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#DearRappers: Quit fronting [Article]

Vancouver, BC – In a world made up of internet fame, Twitter followers and Instagram acclaim , the term “fake it ’till … Read More »

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The Kendrick Lamar experience at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 18, Kendrick Lamar came through Pemberton Music Festival 2014 to perform a set at the Mt. Currie … Read More »

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Here’s what happened when Snoop Dogg rolled through Pemberton Music Festival [Review…

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 19, Snoop Dogg (aka: Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoopadelic,, etc, etc, etc) rolled through Pemberton … Read More »

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ScHoolboy Q makes his Canadian debut at Pemberton Music Festival [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 18, T.D.E.’s own ScHoolboy Q made his Canadian debut at Pemberton Music Festival 2014. Q has admittedly … Read More »

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Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]

Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]

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29 Jun

Drake wins Best Male Hip-Hop Artist at 2014 BET Awards; Full winners list [News]


Los Angeles, CA – Results are coming in from the 2014 BET Awards (hosted by Chris Rock) taking place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Congrats are due to Drake has won the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist award, beating out Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Future. Drake has also won a second award by Young Money winning Best Group.

“Happy” continues to rack up the accolades for Pharrell Williams, who won the coveted Video of the Year award against some stiff competition. Click the jump link below for the full list of 2014 BET Awards winners.

Drake wins Best Male Hip-Hop Artist at 2014 BET Awards [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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29 Jun

From the slums of Shaolin: Wu-Tang Clan live at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre [Review]


Vancouver, BC – The most epic rap show in Vancouver’s history was held this weekend at the Orpheum Theatre and HipHopCanada was in the building and proud to be a co-sponsor.

Timbre Concerts managed to bring almost every member of the mighty Wu-Tang Clan to Winnipeg and then Vancouver the following night. Who was in the building? The RZA, The GZA, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon The Chef, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Masta Killa and DJ Mathematics brought the house down in Vancity and although Method Man would have been a welcomed addition, the night was still nothing short of spectacular.

Wu-Tang Clan live at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre [Review] - HipHopCanada.com

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29 Jun

Rich Homie Quan, Trinidad James shutdown Hollywood with BET Awards party [Photos]


Hollywood, CA – Hip-hop stars Rich Homie Quan and Trinidad James kicked off the BET Awards Weekend with a red carpet daytime soiree, hosted by (The Ambassador) Earl Stevens Selections and powered by Monster®, inside Cosmo Hollywood to celebrate their nominations this year. The duo were joined by their Think It’s A Game Entertainment (TIG) team and CEO/Visionary FLY, as well as a myriad of celebrity friends including Slim (112), Kevin McCall, Karen Civil, Drumma Boy, Gangsta Boo, Ming Lee, Kenny Kingpin, DJ Vlad, Kataztrofee, Big Pope, (Houston’s celebrity jeweler) Revolt TV’s DJ Damage, DJ Carisma and more.

In terms of Canadian music representation at this year’s show, Drake received 5 nominations which ties him with both Jay Z and Beyoncé, Director X also picked up a nod in the Video Director of the Year category. Majid Jordan is also recognized for their work on Drake’s hit, “Hold On (We’re Going Home).” The 2014 BET Awards will be streamed live from Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, tonight beginning at 5 p.m. local L.A. time (or 8 p.m. EST).

Rich Homie Quan, Trinidad James shutdown Hollywood with BET Awards nominations party [Photos] - HipHopCanada.com

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29 Jun

Lana Del Ray – West Coast (Neph X Tyler Remix) [Audio]


Thessaloniki, GR – The Battleaxe Warriors movement originally took shape in Vancouver and now boasts a diverse international membership in countries around the world. @BAXWAR Greece’s Professional Sinnerz have just released an incredibly catchy remix to Lana Del Rey’s big hit, “West Coast.” You can check out the “West Coast (Neph x Tyler Remix)” below and stop by BattleAxeWarriors.com for more information about the #BAXWAR movement.

