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Ain’t No Way: Dartmouth’s FoFF & Octave team up for new single

Ain’t No Way: Dartmouth’s FoFF & Octave team up for new single

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Danny Brown dropped Atrocity Exhibition and we’re celebrating by giving away 2 tickets to his Vancouver show

Danny Brown dropped Atrocity Exhibition and we’re celebrating by giving away 2 tickets to his Vancouver show

Vancouver, BC – Just days ago Danny Brown released his ferocious and highly anticipated new album Atrocity Exhibition in the midst of … Read More »

Here’s what happened when Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour hit Vancouver

Here’s what happened when Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour hit Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – It’s been an eventful summer for music on the West Coast. Festivals like Pemberton and FVDED in the Park brought … Read More »

Daniel Caesar came to Vancouver and everyone is talking about his euphoric performance

Daniel Caesar came to Vancouver and everyone is talking about his euphoric performance

Vancouver, BC – This fall we’ve been lucky enough to witness an ample number of rising Canadian talents make the trek to the West … Read More »

Breaking down So Loki’s V

Breaking down So Loki’s V

Vancouver, BC – Around 9 p.m. Sunday evening, Sam, half of So Loki, personally delivered me a hard copy of V. He … Read More »

How Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals put on the best show of summer ’16

How Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals put on the best show of summer ’16

Vancouver, BC – If you’re reading this without previous knowledge of California soul-child Anderson .Paak, school yourself with a copy of his … Read More »

Tory Lanez I Told You Tour sells out Vancouver; Second show added

Tory Lanez I Told You Tour sells out Vancouver; Second show added

Vancouver, BC – It’s no surprise that Tory Lanez sold-out his all ages Vancouver show in mere days but now the “Flex” singer has … Read More »

Bougie links with ILLYMINIACHI for “On Them”

Bougie links with ILLYMINIACHI for “On Them”

Vancouver, BC – New vibes courtesy of Rotterdam to Vancouver artist Bougie featuring ILLYMINIACHI with their recently released single “On Them”. The track was … Read More »

We caught up with Immerze to talk about his newly released Before I Go EP

We caught up with Immerze to talk about his newly released Before I Go EP

Vancouver, BC – Earlier this month, Vancouver artist Immerze launched his highly anticipated new EP entitled Before I Go. The EP is … Read More »

Sean Leon holds his own during intimate show in Vancouver

Sean Leon holds his own during intimate show in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – From legends like Erykah Badu and Quest Love to big name Canadian artists like Tory Lanez and Majid Jordan, … Read More »

Day 2: Kehlani knocks out Pemberton performance and proves that she’s here to stay

Day 2: Kehlani knocks out Pemberton performance and proves that she’s here to stay

Pemberton, BC – In our current society, social media has played the greatest contributing factor to the success of a music career. … Read More »

FVDED In The Park: Day 1 Highlights and how Bryson Tiller shut down Holland Park with Trapsoul

FVDED In The Park: Day 1 Highlights and how Bryson Tiller shut down Holland Park with Trapsoul

Surrey, BC – For a festival that’s only passed it’s 2nd year in full completion, FVDED In The Park set anticipations high … Read More »

Vancouver’s Sharuk debuts Back In June; provides major summertime vibes

Vancouver’s Sharuk debuts Back In June; provides major summertime vibes

Vancouver, BC – Sharuk is fresh on Vancouver’s music scene and recently dropped his silky R&B debut EP Back In June. The … Read More »

Dkay & Tecumseh provide dancehall vibes with brand new track “White Whine”

Dkay & Tecumseh provide dancehall vibes with brand new track “White Whine”

Vancouver, BC – Dkay teams up with fellow Vancity artist and frequent collaborator Tecumseh to tease the lead single from their forthcoming … Read More »

DVSN kick off North American tour with exceptional Vancouver show

DVSN kick off North American tour with exceptional Vancouver show

Vancouver, BC – The middle of the week can be a sleepy time for the music scene in Vancouver, but this last Wednesday … Read More »

Up close with The Smokers Club Tour

Up close with The Smokers Club Tour

Vancouver, BC – This past Tuesday Timbre Concerts brought forth The Smokers Club Tour to Fortune Sound with the legendary Cam’ron, The … Read More »

