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You need to play this Views From The 6 computer game created by RAW Gaming MTL

Montreal, QC – On Apr. 29 Drake released his highly anticipated new VIEWS album. And today Dear Lola (aka: RAW Records co-founder) … Read More »

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Nostalgia OD: M Mac talks about the oldschool, the new school & sampling The Simpsons

Toronto, ON – Earlier this week, Toronto super producer and SmashMouth Music Group beatsmith M Mac released his Nostalgia OD remix project.
Nostalgia … Read More »

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Drake announces Summer Sixteen Tour & OVO Fest; releases cover art for VIEWS

Toronto, ON – With only a few days left until the Apr. 29 release of his highly anticipated VIEWS album, Drake almost … Read More »

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Junk announces upcoming solo album and union with Stealth Bomb Records

He came up in the Vancouver hip-hop scene and since the age 13 Ian Tonino, known as Junk has … Read More »

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DK & Justo show us the “Nightmare in Brooklyn” with this new video releas

DK & Justo show us the “Nightmare in Brooklyn” with this new video releas


13 Mar

JayKin teases upcoming studio project with “3am/M∆JOR” freestyle

Vancouver, BC JayKin is not a new face to the west-coast music scene. He’s one of the few Vancity rappers that is consistently making noise within the scene which is also consistently good. The combination of the two is actually less frequent than you might expect . We’re currently awaiting the release of his upcoming studio project, BONUS – due out in the very near future. To tide us over until it’s release, the emcee offered up a repost-worthy freestyle which acts as a notable teaser for waiting fans.

Vancouver producer, Joseph L’étranger, assisted with the track by producing the instrumentals. The tone of the song is dark, with an undercutting and hard-hitting beat that sets the stage to do exactly what a freestyle should – show off the vocal abilities of the rapper (which it successfully does). I associate this rapper with innovative music which is somewhat futuristic. And, even though it’s a freestyle, the track doesn’t fall short of delivering listeners with the boundary pushing style that JayKin is known for. Check out the  “3am/M∆JOR” freestyle below.


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13 Mar

SXSW: George Clinton, IamSu & more to perform at Too $hort’s Global Live Streaming event

Austin, TX – Hip-hop icon Too $hort will celebrate an impressive 30 years in the rap game with a special live performance for his fans that will also mark the first ever Global Live Streaming Event at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Too $hort and friends, including George Clinton, IamSu, Trae Tha Truth and more, will take the stage to jam with a live band, broadcasting live from Empire Control Room on Wednesday, March 16th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (CT), hosted by Hip-Hop Nation’s DJ Nina 9. Fans across the globe will have the opportunity to join in on this iconic SXSW performance simply by subscribing for a $2.99 fee to watch the live stream.

The rap superstar is also celebrating the official launch of his new Digital BoomBox Studios: a fully equipped, digital creative facility located in downtown Los Angeles, just five minutes from the Staples Center. The new location features two state of the art recording studios, a performance stage and venue, radio station, digital gaming cove and much more. Too $hort also announced the launch of where he’ll continue to reinvent himself in today’s digital world with exclusive events that will be live streamed across the nation.

In addition to the 30th Anniversary Global Live Streaming event on March 16th, fans will also get to witness the hip-hop trailblazer on an official SXSW Stage on Saturday, March 19th at The Belmont, located at 305 West 6th Street in Austin. $hort will join a star-studded line-up including Big KRIT, Trae Tha Truth, Scotty ATL, Nick Grant, Earth Gang, Dougie F, Rich The Kid and more.

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13 Mar

New music: Quake Matthews gets personal with “Love Yourself” & “Real Friends” remixes

Halifax, NS – Some fresh tunes from one of our favourite East Coast artists, Quake Matthews. The latest features Mr. Matthews dropping some slick bars over the instrumental to Bieber’s hit single, “Love Yourself” while also showcasing his singing skills. “Love Yourself” was originally produced by rapper and hitmaker Benny Blanco.

The other track we’re featuring came out about a month ago and features Quake dropping some realness in the form of a remix to Kanye’s “Real Friends.” This one will hit close to home for people who feel like they’ve spent a lifetime helping others without much to show in return. Both tracks are definitely worth checking out and if you’re looking for even more from Quake, be sure to check out his Rap Music album available on iTunes.

Quake Matthews – Love Yourself (Remix)

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13 Mar

Throwback: Andre Rehal’s visually stunning video for LordQuest & Promise’s “Still In Line”

Toronto, ON – Veteran Toronto director and independent filmmaker Andre Rehal delivered an instant classic when he teamed up with producer-MC LordQuest. “Still In Line,” featuring longtime Quest-collaborator Promise, was originally released in 2014, but Rehal just posted it to his Vimeo account so we thought we’d bring it back for anyone that might have missed it… or the critically acclaimed Still Shopping album it was featured on (available on Bandcamp).

Still Shopping was the first official release by emcee / producer extraordinaire LordQuest, notable for his works with ScHoolboy Q, Ash Roth, Maestro Fresh Wes, Promise and many more. Still Shopping is a glimpse into the mind of LordQuest as he searches to find himself as an emcee, touching on subjects we all face and discussing topics we all relate to. Ladies and Gentlemen, without further a due…Still Shopping.

