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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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Baltimore’s Trey Rx explains the emotional investment on his debut project, Frequenc…

We first got wind of Baltimore-based artist Trey Rx when he released “i-83” a few weeks back … Read More »

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DillanPonders got his first MuchFACT grant & used it to make a video for “Heave…

Toronto, ON – As he gears up to release No Mans Land on Aug. 30, SMMG artist DillanPonders just released a brand … Read More »

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I’m Just Sayin’: Jae Ari discusses his relations with women & making one …

Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Toronto artist Jae Ari released a new Hpnotic718-produced track titled “IJS” (or “I’m Just Sayin’”).
Although we’ve … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Halifax’s Neon Dreams goes Gold with “Marching Bands” single featuring K

Halifax’s Neon Dreams goes Gold with “Marching Bands” single featuring K

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19 Aug

When I’m Famous: Ether’s new track is for the people who don’t support until you get famous


Toronto, ON – Yesterday Toronto up-and-comer Ether released a brand new Tower Beatz produced single titled “When I’m Famous.”

“When I’m Famous” is a knowledge bomb for anyone who hasn’t figured out how the rap game works yet. Basically music fans are a bunch of sheep and don’t support an artist until that artist gets famous or makes it. People will straight up disrespect you when you’re on your come up. But as soon as you take yourself to the next level, everyone will want to catch the wave: “You don’t like me now/ You will like me when I’m famous/ And I can’t blame you, girl/ That’s the way the game is.”

It’s unfortunate, but it’s how things work. So when the time comes and people start to support, you can’t get caught up in your own hype. And Ether knows that. He also knows he has to be cautious with the females because some of them might come calling when he makes it. And no one wants to be with a girl who only cares about status.

When I'm Famous: Ether's new track is for the people who don't support until you get famous - HipHopCanada.com

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18 Aug

We all need to pay attention to Waycool’s Jordan Cassius after his new release “Hush”


Brampton, ON – It’s a bad thing to underestimate the underdogs, and Waycool has really grown their following from the ground up this last year. Each artist in the collective has stepped forward with their own unique sound, and the latest release comes from Jordan Cassius. It should be noted that this is without a doubt his strongest, and most advanced track yet. “Hush” has dynamic flow and a unique progression.

Cassius teams up with fellow Waycool member Martin Sole, who handles the production on the track. In-house production from the team is one of the reasons so many people are supporting this group of artists – they’re self-made, self-produced and doing it well. Stream the new release below, and get acquainted with some of Brampton’s most promising artists before you’re late to the party.

We all need to pay attention to Waycool's Jordan Cassius after his new release Hush - HipHopCanada.com

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18 Aug

Glenn Travis brings us his unique R&B perspective on his new project, Prelude


Los Angeles, CA – Yesterday marked the released of Glenn Travis‘ new project Prelude. With a mix of contemporary R&B and hip-hop the project is a well-produced and executed attempt with production from the likes of Krs, Bizness Boi, among other notable producers.

The LA singer-songwriter has a history of collaborating with highly regarded artists in the genre such as Jeremih, with a substantial contribution to his project, Late Nights. So it’s no surprise that Travis has developed a refined sound of his own on Prelude.

While we often stick to covering artists within our Canadian borders, Prelude is a project that we’re sure you will comfortably receive and enjoy. Stream the project in full below.

Glenn Travis' brings us his unique R&B perspective on his new project, Prelude - HipHopCanada.com

18 Aug

Call Me: Toronto’s Nav & Metro Boomin drop new video in support of Perfect Timing


Toronto, ON – XO producer/MC Nav and super-producer Metro Boomin have released new visuals in support of their Perfect Timing mixtape. “Call Me” was directed by RJ Sanchez and was produced by Matt Zolly. You can find the video below along with a stream for the mixtape.

Call Me: Toronto's Nav & Metro Boomin drop new video in support of Perfect Timing mixtape - HipHopCanada.com

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18 Aug

London artist K Koke drops new visuals for “D Set Ting” featuring Pressa


London, UK – Coming in support of his recently released mixtape, Pure Koke IV, USG recording artist K Koke drops new visuals for “D Set Ting” featuring Pressa. The tune was produced by Rodii Keelos and the video was directed by Mayowa HD (co-directed by Marc London).

Check it out after the jump or click here to take in the full Pure Koke IV project on Spotify.

