Vancouver, BC – If you missed E-40 get Sick Wit It the last time he was in Vancity, you have a chance to make it up to yourself. The man will be in the spot at FiveSixty for Soundlab Live on March 8 with Emotion Beats, Stimulant J, Decibel Empire, Ghost, Kanabliss, KingMadden and Nizzy. The evening is presented by Regime and Twisted Productions and will be hosted by Cashius Clay.
Wanna win tickets? Tweet or Instagram us @HipHopCanada with your favorite E-40 track or verse, hashtag #E40Vancity and you might be sitting pretty with a pair of tickets. Contest closes March 7 – good luck Vancity and see you there!
Vancouver, BC – Kyprios drops a couple of verses on the brand new single from Eliza Smith, “Karma.” The song comes in support of Eliza’s new album, Paradigm, scheduled for a March 4 release. Along with Kyprios, the project features appearances by Jigz The Flyer (of the F.L.Y.E.R.S. movement) and Toronto’s Ish. For production, Eliza turned to the producer of her acclaimed EP, Born Knowing, Jamie Kuse, and also brought in London, UK’s Black Ice, SA Trackworks and Junia-T of Toronto’s Smash Brovaz. All in all, a great roster to support the sultry singer-songwriter on this hip-hop-inspired R&B release.
Vancouver, BC – Camobear Records is celebrating this Valentines Day with a compilation for all the listeners they have suckered into a frenzy of fanatical love over the years. Regretfully Yours is the Dear John letter for everyone who thinks the ‘Bears still care. Featuring 11 tracks of classic material from the Camobear vaults, including songs from The Chicharones, Josh Martinez, Snak The Ripper, Evil Ebenezer and the brand new single “Karma” from Eliza, featuring Kyprios. Whether you are sharing the day with someone special, hating the world via wry status updates or just gorging on chocolate, let these jams dial the mood up a few notches. Check it below.
Edmonton, AB – Edmonton-based rapper, Chips, just launched his Into The Black EP online for your listening pleasure. This 780-representing MC strikes a balance between rock ‘n’ roll and hip-hop. Remember that time when Run DMC took “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith and made it a thing? This is a bit like that. If you’re a purist, you might not be able to take it in. But if you’re liking where this whole cross-genre movement is headed (or you secretly have a special place in your heart for hard rock music), this project might be right up your alley.
Chips recently distributed a small run of Into The Black hard-copies in E-town. And he received a ton of positive feedback from his peers. So now, dear Internet, Chips is bringing his work to you. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Toronto’s Brotha J gives listeners a return to real R&B by covering Ready For The World’s classic ballad, “Love You Down.” With a voice and style likened to that of D’Angelo, Bilal and Prince, his soulful rendition of this R&B classic is both passionate and fiery.
Listeners know Brotha J’s soulful voice from one of the hottest ‘90s R&B acts in Canada, and member of the first Canadian Boy Band, Too Bad To Be True. He already has a JUNO Award under his belt as well as a wide range of performance experience, having shared the stage with some of music’s most prolific artists, from the likes of Pete Rock & CL Smooth to the iconic James Brown. Also known for penning and performing the soulful hooks for various Toronto MCs, including Dan-e-o, SepTo, Grimace Love, and Point Blank, Brotha J is quickly becoming one of the city’s most sought after vocalists.
His 2012 mixtape, YouAlreadyKnowMe, was his re-introduction to the world, and offered listeners a blend of stirring, soulful vocals. The project is also an autobiographical piece and gives the listener an in-depth look into the artist.
Vancouver, BC - Timbre Concerts and GMANandRIZK are bringing L.A’s own Dom Kennedy to Fortune Sound on March 19 sponsored by HipHopCanada, HipHopVancouver and DIPT. With special guest Skeme and local boy HeatWave in the cut the Get Home Safely Tour is set to be one hell of a night. Cop your tickets ASAP because it’s sure to sell out. Purchase them at DIPT, Red Cat Records, Zulu Records, Highlife Records & Beat Street Records or online here.
Vancouver, B.C - Vancouver emcee e.d.g.e connects with the9elements.com to bring you EDGELIB 081, a mini-EP over Madlib instrumentals from the Deeper EP collaboration with Freddie Gibbs. EDGELIB 081 is the first release of 2014 from the prolific lyricist and the first of many he plans to release this year.
Toronto, ON – It’s been a minute since we last heard from the T.Dot emcee, but today Terrell Morris (formely known as T.City) makes his return with this exclusive new single for HipHopCanada. The new song “Shallow Hal” produced by Eric Dingus proves that the young lyricist hasn’t lost a single step and that he is as hungry as ever. Stay tuned for his new mixtape “On Y Va” coming this Spring and take in the first offering below.