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Jay Elec brings out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller & more at BK Hip Hop Festival [Review]

Jay Elec brings out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller & more at BK Hip Hop Festival [Review]

The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival was sponsored by HipHopCanada. Our very own Maxwell Benson was on hand to capture the … Read More »

Rico Love talks Usher, social media, writing platinum hits & more [Interview]

Rico Love talks Usher, social media, writing platinum hits & more [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – On July 5, Rico Love made a stop in Edmonton while joining Future on the Honest Tour. The New Orleans … Read More »

Bishop Brigante talks KOTD West Coast Squad Tour, starting tonight in Calgary [Interview]

Bishop Brigante talks KOTD West Coast Squad Tour, starting tonight in Calgary [Interview]

Calgary, AB – Calgary, get ready for KOTD! Tonight marks the official start to the King of the Dot West Coast Squad … Read More »

Future gets Honest: cover art and why he always wears sunglasses [Interview]

Future gets Honest: cover art and why he always wears sunglasses [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On July 6, Future rolled through Calgary for a stop along his Honest Tour. Following two monstrous shows in … Read More »

The HipHopCanada down-low on every act performing at Pemberton Music Festival [Article]

The HipHopCanada down-low on every act performing at Pemberton Music Festival [Article]

Calgary, AB – Your friendly neighbourhood HipHopCanada editors (Prairies Editor, @saroshrizvi and Associate Editor in Chief, @IHeartTART) are gearing up to trek … Read More »

RZA, Leader of the swarm: Words with The Abbot [Interview]

RZA, Leader of the swarm: Words with The Abbot [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – After a full show with the Wu-Tang Clan at the Orpheum Theatre and an in depth interview with Vancouver … Read More »

The HipHopCanada Guide to Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Article]

The HipHopCanada Guide to Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Article]

Pemberton, BC – On July 16, Pemberton Music Festival kicks things off in the wonderful land that is beautiful British Columbia. One of … Read More »

Why G-Eazy is the greatest: The Bay, E-40 and his Canadian bromance [Interview]

Why G-Eazy is the greatest: The Bay, E-40 and his Canadian bromance [Interview]

Toronto, ON – Originally published July 3, 2014 – Back in March, my friend, Kate, talked my ear off for weeks about … Read More »

DUBB & HipHopCanada announce new mixtape; Chippy’s Top 5 DUBB songs [News]

DUBB & HipHopCanada announce new mixtape; Chippy’s Top 5 DUBB songs [News]

Ottawa, ON – With Canada Day in full swing, and the National Capital Region’s infamous festivities underway on Parliament Hill (Serena Ryder, … Read More »

#DearRappers: Stop sending me “0 to 100″ freestyles [Article]

#DearRappers: Stop sending me “0 to 100″ freestyles [Article]

Edmonton, AB – Here’s the deal: you cats need to stop sending me “0 to 100″ freestyles. I won’t listen to them. … Read More »

Gina Lee: the strong, the dedicated, The Last Hope [Interview]

Gina Lee: the strong, the dedicated, The Last Hope [Interview]

Toronto, ON – You hear it all of the time – being a woman in the music industry is an uphill battle, … Read More »

Drake wins Best Male Hip-Hop Artist at 2014 BET Awards; Full winners list [News]

Drake wins Best Male Hip-Hop Artist at 2014 BET Awards; Full winners list [News]

Los Angeles, CA – Results are coming in from the 2014 BET Awards (hosted by Chris Rock) taking place at the Nokia … Read More »

2014 BET Awards tonight in LA: Full nomination list; Drake tied with 5 nods [News]

2014 BET Awards tonight in LA: Full nomination list; Drake tied with 5 nods [News]

Los Angeles, CA – Heading into tonight’s presentation of the 2014 BET Awards, Drake is tied with the Jay Z and Beyoncé … Read More »

Rewind: 40′s Evolution & Opportunity is a must read for gear heads & OVO fans [Article]

Rewind: 40′s Evolution & Opportunity is a must read for gear heads & OVO fans [Article]

Toronto, ON – On June 16, in an open letter titled Evolution & Opportunity, October’s Very Own’s Noah “40″ Shebib discussed his … Read More »

B4.Da.$$: How Joey Bada$$ became one of my favourite rap cats in the game [Interview]

