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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.


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Snak The Ripper – Karma [Audio]

Snak The Ripper – Karma [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – “You better treat people good if you lookin’ for respect/ It’s a simple principle, what you give is what … 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 »

2011 Stylus Group announces 6th Annual National Awards Show and SpinFest Conference dates expanded to Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto [PSA]

2011 Stylus Group announces 6th Annual National Awards Show and SpinFest Conference dates expanded to Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto [PSA]

Toronto, ON – Embarking on the sixth year of celebration, The Stylus Group is proud to announce Pioneer DJ will present this … Read More »

Swollen Members MC Mad Child barred from U.S. [News]

Swollen Members MC Mad Child barred from U.S. [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – Recording artist Mad Child aka Shane Bunting of the award-winning group Swollen Members was recently held by customs agents … Read More »

k-os prepares for release of new studio album BLack on BLond [News]

k-os prepares for release of new studio album BLack on BLond [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – Internationally renowned Toronto artist k-os is preparing for the release of his new album BLack on BLond. Fans should … Read More »

Three time hip-hop JUNO Nominee DL Incognito & Len Bowen announce tour dates for Western Canada [PSA]

Three time hip-hop JUNO Nominee DL Incognito & Len Bowen announce tour dates for Western Canada [PSA]

Toronto, ON – On Wednesday, February 2nd, URBNET recording artists DL Incognito and Len Bowen will begin a 10 date Western Canada … Read More »

Evil Ebenezer – Step To [Video]

Evil Ebenezer – Step To [Video]

Barkerville, B.C. – New visuals for “Step To” by Camobear Records artist Evil Ebenezer. This Is Evil’s fourth video off his new … Read More »

Evil Ebenezer to tour Western Canada this January [News]

Evil Ebenezer to tour Western Canada this January [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – West Coast rapper Evil Ebenezer could be coming to a town near you this month on his Iced Out … Read More »

Evil Ebenezer – Scarecrow [Video]

Evil Ebenezer – Scarecrow [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – “Scarecrow” is the third video from the new Evil Ebenezer album Evil Eye. The video was directed by D. … Read More »

Jeff Spec – Stop ft. NaRai [Audio/Video]

Jeff Spec – Stop ft. NaRai [Audio/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Check out the visuals for the new Jeff Spec video “Stop” featuring NaRai. The video was directed by mcenroe … 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 »

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