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Sese announces release date for YFRWN3; previews cover art [News]

St. Catharines, ON – Your Halloween won’t be complete without the latest edition of the YFRWN mixtape series. That’s right, this October … Read More »

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The Good, The Bad & The Strange: Artist to Artist with Tech N9ne [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published September 11, 2014 – Tech N9ne is no stranger to touring. Arguably one of the hardest working … Read More »

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Win tickets to Nas: Time Is Illmatic at Vancouver International Film Festival [Contest]

Vancouver, BC – We recently partnered up with VIFF to help present one of the most exciting films at this year’s Vancouver … Read More »

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OVO Fest 2014: Six Degrees of Separation (The Mindbender Supreme Recap) [Review]

Toronto, ON – Look: Drake’s “Draft Day” asks what we are all still wondering: “Five years later, how am I the man … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Jay Mayne – Harold’s [Audio]

Jay Mayne – Harold’s [Audio]


16 Aug

HipHopCanada connects with Onyx in Calgary

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada’s Associate Editor Sarah Sussman connected with Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz of Onyx last night in Calgary. The group was in town for their #WAKEDAFUCUP tour and absolutely killed it! Look out for exclusive coverage coming soon.

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16 Aug

Bishop Brigante brings all-star line-up out for Blu Ice Nightclub Grand Opening [News]

Toronto, ON – One of the hottest line-ups the GTA has seen in a while is going down Aug. 22 and 23 as part of the grand opening of the Blu Ice Nightclub in Mississauga. The 2-day event will feature some of the city’s most talented and respected artists, each a staple of the scene in their own right. Bishop Brigante once again proves his promotional prowess by quickly generating a momentum building buzz for a line-up that has people talking. Saukrates, Choclair, Rich Kidd, A-Game, Luu Breeze, King Reign, Sese, Jason Packs, Redway, KinSmuv, Scott Jackson, getatKAT, Drew Carrymore, and more. A serious display of how strong Toronto’s talent pool is and an exciting line-up for any Canadian hip-hop fan…Canadian or otherwise. Blu Ice Nightclub is located at 1590 Dundas St. Mississauga. Make sure you check out the line-ups for each day is you’re looking to see someone in particular.

Day One will feature Saukrates, Choclair, Luu Breeze, Sese, getatKAT, Jason Packs and KinSmuv, with DJ DLux and Straight Goods spinning all night.

Day Two features Rich Kidd, A-Game, King Reign, Redway, Scott Jackson, Tommy Spitz, Drew Carrymore, with Straight Goods holding down spinning duties solo.

Special guest host will be Fito Blanko, currently promoting his new single “Takeover,” featuring Fat Joe and Sophia Del Carmen. More details and video after the jump.

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15 Aug

88flow – Pray For Y’all (Prod. B3auu) [Video]

Hamilton, ON – Our boys from Steel City’s Bo$quiat Clique have dropped off some dope new visuals for the B3auu-produced, “Pray For Y’all” by 88flow. Check it out after the jump.

Pray for y’all is reaching out to talk to the younger yutes/children involved in killings when there are other ways of dealing with conflict. 88flow is from the hood and the song emphasizes his understanding that that’s how it goes sometimes. So if you make the choice to go do that And get in the mix of it all. I’ma pray for y’all.

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15 Aug

SonReal – Live This ft. Madchild [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – After wrapping up a 53-date American tour, SonReal lets go of an unreleased track featuring the Vancouver veteran, Madchild. The track is called “Live This” and can be found below.

SonReal’s One Long Day is out now and you can catch him live on his Everywhere We Go Tour this fall across North America. All dates at Click here to check out One Long Day.

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15 Aug

Pay Attention: Big K.R.I.T. brings tour to Montreal, Toronto, Victoria & Vancouver [News]

Montreal, QCBig K.R.I.T. has announced the 31-dates for his anticipated Pay Attention Tour. Canada has 4 stops on the touring starting in Montreal on Thursday, Oct. 9 inside Le Cinq. Toronto is the very next stop on Friday, Oct. 10 inside 10 and then the tour makes it’s next Canadian stops on the west coast. Catch K.R.I.T. in Victoria, BC on Oct. 25, inside Club 9One9, and then Vancouver on Oct. 26, inside The Venue. Two-9 will be joining K.R.I.T. as a special guest each step of the way. Click the jump for the official poster and press release.

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15 Aug

Shadow Di General – EveryTing Loud [Video]

Brampton, ON – New visuals from B-Town up-and-comer, Shadow Di General. The Redhooknoodles-produced single is the title track to his EveryTing Loud mixtape debut, set for release in September. The tape is hosted by Toronto’s Young Legend and the visuals were directed by Rayzuh. You can check it out after the jump link below.

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15 Aug

Vico – Terminal 5 / Like it or Love It (Prod. All Things Hip) [Audio]

Ottawa, ON – More new music coming out of the National Capital Region. This is “Terminal 5″ by Vico. The track’s production and artwork were handled by All Things Hip. Check it out below.

The post also contains the All Things Hip-produced “Like It or Love It,” which you can check out after the jump.

Vico – Terminal 5

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15 Aug

Nelson Down – All For You (Prod. All Things Hip) [Audio]

Ottawa, ON – With a catchy beat to bounce to, Ottawa’s Nelson Down returns with yet another new single, squashing any doubt that his hiatus from music is over. The All Things Hip-produced record samples Lana Del Rey’s popular “Video Games,” and the producer also used her likeness for the single’s artwork. Check it out below.

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15 Aug

J. Cole – Be Free [Audio] #SOTD

Ferguson, MO – In honor of the young man murdered by police in his own Missouri community, “Be Free” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. J. Cole sent this over to a publicist (shouts to Kathryn Frazier at Biz 3), with this message:

What up Kathryn, Tired of seeing black boys killed. Tired of seeing black men killed. No more being numb to it. Made this yesterday. Not gonna wait for the album to put it out. It’s now. peace

This added to the message he had included on the SoundCloud upload:

Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free” – Cole

And then even more on the Dreamvillain blog:

There was a time in my life when I gave a fuck. Every chance I got I was screaming about it. I was younger. It’s so easy to try to save the world when you’re in college. You got nothing but time and no responsibility. But soon life hits you. No more dorms, no more meal plan, no more refund check. Nigga need a job. Nigga got rent. Got car note. Cable bill. Girlfriend moves in and becomes wife. Baby on the way. Career advances. Instagram is poppin. Lebron leaves Miami. LIFE HITS. We become distracted. We become numb. I became numb. But not anymore. That coulda been me, easily. It could have been my best friend. I’m tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don’t give a fuck if it’s by police or peers. This shit is not normal. I made a song. This is how we feel. – Cole

R.I.P. Michael Brown. Be Free.

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15 Aug

Tory Lanez – The Mission [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Stepping away from Fargo Fridays, at least momentarily, Swave Nation is injected with a new anthem in “The Mission” by Tory Lanez. The track was co-produced by Lanez, Noah Breakfast and Christian Louie.

You can catch Tory on the Lost Cause Tour for 11-dates between Oct. 2 and Oct. 19. The tour comes to Toronto’s The Drake Underground on Oct. 19 to wrap things up. Click here for more details.

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