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Nova Scotia’s Mitchell Bailey teams up with Cam Smith & Gold Bangz for “W

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Lil Wayne cancels One Love Music Festival appearance; Logic added to the festival line-up

Lil Wayne cancels One Love Music Festival appearance; Logic added to the festival line-up

Calgary, AB – With less than a month until the highly anticipated One Love Music Festival, the festival organizers just announced two … Read More »

Full line-up revealed for Ottawa’s House of PainT 2016, taking place Aug. 25-28

Full line-up revealed for Ottawa’s House of PainT 2016, taking place Aug. 25-28

Ottawa, ON – There’s less than 10 days to go until Ottawa’s annual House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture, and … Read More »

Our favourite memories from Day 3 of Pemberton Fest: Bas, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa and YG

Our favourite memories from Day 3 of Pemberton Fest: Bas, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa and YG

Pemberton, BC – If you haven’t already heard, this year’s Pemberton Music Festival broke all previous records for attendance and was the … Read More »

We’re still reminiscing over Day 2 of Pemberton with J. Cole, Miguel and more

We’re still reminiscing over Day 2 of Pemberton with J. Cole, Miguel and more

Pemberton, BC – With an overwhelming surge in attendance at this year’s festival, Pemberton drew 180,000 people to their grounds. Day 2 was … Read More »

Day 4: Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals claim spot as the most impressive act at Pemberton

Day 4: Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals claim spot as the most impressive act at Pemberton

Vancouver, BC – It’s been a couple weeks, and the reverberations of Anderson. Paak’s set at Pemberton Music Festival can still be … Read More »

The best show of Osheaga 2016 was Tory Lanez at the Scène Verte Sonnet

The best show of Osheaga 2016 was Tory Lanez at the Scène Verte Sonnet

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival finished strong with its third and final day of festivities … Read More »

Contest: Enter to win two tickets to One Love Music Festival in Calgary

Contest: Enter to win two tickets to One Love Music Festival in Calgary

Calgary, AB – Presented by Live Nation and Two Towers, One Love Music Festival returns to Calgary from Sept. 10 – 11 … Read More »

Here’s what happened when Mac Miller wrapped Day 3 of Osheaga 2016

Here’s what happened when Mac Miller wrapped Day 3 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – The annual Osheaga music festival finished off its 2016 run on July 31 with one last day of shows … Read More »

TDOT FEST goes down Sept. 4 with Rich Kidd, Madchild, Jd Era, Raz Fresco & more

TDOT FEST goes down Sept. 4 with Rich Kidd, Madchild, Jd Era, Raz Fresco & more

Toronto, ON – Mark your calendars for Sept. 4! The 2016 TDOT FEST is coming to the iconic Yonge – Dundas Square … Read More »

OVO Fest: Drake & Future pack the house at Summer Sixteen Tour stop in Toronto

OVO Fest: Drake & Future pack the house at Summer Sixteen Tour stop in Toronto

On Aug. 1, I attended Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen concert in Toronto … Read More »

Osheaga 2016: Stop comparing Jazz Cartier to Drake; Jacuzzi is in his own lane

Osheaga 2016: Stop comparing Jazz Cartier to Drake; Jacuzzi is in his own lane

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

This is what happened when Little Simz performed at Osheaga 2016

This is what happened when Little Simz performed at Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival finished strong with its third and final day of festivities … Read More »

Skepta brought grime to Montreal and “Shut Down” Osheaga 2016

Skepta brought grime to Montreal and “Shut Down” Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival had its third and final day of 2016 at Parc … Read More »

Logic had everyone “Like Woah” this year at Osheaga 2016

Logic had everyone “Like Woah” this year at Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

This is how Post Malone’s show went down during Day 2 of Osheaga 2016

This is how Post Malone’s show went down during Day 2 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

