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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

Snak The Ripper – Karma [Audio]

Snak The Ripper – Karma [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – “You better treat people good if you lookin’ for respect/ It’s a simple principle, what you give is what … 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 »

Zane Gold [Interview]

Zane Gold [Interview]

Penticton, B.C. – Zane Gold treads a fine line between pop, R&B, and hip-hop: the overall sound is as smooth as his … Read More »

Tour Life (Part 5): Slaughterhouse [Article/Blog]

Tour Life (Part 5): Slaughterhouse [Article/Blog]

Vancouver, B.C. – It’s the last stop of the tour as I sit down with Slaughterhouse. By this point, I’ve watched Joe … Read More »

Slaughterhouse (Interview) [Video]

Slaughterhouse (Interview) [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – To go along with Bizz’s latest Tour Life entry which has Slaughterhouse as the main focus, we have a … Read More »

HeatWave – WestCoastin’ ft. Checkmate & Concise [Audio]

HeatWave – WestCoastin’ ft. Checkmate & Concise [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Today’s Song of the Day is a cut off the HeatWave mixtape, Hotter Than July. “WestCoastin’” features the Defenders … Read More »

King of the Dot gets ready for World Domination [Battle/News]

King of the Dot gets ready for World Domination [Battle/News]

Toronto, ON – Anticipation continues to build for the upcoming epic event from King of the Dot called World Domination. The 2 … Read More »

Drake hosts after party in Vancouver on Tuesday, July 27 [News]

Drake hosts after party in Vancouver on Tuesday, July 27 [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – Whether you’re attending the Drake concert or not, you still have an opportunity to experience his Thank Me Later … Read More »

HipHopCanada interviews Lil’ Kim [Video]

HipHopCanada interviews Lil’ Kim [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – It’s a rare opportunity to even speak with the Queen Bee, much less sit nervously on her tour bus … Read More »

Yelawolf at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Review]

Yelawolf at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Yelawolf – aka Catfish Billy – brought a rare freshness to Vancouver. His style alone proves that there’s room … Read More »

Defenders of the Faith – Power & Glory [Mixtape]

Defenders of the Faith – Power & Glory [Mixtape]

Vancouver, B.C. – Checkmate and Concise are two of the biggest names to come out of Canada’s West coast. Together the producers-slash-MCs … Read More »

Eses – Where Do I Go [Video]

Eses – Where Do I Go [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – This kid might only be 16, but Eses is rapidly climbing his way up the Vancouver scene with tracks … Read More »

Circle Prinz comes to Canada July 30 to August 1 [News]

Circle Prinz comes to Canada July 30 to August 1 [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – Circle Prinz Canada is going down for the first time this year, and it’s the only Circle Prinz in … Read More »

Vancouver Observer features HipHopCanada’s Amalia Judith [News]

Vancouver Observer features HipHopCanada’s Amalia Judith [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – HipHopCanada West Coast contributor Christabel Shaler recently wrote a piece for the Vancouver Observer about our West Coast Regional Editor, … Read More »

Souls of Mischief at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Photos/Review]

Souls of Mischief at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Hieroglyphics are always welcome in Vancouver, and Souls of Mischief proved, yet again, why that Bay Area sound appeals … Read More »

Discreet Da Chosen 1 [Prolific Profile]

Discreet Da Chosen 1 [Prolific Profile]

Vancouver, B.C. – Discreet Da Chosen 1 – aka Leeland Askew – is a recording artist and producer representing the Squamish Nation … Read More »

King of the Dot’s Proud 2 B EH Battle MC 8 tonight at Club XS [News]

King of the Dot’s Proud 2 B EH Battle MC 8 tonight at Club XS [News]

Toronto, ON – If you’re anywhere in the GTA this evening, be sure to hit up Club XS for the latest installment … Read More »

Lil’ Kim at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Review]

Lil’ Kim at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – It appears that Lil’ Kim aka the Queen Bee has been away from Vancity for a lil too long … Read More »

Tour Life (Part 2): Peter Jackson [Article/Blog]

Tour Life (Part 2): Peter Jackson [Article/Blog]

Whistler, B.C. – “I just want this so bad,” says Peter Jackson. It’s almost 4 a.m. in Whistler, British Columbia as he … Read More »

Koncreto – Mr. International ft. Glasses Malone & B Diamond [Audio]

Koncreto – Mr. International ft. Glasses Malone & B Diamond [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – New tune form Domincan native MC Koncreto aka Koncreeet with “Mr. International” featuring the diverse MC spitting in both … Read More »

Alabama and Vancouver come together at Fortune Sound Club July 15 [News]

Alabama and Vancouver come together at Fortune Sound Club July 15 [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – July 15 at Fortune Sound Club, Alabama native Yelawolf hits the stage alongside some of Vancouver’s best and brightest. … Read More »

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