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XO artist and songwriter Belly signs with Jay Z’s Roc Nation

Toronto, ON – Ottawa native and XO affiliate Belly has officially signed with Shawn “Jay Z” Carter’s Roc Nation, as confirmed in … Read More »

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Tory Lanez does more than just Say It for Vancouver

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Tyler, The Creator gets nasty; A$AP Rocky pulls out quick in Vancouver

A$AP Rocky and Tyler the Creator on tour together is a force to be reckoned with … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Song of the Day: Halifax’s Quake Matthews says “God Bless Atlanta”

Song of the Day: Halifax’s Quake Matthews says “God Bless Atlanta”


26 Nov

Song of the Day: R.O.Z. drops Zac Facts-directed visuals for “Ain’t No Thing” featuring Big Lean

Winnipeg, MB – Our latest Song of the Day is a new single by EMB hip-hop artist and Toronto native, R.O.Z. “Ain’t No Thing” features frequent collaborator Big Lean and production by EMB’s own, 2Epik. The video, available for viewing after the jump link below, was directed by Zac Facts.

Song of the Day: R.O.Z. releases Zac Facts-directed visuals for Ain't No Thing featuring Big Lean - HipHopCanada.com

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26 Nov

New music: DillanPonders just did his “Warm Up” and things got lit

Toronto, ON – Toronto’s exalted drug lord DillanPonders just hit us with a new release titled “Warm Up.”

As Dillan explained it to me, this song serves as a friendly reminder: “I just wanted to remind people I rap… and I’m pretty darn good at it.”

I think cats get too caught up in Dillan’s content (i.e.: DRUGS! DRUGS! DRUGS! DRUGS! MORE DRUGS!) so the actual technical skill within his raps often gets slept on. But dude is mad hungry.

He FINALLY released the long awaited RETOX project. But by the sounds of this track, it looks like that project was all just part of the “Warm Up” too: “Hakuna matata you little bitches/ Swear to god I’m ’bout to father you n**gas/ Your flow is outdated and borderline archaic.”

New music: DillanPonders wants you to know that RETOX was just a

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25 Nov

Scarborough’s MessThaBest releases self-produced EP, Better Late Than Never

Toronto, ON – There’s been a ton of great releases out of Scarborough lately, including up-and-coming producer/hip-hop artist, MessThaBest. The new Better Late Than Never EP is self-produced and was recorded at Mess’ own studio, HIR Studios. Along with his solo endeavours, Mess is a member and manager of Scarborough-based group, $krewUpz, who will be looking to release their EP debut in early 2016. Better Late Than Never is available now via DatPiff. Click the jump link below for streaming and download options.

Scarborough's MessThaBest releases self-produced EP, Better Late Than Never - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Nov

Contest: Win Lloyd Banks meet-and-greet tickets in Calgary & Edmonton

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada has teamed up with G. Baki to give away free Lloyd Banks V.I.P. meet-and-greet tickets in both Calgary and Edmonton. In case you missed the memo, Banks is performing in Edmonton at the YEG Event Centre on Dec. 2, and in Calgary at Marquee Beer Market & Stage on Dec. 3.

The G-Unit rapper is gracing us with his presence and G. Baki is helping us make things even more next level for you guys. Shouts to G. Baki on this one! Check the show flyers and peep all of the contest entry details after the jump.

Contest: Win Lloyd Banks meet-and-greet tickets in Calgary & Edmonton- HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: G.Baki & Higher Learnin’ present: Lloyd Banks live at Marquee in Calgary on Dec. 3

25 Nov

G.Baki & Higher Learnin’ present: Lloyd Banks live at Marquee in Calgary on Dec. 3

Calgary, AB – On Dec. 3, G.Baki & Higher Learnin’ bring G-Unit’s own Lloyd Banks to Calgary for a show at Marquee Beer Market & Stage.

Lloyd Banks got some rumours circulating about his long long long long long awaited upcoming mixtape over the summer. During a show at NYC’s BB King’s, Banks hinted at the potential release of the Cold Corner 3 mixtape. HOWEVER, Banks also made it very clear that if the tape’s pre-sale figures weren’t high enough, he wouldn’t drop the project.

Then he randomly surprised us with the even longer awaited release of Halloween Havoc 2 after Halloween this year. The project didn’t really get a ton of notice. But it was Banks’ first project since 2013. So it was pretty major. No features and some RIDICULOUS production (AraabMuzik, Automatikk, Tha Jerm, etc). THIS PROJECT GOT SO SLEPT ON. But it was serious. This is the Lloyd Banks I always knew Lloyd Banks was capable of. You feel me?

But let’s get back to the show at hand, here. The show also features opening performances from DCTMG, Higher Learnin’, Merkules, Jay Fletch, and Bobby Blast’em.

General admission tickets are $40, and V.I.P. meet-and-greet packages are $65. Tickets are available for purchase online, as well as at all Next Level locations throughout Calgary. Check the official show flyer after the jump, and head on over here for more details and show updates.

