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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 »

Evil Ebenezer – Take Me With You [Audio]

Evil Ebenezer – Take Me With You [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Camobear Records artist Evil Ebenezer has a new album out called Evil Eye which is definitely worth checking out. … Read More »

Gorillaz and N*E*R*D live in Vancouver [Photos/Review]

Gorillaz and N*E*R*D live in Vancouver [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – It was quite a night as LiveNation presented both N.E.R.D. and Gorillaz to a packed Rogers Arena. The crowd … Read More »

Rushden and Diamonds – 2010 [Review]

Rushden and Diamonds – 2010 [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – The comical hip-hop group that goes by the name of Rushden and Diamonds released their debut album 2010 in September … Read More »

HeatWave – I’m a Man [Audio]

HeatWave – I’m a Man [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Killawatt Records artists HeatWave will be releasing a free single every week, and we here at HipHopCanada are gonna … Read More »

Hip-hop legend DJ Premier in Vancouver (Live) [Review]

Hip-hop legend DJ Premier in Vancouver (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – The Legendary music producer DJ Premier – once the instrumental half of the dynamic hip-hop duo known as Gang … Read More »

JayKin – Sneakers and Videogames [Audio]

JayKin – Sneakers and Videogames [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – This is a track by JayKin called “Sneakers and Videogames” by a mixtape of the same name. Download the … Read More »

DJ Shadow in Vancouver (Live) [Photos/Review]

DJ Shadow in Vancouver (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Turntable mastermind DJ Shadow returned once again to the Commodore ballroom as part of a tour showcasing a new … Read More »

Big Boi in Vancouver (Live) [Photos/Review]

Big Boi in Vancouver (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – How fitting that Big Boi should “roll down the strip on vogues” to the Vogue on Granville for his … Read More »

Global Syndicate – Lost ft. Zane Gold [Video]

Global Syndicate – Lost ft. Zane Gold [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Global Syndicate (GS) is a hip-hop duo straight from the rugged streets of Vancouver. Consisting of Pai and La … Read More »

Big Boi (OutKast) [Interview]

Big Boi (OutKast) [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – Big Boi may be known for being one half of OutKast, but he doesn’t need any help on his … Read More »

Rushden and Diamonds – We Want Rushden [Video]

Rushden and Diamonds – We Want Rushden [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Rushden and Diamonds is a concept-group, the story of both Michael Rushden and Lord Karl Edward “Diamonds” who embark … Read More »

Today: Famous Circle Brings Outbreak to Canada [News]

Today: Famous Circle Brings Outbreak to Canada [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – This afternoon Famous Circle is bringing OUTBREAK to Canada for the first time. Winners of this 2 vs. 2 … Read More »

k-os: The Fourth Fugee [Interview]

k-os: The Fourth Fugee [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – “k-os that actually ends up on the record maybe is sometimes a bit ahead of his time.” That statement … Read More »

Camobear Artists To Be Featured At CMJ Showcase in NYC [PSA]

Camobear Artists To Be Featured At CMJ Showcase in NYC [PSA]

New York, NY – Camobear Records is proud to announce that three of our artists will be going to New York City … Read More »

Win Gorillaz tickets, t-shirt and vinyl [Contest]

Win Gorillaz tickets, t-shirt and vinyl [Contest]

Vancouver, B.C. – Gorillaz will wrap up the North American leg of their highly anticipated world tour Escape To Plastic Beach on … Read More »

Cloud City Classic – Brand New Kicks ft. K-Rec [Video]

Cloud City Classic – Brand New Kicks ft. K-Rec [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Cloud City Classic’s debut album, Brand New Kicks, is a throwback to mid 90’s hip-hop with nicotine beats and … Read More »

e.d.g.e. [Profile]

e.d.g.e. [Profile]

Vancouver, B.C. – E.D.G.E. seems to have just that – a bit of an upper hand in the rap game. Maybe it’s … Read More »

Detroit’s Black Milk to kick off 5 date HHC sponsored tour Nov. 11 [News]

Detroit’s Black Milk to kick off 5 date HHC sponsored tour Nov. 11 [News]

Canada – Critically acclaimed Detroit producer/MC Black Milk will be hitting up Canada this November for a 5-date HipHopCanada sponsored tour. The … Read More »

Jeff Spec & D-City – Birds [Audio/Video]

Jeff Spec & D-City – Birds [Audio/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Artist/producer Jeff Spec and rap duo D-City have recently teamed up to release “Birds” – an exclusive video single … Read More »

K-Rec – King Rectangle [Mixtape]

K-Rec – King Rectangle [Mixtape]

Vancouver, B.C. – These days, K-Rec seems to be everywhere. As a producer and live DJ, he works with everyone from the … Read More »

Wiz Khalifa and Yelawolf in Canada’s Kush City [Photos/Review]

Wiz Khalifa and Yelawolf in Canada’s Kush City [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – With 2 sold out shows at Fortune Sound Club, The Waken Baken Tour hit an easy target. Yelawolf and … Read More »

Win Tickets: Big Boi in Vancouver [Contest]

Win Tickets: Big Boi in Vancouver [Contest]

Vancouver, B.C. – Sweatshop Union’s Kyprios will be opening for OutKast’s Big Boi when he hits Vancouver on October 22nd. Big Boi’s … Read More »

Win tickets to see DJ Shadow in Vancouver [Contest]

Win tickets to see DJ Shadow in Vancouver [Contest]

Vancouver, B.C. – LiveNation presents DJ Shadow on October 25th 2010. Performing from a 3D orb which functions as a performance cocoon … Read More »

Terell Safadi – The Vancouver Son [Mixtape]

Terell Safadi – The Vancouver Son [Mixtape]

Vancouver, B.C. – 21 year old Terell Safadi has released his latest mixtape, The Vancouver Son. The originally-produced nine song compilation follows … Read More »

Fortune Sound Club celebrates their one-year anniversary [Photos/Review]

Fortune Sound Club celebrates their one-year anniversary [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – It’s hard to believe that Fortune Sound Club only opened a year ago – in that short span everyone … Read More »

West coast legends Rascalz reunion in Vancity [Photos/Review]

West coast legends Rascalz reunion in Vancity [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – In the nineties the Rascalz (formerly Ragamuffin Rascalz) ruled Vancouver. Really Livin’ is a classic and when Cash Crop … Read More »

TassNata – Fundamentals ft. DL Incognito & DJ Chinch33 [Audio]

TassNata – Fundamentals ft. DL Incognito & DJ Chinch33 [Audio]

Vernon, B.C. – A couple of days ago we posted the new Between Planets mixtape from and up and coming artist TassNata. … Read More »

Nelly Furtado – Night Is Young [Audio]

Nelly Furtado – Night Is Young [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Although not exactly Canadian hip-hop by any stretch, we gotta show some love to Nelly Furtado because she’s supported … Read More »

TassNata – Between Planets [Mixtape]

TassNata – Between Planets [Mixtape]

Vernon, B.C. – Check out this free download from up and coming artist TassNata who connects with some of the industry’s best … Read More »

Dead Prez bring Revolution to Vancouver [Interview]

Dead Prez bring Revolution to Vancouver [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – Dead Prez are a rare breed: not only are their lyrics not centered on the superficial money/bitches/guns themes one … Read More »

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