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We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

Festivals / Awards

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Manifesto Festival 10: A conversation with Manifesto summit coordinator Erin Lowers

Manifesto Festival 10: A conversation with Manifesto summit coordinator Erin Lowers

Toronto, ON – From Sept. 9 through Sept. 18, Manifesto Festival celebrated its 10-year anniversary as one of Toronto’s most important platforms … Read More »

Kaytranada wins the 2016 Polaris Music Prize; releases 0.001% mixtape

Kaytranada wins the 2016 Polaris Music Prize; releases 0.001% mixtape

Montreal, QC – This week marks a major milestone for Montreal super-producer Kaytranada as he won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for … Read More »

Recap: Here’s what happened at the second annual One Love Music Festival

Recap: Here’s what happened at the second annual One Love Music Festival

Calgary, AB – Earlier this month, Live Nation and Two Towers teamed up to bring Calgary the second installation of the One … Read More »

SonReal, Joey Bada$$, Bryson Tiller & more to perform at Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival

SonReal, Joey Bada$$, Bryson Tiller & more to perform at Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival

Ottawa, ON – This city has one dope festival after another. Between Bluesfest and House of PainT, there is no shortage of … Read More »

Top 5 performances I am looking forward to at One Love Music Festival 2016

Top 5 performances I am looking forward to at One Love Music Festival 2016

Calgary, AB – With only a few weeks left until the annual One Love Music Festival, we’re getting super excited to see … Read More »

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 »

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