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Find A Way: Neon Dreams win Canadian Music Radio Award, shine at Juno Week

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Merkules feels like UFC-champ “Conor McGregor” in Stuey Kubrick-directed video

Merkules feels like UFC-champ “Conor McGregor” in Stuey Kubrick-directed video

Surrey, BC – Today’s Song of the Day is the second single off the new Merkules project, Trust Your Gut, which came … Read More »

No genre is a sound tape from Beat Boutique which features Canadian talents like Bijan Amir

No genre is a sound tape from Beat Boutique which features Canadian talents like Bijan Amir

Toronto, ON – Falling somewhere in the middle of genres like rap, electronic, and neo-soul, no genre is the third sound collection composed by … Read More »

Escape To Canada: Apathy & Celph Titled embark on 18-date Canadian Tour

Escape To Canada: Apathy & Celph Titled embark on 18-date Canadian Tour

Victoria, BC – Our friends over at Good Friday Entertainment have announced a new cross-Canada tour for underground legends Apathy and Celph … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 23

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 23

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

Jidenna emerges as a unifying leader on debut album, The Chief

Jidenna emerges as a unifying leader on debut album, The Chief

Brooklyn, New York – They say that all good things take time, and Wondaland-signed artist Jidenna may know the value of patience for the … Read More »

Canada Loves Dilla starts tomorrow in Vancouver; 6 dates in total

Canada Loves Dilla starts tomorrow in Vancouver; 6 dates in total

Vancouver, BC – Legendary producer J Dilla died over 10 years ago, but his legacy grows stronger with each year that passes.
The … Read More »

Vince Staples brings a high-energy evening to Vancouver for the Life Aquatic Tour

Vince Staples brings a high-energy evening to Vancouver for the Life Aquatic Tour

Vancouver, BC – Following the release of his most recent EP, Vince Staplesstopped in Vancouver on Tuesday night for the fourth date of the … Read More »

The People North West accompany Ghostface Killah for his remaining West Coast dates

The People North West accompany Ghostface Killah for his remaining West Coast dates

Vancouver, BC – It’s been a good year for The People North West. With a library of strong lyrical tracks in their back … Read More »

Bbno$ brings back the value of deep trap beats on “lit like candle”

Bbno$ brings back the value of deep trap beats on “lit like candle”

Vancouver, BC – New generation rap is typically full of quirky musical aspects, and Bbno$ has championed the trill style of rap on … Read More »

Zac Flewids’ new single “Double Condom” deserves your attention

Zac Flewids’ new single “Double Condom” deserves your attention

Vancouver, BC – Nineteen year old, Zac Flewids may be new to the industry, but his music puts him well above his years. … Read More »

Peter Jackson to join RiFF RAFF as special guest on Aquaberry Aquarius Canadian Tour

Peter Jackson to join RiFF RAFF as special guest on Aquaberry Aquarius Canadian Tour

Nanaimo, BC – RiFF RAFF returns to Canada this April for the nationwide Aquaberry Aquarius tour featuring his official DJ (as well … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 22

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 22

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

Vince Staples Brings “The Life Aquatic” Tour to Vancouver

Vince Staples Brings “The Life Aquatic” Tour to Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – Vince Staples brought his Life Aquatic Tour to Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre this past week. Our photographer caught a gallery … Read More »

XO’s Derek Wise gave Vancouver a short and sweet taste of Inglorious

XO’s Derek Wise gave Vancouver a short and sweet taste of Inglorious

Vancouver, BC – Making his Vancouver debut last Friday at Republic Nightclub in Vancouver, XO affiliate Derek Wise formally introduced himself to the … Read More »

Love, Checks, Passion: Immerze celebrates his birthday by releasing “LCP”

Love, Checks, Passion: Immerze celebrates his birthday by releasing “LCP”

Vancouver, BC – This week Vancouver artist Immerze celebrated his birthday with the release of a brand new record titled “LCP” (co-produced … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 21

