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ATL-based Canadian rapper DruggOfChoice drops new visuals for “DRUGS-123”

ATL-based Canadian rapper DruggOfChoice drops new visuals for “DRUGS-123”

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You Feel Me? Toronto’s Infu talks new EP, “West Side” video, plans for 2017 & more

You Feel Me? Toronto’s Infu talks new EP, “West Side” video, plans for 2017 & more

Since first emerging on the Toronto hip-hop scene in 2010, rapper Infu has been working hard at…

Toronto rapper Top 5 talks Styles P, getting advice from Drake, Varna Drive & more

Toronto rapper Top 5 talks Styles P, getting advice from Drake, Varna Drive & more

Toronto up-and-comer Top 5 recently made his National Capital Region debut with an all ages show inside Ottawa’s The Bourbon Room.

I Think You’ve Gone Mad: Here’s the transcribed version of Sean Leon’s interview with himself

I Think You’ve Gone Mad: Here’s the transcribed version of Sean Leon’s interview with himself

Toronto, ON – On Dec. 23 2016, Toronto artist Sean Leon blew up the Internet by releasing an incredibly in-depth interview with … Read More »

Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2016

Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2016

Calgary, AB – As we head in to 2017 at HipHopCanada, I decided I’d kick off the new year proper by delivering … Read More »

Our Favourite Stories of 2016

Our Favourite Stories of 2016

We wanted our list to be 16 items long (it’s the trendy thing to do with Top 10 lists this year) but that wasn’t going to happen.

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 13

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 13

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

DBLCRSS breaks down his 2016 blow-up & explains why you can’t just pay him for a beat

DBLCRSS breaks down his 2016 blow-up & explains why you can’t just pay him for a beat

Hamilton, ON – Representing the GTA West, Hamilton based artist DBLCRSS was one of the best things to happen to the Canadian … Read More »

St. Catharines-based E.U. Afool talks new album & 0therWorld-directed video “Feel Alright”

St. Catharines-based E.U. Afool talks new album & 0therWorld-directed video “Feel Alright”

St. Catharines, ON – E.U. Afool comes with the perfect combination of confidence and self-deprecating awareness on the new Yung Nab-produced single … Read More »

Shots For Everyone: Brampton newcomer LD bANKO breaks down his new track “8 Miles”

Shots For Everyone: Brampton newcomer LD bANKO breaks down his new track “8 Miles”

Brampton up-and-comer, 19-year-old LD bANKO recently released a new record titled “8 Miles (Shots For Everyone).”

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 11

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 11

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

Sean Leon fires back at Jazz Cartier on “FAV RAPPER / HUNDRED MILLION RELIGION”

Sean Leon fires back at Jazz Cartier on “FAV RAPPER / HUNDRED MILLION RELIGION”

Sean Leon opens fire on former collaborator and fellow Toronto rapper, Jazz Cartier.

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 »

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