Is the beef coming to an end? Madchild gives a shout-out to Snak The Ripper & Merkules

Is the beef coming to an end? Madchild gives a shout-out to Snak The Ripper & Merkules

Vancouver, BC – Updated Jun. 1 at 10:45 a.m. MT – Looks like the rap beef is not coming to an end. … Read More »

Snak the Ripper provides a filthy preview of From The Dirt with his latest video

Snak the Ripper provides a filthy preview of From The Dirt with his latest video

Vancouver, BC – If cleanliness is next to godliness consider Snak The Ripper the devil’s sidekick. From his upcoming and widely anticipated … Read More »

Brevner paints the city red with visuals for “Came Up”

Brevner paints the city red with visuals for “Came Up”

Vancouver, BC – Premiering his second video single from the widely spread BREVNER EP on Noisey this morning, Brevner washes crimson over … Read More »

Madchild gets lyrically amped on new music video release “50 Seven”

Madchild gets lyrically amped on new music video release “50 Seven”

Los Angeles, CA – Having just stepped off his tour across Australia, Battle Axe Records emcee, Madchild is back at it with … Read More »

Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti Tear Down Alexander Gastown (Photos)

Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti Tear Down Alexander Gastown (Photos)

Vancouver, BC – Timbre Concerts and Alexander Gastown threw another lit party this past weekend, bringing Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti‘s … Read More »

Breaking down Brevner EP

Breaking down Brevner EP

Vancouver, BC – Since the release of his impressively rotated BREVNER EP in late February, Matt Brevner has seen a whole new level … Read More »

Sophia Danai shines as one of Vancouver’s most vocally stunning songstresses

Sophia Danai shines as one of Vancouver’s most vocally stunning songstresses

Vancouver, BC – It was only a week ago when I was sitting in my apartment downloading Sophia Danai‘s newest album, Love … Read More »

Kenny Gourmet drops Tilde and claims spot as Vancouver’s new face of chillwave rap

Kenny Gourmet drops Tilde and claims spot as Vancouver’s new face of chillwave rap

Vancouver, BC – If you follow Canadian hip-hop or rap, you may recognize the growing amount of quality talent coming out of the West … Read More »

A conversation with Blueprint’s Matt Owchar on the redefinition of Vancity’s electronic festival

A conversation with Blueprint’s Matt Owchar on the redefinition of Vancity’s electronic festival

Vancouver, BC – Originally published March 14, 2016 – As we inch farther into the month, Vancouver music aficionados ready themselves for five … Read More »

Rittz joins Northwest Division in their video for “Dunning Kruger”

Rittz joins Northwest Division in their video for “Dunning Kruger”

Vancouver, BC – Northwest Division copped a pretty impressive feature from Strange Music emcee Rittz for their single “Dunning Kruger”. This is … Read More »

Brevner sets an example for Vancouver’s new wave

Brevner sets an example for Vancouver’s new wave

Vancouver, BC – Even if you weren’t previously aware of the boutique denim shop that Matt Brevner was set to perform at … Read More »

Brevner provides visuals for the get money anthem “All We Know”

Brevner provides visuals for the get money anthem “All We Know”

Vancouver, BC –  On the verge of performing his second solo show in Vancouver this year while premiering his latest video on … Read More »

We Know The DJ: DJ Tay James Ignites Hyphy Fridays at Alexander Gastown

We Know The DJ: DJ Tay James Ignites Hyphy Fridays at Alexander Gastown

Vancouver, BC – Regardless of how you feel about Justin Bieber, there is a slight certainty in the frenzy that follows any person … Read More »

15 West Coast Artists To Watch in 2016

15 West Coast Artists To Watch in 2016

Vancouver, BC – It’s the beginning of a new year and as tradition follows HipHopCanada’s dedicated writers have decided to compile a … Read More »

Swollen Members’ Prevail and Neph of BAXWAR Bring A New Sound

Swollen Members’ Prevail and Neph of BAXWAR Bring A New Sound

Vancouver, BC – Teaming up with his nephew Neph (though it’s not exclusively short for nephew), Prevail from Swollen Members brings us … Read More »

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