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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]

West Coast Canada

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Any posts relating to artists/DJs etc. originating from the West Coast region of Canada (Vancouver, Victoria and surrounding regions in British Columbia), or events taking place in a West Coast location, can be found in this category. The West Coast Canada team is headed by Vancouver-based KassKills and is comprised of various members of the West Coast scene. If you are interested in joining the West Coast team or in getting your story covered, please contact Kass at kasskills@hiphopcanada.com.


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Your Editor: KassKills

Born in Ontario but raised on the West Coast, Kass is currently located in the wonderfully diverse East side of Vancouver. With a passion for all things creative KassKills is a hair stylist by day and HipHopCanada’s West Coast Editor by night. Along with that she takes on the role of stylist and social network sweetheart to her media productions company, Team Heartbreak as well as occasional writer for Abort Magazine. Throughout her journey she has had the opportunity to interview and photograph some amazing artists including Sheek Louch, Noreaga, Black Milk, Kool Keith and JD Era.


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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 »

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 »

K- Rec – Best Foot ft. Chaplyn [Audio]

K- Rec – Best Foot ft. Chaplyn [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – Vancity’s nicest DJ/Producer, K-Rec, teams up with the lovely Chaplyn on their latest “Best Foot”. Smooth as ever K-Rec … Read More »

Northwest Division – Fresh Blood ft. Merkules

Northwest Division – Fresh Blood ft. Merkules

Vancouver, BC – Northwest Division is on the verge of releasing a steady stream of material and to kick that off they … Read More »

Billionaire B – Paranoia [Video]

Billionaire B – Paranoia [Video]

Vancouver, BC – You know that feeling you get when you meet an interesting shorty but they remind you of some trouble … Read More »

HeatWave – Relatives [Video]

HeatWave – Relatives [Video]

Vancouver, BC – HeatWave filmed the video for his recent drop “Relatives” in Uganda, Africa. Beautiful scenery and some family cameos make … Read More »

Ghost – Devil Is A Lie (Remix) [Video]

Ghost – Devil Is A Lie (Remix) [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Back on that old remix grind, this time Ghost spits over Rick Ross’s “The Devil Is A Lie”.  Peep … Read More »

Ray Gill ft. Tyger – True [Video]

Ray Gill ft. Tyger – True [Video]

Vancouver, BC - Ray Gill is back with another visual. “True” slows it down with a Spandau Ballet sample, features Tyger and is directed by … Read More »

Greg Beamish – Disposable Income [Review]

Greg Beamish – Disposable Income [Review]

Vancouver, BC- Local emcee Greg Beamish recently released Disposable Income with recording, mixing and production done entirely by Stroker Deluca and even a feature from JUNO … Read More »

Joey Touch – Nightlife [Review]

Joey Touch – Nightlife [Review]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published March 5, 2014 – East Vancouver native Joey Touch recently released his debut album, Night Life, under Volunteer … Read More »

Sythe – Sythe [Album]

Sythe – Sythe [Album]

Vancouver, BC – The name Sythe has been synonymous with the gritty yet elaborate beat-craft that defines the ILL-Legitimate sound. His hard … 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 »

Hedley, Classified bring Wild Life to Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre [Photos]

Hedley, Classified bring Wild Life to Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre [Photos]

Ottawa, ON – Around 7,500 screaming fans packed into Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday night to catch the national capital leg … Read More »

Because k-os asked for it: Jay Electronica – We Made It ft. Jay-Z [Audio]

Because k-os asked for it: Jay Electronica – We Made It ft. Jay-Z [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – We just signed in to Twitter to find that k-os had sent us a tweet about Jay Electronica’s latest “We … 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 »

April at Venue Live – Trinidad James, Action Bronson, Swollen Members & Bun B [News]

April at Venue Live – Trinidad James, Action Bronson, Swollen Members & Bun B [News]

Vancouver, BC – April is a hearty month for hip-hop at Venue Live as Blueprint Events gears up for a busy month … Read More »

