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Quake Matthews – You Ain’t Me (Prod. Chris Noxx) [Video]

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The best show of Sled Island 2015: Jazz Cartier at Nite Owl [Review] #SledIsland

The best show of Sled Island 2015: Jazz Cartier at Nite Owl [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 27, Jazz Cartier came through Calgary to wrap Sled Island 2015, and delivered the best show of … Read More »

Part II of Tory Lanez at Sled: Tory broke Calgary at Hifi Club [Review] #SledIsland

Part II of Tory Lanez at Sled: Tory broke Calgary at Hifi Club [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – Fresh off his superlative performance on Jun. 25, Tory Lanez hit Calgary with a second show during Sled Island … Read More »

Part I of Tory Lanez at Sled: Calgary almost broke Tory [Review] #SledIsland

Part I of Tory Lanez at Sled: Calgary almost broke Tory [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 25, one of my all-time favourite up-and-comers – the great Tory Lanez – blessed the people of … Read More »

De La Soul souled out and sold out at Sled Island 2015 [Review] #SledIsland

De La Soul souled out and sold out at Sled Island 2015 [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 24, Sled Island 2015 kicked off for Calgary’s hip-hop heads with a massive show headlined by the … Read More »

Nas Escobar at Bestival 2015 on the Toronto Islands (Photos) [Video]

Nas Escobar at Bestival 2015 on the Toronto Islands (Photos) [Video]

Toronto, ON – Check out photos and video footage from Nas’s performance at Bestival 2015 on the Toronto … Read More »

The HipHopCanada Guide To Sled Island 2015 [Article]

The HipHopCanada Guide To Sled Island 2015 [Article]

Calgary, AB – Updated Jun. 18 at 12:30 p.m. – In case y’all are sleeping, Sled Island 2015 is going down all … Read More »

Win tickets to A Journey Home with Crnkn, Smalltown DJs, and Eviction in Calgary [Contest]

Win tickets to A Journey Home with Crnkn, Smalltown DJs, and Eviction in Calgary [Contest]

Calgary, AB – Shambhala presents A Journey Home reaching Calgary on Sunday June 7th, with Crnkn, Smalltown DJs, and Eviction touching down … Read More »

SonReal, Tory Lanez, P. Reign, NBS & John River nominated for Best Hip Hop Video [News]

SonReal, Tory Lanez, P. Reign, NBS & John River nominated for Best Hip Hop Video [News]

Toronto, ON – The 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards nominations were recently revealed and features some stiff … Read More »

One Love Music Festival line-up announced [News]

One Love Music Festival line-up announced [News]

Calgary, AB – After last week’s monstrous announcement of the One Love Music Festival, everyone was left waiting on the line-up announcement. … Read More »

Tonight in Calgary: Junia-T & TassNata’s Canadian tour connects with SonReal [News]

Tonight in Calgary: Junia-T & TassNata’s Canadian tour connects with SonReal [News]

Calgary, AB – With 4 dates already in the bag, Junia-T and TassNata are joining SonReal in Calgary tonight for a big … Read More »

One Love Music Festival announced for Sep. 5 [News]

One Love Music Festival announced for Sep. 5 [News]

Calgary, AB – Today was a milestone day for Western Canadian hip-hop because today the One Love Music Festival was announced.
Our friends … Read More »

2015 London Music Awards: Vote now for your favourite hip-hop act [News]

2015 London Music Awards: Vote now for your favourite hip-hop act [News]

London, ON – The 2015 London Music Awards are going down Wednesday, July 8, at the Carousel Room, Western Fair District. Right … Read More »

B.C.’s Pemberton Music Festival reveals 2015 line-up [News]

B.C.’s Pemberton Music Festival reveals 2015 line-up [News]

Pemberton, BC – Originally published April 1, 2015 – Remember when Sarah Jay and Sarosh Rizvi went to Pemberton Music Festival last … Read More »

Montreal’s Osheaga 2015 line-up announced! [News]

Montreal’s Osheaga 2015 line-up announced! [News]

Montreal, QC – The first weekend of August is going to be vibrating with the epicness set to hit the stages of … Read More »

Drake, k-os, P. Reign, SonReal & more Canadians scheduled for Squamish Fest 2015 [News]

Drake, k-os, P. Reign, SonReal & more Canadians scheduled for Squamish Fest 2015 [News]

Squamish, BC – The 2015 Squamish Valley Music Festival line-up is stacked with dope Canadian hip-hop talent. Drake is scheduled to headline … Read More »

OVO Fest 2015 line-up revealed for Aug 1-3 event [News]

OVO Fest 2015 line-up revealed for Aug 1-3 event [News]

Toronto, ON – OVO FEST 2015! The 6ixth annual OVO Fest is going down August 1 to 3 with tickets going on … Read More »

