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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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Please note that all submissions must be accompanied by a press release, bio and 450-pixel width photo. Video submissions need to have the videographer and director’s credits and web links, plus a still shot. We like to tell stories, so please tell us yours: community work you do, people you are inspired by, how your environment has affected the way you make your music.

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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