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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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Please note that all submissions must be accompanied by a press release, bio and 450-pixel width photo. Video submissions need to have the videographer and director’s credits and web links, plus a still shot. We like to tell stories, so please tell us yours: community work you do, people you are inspired by, how your environment has affected the way you make your music.

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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.


KassKills interviewing Mix Master Mike for HipHopCanada

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 »

Pulling Strings Part 5 – Red1 [Interview]

Pulling Strings Part 5 – Red1 [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – It was a pleasant – but not unexpected – chain of events when Roger Swan recommended Red1 to be … Read More »

Odd Future to stop in Vancouver and Toronto on upcoming Golf Wang Tour 2011 [News]

Odd Future to stop in Vancouver and Toronto on upcoming Golf Wang Tour 2011 [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – OFWGKTA, better known as Odd Future, has just announced the dates for their 2011 Golf Wang tour and Canada … Read More »

SonReal – Scream [Video]

SonReal – Scream [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – As promised a few days back, the visuals for “Scream” by SonReal are here. The video for the Dizcent-produced … Read More »

Ghost – Starz [Video]

Ghost – Starz [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Ghost has reappeared with another video that both contextualizes Vancouver and shows that he’s stepping up his game. “Starz” … Read More »

UCC: A Few of our Favorite Thangs – SDK

UCC: A Few of our Favorite Thangs – SDK

Vancouver, B.C. – On trains, planes and automobiles, Stompdown seems to be everywhere. This crew of graf writers, rappers, video-graphers, clothing designers … Read More »

#SOTD | SonReal – Scream [Audio]

#SOTD | SonReal – Scream [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Today’s Song of the Day is a new single called “Scream” from buzzing West coast artist SonReal. The song … Read More »

Calling producers! The Eliza “Right Now” ft. Snak The Ripper Remix [Contest]

Calling producers! The Eliza “Right Now” ft. Snak The Ripper Remix [Contest]

Calling all producers! West coast R&B singer Eliza and HHC are happy to announce the RIGHT NOW REMIX CONTEST which is open … Read More »

UCC: A Few of our Favorite Thangs – Scott Alexander

UCC: A Few of our Favorite Thangs – Scott Alexander

Vancouver, B.C. – Only a few more voting days till the Urban Culture Conference and Awards, so we want to highlight a … Read More »

Finding SonReal [Interview]

Finding SonReal [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – If you haven’t heard of SonReal by now, you may be living under a rock. This young man’s constant … Read More »

Tre Nyce – We Coming Up [Video]

Tre Nyce – We Coming Up [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. -From famed music video director Matt Alonzo, who has worked with everybody from Ice Cube to Cypress Hill, comes the … Read More »

The HeatWave Classic Builds Community in East Van (Live) [Photos/Review]

The HeatWave Classic Builds Community in East Van (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. -The third annual HeatWave Classic went off without a hitch this past Saturday and it had something for the whole … Read More »

King of the Dot’s World Domination 2 is almost here! August 5th and 6th in Toronto [PSA]

King of the Dot’s World Domination 2 is almost here! August 5th and 6th in Toronto [PSA]

http://www.kingofthedot.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1QyO7QUmN0

Casey Veggies and XV with JayKin and SonReal (Live) [Photos/Review]

Casey Veggies and XV with JayKin and SonReal (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Friday night in Vancouver had Fortune Soundclub jam-packed with swag, with acts hailing from Kansas to LA to our … Read More »

J-Live in Vancouver with Emotionz, Elekwent Folk and Def3 (Live) [Review]

J-Live in Vancouver with Emotionz, Elekwent Folk and Def3 (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Anyone attending the J-Live show at Shine Nightclub was treated to a visible transition of the ages. Faces on … Read More »

King of the Dot releases official World Domination 2 flyer and press release [News]

King of the Dot releases official World Domination 2 flyer and press release [News]

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada affiliates King of the Dot have released a press release and official flyer for their highly anticipated World … Read More »

