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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

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 »

Tre Nyce – On My Level (RMX) [Audio]

Tre Nyce – On My Level (RMX) [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – After jumpstarting the return of one of Canada’s most successful hip-hop groups “Swollen Members,” Tre Nyce is back on the stage as a … Read More »

SonReal – Showtime (Where’s Waldo? Trailer) [Video]

SonReal – Showtime (Where’s Waldo? Trailer) [Video]

Murs and Black Milk at Fortune Sound Club [Contest]

Murs and Black Milk at Fortune Sound Club [Contest]

Vancouver, B.C. – Two of  hip-hop’s most innovative MCs – Murs and Black Milk – come together alongside Tabi Bonney and DJ … Read More »

Paul Skratch and Mike MSA [Interview]

Paul Skratch and Mike MSA [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – DJ Paul Skratch and Mike MSA are two of Vancouver’s premier turntablists who have been keeping the art of … Read More »

Pulling Strings Part 3 – Jay Swing [Interview/Audio]

Pulling Strings Part 3 – Jay Swing [Interview/Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – The Pulling Strings series is meant to give readers an idea of where Vancouver’s hip-hop community is grounded, so … Read More »

Swollen Members – Bring Me Down ft. Saigon [Audio]

Swollen Members – Bring Me Down ft. Saigon [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – After a lengthy delay, today finally marks the release of Saigon’s label debut The Greatest Story Never Told on … Read More »

Disappointing night for Canada at 53rd Grammy Awards but Arcade Fire goes BIG! [News]

Disappointing night for Canada at 53rd Grammy Awards but Arcade Fire goes BIG! [News]

Los Angeles, CA – The red carpet has been rolled up and the 53rd Grammy Award winners have been announced. We’re sorry … Read More »

Plex – Feel My Style ft. Moka Only & 9th Uno [Video]

Plex – Feel My Style ft. Moka Only & 9th Uno [Video]

Edmonton, AB – New visuals for “Feel My Style” by Edmonton’s Plex featuring Vancouver’s Moka Only and Toronto’s 9th Uno. “Feel My … Read More »

C-Lance [Interview]

C-Lance [Interview]

Surrey, B.C. – C-Lance is the newest and youngest producer signed to Vinnie Paz’s Enemy Soil Records and he’s producing for everyone … Read More »

Sazon Diamante party at Fortune Sound Club [Photos]

Sazon Diamante party at Fortune Sound Club [Photos]

Vancouver, B.C. – HipHopCanada was really proud to share in the ten year commemoration of the passing of Sazon Diamante, a much … Read More »

Win tickets to see Fashawn and Evidence in Vancouver [Contest]

Win tickets to see Fashawn and Evidence in Vancouver [Contest]

Vancouver, B.C. – It’s that time again…time for you to tell us why you deserve to go to a sweet concert.  This … Read More »

Swollen Members – Mr. Impossible [Video]

Swollen Members – Mr. Impossible [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Looks like Swollen Members have released a new video for the single “Mr. Impossible” off the upcoming Dagger Mouth. … Read More »

Pigeon Hole – Light Show ft. D-Sisive [Video]

Pigeon Hole – Light Show ft. D-Sisive [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Pigeon Hole – Dusty and Marmalade of Sweatshop Union – have released a new, Stuey Kubrick-directed video for the … Read More »

DissiKuss – Life Story [Audio]

DissiKuss – Life Story [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Local MC Dissikuss is onto big things, including a new track recorded at Nimbus Studios, the pet project of … Read More »

DIPT Fashion launches new Vancity Orginal concept tees [Fashion/News]

DIPT Fashion launches new Vancity Orginal concept tees [Fashion/News]

Vancouver, B.C. – DIPT, located at 819 Hornby Street, has just released some dope new Vancity Original concept tees. Themes include a … Read More »

Lil DG – Hot On Fire ft. Koncreto [Audio]

Lil DG – Hot On Fire ft. Koncreto [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – 15-year old Lil DG, the Dominican born – Vancouver raised artist is a protégé for his older brother Koncreto, … Read More »

