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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

Welcome to Dillaville Tour stops at Vancouver’s Fortune Sound April 22 [News]

Welcome to Dillaville Tour stops at Vancouver’s Fortune Sound April 22 [News]

Vancouver, BC – Welcome to Dillaville – long live J Dilla. Keeping the spirit of the great producer alive, Slum Village along … Read More »

M.ade I.n C.anada Volume 4 [Mixtape]

M.ade I.n C.anada Volume 4 [Mixtape]

Toronto, ON – The highly anticipated M.ade I.n C.anada Volume 4 presented by TopLeft Recordings is here. Volume 4 was mixed by … Read More »

Young Noble (Outlawz) [Interview]

Young Noble (Outlawz) [Interview]

Atlanta, GA – Young Noble – of Tupac’s legendary Outlawz – doesn’t front a persona that would make fans think he’s tougher, … Read More »

Vancouver’s Global Syndicate host release party for new project [Photos/Review]

Vancouver’s Global Syndicate host release party for new project [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Global Syndicate – of Black Phoenix Records – released their Raekwon-hosted mixtape From the Ashes at Venue in Vancovuer, … Read More »

Lesk One – The Harvest ft. Benny E & Mr. Milz [Video]

Lesk One – The Harvest ft. Benny E & Mr. Milz [Video]

Surrey, B.C. – Lesk One releases his latest video for the single “The Harvest,” mixed by Stroker and directed by Mista Hindz. … Read More »

Theophilus London with e.d.g.e. in Vancouver (Live) [Review]

Theophilus London with e.d.g.e. in Vancouver (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Regime Entertainment brought Theophilus London to Fortune Sound Club this past Thursday night. It is safe to say that … Read More »

Peak Performance finalist Kyprios plays Live N Direct on September 9th [News]

Peak Performance finalist Kyprios plays Live N Direct on September 9th [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – Kyprios – a top 20 contender in the 100.5 PEAK Performance contest for $100,000 – will play Tonic Nightclub … Read More »

Rakim with Kyprios and Defenders of the Faith (Live) [Review]

Rakim with Kyprios and Defenders of the Faith (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – It’s not too often than a hip-hop mastermind like Rakim will drive all the way across the continent – … Read More »

HeatWave – Original JackBoy’s 2 [Mixtape]

HeatWave – Original JackBoy’s 2 [Mixtape]

Vancouver, B.C. – New mixtape from Killawatt Records artist HeatWave called Original JackBoy’s 2. The mixtape is presented by SELFHIRED Productions. Download … Read More »

SonReal – One’s For You ft. Rich Kidd [Audio]

SonReal – One’s For You ft. Rich Kidd [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Today’s Song of the Day is dope tune from SonReal called “One’s For You” featuring Rich Kidd on the … Read More »

Vancouver’s Global Syndicate to launch Raekwon hosted mixtape on August 25 [News]

Vancouver’s Global Syndicate to launch Raekwon hosted mixtape on August 25 [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – On Wednesday, August 25th at 8 p.m., come celebrate the long awaited freshman release from hip-hop’s newest sensation – … Read More »

Skillzbeatz [Prolific Profile]

Skillzbeatz [Prolific Profile]

Vancouver, B.C. – Skillzbeatz finds his second home in Vancouver, but is based in the UK where he works with a variety … Read More »

Pigeon John gets down in Vancouver [Interview]

Pigeon John gets down in Vancouver [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – California native and Quannum Records mainstay Pigeon John was recently in town headlining The Biltmore here in Vancouver. Once … Read More »

Jeff Spec – On My Feet [Video]

Jeff Spec – On My Feet [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – “On My Feet” is from the new album Sneakerboxxx by Jeff Spec, available now on iTunes. The video was … Read More »

Rakim, Defenders of the Faith and more to perform in Vancouver August 17th [News/Video]

Rakim, Defenders of the Faith and more to perform in Vancouver August 17th [News/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – The mighty Rakim Allah will be hitting Vancouver on August 17th, accompanied by local hip-hop acts Defenders of the … Read More »

Swollen Members – Lady Venom [Audio]

