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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 42

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

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Justin Trudeau dropped a summer Spotify playlist featuring Quake Matthews, K-OS, & mo…

Toronto, ON – Earlier this weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his own personal 39-track Spotify playlist for summer 2017. And one … Read More »

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Producer-activist David Strickland discusses the importance of the Native voice within hip…

Toronto, ON – On July 1, Native American producer and activist David Strickland released two brand new singles – “Rez Life” and … Read More »

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Summer Vibes to showcase 10 up-and-coming Canadian artists July 29 & Aug. 12

Courtice, ON – Artists are a dime a dozen but the great ones know how to standout from the masses. One thing … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews’ Celebrate The Struggle album debuts in Top 5 of iTunes hip-hop chart

Quake Matthews’ Celebrate The Struggle album debuts in Top 5 of iTunes hip-hop chart

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10 Jun

Snak The Ripper drops new Stuey Kubrick-directed video for It’s Over featuring Jaclyn Gee


Vancouver, BC – Stealth Bomb Records recording artist and CEO, Snak The Ripper, lets off fresh Stuey Kubrick-directed visuals in support of From The Dirt. “It’s Over,” features Stealth Bomb’s Jaclyn Gee and production by Preme Diesel. In less than 48 hours the video has been received close to 50K streams. A testament to Snak’s impressive fan-base and the success of his From The Dirt album which is available on iTunes, Spotify and other outlets.

Snak is currently touring Europe and gearing up for the start of his Canadian tour which kicks off in Vancouver on July 6. You can find the tour poster after the jump link.

Snak The Ripper drops new Stuey Kubrick-directed video for It's Over featuring Jaclyn Gee - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Jun

J-Soul drops 2 new songs: Tipsy (Prod. Shyheem) & Only One (Prod. Jordan Manswell & Yogi)


Toronto, ONJ-Soul posted two new songs to his SoundCloud earlier including the Shyheem-produced “Tipsy” and “Only One” produced by Jordan Manswell and Yogi (additional production by Krs) – packaged together as Summer Fling. Check them both out below.

J-Soul – Tipsy

Produced by Shyheem

J-Soul releases 2 new songs: Tipsy (Prod. Shyheem) & Only One (Prod. Jordan Manswell and Yogi) - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Jun

Sauga City’s G Dubs goes in with “40 Bars” over Dave East’s “KD” instrumental


Mississauga, ONG Dubs goes in with “40 Bars” on Dave East’s instrumental for “KD.” The video was directed by Cory Cash.

Sauga City's G Dubs goes in hard with 40 Bars over Dave East's KD beat - HipHopCanada.com

10 Jun

Everything New: Chanksdaddy teams up with K3nja & Boy3leven for self-produced banger


Ottawa, ON – Producer/recording artist Chanksdaddy pairs up with Brampton’s K3nja and Ottawa’s own Boy3leven of Aftr.Party for the vibe heavy “Everything New.” Each artist packs in heavy bars between a simple but catchy hook, over a classic sounding beat self-produced by Chanks. “Everything new? Yeah.” Definitely something you’ll want on your playlist.

The post also contains another smooth new Chanksdaddy record you need to hear called “Crying Diamonds” which addresses a love interest he’s dealing with. This one came out just last night. Check out both new songs below.

Everything New: Chanksdaddy teams up with K3nja & Boy3leven for self-produced banger - HipHopCanada.com

10 Jun

The Plug: Mario Grinds & Robin Banks team up for M Works-directed video


Ottawa, ON – Ottawa and Toronto come together as Mario Grinds of STS and Robin Banks of UTM release a new summer anthem called “The Plug.” The song was visualized by veteran Toronto director M Works, who has released a TON of dope videos since the start of the year.

While Banks continues to make a successful recovery after being the victim of a shooting back in April, we’re told he has a deep catalogue of unreleased material to work with. He’s also expected to release the song “Shooters” with Pressa of BFR in the near future. Word is also spreading that Banks signed with Meek Mill only days (or right before) the shooting occurred.

Meanwhile, Signed To The Stove Records CEO and artist Mario Grinds is still promoting his latest project, They Thought It Was a Drought, which is available further below.

The Plug: Mario Grinds & Robin Banks team up for M Works-directed video - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Jun

Hasta La Vista: Eazy John$on shares new video and wants you to turn up


Milton, ON – Milton-based artist Eazy John$on puts you in the mood to vibe out in the latest video release for “Hasta La Vista,” which was one of the catchiest tracks of his debut solo tape Lifestyle (Mode De Vie) that dropped back in January.