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13 Mar

Brad Bonds masters the art of soft seduction on “Don’t Be Shy”

Brampton, ON – Up-and-coming B-Town artist Brad Bonds just hit us with a double-whammy two-song release with the drop of “Don’t Be Shy” and “Night Time.” These two songs are kind of a Dr. Jekyl-and-Mr. Hyde look at the art of seduction. “Don’t Be Shy” is a soft genteel seduction while “Night Time” plays out as a pussy-laden panty-moistening slow jam.

“Don’t Be Shy” is the kind of jam you throw on at the end of the night when you take your female home with you and you want to play it smooth and seduce her but you’re worried that your catalogue of PartyNextDoor jams might be a little bit too crass. That, or you’ve over-exasperated your Marvin Gaye go-to tunes.

Brad Bonds teams up with FrancisGotHeat for this new track,

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13 Mar

Brad Bonds pulls out all the moves in the K Swisha produced single “Night Time”

Brampton, ONBrad Bonds just delivered two back-to-back single releases on us to kick off the weekend: “Night Time” and “Don’t Be Shy.” This two-song release shows us both sides to macking on the ladies: the softer gentler approach (as seen on “Don’t Be Shy”), as well as the pussy-fiending K Swisha produced “Night Time.”.

When I copped a listen to both of Brad’s new songs, I started things off with “Don’t Be Shy,” which is butter soft and smooth. So I was expecting “Night Time” to be along the same lines. But it’s a much different approach. Brad kicks off the track right away with major female thirst: “Damn I want that pussy/ But I don’t want to work for it/ Always in the city/ So they know where to look for me.”

Brad Bonds teams up with FrancisGotHeat for this new track,

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13 Mar

Veteran Toronto rapper K-Fresh directs “I Don’t Know” by Mars Dollaz & Michael Jones

Toronto, ON – Toronto rappers Mars Dollaz and Michael Jones come together for a collaborative effort to compose a dope street record, “I Don’t Know,” with matching visuals shot by K-Fresh for Goldmine Media One. Both artists hail from the west end of Toronto, Black Creek and Tretheway (South Side Jane Street) to be exact. These youngsters are hungry and ready to go 1000% into the music world. With this being their first public release you can say that it can only go up from here. Keep an ear out for more from Mars Dollaz and Michael Jones.

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13 Mar

You need to hear this new Allan Rayman track, “Verona The Hellcat”

Lost Springs, WY – As he gears up for his SXSW appearances and upcoming Hotel Tour (which is coming to Calgary and Vancouver – BY THE WAY), Allan Rayman delivers his latest offering, “Verona The Hellcat” (featuring Jessie Reyez).

The song intros with Jessie Reyez’s ever soulful vocals. Which is fitting because Allan is arguably one of the most soulful artists of our generation. Jessie’s got a raspy Erykah Badu vibe about her. She’s also got that same dark stance on love that we’ve come to expect from Allan: “I thought you could be the one who loved my ugly/ Lucky, lucky girl, thought I found someone who loved me.”

And as soon as the beat drops, Allan comes in with his own vocals. The song demonstrates both sides of a highly disfunctional relationship: a girl who thinks she’s found THE ONE to love her despite her demons; and a highly conflicted Allan who feels deceived by the reality of the woman he’s with. Ultimately both are left with the same inner turmoil: a mix of love, hate, and insanity.

You need to hear this new Allan Rayman track,

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13 Mar

PR Dean drops Pumpkinhead’s “It’s A Massacre” featuring Sha Stimuli & Tools Beastly

Brooklyn, NYPR Dean dropped off some new music that was recorded in Pumpkinhead’s G-Lab studio. The legend joined forces with Sha Stimuli and Tools Beastly for a tune titled “It’s A Massacre.” Check it out below. Rest In Peace, PH.

Rest In Peace Pumpkinhead, This track was for one of PR Dean mixtapes that never came out, PR recorded all 3 artist in his studio “The Gully Lab” aka The G Lab. PR always had fun recording PH they both from the same hood and went to the same school when there was kids. It was always love when they both saw each other or linked up. #RIPPH

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13 Mar

Too $hort to celebrate 30th Anniversary with first live streaming SXSW event

Austin, TX – At 49-years-young, Too $hort remains one of the most successful and storied rappers coming out of the West Coast. He’s got just under 20 official releases on his discography, and is one of a very small handful of people that collaborated with both 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. before they were murdered. His first studio album, Born to Mack, was originally released on July 20, 1887 by Dangerous Music. However, Born To Mack is not the first project put out by Too $hort as his Don’t Stop Rappin was released 30-years-ago, late 1985.

Now fast forward to 2016 and Too $hort is celebrating his 30th Anniversary with a special event at this year’s South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences and Festivals. It all goes down Wednesday, March 16 inside the Empire Control Room, and will feature performances by Too $hort and friends.

This will be the first ever “Global Live Streaming” SXSW event and HipHopCanada is proud to be on board as an official sponsor. Make sure you use the hashtag #TooShortLiveStreamSXSW2016 on social media, and visit for more information about the event streaming.

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