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The Strombo Show: DMC (of Run-DMC) talks Axl Rose’s phone call, suicide, religion &#…

Toronto, ON – George Stroumboulopoulos and The Strombo Show welcomed DMC (of the legendary Run-DMC) for an intimate and explorative conversation about … Read More »

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Catch our recap of the inaugural Safe & Sound Fest featuring Majid Jordan, dvsn &…

New Westminster, BC – For those music fans who felt like the West Coast missed out on the full festival experience this summer, Safe … Read More »

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The identity of H.E.R. remains a mystery, but the authenticity behind her music is crystal…

Vancouver, BC – It’s a Friday evening in the sunny coastal city, and the energetic lines of youth stretch around UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. … Read More »

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Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja discusses what it feels like to be “Outnumbered̶…

North Bay, ON – Earlier this summer Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja released a brand new nine-track mixtape entitled C.H.I.E.F, which features … Read More »

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Classified’s 2013 self-titled album is now certified Platinum in Canada

Classified’s 2013 self-titled album is now certified Platinum in Canada


28 Jul

“Concrete And Caviar” We Love Hip Hop Ep. 23 with Toronto’s Concrete Mob

Toronto, ON – Big shouts to Deuce Deuce and Black Jack of Toronto’s Concrete Mob for coming through and blessing We Love Hip Hop with yet another classic! Downtown stand up!

We Love Hip Hop is sponsored by HipHopCanada and you can find the podcast on iTunes and other outlets.

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28 Jul

Ottawa’s Casino Life feels like the “Prime Minister” on new Banzo Films-directed video

Ottawa, ON – National Capital Region recording artist Casino Life recently dropped new visuals for his Overdose-produced single, “Prime Minister.” The video, directed by Banzo Films, sees Casino decked out in a fresh suit, flanked by his squad and living it up. He provided some insight on the motivation to create and release the song:

“We live in a generation where we have a variety of ways to acquire any type of information; how you decide to use it depends on you. This knowledge can prepare and teach ourselves to do what we want to do, or be who we want to be. Laslty, believe in yourself anything is possible.”

Ottawa's Casino Life is like the

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28 Jul

Feel Like I’m Flocka: Toronto’s Solo OTA drops new ShotByDolo-directed video (Sponsored)

Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer Solo OTA recently enlisted director ShotByDolo for his latest visual release. The catchy single was inspired by (and named after) ATL rapper and businessman, “Waka Flocka.” Check out the new video below.

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28 Jul

No Rain, No Flowers: WILL breaks down her new song with City Fidelia

Toronto, ON – One of my favourite artists coming up this year, Toronto vocalist WILL recently teamed up with City Fidelia to release a brand new track titled “No Rain, No Flowers” (produced by Eardrumatics). This track comes to us following WILL’s monstrous video release for “Palisades” earlier this year. That song remains one of my favourite releases of 2017 so far.

“No Rain, No Flowers” is a collaboration that came about really organically between City and WILL. The two have been friends for years and WILL has often assisted City with backup vocals. The track was initially slated as a solo cut, but when WILL heard City’s part, she knew the track had to be a collaboration.

The song itself is about the breaking point in relationships when you’re faced with the decision to either leave or hit refresh. And regardless of which path you take, you’ll have to trek through the storm in order to get to the other side and see the rainbow. Listen to “No Rain, No Flowers” below, and check our Q&A with WILL after the jump.

WILL discusses her new

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28 Jul

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 43

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single week.

Each Friday we’ll hit you with a Canadian urban music playlist curated by Sarah Jay. Every week Sarah will be putting together a 38-track weekly selection of new releases, classic favourites, throwbacks, and songs she’s playing heavy on rotation.

This week’s playlist features a ton of brand new music starting with Roy Woods’ new single “What Are You On?”.

I’m super excited to share this week’s playlist because there has been so much dope new music coming out lately. Volume 43 mostly features new music with tracks from artists including Shan Vincent De Paul, Khaliowe, Mickey Blue, Amaal Nuux, Dante Leon, Savannah Ré, Yen Dough, Angst, Seth Dyer, Belly, Jae Ari, Napalm Dreams, Nixxon, DillanPonders, Immerze, The Kount and falcxne, Temi, Nanu Alidina, Reo Cragun, The 25th Hr, Pomo and Harrison Brome, LEO. and Genom, Hakeem Roze, and more. This week’s playlist also features Jazz Cartier’s new “Special” collaboration with Lex Aura and Rexx Life Raj. And of course we had to throw it back to Derek Wise’s “Jamal” because he finally dropped the video for that.

Check out the playlist and tracklist for Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 43 below, and make sure you go follow us on Spotify.

