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Halifax’s Neon Dreams goes Gold with “Marching Bands” single featuring K

Halifax’s Neon Dreams goes Gold with “Marching Bands” single featuring K

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The identity of H.E.R. remains a mystery, but the authenticity behind her music is crystal clear

The identity of H.E.R. remains a mystery, but the authenticity behind her music is crystal clear

Vancouver, BC – It’s a Friday evening in the sunny coastal city, and the energetic lines of youth stretch around UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. … Read More »

Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja discusses what it feels like to be “Outnumbered”

Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja discusses what it feels like to be “Outnumbered”

North Bay, ON – Earlier this summer Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja released a brand new nine-track mixtape entitled C.H.I.E.F, which features … Read More »

Baltimore’s Trey Rx explains the emotional investment on his debut project, Frequency

Baltimore’s Trey Rx explains the emotional investment on his debut project, Frequency

We first got wind of Baltimore-based artist Trey Rx when he released “i-83” a few weeks back … Read More »

DillanPonders got his first MuchFACT grant & used it to make a video for “Heaven”

DillanPonders got his first MuchFACT grant & used it to make a video for “Heaven”

Toronto, ON – As he gears up to release No Mans Land on Aug. 30, SMMG artist DillanPonders just released a brand … Read More »

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I’m Just Sayin’: Jae Ari discusses his relations with women & making one of his favourite tracks

Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Toronto artist Jae Ari released a new Hpnotic718-produced track titled “IJS” (or “I’m Just Sayin’”).
Although we’ve … Read More »

Raiel talks “Wrong Turn,” his upcoming project, Deep Blue and making music that inspires

Raiel talks “Wrong Turn,” his upcoming project, Deep Blue and making music that inspires

A couple months back we had the chance to interview West Coast artist Raiel about his developing sound, and his greater artistic identity.

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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 42

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Justin Trudeau dropped a summer Spotify playlist featuring Quake Matthews, K-OS, & more

Toronto, ON – Earlier this weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his own personal 39-track Spotify playlist for summer 2017. And one … Read More »

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Producer-activist David Strickland discusses the importance of the Native voice within hip-hop

Toronto, ON – On July 1, Native American producer and activist David Strickland released two brand new singles – “Rez Life” and … Read More »

Summer Vibes to showcase 10 up-and-coming Canadian artists July 29 & Aug. 12

Summer Vibes to showcase 10 up-and-coming Canadian artists July 29 & Aug. 12

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Photos: 50 Cent at Ottawa Bluesfest 2017

Photos: 50 Cent at Ottawa Bluesfest 2017

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Brampton, ON – A few hours ago, Brampton artist Bane dropped a brand new banger he did in collaboration with Edeez titled … Read More »

Here’s what happened during Flying Lotus’ headlining set at Sled Island 2017

Here’s what happened during Flying Lotus’ headlining set at Sled Island 2017

Calgary, AB – From Jun. 21 – 25, the annual Sled Island music festival took over Calgary for a week of live … Read More »

Vi finally dropped a video for “Fool’s Gold” & she told us all about it

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We Can: Kranium talks Tory Lanez, XXL’s Freshman list, Jamaican food & more

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Earlier this month Brampton artist EverythingOShauN dropped a monstrous two-track release for … Read More »

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The HipHopCanada recap of HOT 97 Summer Jam 2017

The HipHopCanada recap of HOT 97 Summer Jam 2017

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Hasta La Vista: Eazy John$on shares new video and wants you to turn up

Hasta La Vista: Eazy John$on shares new video and wants you to turn up

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CRTC kills funding for MuchFACT & BravoFACT; Sign the Change.org petition

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