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We Can: Kranium talks Tory Lanez, XXL’s Freshman list, Jamaican food & more

Ottawa, ON – Our friends over at Envy Magazine were on hand for the Ottawa debut of dancehall artist, Kranium. The Montego … Read More »

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EverythingOShauN discusses his two new tracks, working with Minty Burns & “Neva…

Earlier this month Brampton artist EverythingOShauN dropped a monstrous two-track release for … Read More »

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Is the grass greener on the other side? Buddah Abusah discusses his new track & outlo…

Fresh off the release of Buddah’s EP, Hamilton artist Buddah Abusah … Read More »

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The HipHopCanada recap of HOT 97 Summer Jam 2017

East Rutherford, NJ – Another moment in hip-hop history was made at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2017. With a plethora of lively … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews drops “Confessions” featuring Neon Dreams; pre-order album now

Quake Matthews drops “Confessions” featuring Neon Dreams; pre-order album now

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13 May

Balmain: HeatWave releases second video in support of The Masses Volume 3


Atlanta, GA – ATL-based Vancouver-native HeatWave continues his promotional campaign for his forthcoming project with the release of a new video. “Balmain,” featuring William Wilson, is the second Heatwave video directed by Ledoox in advance of The Masses Volume 3. Check it out below and be sure to take in “Young Motsami” as well.

From the trap to the Balmain store, Heatwave continues his rise to success with another quality release, with more in the bag.

Balmain: Heatwave releases 2nd video in support of The Masses Volume 3 - HipHopCanada.com

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13 May

Wish You Were Here: Luxe releases new video single to document his battle with cancer


Burlington, ON – After an extremely difficult year of battling cancer, Burlington artist Luxe has released a brand new video single titled “Wish You Were Here” to document his journey. This video also comes to us with the exciting news that Luxe is officially in complete remission.

The video starts off with home video clips from when Luxe was a baby, and leads on in to some more difficult-to-digest footage of Luxe receiving his chemo treatments. The video ends with a series of “Thank You” messages; mostly directed at Luxe’s family, along with some more recent family home video clips.

“Wish You Were Here” is a documentation – not only of the physical journey through illness and recovery – but also of the emotional journey Luxe took. It particularly focuses on Luxe’s relations with his family, and the importance of love in the healing process. It also ends on a very sombre note, as Luxe poses a one simple request that’s all too relatable; regardless of whether your hook up on the chemo drip or caught up in the darkest corners of your mind: “Tell me I’ll be okay/ Say I’m good/ Tell me I’ll be okay.”

American Sin: Luxe discusses fighting addiction & the glorification of substance abuse - HipHopCanada.com

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13 May

Listen to NUE’s new track “Fever” & scope the track list and album art for IROQUOIS


Toronto, ON – Earlier this week, Toronto artist NUE released his latest single “Fever” as the follow-up to last month’s summer heater “Alaska.” This is the third official single release off NUE’s upcoming IROQUOIS LP, and will appear as the very first track on the forthcoming project.

“Fever” is on a completely different sonic playing field than NUE’s previous two releases. It’s an experimental love song, the rides out the waves and feelings that go hand-in-hand with falling for someone.

Artistically, NUE has shown us (with just three singles) just how diverse his artistry really is. He’s hot and cold, and all over the place. One minute he’s flexing ice and turning his wrist to “Alaska”, and the next minute he’s coming down with a high-temperature “Fever”.

Check out “Fever” below, scope the album art and track listing for IROQUOIS after the jump, and keep it locked on the release of IROQUOIS next week.

ICYMI: Listen to NUE's track

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12 May

Toronto rapper & OVO affiliate Yung Dubz killed in Brampton shooting


Toronto, ON – We regret to report the apparent loss of yet another member of the Canadian hip-hop community. Sources close to Rexdale rapper Yung Dubz have revealed that he was the victim in last night’s shooting in Brampton.

Peel Regional Police indicated that gunfire erupted around 10:30 p.m. at Garden Gate Circle and McLaughlin Road South, near Highway 407 and Hurontario Street. Dubz was said to have been pronounced dead at the scene while another shooting victim was able to check themselves into the hospital. Details about the investigation have not been released.

Yung Dubz first stepped onto the scene back in 2012 with the release of his “The Real” video, and dropped several other videos that year that had been well received. After taking a brief hiatus, Dubz returned with a “Panda” freestyle last April and most recently appeared alongside Noah “40” Shebib in the “Made In Canada” Roots commercial. He’d also been busy helping fellow Rexdale artist, Pyrex, promote his hot new golden era of hip-hop tribute, “’94.” Dubz made a cameo in the Brian Gregor-directed video.

