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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

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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 9

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 9

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify earlier this year, and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

A$AP Ferg is at the top of his game and Still Striving

A$AP Ferg is at the top of his game and Still Striving

He’s been on a tight tour schedule for the better part of the last year but A$AP Ferg shows no signs of slowing down.

Review: Here’s what happened when Tory Lanez brought the I Told You Tour through Calgary

Review: Here’s what happened when Tory Lanez brought the I Told You Tour through Calgary

On Nov. 17, our friends over at Timbre Concerts brought Tory Lanez through Calgary for a stop along the I Told You Tour in support of Tory’s debut album release I Told You.

Bored In Canada: We caught up with The Posterz to talk about their new EP & boredom in Montreal

Bored In Canada: We caught up with The Posterz to talk about their new EP & boredom in Montreal

Montreal, QC – On Oct. 31, Montreal rap trio The Posterz (Husser, Kris The $pirit, and producer Joey Sherrett) released a brand … Read More »

Premiere: royceBIRTH, Casino Costa, L*Roneous & Pace Won team up for new Scholars Entertainment collaboration, “’98”

Premiere: royceBIRTH, Casino Costa, L*Roneous & Pace Won team up for new Scholars Entertainment collaboration, “’98”

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada is very excited to announce that we have teamed up with Scholars Entertainment to bring you the world … Read More »

Life As I Know It: The rise of Kurdish-Canadian recording artist Dillin Hoox

Life As I Know It: The rise of Kurdish-Canadian recording artist Dillin Hoox

“I still remember the panic-stricken look on my mom’s face when I brought home the bullet casings … Read More »

Yeezy Taught Me: Kanye West takes Rogers Place to new heights at the Saint Pablo Tour

Yeezy Taught Me: Kanye West takes Rogers Place to new heights at the Saint Pablo Tour

October 15 marked Kanye West‘s return to Edmonton for the Saint Pablo Tour … Read More »

Toronto star Rich Kidd to host first Beats.Mind.Movement. showcase on Oct. 19

Toronto star Rich Kidd to host first Beats.Mind.Movement. showcase on Oct. 19

Beats.Mind.Movement. goes down inside Toronto’s The Rivoli … Read More »

Attention Artists! Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 JUNO Awards

Attention Artists! Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 JUNO Awards

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has officially opened the doors for submissions to the 2017 … Read More »

Fiji & Ca$tro Guapo of CMDWN talk about their project Atlanada & the Toronto scene

Fiji & Ca$tro Guapo of CMDWN talk about their project Atlanada & the Toronto scene

Toronto, ON – There’s no denying that Canada’s hip-hop scene is an enigma that has left many in the community attempting to … 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 »

Seth Dyer spoke with us about his new track “Together” & how he balances music with life

Seth Dyer spoke with us about his new track “Together” & how he balances music with life

Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Seth Dyer has been making some major moves lately. Following our chat with Seth last week about … Read More »

Everything I Love: Mindbender reviews the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour

Everything I Love: Mindbender reviews the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour

Toronto, ON – Bad Boys usually move in silence. But sometimes, like a mafia Godfather trying to … Read More »

“We’re working on an album.” Kanye’s Vogue interview fuels anticipation for Drake collabo

“We’re working on an album.” Kanye’s Vogue interview fuels anticipation for Drake collabo

Toronto, ON – Kanye West recently alluded to the long-awaited collaborative project with Drake during an appearance at OVO Fest, and now … Read More »

Review: Sarah Jay breaks down I Told You by Tory Lanez

Review: Sarah Jay breaks down I Told You by Tory Lanez

Toronto, ON – Originally published Aug. 27, 2016 – Aug. 19 marked a major milestone for 2016 Canadian rap because Tory Lanez … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Distance: Maestro Fresh Wes breaks down his new collaboration with Saukrates

The Distance: Maestro Fresh Wes breaks down his new collaboration with Saukrates

Toronto, ON – As Canada gears up to cheer on its Canadian athletes at the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics, Canadian rap pioneers … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Drake vs. Joe Budden: No Shopping, Afraid & some background on the beef

Drake vs. Joe Budden: No Shopping, Afraid & some background on the beef

Toronto, ON – As the internet weighed in on Drake’s diss to Joe Budden, by way of his verse on French Montana’s … 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 »

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 »

You need to read this important open letter Drake wrote about Alton Sterling’s death

You need to read this important open letter Drake wrote about Alton Sterling’s death

Toronto, ON – On Tuesday July 6, 37-year old Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was shot and killed by two white … 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 »

Soaring to Heaven: Toronto’s King Reign passes away at 40

Soaring to Heaven: Toronto’s King Reign passes away at 40

We’re deeply saddened to report the passing of veteran Toronto MC, Kunle Thomas aka King Reign … Read More »

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