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Ain’t No Way: Dartmouth’s FoFF & Octave team up for new single

Ain’t No Way: Dartmouth’s FoFF & Octave team up for new single

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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 »

CBC: GoFundMe donations raised for journalist Zack Noureddine withheld from family

CBC: GoFundMe donations raised for journalist Zack Noureddine withheld from family

Ottawa, ON – It takes a special kind of dirt-bag to defraud a family while they’re grieving the loss of a loved … Read More »

Wasiu gave us a very thorough break-down of his new track “No Jumper”

Wasiu gave us a very thorough break-down of his new track “No Jumper”

Montreal rapper Wasiu recently released his latest single titled “No Jumper,” co-produced by … Read More »

Rising rap star Don Mulatto of Sault Ste. Marie passes away at 20

Rising rap star Don Mulatto of Sault Ste. Marie passes away at 20

It’s with a very heavy heart that we report the death of Don Mulatto … Read More »

“Hotline Bling” wins big at MMVAs; VIEWS stays at No. 1 for 7th consecutive week

“Hotline Bling” wins big at MMVAs; VIEWS stays at No. 1 for 7th consecutive week

Toronto, ON – With Game 7 of the NBA Finals and the new episode of Game of Thrones airing on the same … Read More »

Vancouver’s Snak The Ripper releases highly anticipated new album, From The Dirt

Vancouver’s Snak The Ripper releases highly anticipated new album, From The Dirt

Vancouver, BC – After a strong lead up that involved extensive touring and a ton of great marketing collateral, the new Snak … Read More »

The HipHopCanada recap of Hot 97 Summer Jam 2016

The HipHopCanada recap of Hot 97 Summer Jam 2016

Hot 97’s Summer Jam certainly had it’s ups and downs this year, but the annual outdoor hip-hop festival … Read More »

k-os breaks down Views From The Stix & talks about what it’s like to work with Kaytranada

k-os breaks down Views From The Stix & talks about what it’s like to work with Kaytranada

Toronto, ON – On May 20, k-os released his second ever mixtape titled Views From The Stix. The project is 15 tracks … Read More »

Smokers Club: DillanPonders & Jimmy B join Cam’ron, Smoke DZA & more on Canadian dates

Smokers Club: DillanPonders & Jimmy B join Cam’ron, Smoke DZA & more on Canadian dates

The Smokers Club Tour returns for another year with a fitting debut in Vansterdam, aka Vancouver on Tuesday, May 31 … Read More »

Beyonce shuts down Commonwealth Stadium on Formation Tour

Beyonce shuts down Commonwealth Stadium on Formation Tour

Albertan’s know what they’re in for every May Long Weekend. Rain or more … Read More »

Classified releases video for “Work Away” in support of relief efforts in Northern Alberta

Classified releases video for “Work Away” in support of relief efforts in Northern Alberta

Enfield, NS – On May 5, Classified released this video (directed by Jason Levangie) for his David Myles assisted “Work Away” off … Read More »

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