G.Baki & Higher Learnin' present: Lloyd Banks live at Marquee in Calgary on Dec. 3 - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Contest: Win Lloyd Banks meet-and-greet tickets in Calgary & Edmonton

25 Nov

Kenny Coldcuts has a PSA for you all: “F**k All The Fake Love”

Brampton, ON – B-Town up-and-comer Kenny Coldcuts recently released his latest single titled “F**k All The Fake Love” (produced by Mista OG Tint).

I seen Coldcuts tweeting about this all last week and I figured it was a lead up to a new song. His tweets were throwing mad shade at all the fake friends. And then – OF COURSE – he dropped this little banger titled “F**k All The Fake Love.” This is realness unfiltered Colcuts perspective. And I think you’ll feel him 100% on this one: “F**k all the fake love/ You do not f**k with me/ F**k off my property/ Moving this prophecy/ Profit on profit from overseas.”

Kenny Coldcuts has a PSA for y'all:

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22 Nov

Suicide Kings team up with Bully Camp to remix “Mind Playing Tricks On Me”

Calgary, AB – Calgary’s Suicide Kings duo (MC Joey Knuckles and producer King Cole) recently linked up with the Bully Camp fam (Cancer, Aztek the Barfly and Southwest SOL) to release this flip of “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” by the Geto Boys.

If you’re even the slightest bit familiar with the Suicide Kings and their affiliates, you’ll know this is such a perfect song for them to take a stab at. Suicide Kings are the murky underground duo. Their roots are actually in the hardcore scene. But they also give a nod to the golden era of hip-hop on pretty everything they do.

They ALSO have their roots deep in the Detroit scene. MC Joey Knuckles is from Detroit so most of the artists SK collaborates with are also from Detroit. That’s why it’s always dope to see what they cook up. Their sound is a fusion of that underground Calgary sound and the gritty underground Detroit sound. That’s why this is ill. It’s not the Drizzy remix of “Back To Back” or “Hotline Bling” that everyone and their grandmothers finna release right now. It’s a throwback to the oldschool with a classic Scarface beat and some good ol’ rap game paranoia.

Suicide Kings team up with Bully Camp to remix

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21 Nov

New music: C. Wilson gives a shout-out to his squad on “Me & My Clique”

Mississauga, ON – Up-and-coming Mississauga rapper C. Wilson recently released his latest track titled “Me & My Clique” (produced by Clairmont the Second).

This song is dedicated to all the day-one homies who’ve been there from the start and have showed love and support over the years. As C. Wilson points out, this song isn’t just about his kin and his people. It’s also meant to get y’all feeling some type of way about the good people in your own life: “This drink got me reminiscing/ Man we done ran hella missions/ You know we f**ked hella bitches/ Got stories to tell our children.”

New music: C. Wilson gives a shout-out to his squad on

Related Post: Mississauga newcomer C. Wilson gives a nod to everyone who’s kept it 100 “From The Start”

20 Nov

Troy Ave, God Bless, Juvi Da Gemini & more to perform at Lil Thrilla’s Pre-Bday jam on Dec. 18

Ottawa, ON – This is a big one! Our very own Ottawa rep Lil’ Thrilla (also founder of CapCityHipHop and co-host of NuBRLRadio), will be celebrating his Sagittarius Pre-Birthday Party inside Ritual Nightclub, on Saturday, Dec. 18. Along with the birthday celebrations, BSB Records hip-hop artist Troy Ave will be performing along with a gang of dope opening acts: Ottawa’s own God Bless, Juvi Da Gemini, Frank Blak, Drae, Kidd Major & Antonyo Dinero and Léon ‘fa du Fond.

Doors open at 9 p.m. and this is a 19+ event so make sure you bring appropriate I.D. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at Early Bird rates, $18 in advance or you can pay slightly more at the door. They’re available at Vertigo Records (193 Rideau St.), NRML Clothing (184 Rideau St.) and online via TicketFly.

Come out and celebrate with Thrilla and the SkrillaBoyz!

Troy Ave, God Bless, Juvi Da Gemini & more to perform at Lil Thrilla's Pre-Birthday jam on Dec. 18 - HipHopCanada.com

19 Nov

Montreal producers Dear Lola and Thomas White team up on “Brand New” instrumental

Montreal, QC – Montreal producers Dear Lola and Thomas White recently teamed up to craft an instrumental titled “Brand New” exclusively for the Souletiquette collective. I have a major soft spot for both of these dudes; especially because they are both frequent collaborators with one of my favourite up-and-coming Montreal rappers – Wasiu.

But aside from that, both Dear Lola and Thomas White are at the forefront of a massive Montreal production takeover. I been saying this to guys for a minute but Montreal’s production scene is ridiculous right now. Kaytranada been making waves forever. But we’ve got a whole other generation of beatsmiths (like High Klassified, Lola, Thomas, Lunice, Shash’u, WYLN, Kiddbuu, and like a bajillion more dudes) who are also taking the charge.

Montreal producers Dear Lola and Thomas White team up on

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