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I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

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Joey Bada$$: Edmonton ‘Til Infinity [Photos] #IronMic

Joey Bada$$: Edmonton ‘Til Infinity [Photos] #IronMic

Edmonton, AB – On Apr. 19, our friends over at Pearl Entertainment delivered the first installation of the Iron Mic Music Festival. … Read More »

Tomorrow: Iron Mic Music Festival at the Edmonton Expo Centre [News]

Tomorrow: Iron Mic Music Festival at the Edmonton Expo Centre [News]

Edmonton, AB – Tomorrow is the day, people. It’s finally time for Iron Mic Music Festival to kick things into high-gear for Western … Read More »

JD Era, Rich Kidd, A-Game & more at Roc The Mic in Toronto on May 31 [News]

JD Era, Rich Kidd, A-Game & more at Roc The Mic in Toronto on May 31 [News]

Toronto, ON – Originally published April 15, 2014 – Some of Toronto’s most popular hip-hop acts will be headlining Roc The Mic … Read More »

T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Interview]

T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Interview]

Toronto, ON – Originally published April 10, 2014 – I met Toronto rapper T.R.A., aka Tha Rhyme Animal, in person for the … Read More »

Classified & Mike Boyd open for Hedley at Rexall Place on Apr. 4 [Photos]

Classified & Mike Boyd open for Hedley at Rexall Place on Apr. 4 [Photos]

Edmonton, AB – Back on Apr. 4, our friends over at LiveNation brought Classified and Mike Boyd to Edmonton’s Rexall Place for a … Read More »

Win tickets to The Underachievers at Fortune Sound April 19 [Contest]

Win tickets to The Underachievers at Fortune Sound April 19 [Contest]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published March 19, 2014   - The Flatbush two, The Underachievers are making their way to Vancity on their Eyes … Read More »

Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]

Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published April 3, 2014 – Rising to hip-hop celebrity on his own terms, Kid Ink is a hustler … Read More »

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

Edmonton, AB – On Friday Apr. 4, the good people over at Live Nation brought Hedley to Edmonton’s Rexall Place for a … Read More »

Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian tour dates [News]

Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian tour dates [News]

Winnipeg, MB - Western Canada is about to get rowdy this summer as Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator prepares to take over. The … Read More »

Fake Drake: Drizzy disguises himself and asks random people what they think of him [News]

Fake Drake: Drizzy disguises himself and asks random people what they think of him [News]

Toronto, ON – The good people over at Jimmy Kimmel Live decided to dress Drake up as Fake Drake. Because reasons. Anyways, … Read More »

CDN Hip-Hop State of the Union Address Pt. 2: Thank Me Later, Respect Me Now [Article]

CDN Hip-Hop State of the Union Address Pt. 2: Thank Me Later, Respect Me Now [Article]

Toronto, ON – Thank you to everyone who read, shared, spread and responded to Part One. I appreciate you reading it (in … Read More »

10 at 10 Spotlight: Muta Mouraine [Interview]

10 at 10 Spotlight: Muta Mouraine [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – Once a year or so, our fam over at 10 at 10 throw an Outta Towners edition that always … Read More »

Eve makes her mark on Vancity [Review]

Eve makes her mark on Vancity [Review]

Vancouver, BC – Philly Queen Eve was in the house at Fortune Sound this week and can we just say…damn girl. Hotter … Read More »

JesseRay: from XO to 1990 [Article]

JesseRay: from XO to 1990 [Article]

Toronto, ON – Earlier on this year, StarCity Music’s own JesseRay (formerly affiliated with The Weeknd) launched his debut album entitled 1990. Here’s … Read More »

Hopsin returns to Canada for mini-tour starting May 6 in Vancouver [News]

Hopsin returns to Canada for mini-tour starting May 6 in Vancouver [News]

Toronto, ON – Funk Volume’s Hopsin makes his return to Canada on May 6 with a performance inside Vancouver’s Fortune Sound Club. … Read More »

Spotlight: Coming up SonReal [Article]

Spotlight: Coming up SonReal [Article]

“I’m lucky enough that I got to spend time to become seasoned in my craft before I had a platform for it.” … Read More »

