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Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

London, UK – In the early 2000′s, when the relationship between hip-hop and the internet really began to flourish, many aspiring MCs … Read More »

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Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published April 3, 2014 – Rising to hip-hop celebrity on his own terms, Kid Ink is a hustler … Read More »

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Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian tour dates [News]

Winnipeg, MB - Western Canada is about to get rowdy this summer as Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator prepares to take over. The … Read More »

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T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Intervi…

Toronto, ON – I met Toronto rapper T.R.A., aka Tha Rhyme Animal, in person for the first time in Ottawa’s Byward Market. … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

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]

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20 Mar

Redman smokes out Fortune Sound [Review]


Vancouver, BC – The Funk Doc was in the building this past week for a smoked out, full house at Fortune Sound with guests Wide Awake w/ Tempo, J West, Greg Beamish and comedian Dino Archie. An interesting choice in openers to take the stage just before Redman, the crowd was very receptive to Dino Archie’s comedic relief…and he actually had jokes despite it being mostly the front row paying attention.

Redman Live in Vancouver

20 Mar

Pyke – Silently Falling [Video]


Lethbridge, ABPyke reps the Prairies beautifully with serene visuals in “Silently Falling.” The video was shot by LK Visuals, and it compliments the tone of the single perfectly.

Backed by a smooth, steady piano beat (produced by C-Lance, and engineered by Nato) Pyke talks about the struggles, sacrifices, and consequences from giving yourself to the game. “Silently Falling” was released from Pyke’s EP PykeyBalboa which is set to be released at the end of April 2014. So take note and check out the video below!

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20 Mar

TalkSick – Dungeon Rap ft. T.R.A. [Video]


Toronto, ON – Don’t miss the brand new TalkSick video for The Quarter Inch Kings-produced single, “Dungeon Rap.” The song features T.R.A. (aka Tha Rhyme Animal) and the video was shot and edited by Lyme Lyte Video. Here’s the video summary:

“In this video, TalkSick takes you to the land of infinity, a white background video to display his lyrical skills without the distraction of glamour and glitz or video graphics; TalkSick just wants people to listen. With the addition of T.R.A., these guys both take you on a lyrical roller coaster.”

Related Post: T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Interview]

20 Mar

Rich Kidd – The Valley [Video]


Toronto, ON – T-Dot’s own rapper-producer Rich Kidd just launched new visuals via Highsnobiety for his track “The Valley” off of In My Opinion. The video was directed by RT! for The N.E. and produced in co-operation with MuchFACT, A Foundation To Assist Canadian Talent, Supported by Much and M3, Divisions of Bell Media Inc.

So we start off with Rich Kidd meeting up with his homies out in front of Gangster Burger. At exactly 1:37 a.m. in Toronto. And his one dude is wearing a pinky ring. This is a small detail. But it is important to take note of said pinky ring. Anyways, Rich Kidd is texting some girl and asks her to send him nudes. But then she tells him to bring three friends over to her place to chill with her three friends. And it just so happens that Rich Kidd is chilling with three homies? Coincidence? I think not.

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20 Mar

iSH – Light Up ft. Daniel Richter (Lyrics) [Video]


Toronto, ON – Check out the new lyric video by iSH for his single “Light Up” featuring Daniel Richter. The official music video is on the way but the lyric video offers some fresh visuals to go with the track. You can purchase “Light Up” on iTunes now and you can the song on iSH’s upcoming major label EP debut, Up & Up.

Related Post: Toronto’s iSH relases major label EP debut, Up & Up [News]

20 Mar

Raury – God’s Whisper [Video]


Atlanta, GA – The past two weeks have been eventful for prodigious East Atlanta artist-producer-songwriter Raury. Revealing his debut single, “God’s Whisper” on Billboard, Raury has been acclaimed by The Line Of Best Fit, Yours Truly, Vibe and Pigeons & Planes and more for his spellbinding debut.

Premiering on Noisey, Atlanta based filmmaker Andrew Donoho and Love Renaissance have joined forces to create an eye catching video for track, shining a light into the life of Raury. Check handwritten letter for his supporters after the jump. Note: This ain’t exactly a rap record but hip-hop has certainly played an influence along the way. Besides, the visuals are just too incredible not to post. Enjoy!

This Is Not A Cult

20 Mar

Bone Thugs-In-Edmonton: Wish Bone & Krayzie Bone perform at Encore [Review]


Edmonton, AB – On Mar. 18, our friends over at Pearl Entertainment brought Bone Thugs-n-Harmony‘s Wish Bone and Krayzie Bone to Edmonton’s Encore at WEM. The event was promoted as a “Hip-hop fan appreciation night,” which means two things: Firstly, it was a show geared towards the heads (because BTNH was a first for many ’90s come-up hip-hop fans). And secondly, no cover charge.

A few years back, Krayzie and Wish split from Bone Thugs to work on their independent The Life Entertainment label. The original crew did briefly reunite, but ultimately, Wish and Krayzie wound up carrying on their BTNH legacy as a duo. See how everything went down at Encore after the jump.

Bone Thugs-In-Edmonton: Wish Bone & Krayzie Bone perform at Encore [Photos] - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Mar

Toronto’s iSH to release major label EP debut on April 1 [News]


Toronto, ON – Toronto rapper iSH is preparing for the April 1 release of his major label debut EP, Up & Up. The young artist has spent several years getting his buzz up and the hard work seems to be paying off in spades. Promotions for Up & Up kicked off with the successful release of the project’s first single, “Rollin’” featuring Stef Lang. The record was a Top 20 hit at CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio), Top 30 at HotAC (HitPredictor Artist Chart) and has garnered more than 400,000 YouTube views to date.

After the success of “Rollin’,” iSH was featured on international pop star Cody Simpson’s summer hit “Pretty Brown Eyes” which was then followed by the most recently serviced single, “You Got It” which was also a Top 40 hit at CHR.

The next single to be released will be “Light Up” featuring Eleven Past One lead singer, Daniel Richter. Click the jump to check out the Up & Up track listing.

Toronto's iSH to release major label EP debut on April 1 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Toronto’s iSH relases major label EP debut, Up & Up [News]

20 Mar

iSH – Rollin’ ft. Stef Lang [Video]


Toronto, ONOriginally published June 25, 2013 – It should be pointed out that the “Lyric Video” iSH posted for his single, “Rollin’” is more intricate than most people’s actual music videos. It comes across as a video but the actual music video (also dope) was posted a couple of months later.

iSH is now preparing for the release of his major label debut EP, Up & Up, which features “Rollin’ and six other bangers. “Rollin’” features Stef Lang and was heavily showcased at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The record was a Top 20 hit at CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio), Top 30 at HotAC (HitPredictor Artist Chart) and has garnered more than 400,000 YouTube views to date between the “lyric video” and official music video. Check it out below.

Related Post: Toronto’s iSH relases major label EP debut, Up & Up [News]

19 Mar

Bias Truth – No Reason [Audio]


Toronto, ON – T-Dot’s own rapper-producer Bias Truth recently released new audio for his free verse entitled “No Reason” off his forthcoming debut full-length free album, BMore BFore: The Revisit. Bias Truth comes across as quite a spiritual man. Get this: the only part on the joint where BT actually says “No Reason” is in this line: “No reason to question among his presence/ Praise hands to the sky.”

But despite the obvious religious undertone to that line, BT isn’t preaching religion. He’s looking at the importance of belief; and it’s up to you – as a listener – to interpret that as it best fits for you. Which is deep. Introspective feelings might happen. No, introspective feelings will happen. Check it out below.

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Bias Truth – No Reason [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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