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I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

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MGK laces up for Iron Mic in Edmonton [Review] #IronMic

MGK laces up for Iron Mic in Edmonton [Review] #IronMic

Edmonton, AB – On Apr. 19, Pearl Entertainment delivered the first Iron Mic Music Festival at the Edmonton Expo Centre. Western Canada’s biggest indoor … Read More »

Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch bring the Wu Block to Edmonton [Photos] #IronMic

Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch bring the Wu Block to Edmonton [Photos] #IronMic

Edmonton, AB – On Apr. 19, Pearl Entertainment brought the first ever Iron Mic Music Festival to the Edmonton Expo Centre. The festival … Read More »

T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Interview]

T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Interview]

Toronto, ON – Originally published April 10, 2014 – I met Toronto rapper T.R.A., aka Tha Rhyme Animal, in person for the … Read More »

Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

London, UK – In the early 2000′s, when the relationship between hip-hop and the internet really began to flourish, many aspiring MCs … Read More »

Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]

Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published April 3, 2014 – Rising to hip-hop celebrity on his own terms, Kid Ink is a hustler … Read More »

Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian tour dates [News]

Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian tour dates [News]

Winnipeg, MB - Western Canada is about to get rowdy this summer as Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator prepares to take over. The … Read More »

CDN Hip-Hop State of the Union Address Pt. 2: Thank Me Later, Respect Me Now [Article]

CDN Hip-Hop State of the Union Address Pt. 2: Thank Me Later, Respect Me Now [Article]

Toronto, ON – Thank you to everyone who read, shared, spread and responded to Part One. I appreciate you reading it (in … Read More »

JesseRay: from XO to 1990 [Article]

JesseRay: from XO to 1990 [Article]

Toronto, ON – Earlier on this year, StarCity Music’s own JesseRay (formerly affiliated with The Weeknd) launched his debut album entitled 1990. Here’s … Read More »

Hopsin returns to Canada for mini-tour starting May 6 in Vancouver [News]

Hopsin returns to Canada for mini-tour starting May 6 in Vancouver [News]

Toronto, ON – Funk Volume’s Hopsin makes his return to Canada on May 6 with a performance inside Vancouver’s Fortune Sound Club. … Read More »

Spotlight: Coming up SonReal [Article]

Spotlight: Coming up SonReal [Article]

“I’m lucky enough that I got to spend time to become seasoned in my craft before I had a platform for it.” … Read More »

2014 JUNO Awards Recap: Drake wins Rap Recording of the Year [News]

2014 JUNO Awards Recap: Drake wins Rap Recording of the Year [News]

Winnipeg, MB – For the third time in five years, Drake has captured the Rap Recording of the Year award, Canadian hip-hop’s … Read More »

Note the Sarcasm: Catching up with Mike Boyd [Interview]

Note the Sarcasm: Catching up with Mike Boyd [Interview]

Enfield, NS – On March 25, Mike Boyd launched his latest project, …Note The Sarcasm via Halflife Records Inc./Universal Music Canada. If you’re … Read More »

Maestro Fresh Wes – Keynote speech for the Institute of Canadian Citizenship [Video]

Maestro Fresh Wes – Keynote speech for the Institute of Canadian Citizenship [Video]

Toronto, ON – Originally published March 26, 2014 – On Mar. 21, Maestro Fresh Wes (Wes Williams) delivered the keynote speech to … Read More »

GCP rapper JB launches new beer, Homer’s Premium Lager [News]

GCP rapper JB launches new beer, Homer’s Premium Lager [News]

Toronto, ON – GCP recording artist and respected Toronto vet, JB, has launched a new project much different than the previous releases … Read More »

Mike Boyd releases …Note The Sarcasm LP; joins Classified & Hedley on tour [News]

Mike Boyd releases …Note The Sarcasm LP; joins Classified & Hedley on tour [News]

Enfield, NS – Canadian hip-hop artist Mike Boyd’s brand new full-length album …Note The Sarcasm, was released today via Halflife Records Inc./Universal … Read More »

Concise: Vancity veteran visits Toronto [Interview]

Concise: Vancity veteran visits Toronto [Interview]

