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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.


Vancouver, British Columbia

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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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Action Bronson lights up in Vancouver for 4/20 [Review]

Action Bronson lights up in Vancouver for 4/20 [Review]

Vancouver, BC – ” I feel like I’m AC Slater” Action Bronson stated to a full house at Vancouver’s Venue Nightclub on … Read More »

e.d.g.e. – Waves Motel EP [Review]

e.d.g.e. – Waves Motel EP [Review]

Vancouver, BC - The project that Vancouver emcee e.d.g.e. had put on hold is complete and available for free download. Waves Motel is a cohesive … Read More »

Vancity Original releases “Homegrown” tee for 4/20 [News]

Vancity Original releases “Homegrown” tee for 4/20 [News]

Vancouver, BC – The Vancity Original® crew have team up with Vancouver’s photographer and visionary, Ian Azariah to do 4/20 in the … Read More »

Hugo Kafumbi – Trippy Fusion ft. OuttaTownFame [Video]

Hugo Kafumbi – Trippy Fusion ft. OuttaTownFame [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Hugo Kafumbi recently released the official video for his track “Trippy Fusion” featuring OuttTownFame. Video was directed by Nicolás … Read More »

Sesh – Skating [Video]

Sesh – Skating [Video]

Vancouver, BC – New video from Vancity’s Sesh titled “Skating”. The track is produced by Nick Wisdom with cuts from DJ K-Rec … Read More »

LIINKS – The Break [Audio]

LIINKS – The Break [Audio]

Victoria, BC – The gorgeous and talented Georgia Murray has teamed up with producer DJ DWhiz and formed a new group by … Read More »

The New Royales – Minutes Of Moog ft. Jay Electronica [Audio]

The New Royales – Minutes Of Moog ft. Jay Electronica [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – Something fresh from The New Royales to get your Monday started. “Minutes Of Moog” is the latest and features … Read More »

Ghost – Letter to Marz [Video]

Ghost – Letter to Marz [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Recent heartbreak struck Canada’s hip-hop community as well know emcee Murda Marz was killed Friday morning in Toronto. Marz … 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 »

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 »

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