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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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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 »

Pigeon Hole – Age Like Astronauts [Review]

Pigeon Hole – Age Like Astronauts [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Pigeon Hole, made up of emcees Mr. Marmalade and Dusty Melodica from the Sweatshop Union family, is releasing their … Read More »

Move the Mountains Tour 2010 [PSA/Video]

Move the Mountains Tour 2010 [PSA/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver and Calgary, Alberta—Dedication Entertainment and KERFMUSIC have teamed up to present the Move The Mountains Tour 2010 featuring … Read More »

“Hot It Up” showcases local hip-hop and fashion on June 19 [News]

“Hot It Up” showcases local hip-hop and fashion on June 19 [News]

Vancouver, B.C. – The world’s of hip-hop and fashion will collide again for an upcoming U Guyz Again Promotionz event. They are … Read More »

Sweatshop Union [Interview]

Sweatshop Union [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – When the members of Sweatshop Union got together in 2000 to pool resources for an album, they recognized that … Read More »

Global Syndicate (Interview) [Video]

Global Syndicate (Interview) [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – HipHopCanada’s Amalia Judith caught up with the Global Syndicate crew and had a couple of words with the boys … Read More »

Jeff Spec releases Sneakerboxx [PSA]

Jeff Spec releases Sneakerboxx [PSA]

Vancouver, B.C. – Sneakerboxxx is the latest offering from Jeff Spec, one of Vancouver’s most prolific hip-hop artists. The album is experimental … Read More »

Young Sleezy (Interview) [Video]

Young Sleezy (Interview) [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Young Sleezy is generating a buzz on the West Coast with his latest mixtape Juss Gettin Famous hosted by … Read More »

Reflection Eternal with OkayCity and HeatWave (Live) [Review + Photos]

Reflection Eternal with OkayCity and HeatWave (Live) [Review + Photos]

Vancouver, B.C. – Those Vancouverites who dragged their rainy-day asses into the Vogue Theatre to see Reflection Eternal might have felt a … Read More »

Public Enemy at the Commodore in Vancouver (Live) [Review/Photos]

Public Enemy at the Commodore in Vancouver (Live) [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, B.C. – Legendary rap pioneers Public Enemy graced the Commodore Ballroom with their Fear of a Black Planet 20th anniversary tour. … Read More »

Cityreal [Interview]

Cityreal [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver”s a city full of underground talent that’s not immediately visible. Many artists are largely unknown to too many, … Read More »

Canibus to perform live tonight alongside dope Canadian line-up [News]

Canibus to perform live tonight alongside dope Canadian line-up [News]

Toronto, ON – I Respect Music presents Canibus the poet laureate live tonight along with a dope supporting line-up that includes I.Jones … Read More »

New Vancity Original at DIPT [Fashion]

New Vancity Original at DIPT [Fashion]

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancity Original just turned the heat up! VO is back with’s hottest design as well as a whole batch … Read More »

HeatWave – Bad Girl (Behind the Scenes) [Video]

HeatWave – Bad Girl (Behind the Scenes) [Video]

Vancouver, BC – HeatWave has a new video single “Bad Girl” coming out soon. We’ve got a sneak peak to share with you..  the … Read More »

EPMD with Defenders of the Faith (Live) [Review]

EPMD with Defenders of the Faith (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Defenders of The Faith came out swinging as the opening act for EPMD this Tuesday night at Fortune Sound … Read More »

Halabisky’s Uprising – More/Less ft. Moka Only [Video/PSA]

Halabisky’s Uprising – More/Less ft. Moka Only [Video/PSA]

Ottawa, ON – New video from Halabisky’s Uprising called “More/Less” featuring 3x JUNO and 7x MuchMusic Video Award winner Moka Only. The … Read More »

2010 Stylus SpinFest Official Event Listing [PSA]

2010 Stylus SpinFest Official Event Listing [PSA]

Toronto, ON – This is the full event listing for the 2010 Stylus SpinFest presented By Marc Ecko Watches.Representing the prevalence of … Read More »

Reflection Eternal & Shaun Boothe Ticket Giveaway [Contest]

Reflection Eternal & Shaun Boothe Ticket Giveaway [Contest]

Five city ticket giveaway! More than 10 years since their classic contribution Train of Thought sealed their fates in hip-hop lore, Talib Kweli … Read More »

Konfidential – Get Em ft. Snak The Ripper, The Scale Breakers, Evil Ebenezer & DJ U-Tern [Video]

Konfidential – Get Em ft. Snak The Ripper, The Scale Breakers, Evil Ebenezer & DJ U-Tern [Video]

Nanaimo, B.C. – Check out this dope video form Konfidential called “Get Em” featuring Snak The Ripper, The Scale Breakers, Evil Ebenezer … Read More »

Young Sleezy – Juss Getting Famous [Mixtape]

Young Sleezy – Juss Getting Famous [Mixtape]

Vancouver, B.C. – 1017 Brick Squad’s DJ Holiday presents a new mixtape from Young Sleezy called Juss Getting Famous. Brought to you … Read More »

Defenders of the Faith (Checkmate & Concise) – EMPD Event Promo [Video]

Defenders of the Faith (Checkmate & Concise) – EMPD Event Promo [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Two staples in the Vancity scene are uniting again as Defenders of the Faith to open for legendary rap … Read More »

Brass Tackz – Find Out [Video]

Brass Tackz – Find Out [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – This originally came out late Fall 2009 but it hasn’t been posted on the new site yet. Brass Tackz … Read More »

Living Legends with Stoop Fam & The Random Humans (Live) [Review]

Living Legends with Stoop Fam & The Random Humans (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Members of Oakland’s Living Legends recently rolled through Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret with their L.E.S.S. Is More tour. Eligh, Sunspot … Read More »

HeatWave, Yoge, Joose & Fizal Stars – So Damn Fly [Video]

HeatWave, Yoge, Joose & Fizal Stars – So Damn Fly [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – The latest street video from up and coming Vancouver MCs HeatWave & Joose of Killawatt Records, and Fizal Stars … Read More »

Juelz Santana in Vancouver [Photos]

Juelz Santana in Vancouver [Photos]

Vancouver, B.C. – Juelz Santana played Fraserview Hall in Vancouver on May 6th with half of Vancity’s hip-hop scene -including HeatWave, Young … Read More »

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Vancouver, B.C. – In an era where commercial rap has never been so commercial and monotonous cliches seem to rule the airwaves, … Read More »

Shottas – Space [Video]

Shottas – Space [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Check the debut single from an MC duo known as Shottas. This is “Space” directed by Jim Vanderhorst for … Read More »

Matt Brevner – Magnum Opus [Review]

Matt Brevner – Magnum Opus [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Matt Brevner raps boldly of coming with an original sound and of being the “freshest in the game.” Brevner’s … Read More »

Emotionz – WildStyle [Video]

Emotionz – WildStyle [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – New video from Emotionz getting a lot of love on the West coast. This is “WildStyle” directed by Aaron … Read More »

Slakah the Beatchild announces Spring Tour featuring Tingsek and Ebrahim [PSA]

Slakah the Beatchild announces Spring Tour featuring Tingsek and Ebrahim [PSA]

Toronto, ON – JUNO Award winning performing producer Slakah the Beatchild embarks on 4-city tour featuring singer/songwriters Tingsek from Sweden and Ebrahim … Read More »

Win a chance to see Juelz Santana in concert! [Contest]

Win a chance to see Juelz Santana in concert! [Contest]

Vancouver, B.C. – Juelz Santana is performing in Vancouver this coming Thursday and you have a chance to win passes to this event by … Read More »

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