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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 9

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify earlier this year, and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

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A$AP Ferg is at the top of his game and Still Striving

He’s been on a tight tour schedule for the better part of the last year but A$AP Ferg shows no signs of slowing down.

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Review: Here’s what happened when Tory Lanez brought the I Told You Tour through Cal…

On Nov. 17, our friends over at Timbre Concerts brought Tory Lanez through Calgary for a stop along the I Told You Tour in support of Tory’s debut album release I Told You.

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Bored In Canada: We caught up with The Posterz to talk about their new EP & boredom i…

Montreal, QC – On Oct. 31, Montreal rap trio The Posterz (Husser, Kris The $pirit, and producer Joey Sherrett) released a brand … Read More »

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We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

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2 Dec

You need to listen to the SomethingMeaningless playlist by Nēgu$


Brampton, ON – Brampton up-and-comer Nēgu$ (of the LSC collective) just released a new three-track playlist on us titled SomethingMeaningless.

In case you’re not familiar, Nēgu$ is one of my favourite youths on the come up right now. Instead of dropping mixtapes or EPs, the guy drops playlists. And even though this one is titled SomethingMeaningless, there’s a lot of meaning within.

Sticking to his emotionally-fuelled experimental M.O., young Nēgu$ hits us with a surprisingly love-focused little care package of music. For something he’s opted to label as “meaningless”, this playlist sure got me catching the feels.

Check out the SomethingMeaningless playlist below, and scope our Q&A with Nēgu$ after the jump.

You need to listen to the SomethingMeaningless playlist by Nēgu$ - HipHopCanada.com

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2 Dec

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 9


Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify earlier this year, 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 weekly selection of new releases, classic favourites, throwbacks, and songs she’s playing heavy on rotation.

This week Sarah returns with another 38 tracks for you. This week’s playlist features cuts from Belly, 11:11, JAHKOY, Tory Lanez, HERO, Beach Season, GrandBuda, Moka Only, K.Forest, Lais, and more.

Check out the playlist and tracklist 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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1 Dec

Listen to “Honest” by Toronto’s Gordo Brazy, BMO & Lil 6 of ToT


Toronto, ON – More music from the ToT camp. This is BMO, Gordo Brazy and Lil 6 with “Honest.” Check it out below.

Listen to Honest by ToT's Gordo Brazy, BMO & Lil 6 - HipHopCanada.com

1 Dec

Premiere: Toronto up-and-comer Lil 6 makes video debut with Zecko J-directed “6th Man”


Toronto, ON – 19-year-old up-and-comer Lil 6, representing South Side Jane and Finch, is back with new visuals for his gritty Filthy Rich Beats and Sr. Lean-produced single, “6th Man.”

The crisp looking video debut from the young MC – premiering right here on HipHopCanada – was directed and edited by Zecko J and is presented by Tired of Talking Music.

The visuals cut back and forth between scenes of 6 with his crew while the “6th Man” deals with a gang of shady characters. Check out the video after the jump link below.

Premiere: Toronto up-and-comer Lil 6 makes video debut with Zecko J-directed 6th Man - HipHopCanada.com

1 Dec

Flash Da God & TKDS of Young North America keep the buzz building with “More Tings” video


Toronto, ONFlash Da God and TKDS of Young North America team up once again; this time dropping some sultry new Raymond Banh-directed visuals for their single, “More Tings.” You can check out the video after the jump link below, and stay tuned for more new material coming soon from YNA.

Flash Da God & TKDS of Young North America keep the buzz building with new More Tings video - HipHopCanada.com

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1 Dec

Toronto songstress Mauj captured our attention with her R&B infused single “Bad Decisions”


Toronto, ON – 2016 has been a strong year from Canadian artists, and there have been numerous talented new voices who have emerged to lead the scenes of Canadian rap and R&B.  Artists like K. Forest, Sean Leon, and Daniel Caesar, have created some of the most progressive sounds (along with a few key producers who have shaken up the game). But it’s overall female representation in both of these respective genres which has been admittedly absent at first glance, and which we would truly hope will change. After what has felt like months sifting though online releases on Soundcloud, K. Forest’s producer dF, lead me to Toronto-based singer/songwriter, Mauj. It only took one listen to realize that I had stumbled across someone special.

