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Day 3: Tory Lanez crowd surfs his way through high energy set at Pemberton Music Festival

Pemberton, BC – 2016 has felt like a year of progress and new emergence for many artists, and Tory Lanez potentially had the most … Read More »

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Drake vs. Joe Budden: No Shopping, Afraid & some background on the beef

Toronto, ON – As the internet weighed in on Drake’s diss to Joe Budden, by way of his verse on French Montana’s … Read More »

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Day 5: Alessia Cara makes powerful Ottawa debut at Bluesfest

Ottawa, ON – Brampton-born Alessia Cara made her Ottawa debut on the City stage Wednesday for Day 5 of Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest.
She … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Dylan Guthro releases “Here Till The Mornin'” with Quake Matthews; drops three

Dylan Guthro releases “Here Till The Mornin'” with Quake Matthews; drops three

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4 Jun

Montreal duo THe LYONZ just released this video for “Edward & Susan’s 1st”


Montreal, QC – Montreal-based duo THe LYONZ (rapper Norrin and producer SLV) just released this dope new video for “Edward & Susan’s 1st” as the second video release off Peace Beyond The Pines (which you can cop over here).

As Norrin explained: “It’s the first time many people in my life are hearing how I feel about certain things. Production wise, it created a new path for us to follow and build from.”

We caught up with Van Hill about his return to the rap game & his new song

4 Jun

Northside Finest: Toronto’s Big Troopz releases Part 2 of EP series


Toronto, ON – Toronto vet Big Troopz returns with his latest project, the Northside Finest Part 2 EP. The 7-track project features original production from J. Staffz and Mazaman, and features a gang of dope guest appearances including Neko, Sketch and King Bo of BDM, Kidd Kidd of G-Unit, Rashaun Will and Uncle Murda. You can download and stream it now via DatPiff.

Northside Finest: Toronto's Big Troopz releases Part 2 of EP series - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Big Troopz enlists Uncla Murda & Biggie Smalls for animated “Take Notes” video

4 Jun

Big Troopz enlists Uncla Murda & Biggie Smalls for animated “Take Notes” video


Toronto, ON – Coming in support of his new EP, Northside Finest Part 2, Big Troopz of the Northside Ryders movement enlists NYC’s Uncle Murda for the new “Take Notes” single (produced by J. Staffz). The video features slick animated work by creative genius Chris “Broadway” Romero, bringing to life the famous famous Biggie sample pulled from the posthumous-single, “Dead Wrong.” Romero brings you right to the scene of the animated-NYC video shoot, with an animated Biggie rapping the sampled hook while his own character is featured working behind the camera. Truly a top notch video release that should do great things for Troopz and his Northside Finest campaign. And on top of everything else, it does an incredible job paying homage to one of the greatest MCs of all time. Make sure to check it out now after the jump.

Big Troopz enlists Uncla Murda & Biggie Smalls for new Take Notes video - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Northside Finest: Toronto’s Big Troopz releases Part 2 of EP series

3 Jun

Van Hill and Bane team up for “Stay Low” & Van told us all about it


Brampton, ON – B-Town up-and-comers Van Hill and Bane teamed up to bring us their first collaborative effort, “Stay Low” (produced by Q6).

Contrary to the flex-filled braggadocio bars we’re used to hearing in the rap game, Van and Bane aren’t playing it like that. The duo uses this song to preach the low-key approach; it’s about staying abut your business, not running your mouth, and saying less than you should. Check it out below.

We caught up with Van Hill about his return to the rap game & his new song

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3 Jun

Major Key: DJ Khaled promotes new album with hot summer anthem For Free featuring Drake


Miami, FL – With his forthcoming album announced, producer, record exec and Snapchat king, DJ Khaled, has officially dropped the project’s first single with a sizzling hot feature from Drake.

Much like their previous two collaborations – “I’m On One” and “No New Friends” – the new single “For Free” is set to be a major summer hit that will spearhead the promotions for Khaled’s next release, Major Key, dropping on Epic Records.

[Note: You can preview “For Free” below, or click the jump link for a full stream. Please note, the full stream will likely trigger a pop-up ad which could be tricky to close without an ad-blocker installed.]

Major Key: DJ Khaled promotes new album with hot summer anthem For Free featuring Drake - HipHopCanada.com

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3 Jun

Premiere: Jame$ $crambles from the $crambler Gang releases his video for “Average Joe”


Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada has teamed up with Jame$ $crambles (from the $crambler Gang) to launch this new video for “Average Joe” (produced by Lay Low).

“Average Joe” is a track about the day-to-day life. It’s about the universal hustle we all persevere at to make our way in the world, feed our bellies, and take ourselves to that next level.