Kaytranada at Osheaga 2016: This is why you need to see Kaytranada’s live set

Kaytranada at Osheaga 2016: This is why you need to see Kaytranada’s live set

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

Cypress Hill got everyone high and nostalgic during Day 1 of Osheaga 2016

Cypress Hill got everyone high and nostalgic during Day 1 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Friday July 29, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. The day started … Read More »

Vince Staples wrapped Day 1 of Osheaga and here’s how it all went down

Vince Staples wrapped Day 1 of Osheaga and here’s how it all went down

Montreal, QC – On Friday July 29, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal.
The first day … Read More »

The Underachievers low-key put on one of the best shows at Osheaga 2016

The Underachievers low-key put on one of the best shows at Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Friday July 29, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal.
The afternoon started … Read More »

Here’s what happened when GoldLink performed at Osheaga 2016

Here’s what happened when GoldLink performed at Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Friday July 29, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. The festival kicked … Read More »

Decolonize: 13th Annual House of PainT Festival to take place in Ottawa Aug. 25 – 28

Decolonize: 13th Annual House of PainT Festival to take place in Ottawa Aug. 25 – 28

Ottawa, ON – Hip-hop is usually well represented at festivals in Ottawa – Bluesfest did another great job putting on for the … Read More »

Day 3: Tory Lanez crowd surfs his way through high energy set at Pemberton Music Festival

Day 3: Tory Lanez crowd surfs his way through high energy set at Pemberton Music Festival

Pemberton, BC – 2016 has felt like a year of progress and new emergence for many artists, and Tory Lanez potentially had the most … Read More »

One Love Music Festival: Western Canada’s largest hip-hop festival returns Sept. 10-11

One Love Music Festival: Western Canada’s largest hip-hop festival returns Sept. 10-11

Calgary, AB – Presented by Live Nation and Two Towers, One Love Music Festival returns to Calgary from Sept. 10 – 11 … Read More »

Day 2: Kehlani knocks out Pemberton performance and proves that she’s here to stay

Day 2: Kehlani knocks out Pemberton performance and proves that she’s here to stay

Pemberton, BC – In our current society, social media has played the greatest contributing factor to the success of a music career. … Read More »

Day 1: Pemberton Festival opens with Snoop Dogg, Rae Sremmurd, Pell & Cypress Hill

Day 1: Pemberton Festival opens with Snoop Dogg, Rae Sremmurd, Pell & Cypress Hill

HipHopCanada kicks off coverage of Pemberton Festival … Read More »

Day 5: Alessia Cara makes powerful Ottawa debut at Bluesfest

Day 5: Alessia Cara makes powerful Ottawa debut at Bluesfest

Ottawa, ON – Brampton-born Alessia Cara made her Ottawa debut on the City stage Wednesday for Day 5 of Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest.
She … Read More »

Tonight: Canadian pop star Alessia Cara plays the City Stage at RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa

Tonight: Canadian pop star Alessia Cara plays the City Stage at RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa

Ottawa, ON – The National Capital Region is buzzing today as RBC Bluesfest 2016 resumes after a short break with Canadian pop … Read More »

Here’s what happened when Classified performed at the Calgary Stampede this year

Here’s what happened when Classified performed at the Calgary Stampede this year

Calgary, AB – On Sunday July 10, Classified came through Calgary to perform on the Coca-Cola Stage at the Calgary Stampede rodeo … Read More »

Day 4: Belly makes hometown return at Ottawa Bluesfest with special guest Travis Scott

Day 4: Belly makes hometown return at Ottawa Bluesfest with special guest Travis Scott

Fans surrounded Bluesfest’s City Stage in droves on Sunday to watch Ottawa’s most successful MC to date do his … Read More »

Toronto rap star Jazz Cartier added to RBC Bluesfest line-up for July 14

Toronto rap star Jazz Cartier added to RBC Bluesfest line-up for July 14

Ottawa, ON – It started out as sour news, but some will argue that it’s grown into an even better situation for … Read More »

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