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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 »

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 »

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