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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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Live Evil perform their single “Throw It” ft. P-Lo at Serato Studios

Live Evil perform their single “Throw It” ft. P-Lo at Serato Studios

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver live production duo Live Evil – consisting of DJs Marvel and Kutcorners – recently teamed up with Bay … Read More »

Live Evil perform their single “Throw It” ft. P-Lo at Serato Studios

Live Evil perform their single “Throw It” ft. P-Lo at Serato Studios

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver live production duo Live Evil – consisting of DJs Marvel and Kutcorners – recently teamed up with Bay … Read More »

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 »

2 Chainz kills Vancouver stop of his “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” Tour, with a broken leg

2 Chainz kills Vancouver stop of his “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” Tour, with a broken leg

Vancouver, BC – Last night was a particularly busy evening on the West Coast. The Commodore Ballroom sold-out weeks in advance and … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 46

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 46

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Honey Jam returns Aug. 24 in Toronto showcasing 15 artists; hosted by Tika Simone

Honey Jam returns Aug. 24 in Toronto showcasing 15 artists; hosted by Tika Simone

Toronto, ON – For 22 years, Honey Jam has fostered the development of up-and-coming female artists, resulting in successful alumni such as … Read More »

Victoria artist Connor Phillips tries to fill the emptiness in his new video single “Nowadays”

Victoria artist Connor Phillips tries to fill the emptiness in his new video single “Nowadays”

Victoria, BC – On Aug. 6, Victoria artist Connor Phillips released a brand new video single titled “Nowadays.”
Produced by XXYYXX, “Nowadays” … Read More »

Ninetyfour’s Spree Boy Series is going strong with “Run It Up” and “24/7”

Ninetyfour’s Spree Boy Series is going strong with “Run It Up” and “24/7”

Vancouver, BC – West Coast artist NINETYFOUR started the “Spree Boy Series” earlier this summer. His third and fourth releases are here, and … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 45

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 45

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Win a True To Self Prize Pack including tickets to Bryson Tiller’s Vancouver show

Win a True To Self Prize Pack including tickets to Bryson Tiller’s Vancouver show

Vancouver, BC – If you haven’t heard the news about Bryson Tiller bringing his signature brand of Trapsoul to Vancouver, stop sleeping. … Read More »

Vancouver’s MANILA GREY pulls through with another banger on “Free Spirit”

Vancouver’s MANILA GREY pulls through with another banger on “Free Spirit”

Vancouver, BC – Produced by azel north, MANILA GREY‘s new single “Free Spirit” features a commanding vocal sample, and a club ready bassline. … Read More »

Enter into the distorted sonic world of Vancouver-based artist angst with “No More” Part 1 & 2

Enter into the distorted sonic world of Vancouver-based artist angst with “No More” Part 1 & 2

Vancouver, BC – Fresh off an opening slot for Lil Pump last week at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, Vancouver-based artist angst dropped … Read More »

Jacob Hoskins & Reuben McKechnie capture the beauty of same-sex relationships in “NAKED”

Jacob Hoskins & Reuben McKechnie capture the beauty of same-sex relationships in “NAKED”

Vancouver, BC – A touching piece of black and white visuals come to us from Vancouver artists Jacob Hoskins and Reuben McKechnie. The … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 44

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 44

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Burgeoning talent Freeman Young just dropped “Awwreddy” and it will tug at your heartstrings

Burgeoning talent Freeman Young just dropped “Awwreddy” and it will tug at your heartstrings

Vancouver, BC – A year ago, we cracked open a new generation of youth at the Mission Control showcase in greater Vancouver. That … Read More »

NINETYFOUR should be on your “Radar” with this new release from Yours Truly

NINETYFOUR should be on your “Radar” with this new release from Yours Truly

Vancouver, BC – NINETYFOUR has quickly become one of the West Coast’s strongest voices, and he never lets up with consistently delivering … Read More »

JAHAIL talks about making the move from Toronto to Vancouver with “ON ROAD”

JAHAIL talks about making the move from Toronto to Vancouver with “ON ROAD”

Vancouver, BC – If you’re familiar with the West Coast scene, you know how strong the Yours Truly crew has grown this last … Read More »

Kenny Gourmet is stealing hearts on his new summer joint “For The Babes”

Kenny Gourmet is stealing hearts on his new summer joint “For The Babes”

Vancouver, BC – Uptown Paradise artist Kenny Gourmet is back following the recent release of “Come Thru”- which landed spots on Spotify playlists: “Northern Bars” … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 43

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 43

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … 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.

CGB celebrates turning 23 with “Open Your Eyes” featuring Washington duo CIA Trax

CGB celebrates turning 23 with “Open Your Eyes” featuring Washington duo CIA Trax

Vancouver, BC – While CGB is finishing his upcoming project Wake Up, he celebrates his 23rd birthday with “Open Your Eyes.” The song delivers a poetic flow … Read More »

Get to know Vancouver artist angst and his new single “Forever”

Get to know Vancouver artist angst and his new single “Forever”

Vancouver, BC – There’s been a surge of new young voices taking over the West Coast scene, full of equally as fresh … Read More »

I M U R discusses summer road life & why they want their music to make you uncomfortable

I M U R discusses summer road life & why they want their music to make you uncomfortable

Vancouver, BC – Amidst a summer tour on the festival circuit, Vancouver trio I M U R has had an exciting start … Read More »

Ninetyfour launces the Spree Boy Series with “Able” featuring Top Gunna

Ninetyfour launces the Spree Boy Series with “Able” featuring Top Gunna

Vancouver, BC – NINETYFOUR launches his Spree Boy Series by teaming up with Toronto artist Top Gunna for “Able.” The pair describes how they … Read More »

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

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

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Listen to “Come Down” the seductive and distorted new track by a4

Listen to “Come Down” the seductive and distorted new track by a4

Vancouver, BC – His second release so far, Vancouver-based artists a4 recently dropped “Come Down.” The track talks about coming off of a … Read More »

As Jay Moses preps his upcoming EP, “LAVI$H” and “For Me” give us a teaser

As Jay Moses preps his upcoming EP, “LAVI$H” and “For Me” give us a teaser

Vancouver, BC – There are currently so many untapped, and undervalued artists on the West Coast – and we’re just starting to see … Read More »

Vancouver welcomed Khalid and the ‘American Teen’ tour with a sold-out show

Vancouver welcomed Khalid and the ‘American Teen’ tour with a sold-out show

Vancouver, BC – This past January we had the opportunity to speak with newly signed RCA Records artist Khalid at the early launch of … Read More »

We talked to West Coast artist Dave Fields about his growth on his new single “Vices”

We talked to West Coast artist Dave Fields about his growth on his new single “Vices”

Vancouver, BC – The challenges of being an artist on the West Coast are individual and unique, but the tenacity and resilience … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 41

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 41

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

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

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 »

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