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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 »

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 »

East Meets West: HipHopCanada interviews Billi D’Kid aka Black Sage [Video]

East Meets West: HipHopCanada interviews Billi D’Kid aka Black Sage [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Late 2013, Toronto artist Black Sage made a trip to Vancouver to clear his head, escape from his everyday … Read More »

SiriusXM Indies nominations announced: Classified & Shad lead hip-hop acts [News]

SiriusXM Indies nominations announced: Classified & Shad lead hip-hop acts [News]

Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week has announced the nominees for the 2014 SiriusXM Indies – 14th Annual Independent Music Awards. Canadian … Read More »

Naks art show & hip-hop showcase at Fortune Sound March 22 [News]

Naks art show & hip-hop showcase at Fortune Sound March 22 [News]

Vancouver, BC – We’re always game to support a local hustler, especially when they are a talented visual artist like SDK’s Naks. … Read More »

Redman smokes out Fortune Sound [Review]

Redman smokes out Fortune Sound [Review]

Vancouver, BC – The Funk Doc was in the building this past week for a smoked out, full house at Fortune Sound … Read More »

Vancity Live – Episode 3 [Video]

Vancity Live – Episode 3 [Video]

Vancouver, BC – The team is at it again with Vancity Live – Episode 3 that recently streamed live on YouTube this past … Read More »

Cliff Herman ft. Inkspill & Ashleigh Eymann – Penny [Video]

Cliff Herman ft. Inkspill & Ashleigh Eymann – Penny [Video]

Vancouver, BC - Chamberlain Drive Records presents the first video from Cliff Herman’s album Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be – “Penny” … Read More »

Bone Thugs bring Canadian tour to Mod Club on March 27 [News]

Bone Thugs bring Canadian tour to Mod Club on March 27 [News]

Toronto, ON – Grammy-winning Bone Thugs-n-Harmony have announced the details for the Toronto date of their Canadian tour. The group will make … Read More »

KIDS x HHC x DUI: Enter to win a #BloodRemixVideo prize package [Contest]

KIDS x HHC x DUI: Enter to win a #BloodRemixVideo prize package [Contest]

Vancouver, BC – We just debuted the latest set of visuals from the KIDS crew for their remix of Jay Mizz’s “Blood” … Read More »

KIDS – Blood (Remix) [Video] #Debut

KIDS – Blood (Remix) [Video] #Debut

Vancouver, BC – You saw it first here, people. We’ve teamed up with KIDS to debut their latest visuals for the crew’s … Read More »

Jasiri X – We The Changers [Video]

Jasiri X – We The Changers [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Peep the latest visuals from Jasiri X. “We The Changers” was produced by RLGN – check out the video … Read More »

ILL-Legitimate – Tomorrow [Video]

ILL-Legitimate – Tomorrow [Video]

Vancouver, BC – From the appropriately titled The Album, ”Tomorrow” is the fifth music video directed by Kenneth Lau, Filippo Soevv and assistant director Matt … Read More »

Madchild – Switched On [Video]

Madchild – Switched On [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Super Beast is coming soon! Madchild is currently preparing for the release of his new album and has recently … Read More »

Win tickets to Dom Kennedy at Fortune Sound March 19 [Contest]

Win tickets to Dom Kennedy at Fortune Sound March 19 [Contest]

Vancouver, BC - Timbre Concerts and GMANandRIZK are bringing L.A’s own Dom Kennedy to Fortune Sound on March 19 sponsored by HipHopCanada, HipHopVancouver and … Read More »

King of Clubs ft. Little T – Ain’t No Time For Dream’n [Video]

King of Clubs ft. Little T – Ain’t No Time For Dream’n [Video]

Vancouver, B.C - Check out the latest video from King of Clubs & Little T, “Ain’t No Time For Dream’n” from The Urban Identity Mixtape. Shot … Read More »

JuLS – Wake Up [Video]

JuLS – Wake Up [Video]

Vancouver, B.C - The lyrical content of JuLS’ latest video “Wake Up” video is to relay a message to the listener to realize their … Read More »

Dia-Nos – Rob Ford (Jay-Z, Tom Ford Parody) [Video]

Dia-Nos – Rob Ford (Jay-Z, Tom Ford Parody) [Video]

Victoria, BC - Up-and-coming Victoria talent, Dia-Nos release their debut video, Rob Ford. Using the lyrical structure and instrumental from Jay-Z’s Tom Ford … Read More »

Josh Martinez – Cross That Road [Video]

Josh Martinez – Cross That Road [Video]

Eugene, OR  - Josh Martinez and Camobear Records have released the visuals for “Cross That Road” from his latest album Blotto.  The video, … Read More »

Snak The Ripper announces JUST GIVER album for April 20 [News] #Exclusive

Snak The Ripper announces JUST GIVER album for April 20 [News] #Exclusive

Vancouver, BC – After ripping stages across the country over the last year, Stealth Bomb Record’s own Snak The Ripper takes some … Read More »

Eliza Smith – Karma ft. Kyprios [Video]

Eliza Smith – Karma ft. Kyprios [Video]

Vancouver, BC – One of our favourite West Coast gems is back with new visuals for her Kyprios-assisted single, “Karma.” Eliza Smith … Read More »

E-40 live at FiveSixty Vancouver [Photo Gallery]

E-40 live at FiveSixty Vancouver [Photo Gallery]

Vancouver, BC – Regime Entertainment and Twisted Productions brought Cali O.G E-40 to a full-house at FIVESIXTY this past weekend with Emotion … Read More »

Dkay & JTecumseh- Friend Zone [Video]

Dkay & JTecumseh- Friend Zone [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Don’t get it twisted, DKay & JTecumseh aren’t trying to make any new friends so keep them out of the “Friend … Read More »

Filip Filipi – Mandolins Cry / Blood In My Eyes ft. Opera Steve [Video]

Filip Filipi – Mandolins Cry / Blood In My Eyes ft. Opera Steve [Video]

Victoria, BC – New visuals from MC and social activist Filip Filipi for his “Mandolins Cry / Blood In My Eyes” video. … Read More »

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