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 21

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

Ninetyfour drops a steamy video for “Bona Fide”

Ninetyfour drops a steamy video for “Bona Fide”

Vancouver, BC – New, provocative visuals for ninetyfour’s “Bona Fide” were recently released. The song comes from his debut album, It’s Yours.
In … Read More »

Thundercat Tour Hits Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre

Thundercat Tour Hits Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre

Vancouver, BC – Brainfeeder’s own Thundercat made a stop in Vancouver last week as part of his World Tour. The sold-out crowd … Read More »

Tee Krispil scores a win with “Let It Slide” the first single off her upcoming solo project

Tee Krispil scores a win with “Let It Slide” the first single off her upcoming solo project

Vancouver, BC – “Let It Slide” is the first single of West Coast emcee Tee Krispil’s upcoming solo project, One Way Ticket.  The … Read More »

Kaoboy Music emcee Sung drops cinematic visuals for “Moon Me” featuring ZU

Kaoboy Music emcee Sung drops cinematic visuals for “Moon Me” featuring ZU

Vancouver, BC – Quickly following the release of the Prelude Pt. 1 EP, Vancouver-based recording artist Sung dropped the visuals for “Moon Me” featuring Zu, … Read More »

Announcement: Insane Clown Posse adds Merkules to Canadian Juggalo Weekend line-up

Announcement: Insane Clown Posse adds Merkules to Canadian Juggalo Weekend line-up

Calgary, AB – Insane Clown Posse continues to add more acts and generate excitement for their upcoming Canadian Juggalo Weekend in Calgary … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 20

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 20

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

Vancouver’s Joseph Rose releases the video for “Hands Dirty” featuring Madchild

Vancouver’s Joseph Rose releases the video for “Hands Dirty” featuring Madchild

Vancouver, BC – Joseph Rose recently dropped the visuals for his Rob The Viking-produced single featuring Madchild, “Hands Dirty” was written and … Read More »

Famas & Mugg Shot roll up their “Medicine” in new video

Famas & Mugg Shot roll up their “Medicine” in new video

Abbotsford, BC – Edmonton transplant Mugg Shot currently teamed up with fellow West Coast rapper Famas to collab on the visuals for … Read More »

Run The Jewels kick off their Run The World Tour in Vancouver

Run The Jewels kick off their Run The World Tour in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – The first stop of Run The Jewels Run The World Tour recently took place at Vancouver’s PNE Forum to a … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 19

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 19

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

Premiere: Jahail shows off his skills with visuals for “Anti Social”

Premiere: Jahail shows off his skills with visuals for “Anti Social”

Vancouver, BC – Hailing from Toronto, Yours Truly artist Jahail has kicked off his 2017 by making moves on the West Coast. … Read More »

Derek Wise makes Vancouver debut on February 24th at Republic Nightclub

Derek Wise makes Vancouver debut on February 24th at Republic Nightclub

Vancouer, BC – XO affiliate, Derek Wise makes his Vancouver debut on February 24th at Republic Nightclub. The Toronto-based emcee recently released his … Read More »

Stealth Bomb’s Edgar Penwork goes in on “Bars Only”

Stealth Bomb’s Edgar Penwork goes in on “Bars Only”

Vancouver, BC – Stealth Bomb signee Edgar Penwork drops his first release of the year titled “Bars Only”. The artist formerly known … Read More »

The 2017 Prism Prize announces the Top 20 Canadian music videos of the year

The 2017 Prism Prize announces the Top 20 Canadian music videos of the year

Toronto, ON – This morning the Prism Prize released its annual Top 20 long list of Canadian music videos of the year. … Read More »

This Week: SonReal brings the No Warm Up Tour to Alberta with guest Clairmont the Second

This Week: SonReal brings the No Warm Up Tour to Alberta with guest Clairmont the Second

Lethbridge, AB – SonReal brings his No Warm Up Tour to Alberta this week with special guest Clairmont The Second. The tour … Read More »

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