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Lou Phelps discusses 001: Experiments & why Montreal isn’t ready to have its ow…

Earlier this month, Montreal artist Lou Phelps released his debut solo project titled 001: Experiments … Read More »

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UNCRWND Volume 4 gearing up to be one of the hottest events in Toronto this May

Toronto, ON – One of our new star contributors, Stefan Calabrese aka CALABRU, has a big event coming up that we’re thrilled … Read More »

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Catching up with Riff Raff: The road from Mad Decent signee to Neon Nation kingpin

Calgary, AB – Today marks the Calgary stop of Houston rapper Riff Raff’s four-month world tour. The Canadian leg, in particular, is … Read More »

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Being a Struggle Rapper isn’t necessarily a bad thing: KIV’s new mixtape explo…

At the beginning of April, London artist KIV dropped a brand new 10-track mixtape titled Struggle Rapper … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Find A Way: Neon Dreams win Canadian Music Radio Award, shine at Juno Week

Find A Way: Neon Dreams win Canadian Music Radio Award, shine at Juno Week

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15 Mar

Acetik & TRA preview Noise Up album with new “Stand Up” video


Toronto, ON – With their collaborative Noise Up album set to drop later this year, Acetik of Bangerville and TRA of The SARS Network release the project’s second video single.

‘Stand Up’ is a call for some new leaders in a visibly failing society. With public figures such as Donald Trump in office, we need righteous people to stand up more than ever!

The video was shot and edited by Trevor Finbow, and the song was produced by Profound. Check out “Stand Up” below and stay tuned for the Noise Up album, coming soon.

Acetik & TRA preview Noise Up album with new Stand Up video - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: SARS Radio Ep. 89 features new music from Dre Barrs, Sayzee, Belly, Luu Breeze & more

15 Mar

Melvy Pockets walks us through a day-in-the-life on “Red Lingerie” off The Golden Child EP


Brampton, ON – In February Brampton artist Melvy Pockets released his highly anticipated debut EP entitled The Golden Child.

The EP features a slew of monstrous production laid underneath Pockets’ flow, including one of the mixtape’s lead singles titled “Red Lingerie”.

Produced by Mykal Riley, “Red Lingerie” is a much different look for Pockets. It’s a storytelling track with a sexually driven happy ending. Pockets walks us through a day in his life; as he wakes up, goes to school, and eventually ends up getting it on with his female who’s wearing the “Red Lingerie.”

Melvy Pockets has a story to tell you about

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14 Mar

THEY. bring Nü Religion Tour to Vancouver


Vancouver, BC – In light of their recently released album Nü Religion: Hyena Grunge R&B duo THEY. sold-out Vancouver’s Alexander Gastown for their Nü Religion Tour with special guest Ishdarr. Vancouver R&B singer Lia Liza – who was chosen via online submission contest – performed the opening set at the  multi-level venue.

Our photographer was in the mix to catch the action in visual form – check out the photos below.

They. Perform to a Sold Out Crowd in Vancouver

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14 Mar

Stay Solid: Reps Up’s Gilla Tha Don drops the Joe Gunner-directed “Wrapped Up” video


Toronto, ON – Following up on his Jordon Manswell-produced single, “Still Breathin,” which made its debut on OVO Sound Radio Episode 34, Reps Up’s Gilla Tha Don continues his reboot under a new moniker with a new video. “Wrapped Up” was directed by Joe Gunner and the tune was produced by MattOnTheTrack. This one is listed as being part of Stay Solid Pt. 2. Check it out below and stay tuned for more from Gilla.

Stay Solid: Reps Up's Gilla Tha Don drops the Joe Gunner-directed Wrapped Up video - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: SARS Radio Ep. 89 features new music from Dre Barrs, Sayzee, Belly, Luu Breeze & more

14 Mar

9-0-Nickel’s Zaze releases new “Fragile Remix 2017” video


Toronto, ON – 9-0-Nickel Entertainment artist Zaze has released a new video in support of his Industry Highjacking Vol. 2: Bars Edition mixtape. “Fragile Remix 2017” gives Zaze a chance to prove his versatility as an artist and plenty of reasons to cop the tape.

He stretches out of his comfort zone to change his style and flow throughout while as always directing a video that encompasses the near perfect message the lyrics are transcending.

The video was directed by True Aspect Media along with the rest of the visuals in the campaign including “God Bless,” the “Believe Me” freestyle, and “The Crazies” freestyle. You can check out “Fragile Remix 2017” below.

