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SonReal, Tory Lanez, P. Reign, NBS & John River nominated for Best Hip Hop Video [New…

Toronto, ON – The 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards nominations were recently revealed and features some stiff competition in the Best Hip Hop Video … Read More »

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Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful Tour hits Vancouver (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, BC – The hip-hop scene in Vancouver was focused on the Vogue Theatre late this week where Action Bronson took to the … Read More »

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Remembering SixFire: Rising Alberta hip-hop talent passed away at 33 [Article]

Edmonton, AB – It is with deep sorrow that we report on the loss of yet another budding talented member…

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Kyprios talks Storyhive, his team and life as an artist [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – In the nearly 15 years that Vancouver based rap artist Kyprios has been on the hip-hop scene, he’s left … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews – Hard To Choose [Audio]

Quake Matthews – Hard To Choose [Audio]


24 Apr

Nyco King – Her Action [Video]

Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn rapper Nyco King (who is signed to Toronto’s Gypsy Co-op Music) just released new visuals for his track titled “Her Action.” This video serves as the sequel to Nyco’s early 2015-released “ODB” tribute track. And this is sexy AF.

“Her Action” is a female worship song with a really aggressive undertone: “Just say what you need/ I’m ‘a do it all night/ To the point you can’t speak.”

“Her Action” will appear on Nyco’s debut mixtape entitled King Me x Crown Me. The track was produced by Kelly Portis, and the video was directed by Nyco King and shot by Manee Osman. Check it out after the jump.

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23 Apr

Luxe Taylor – No I.D. [Video]

Burlington, ONLuxe Taylor (formerly Luc Toews) recently released new visuals on us for his track titled “No I.D.” This video is all about identity. Hence the title “No I.D.” Just had to point that out.

The song stems from the whole ego-induced belief some rappers have that EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW WHO THEY ARE BECAUSE THEY ARE A RAPPER. Anyways, Luxe took that, added in some flex, and rolled with it: “F**k ya’ll/ This one here for me/ Everywhere I go, go hassle free/ They can tell by the ego/ Don’t need I.D./ Tell by the ego/ Don’t need I.D.”

Spoiler alert: Luxe intuitionally made that hook a reference to Freud. Because EGO and ID. Love it. Check it out after the jump.

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23 Apr

Sam I Am Montolla – Show Ya Light (Prod. Shash’U) [Video]

Montreal, QC – Earlier on this month, Sam I Am Montolla dropped a new video on us for her single titled “Show Ya Light.” This is the second single off of Sam I Am Montolla’s Made Her EP.

“Show Ya Light” is a smooth soul-shaking R&B track with Afro-jam beats. The production comes to us freshly cooked up from Shash’U, who y’all might recognize as one of the up-and-comers on the Fool’s Gold roster.

The video was directed by Nik Brovkin from OverTheBreaks. The video was filmed by Annick MF GOLD and Mariel Rosenbluth, and edited by Annick MF GOLD and Nik Brovkin. Check it out after the jump.

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23 Apr

Travi$ Scott owns the crowd in Edmonton at the YEG Event Centre [Review]

Edmonton, AB – In the little hub that is Edmonton’s hip-hop scene, it takes an artist of a certain caliber to bring the masses together in one room. That artist was Travi$ Scott, who made his debut at the YEG Event Centre on April 18, brought to you by the good folks at De Lux Entertainment, Macc Promotions and Substance Group. When the show was first announced last month, the buzzing reaction through social media was a good indication that this show was going to be ill.

Although I was aware of his popularity as a producer and an MC, Travi$ wasn’t necessarily a rapper I had been messing with. When HipHopCanada got the call to sponsor the event, I was eager to start my homework. After listening to his mixtapes Days Before Rodeo and Owl Pharaoh, along with some YouTube views of his performances during The Rodeo Tour – I couldn’t believe I had slept on him this entire time.

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23 Apr

TripSixx – Insidious ft. KEY! (Prod. Trappy Blocka & $ha Hustle) [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Earlier on this month, TripSixx teamed up with Atlanta artist KEY! to drop this new track titled “Insidious.”

