Toronto, ON – Hot off the presses… Tha Real K.I.D. just uploaded a dope cut off the album he’s dropping next month on to his SoundCloud profile. With “Don’t Know,” the WaenGang talent gives listeners more than enough reason to mark his release date on their calendars. Click here to check out the last mixtape we featured, W.A.E.N. Vol. 1.
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has officially opened the doors for submissions to the 2017 JUNO Awards. You’ll need to head over to JUNOSubmissions.ca to get the process started. HipHopCanada has promoted the JUNO submission process for several years and stand firmly behind the belief that even a nomination can offer a significant boost to your career. At the very least, it is an opportunity to present your music to the movers and shakers of the Canadian music industry, and the events during JUNO Week offer a ton of opportunity for networking and promotion.
The submission deadline is November 11, 2016 at 5 p.m.
The 2017 JUNO Awards are April 2, 2017 on CTV. JUNO Week 2017 is March 27 to April 2 in Ottawa, ON! Here’s a note from CARAS about the submission process:
“CARAS is excited that you are considering submitting to the 2017 JUNO Awards. The submission process is an important step in the recognition of Canadian talent. There is a lot of information to take in when submitting so please take the time to review the information and complete all requested forms. Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging. The CARAS staff is available to assist with your submission questions while a dedicated team of tech reps at Yangaroo will be waiting by the phones to answer any technical issues.”
Toronto, ON – Former HipHopCanada contributor ILuvLola just dropped a new project featuring some of her favourite female artists. Fierce Females! features Kehlani, Noname, Rihanna, ravynlenae, Eryn Allen Kane, Bibibourelly, RayanaJay, DeJ Loaf, Amy Winehouse, Jessie Reyez, Tinashe and more. Check out the stream below.
St. John’s, NL – Last week, East Coast rapper DopePiece teamed up with Yung Xela for this new Pelley produced track titled “Swangin”.
“Swangin” is a lo-fi cruise jam that marks DopePiece’s first venture into collaborating outside the Canadian border.
The day this record dropped, it wound up getting reposted by RiFF RAFF on Soundcloud, making for DopePiece’s biggest co-sign so far.
Check it out below.
Feasterville-Trevose, PA – Japanese anime fan (his social media feeds suggest as much) and recording artist Lord Virgil enlisted Canada’s resident DBZ expert, Sese, for a dope new record called “Bag On Me.” Sese recently released the third installment from his Dragon Ball Z-inspired mixtapes, The Saga Series.
Toronto, ON – Dre Barrs and his DJ Grz Tapez are back with another installment of The Killing Room. This time Toronto’s Gully Demon drops a double disc – 40 tracks of bodmon music.
The Killing Room Volume 2: The Genocide features guest appearances by Tona, Young Stitch, T Gramz, Kareem Siyad, Rhys, Geezy Loc, Dre Specz, Bugz Corleone, Betrayl, KP, Mela Martinez and D’Sinatra. Download and stream it now below.
St. Paul, MN – Minnesota up-and-comer Timmy Wave$ is sure to make heads take notice with with his latest tune “Come My Way.” The post also contains his previous release, “Cha$in The Bag” which is deserving of its own fair share of attention. Judging by Timmy’s Twitter feed, DJs and blogs are starting to take notice and he seems to be on the path toward greater things. Check out both songs below.
Timmy Wave$ – Come My Way
Ottawa, ON – Veteran Ottawa rapper Vico teams up with Blasian Beats for the new single “Out of Bounds.” Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – Toronto based photography, Drew Yorke, will be presenting his debut solo exhibit Live From The Pit on Thursday, Oct. 20. The exhibition will take place at the Blank Canvas Gallery and will feature Drew’s favourite pictures captured throughout his young career.
If you are not familiar with Drew and his work, he is by far one of the hardest working photographers supporting Toronto’s music scene. He has become a staple at every festival, concert, release event or production involving live music.
Drew has been able to capture the likes of Drake, Future, A$AP Rocky, Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Skepta, Metro Boomin, FKA Twigs, Rae Sremmurd, Ty Dolla $ign, Pusha T, Desiigner, Post Malone, Tory Lanez, Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Danny Brown, Jazz Cartier, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Kehlani, Run the Jewels and Joey Bada$$ to name a few. All in addition to having contributed to the likes of Sidewalk Hustle, The Come Up Show, Manifesto Festival, Rap Season and individual solo features in HYPETRAK & Hypebeast – it’s safe to say Drew has solidified himself as one of Canada’s brightest young creatives.
The Live From The Pit exhibit will feature special guest performances and complimentary beverages courtesy of Kraken Rum & Amsterdam Brewery. Check out the official flyer after the jump.