Swollen Members – Lady Venom [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Originally posted May 31st, 1999 – REUP – From their earlier album Balance, Swollen Members present “Lady Venom”. The … Read More »

R.A. the Rugged Man with Snak, Deja and DissiKuss (Live) [Review]

R.A. the Rugged Man with Snak, Deja and DissiKuss (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Tonic nightclub continued their Live N Direct Thursdays with a show by the notorious R.A. the Rugged Man. Unfotunately … Read More »

Producer Filip Filipi teams up with Emmy nominated choreographer Shane Sparks [News]

Producer Filip Filipi teams up with Emmy nominated choreographer Shane Sparks [News]

Victoria, B.C. – Emmy Award nominated hip-hop choreographer Shane Sparks has teamed up with producer Filip Filipi for his debut rap tune called ”Boom.” … Read More »

Jay Kin in the studio with D-City recording “Galaga” [Video]

Jay Kin in the studio with D-City recording “Galaga” [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – A favorite in both Vancouver and Japan, West Coast rapper Jay Kin teams up with D-City to work on … Read More »

Choclair in Vancouver with Groundbreakers and guests [Review]

Choclair in Vancouver with Groundbreakers and guests [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Tonic nightclub launched their new Live N Direct Thursday nights this week, and who better to make the premiere … Read More »

Circle Prinz B-Boy Battle in Vancouver [Review/Video]

Circle Prinz B-Boy Battle in Vancouver [Review/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Famous Circle recently played host to a battle of mass proportions at the Russian Hall in Vancouver, British Columbia.

G.R. – I’m So Ill [Video]

G.R. – I’m So Ill [Video]

Surrey, B.C. – G.R. is a Surrey rapper who’s recently released an album called Scroungin for Pennies. Here’s the video for “I’m … Read More »

Rascalz reunite in Nanaimo with the Killawatt Crew & Choclair [Photos/Review]

Rascalz reunite in Nanaimo with the Killawatt Crew & Choclair [Photos/Review]

Nanaimo, B.C. – It was quite a night at the Spice Lounge in Nanaimo as the legendary Canadian hip-hop crew Rascalz reunited, … Read More »

“Live N Direct” clubnight launches with Choclair video release [News]

“Live N Direct” clubnight launches with Choclair video release [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – Tonic nightclub and Leftcyde Media launch Live N Direct Thursdays, a new hip-hop night in downtown Vancouver. Choclair will … Read More »

Makin' Good: C-Infamous goes to Cali [Article]

Makin' Good: C-Infamous goes to Cali [Article]

Vancouver, B.C. – In the midst of Vancouver’s urban scene, flying far lower under the radar than he should, sits one of … Read More »

Romeo Casellas [Interview]

Romeo Casellas [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – Romeo Casellas has got some serious moves. In his transition from dancer to choreographer, he’s been under the tutelage … Read More »

Moka Only and Dragon Fli Empire prepare for 2 Alberta shows [News]

Moka Only and Dragon Fli Empire prepare for 2 Alberta shows [News]

Banff, AB – MC/producer Moka Only and Calgary rap group Dragon Fli Empire are getting ready for Moka’s mini-Alberta tour to promote Moka’s … Read More »

Drake vs. Nardwuar (Interview) [Video]

Drake vs. Nardwuar (Interview) [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Drake and 40 linked up with the legendary Nardwaur for a hilarious interview that includes “red jackets with the … Read More »

TassNata [Prolific Profile]

TassNata [Prolific Profile]

Kelowna, B.C. – TassNata doesn’t seem like your typical rapper: he’s a mental health worker with two daughters, he doesn’t make music … Read More »

Drake with P. Reign and Francis and the Lights (Live) [Review]

Drake with P. Reign and Francis and the Lights (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Drake draws an interesting crowd. The Vancouver Centre for Performing Arts is kind of a classy affair, and the … Read More »

D-Sisive – West Coast [Audio/Video]

D-Sisive – West Coast [Audio/Video]

Toronto, ON - Originally posted July 7, 2010 - REUP –  Brand new video from D-Sisive for his new single “West Coast” which appears … Read More »

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