Read More »

Tonight: Bring Ya Eh Game brings the Eh List Summer Tour to Montreal’s TRH Bar

Tonight: Bring Ya Eh Game brings the Eh List Summer Tour to Montreal’s TRH Bar

Ottawa, ON – Recording artist, radio host, and Bring Ya Eh Game founder Dynamic (aka Ya Favourite Lightskin) kicked off his Eh … Read More »

Contest: Win VIP passes to NXNE Port Lands featuring ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah & more

Contest: Win VIP passes to NXNE Port Lands featuring ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah & more

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

Montreal to host Red Bull Music Academy Fall 2016 following 9 year Canadian hiatus

Montreal to host Red Bull Music Academy Fall 2016 following 9 year Canadian hiatus

Montreal, QC – Red Bull recently announced that it’s about to host it’s next month-long music workshop and festival series in Montreal in autumn of … 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 »

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 »

Long weekend showcase brings out a plethora of the best Vancouver talent

Long weekend showcase brings out a plethora of the best Vancouver talent

Vancouver, BC – Long weekends are always an excuse to throw a good party, and the Alexander Gastown hosted a memorable one this … Read More »

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