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Tory Lanez releases album debut, I Told You; sits at No. 2 on iTunes’ Top Albums cha…

Toronto, ON – Today is a big day for Canadian hip-hop as Tory Lanez has officially released his album debut, I Told … Read More »

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The best show of Osheaga 2016 was Tory Lanez at the Scène Verte Sonnet

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival finished strong with its third and final day of festivities … Read More »

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Here’s what happened when Mac Miller wrapped Day 3 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – The annual Osheaga music festival finished off its 2016 run on July 31 with one last day of shows … Read More »

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OVO Fest: Drake & Future pack the house at Summer Sixteen Tour stop in Toronto

On Aug. 1, I attended Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen concert in Toronto … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Nova Scotia’s Mitchell Bailey teams up with Cam Smith & Gold Bangz for “W

Nova Scotia’s Mitchell Bailey teams up with Cam Smith & Gold Bangz for “W

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9 Jul

Cassius Flame$ is “Deep In The Game” in his new video


Calgary, AB – Earlier this month, Calgary artist Cassius Flame$ of Flamecity Music Group (FMG) released a video for his track “Deep In The Game” (produced by Menace). I’ve never actually heard of Cassius before but I’m really feeling this.

Cassius delivers a street anthem about hustling to the point where he’s found himself deep in the game. We don’t see too many of these tracks out of Calgary. And when we do, they’re usually mad corny jokes.

Cassius can actually sing. So I’m loving how the guy switches things up by singing the hook and rapping his verses. And while he spits about getting money, dealing with egos, and staying on his grind, Cassius also takes the time to fire shots at the friends who didn’t stick around as friends: “Lost a lot of love for friends that I never kept/ Aim for the head/ I know that goof n**ga got a bulletproof vest.”

Check out the video after the jump and follow FMG on SoundCloud over here.

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9 Jul

Song of the Day: Skrilla Ghad previews Ghadzilla mixtape with “Who Dat Boy” single


Toronto, ON – “Bill Up” rapper Skrilla Ghad drops off the first single off his forthcoming mixtape, Ghadzilla. “Who Dat Boy” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

The post also contains Skrilla Ghad’s “One Dance” remix, dubbed “Fine Boy Remix” with A1 Perico. Skrilla’s mixtape debut, Skrilla Harden, premiered right here on HipHopCanada and is available to check out here.

Song of the Day: Skrilla Ghad previews Ghadzilla mixtape with Who Dat Boy single - HipHopCanada.com

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9 Jul

Tory Lanez just released remixes of Drake’s “Controlla” & DJ Khaled’s “I Got The Keys”


Toronto, ON – The Swave Nation kingpin Tory Lanez (aka: Argentina Fargo) just kicked off the weekend by dropping remixes of Drake’s “Controlla” and DJ Khaled’s “I Got The Keys.”

The Internet jumped on the “Controlla” remix right away because it seems to be yet another shot fired at Drake from Tory. Fans have already taken to Twitter comparing the Tory remix with Drake’s original. Some fans are claiming Tory does Drake better than Drake.

Tory Lanez earns platinum single certification for Say It, turns down XXL cover & more Sauve updates - HipHopCanada.com
Tory Lanez | Photo: Sarah Jay (HipHopCanada)

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9 Jul

Listen to Ep. 2-4 of Toronto’s hottest new podcast, The Faculty with Chef Merch, Matt Mogul & more


Toronto, ON – Catching up with one of the hottest new podcasts online, The Faculty, “the place where sports, art and culture come together.” Since we last caught up with hosts Jonathon “Bizz” Brown and Shane Stirling a couple of months back, the pair have released 3 new episodes offering a range of engaging and entertaining subject matter.

In the latest release, Episode 4, they discuss a variety of current events and debate whether the fix is in with NBA officiating. They examine social media, mainly IG and Snapchat’s intergration into the modern day artist’s game plan “to diversify their appeal” and trade stories about G-Unit from the 50 Cent glory days. You’ll have to click the jump link below to see what you missed in earlier episodes.

Welcome to The Faculty / Co. season 1 episodes 2 through 4.

The Faculty – Episode 4

With your hosts Jonathon “Bizz” Brown and Shane Stirling

Listen to Episodes 2-4 of Toronto's hottest new podcast, The Faculty - HipHopCanada.com

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9 Jul

Pusha T is performing in Calgary at the Marquee Stampede Outdoor Stage on July 16


Calgary, ABOriginally published July 6, 2016 – Live Nation, Two Towers, Marquee Beer Market & Stage, and True Rhythm have teamed up to bring the G.O.O.D. Music president and G.O.A.T. Pusha T to Calgary this month for the Calgary Stampede.

