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JAY-Z left me speechless at the 4:44 Tour

Edmonton, AB – Where to even begin. There’s no way for me to write this review without my unwavering bias opinion, so … Read More »

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Back 4 Blood: Ridgeway’s own Gudini returns with a new EP you won’t want to mi…

Toronto, ON – Gudini (who has also gone by the name Davinci) of the R-Way camp returns with a new hard-hitting EP … Read More »

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Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks: 10 new songs you need to hear on Spotify this week

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada recently relaunched Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks on Spotify. And this week we’re back with 10 new releases you … Read More »

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Coach Fresh: Maestro Fresh Wes talks new LP, TEDx, honorary diploma & more

Toronto, ON – From the opening effects on “Put Ya Guard Up,” to the “Skyscrapers (Remix)” that brings it to a wrap, … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards: Quake wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards: Quake wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

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26 Sep

Ashton talks about his debut EP, Good Company & strengthening his pen


Mississauga, ON – If you love Canadian artists as much as we do, you know that this summer spurred the release of amazing new sounds from Central Canada. Among those notable releases was a debut EP titled, Good Company from Mississauga artist Ashton.

While it may have taken us a while to savour the flavours of the project, we’re fully here to dissect the release a little further. With production from one of dF and Lavendar, Good Company delivers 8-tracks worth of captivating beats and looming vibes.

We recently had the opportunity to speak to the artist himself about the project where Ashton helped us understand the striking vulnerability that we hear throughout his songwriting on the project. It’s lines like “Back and forth, I push and you pull/ Cause why do I feel like this shit just isn’t new/ and shit got messy when I got into you/ Are we nothing else new, are we nothing else new,” that make the listener become emotionally invested on “Old News Interlude.”

Convincingly his most advanced work yet, stream Good Company below and catch our conversation after the drop.

Ashton talks about his debut EP, Good Company and strengthening his pen - HipHopCanada.com

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26 Sep

Jordan Cassius drops “Michael Scott” with production from fellow Waycool DviousMindZ


Brampton, ON – Following up the success of “Hush” Brampton emcee Jordan Cassius delivers his latest clean installment. “Michael Scott” has a haunting instrumental and production from Waycool’s DviousMindZ. It’s been a busy year for rapper, producer, and crew. Word is that they’re poised to finish 2017 off strong.

On “Michael Scott” Cassius raps, “Make it work or make it worse, what’s it really worth?/ Don’t know if you heard, that’s what she said but that’s not what I heard/ Up like Michael Scott, don’t give no thot a thought.” Jordan always comes with tricky schemes that leave you thinking about what he just spit and he keeps elevating. Stream the new single below.

Jordan Cassius drops Michael Scott with production from fellow Waycool DviousMindZ - HipHopCanada.com

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26 Sep

“Cardi B’s ass is the size of 3 basketballs” We Love Hip Hop Episode 28 with Minty Burns


Toronto, ON – This was another smoked out eventful episode! Great interview/convo with Toronto rapper and entrepreneur, Minty Burns. We discuss his upcoming en devours as well as his rise in the music game.

And, as usual, we have our Hip Hop Tea! Cardi B vs. Nicki Minaj, Charlottesville Protest and waaay more.

We Love Hip Hop is sponsored by HipHopCanada and you can find the podcast on iTunes and other outlets.

We Love Hip Hop Episode 28 with Minty Burns - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Sep

Toronto’s TRA & DJ Law of SARS Radio celebrate 100 (& 101) Episodes


Toronto, ON – We’ve got two brand new episodes of SARS Radio including a special milestone – Episode 100!

The 100th episode of SARS Radio aired on Aug. 5, and Episode 101 aired almost two months later (Sept. 23) after SARS Radio’s TRA and DJ Law took a much needed break from the program.

But despite the brief break in scheduling, the last 2 episodes of SARS Radio have kept the same format you’ve grown to love, with a ton of new music from Toronto artists and surrounding areas. On top of that, each episode contains the SARS Radio Top 5 countdown, and DJ Law’s Infectious Needle mix.

Check out both episodes below.