Jame$ $crambles takes us on a tour around Toronto and the GTA, subtly throwing in shots of signage from where he grew up as a kid.

I feel like people often see “being average” as a bad thing. But Jame$ doesn’t play into that. Instead, he uses the concept of “average” to show us how we’re all universally on the same page and on the same mission in life. Peep the video premiere and check out interview with Jame$ after the jump.

OSIYM - Us [Audio] #SOTD - HipHopCanada.com

3 Jun

Toronto’s YogiDaProducer dedicates new beat tape to late mother, Petronilla


Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer YogiDaProducer drops off a hot new instrumental project, dedicated to his mother who passed away in 2010. Petronilla is available below via SoundCloud.

Toronto's Yogi da Producer dedicates new instrumental project to late mother, Petronilla - HipHopCanada.com

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3 Jun

Tonight: Bring Ya Eh Game brings the Eh List Summer Tour to Montreal’s TRH Bar


Ottawa, ON – Recording artist, radio host, and Bring Ya Eh Game founder Dynamic (aka Ya Favourite Lightskin) kicked off his Eh List Summer Tour Thursday in his hometown of Ottawa. The Toronto-resident has embarked on a 4-date tour in support of his new compilation, Bring Ya Eh Game’s Eh List Vol. 4. The project has done well on the charts – Debuting at #1 in Kingston, #5 in Edmonton, and #8 in Montreal​ – resulting in the project’s appearance on the National Hip Hop Chart in the #9 spot.

The remaining dates on the tour include: Tonight (Friday) in Montreal’s TRH Bar (3699 Boul. St. Laurent), Thursday, June 9 inside Toronto’s The Central (603 Markham St.) and Friday, June 17 inside London, Ontario’s Gordies Brewhouse (1631 Oxford St. East). More dates could be added to the tour so stay tuned!

Dynamic is the host of the tour which features performances by Ramone, Leoh Davis, Gee Wunder, Set2, Divo, Leondro, Bigg Ceaser & DJ Disspare, Ultra Magnus, Casper The Ghost, Kehmak, Sharky, Ape Mob, Tokyo Kidd, M.O. Littles, Mezziah, Shariq DeVonte, Aspects, Dev Dirrty, and Poetic Elements, to name a few. #EhListTour

Tonight: Bring Ya Eh Game brings the Eh List Summer Tour to Montreal's TRH Bar - HipHopCanada.com

3 Jun

Song of the Day: Friday promotes new album Nocturnal with Cazhhmere-directed “After Hours”


Toronto, ON – The Cazhhmere-directed “After Hours” is the latest visual release from veteran Toronto rapper Friday (aka Ricky Dred) in support of his new album, Nocturnal. Released collaboratively between Friday’s own AWOL Records, URBNET and Fontana North, the new KidsAlright-produced single perfectly captures the essence of Nocturnal, which Friday summarizes nicely below:

I am Nocturnal, best played in the late night. Sonically it is made for driving on late night missions. This is a collections of just some of my issues and street perspective. Every song tells a tale of different parts of my nights and my life. I am the 4 am Night Child, the peak time of my inspiration and I’ve lived many nights in the streets or the Afterhour underground clubs until I’ve seen the sun come up. I am the representative of mine and many other’s struggles and change that I’m trying to make. I am the single mother’s only child…I am now the parent. I am the giver of songs of pain, pleasure and profit. Lust, money and greed as well as accomplishments. I am The Sober Emcee, I am 6 years sober. I am the lover…I am the love killer. I am an insomniac with a warm heart but…I am Cold too. My album is an extension of myself and hard work so essentially I am Nocturnal.

“After Hours” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. The song, and the rest of the Nocturnal album, are available on iTunes.

Song of the Day: Friday promotes new album Nocturnal with Cazhhmere-directed After Hours video - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Listen to Toronto vet Friday (aka Ricky Dred)’s new album Nocturnal

2 Jun

You need to listen to OSIYM’s “Late Night” summer anthem


Toronto, ON – Toronto’s own OSIYM (Out of Sight, In Your Mind) just dropped their latest single titled “Late Night” (produced by Demar P).

The rap duo of Charlie Black and Nova have a knack for cooking up these songs that I’ll listen to over and over again to oblivion. Making anthems is kind of their thing. They’ll switch up their style and go in over virtually any kind of beat. But it’s almost always going to be an anthem.

So this track – “Late Night” – is a summer anthem for 2016. It’s for all those nights of going hard and going all out; and allowing yourself to live without regrets for one night. This is how you should spend summer 2016. Check it out below.

OSIYM - Us [Audio] #SOTD - HipHopCanada.com


Twitter: @OSIYMMusic


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