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Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

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New York rapper Troy Ave talks Canadian Tour, White Christmas 3, Young Lito & more

New York rapper Troy Ave talks Canadian Tour, White Christmas 3, Young Lito & more

Ottawa, ON – BSB Records rapper Troy Ave was recently in the Nation’s Capital for the second date of his White Christmas … Read More »

Moka Only talks Swollen Members: Interview video 2 / 3

Moka Only talks Swollen Members: Interview video 2 / 3

Vancouver, BC – Last week we premiered the first of a three-part interview with Moka Only on the topic of his come-up and relationship … Read More »

POP Shots: Wasiu & Dear Lola formed the Rawsiu duo & released a video for “Black Thought”

POP Shots: Wasiu & Dear Lola formed the Rawsiu duo & released a video for “Black Thought”

Montreal, QC – Montreal rapper Wasiu recently teamed up his go-to producer, Dear Lola, to form the Rawsiu duo and they just … Read More »

Moka Only talks Swollen Members: Interview video 1/ 3

Moka Only talks Swollen Members: Interview video 1/ 3

Vancouver, BC – Leading up to the upcoming re-releases of Swollen Members’ first two albums, Balance and Bad Dreams, on February 26th, … Read More »

Night Lovell talks “Dark Light” hitting a million views, Young Thug, Jazz Cartier & more

Night Lovell talks “Dark Light” hitting a million views, Young Thug, Jazz Cartier & more

Here’s an understatement: Night Lovell had a big year in 2015. From releasing … Read More »

The first ever Toronto edition of the TeamBackPack Cipher just dropped

The first ever Toronto edition of the TeamBackPack Cipher just dropped

Toronto, ON – On Jan. 19, the first ever Toronto edition of the TeamBackPack Cipher dropped, featuring Kayo, Clairmont The Second, Flex … Read More »

Spoils of War: Montreal’s Bless talks new album, singles with Fred the Godson, Vado & more

Spoils of War: Montreal’s Bless talks new album, singles with Fred the Godson, Vado & more

Ottawa, ON – Montreal’s Bless of Platinumberg, was in Ottawa for a performance at Ritual Nightclub as part of Obie Trice’s The … Read More »

Obie Trice in Ottawa: Detroit MC talks Eminem, 50 Cent, TV series Power & more

Obie Trice in Ottawa: Detroit MC talks Eminem, 50 Cent, TV series Power & more

Ottawa, ON – Detroit veteran Obie Trice performed in Ottawa Sunday night and we had a chance to speak with him before … Read More »

Claire Mortifee talks “Compassion with a Kiss” and Human Empowerment

Claire Mortifee talks “Compassion with a Kiss” and Human Empowerment

Vancouver, BC – It’s not too often that we get to talk to emcees who fearlessly advocate for positive causes through the … Read More »

Swollen Members’ Prevail and Neph of BAXWAR Bring A New Sound

Swollen Members’ Prevail and Neph of BAXWAR Bring A New Sound

Vancouver, BC – Teaming up with his nephew Neph (though it’s not exclusively short for nephew), Prevail from Swollen Members brings us … Read More »

When It’s Dark Out: An intimate conversation with G-Eazy

When It’s Dark Out: An intimate conversation with G-Eazy

Oakland, CA – Originally published Dec. 4, 2015 – You hear the typical success story. A rapper gets a break when he … Read More »

GrandBuda just dropped an insane three-track EP so we asked him about it

GrandBuda just dropped an insane three-track EP so we asked him about it

Montreal, QC – Quebec rapper-producer GrandBuda wasn’t on my radar until yesterday. I was peeping through my inbox at emails from earlier … Read More »

Avstin James: On that Genre-Meshing Wave

Avstin James: On that Genre-Meshing Wave

Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver music scene is much smaller than some might initially assume. If there’s someone with musical ability with … Read More »

Ill Tone Speaks On Honesty, Sexuality and the NDP

Ill Tone Speaks On Honesty, Sexuality and the NDP

Vancouver, BC – Ill Tone, Vancouver rapper and now producer, talks about the values of re-evaluation, honesty and coming out in to … Read More »

Slim Jesus: “Drill Time” rapper talks Birdman call, The Weeknd, Ottawa show & more

Slim Jesus: “Drill Time” rapper talks Birdman call, The Weeknd, Ottawa show & more

Ottawa, ON – It started as the first stop of a 3-date Canadian leg for Slim Jesus’ Young & Ignorant tour, but … Read More »