2014 JUNO Awards Recap: Drake wins Rap Recording of the Year [News]

2014 JUNO Awards Recap: Drake wins Rap Recording of the Year [News]

Winnipeg, MB – For the third time in five years, Drake has captured the Rap Recording of the Year award, Canadian hip-hop’s … Read More »

Classified & Serena Ryder kick-off JUNOs with “mash-up” performance [News]

Classified & Serena Ryder kick-off JUNOs with “mash-up” performance [News]

Winnipeg, MB – The 2014 JUNO Awards kicked off with a genre mash-up between Classified and indie rock artist Serena Ryder. The … Read More »

Lyrics To Go: Rap lyrics to appear on subway screens for National Poetry Month [News]

Lyrics To Go: Rap lyrics to appear on subway screens for National Poetry Month [News]

Toronto, ON – Lyrics To Go, an excellent mix of noteworthy participants – 10 Toronto area hip hop artists on subway platform … Read More »

Note the Sarcasm: Catching up with Mike Boyd [Interview]

Note the Sarcasm: Catching up with Mike Boyd [Interview]

Enfield, NS – On March 25, Mike Boyd launched his latest project, …Note The Sarcasm via Halflife Records Inc./Universal Music Canada. If you’re … Read More »

Redman receives custom kicks from Le Rock and True Rhythm in Calgary [News]

Redman receives custom kicks from Le Rock and True Rhythm in Calgary [News]

Calgary, AB – On Mar. 24, Redman rolled through Calgary to perform a show at Dickens Pub. And while he was in … Read More »

The Freestylimpics return: Mar. 29 in Calgary [News]

The Freestylimpics return: Mar. 29 in Calgary [News]

Calgary, AB – This upcoming Saturday, Calgary’s finest MCs go head-to-head at the second annual installation of The Freestylimpics. Last year, Calgary’s … Read More »

Self Hired Apparel 2014 launch party March 28 at Queen’s Republic [News]

Self Hired Apparel 2014 launch party March 28 at Queen’s Republic [News]

Vancouver, BC – This Friday our favourite video production team and apparel brand Self Hired are launching their latest gear from their 2014 … Read More »

JD Era – BARZ Volume 1 [Mixtape] #Premiere

JD Era – BARZ Volume 1 [Mixtape] #Premiere

Toronto, ON – Once tucked in the shadows of the black market, this raw commodity has seen its stock rise exponentially in … Read More »

Mike Boyd releases …Note The Sarcasm LP; joins Classified & Hedley on tour [News]

Mike Boyd releases …Note The Sarcasm LP; joins Classified & Hedley on tour [News]

Enfield, NS – Canadian hip-hop artist Mike Boyd’s brand new full-length album …Note The Sarcasm, was released today via Halflife Records Inc./Universal … Read More »

Note The Sarcasm: New Mike Boyd album drops tomorrow, March 25 [News]

Note The Sarcasm: New Mike Boyd album drops tomorrow, March 25 [News]

Enfield, NS – Reminder: East Coast rapper Mike Boyd – brother to MC-producer, Classified, is releasing his second full-length album, …Note The … Read More »

These Things Happen(ened) in Toronto with G-Eazy [Review]

These Things Happen(ened) in Toronto with G-Eazy [Review]

Toronto, ON - The Mod Club Theatre would have been nothing without the sea of “Eazy” t-shirts and bare midriffs belonging to fans … Read More »

SiriusXM Indies nominations announced: Classified & Shad lead hip-hop acts [News]

SiriusXM Indies nominations announced: Classified & Shad lead hip-hop acts [News]

Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week has announced the nominees for the 2014 SiriusXM Indies – 14th Annual Independent Music Awards. Canadian … Read More »

Naks art show & hip-hop showcase at Fortune Sound March 22 [News]

Naks art show & hip-hop showcase at Fortune Sound March 22 [News]

Vancouver, BC – We’re always game to support a local hustler, especially when they are a talented visual artist like SDK’s Naks. … Read More »

Bone Thugs-In-Edmonton: Wish Bone & Krayzie Bone perform at Encore [Review]

Bone Thugs-In-Edmonton: Wish Bone & Krayzie Bone perform at Encore [Review]

Edmonton, AB – On Mar. 18, our friends over at Pearl Entertainment brought Bone Thugs-n-Harmony‘s Wish Bone and Krayzie Bone to Edmonton’s … Read More »

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