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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 25

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A look at More Life’s ties to the UK; Plus 6 other British MCs you need to know

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Bishop Brigante gives us the backstory for each song on his new Legacy project

With the release of a new project yesterday featuring some of his most well known singles … Read More »

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Drake premieres More Life playlist on OVO Sound Radio: Listen Here!

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Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”

Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”


16 Feb

American Sin: Luxe discusses his new track, addiction & the glorification of substance abuse

Burlington, ON – Burlington artist Luxe just released his latest single titled “American Sin” (produced by FortuneWest) off the forthcoming …And It Fell Apart EP.

“American Sin” is a record about the glorification of substance abuse, and Luxe’s own battles with addiction. Luxe penned this song after undergoing one of his surgeries after he had been given a painkiller prescription. He’d reached a point where he’d become so dependant on his painkillers that he couldn’t function without them.

According to Luxe, we live in a society where substance abuse if glorified within pop culture. It’s cool to get f**ked up. And it’s cool to drink and drug with no limits. Unfortunately, that’s not a sustainable way of living and a lot of people fall victim to addiction. Listen to “American Sin” below, and scope our in-depth Q&A with Luxe after the jump.

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16 Feb

Seth Dyer and his girlfriend release new visuals for “Love Song” in honour of Valentine’s Day

Toronto, ON – On Valentine’s Day, Toronto artist Seth Dyer teamed up with his girlfriend to release the video for “Love Song” (shot and edited by Adom Woods, and directed by Charly Prince).

The single dropped back in September but Valentine’s Day was (obviously) the time to drop the video for it.

“Love Song” is a back-to-basics commentary on love. Instead of focusing on material things and gestures, Seth shows us that love only needs itself to thrive. The song is a gesture of love that was written for the special lady in Seth’s life.

And for the record, Seth told us that his all-time favourite love song is “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz 2 Men. Check out the “Love Song” video below, and scope our Q&A with Seth after the jump.

Seth Dyer and his girlfriend release new visuals for

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15 Feb

Triple L Music Group’s D Chase drops new visuals for “Bad Ting”

Toronto, ON – Don’t miss the latest video release from Triple L Music Group artist D Chase; the fourth visual coming in support of his 41613 mixtape hosted by DJ Capone. “Bad Ting” was produced by Mayne Champage and the video was directed by Real City 411. Check it out below or click here to take in the full tape.

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15 Feb

Sauga City’s J.O. Mairs previews Trouble Sleeping with the “You’s A…” video

Mississauga, ON – Following the recent release of his Tis The Season EP, J.O. Mairs returns with a new single entitled “You’s A…” With the first look into J.O.’s forthcoming project, Trouble Sleeping, this song showcases another side of Mairs’ versatile skill set. The melodic hook paints a picture and explicates the fact that not all addictions are drug related. The popular relationship status – “it’s complicated” – comes to mind as the story unfolds and the supplier eventually begins to develop an addiction of his own. Take a look after the jump link.

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15 Feb

Watch the new “Only A Few” video from Ottawa rapper Mario Grinds

Ottawa, ONMario Grinds returns with a new video presented by Signed To The Stove and directed by Jeff Eckert. Check out “Only A Few” below and stay tuned for more from the STS artist.

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15 Feb

Vancouver’s Joseph Rose releases the video for “Hands Dirty” featuring Madchild

Vancouver, BCJoseph Rose recently dropped the visuals for his Rob The Viking-produced single featuring Madchild, “Hands Dirty” was written and directed by Rose along with Mike Mogardo who also handled filming and editing. Check it out below.

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15 Feb

JUNO Award-winner Shawn Desman returns To Calgary & Edmonton this weekend

Calgary, AB – JUNO Award-winning singer-producer Shawn Desman is set to make his return to the province of Alberta this weekend with headlining shows in Calgary (Feb. 16 at Marquee Beer Market) and Edmonton (Feb. 17 at Envy Nightclub) to perform a career-spanning set.

I’ve been working hard in the studio producing new music for my upcoming release,” commented Shawn Desman. “It’s been a long time since my last show in Alberta and I’m looking forward to performing and connecting with my fans.

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15 Feb

Miss. Andry: Jae Ari discusses misandry & the ideology of equality

Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Jae Ari just released a brand new single titled “Miss. Andry” (produced by Hpnotic718).

“Miss. Andry” is a song about misandry, and the double-standard of feminism that Jae has observed. He delivers an honest commentary as to why he disagrees with the feminist movement, sans any sort of push for his listeners to agree with him.

The way Jae sees it, equality is an ideology that’s also mostly just an illusion. He sees women and men as different creatures; and ultimately the dude just wants us to celebrate our gender differences and embrace who we are. Check out the record below via SoundCloud, go cop it for a buck on Bandcamp, and scope our Q&A with Jae after the jump.

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15 Feb

Kachinga releases tribute track “Donuts (We Go Trips)” in honour of J Dilla

London, ON – London-Winnipeg artist Kachinga just dropped a new album teaser titled “Donuts (We Go Trips)” off the upcoming Sky Falling album.

Produced by Neemz Beetz of Lavacru, “Donuts (We Go Trips)” is a tribute to J Dilla and his studio album Donuts, which originally released more than a decade ago on Feb. 7, 2006. This track serves to pay respects while allowing Kachinga to throw his own flavour into the mix. Listen to “Donuts (We Go Trips)” below, and check out our Q&A with Kachinga after the jump.

Kachinga releases tribute track

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15 Feb

In Me I Trust: Hamilton artist Park. breaks down his new record

Hamilton, ON – Earlier this year, Hamilton artist Park. released a new collaborative record with Stanley titled “In Me I Trust.”

Preaching the importance of self-reliance, Park. delivers this record to mark a milestone of settling into his self-confidence. As an artist, it’s easy enough to latch on to the hype in an attempt to try to become what you think people want you to be. But it’s much harder to trust in yourself.

Once you reach a point where you can trust yourself, you stop caring what people want you to do – artistically and personally. Park. dropped out of school to pursue his craft and not everyone supported him in that decision. But ultimately he believes in his craft and he made the right decision for him. Listen to “In Me I Trust” below, and scope our Q&A with Park. after the jump.

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