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28 Jul

Raiel talks “Wrong Turn,” his upcoming project, Deep Blue and making music that inspires

Vancouver, BCOriginally published on July 25, 2017 – A couple months back we had the chance to interview West Coast artist Raiel about his developing sound, and his greater artistic identity. Since that conversation in early 2017, we’ve received two tracks from his upcoming project Deep Blue – a project he was excited to announce with us in recent days. The most recent of the two singles is deserving of your attention, and guaranteed to capture your interest with its’ nostalgic classic hip hop and soul influence. “Wrong Turn” might be one of our favourite tracks from Raiel so far – mostly because it brings us to a place that most rap/R&B songs don’t hit. It’s an upbeat track and it leaves you on a high rather than a low.

With features from Vancouver artists Isaac Shah and Freeman Young, the new single is stacked with a few of the most promising voices that Vancouver has to offer. Each individual artist offers the perfect balance to keep listeners engaged with their contrasting styles, and the chorus keeps things light and bouncy as Freeman sings, “See that ass up in them jeans brings me to my knees/ Tryna’ hit it in your civic every single time we kick it,  and I ain’t being graphic I’m just tryna’ be specific/ These niggas’ throwing shade like damn that’s a shame, tryna’ sit back in the shade while we getting paid. ” There’s little to criticize, and all artists involved got it right on this track.

We spoke with Raiel about the new track, and where he’s headed with his project. Stream “Wrong Turn” and check out our conversation after the drop.

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28 Jul

Toronto’s Gangis Khan looks to unite city with new 22-track mixtape, Bad Karma

Toronto, ONOriginally published July 21, 2017 – There’s been a lot of street violence in the GTA this year, to the point where some people are drawing comparisons to 2005’s tragic Summer of the Gun.

But despite the difficulty and overall risks at play, some artists are doing their best to bring unity to the city with the hope of building a brighter future.

Gangis Khan (aka Camoflauge) is doing just that with his new mixtape, Bad Karma. The 22-track release dropped about an hour ago and is jam packed with guest appearances from artists all across Toronto. The ‘opps’ are putting aside their disdain for each other and coming together for the sake of unity and making good music. As one of the most respected artists coming out of Toronto, Camo is definitely one of the best people to take on this challenge. Take in Bad Karma below.

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27 Jul

Amaal Nuux’s latest single will make you want to “Scream”

Toronto, ON – Earlier today up-and-coming Toronto songstress Amaal Nuux premiered a brand new single titled “Scream” and it’s one of the best songs you’ll hear this month.

“Scream” in an unapologetic reminder (or rather – an unapologetic PSA) that love will always prevail. The track was produced by Khris Riddick-Tynes and JP Saxe, and has a fiercely soulful and sexy vibe to it. And it’s all brought together by a hook that’s pure, defiant love at its finest: “Scream my name/ Like a protest.”

No matter who you love, and no matter how you love, all that matters is that you love. And even when people try to make you second-guess your feelings or talk you out of it, all you need to do it hit the bedsheets, close the door, get some skin-on-skin passion, and scream. This track comes to us as Amaal gears up to release her debut EP, which we’re incredibly excited about. So listen to “Scream” below, and keep it locked on Ammal’s upcoming EP.

Amaal Nuux's latest single will make you want to

27 Jul

Seth Dyer explains how to be a successful DIY artist & how to make something from “Nothing”

Toronto, ON – As he gears up for his upcoming performance at Adelaide Hall for 199Z Fest, Toronto artist Seth Dyer just released a brand new single titled “Nothing.”

“Nothing” is a track made in celebration of Seth nearing a million streams via Spotify. Seth comes in over a very militant style, self-produced beat as he tells the story of his come up and how he’s worked his way from “Nothing” to something.

It’s taken him a long time to get to where he’s at, but he’s done it gradually and 100% organically. I’ve been following Seth for a while now (just over three years, in fact) and he’s one of the most industrious artists I’ve met. This guy does everything himself. And not only does he do everything himself, but he’s constantly raising the bar on himself. Whether it’s sending out press releases, producing beats, or working on his branding and strategy, I’ve been privy to witnessing Seth’s growth over time. He doesn’t have a big team around him, he doesn’t have a massive budget, and he definitely has not been given any shortcuts along the way.

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27 Jul

Be With You: Dynamic teams up with his JUNO-nominated father Ras Lee for new single

Toronto, ON – Drake isn’t the only Canadian rapper who comes from a deep rooted musical legacy. Our Song of the Day is a dope new collaboration between Ottawa-native Dynamic (Bring Ya Eh Game) and his JUNO Award-nominated father, Ras Lee.

Never shy and always fly, this father and son combo release a hot new single for the summer called “Be With You” featuring Mitch Stone production.

The beat has a feel good reggae vibe, the lyrics make you feel like you are on a beach soaking up the sun with the one you love and the lyrics are easy to learn. This is a record the whole family will sing; the rhythm is sure to get people dancing and will most definitely make the vibes nice. Get ready for this brand new single to “Be With You’ all summer long.

“It’s a completely different energy when you record a song with the person you got your talent from.”

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