The video sees Eazy flexing on the streets and cuts to snippets of him turning up with his crew during a live performance. The Maryland-born artist lives up to his word when he describes his style as “wanting people to turn up and have a good time.” The melodic and intoxicating production on the track is courtesy of in-house producer (and singer) Dallas Hill.

Since the release of Lifestyle, Eazy has been putting out a series of spacey, feel-good tracks with his weekly #EAZYFRIDAYS releases. Eazy is also one-third of the Milton-based collective Rich Rolling Rebels with fellow members including rapper DRE! along with Hill.

We managed to get to know Eazy better by asking about his come-up and influences. It’s clear that the young, up-and-comer has plenty more music in the vault so expect to hear some crew-anthems in the near future. Watch the video below and check out our Q&A session with Eazy.

Eazy John$on shares new video and wants you to turn up - HipHopCanada.com

10 Jun

SARS Radio: Ep. 94 & 95 features JigSaw, VNCHY, Infinite, SG, a tribute to Illy (RIP) & more


Toronto, ON – We’re getting close to 100 episodes! Hosts TRA and DJ Law have had an amazing run so far and they’re only just getting started. There’s definitely something major in the works for the milestone show so make sure you stay tuned in. You can check out the last two episodes below and catch SARS Radio live today between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Maximum FM – and that’s every Saturday.

The artwork for Episode 94 features Drake embracing his Billboard Awards trophies after shattering the record for most awards by an individual in one year. Episode 95 comes on more somber note, with The SARS Network family paying homage to Toronto rap legend, Illy (from G-Squad) who was killed on May 25th. The set also pays tribute to Illy’s partner-in-rhyme and G-Squad partner, Payback, who was also killed by gun violence. The set really gives new listeners an idea of how talented they were and the impact their loss has had on the scene.

As usual, both episodes features DJ Law’s Infectious Needle segment, along with the SARS Radio Top 5 countdown. Check them out both below.

SARS Radio Episode 94

Don't miss SARS Radio Ep. 94 & 95 with hosts T.R.A. & DJ Law - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Jun

Daniel Caesar finally dropped new music: You need to hear “We Find Love” & “Blessed”


Toronto, ON – Toronto’s R&B golden child Daniel Caesar just surprised us with the release of a new two-track single: “We Find Love” and “Blessed.” Both tracks were produced by Jordan Evans and Matthew Burnett.

Daniel hasn’t released any new music since the late-2016 double release of “Get You” (featuring Kali Uchis) and “Japanese Denim,” so these two new tracks are coming long overdue.

The first track “We Find Love” is peak Daniel Caesar; a warm-toned, piano-anchored ballad about losing out on love. It’s not a devastating heartbreak song, though. It’s about the cyclical nature of relationships – getting up, and falling down, and doing it all over again.

“Blessed” takes a more minimalistic sonic approach, spotlighting Daniel’s vocals over a background piano melody. This is a track about the pure joy and gratitude for love. “Yes I’m a mess/ But I’m blessed to be stuck with you,” Daniel sings as he gives thanks for the messy but beautiful love in his life.

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10 Jun

Ty Senoj lets us know “What’s Poppin Now” with his new release


Toronto, ONTy Senoj has been putting in the overtime in Toronto and he is here to show us “Whats Poppin Now” with his new record.

I first came across Ty Senoj about a year ago after sifting through some Seon Leon songs, but really became a fan of his work after hearing his song “Flirt” featuring Goldchain. I have had that song on repeat since it was released, and was ecstatic to see that he had dropped another gem last week called “Whats Poppin Now” featuring Ricky Anthony.

Ty Senoj lets us know

10 Jun

Halifax duo Kin Crew stay unruly in wild “Night Club” video


Halifax, NS – Check out the video for the hard trap record “Night Club” by award-winning East Coast duo, Kin Crew. The song seems to have been especially embraced by YouTube car and bass enthusiasts, with the song being used as the soundtrack to various user videos. Great exposure for the group who are holding down their own beats, cuts and vocals. “Night Club” is available for viewing below.

In 2017, Kin Crew’s goal will be to transform their traditional hip-hop vibe to an EDM, festival trap sound. Bringing creative sound design and intense energy to the festival stages.

Halifax duo Kin Crew stay unruly in wild Night Club video - HipHopCanada.com

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