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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

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 »

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 »

Kyprios and the Peak Performance [Interview]

Kyprios and the Peak Performance [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – The talented Kyprios Bayday of Sweatshop Union is bravely taking part in a contest put on by the radio … Read More »

Caspian [Interview]

Caspian [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – In these parts, it seems that everyone wants to rep ‘Vancity’, even if they’ve only just moved there or … Read More »

Dirty Circus – Where I’m At ft. Chin Injeti [Video]

Dirty Circus – Where I’m At ft. Chin Injeti [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Sweatshop Union presents the latest video from Dirty Circus, directed by Stuey Kubrick. From the album Alive and Well … Read More »

Vancouver’s Mental Wealth Clothing available at DIPT [Fashion/News]

Vancouver’s Mental Wealth Clothing available at DIPT [Fashion/News]

Vancouver, B.C. – DIPT, located at 819 Hornby St., has a dope local line in stock called Mental Wealth. Check out some … Read More »

The Scale Breakers – Leftovers [Mixtape/Review]

The Scale Breakers – Leftovers [Mixtape/Review]

Vancouver Island, B.C. – The Scale Breakers serve up their latest plate of  hip-hop in the form of the free download Leftovers, … Read More »

Dead Prez at Fortune Sound Club with JayKin & Kai (Live) [Photos/Review]

Dead Prez at Fortune Sound Club with JayKin & Kai (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Dead Prez arrived to a sold out crowd at Fortune Sound Club. The legendary duo, most widely known for … Read More »

K’naan, Shad and Chin at the Malkin Bowl (Live) [Photos/Review]

K’naan, Shad and Chin at the Malkin Bowl (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – It can’t get more West Coast than this: a rainy evening at Stanley Park, featuring both hometown heroes and … Read More »

K’naan & Shad to perform tonight at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver [News]

K’naan & Shad to perform tonight at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – Fresh off a performance at Victoria’s Rifflandia 3 Festival, K’naan, comes to Vancouver’s Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park today … Read More »

Shad speaks to Vancity’s Early Risers [Interview/Video]

Shad speaks to Vancity’s Early Risers [Interview/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Shad is more than just another intelligent emcee. He uses simple language to convey complex ideas. You can watch … Read More »

Makin’ Good: C-Infamous Goes to Cali (Part 2 of 3) [Article/Video]

Makin’ Good: C-Infamous Goes to Cali (Part 2 of 3) [Article/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – You may recall HipHopCanada’s intro to hype producer C-Infamous a while back…he went to California to make good and … Read More »

The Scale Breakers – She Wants My Money ft. Shottas & Matt Brevner [Audio]

The Scale Breakers – She Wants My Money ft. Shottas & Matt Brevner [Audio]

Vancouver Island, B.C. – To go along with their newly posted Leftovers free download, we’re making The Scale Breakers tune “She Wants … Read More »

Cray Prince – Screenplay [Video]

Cray Prince – Screenplay [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Montreal rapper Cray Prince has recently made the coastal transition to rainy B.C. and he’s got big plans for … Read More »

Win a free music video for your song [Contest]

Win a free music video for your song [Contest]

Toronto, ON – TLA Productions is excited to announce a contest that will award a prize of a free music video production. … Read More »

Hip-Hop 4 Peace brings Obsesion to Vancouver [News]

Hip-Hop 4 Peace brings Obsesion to Vancouver [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – The sixth annual Hip-Hop 4 Peace Festival hits Vancouver September 24-26, and will feature 3 days of drug and … Read More »

Snak The Ripper – Recipe for Disaster ft. Jokerfeller [Video]

Snak The Ripper – Recipe for Disaster ft. Jokerfeller [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Another gritty new video from Snak The Ripper. This is “Recipe for Disaster” featuring Jokerfeller. This is another Stompdown … Read More »

The Archivest [Prolific Profile]

The Archivest [Prolific Profile]

Vancouver, B.C. – Dedicating himself to the Vancouver scene for the better part of a decade, The Archivest attends more than 150 … Read More »

Angerville – Sin City ft. Snak The Ripper [Audio]

Angerville – Sin City ft. Snak The Ripper [Audio]

Aurora, ON – New tune off the new Angerville album called Uprising (available now on iTunes). This is “Sin City” featuring Vancouver’s … Read More »

Biz Markie in Vancouver at Republic (Live) [Review]

Biz Markie in Vancouver at Republic (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. -Vancouver was treated to a visit from Biz Markie twice over: it seems that every generation has a place in … Read More »

Trajikk & Hydro – So Cold ft. J. Beale [Audio]

Trajikk & Hydro – So Cold ft. J. Beale [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – West Coast artists Trajikk and Hydro release their new single “So Cold” featuring J. Beale.

Matt Brevner – Never Gonna Be My Friend ft. Fembot [Audio/Video]

Matt Brevner – Never Gonna Be My Friend ft. Fembot [Audio/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Check out the new David McDonald directed video from Matt Brevner called “Never Gonna Be My Friend” featuring Fembot. The … Read More »

CFC – Summer Hit ft. Abstract Rude [Video]

CFC – Summer Hit ft. Abstract Rude [Video]

Victoria, B.C. – CFC are a hip-hop duo from the rather quaint town of Victoria, B.C. Joe Blow and Stevie G. – … Read More »

JayKin – Sneakers and Video Games [Mixtape]

JayKin – Sneakers and Video Games [Mixtape]

Vancouver, B.C. – West Coast rapper JayKin has just dropped his new mixtape: inspired by his interactions in Japanese culture and his … Read More »

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