Angerville – Sin City (RMX) ft. Snak The Ripper & Evil Ebenezer [Audio/Video]

Angerville – Sin City (RMX) ft. Snak The Ripper & Evil Ebenezer [Audio/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Brand new visuals for the “Sin City (RMX)” from Angerville featuring Vancouver’s own Snak The Ripper and Evil Ebenezer. … Read More »

Mary James [Prolific Profile]

Mary James [Prolific Profile]

Vancouver, B.C. – It’s always refreshing to see a new face and hear a new voice come up in the scene. Mary … Read More »

Mac Miller and Okay City at Fortune Sound (Live) [Review]

Mac Miller and Okay City at Fortune Sound (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Fortune Sound Club was the place to be on Wednesday night. If you were under 20 and couldn’t hold … Read More »

DL Incognito: Taking a humble approach to hip-hop [Article]

DL Incognito: Taking a humble approach to hip-hop [Article]

Whistler, B.C. – Hip-hop artist and producer DL Incognito (who was born Oliver Nestor) is a pretty down-to-Earth guy.
Despite three Juno award … Read More »

#420 | HeatWave – Smoke Out The Sunroof ft. Concise & Nova [Audio]

#420 | HeatWave – Smoke Out The Sunroof ft. Concise & Nova [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Today’s Song of the Day is “Smoke Out The Sunroof” by HeatWave featuring Concise and Nova. The song appears … Read More »

HeatWave – The Masses Volume 2 [Mixtape]

HeatWave – The Masses Volume 2 [Mixtape]

Vancouver, B.C. – One of Canada’s favorite West Coast MCs has come out with the long-awaited follow-up to The Masses: HeatWave presents … Read More »

Ill Tone [Prolific Profile]

Ill Tone [Prolific Profile]

Vancouver, B.C. – Ill Tone is intent on making his mark on the music industry and his community, and he’s actively achieving … Read More »

Music BC hosts The Business of Hip-Hop Workshop [News]

Music BC hosts The Business of Hip-Hop Workshop [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – Music BC presents The Business of Hip-Hop, an in-house workshop hosted by hip-hop business veteran Kyle Kraft. The co-founder … Read More »

Remembering a Legend: hip-hop cards remember Vancouver MC Sazon Diamante [News/PSA]

Remembering a Legend: hip-hop cards remember Vancouver MC Sazon Diamante [News/PSA]

Toronto, ON – Fred E Fame and HipHopCanada.com have kicked off 2011 by making history with the release of the first ever … Read More »

Win tickets to see Mac Miller and Okay City at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver [Contest]

Win tickets to see Mac Miller and Okay City at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver [Contest]

Vancouver, B.C. – It’s time for another ticket giveaway – we here at HipHopCanada love to see you go to shows for … Read More »

Bishop Lamont, Chin Injeti and Defenders of the Faith (Live) [Photos/Review]

Bishop Lamont, Chin Injeti and Defenders of the Faith (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Fortune Sound Club hosted the first performance of Bishop Lamont – formerly of Dre’s Aftermath label – to an … Read More »

Evil Ebenezer and Ephin Apparel bring Iced Out Tour to Surrey, B.C. on Jan. 20 [News]

Evil Ebenezer and Ephin Apparel bring Iced Out Tour to Surrey, B.C. on Jan. 20 [News]

Surrey, B.C. – Ephin Apparel brings you the Iced Out Tour from Camobear Records recording artist Evil Ebenezer on Thursday, Jan. 20 … Read More »

DJ Kemo remembers brother Sazon Diamante

DJ Kemo remembers brother Sazon Diamante

Vancouver, B.C. – This February marks the ten-year anniversary celebrating the life of Sazon Diamante – a well-loved Vancouver MC and brother … Read More »

10th annual celebration of life for Sazon Diamante to take place in Vancouver on Feb. 9 [News]

10th annual celebration of life for Sazon Diamante to take place in Vancouver on Feb. 9 [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – Aspiring West coast artist Sazon Diamante passed away tragically at a young age in 2001 and on February 9th … Read More »

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