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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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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 »

Wu-Block in Vancouver (Live) [Photos]

Wu-Block in Vancouver (Live) [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Vancity loves some Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch – and they know how to show that love right back. … Read More »

Tyga hits Vancouver on 420 with Immerze and Peter Jackson [News]

Tyga hits Vancouver on 420 with Immerze and Peter Jackson [News]

Vancouver, BC – Evolution Entertainment, Sonic and HipHopCanada are proud to present Young Money artist Tyga at the Vogue Theatre on April … Read More »

Boombox Saints – For The Moment [Video]

Boombox Saints – For The Moment [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Finally the Boombox Saints have unveiled another visual from their debut album, For The Moment. Directed by Jae Yu, watch the local favourites perform … Read More »

Ill Bill touches on The Grimy Awards and Uncle Howie [Interview]

Ill Bill touches on The Grimy Awards and Uncle Howie [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Fans of New Yorker Ill Bill should be ecstatic with the release of new album The Grimy Awards. The project … Read More »

Pigeon Hole channels inner animal for upcoming album [Interview]

Pigeon Hole channels inner animal for upcoming album [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Fans of Sweatshop Union’s Pigeon Hole will be excited to know that after a three year wait, only a … Read More »

Cityreal to join Swollen Members Canadian Tour [News]

Cityreal to join Swollen Members Canadian Tour [News]

Vancouver, BC – Fresh off the release of Good Morning Blues, Cityreal is hitting the road with Canadian favorites Swollen Members. The … Read More »

B-Orion – The Surprise [Video]

B-Orion – The Surprise [Video]

Vancouver, BC – “The Surprise” is the third video from B-Orion aka Mr Constellation’s debut mixtape Bright Future Dark Past. A quickie … Read More »

Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz hit up Vancouver’s Red Room [Photo Gallery]

Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz hit up Vancouver’s Red Room [Photo Gallery]

Vancouver, BC – Ill Bill and Vinnie Paz (Heavy Metal Kings) made their final stop at Vancouver’s Red Room Saturday night boasting … Read More »

Immerze – RWTB [Video]

Immerze – RWTB [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Immerze wears his confidence on his sleeve with his debut video “RWTB” from his recently dropped SpeakerFood: The Mixtape. … Read More »

Suzka – Deep In You ft. B. Kenyan [Audio]

Suzka – Deep In You ft. B. Kenyan [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – There’s something really sexy about the sounds of babe violinist Suzka‘s latest track “Deep In You”. If the name … Read More »

Immerze releases SpeakerFood to the masses [Mixtape]

Immerze releases SpeakerFood to the masses [Mixtape]

Vancouver, BC – The anticipated release of Immerze‘s SpeakerFood has finally arrived. This fresh-faced emcee has got the beats to make you … Read More »

Nation Ruckus – The Ruckus ft. SonReal [Audio]

Nation Ruckus – The Ruckus ft. SonReal [Audio]

Montreal/Vancouver – The first of a bi-weekly music series, Nation Ruckus releases its new single “The Ruckus” featuring SonReal. Known for their … Read More »

SonReal and Rich Kidd – Best Believe [Video]

SonReal and Rich Kidd – Best Believe [Video]

Vancouver/Toronto – Collaborators SonReal and Rich Kidd have released a visual for their track “Best Believe” from last year’s joint LP The … Read More »

Reflectionz U Knighted – No Good Advice (Album) [Review]

Reflectionz U Knighted – No Good Advice (Album) [Review]

Victoria, BC – Victoria’s Reflectionz U Knighted has dropped another full length – No Good Advice – and he knocked it … Read More »

Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz are hitting up Vancity with Snak the Ripper and guests [News] [Video]

Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz are hitting up Vancity with Snak the Ripper and guests [News] [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Digital Motion Events and HipHopCanada are presenting something big. Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz will be in the building … Read More »

#SOTD | Rascalz – Northern Touch ft. Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust & Choclair [Video]

#SOTD | Rascalz – Northern Touch ft. Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust & Choclair [Video]

Toronto, ON – This week’s Song of the Day segment has featured some personal Canadian hip-hop picks from the 90′s.
What better way … Read More »

HeatWave – It’s All Good [Video]

HeatWave – It’s All Good [Video]

Vancouver, BC – HeatWave gets rowdy with the crew, wildin’ out on tour in his latest video “It’s All Good”. With a … Read More »

Tony Mason – No Rulez [Video]

Tony Mason – No Rulez [Video]

Vancouver, BC – What you know about hard verses, sippin’ lean and big botty hoes? Tony Mason is ready to show you … Read More »

e.d.g.e – General Admission [Video]

e.d.g.e – General Admission [Video]

Vancouver, BC – As part of his #MusicMonday series we’re steady seeing a 16-bar verse from e.d.g.e released every Monday with a … Read More »

Jayzon – Sweet Tooth [Audio]

Jayzon – Sweet Tooth [Audio]

Vancouver, BC  – We love an artist with a “Sweet Tooth”, especially when it transfers into a bangin’ track for the ladies … Read More »

Immerze’s #SpeakerFood release party February 21 at Joseph Richard [News]

Immerze’s #SpeakerFood release party February 21 at Joseph Richard [News]

Vancouver, BC – We’re hyped on Immerze‘s upcoming mixtape #SpeakerFood and even more hyped to present the release party hosted by the … Read More »

#SOTD | Rascalz – Top of the World ft. Barrington Levy & k-os [Video]

#SOTD | Rascalz – Top of the World ft. Barrington Levy & k-os [Video]

Vancouver, BC – This week’s Song of the Day segment features some personal Canadian hip-hop picks from the 90′s. This is the … Read More »

Frak – Sunday Night [Video]

Frak – Sunday Night [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Frak has released the video for his latest single “Sunday Night,” a sad and kind of poignant track with … Read More »

#SOTD | Checkmate – The Longshot [MP3]

#SOTD | Checkmate – The Longshot [MP3]

Vancouver, BC – This week’s Song of the Day segment features some personal Canadian hip-hop picks from the 90′s. Next up is … Read More »

Matt Brevner – Not To Blame [Video]

Matt Brevner – Not To Blame [Video]

Vancouver, BC – We know Matt Brevner is kind of a sentimental guy, but we didn’t really expect a Valentines release from … Read More »

Mr. MacDonald – Bad Dream Mad Again Promo [Video]

Mr. MacDonald – Bad Dream Mad Again Promo [Video]

Vancouver, BC – We’ve got a promo video for the upcoming mixtape from Vancouver bad boy Mr. MacDonald. Set to release his … Read More »

Kyprios – Lap Dog [Video]

Kyprios – Lap Dog [Video]

Vancouver, BC – From his EP with the same name comes Kyprios‘ visuals for “Lap Dog”. You may notice a few wonderful … Read More »

Chin Injeti adds to his Grammy collection [News]

Chin Injeti adds to his Grammy collection [News]

Vancouver, BC – The recent Grammy awards held good news for Vancouver artist/producer Chin Injeti, whose work on Lecrae‘s gospel record Gravity helped … Read More »

Hash Mills & The Dirty Sample – Winnfield & Vega [EP]

Hash Mills & The Dirty Sample – Winnfield & Vega [EP]

Vancouver, BC – Brooklyn native Hash Mills and Calgary native The Dirty Sample Present: Winnfield & Vega. This EP was recorded in … Read More »

KAi Skywalker – U Mad? [Video]

KAi Skywalker – U Mad? [Video]

Vancouver, BC – The fifth and most recent video from KAi Skywalker‘s #NEO poses a simple question to all the haters – … Read More »

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