The Inevitable Expansion of Jayzon [Interview]

The Inevitable Expansion of Jayzon [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – Jayzon’s a tender young thing, but the kid’s sharp and he sure can sing.  Furthermore, he’s endlessly hopeful – … Read More »

HeatWave and Killawatt Records Prepare for HeatWave Classic 2011 on July 23rd in Vancouver [Article]

HeatWave and Killawatt Records Prepare for HeatWave Classic 2011 on July 23rd in Vancouver [Article]

Vancouver, B.C. – While Vancouver is full of thriving and talented hip-hop artists and events, it’s rare to see an artist so … Read More »

JD Era, SonReal and Defenders of the Faith on Coast 2 Coast Volume 167, hosted by Raekwon [News]

JD Era, SonReal and Defenders of the Faith on Coast 2 Coast Volume 167, hosted by Raekwon [News]

New York, NY – Big shouts to all the Canadian talent appearing on the latest release from acclaimed mixtape series Coast 2 … Read More »

Evil Ebenezer – Days Of Our Lives [Video]

Evil Ebenezer – Days Of Our Lives [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Directed by Stuey Kubrick – “Days Of Our Lives” is Evil Ebenezer‘s sixth video off his latest album “Evil … Read More »

Onyx – We On That ft. Young Kazh [Video]

Onyx – We On That ft. Young Kazh [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – The legendary Onyx has teamed up with Sacramento, California native Young Kazh for the “We On That” single/video. The … Read More »

Emotionz, Def 3 and Elekwent Folk with J-Live [Promo]

Emotionz, Def 3 and Elekwent Folk with J-Live [Promo]

Vancouver, B.C. – Prairies, West Coast and East Coast will meet as New York DJ/MC J-Live plays at Shine on July 19th, … Read More »

Defenders of the Faith – Go Time ft. Bishop Brigante [Audio]

Defenders of the Faith – Go Time ft. Bishop Brigante [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Check out this dope West/East coast collaboration called “Go Time” between Defenders of the Faith (Checkmaste and Concise) and … Read More »

UCC: A Few Of Our Favorite Thangs – Tyler Simpson [Photos]

UCC: A Few Of Our Favorite Thangs – Tyler Simpson [Photos]

Vancouver, B.C. – Second in the series of our favorite Vancity Urban artists is Tyler Simpson. You’ve seen his work gracing the … Read More »

Moka Only – Skronk [Video]

Moka Only – Skronk [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Moka Only is back at it again with the third video from his album Airport. Following up the video’s … Read More »

UCC: A Few Of Our Favorite Thangs – Abort Magazine [Promo]

UCC: A Few Of Our Favorite Thangs – Abort Magazine [Promo]

Vancouver, B.C. – With the Urban Culture Conference and Awards rapping up voting at the end of the month, we here at … Read More »

Urban Culture Conference and Awards Preview [Interview]

Urban Culture Conference and Awards Preview [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – We here at HipHopCanada West are proud to be sponsors of the Urban Culture Conference and Awards going down … Read More »

Kay All Day [Interview]

Kay All Day [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – There’s that point in a career when things finally shift – say, from sleeping on a friend’s couch to … Read More »

Get Busy Committee and Autokrat at Fortune Sound (Live) [Photos/Review]

Get Busy Committee and Autokrat at Fortune Sound (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Boasting one of the best sound systems in all of Vancouver, Fortune Sound Club was the scene on Thursday … Read More »

Early bird presale for Vancouver XV and Casey Veggies show

Early bird presale for Vancouver XV and Casey Veggies show

Vancouver, B.C. – Okay, so maybe you’ve been busy at the beach or checking out babes, but luckily Fortune Sound Club presents … Read More »

Friends With The Help – East Van Shit [Video]

Friends With The Help – East Van Shit [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – We here at HipHopCanada are obviously really high-class, but we love the filthy sounds of Friends With The Help‘s … Read More »

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