We caught up with Sketch Menace & Chedda Cheese to talk about KOTD’s #Frostbite2

We caught up with Sketch Menace & Chedda Cheese to talk about KOTD’s #Frostbite2

Calgary, AB – In case you missed the memo, King Of The Dot‘s highly anticipated #Frostbite2 event is taking place in Calgary … Read More »

Rewind: Sarah Jay’s epic interview with Tech N9ne discussing A&R tactics & rap beef

Rewind: Sarah Jay’s epic interview with Tech N9ne discussing A&R tactics & rap beef

Our recent interview with Strange Music’s Tech N9ne was quite popular with our readers. HipHopCanada’s own Sarah Jay got the Indie God … Read More »

Rewind: R.A. The Rugged Man talks horror films & the inspiration they bring to his music

Rewind: R.A. The Rugged Man talks horror films & the inspiration they bring to his music

With another Friday the 13th upon us, we decided to bring back our recent Halloween interview with R.A. The Rugged Man for … Read More »

D.O. Gibson: ‘Staying Driven’ & what happens when Canadian rappers go to Amsterdam

D.O. Gibson: ‘Staying Driven’ & what happens when Canadian rappers go to Amsterdam

Earlier this week, D.O. Gibson dropped a new video for “100%” … Read More »

Behind The Screams: An Interview with R.A The Rugged Man

Behind The Screams: An Interview with R.A The Rugged Man

Vancouver, BC – On the Vancouver stop of his current tour, HipHopCanada contributor Heidi Farnola had a chance to sit down with … Read More »

Back in the Groove: B-boy Kim Epino talks Ottawa hip-hop event & urban dance culture

Back in the Groove: B-boy Kim Epino talks Ottawa hip-hop event & urban dance culture

Ottawa, ON – Originally published Oct. 20, 2015 – Dance is a universal language and a form of expression that exists in … Read More »

Tech N9ne gave us A&R advice and told us why he doesn’t do rap beef

Tech N9ne gave us A&R advice and told us why he doesn’t do rap beef

Calgary, AB – Originally published Oct. 8, 2015 – Legendary underground rap lord and Strange Music co-founder Tech N9ne recently kicked off … Read More »

Exclusive: Casey Veggies talks Live & Grow, Jay Z, touring & more

Exclusive: Casey Veggies talks Live & Grow, Jay Z, touring & more

Vancouver, BC – We caught up with Casey Veggies, fresh off the drop of his first studio album (but 9th project!) Live … Read More »

Award-winning DJ/producer Skratch Bastid talks Bastid’s BBQ, new projects & more

Award-winning DJ/producer Skratch Bastid talks Bastid’s BBQ, new projects & more

“The BBQ is for the love of food and music, and the enjoyment of how well they go together. I sought out … Read More »

Studio B: DJ MelBoogie interviews Redman & Relic (aka REL McCoy) on Vibe 105.5

Studio B: DJ MelBoogie interviews Redman & Relic (aka REL McCoy) on Vibe 105.5

Toronto, ON – VIBE 105.5 host DJ MelBoogie recently interview hip-hop icon Redman and veteran Toronto MC/producer Relic aka REL McCoy. Listen … Read More »

Interview: Getting to know Copasetic

Interview: Getting to know Copasetic

Vancouver, BC – Get to know Vancouver battle rapper, solo artist, member of the ILL-Legitimate crew and all around rad dude, Copasetic. … Read More »

Sese talks Frieza Saga, co-signs and more on Toronto’s That’s It Show

Sese talks Frieza Saga, co-signs and more on Toronto’s That’s It Show

Toronto, ON – Sese speaks on The Frieza Saga, digs deep into co-signs and talks about his final form on The That’s … Read More »

Sault Ste. Marie’s Don Mulatto talks Snowbird, Polo Don, his ATL influence & more

Sault Ste. Marie’s Don Mulatto talks Snowbird, Polo Don, his ATL influence & more

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – In a fairly short amount of time, Don Mulatto, representing Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, has made … Read More »

Steve Lobel talks Hip-Hop Don’t Know You, Family, Millionaire Matchmaker & more

Steve Lobel talks Hip-Hop Don’t Know You, Family, Millionaire Matchmaker & more

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada’s Neil “Logik” Donaldson and Adhimu “Mindbender Supremem” Stewart caught up with hip-hop pioneer Steve Lobel during his stay … Read More »

Anything but simple: Akon takes on 5-project album, Lighting Africa & Canadian Tour

Anything but simple: Akon takes on 5-project album, Lighting Africa & Canadian Tour

Atlanta, GA – Akon is no stranger to the spotlight. As a musician he has made his mark on an international level … Read More »

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