Fortune Sound Presents: Snow Tha Product March 28 & Eve April 3 [News]

Fortune Sound Presents: Snow Tha Product March 28 & Eve April 3 [News]

Vancouver, BC – Two things to look out for at Fortune Sound in the up-coming weeks, sponsored by yours truly – we’ll … Read More »

KAi Skywalker – New Mind | Old Soul : [Chapter IV] [Review]

KAi Skywalker – New Mind | Old Soul : [Chapter IV] [Review]

Vancouver, BC -  Fresh off his critically acclaimed mixtape, #NEO, KAi Sky Walker has devised a ground breaking concept for his latest endeavour, New Mind | Old Soul. Breaking off from … 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 »

CBC Music presents: Searchlight 2014 [News]

CBC Music presents: Searchlight 2014 [News]

Toronto, ON – CBC Music just launched its Searchlight 2014 competition to connect fans with their favourite up-and-coming Canadian artists. It’s a … Read More »

Junk – Best Mistake Ever Made [Audio]

Junk – Best Mistake Ever Made [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – Northwest Division’s Junk comes solo with the dreamy sounds of “Best Mistake Ever Made”. The story told through Junk’s … Read More »

Swisslizz – Man Of The Occasion (Freestyle) [Video]

Swisslizz – Man Of The Occasion (Freestyle) [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Swisslizz drops his latest video freestyle “Man Of The Occasion” from his new mixtape Zone Music. Cop it here … Read More »

Sythe – Burn Down ft. Bound2Be, Attikus, Azrael, Anonymouz and P-Butta

Sythe – Burn Down ft. Bound2Be, Attikus, Azrael, Anonymouz and P-Butta

Vancouver, BC – The first single from Sythe‘s self titled debut solo album “Burn Down” features Bound2Be, Attikus, Azrael, Anonymouz and P-Butta … Read More »

Eazy Terrestrial – FWMYKIGI (Freestyle) [Video]

Eazy Terrestrial – FWMYKIGI (Freestyle) [Video]

Vancouver, BC –  Eazy Terrestrial brings us a sneak peak from his forthcoming  project Molly, Kush, Hennessy “FWMYKIGI”. Check his recent freestyle over Jay’s  “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” … Read More »

Hugo Kafumbi – “Trippy Fusion” live at Hooker’s Green [Video]

Hugo Kafumbi – “Trippy Fusion” live at Hooker’s Green [Video]

Vancouver, BC - Hugo Kafumbi ”Trippy Fusion” Live at Hooke’s Green! From the debut mixtape Vancity’s Most Wanted – hosted by DJ BAD of Coast2CoastMixtapes. – check … Read More »

Mike Boyd – Small World ft. Madchild & D-Sisive (Prod. Classified) [Audio] #SOTD

Mike Boyd – Small World ft. Madchild & D-Sisive (Prod. Classified) [Audio] #SOTD

Enfield, NS – Our Song of the Day connects three artists from across the country for the new Mike Boyd album. Mike … 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 »

T-Pain at Venue live in Vancouver [Review]

T-Pain at Venue live in Vancouver [Review]

Vancouver, BC - One of the most influential and in demand artists of the last 10 years was welcomed to Vancouver’s VENUE last … Read More »

Concise: Vancity veteran visits Toronto [Interview]

Concise: Vancity veteran visits Toronto [Interview]

Toronto, ON – Originally published March 20, 2014 – Let’s take it out to the West Coast. Vancity, to be specific; where … Read More »

Swollen Members announce new album and North American tour [News]

Swollen Members announce new album and North American tour [News]

Vancouver, BC – Swollen Members have set Brand New Day as the title of their upcoming ninth studio album, which is slated … Read More »

Dom Kennedy hits Fortune Sound on Get Home Safely Tour [Photos]

Dom Kennedy hits Fortune Sound on Get Home Safely Tour [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – L.A kid Dom Kennedy came through Fortune Sound this past week to a packed house presented by Timbre Concerts … Read More »

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