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Lana Del Ray - West Coast (Neph X Tyler Remix) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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29 Jun

2014 BET Awards tonight in LA: Full nomination list; Drake tied with 5 nods [News]


Los Angeles, CA – Heading into tonight’s presentation of the 2014 BET Awards, Drake is tied with the Jay Z and Beyoncé for most nominations at 5. Drizzy is up against Hov for the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist award and up against both members of the power couple in the Video of the Year category as well as the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award. He received a nomination for “Hold On (We’re Going Home)” featuring Majid Jordan in the Best Collaboration category and was recognized for his work with Young Money for the Best Group award. Toronto born Director X (also known as Little X), director of the popular Iggy Azalea video “Fancy” and Drake’s “Worst Behavior,” was nominated in the Video Director of the Year category against Benny Boom, Chris Brown, Colin Tilley and Hype Williams.

Click the jump link below for the full nomination list.

2014 BET Awards tonight in LA: Full Nomination List [Article] - HipHopCanada.com
Drake is tied with Jay Z & Beyoncé for most nominations (5)

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28 Jun

Win tickets to see Shad, A Tribe Called Red, and Holy Fuck in Banff [Contest]


Banff, AB – In case you missed the memo, the good people over at the Banff Centre are kicking off the annual Banff Summer Arts Festival on Canada Day by bringing Shad, A Tribe Called Red, and Holy Fuck to the Shaw Amphitheatre in beautiful Banff, AB.

It’s only a few days away, but we’ve got the goods for you. We’ve teamed up with the Banff Centre to give away a pair of tickets to the show. That’s right – you could see the homie Shadrach Kabango, alongside A Tribe Called Red (our very own Canadian homegrown DJ crew); and the live-electro outfit, Holy Fuck. Check out contest entry details after the jump.

Win tickets to see Shad, A Tribe Called Red, and Holy Fuck in Banff [Contest] - HipHopCanada.com

28 Jun

Great showing for Canada at 27th ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards [News]


Los Angeles, CA – The 27th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards went down on Thursday in L.A. and several Canadians were recognized for their work including the likes of Drake, Noah “40″ Shebib, Boi-1da, Nineteen85 and Majid Jordan. It was an especially big night for Mike WiLL Made-It, who won Songwriter of the Year with tracks like “23″ and “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” to name a few. Check out the official ASCAP press release and award info below.


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The invitation-only event honored music producer and mogul Jermaine Dupri, singer-songwriter and producer Ne-Yo, and hit music maker Mike WiLL along with honoring the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2013 R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.

Great showing for Canada at 27th ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Jun

Rewind: 40′s Evolution & Opportunity is a must read for gear heads & OVO fans [Article]


Toronto, ON – On June 16, in an open letter titled Evolution & Opportunity, October’s Very Own’s Noah “40″ Shebib discussed his growth in the music industry, how technology has changed the game, working with Drake, So Far Gone and more. So, in case you haven’t had a chance to take it in yet, you can find it after the jump.

At the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards held this past Thursday, June 26, Shebib was part of 4 award-winning tracks under R&B/Hip-Hop and 2 award-winning Rap Songs. Click here for the list of winners and other details.

Rewind: 40's Evolution & Opportunity a must read for gear heads & OVO fans [Article] - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Great showing for Canada at 27th ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards [News]

28 Jun

Pimpton – Cunning Cupid ft. Malfunction [Video]


Regina, SKPimpton recently released new visuals for the track “Cunning Cupid” (featuring Malfunction) off the P-Man’s upcoming LP release, Killa Call Me Killa Vol. 2. The track was produced by Johnny Keys, and the video was directed by G-Dot and Pimpton. Check it out after the jump.

Pimpton - Cunning Cupid ft. Malfunction [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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27 Jun

Swollen Members – Brand New Day [Review]


Vancouver, BC - With 11 group albums, 11 solo albums and a solid 15 years in the game under their belt, it’s a feat in and of itself that Prevail, Madchild and Rob The Viking were even able to come up with anything new at all. To keep coming back year after year, dropping new joints this consistently is something few artists are capable of. But with Brand New Day, Swollen Members have done more than just thrown some songs together and slapped on an album cover.

What this album is: 15 really solid songs that are easy to get into and will be welcome territory for fans and newcomers alike. Rob the Viking teams up with C-Lance to concoct devilish piano-sample based beats that hit hard with the trademark Swollen sound. And what would a good Swollen album be without dragons, gargoyles, arc-angels and battle-axes causing bloodspils. Yeah – it’s all here.

Swollen Members - Brand New Day [Review] - HipHopCanada.com

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