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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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Wu-Tang Clan to hit Winnipeg and Vancouver June 27 & 28 [News]

Wu-Tang Clan to hit Winnipeg and Vancouver June 27 & 28 [News]

Vancouver, BC/Winnipeg, MB - Remember how you’ve been bumping 36 Chambers since 7th grade and all you’ve ever wanted was to see every Wu-Tang … Read More »

Phonik Ops & Mishap – Sight & Sound (Album) [Review]

Phonik Ops & Mishap – Sight & Sound (Album) [Review]

Vancouver, BC – BC independent artists Mishap & Phonik Ops have finally come out with their brand new EP, entitled Sight & … Read More »

Terell Safadi – Art of Flight [Video]

Terell Safadi – Art of Flight [Video]

Vancouver BC – Vancouver native Terell Safadi has made his fourth music video a big one. With funding by a VideoFACT grant, Terell drops the … Read More »

Steve Lobel: Lessons of Success [Interview]

Steve Lobel: Lessons of Success [Interview]

Toronto ON – When discussing hip-hop legends and pioneers, a few obvious names come to mind; such as Run DMC, Bone Thugs … Read More »

Big Sean’s “Canada is Finally Famous” Tour hits The Vogue [News]

Big Sean’s “Canada is Finally Famous” Tour hits The Vogue [News]

Vancouver, BC – We’ve been waiting a minute for Big Sean to come through Vancity, and it looks like on September 12 … Read More »

Caspian – Gretzky [Audio]

Caspian – Gretzky [Audio]

Vancouver B.C. – The Ephin/SDK and Flight Academy Music camp brings us another heater with Caspian‘s latest street release, “Gretzky”. Inspired by … Read More »

Indelible – Neighbors ft. Kristopher James [Video]

Indelible – Neighbors ft. Kristopher James [Video]

Vancouver, BC – With the end of summer coming near, there’s no doubt still a longing for that perfect summer jam. The … Read More »

Madchild – Monster [Video]

Madchild – Monster [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Dope Sick is only a few days away! The solo album debut from award-winning, platinum selling artist Madchild (Swollen … Read More »

The Goondox – Raps of the Titans ft. Swollen Members, Jus Allah, Impakt, Odoub, Klee Magor, Virtuoso, Meth Mouth, Psych Ward & Jaysaun [Video]

The Goondox – Raps of the Titans ft. Swollen Members, Jus Allah, Impakt, Odoub, Klee Magor, Virtuoso, Meth Mouth, Psych Ward & Jaysaun [Video]

Toronto, ON – Welcome to the Goondox is the forthcoming collaborative album between PMD (Parish Making Dollars), Sean Strange and European production … Read More »

Kapacity brings Tech N9ne tour to Ottawa on Saturday, Sept. 29 [News]

Kapacity brings Tech N9ne tour to Ottawa on Saturday, Sept. 29 [News]

Ottawa, ON – As we reported not to long ago, Tech N9ne has joined forces with Madchild of Swollen Members for a … Read More »

Jaclyn Gee – No Friend Of Mine ft. Snak The Ripper [Audio]

Jaclyn Gee – No Friend Of Mine ft. Snak The Ripper [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – Miss Jaclyn Gee is coming straight for your ear drums with another banger featuring our boy Snak The Ripper. … Read More »

Rich Kidd & SonReal – The Closers (Ep. 1) [Video]

Rich Kidd & SonReal – The Closers (Ep. 1) [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Toronto’s Rich Kidd and Vancouver’s SonReal bring you the first instalment of a web series documenting … Read More »

Tre Nyce – Nirvana [Video]

Tre Nyce – Nirvana [Video]

Vancouver BC – Tre Nyce is back with his new official single and video for “Nirvana.” Filmed in Toronto, with backing from … Read More »

KISS releases Monster book at The Viper Room in Hollywood [News]

KISS releases Monster book at The Viper Room in Hollywood [News]

Hollywood, CA – Okay, so we know that KISS isn’t hip-hop but when you get invited to a press junket for a … Read More »

Bishop Brigante kicks off Onyx tour in Vancouver with Snak The Ripper [News]

Bishop Brigante kicks off Onyx tour in Vancouver with Snak The Ripper [News]

Vancouver, BC – Toronto MC/actor Bishop Brigante has been on the West coast quite a bit lately. On September 12th, Bish makes … Read More »