9-0-Nickel's Zaze releases new Fragile Remix 2017 video - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Durham Region’s Zaze & Mordecai of Guelph featured on Up Top HipHop Ep. 15 & 16

14 Mar

Song of the Day: February Cxld releases the Samuel Olaechea-directed “Street Gospel”


Montreal, QC – OTB recording artist February Cxld (formerly known as Milli Millz), lets off the first video in support of his new project, The Highway, which is dropping March 24. “Street Gospel,” our Song of the Day was directed by Samuel Olaechea and the single was produced by INOTCHZ. Check out the video below and look out for our interview with February Cxld coming soon.

Song of the Day: Montreal's February Cxld releases the Samuel Olaechea-directed Street Gospel video - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: SARS Radio Ep. 89 features new music from Dre Barrs, Sayzee, Belly, Luu Breeze & more

14 Mar

Premiere: Watch this 199Z Cypher with Michael Q. Morales, T-WAVY, Eyeda & Adrian Duncan


Toronto, ON – Toronto based creative collective 199Z recently announced a new three-part cypher series that will be dropping every single Tuesday on HipHopCanada for the rest of March 2017.

Featuring beats by Nate Smith and production courtesy of 199Z, the 199Z Cypher 2017 series puts the shine on Toronto’s up-and-comers. It’s a spotlight on the raw spit-abilities and diversity within the new generation of GTA rap.

The first part of this cypher series features Michael Q. Morales, T-WAVY, Eyeda and Adrian Duncan.

Here’s what the good people over at 199Z had to say about this cypher: “This diverse group of artists were brought together by 199Z to represent the different regions of Toronto with their own unique styles. We hand picked all the artists for what they brought to the table; like Michael Q. Morales for being the young driven rapper that he is, alongside the creativity and positive attitude T-WAVY embodied, which lead up to the lyricism of hard hitting female MC, Eyeda, as well as Adrian Duncan’s punchlines and effortless delivery. With all that in mind we had no doubt that this would be the perfect group to kick off this years’ 199Z Cypher.”

Check out the cypher after the jump, and keep it locked on the release of the other two parts of this series later this month.

Right Hook: We caught up with Harrison to talk about his latest video release - HipHopCanada.com

14 Mar

I Want 2 Win: ShaqIsDope gears up for SXSW; goes all in on his latest single release


Toronto, ON – In anticipation of his appearance at SXSW in Austin this week, Toronto artist ShaqIsDope dropped a brand new single last week titled “I Want 2 Win.”

Featuring production courtesy of itsashleetho and OMO’s Neenyo, “I Want 2 Win” is one of Shaq’s hungriest tracks yet. It’s a hard slapper that puts the spotlight on Shaq’s meticulous lyrical and flow abilities.

This track comes to us as Shaq is putting the final touches on his self-titled EP. So keep your ear to the ground on that. Check out “I Want 2 Win” below, and if you’re at SXSW this week, make some time on Thursday to scope Shaq performing.

I Want 2 Win: ShaqIsDope gears up for SXSW; goes all in on his latest single release - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: OVO Sound’s PartyNextDoor releases second studio album, P3

14 Mar

Fortunato & DJ IV drop the Joe Cash-directed “Play Your Cards” in support of 2 Bad Dudes


Toronto, ON – Joe Cash directs the new Fortunato and DJ IV video in support of their 2 Bad Dudes project.

Fortunato brings truth and thankfulness to the mic in his latest video ‘Play Your Cards’ from his new album 2 Bad Dudes available on Bandcamp: [Fortunato & DJ IV – 2 Bad Dudes]. DJ IV brings the cuts over Juliano’s Boom Bap style production in this graffiti filled video shot in the streets of Toronto.

HipHopCanada recently caught up with Fortunato (and IV) to discuss the new album, working together, the East Coast scene and more.

Check out “Play Your Cards” below.

Fortunato & DJ IV release the Joe Cash-directed Play Your Cards video in support of 2 Bad Dudes - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: ONYX tour continues in Montreal this Saturday, April 1 at Le Belmont

13 Mar

Right Hook: We caught up with Harrison to talk about his latest video release


Toronto, ON – Last week JUNO nominated electronic artist Harrison released a brand new video for his track “Right Hook” off of Checkpoint Titanium.

For this video, Harrison teamed up with director Eva Michon to create a striking visual that shows how music (and more specifically – the beat) are a part of everything in the day-to-day. The video plays out as a visual time-keeping.

The film focuses on a lead female whose daily jogging routine aligns with the beat of Harrison’s song. As she carries on with her day, the video continues to keep pulse with the beat of “Right Hook”. Check out the video and scope our Q&A with Harrison after the jump.

Right Hook: We caught up with Harrison to talk about his latest video release - HipHopCanada.com

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