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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

Win tickets to The Underachievers at Fortune Sound April 19 [Contest]

Win tickets to The Underachievers at Fortune Sound April 19 [Contest]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published March 19, 2014   - The Flatbush two, The Underachievers are making their way to Vancity on their Eyes … 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 »

Broken Logic presents The Weed EP [EP]

Broken Logic presents The Weed EP [EP]

Vancouver, B.C. – This one has been out since 4/20 but it belongs in any weed heads collection. The Weed EP brought … Read More »

SonReal – The Lightyear Mixtape [Mixtape]

SonReal – The Lightyear Mixtape [Mixtape]

Vancouver, B.C. – The Lightyear Mixtape has been labelled as SonReal’s most diverse work to date, this project showcases raw creativity and … Read More »

West coast rapper Planet Asia with Brass Tackz (Live) [Photos/Review]

West coast rapper Planet Asia with Brass Tackz (Live) [Photos/Review]

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Vancouver, B.C. – Planet Asia hit Fortune Sound Club with his characteristic mix of talent and humility. … Read More »

Rascalz – Northern Touch ft. Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust & Choclair [Audio]

Rascalz – Northern Touch ft. Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust & Choclair [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. - Happy Canada Day! As HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day we bring you the Canadian classic ”Northern Touch” which was featured on the Cash … Read More »

Lamar Ashe – Killa Danca [Video]

Lamar Ashe – Killa Danca [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Check out the debut music video from Killawatt Records R&B singer Lamar Ashe. Lamar Ashe is under the mentorship … Read More »

Far East Movement [Interview]

Far East Movement [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – The Far East Movement brought their stylishly geeked out show to Venue nightclub on Granville, and they did not … Read More »

Calling all designers! Vancity Original Design Contest from DIPT!

Calling all designers! Vancity Original Design Contest from DIPT!

Estea Elements [Prolific Profile]

Estea Elements [Prolific Profile]

Vancouver, B.C. – Estea Elements is a long-time presence on the West Coast’s hip-hop scene. He routinely takes it back to hip-hop’s … Read More »

Caliph – Dedicated [Audio]

Caliph – Dedicated [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Prince George, British Columbia native Caliph moved to the GTA at the age of 5 and by the time … Read More »

Class of June 2010: Call for Support [Article]

Class of June 2010: Call for Support [Article]

There is still half a year left to unfold before anyone can really define the key moments of 2010, but one thing … Read More »

Cityreal – The Beginning (Album) [Review]

Cityreal – The Beginning (Album) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Cityreal has released his first full-length album The Beginning, and from the beginning this joint's a banger. He brings … Read More »

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