An Evening with Pusha T – Digital Motion 2-Year Anniversary [Contest]

An Evening with Pusha T – Digital Motion 2-Year Anniversary [Contest]

Vancouver, B.C. – Lucky for us, Digital Motion Events has been providing Vancouver with some of the biggest and most hype shows … Read More »

Sign-up for the Madchild “Dope Sick Pre-Order” contest now [Contests]

Sign-up for the Madchild “Dope Sick Pre-Order” contest now [Contests]

Vancouver, BC – Calling all Swollen Members and Madchild fans! This contest is definitely not one you want to miss. With Madchild’s … Read More »

Madchild – Monster (Behind the Scenes) [Video]

Madchild – Monster (Behind the Scenes) [Video]

Vancouver, BC – We’ve got some behind the scenes footage of the new Madchild video that’s dropping soon. “Monster” is one of … Read More »

Swollen Members headline Kitchissippi Music Festival on Aug. 18 [News]

Swollen Members headline Kitchissippi Music Festival on Aug. 18 [News]

Foresters Falls, ON – August 28th will be a big day for Swollen Members’ MC, Madchild. On that day, he officially releases … Read More »

2 Chainz vs Nardwuar [Video]

2 Chainz vs Nardwuar [Video]

Vancouver, BC – We always learn something new from Nardwuar don’t we? What I love about these interviews is watching the artist … Read More »

HipHopCanada’s Team Heartbreak storms Rock The Bells on Aug. 18-19 [News]

HipHopCanada’s Team Heartbreak storms Rock The Bells on Aug. 18-19 [News]

Vancouver, BC – Your favorite crew of sass-mouthed ladies are about to storm the gates of Rock The Bells (presented by Guerilla … Read More »

Vancity legend Dedos profiled in the Vancouver Sun [Video]

Vancity legend Dedos profiled in the Vancouver Sun [Video]

Vancouver, BC – If you’ve been in Vancity for a minute, it’s hard not to notice the amazing murals scattered throughout the … Read More »

Drive By – Tha Money ft. Young Buck [Video]

Drive By – Tha Money ft. Young Buck [Video]

Chilliwack, BC – Check out “Tha Money” visuals by Drive By featuring Young Buck. The video comes courtesy of Nashville-based Black Fly … Read More »

Vancouver’s Tre Nyce takes on Toronto [Interview]

Vancouver’s Tre Nyce takes on Toronto [Interview]

Toronto, ON – It’s been a while since we last talked to well known Vancouver artist Tre Nyce. Since then he’s dropped … Read More »

Those MFs – Vancity Giants [Mixtape]

Those MFs – Vancity Giants [Mixtape]

Vancouver, BC – Those MFs are on fire. Kemo, Flipout and Jay Swing are surely the baddest DJs this side of the … Read More »

JM Drumbeats – Where Have You Been (Live Drum RMX) [Video]

JM Drumbeats – Where Have You Been (Live Drum RMX) [Video]

Victoria, BC – JM Drumbeats is an island boy who goes a little crazy on the drums. His live drum remix of … Read More »

Port Authority – To The Block [Audio]

Port Authority – To The Block [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – The boys of Port Authority hail from the far East of Canada all the way to the West Coast … Read More »

SonReal – Inside / I Don’t Give A Shit [MP3]

SonReal – Inside / I Don’t Give A Shit [MP3]

Vancouver, BC – Two more tunes off the Good News project from SonReal. This is “I Don’t Give A Shit” and “Inside” … Read More »

Elzhi hits Republic in Vancity on August 8 [News]

Elzhi hits Republic in Vancity on August 8 [News]

Vancouver, BC – Detroit will be in the house Wednesday night as Elzhi hits the stage at Republic with guests DJ Flipout, … Read More »

Weed Diaries of the Smokers Club Tour [Video]

Weed Diaries of the Smokers Club Tour [Video]

Vancouver, BC – In Canada’s kush capital, the boys of the Smokers Club Tour – Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$, Shortstop, Capital Steez … Read More »

Action Bronson and guests in Vancouver [Photos]

Action Bronson and guests in Vancouver [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club played host to the larger-than-life Action Bronson and local guests Discreet, Greg B and  NorthWest Division/Household this past … Read More »

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