It all goes down on July 16 at 6 p.m. at Marquee Beer Market & Stage’s converted outdoor venue and stage. Advance tickets are available online now, starting at $39.99, plus service charges. This is an 18+ event. If you’re interested in booking bottle service for the night, contact info@marqueecalgary.com.

The show features opening performances from Humble Giants, Nki Louise, Frenzy, DAKIDT, Rocswell, and Don Juan, as well as music courtesy of DJ Bravo and DJ RelyK. Check out the show flyer after the jump, and head on over to the event’s official Facebook page for more details.

Pusha T is performing in Calgary at the Marquee Stampede Outdoor Stage on July 16 - HipHopCanada.com
Photo by Ajani Photography

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9 Jul

Junk drops brand new video for “Intro”


Vancouver, BC – Stealth Bomb’s newest signee Junk gets deep on his latest drop from I.A.N. His recent video for “Intro” has him reaching out to his father and opening up about his past on the self produced track. Junk weaves through graveyards and grey whether in the visuals directed by Jaque Wilhelm Esquire that can be seen below. Download I.A.N on iTunes here.

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9 Jul

You need to listen to “Tell Me” by Lou Phelps


Montreal, QC – Montreal artist Lou Phelps (who just so happens to be Kaytranada’s brother) recently released his latest single titled “Tell Me.”

The track itself serves as a nod to all the females out there who don’t know what they want and can’t seem to communicate effectively. Lou posted the track up to his SoundCloud, accompanied by the following caption: “This one is for all the behbi girls out here that dont know what they want in life.”

“Tell Me” was produced by Tek.Lun and features a future shoegaze beat laced with distortion and echo. It’s a different vibe than I’d expect from Lou but the song vibes so hard: “Tell me what you want/ Tell me what you gon’ do/ Tell me what you on/ I’m a’ tell you what I’m on to/ Tell me where you’re going/ I’m ‘a tell you what I’m going through/ Say whatever you want/ Say whatever you want to.”

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8 Jul

Contest: Win tickets to see Pusha T live in Calgary on July 16


Calgary, AB – On July 16, the good people over at Live Nation, Two Towers, Marquee Beer Market & Stage, and True Rhythm have teamed up to bring Pusha T to Calgary to perform at the Marquee Stampede Outdoor Stage.

Because we like to hook you guys up with the freebies, we’ve teamed up with the show promoters to give away one pair of the tickets to the show. That’s right – you have a chance to win two tickets to see Pusha T live in Calgary this month.

Peep all over the contest entry details after the jump, and head on over to the event’s official Facebook page for more details and updates about the show.

Pusha T is performing in Calgary at the Marquee Stampede Outdoor Stage on July 16 - HipHopCanada.com

Photo by Ajani Photography

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8 Jul

Krinny & DillanPonders & JiMMY B team up with Vader The Villin for this new song “So Low”


Toronto, ON Krinny and DillanPonders and JiMMY B just teamed up with Brooklyn artist (and SMMG affiliate) Vader The Villin for this new track titled “So Low.”

The track brings us straight down to the gutter with a dark trap-fuelled Krinny beat, and a grimy combination of bars courtesy of DP and JiMMY. Vader makes his appearance on the track’s hook as he weaves his way between the verses with a soulful set of vocals.

If you’ve ever thrown shade at SMMG, you best pay close attention to this song because it’s a squad anthem featuring work from some of SMMG’s hardest-hitting artists and affiliates. Check it out below and peep our Q&A with Dillan after the jump.

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8 Jul

You need to read this important open letter Drake wrote about Alton Sterling’s death


Toronto, ON – On Tuesday July 6, 37-year old Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was shot and killed by two white police officers outside a convenience store. This killing came just prior to yet another police killing of Philando Castile in Minnesota.

These two killings add to the growing list of high-profile incidents involving African-Americans dying at the hands of the police. While there has always been a strained relationship between the black community and law enforcement, the cycle of police violence against unarmed blacks is only now starting to receive recognition for the epidemic that it is.

Following the shooting of Alton Sterling, Drake took to Instagram to pen a sobering open letter about the police-on-black cycle of violence. Drake is notoriously non-political and is not known to speak up on world issues. So the fact that Drake took the time to write this letter is very important.

Drake begins the letter by expressing his gratitude for having America as his “second home,” and then addresses his concerns both for his own safety, as well as the safety of his friends and family: “No one begins their life as a hashtag. Yet the trend of being reduced to one continues.”

Please take a minute to read the open letter after the jump.

Drake, Jazz Cartier, Kaytranada & more make the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Long List - HipHopCanada.com

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