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XO artist and songwriter Belly signs with Jay Z’s Roc Nation

Toronto, ON – Ottawa native and XO affiliate Belly has officially signed with Shawn “Jay Z” Carter’s Roc Nation, as confirmed in … Read More »

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Tory Lanez does more than just Say It for Vancouver

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Tyler, The Creator gets nasty; A$AP Rocky pulls out quick in Vancouver

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Song of the Day: Classified enlists Snoop Dogg for “No Pressure” single

Song of the Day: Classified enlists Snoop Dogg for “No Pressure” single


28 Sep

Brampton’s Kyle Wildfern drops new Martin Sole-produced gem “How II”

Brampton, ON – More new sounds coming out of B-Town. This time we’ve got the Martin Sole-produced “How II” by ACURE Records hip-hop artist Kyle Wildfern.

ACURE Records’ artist and Toronto born/Brampton raised, Kyle Wildfern, returns with some new music for you all, this time production comes from Martin Sole, a long time friend and also collaborator of Kyle’s. This track displays a more grittier side to what we’ve heard in terms of sound, with the rawness of Kyle’s distinctive tone of voice being laid bare over a very minimal instrumental. There’s a music video in the works for this single, which will help capture the visual aspect of the track.

Brampton's Kyle Wildfern drops new Martin Sole-produced gem How II - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Sep

The Underachievers drop sophomore LP Evermore; announce 3 Canadian tour dates

Brooklyn, NY – Few relevant rap groups make music with an underlying message of consciousness and philosophy that connects with the young generation quite like Brooklyn bred unit, The Underachievers. Once formidable neophytes wielding potential that caught the attention of Flying Lotus who initially signed them some 4 years ago, to a now seasoned and road tested musical force who lead a legion of die-hard fans, the Underachievers announce the release of their awaited sophomore studio album Sept. 25.

Evermore – The Art of Duality is a double-edged sword of an album structurally with an ethereal and positive A-side backed with a dark, more contradicting and energetic B-side. The difference could be described as day and night with the help of production from Nick Léon, Ashton Benz and MrBrist0l to name a few. AK The Savior and Issa Gold get more personal than anything they have done in the past and perfected their own unique style of rapid machine gun funk cadences that would make B.I.G. proud. On “Illusions” Issa raps “Yes I’m saying, yeah I’m conscious but still need saving, a work in training, but I’m not like these other basics” conveying a sense of both confidence and flaw that is the summation of what this album is all about.

Underachievers drop sophomore LP Evermore; announce 3 Canadian tour dates - HipHopCanada.com
Issa Gold in Vancouver, April 2014 | Photo: Jamie Sands (HipHopCanada)

Related Post: The Underachievers bring Forevermore Express Tour to Vancouver on Oct. 5

28 Sep

New Music: Brampton’s BriskInTheHouse releases new Exile-produced “Daily”

Toronto, ONBriskInTheHouse capped off the weekend with the release of a new tune. This is the Exile-produced “Daily.” Check it out below.

Toronto's BriskInTheHouse releases new Exile-produced Daily - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Sep

Montreal’s A-Trak announces Terminal 5 show in New York City with special guest AraabMuzik

New York, NY – After a hugely successful year leading Fool’s Gold’s annual DAY OFF festival across the country, his sold out Gold Gone Wild tour and a sync in a Super Bowl commercial seen by millions, Montreal’s A-Trak is playing one of his final shows of 2015 at Terminal 5 in NYC on December 12th with special guest AraabMuzik. The two collaborators bring an astonishing skill level that truly stands out in today’s DJ landscape, packing an extra punch for this dance party.

A-Trak’s originals and remixes for Alesso and The Chainsmokers gained over 15 million plays online this year. His latest single “We All Fall Down” (featuring Jamie Lidell) continues to establish his signature sound in pop music. You can check it out now on Spotify and grab tickets for Terminal 5 on sale now here.

Montreal's A-Trak announces Terminal 5 show in New York City with special guest AraabMuzik - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Sep

New music: DaKidT and Alexandros team up with MadReal for “R.I.P”

Calgary, AB – Calgary artists DaKidT and Alexandros just released a new track on us titled “R.I.P.”

The track was produced by MadReal and serves as a warning shot fired at any haters who been bad-mouthing DaKidT and Alexandros. It’s also a shot fired at any local rapper who’s trying to front like he’s all hard and stuff.

