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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

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 »

Christmas Rappin with Rascalz, Maestro & Swollen Members (Live) [Photos/Review]

Christmas Rappin with Rascalz, Maestro & Swollen Members (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – The Christmas Rappin party at Bar None featured nothing but old-school vibes, 90s hip-hop, R&B and Dancehall music. What … Read More »

Pulling Strings Part 2 – Flipout [Interview]

Pulling Strings Part 2 – Flipout [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – Flipout dislikes camping, skiing, and DJs who fail to play the classics. He’s quite definitive in his views, and … Read More »

SonReal – Clap For Me [Video]

SonReal – Clap For Me [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Check out the new visuals for “Clap For Me” by SonReal. The video was filmed and edited by Dane … Read More »

Moka Only – Martian Xmas 2010 [Review]

Moka Only – Martian Xmas 2010 [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Moka Only’s 7th annual Martian Xmas album has finally arrived: Martian Xmas was never intended to be a ‘standard … Read More »

SonReal – Clap For Me [Audio]

SonReal – Clap For Me [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – New single by SonReal called “Clap For Me” produced by Chanes. This is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

Nardwuar vs. J. Cole (Interview) [Video]

Nardwuar vs. J. Cole (Interview) [Video]

Shad rates Canadian rap peers Drake, K’naan and k-os [Article]

Shad rates Canadian rap peers Drake, K’naan and k-os [Article]

London, ON – In Canada, hip-hop has historically taken a backseat to internationally acclaimed indie rock, quirky pop and earnest folk. But … Read More »

SonReal – Already There ft. Rich Kidd [Audio]

SonReal – Already There ft. Rich Kidd [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – New single from SonReal called “Already There” featuring producer/MC Rich Kidd. The track was produced by Vokab and Big … Read More »

Tre Nyce at Climax Strip Club (Live) [Review]

Tre Nyce at Climax Strip Club (Live) [Review]

Maple Ridge, B.C. – Most people living in our particular province would agree that Vancouver is our largest metropolis, that no doubt … Read More »

Bun B at Fortune Sound Club [Photos/Review]

Bun B at Fortune Sound Club [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – For Bun B’s first appearance in Vancouver he was treated to a freshly decorated Fortune Sound Club, newly adorned … Read More »

Behind the scenes of “Favorite Girl” by Young Sleezy [Photos]

Behind the scenes of “Favorite Girl” by Young Sleezy [Photos]

Vancouver, B.C. – ATL/Vancouver MC Young Sleezy recently shot a video to accompany the single “Favorite Girl,” a classic tale of a … Read More »

SonReal – I Tried [Video]

SonReal – I Tried [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – New video from SonReal called “I Tried” brought to you by Goodlife Music & Culture. The song appears on … Read More »

Vancouver’s DJ Hunt launches new site, DJHUNT.ca [News]

Vancouver’s DJ Hunt launches new site, DJHUNT.ca [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – HipHopCanada would like to send a big shout-out to DJ Hunt. Earlier today he announced the official launch of … Read More »

Terell Safadi – Tonight [Video]

Terell Safadi – Tonight [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver-based hip-hop artist Terell Safadi has independently dropped the music video for his single “Tonight”. The video was directed … Read More »

JayKin to open for UGK’s Bun B at Fortune Sound Club on Dec. 7th [News]

JayKin to open for UGK’s Bun B at Fortune Sound Club on Dec. 7th [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – One of Vancity’s dopest MCs, JayKin, will be opening up for UGK’s Bun B on December 7th as part … Read More »

Exclusive with Black Milk [Interview/Video]

Exclusive with Black Milk [Interview/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Culturally, Black Milk comes from a longstanding tradition of good music: Detroit produced an entirely new sound with Motown, … Read More »

#420 | T.Funk – Welcome to the Wild ft. KAi [Audio/Video]

#420 | T.Funk – Welcome to the Wild ft. KAi [Audio/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – That time again… a brand new video from T.Funk for his song “Welcome to the Wild” featuring KAi. The … Read More »

T.Funk – Woke Up Dreamin’ [Mixtape]

T.Funk – Woke Up Dreamin’ [Mixtape]

Vancouver, B.C. – Be sure to check out this hot new mixtape from T.Funk called Woke Up Dreamin’. The project is presented … Read More »

HeatWave – Verbal Murder ft. Young Sin & Snak The Ripper [Audio]

HeatWave – Verbal Murder ft. Young Sin & Snak The Ripper [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – The third in HeatWave’s free single series is a real banger – “Verbal Murder” is a dark culmination of … Read More »

Afrika Bambaataa in Vancouver (Live) [Review]

Afrika Bambaataa in Vancouver (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Afrika Bambaataa is a straight up legend of almost biblical proportions. Descending down the dark stairs of Shine in … Read More »

Dirty Radio – Head Go Wild [Video]

Dirty Radio – Head Go Wild [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Dirty Radio is known throughout the Vancity music scene for his vocal and percussion abilities. He has been crafting … Read More »

SOS aka Sauce [Interview]

SOS aka Sauce [Interview]

Langley, B.C. – SOS aka Sauce has to be one of the hardest working MCs in hip-hop. He recently released his solo … Read More »

SonReal – Dr. Dumb It Down ft. Tona [Video]

SonReal – Dr. Dumb It Down ft. Tona [Video]

Toronto, ON – While in the GTA to shoot a MuchFACT supported video for “Already There” featuring Rich Kidd, Vancouver’s SonReal linked … Read More »

See Afrika Bambaataa live in Vancouver [Contest]

See Afrika Bambaataa live in Vancouver [Contest]

Vancouver, B.C. – Spectrum Events and Tigerstone present the Amen-Ra of hip-hop and electro, Afrika Bambaataa.  HipHopCanada wants you to see the … Read More »

HeatWave – Let Me Hear You Say [Audio]

HeatWave – Let Me Hear You Say [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – The second of HeatWave’s free singles is upon us, this time a track called “Let Me Hear You Say” … Read More »

Detroits Black Milk touches down in Vancouver [Photos/Review]

Detroits Black Milk touches down in Vancouver [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Black Milk – the producer/MC from Detroit – played to a packed house at Vancouver’s W2 Storyeum as part … Read More »

Pulling Strings Part 1 – GMAN and RIZK [Interview]

Pulling Strings Part 1 – GMAN and RIZK [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – In any cultural context, there’s more than meets the eye. In Vancouver’s hip-hop scene we see the dancers, the … Read More »

Boombox Saints [Interview]

Boombox Saints [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – The Boombox Saints are known for putting out a wide variety of party beats, culturally relevant jams, and old-school … Read More »

N.E.R.D. in Vancouver: HipHopCanada talks to Pharrell [Interview/Video]

N.E.R.D. in Vancouver: HipHopCanada talks to Pharrell [Interview/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – N.E.R.D. may have been one of the first truly successful crossovers of this artistic generation: when In Search Of… … Read More »

Speechless Beats [Prolific Profile]

Speechless Beats [Prolific Profile]

Surrey, B.C. – Speechless Beats is a young producer who has been involved in music since a tender age. An inducer of … Read More »

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