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ScHoolboy Q makes his Canadian debut at Pemberton Music Festival [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 18, T.D.E.’s own ScHoolboy Q made his Canadian debut at Pemberton Music Festival 2014. Q has admittedly … Read More »

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On The Run: Standing ovations for Beyonce & Jay Z in Toronto [Review]

Toronto, ON – When you think of absolute perfect concerts, what comes to mind? Perhaps a Bad Boy reunion? Or maybe even … Read More »

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Jay Elec brings out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller & more at BK Hip Hop Festival [Review]

The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival was sponsored by HipHopCanada. Our very own Maxwell Benson was on hand to capture the … Read More »

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Rico Love talks Usher, social media, writing platinum hits & more [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – On July 5, Rico Love made a stop in Edmonton while joining Future on the Honest Tour. The New Orleans … Read More »

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Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]

Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]


26 Jun

Win a pair of Wu-Tang tickets for Winnipeg or Vancouver [Contest]

Winnipeg, MB - Originally published June 18, 2014 –  The good news just keeps rolling in. Our pals at Timbre Concerts are giving up a pair of tickets to both Canadian Wu-Tang dates in Winnipeg and Vancouver.

The Clan will be at Burton Cummings Theatre on June 27th and Orpheum Theatre on June 28th with after parties hosted by GZA to follow (hit the jump for more details). Wanna know how you can cop tickets to the show AND the after party? We got you.

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26 Jun

DillanPonders – Drown [Video]

Toronto, ON – Yesterday, SmashMouth Music Group’s own DillanPonders debuted new visuals for his track “Drown” via Noisey. Dillan hits us with that signature drug-saturated flow and invites us to come “drown” with him. DP is one of few who manages to take stoner rap to a whole other level. Instead of flaunting a lifestyle of tokes and smokes, he brings us into this eerie chemical-saturated world that’s full of spacey trap beats, deep emotional voids, lots of pills and powders, and plenty of willing women.

The video was directed and edited by Rajeevan Nithiyananthan, and produced by Brenden Hewko and Michael Goitanich. The audio was produced by Tay Lewis (another member in the SMMG posse). DillanPonders is gearing up to drop his highly anticipated The Boy Who Lived project on Aug. 13. So check the visuals below, and keep it locked on that album drop.

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26 Jun

Sese – B*tches Ain’t Shit (Week 9) [Audio] #ThisWasMyShit

St. Catharines, ON – Back again with Week 9 of the #ThisWasMyShit series from Union TV Music Group’s Sese. On this one, Sese goes in on the instrumental to Dr. Dre’s “Bitches Ain’t Shit” (featuring Snoop Dogg, Dat Nigga Daz, Kurupt and Jewell) off the classic 1992 album, The Chronic. The beat, produced by Dre, contains samples of “Adolescent Funk” by Funkadelic and “Let’s Get Small” by Trouble Funk. Look out for YFRWN3.


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Related Post: Sese – Bury Me A G (Week 8) [Video] #ThisWasMyShit

26 Jun

K-Fresh The Nem-s-iss – 0 to 100 (Freestyle) [Video]

Toronto, ON – Real Life On Wax – R-LOW Music in the building once again! Black Creek’s K-Fresh The Nem-s-iss bodies the beat on this newly released “0 to 100 (Freestyle).” Check it out below and click the jump to grab the download via SoundCloud.

The original Drake song, “0 to 100,” was produced by Boi-1da, with co-production credits going to 40 and Nineteen85.

Related Post: Great showing for Canada at 27th ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards [News]

26 Jun

Former HipHopCanada writer releases book, Thoughts of a Fractured Soul [News]

Toronto, ON – Since it’s launch almost 15 years ago, HipHopCanada has relied heavily on the contributions of volunteers and a handful of those have gone on to become very successful members of the Canadian scene. They’re often talented writers like our Toronto-based associate, Kern Carter. Carter is the author of a great new book entitled Thoughts of a Fractured Soul.

