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Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

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Prism Prize 2016: Drake, SonReal, Spek Won & more make the Top 20 short list

Prism Prize 2016: Drake, SonReal, Spek Won & more make the Top 20 short list

Toronto, ON – On Feb. 9, the good people over at the Prism Prize announced the Top 20 short list for this … Read More »

2016 JUNO Awards: Drake, Kardinal, k-os & more nominated for Rap Recording of the Year

2016 JUNO Awards: Drake, Kardinal, k-os & more nominated for Rap Recording of the Year

Toronto, ON – After months of waiting patiently, CARAS has finally revealed the nominations for the 2016 JUNO Awards taking place in … Read More »

Hopscotch Recap: 3-day Halifax event featured Rakim, Freddie Gibbs, Madchild & more

Hopscotch Recap: 3-day Halifax event featured Rakim, Freddie Gibbs, Madchild & more

Halifax, NS – Check out this great recap video of the 3-day Halifax Hopscotch Festival. The event took place this past September … Read More »

The Weeknd, Drake lead Canadian nominees for 58th Grammy Awards

The Weeknd, Drake lead Canadian nominees for 58th Grammy Awards

Los Angeles, CA – The nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday via a press release posted on the … Read More »

2016 JUNO Awards: Nomination submissions accepted until Nov. 13

2016 JUNO Awards: Nomination submissions accepted until Nov. 13

Calgary, AB – CARAS has officially opened the doors for submissions to the 2016 … Read More »

Award-winning DJ/producer Skratch Bastid talks Bastid’s BBQ, new projects & more

Award-winning DJ/producer Skratch Bastid talks Bastid’s BBQ, new projects & more

“The BBQ is for the love of food and music, and the enjoyment of how well they go together. I sought out … Read More »

Review: Sarah Jay’s very long breakdown of the first ever One Love Music Festival

Review: Sarah Jay’s very long breakdown of the first ever One Love Music Festival

On Sep. 6, Two Towers and Union Events teamed up to bring Calgary’s One Love … Read More »

Steve Lobel talks Hip-Hop Don’t Know You, Family, Millionaire Matchmaker & more

Steve Lobel talks Hip-Hop Don’t Know You, Family, Millionaire Matchmaker & more

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada’s Neil “Logik” Donaldson and Adhimu “Mindbender Supremem” Stewart caught up with hip-hop pioneer Steve Lobel during his stay … Read More »

Win tickets to One Love Music Festival in Calgary on Sept. 5

Win tickets to One Love Music Festival in Calgary on Sept. 5

Calgary, AB – Exactly one week from yesterday (Aug. 29), Calgary sees the first ever installation of the One Love Music Festival. … Read More »

Director Darren Aronofsky talks music & film with Red Bull Music Academy in Toronto, Sept. 10

Director Darren Aronofsky talks music & film with Red Bull Music Academy in Toronto, Sept. 10

Toronto, ON – Red Bull Music Academy announced Wednesday that it will bring Oscar nominated film director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a … Read More »

Highlights from The Hip-Hop Showcase at Shambhala Music Festival

Highlights from The Hip-Hop Showcase at Shambhala Music Festival

Salmo, BC – Hindu texts mention the village Shambhala as the birthplace of Kalki, the final incarnation of Vishnu who will usher … Read More »

Ottawa’s House of PainT Festival celebrates 12 years at Brewer Park Sept. 9-13

Ottawa’s House of PainT Festival celebrates 12 years at Brewer Park Sept. 9-13

Ottawa, ON – House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts and Culture (HoP) celebrates its 12th annual Festival with the Main Event … Read More »

Skepta “Shutdown” Toronto during his tour’s final show

Skepta “Shutdown” Toronto during his tour’s final show

Toronto, ON – Grime is a powerful musical movement that was birthed in the UK during … Read More »

“R.I.P. Meek” on display as Drake headlines BC’s Squamish Valley Music Fest

“R.I.P. Meek” on display as Drake headlines BC’s Squamish Valley Music Fest

Squamish, BC “I’m the Canadian guy making all the American guys mad” – Drake’s first words as he took the stage in … Read More »

Eiffel Tower Ent. presents I-Octane for Edmonton Reggae Fest Official After-Party