Rest in Peace, Yung Dubz

Toronto rapper Yung Dubz killed in Brampton shooting - HipHopCanada.com

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12 May

Premiere: Myniakal and Goldsoul team up with Darrin Baker for “Stranded In Sauga”


Toronto, ON – The SRRYINADVNCE crew (Myniakal and Goldsoul) bring Darrin Baker along for the ride in their new release titled “Stranded In Sauga”.

Myniakal and Goldsoul have been releasing consistent music together for years now and have been one of the most dynamic producer-rapper teams in Toronto. Chemistry like that is difficult to add to, but Darrin Baker proves his presence and sets the tone for the track with his introductory verse.

“Stranded in Sauga” is a record that puts the pressures of the rap game on display and shows how it can affect – not only rappers and producers – but also the people around them. Myniakal raps: “It’s like a tonne is on my skeleton and fuck its getting heavy, bruh. And it’s only getting heavier” in the hook and gives the listener an insight as to the pressure that he has put on himself while making the music he makes and while trying to break through the threshold.

Whether it be Darrin Baker’s ability to switch flows on a dime or Myniakal’s tendency to give the listener a raw, authentic look into his life, there is a lot to love about this collab.

We are very excited to see what the future holds in store for these artists. We are sure that there will be more collabs on the way for the SRRYINADVNCE team and look forward to hopefully seeing Darrin Baker team up with them once again on Myniakal’s upcoming album Vanity Fair. Listen to the track below and check out some of the photos from Myniakal’s performance last week at UNCRWND.

Listen to the premiere of Myniakal and Darrin Baker's new Goldsoul produced track

12 May

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 32


Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 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 38-track weekly selection of new releases, classic favourites, throwbacks, and songs she’s playing heavy on rotation.

This week’s playlist is stacked with a ton of new music, starting with “Blue Ribbon” off the new Jessie Reyez EP, Kiddo. Volume 32 also features new music from VNCHY, Keita Juma, Wasiu, Saudin, Ninetyfour, Napalm Dreams, The 25th Hr, Gabe ‘Nandez, Allan Kingdom, Speng Squire, Seth Dyer, Noita, Khadijah Lopez, Nue, and more.

Check out the playlist and tracklist for Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 32 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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12 May

Premiere: Adlib drops “All I Ever Had” video in support of Primitive Tomorrow & Canadian Tour


Philadelphia, PA – With our Video of the Day, we’re thrilled to bring you world premiere of the Adlib video for “All I Ever Had.” The new song comes in support of the BAXWAR-member’s forthcoming Canadian tour, as well as his new album on Faction/Battle Axe Records called Primitive Tomorrow.

Along with the new video, Adlib is gearing up for a Canadian tour that will bring him to 8-dates, starting with May 19 at the Ascent Lounge in Barrie, Ontario. Other dates on the tour include Oshawa (May 20 @ Music Hall), Toronto (May 22 @ Nocturne), Cambridge (May 24 at Kiwi), Belleville (May 25 at The Belle Pub), Kingston (May 26 at 710 Smokeshop), Quebec City (May 27 at Bar la source de la Martinière) and Montreal (May 28 @ Le Backstage Bar). The tour will also feature performances by Brothers Grim, Oliver Spitts, and Suspect from Marmel Entertainment.

Primitive Tomorrow features Ren Thomas, Tabs, Demrick, Jessica Lamb, and production by Rob The Viking of Swollen Members. You can find it now on Spotify and other outlets.

Premiere: Adlib releases new All I Ever Had video in support of Primitive Tomorrow album & Canadian Tour - HipHopCanada.com

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11 May

Foot In: Toronto’s Blacka Da Don & Eestbound team up for new single


Toronto, ONBlacka Da Don and Eestbound team up for a new gem called “Foot In.” Peep it below.

Foot In: Toronto's Blacka Da Don & Eestbound team up for new single - HipHopCanada.com

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11 May

Song of the Day: Sauga City’s J.O. Mairs returns with new “WISHES” single


Mississauga, ON – Our Song of the Day is a hot new single by J.O. Mairs called “WISHES.” Check it out below.

J.O. season continues as Mairs delivers his latest single, ‘WISHES.’ An aggressive flow draped over a simplistic yet heavy hitting instrumental displays some of the frustrations that come along with playing both sides of a generation gap. Regardless what some may have to say, there is no sense of worry or intimidation in J.O.’s demeanor as he welcomes any opposition.

Song of the Day: J.O. Mairs returns with new WISHES single - HipHopCanada.com

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11 May

Toronto’s Michael Hearts has “No Bad Vibes” on new Luigi-produced single (Sponsored)


Toronto, ON – Up-and-coming Toronto rapper Michael Hearts enlisted Luigi to produce his new single, “No Bad Vibes.” Check it out below.

Toronto's Michael Hearts has No Bad Vibes on new Luigi-produced single - HipHopCanada.com

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