Thoughts of a Fractured Soul tells a story of family and failed potential told through the reflective voice of the main character, Corey Thomas a.k.a Ace. Through a series of non-linear digressions, some brief and some extended, Corey catalogues the crucial moments of his life as he remembers. As these insights are pieced together, you are presented with a tale that digs deep into societal behaviours and reflects the contemporary structure of the modern family.”

As Carter has been a HUGE supporter of Canadian hip-hop, we wanted to make sure we let you know about the availability of the book and how you can support with an online purchase. Thoughts of a Fractured Soul is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapters/Indigo and via the publisher, Friesenpress.

We also want you to know about the book’s launch party taking place in Toronto on Saturday, July 12, inside Artscape (180 Shaw St. near Queen/Ossington). Come celebrate the release with Carter between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. (with books available for purchase on site).

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26 Jun

Blicky – So Ghetto (Freestyle) [Video]

Montreal, QC – Reps Up’s own Blicky keeps the new music coming with the release of this visual for his freestyle over the classic DJ Premier beat. This should hold fans over until the next single off his upcoming “C’est La Vie” EP is released. The project will feature guest appearances from Gunplay, P.Reign, Boi-1da and more, so stay tuned for that. Watch the new video below.

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26 Jun

50 Cent talks Power, Animal Ambition, Tatted Up Holly, a G-Unit reunion & more [Video]

Hartford, CTHipHopCanada affiliates dropped off a new interview with 50 Cent and Hot 93.7 (a station of theirs out of Hartford):

In a wide-ranging interview with DJ Jenny Boom Boom from Hartford’s HOT 93.7 (a station), 50 Cent opened up on a variety of subjects, including why he’s just not so excited to talk about how much money he’s accrued over his illustrious and controversial career.

“I think that the thing that gets in the way of my core audience, like my original fans, is the success itself. They go, ‘ah, he’s rich, he can’t rap like that.’ See, that’s funny because the guys that are rapping like they rich don’t have it,” 50 Cent said. “So the guys who don’t have the money are rapping like they have the money, but they’ve exhausted it so much that it’s not exciting for me to write it. It’s just because they’re inspired to have it. Meanwhile, when you actually make it, you look back at how far you’ve come. You’ll have an interest in writing things that you missed writing on that first project.”

The “Chase the Paper” rapper was candid when asked about his relationship with model Tatted Up Holly (who he calls “my girlfriend, that’s my friend, a homey”), espousing surprisingly conservative values when it comes to love and romance.

Also, click the jump to see the trailer for 50 Cent’s new show Power, a STARZ original series.

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26 Jun

Run The Jewels announce summer tour including Canadian dates [News]

Victoria, BC – Killer Mike and El-P are back on their tour grind with their collaborative effort Run The Jewels. While their newest newest project is yet to be released the two will take on the USA and parts of Canada with Living Legend Eligh and Zion I’s AMP LIVE.

There are four Canadian stops, all presented by Timbre Concerts and HipHopCanada: Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton with some surrounding American shows. See full tour dates below and stay tuned for our exclusive coverage of the upcoming shows.

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Related Post: The Ghetto Gospel: Killer Mike took ‘em to church in Calgary [Review] #SledIsland

25 Jun

Bishop Brigante – Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson Tribute) [Audio] #SOTD

Toronto, ON – Today’s Song of the Day is a tribute to the late great King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who passed away 5 years ago today. This is the “Man in the Mirror” remix by Bishop Brigante, which came out within an hour of Jackson passing away. Check it out below.


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25 Jun

HHC x Union Events: Win tickets to see Future live in Edmonton or Calgary [Contest]

Calgary, AB – We’re only less-than a couple of weeks away from the kick-off to Future‘s highly-anticipated Canadian leg of the Honest Tour. And over here in Alberta, we’re all getting pretty geeked on the upcoming shows in Calgary and Edmonton.

So to sweeten the deal for you Alberta cats, HipHopCanada has teamed up with our friends over at Union Events to give away some show tickets. We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the Calgary show (which is co-presented by Two Towers), and two pairs of tickets to the Edmonton show (which is co-presented by Pearl Entertainment). Peep contest entry details and more show information after the jump.

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Related Post: Freebandz: Future stops in Edmonton for the Honest Tour [Review]

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