Toronto, ON – Originally published March 20, 2014 – Let’s take it out to the West Coast. Vancity, to be specific; where … Read More »

These Things Happen(ened) in Toronto with G-Eazy [Review]

These Things Happen(ened) in Toronto with G-Eazy [Review]

Toronto, ON - The Mod Club Theatre would have been nothing without the sea of “Eazy” t-shirts and bare midriffs belonging to fans … Read More »

Swollen Members announce new album and North American tour [News]

Swollen Members announce new album and North American tour [News]

Vancouver, BC – Swollen Members have set Brand New Day as the title of their upcoming ninth studio album, which is slated … Read More »

SiriusXM Indies nominations announced: Classified & Shad lead hip-hop acts [News]

SiriusXM Indies nominations announced: Classified & Shad lead hip-hop acts [News]

Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week has announced the nominees for the 2014 SiriusXM Indies – 14th Annual Independent Music Awards. Canadian … Read More »

JellyTooFly headlines Queen: T.O.’s first all-female hip-hop show [News]

JellyTooFly headlines Queen: T.O.’s first all-female hip-hop show [News]

Toronto, ON – In just a few years, Toronto emcee JellyTooFly has garnered the respect in the rap scene from both her … Read More »

Bone Thugs bring Canadian tour to Mod Club on March 27 [News]

Bone Thugs bring Canadian tour to Mod Club on March 27 [News]

Toronto, ON – Grammy-winning Bone Thugs-n-Harmony have announced the details for the Toronto date of their Canadian tour. The group will make … Read More »

Rap Prime Minister: Maestro Fresh Wes delivers keynote speech to new Canadians [Article]

Rap Prime Minister: Maestro Fresh Wes delivers keynote speech to new Canadians [Article]

Toronto, ON – The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) recently announced their designation of Maestro Fresh Wes as the keynote speaker at … Read More »

Snak The Ripper announces JUST GIVER album for April 20 [News] #Exclusive

Snak The Ripper announces JUST GIVER album for April 20 [News] #Exclusive

Vancouver, BC – After ripping stages across the country over the last year, Stealth Bomb Record’s own Snak The Ripper takes some … Read More »

JesseRay – 1990 [Album]

JesseRay – 1990 [Album]

Toronto, ON – T-Dot-based JesseRay (of StarCity Music) recently dropped his new album entitled 1990. JesseRay goes hard on the auto-tune. But … Read More »

Life After Death: 17 years since the passing of The Notorious B.I.G. [Article]

Life After Death: 17 years since the passing of The Notorious B.I.G. [Article]

Brooklyn, NY – It’s hard to believe it’s been 17-years since we lost one of the greatest artists our genre has ever … Read More »

CBC Music features HipHopCanada in Must Read Canadian Music Blogs list [News]

CBC Music features HipHopCanada in Must Read Canadian Music Blogs list [News]

Toronto, ON – Our team awoke to a nice surprise Friday morning as we discovered that CBC Music had graciously included us … Read More »

#BigTicket returns Sat., March 15 with Michie Mee, Saukrates & more [News]

#BigTicket returns Sat., March 15 with Michie Mee, Saukrates & more [News]

Toronto, ON – Brought to you by EasParkPro and sponsored by HipHopCanada, #BigTicket returns on Saturday, March 15 with an impressive line-up that … Read More »

Evrlove Blake: All about those Triangles, Circles, and Squares [Article]

Evrlove Blake: All about those Triangles, Circles, and Squares [Article]

Edmonton, AB – On Feb. 28, Edmonton’s own Evrlove Blake (of the Evrlove crew) releases his rookie Triangles, Circles & Squares mixtape. It’s … Read More »

Recap: King of the Dot makes history with Blackout 4 [Article]

Recap: King of the Dot makes history with Blackout 4 [Article]

Toronto, ON – On January 24 and 25, King of the Dot set out to make history with Blackout 4. It was the first time … Read More »

OutKast announcement builds excitement for OVO Fest 2014 [News]

OutKast announcement builds excitement for OVO Fest 2014 [News]

Toronto, ON – The tradition of OVO Fest continues Aug. 3 and 4, 2014 inside of Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Tickets for … Read More »

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