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Dylan Guthro releases “Here Till The Mornin'” with Quake Matthews; drops three

Dylan Guthro releases “Here Till The Mornin'” with Quake Matthews; drops three

Festivals / Awards

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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 »

Day 1: ScHoolBoy Q opens RBC Bluesfest on the eve of his Blank Face LP release

Day 1: ScHoolBoy Q opens RBC Bluesfest on the eve of his Blank Face LP release

RBC Bluesfest 2016 kicked off in style yesterday inside Ottawa’s Lebreton Flats with TDE’s ScHoolboy Q … Read More »

Today: Bluesfest is here! ScHoolboy Q & The Flava Factory kick things off for hip-hop

Today: Bluesfest is here! ScHoolboy Q & The Flava Factory kick things off for hip-hop

Ottawa, ON – After another successful festival in 2015, one that brought more than 300,000 fans through their gates, RBC Bluesfest has … Read More »

FVDED In The Park: Day 1 Highlights and how Bryson Tiller shut down Holland Park with Trapsoul

FVDED In The Park: Day 1 Highlights and how Bryson Tiller shut down Holland Park with Trapsoul

Surrey, BC – For a festival that’s only passed it’s 2nd year in full completion, FVDED In The Park set anticipations high … Read More »

Make sure you check out Classified’s show at the Calgary Stampede on July 10

Make sure you check out Classified’s show at the Calgary Stampede on July 10

Calgary, AB – This week the Calgary Stampede rodeo, exhibition and festival takes over the city of Calgary for nine days. Although … Read More »

Belly goes gold with “Might Not;” Gears up for hometown return at Bluesfest July 10

Belly goes gold with “Might Not;” Gears up for hometown return at Bluesfest July 10

Ottawa, ON – In another monumental year for Ottawa’s own Belly aka Rebellyus, the Roc Nation/XO artist and songwriter makes a big … Read More »

The best rap show of Sled Island 2016 was TT The Artist at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

The best rap show of Sled Island 2016 was TT The Artist at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 23, Baltimore rapper TT The Artist came through Commonwealth in Calgary to perform her first of two … Read More »

Sled Island 2016: Junglepussy live at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Sled Island 2016: Junglepussy live at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 23, Junglepussy came through Calgary to perform at Commonwealth for the annual Sled Island music festival. Junglepussy … Read More »

Sled Island 2016: Cakes Da Killa live at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Sled Island 2016: Cakes Da Killa live at Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 23, New Jersey rapper Cakes Da Killa came through Commonwealth in Calgary to perform his first of … Read More »

NXNE 2016: Here’s what happened when Azizi Gibson performed at Revival Bar

NXNE 2016: Here’s what happened when Azizi Gibson performed at Revival Bar

Toronto, ON – I was blessed to be able to dip over to Toronto last week to cover the annual NXNE music … Read More »

The HipHopCanada Guide To Sled Island 2016

The HipHopCanada Guide To Sled Island 2016

Calgary, AB – Today marks the start of Calgary’s annual Sled Island music festival. In case you’re not familiar, Sled Island is … Read More »

“Hotline Bling” wins big at MMVAs; VIEWS stays at No. 1 for 7th consecutive week

“Hotline Bling” wins big at MMVAs; VIEWS stays at No. 1 for 7th consecutive week

Toronto, ON – With Game 7 of the NBA Finals and the new episode of Game of Thrones airing on the same … Read More »

Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller & DJ Mustard amongst heavy-hitters slotted for FVDED In The Park

Travis Scott, Bryson Tiller & DJ Mustard amongst heavy-hitters slotted for FVDED In The Park

Vancouver, BC – For their second year in a row Blueprint Live in partnership with Live Nation are set to bring an … Read More »

The HipHopCanada Guide To NXNE 2016

The HipHopCanada Guide To NXNE 2016

Toronto, ON – The week marks the beginning of NXNE 2016, one of Toronto’s most anticipated festivals of the month. In case … Read More »

Contest: Win VIP passes to NXNE Port Lands featuring ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah & more

Contest: Win VIP passes to NXNE Port Lands featuring ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah & more

Toronto, ON – Updated Jun. 4 at 5:50 p.m. – Due to Freddie Gibbs’ ongoing legal issues, he will no longer be … Read More »

Montreal to host Red Bull Music Academy Fall 2016 following 9 year Canadian hiatus

Montreal to host Red Bull Music Academy Fall 2016 following 9 year Canadian hiatus

Montreal, QC – Red Bull recently announced that it’s about to host it’s next month-long music workshop and festival series in Montreal in autumn of … Read More »

Freddie Gibbs added to the line-up for Friday night at NXNE Port Lands

Freddie Gibbs added to the line-up for Friday night at NXNE Port Lands

Toronto, ON – Updated Jun. 4 at 5:50 p.m. – Due to Freddie Gibbs’ ongoing legal issues, he will no longer be … Read More »

Future, Big Sean, DJ Khaled & more to perform at Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2016 in June

Future, Big Sean, DJ Khaled & more to perform at Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2016 in June

East Rutherford, NJ – Hot 97‘s annual hip-hop festival, Summer Jam, takes place at MetLife Stadium on June 5. As usual they’ve … Read More »

BBMAs: Meek Mill wins Top Rap Album, Drake wins Top Rap Artist; The Weeknd wins the rest

BBMAs: Meek Mill wins Top Rap Album, Drake wins Top Rap Artist; The Weeknd wins the rest

Las Vegas, NV – Hate him or love him, Meek Mill continues to make headlines long after the beef with Drake which … Read More »

ScHoolboy Q announced as the headliner for Friday night at NXNE Port Lands

ScHoolboy Q announced as the headliner for Friday night at NXNE Port Lands

Toronto, ON – The annual NXNE music festival goes down in Toronto this year from June 13 through June 19. And we’re … Read More »

Contest: Win a pair of wristbands to Canadian Music Week (CMW) in Toronto

Contest: Win a pair of wristbands to Canadian Music Week (CMW) in Toronto

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada has teamed up with AB Co. to give away two pairs of wristbands to Canadian Music Week (CMW) … Read More »

Drake announces Summer Sixteen Tour & OVO Fest; releases cover art for VIEWS

Drake announces Summer Sixteen Tour & OVO Fest; releases cover art for VIEWS

Toronto, ON – With only a few days left until the Apr. 29 release of his highly anticipated VIEWS album, Drake almost … Read More »

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