B4.Da.$$: How Joey Bada$$ became one of my favourite rap cats in the game [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – I recently reunited with Joey Bada$$. And he is now one of my favourite rappers in the game. But … Read More »

SonReal speaks with media at the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards [Video]

SonReal speaks with media at the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards [Video]

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada’s Stolen From Africa went behind the scenes at the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards for some exclusive footage. In … Read More »

Drake, SonReal, Thugli among 2014 MMVA Winners list [News]

Drake, SonReal, Thugli among 2014 MMVA Winners list [News]

Toronto, ON – Congrats to all of tonight’s winners and nominees! The 25th anniversary edition of the MuchMusic Video Awards kicked off … Read More »

10 at 10 Spotlight: Evrlove Music [Interview]

10 at 10 Spotlight: Evrlove Music [Interview]

Calgary, AB – It’s that time of the month; time for the HipHopCanada 10 at 10 Spotlight. Here’s how it all goes … Read More »

DJ Premier: “I’ve still got that hip-hop in me.” [Interview] #Throwback

DJ Premier: “I’ve still got that hip-hop in me.” [Interview] #Throwback

UPDATE: As December will mark our 15th Anniversary online, we’re going to be pulling from the archives to revisit some of our … Read More »

The King of the South: T.I. vs. T.I.P. [Interview] #Throwback

The King of the South: T.I. vs. T.I.P. [Interview] #Throwback

UPDATE: As December will mark our 15th Anniversary online, we’re going to be pulling from the archives to revisit some of our … Read More »

DJ Precision, DJ Shub, Fresh Kils to take part in Hamilton DMC Regionals on June 28 [News]

DJ Precision, DJ Shub, Fresh Kils to take part in Hamilton DMC Regionals on June 28 [News]

Hamilton, ON – On June 28, Hamilton’s This Ain’t Hollywood (345 James St., North Hamilton) plays host to the next chapter of … Read More »

JD Era – Mary ft. Captain Hooks (Dir. DubPlate Films) [Video]

JD Era – Mary ft. Captain Hooks (Dir. DubPlate Films) [Video]

Toronto, ON – Week 14 of #EraFriday brings us the official visuals for “Mary” by JD Era. featuring Captain Hooks. “Mary” was … Read More »

Hop is Back: Catching up with Hopsin on the Knock Madness Tour [Interview]

Hop is Back: Catching up with Hopsin on the Knock Madness Tour [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – On May 9, our friends at Nightshift Entertainment brought Hopsin to Edmonton to perform at Union Hall. The Los Angeles … Read More »

Drake, SonReal lead 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards nominations [News]

Drake, SonReal lead 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards nominations [News]

Toronto, ON – Originally published May 21, 2014 – Toronto’s Drake and Vancouver’s SonReal have received a combined 11 nominations for the … Read More »

Action Bronson dishes on Canadian grub & explains why smoking pot is bad [Interview]

Action Bronson dishes on Canadian grub & explains why smoking pot is bad [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – Originally published May 4, 2014 – On Apr. 19, our friends over at Pearl Entertainment brought the first ever … Read More »

Pimpton at CMW: The business, the lingo, and all that wet love [Interview]

Pimpton at CMW: The business, the lingo, and all that wet love [Interview]

Toronto, ON -I have this bad habit of forgetting. I mostly forget that Canada’s music scene extends much farther than my comfortable … Read More »

#DearRappers: Stop tweeting demos at me [Article]

#DearRappers: Stop tweeting demos at me [Article]

Edmonton, AB – Here’s the deal: y’all need to stop tweeting out your demos. Every time someone tweets a demo at me, … Read More »

#DearRappers: Haters gonna hate [Article]

#DearRappers: Haters gonna hate [Article]

Vancouver, BC – In light of the recently published list by the brand new blog, Stir The Pot Vancouver, on Vancouver’s 15 … Read More »

#DearRappers: 7 tips for building and maintaining good relationships [Article]

#DearRappers: 7 tips for building and maintaining good relationships [Article]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published April 28, 2014 – As West Coast Editor of HipHopCanada for close to two years, I’ve seen … Read More »

Snak The Ripper’s Just Giver now available on iTunes [News]

Snak The Ripper’s Just Giver now available on iTunes [News]

Vancouver, BC – Snak The Ripper‘s highly anticipated album Just Giver has finally dropped on iTunes via Stealth Bomb Records. This 12 … Read More »

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