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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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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 »

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 »

Indelible – Gets Me High [Video]

Indelible – Gets Me High [Video]

Tofino, B.C. – Set in the beauty of Vancouver Island and directed by the ingenious Stuey Kubrick, this video is a feast … Read More »

The Freshest DJs [Interview]

The Freshest DJs [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – Comprised of DJs Seko, Marvel, Kutcorners, and Rico Uno, The Freshest group is dominating the party scene in Vancouver … Read More »

Trajikk & Hydro – Who Da [Video]

Trajikk & Hydro – Who Da [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – These guys have been doing it big in Vancity for years… Trajikk and Hydro release their new video “Who … Read More »

Evil Ebenezer – Take Me With You [Video]

Evil Ebenezer – Take Me With You [Video]

Hedley, BC – Camobear Records presents an incredibly dope and touching new video from Evil Ebenezer called “Take Me With You”. The … Read More »

HeatWave – Bad Girl [Video]

HeatWave – Bad Girl [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Killawatt Records’ HeatWave has just dropped a sexy new video for his single “Bad Girl” off the Hotter Than … Read More »

Mary James – Better Than Diamonds & Pearls [Video]

Mary James – Better Than Diamonds & Pearls [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Mary James is a Vancouver-based rapper and singer, originally from Calgary, Alberta. She’s been working on her upcoming Honey … Read More »

Caspian – P.O.P. (Prince of Persia) [Video]

Caspian – P.O.P. (Prince of Persia) [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Brand new video from Caspian called “P.O.P. (Prince of Persia)” courtesy of Stompdown /Ephin Apparel. Caspian’s album by the … Read More »

Global Syndicate – Put It Down ft. N.O.R.E. [Audio]

Global Syndicate – Put It Down ft. N.O.R.E. [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Be sure to check this collabo between up and coming West coast unit Global Syndicate and N.O.R.E. aka Noreaga. … 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.

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