Of course – since KEY! is repping for the ATL – you best believe that this joint goes way down South. Homie Trip probably should have just changed his name to TRAPSIXX for this track because things get hella murky. Check it below.

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22 Apr

Captain California: Problem is heating up the West Coast [Article]

UPDATE: Problem’s Canadian dates in Vancouver on April 23 and Edmonton on April 25 have been cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.

Vancouver, BCOriginally published April 10, 2015 – All ears are on L.A. when it comes to laid-back bangers with a voice speaking for the ‘hood. He’s been making major moves for a minute now and California emcee/producer Problem is finally taking his grind into the spotlight.

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22 Apr

Dragon Fli Empire – Superhero [Video]

Calgary, AB – Calgary’s OG duo, Dragon Fli Empire, just released fresh new visuals for “Superhero” off their latest Mission Statement album release. The track was produced by Barkode, with cuts courtesy of Cosm. The video was directed by Jennie Vallis and Pat McNinch of Itoko Images, and sees Teekay and DJ Cosm as comic book superheroes navigating the great YYC.

Here’s the condensed version of the storyline: a kid reads a DFE superhero comic book (starring our dudes Teekay and Cosm) that gives him the power to stop a man from robbing a convenience store. The superhero-ing escapades of Teekay and Cosm in the comic gave this youngin’ some sort of power via osmosis. Actually, it wasn’t osmosis. DFE led by example and the kid wanted to emulate them.

This is exactly how things go down in Calgary’s hip-hop scene. Rap cats have come up watching Teekay and Cosm make their moves, and that has set the tone for so much of Calgary’s hip-hop. DFE are superheroes: “Our hero must respond to a call for help/ ‘Cause he’s all about the others never in it for self.”

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22 Apr

Problem in Vancouver on April 23 [News]

Vancouver, BC - Originally published February 10, 2015 – 

A message from our pals at #BlueprintLive: “Due to unforeseen circumstances the Problem show in Vancouver on April 23rd has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.”

Compton’s own Problem will be making a stop in Vancity this April at Venue Night Club, presented by Blueprint Live and sponsored by HipHopCanada.

Two handfuls of locals with be on deck April 23 to support the Diamond Lane Music Group emcee including Money Hungry, Juvi Dizzle, Ayetown with KV, Shane Mac, Vancity Prince, No Regrets, C-Stylez and Rashad Rawkus.

Ticket are available online here and the event poster can be seen after the jump.

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22 Apr

Travi$ Scott arrives in Vancouver on high horse (Live Review) [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Travi$ Scott is undoubtable one of the hottest young artists in the rap game right now. From coming up under the influence of major players like Kanye West and T.I., to his work with Very G.O.O.D Beats/G.O.O.D Music and countless records with most of the game’s current major hitters, he’s basically unavoidable. He owns his sound and production and has an innovative and out-of-the-box take on the rap game. Although he may be deserving of a grand ego, his attitude during his recent show in Vancouver was overly magnified.

Travis Scott

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22 Apr

Dragon Fli Empire’s Mission Statement West Coast Tour kicks off on Apr. 24 [News]

Calgary, AB – Calgary hip-hop pioneers Dragon Fli Empire (aka: Teekay and DJ Cosm, aka: lords of the boom-bap) recently announced that they will be heading off to tour British Columbia for their Mission Statement West Coast Tour, which kicks off on Friday night in Fernie.

The tour is in promoting of DFE’s latest Mission Statement album which reached #2 on the Canadian Earshot campus radio hip-hop charts and #3 on the U.S. CMJ campus radio hip-hop charts. As well it should have. Dragon Fli Empire are so essential to Calgary hip-hop. And while all the new school cats are hopping on to the new wave of trap, DFE still delivers classic Cosm-produced boom-bap that nods to the golden era.

DFE has been murking Canada’s underground hip-hop scene for a minute. So obviously the album features some amazing Canadian collabos with the likes of def3, Ghettosocks, Birdapres, and Relic, along with appearances from American favourites like Sadat X (Brand Nubian) and Qwazaar (Typical Cats). Check out the official tour flyer and peep all tour dates after the jump.

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Related Post: Dragon Fli Empire – Superhero [Video]

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