London artist K Koke drops new visuals for D Set Ting featuring Pressa - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: BFR affiliate FriDaiNite enlists Pressa for new video, “Flashy”

18 Aug

BFR affiliate FriDaiNite enlists Pressa for new video, “Flashy”


Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer FriDaiNite has been gaining buzz recently after his latest FriDaiNite 2 (FN:2) project. Now he’s back with another banger, this time teaming up with Pressa of Blue Feathers Records for “Flashy.”

FriDaiNite’s next project titled I’m Fried Dai & Nite is dropping September 4. You can find “Flashy” now on iTunes.

“We were out in London, UK and a producer sent me an instrumental titled ‘Flashy,’ so I just came up with a hook right on the spot that Pressa was feeling. He banged out two hot verses and that was that. We created ‘Flashy.'”

Check out the video after the jump link below.

BFR affiliate FriDaiNite enlists Pressa for new single, Flashy - HIpHopCanada.com

Related Post: London artist K Koke drops new visuals for “D Set Ting” featuring Pressa

18 Aug

Song of the Day: Klee Magor of Riviera Regime drops new “Hardcore Rap” single featuring ONYX


Toronto, ONKlee Magor of Toronto’s Riviera Regime returns with a hot new single assisted by legendary hip-hop group ONYX. Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr join Klee on a Fred Simon beat for “Hardcore Rap.” Check it out below and stay tuned for the official video coming soon.

“Hardcore Rap” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day and you can find the tune now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and other outlets. Click the jump link below to listen now.

Toronto's Klee Magor drops new Hardcore single featuring ONYX - HipHopCanada.com

18 Aug

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 46


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 our Associate Editor In Chief, 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 Shan Vincent de Paul’s latest release “The Sacred.”

It’s been tough to keep up because Canada’s been on such a wave lately and there’s been so much new music coming out on the daily. Volume 46 mostly features new music including new tracks from Vic NS, Cadence Weapon, Jazz Cartier, Ramriddlz, 199V, Jordan Solomon, Chris LaRocca, MĪRAJ, 2nd Son, jamvvis, Cannonhead, Reo Cragun, Mykal Gannon, Curtis Waters, Hanad Bandz, Nanu Alidina, Raeliss, PongoFromTheS, Spotty Josif, Chuck C, and more.

Volume 46 also features some killer Canadian production including Big Mo’s “Top Shotta” (produced by Jaegen) and Sunni Colon’s “Little Things” (produced by Kaytranada). The playlist also features Alessia Cara’s new collaboration with Logic and Khalid titled “1-800-273-8255”. Check out the playlist and tracklist for Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 46 below, and make sure you go follow us on Spotify.

HipHopCanada is now on Spotify: Listen to our debut weekly playlist curated by Sarah Jay - HipHopCanada.com

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18 Aug

Honey Jam returns Aug. 24 in Toronto showcasing 15 artists; hosted by Tika Simone


Toronto, ON – For 22 years, Honey Jam has fostered the development of up-and-coming female artists, resulting in successful alumni such as Nelly Furtado, Melanie Fiona, and Jully Black. The annual Honey Jam Canada concert returns on Thursday, August 24, 2017 inside The Mod Club Theatre in Toronto

This year’s concert features 15 artists from across Canada representing a diverse range of genres including hip-hop, R&B, pop, soul, blues and rock.

Click below for information about each artist on the line-up, as well as the event’s official YouTube playlist.

Honey Jam returns on Aug. 24 in Toronto with showcase featuring 15 artists - HipHopCanada.com

18 Aug

Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja discusses what it feels like to be “Outnumbered”


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 Alja’s latest single “Outnumbered.”

“Outnumbered” was written after a particularly tough period of time where Alja was looking for work. And people on his reservation were looking for work. But for some reason, people who weren’t even part of his reserve were getting all the jobs on the reservation. And although the track isn’t shy about calling out the state of affairs, it’s an incredibly uplifting and empowering song. Because it serves as Alja’s own mission statement to prevail.

Artistically, Alja is very much a storyteller. He grew up on the reservation of Shawanaga, and uses his craft to share his experience and identity as well as to explore solutions to the systemic problems plaguing the First Nations communities. It’s a voice that’s needed in the Canadian music industry right now, and especially within the hip-hop community. Listen to “Outnumbered” below, take in the C.H.I.E.F mixtape, and scope our interview with Alja after the jump.

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

“I’ve dealt with a lot of racism growing up and I feel that it comes from people who don’t really understand what we’ve been through. Both my grandmothers have been put through residential school and they still feel the impact of it to this day.”
– Alja

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