Where many Canadian female artists are definitively pulled towards stereotypical pop influences, Mauj comfortably embraces alternative R&B on her first release, “Bad Decisions”. Her voice is one of a kind, and her sound is unparalled – aided by smooth and focused production from dF which gives the appropriate balance for her croons to resonate with listeners. Unlike many of her male counterparts, her voice surpasses as effortlessly sensual and emotional beyond her short time in the industry. We recently had a chance to connect and talk about her writing process, “Bad Decisions”, and her upcoming EP. Stream the single below, and check out our conversation.

Toronto songstress Mauj captured our attention with her R&B infused single Bad Decisions - HipHopCanada.com

I’m a very private person, but when it comes to my music, that’s when I’m the most exposed and honest.” – Mauj

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1 Dec

Vancouver’s JayKin returns from 3 year hiatus with “La Villa”


Vancouver, BC – Back from a 3 year hiatus in Asia, Vancity emcee JayKin returns with his latest single, “La Villa” off his upcoming 6th studio release BONUS. JayKin is no newcomer to the West Coast music scene, and has produced some of the most well-received sounds to come out of the community in recent years.

“La Villa” combines some of our favourite classic retro sounds as influence, and draws influence from some of the greatest artists like GoldLink, Nas, and Kanye West. You’ll know what we’re talking about as soon as the vibing synths hit you in the intro. This is easily one of his strongest releases to date (and potentially your soon-to-be favourite, as well). Vancouver producer, N.D.T. needs to be credited for giving it the polished and tasteful execution alongside Matthew Harvey who handled the mixing. Check out the new release below.

JayKin returns from 3 year hiatus with La Villa - HipHopCanada.com

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1 Dec

Spotty Josif delivers raw and strong lyricism on “Way Before” featuring Seth Kay


Vancouver, BC – November has been a great month for Canadian rap, and Spotty Josif‘s latest release “Way Before” is taking the top spot on the West Coast. The Vancouver emcee recently traveled to New York where he snapped the cover art for this track, and musically it maintains a similar dark and brooding sound overall. Compared to Josif’s last release “Killa” (which he dropped earlier this month), this new song takes listeners in a harder hitting direction than we’ve heard. Nobody is complaining though, because he pulled it off smoothly.

There are a couple familiar players to the game that return to contribute on the track. “Way Before” is produced by Horror Vacui who is also credited with the production of “Judge Me” and “Motel Room” for Josif (and reigns from Spain). Vancouver’s own Matthew Harvey assisted with the mixing and mastering at The Warehouse Studio. While the production is noticeable, it’s the feature from Seth Kay which makes this track the banger that it is. We’ve seen a few features surface in recent months from the rapper, but his addition to “Way Before” is impressive and sonically balancing. Check out the release below.

Heights Of Eighty Six - Heart [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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1 Dec

London emcee Stash delivers a clean international vision on new video “Kagune BLV”


London, UK – The London music scene is unchartered territory that we rarely have a chance to dive into, but London emcee Stash has warrants a closer look after dropping the first visual off of his debut EP, Shine. The video for “Kagune BLVD”  is a low-key banger with vivid wordplay and matched with crisp visuals in a similar dark and territorial setting. Rick Ramsey jumped on the track as a feature and helped produce the video. In general the track is strong in its’ potential to be shared across borders of music cultures due to its’ polished nature.

This is the second visual release from Stonebridge emcee following a successful drop on SBTV with his first single “LA”. Check out the video after the drop as we don’t think this will be the last time we hear from the rapper.

Heights Of Eighty Six - Heart [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

1 Dec

YG brought his politically fueled Fuck Donald Trump Tour to Vancouver for two sold-out shows


Vancouver, BC – A week ago today, the Vogue Theatre opened its’ doors in downtown Vancouver for YG‘s Fuck Donald Trump Tour. Heading into a night of two sold-out shows, it was fair to say that most people held high expectations (and passionate feelings) about his looming performance. Constructively, the promotion for his most recent album, Still Brazy, had positioned YG as one of the most vocal rappers to hold disapproval for the recent election south of our Canadian border.

The choice of naming for his tour made attendees deeply aware that his political stances would be a highlight of the evening, and realistically fueled the filling of the venue for both shows. Shout-out to the Vancouver Police Department for lining the streets with cruisers after the show to make sure that night remained positive and non-violent. Among the passionate fans and politically engaged were also many of us who were unsure how this predicted emotional release of energy would transpire, and also how we would communicate it the best to you without inserting our own political bias.

YG brought his politically fueled Fuck Donald Trump Tour to Vancouver for two sold-out shows -HipHopCanada

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