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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.


KassKills interviewing Mix Master Mike for HipHopCanada

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 »

Young Sin – Lost (with Graffiti by Keep6) [Video]

Young Sin – Lost (with Graffiti by Keep6) [Video]

Surrey, B.C. – Stompdown has released another in a long line of crazy graffiti videos, this one featuring the music of Young … Read More »

Evil Ebenezer & Factor – In My Car [Video]

Evil Ebenezer & Factor – In My Car [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – We in Vancouver are all familiar with the dark rumblings of Evil Ebenezer, but it seems that Saskatoon’s Factor … Read More »

Macklife – Classic Sam Cooke Tribute [Video]

Macklife – Classic Sam Cooke Tribute [Video]

Vancouver, BC – There are many things that can be said about Yung Macklife – what with his insolent, incessant beefing with … Read More »

Illmaculate & TheSaurus vs. Manik & Spyte (KOTD) [Video]

Illmaculate & TheSaurus vs. Manik & Spyte (KOTD) [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – The highly anticipated battle between Illmaculate and TheSaurus versus Manik and Spyte. The battle, hosted by west coast scene … Read More »

Ghost – Celebration ft. Elcee [Video]

Ghost – Celebration ft. Elcee [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Young and transparent, Ghost‘s latest track takes us through his hip-hop influences while he gets a little nostalgic for … Read More »

Billy Slade – Where You At? [Video]

Billy Slade – Where You At? [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – You’re gonna hate Billy Slade. Okay, well he’s not all that bad and he’s pretty funny, but he does … Read More »

Speechless Beats – David Suzuki [Video]

Speechless Beats – David Suzuki [Video]

Sunshine Coast, B.C. – Out here on the Left Coast we like to get out into nature, smoke blunts, and listen to … Read More »

Self-Evident Truths: Evidence of Dilated Peoples [Interview]

Self-Evident Truths: Evidence of Dilated Peoples [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – Let’s just call him Evidence. Sure, he’s coming back to Vancouver on April 22 as part of the socially-grounded … Read More »

CBC celebrates Canadian hip-hop with Hip-Hop Summit on April 1st in Toronto [News]

CBC celebrates Canadian hip-hop with Hip-Hop Summit on April 1st in Toronto [News]

Toronto, ON – April 1st is a big day for Canadian hip-hop exposure and recogniton. Canadian broadcasting giant CBC is in the … Read More »

DJ Miss M [Interview]

DJ Miss M [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – The female presence in hip-hop is rapidly rising, and new talents emerging. Vancouver’s own DJ Miss M is one … Read More »

Fashawn? Fa Sho! [Interview]

Fashawn? Fa Sho! [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – Fashawn seems to symbolize all that’s right with hip-hop’s bumper crop of rappers: local boy makes good without the … Read More »

SonReal – As I Recall [Audio]

SonReal – As I Recall [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Check out this new dope tune called “As I Recall” by SonReal. The one’s produced by Classified and appears … Read More »

Pulling Strings Part 4 – Roger Swan [Interview]

Pulling Strings Part 4 – Roger Swan [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – For someone who’s had a hand in creating most of Canadian hip-hop’s musical landscape, Roger Swan is pretty down … Read More »

Young Sin – The Short [Review]

Young Sin – The Short [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Young Sin’s been taking a break. As described on his website – mistersinister.com – due to a baby on … Read More »

Words with Genius (Part Two) [Interview]

Words with Genius (Part Two) [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – As the interview continues, I begin to see the gentle nature of the GZA, which couples with some rough … Read More »

Words with Genius (Part One) [Interview]

Words with Genius (Part One) [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – GZA is a little unfocused after the show; there’s a lot going on backstage and many people want his … Read More »

Boombox Saints – Bringin the Boom Back: Based on a True Story EP [Review]

Boombox Saints – Bringin the Boom Back: Based on a True Story EP [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – If you haven’t met The Boombox Saints, let me introduce you. The two MCs – Freeky P and Huggy … Read More »

Wu-Tang’s GZA at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Photos/Review]

Wu-Tang’s GZA at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – It may be a cold world, but the prolific Genius aka GZA gave this city a little heat last … Read More »

Smokey Vocals – Boom Bap Soul [Mixtape]

Smokey Vocals – Boom Bap Soul [Mixtape]

Vancouver, B.C. – It’s not every day that an MC and Producer step outside of the proverbial hip-hop box to put out … Read More »

Pushing Up with Tre Nyce [Interview/Photos]

Pushing Up with Tre Nyce [Interview/Photos]

Vancouver, B.C. – On a windy night in Vancouver – when much of the city is sedated on their couches falling asleep … Read More »

Win tickets to see GZA in Vancouver [Contest]

Win tickets to see GZA in Vancouver [Contest]

Vancouver, B.C. – Wanna check GZA at Fortune Sound Club on March 9th? Well of course you do, who wouldn’t want to … Read More »

Fashawn and Evidence with HeatWave and Pigeon Hole (Live) [Review/Photos]

Fashawn and Evidence with HeatWave and Pigeon Hole (Live) [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, B.C. – It was quite a show Monday night, combining a few up-and-comers with some seasoned veterans. Between Fashawn and Evidence, … Read More »

GZA tours Western Canada March 2011 [PSA]

GZA tours Western Canada March 2011 [PSA]

Vancouver, B.C. – The prolific GZA (Genius) of Wu-Tang Clan will be hitting Fortune Sound Club March 9th, not to mention a … Read More »

The S.A.R.S. Network brings The New Strain Tour to Edmonton March 5 [News]

The S.A.R.S. Network brings The New Strain Tour to Edmonton March 5 [News]

Edmonton, AB – Tha Rhyme Animal T.R.A. is bringing The New Strain Tour out West along with The S.A.R.S. Network. Several members … Read More »

Murs and Black Milk with Whole Wheat Bread and Tabi Bonney (Live) [Review]

Murs and Black Milk with Whole Wheat Bread and Tabi Bonney (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – A treacherous cold wind blew through east Vancouver Thursday night, delivering a group of true underground rap heads from … Read More »

Tabi Bonney – Get Me/Make a Killin [Video/Contest]

Tabi Bonney – Get Me/Make a Killin [Video/Contest]

Vancouver, B.C. – Tabi Bonney will be playing Fortune Sound Club – alongside Murs, Black Milk and DJ She – on February … Read More »

Ghost – Lights Please (RMX) [Video]

Ghost – Lights Please (RMX) [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – If you haven’t seen him, it’s probably because he’s…well, he’s Ghost.  His remix of J. Cole’s “Lights Please” is … Read More »

Erica Dee – For a Minute ft. Ray Black [Video]

Erica Dee – For a Minute ft. Ray Black [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – We’ve been following Okay City for a minute, and MC Ray Black recently collaborated with singer Erica Dee on this Wax … Read More »

Murs – Yesterday and Today [Contest/Video]

Murs – Yesterday and Today [Contest/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Murs will be playing Fortune Sound Club – alongside Black Milk, Tabi Bonney and DJ She – on February … Read More »

Corvid [Prolific Profile]

Corvid [Prolific Profile]

Vancouver, B.C. – Corvid is a force to be reckoned with. From his unsettling lyricism to his work with the dark, in-your-face … Read More »

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