SARS Radio: Episode 100

Toronto's TRA & DJ Law of SARS Radio celebrate 100 (& 101) Episodes - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: SARS Radio Ep. 109 features new music by Blacka Da Don, SG, Roy Woods & more

25 Sep

“S.A.R.S. Sick Artist Runnin’ Spliffs!” We Love Hip Hop Episode 27 with TRA


Toronto, ON – Don’t miss our in-depth interview with Toronto rapper and entrepreneur, TRA (aka Tha Rhyme Animal), creator of the S.A.R.S. mixtape series and a member of the legendary Empire (aka Fifth Letter Fam) crew. TRA shares great stories about his hip-hop beginnings, cross-Canada trips to sell CDs, as well as former Drake/OVO beef.

You can find the We Love Hip Hop podcast on iTunes and other outlets.

S.A.R.S. Sick Artist Runnin’ Spliffs! We Love Hip Hop Episode 27 with TRA - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: SARS Radio Ep. 109 features new music by Blacka Da Don, SG, Roy Woods & more

25 Sep

Watch out for Nathaniel & the “Stickup Kid”


Brooklyn, NY – Don’t let the smooth and soulful voice fool you – Nathaniel is not here to play. “Stickup Kid” is the R&B singer/songwriter’s anthem to the women mistreated by the very same men he’ll take them from.

With credits under Swizz Beatz, Pusha T, French Montana, DJ Khaled and more, the Brooklyn native stays busy. Released a mere 3 months ago, the “Stickup Kid” is currently over 4 million plays on Soundcloud alone. Check out the hot track and the official video after the jump.

Watch out for Nathaniel and the Stickup Kid - HipHopCanada.com

25 Sep

Song of the Day: Dave Fields joins forces with Seth Kay for nocturnal track “Can’t Sleep”


Vancouver, BC – Dave Fields is a rapper and producer based in Vancouver, Canada. He’s had two major projects since 2016: a full-length album titled Neck Deep and an EP titled Muses, both independently released. He’s also become one of our favourite voices emerging from the West Coast due to his unique sound.

His new single “Can’t Sleep” (featuring Seth Kay) dropped today and is a testament to the night owl lifestyle that many artists inhabit. Throughout the track the two rappers examine the various burdens that keep them awake: someone on their mind, debt, the moments from their past that can’t be changed.

“Can’t Sleep” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Stream it below.

Dave Fields joins forces with Seth Kay for nocturnal new track Can't Sleep - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Sep

You won’t want to miss Brampton artist 5HEV and his new single “Fall Back”


Brampton, ON – Following the visual release of “What’s Poppin” from his collective For The Moment – Brampton emcee 5HEV recently delivered a new independent release titled “Fall Back.” With production from MaL, the rolling-trap beat lay the foundation for 5HEV to come in on some reflective bars on his hustle.

5HEV raps on the chorus, “Had to fall back, minor setback/ Major comeback, been there done that/ Hang up call back, pull up put back.

If this new single hints at an uprising, Brampton has a new artist you’ll want to watch out for. Stream “Fall Back” below.

You won't want to miss Brampton artist 5HEV and his new single Fall Back - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Brampton’s For the Moment collective come out of the gates strong with “What’s Poppin” video

25 Sep

“Loyalty Will Always Conquer!” We Love Hip Hop Episode 26 with Knemesis & Baby Grhyme


Toronto, ON – Young Entrepreneurs and real AF! We get in depth with Knemesis AKA K-Fresh and his sister Baby Gryhme!

You can find the We Love Hip Hop podcast on iTunes and other outlets.

We Love Hip Hop Episode 26 with Knemesis & Baby Grhyme - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: R-Low Music’s Knemesis adds visuals to his “Back To Back” remix

25 Sep

Toronto to Buffalo: FalconCrest & Twistello team up for “Disco Biscuits” (Sponsored)


Toronto, ON – “Disco Biscuits,” produced by ColJon23, has FalconCrest and Twistello bridging the Toronto and Buffalo connection. The three wordsmiths go in for a lyrical slaughterhouse. A grizzly beat, that knocks through the speakers in any situation, complete with the real grit of hip-hop lyrics, makes this one a street anthem.

Independent label High Heat Records continues its ruthless succession, with its well-machined craft of bringing back the real hip-hop culture and sound.

“Disco Biscuits” is one for the books. From Toronto to Buffalo, this will be bumping on every street corner, with a hook you cannot forget.

Toronto to Buffalo: FalconCrest & Twistello team up for Tray Starks-directed video - HipHopCanada.com

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