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Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”

Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”

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The X Presidents new release “Pineapple Espresso” features J-Swift of The Pharcyde

The X Presidents new release “Pineapple Espresso” features J-Swift of The Pharcyde

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver hip-hop crew, The X Presidents have quickly grown a notable following and established a respected name for themselves … Read More »

Nunavut artist B3auu resolves to “Capitalize” on every situation in the New Year

Nunavut artist B3auu resolves to “Capitalize” on every situation in the New Year

Iqaluit, NU – Nunavut artist B3auu (formerly of the Hamilton, ON based Bo$ Clique crew) just released a new self-produced single titled … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 14

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 14

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in October and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Watch the “Saved Me” video by Junk featuring Snak The Ripper

Watch the “Saved Me” video by Junk featuring Snak The Ripper

Vancouver, BC – Junk capped off 2016 with the release of his Snak The Ripper-directed video, “Saved Me.” The song, which also … Read More »

HICU curate a listening experience via Sound Tape N ° 2 and upcoming showcase

HICU curate a listening experience via Sound Tape N ° 2 and upcoming showcase

Vancouver, BC – Lifestyle brand HICU is cultivating the Vancouver talent pool with their recently dropped collection of tracks and second installment … Read More »

Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2016

Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2016

Calgary, AB – As we head in to 2017 at HipHopCanada, I decided I’d kick off the new year proper by delivering … Read More »

Our Favourite Stories of 2016

Our Favourite Stories of 2016

We wanted our list to be 16 items long (it’s the trendy thing to do with Top 10 lists this year) but that wasn’t going to happen.

Madchild releases video for Evidence-produced “Write It Down” off Darkest Hour

Madchild releases video for Evidence-produced “Write It Down” off Darkest Hour

Vancouver, BC – Getting ready for the March 10 release of his new album Darkest Hour, Madchild ends the year off with … Read More »

We talked to Vancouver’s CGB about the release of his new project, Limitless Progression 2

We talked to Vancouver’s CGB about the release of his new project, Limitless Progression 2

2016 has brought together an eclectic community of artists on the West Coast who have collectively embraced a new age of music where you no longer need to fit within the confines of a single genre.

Austin Sexton is taking R&B through a romantic metamorphosis with his latest single “U”

Austin Sexton is taking R&B through a romantic metamorphosis with his latest single “U”

Santa Barbara, CA – Austin Sexton is a singer/songwriter/producer based in Santa Barbara, who has an extensive background in live instrumentation/alternative music from the … Read More »

Edmonton’s Brothers Grim release lyric video for Madchild & Nato-assisted “It’s Grim”

Edmonton’s Brothers Grim release lyric video for Madchild & Nato-assisted “It’s Grim”

Edmonton, AB – Komrade and Pat Grim of The Brothers Grim enlist their former tour-mate Madchild for their new Nato-produced single, “It’s … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 13

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 13

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in October and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 12

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 12

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in October and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

New Year’s Eve: Madchild, Pimpton, Joseph Rose & more are live at The Exchange in Regina

New Year’s Eve: Madchild, Pimpton, Joseph Rose & more are live at The Exchange in Regina

Regina, SK – If you’re anywhere near Regina on New Year’s Eve, make sure you make your way to The Exchange (2431 … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 11

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 11

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify earlier this year, and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Snak The Ripper, Merkules and more make the lineup for A Christmas Miracle Dec. 23rd

Snak The Ripper, Merkules and more make the lineup for A Christmas Miracle Dec. 23rd

Vancouver, BC – Friday December 23rd Snak the Ripper, Merkules and the Stealth Bomb / SDK squad take over A Christmas Miracle … Read More »

Ninetyfour releases charged visuals for “It’s Yours”

Ninetyfour releases charged visuals for “It’s Yours”

Vancouver, BC – It’s been a good year for Vancouver artist, ninetyfour. The Yours Truly member released his debut mixtape, It’s Yours which garnered … Read More »

Panax and Kapok drop chromatic visuals for “Raindrops” (Prod. by AstroLogical)

Panax and Kapok drop chromatic visuals for “Raindrops” (Prod. by AstroLogical)

Vancouver, BC –  Vancouver’s Panax (formerly known as Dmac) is an emcee that you might already be familiar with. most recently he teamed up … Read More »

King H goes in on the new visuals for “Next Up Freestyle”

King H goes in on the new visuals for “Next Up Freestyle”

Vancouver, BC – King H is a Vancouver emcee who was born into the industry as a freestyle rapper, but is smoothly making the … Read More »

Rozmo gets lyrical in sepia on visuals for “Hootenanny”

Rozmo gets lyrical in sepia on visuals for “Hootenanny”

Vancouver, BC – Local freestyle battler, and emcee Rozmo recently connected for the second time with visual artist Jamie Sands. The result was a collaboration … Read More »

The After Party introduces upcoming project with visuals for lead single “What I Wanna Be”

The After Party introduces upcoming project with visuals for lead single “What I Wanna Be”

Montreal, QC –  After a year hiatus, Montreal emcee The After Party recently released the lead single “What I Wanna Be” off his upcoming … Read More »

YG brought his politically fueled Fuck Donald Trump Tour to Vancouver for two sold-out shows

YG brought his politically fueled Fuck Donald Trump Tour to Vancouver for two sold-out shows

A week ago today, the Vogue Theatre opened its’ doors in downtown Vancouver for YG’s Fuck Donald Trump Tour.

Immerze breaks down 2016 & talks about his new track “Ying Ying”

Immerze breaks down 2016 & talks about his new track “Ying Ying”

Vancouver, BC – Following up to his Before I Go project from this summer, Vancouver artist Immerze just dropped his latest single … Read More »

Stretch-9 comes ready to play hard with the visuals for his latest single “My Last Breath”

Stretch-9 comes ready to play hard with the visuals for his latest single “My Last Breath”

Vernon, BC – Currently residing in Vernon B.C, Stretch-9 has built a strong fan base and has shared the stage with acts like Snak … Read More »

MyNamesBn’s new release “VNCVR” is a hyped salute to Vancity

MyNamesBn’s new release “VNCVR” is a hyped salute to Vancity

Vancouver, BC – It’s been a minute since we’ve heard an emcee come out and explicitly rep for the West Coast with … Read More »

CGB speaks about infidelity and lust on “Come Thru” featuring Bromar and Tino

CGB speaks about infidelity and lust on “Come Thru” featuring Bromar and Tino

Vancouver, BC – West Coast emcee CGB returns with his latest release “Come Thru”. The track is the first single for the Vancouver based … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 10

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 10

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify earlier this year, and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

“Off That” is the vibey new single from ninetyfour

“Off That” is the vibey new single from ninetyfour

Vancouver, BC – Following the release of his latest video “Never Much Love” ninetyfour sets a tone with his new single “Off … Read More »

Grand Hustle’s T.I. to start Us or Else Canadian Tour on Jan. 12 in Vancouver

Grand Hustle’s T.I. to start Us or Else Canadian Tour on Jan. 12 in Vancouver

Toronto, ON – Originally published Nov. 28, 2016 – Grand Hustle’s own T.I. is gearing up to headline a tour across Canada … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 9

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 9

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify earlier this year, and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Vancouver’s JayKin returns from 3 year hiatus with “La Villa”

Vancouver’s JayKin returns from 3 year hiatus with “La Villa”

Vancouver, BC – Back from a 3 year hiatus in Asia, Vancity emcee JayKin returns with his latest single, “La Villa” off his … Read More »

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