Rap Recording of the Year: And the winner is… Naturally Born Strangers [News]

Rap Recording of the Year: And the winner is… Naturally Born Strangers [News]

UPDATE: – Naturally Born Strangers win Rap Recording of the Year for their self-titled project. The R&B/Soul Recording of the Year winner … Read More »

2015 JUNOfest Nominee Showcase takes place Friday, March 13 in Hamilton [News]

2015 JUNOfest Nominee Showcase takes place Friday, March 13 in Hamilton [News]

Hamilton, ON – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is proud to announce additions to their 2015 JUNOfest Nominee … Read More »

DJ IV breaks down Halifax Hopscotch Fest featuring Tech N9ne, Lil Jon & more [Review]

DJ IV breaks down Halifax Hopscotch Fest featuring Tech N9ne, Lil Jon & more [Review]

Halifax, NS – Halifax’s Hopscotch Festival, like many other festivals, needed a few tender years of growth to help shake the kinks … Read More »

Run The Jewels at Echoplex for Red Bull’s 30 Days in LA (Live Review) [Photos]

Run The Jewels at Echoplex for Red Bull’s 30 Days in LA (Live Review) [Photos]

Los Angeles, CA – Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in LA is a unique opportunity to see great combinations of artists … Read More »

Networking Opportunity: 3rd Annual CUMC starts Oct. 11 in Toronto [News]

Networking Opportunity: 3rd Annual CUMC starts Oct. 11 in Toronto [News]

Toronto, ON – Now in its third year, The Canadian Urban Music Conference is a celebration of a new generation of Canadian … Read More »

Charron drops new album; prepares for BET appearance Oct. 14 [News]

Charron drops new album; prepares for BET appearance Oct. 14 [News]

Ottawa, ON – After some seriously questionable treatment last year, BET battle champion Charron will get the shine he deserves at this … Read More »

Behind the scenes of Toronto Frosh 2014 with the A$AP Mob [Review/Photos]

Behind the scenes of Toronto Frosh 2014 with the A$AP Mob [Review/Photos]

Editor’s note: HipHopCanada’s own Ajani Charles was on hand for this year’s Toronto Frosh Festival with the A$AP Mob including A$AP Rocky, … Read More »

Red Bull Sound Select in Toronto features TDE’s Isaiah Rashad & more on Sept. 17 [News]

Red Bull Sound Select in Toronto features TDE’s Isaiah Rashad & more on Sept. 17 [News]

Toronto, ON – On Wednesday, September 17, head down to Revival Bar (783 College Street) in Toronto for Red Bull Sound Select, … Read More »

J. Cole at Ottawa Folk Festival: Meet & Greet and Ticket Giveaway! [Contest]

J. Cole at Ottawa Folk Festival: Meet & Greet and Ticket Giveaway! [Contest]

Ottawa, ON – While the annual Ottawa Folk Festival is a 5-day affair jam packed with plenty of boisterous entertainment options, it’s … Read More »

Nas featured at Vancouver International Film Festival with “Time is Illmatic” [News]

Nas featured at Vancouver International Film Festival with “Time is Illmatic” [News]

Vancouver, BC – HipHopCanada is very proud to announce our sponsorship of Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 (VIFF). Specifically, we’re sponsoring the … Read More »

OVO Fest 2014: Six Degrees of Separation (The Mindbender Supreme Recap) [Review]

OVO Fest 2014: Six Degrees of Separation (The Mindbender Supreme Recap) [Review]

Toronto, ON – Look: Drake’s “Draft Day” asks what we are all still wondering: “Five years later, how am I the man … Read More »

J. Cole, Lorde, Serena Ryder & more at Ottawa Folk Festival, Sept. 10-14 [News]

J. Cole, Lorde, Serena Ryder & more at Ottawa Folk Festival, Sept. 10-14 [News]

Ottawa, ON – The nation’s capital is the place to from September 10 to 14 as the Ottawa Folk Festival takes over … Read More »

Vancouver hosts 2nd Annual Native Hip-Hop Festival from Sept. 11 to 14 [News]

Vancouver hosts 2nd Annual Native Hip-Hop Festival from Sept. 11 to 14 [News]

Vancouver, BC – The 2nd Annual Native Hip-Hop Festival kicks off officially on Friday, August 29. The all-ages opening event, We Are … Read More »

Danny Brown, Del the Funky Homosapien, Kool Keith & more at Rifflandia 2014 [News]

Danny Brown, Del the Funky Homosapien, Kool Keith & more at Rifflandia 2014 [News]

Victoria, BC – From September 11 to 14, Victoria, BC will play host to the annual Rifflandia festival which will feature a … Read More »

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