Nothing’s worse than a cat talking like he’s from the streets when we all know he’s shacking up rent-free with his parents in some nice-ass suburban home, working some 9-to-5 to pay for his studio time. Don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing wrong with that kind of grind. It only becomes a problem when you’re pretending to be a gangster because you think it’ll make people listen to your music: “You suckas do anything for the spotlight/ There’s something ’bout these n**gas/ You don’t seem right.”

New music: DaKidT and Alexandros team up with MadReal for

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28 Sep

Review: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony eases into to Edmonton on the Eternal Tour

Edmonton, ABOriginally published September 25, 2015 – Nightshift Entertainment has been on quite the hot-streak this month, supporting shows from The One Love Music Festival, Akon and Machine Gun Kelly’s Road Trippin Tour. This time the homies teamed up with Spotlight Concerts to present Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s Eternal Tour, a once-in-a lifetime event where the group performed E.1999 Eternal in its entirety. Take a minute to think about that.

On September 17, the Eternal Tour made a stop at Edmonton’s Union Hall before heading on to Vancouver and Calgary. By 10 p.m. the line-up [outside the club] was about half way down the parking lot, a rare thing to see at a rap show in our city. Then again… its Bone Thugs.

Review: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Eases into to Edmonton on the Eternal Tour- HipHopCanada.com
Photo: Rosa Jason (HipHopCanada)

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28 Sep

Song of the Day: Yung Casper releases new Captured Film-directed video for “Pilot”

Oshawa, ONYung Casper teams up with Dan Barker of Captured Films to visualize his new “Pilot” single. The Ace Pronto-produced bannger will be featured on Casper’s DIME EP, set to drop Saturday, Oct. 10 through New Foundation Music. “Pilot” was recorded at Toronto’s The Lab, and mixed/mastered by Drew Taylor for Drew Taylor Productions. Check it out below. “Pilot” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

Song of the Day: Yung Casper releases new Dan Barker-directed video for Pilot - HipHopCanada.com

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27 Sep

DUBB invades Times Square in NYC for “Middle America” (featuring Jake & Papa)

Los Angeles, CAThe Rapfest teams with DUBB to present his latest video, “Middle America.” The video opens with some insightful words from the Tupac Shakur before flashing to visuals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., peace rallies, and recent protests. Justin Dolan steps behind the camera as the California native invades Times Square to express his desires and emotions towards “Middle America.” Frequent collaborators, Jake & Papa, are featured on the Perfect Timing cut but are only heard in the visual. Click here to check out Perfect Timing on DatPiff.

DUBB invades Times Square with Jake & Papa for Middle America - HipHopCanada.com

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27 Sep

Legendary MC, producer & author Scarface to receive 2015 I Am Hip Hop Award

New York, NY – For the last decade, the BET Hip Hop Awards has remained the most prominent hip-hop culture showcase on television. This year will be no different as Uncle Snoop returns as host and T.I., Fetty Wap, Rich Homie Quan, DeJ Loaf, Kid Ink, Young Dro, DJ Mustard, DJ Premier are confirmed performers.

The “I Am Hip Hop” Award, recognizing legends in hip-hop music, returns to honor legendary rapper Scarface. Scarface is undoubtedly one of the most prolific rappers of all time. Hailing from Houston, TX he sharpened his skills growing up listening to Public Enemy and NWA, groups that not only peaked his lyrical delivery but his social consciousness. In 1991, he recorded and released his first big hit, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me,” with the Geto Boys; a song in which Rolling Stone rated as the #5 Best Hip-Hop Song ever to be recorded.

Legendary rapper, producer & author Scarface to receive 2015 I Am Hip Hop Award - HipHopCanada.com

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27 Sep

Winnipeg’s Muzo drops new videos & singles in support of Struggle Trouble & Pain project

Winnipeg, MB – Up-and-coming hip-hop artist Muzo enlists production from EuroStarz for his single, “Girls & Money.” The video was co-directed by Muzo and Landen Lake for Red Shift Films. “Girls & Money” was our introduction to Muzo, was submitted to us just recently but after a little digging we realized he’s dropped some more tunes since then. The latest upload to his SoundCloud profile is the PlatinumSellersBeats-produced “The One For You.” Check them out after the jump link below. You can these records on Muzo’s Struggle Trouble & Pain project.

Winnipeg up-and-comer Muzo drops new music in support of Struggle Trouble & Pain project - HipHopCanada.com

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