Eiffel Tower Ent. presents I-Octane for Edmonton Reggae Fest Official After-Party

Edmonton, AB – Summer maybe winding down, but the music festival circuit is still going strong. The Edmonton Reggae Festival will be … Read More »

Toronto producer J. Staffz identifies OVO Fest after-party victim; calls for end to violence

Toronto producer J. Staffz identifies OVO Fest after-party victim; calls for end to violence

Update: – Police have confirmed the names of the 2 fatal shooting victims. They are Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26, of Toronto, and Duvel … Read More »

OVO Fest Day 2 Recap (Part 2)

OVO Fest Day 2 Recap (Part 2)

Toronto, ON – This is Part 2 of our Day 2 coverage of the 6th Annual OVO Fest in Toronto. Part 1 … Read More »

2 dead, 3 critically injured in shooting at OVO Fest after-party (Video)

2 dead, 3 critically injured in shooting at OVO Fest after-party (Video)

Toronto, ON – OVO Fest ended on a sour note early Tuesday as a shooting broke out at the official OVO Fest … Read More »

Drake’s ‘Meek Mill Memes’ at OVO Fest

Drake’s ‘Meek Mill Memes’ at OVO Fest

Toronto, ON – Along with his highly anticipated Day 2 performance at OVO Fest, when Drake took the stage at the Molson … Read More »

OVO Fest Day 2 Recap (Part 1)

OVO Fest Day 2 Recap (Part 1)

Toronto, ON – Despite J. Cole’s set being rained out to close out Day 1 of the 6th Annual OVO Fest, excitement … Read More »

OVO Fest Day 1 Recap

OVO Fest Day 1 Recap

Sights and sounds from OVO Fest Day 1 … Read More »

HipHopCanada Picks: Top 3 rappers we’re most excited to see at One Love Music Festival

HipHopCanada Picks: Top 3 rappers we’re most excited to see at One Love Music Festival

Calgary, AB – On Sep. 5, the good people over at Two Towers and Union Events bring us the One Love Music … Read More »

#OVONorm: Drake confirms councillor Norm Kelly’s OVO Fest appearance

#OVONorm: Drake confirms councillor Norm Kelly’s OVO Fest appearance

Toronto, ON – And the saga continues… Early Friday, Drake used Instagram to confirm an expected appearance by Toronto city councillor Norm … Read More »

Hamilton’s The Cookout 2015 to feature Buckshot, Lord Finesse, Raz Fresco & more

Hamilton’s The Cookout 2015 to feature Buckshot, Lord Finesse, Raz Fresco & more

Hamilton, ON – If you didn’t know, there’s a ton of great events scheduled across Canada for the month of August. OVO … Read More »

Review: Missy Elliott and Kendrick Lamar close Pemberton Music Festival

Review: Missy Elliott and Kendrick Lamar close Pemberton Music Festival

Pemberton, BC – Two of our most fond Pemberton Music Festival memories come via the incomparable Kendrick Lamar and his performance on … Read More »

Under Pressure’s 20th Anniversary to feature Q-Bert, Kool Herc, Theo3 & more

Under Pressure’s 20th Anniversary to feature Q-Bert, Kool Herc, Theo3 & more

Montreal, QC – You won’t find too many festivals out there that properly showcase each of the 4 … Read More »

Grand Hustle’s Iggy Azalea gets “Fancy” at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest (Photos)

Grand Hustle’s Iggy Azalea gets “Fancy” at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest (Photos)

Photos of Iggy Azalea at RBC Ottawa Bluestfest … Read More »

NY State of Mind: Nas gets Illmatic at the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 (Photos)

NY State of Mind: Nas gets Illmatic at the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2015 (Photos)

A collection of photos from Nas at Ottawa Bluesfest … Read More »

Full Flex Express journeys to this year’s 2015 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest

Full Flex Express journeys to this year’s 2015 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest

HipHopCanada’s Ottawa affiliate partner CapCityHipHop, brings us full coverage of the first day of the 2015 RBC Bluesfest courtesy of Emily Plunkett … Read More »

Stacked hip-hop bill at the 2015 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest

Stacked hip-hop bill at the 2015 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest

HipHopCanada’s Nick Ward provides a quick summary of the hip-hop acts performing at the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest … Read More »

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