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MGK laces up for Iron Mic in Edmonton [Review] #IronMic

Edmonton, AB – On Apr. 19, Pearl Entertainment delivered the first Iron Mic Music Festival at the Edmonton Expo Centre. Western Canada’s biggest indoor … Read More »

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Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch bring the Wu Block to Edmonton [Photos] #IronMic

Edmonton, AB – On Apr. 19, Pearl Entertainment brought the first ever Iron Mic Music Festival to the Edmonton Expo Centre. The festival … Read More »

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T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Intervi…

Toronto, ON – Originally published April 10, 2014 – I met Toronto rapper T.R.A., aka Tha Rhyme Animal, in person for the … Read More »

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Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

London, UK – In the early 2000′s, when the relationship between hip-hop and the internet really began to flourish, many aspiring MCs … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]


25 Mar

Mike Boyd releases …Note The Sarcasm LP; joins Classified & Hedley on tour [News]

Enfield, NS – Canadian hip-hop artist Mike Boyd’s brand new full-length album …Note The Sarcasm, was released today via Halflife Records Inc./Universal Music Canada. Halflife Records Inc. is owned by Boyd’s brother; JUNO Award-winning producer Classified. He will join Classified on a national tour with Hedley in support of the release, kicking off in Toronto on March 27 at the Air Canada Centre.

Click the jump for more details including the tour dates where you catch Mike and company in concert.

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25 Mar

Doctor J – Bill Withers [Video]

Montreal, QCDoctor J keeps it short and sweet with his new 5 Pound Media directed video for his track “Bill Withers” from his ongoing #LachineStyle series. The Real City emcee brings the bars out and does a little lyrical exercise over the self-produced cut. Tune in for more new music in the coming weeks and take in the new below. Order some Chinese food to go with it. Bon appetit.

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25 Mar

Boi-1da, The Maven Boys featured on new Mobb Deep album [News]

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New York, NYBoi-1da has added another dope credit to his production discography by being confirmed as one of the producers on board for the upcoming Mobb Deep album. Toronto’s own The Maven Boys are also credited with co-production for “Legendary” featuring Bun B and Juicy J.

The Infamous Mobb Deep is slated for an April 1 release and, along with 1da and The Maven Boys, it will feature production from Havoc (Mobb Deep), Alchemist, Illmind, Beat Butcha, Kaytranada, Ommas Keith and Seven Thomas. Additional guest appearances inlcude Snoop Dogg, Nas, The Lox, Busta Rhymes, French Montana and Mack Wilds.

Click the jump link below to check out the track listing.

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24 Mar

CBC Music presents: Searchlight 2014 [News]

Toronto, ONCBC Music just launched its Searchlight 2014 competition to connect fans with their favourite up-and-coming Canadian artists. It’s a contest to give some shine – and some sweepstakes – to some of the best in Canada. As a fan, you can place 10 votes per region each day to help narrow down the competition to the semi-finals.

The grand prize winner receives $20,000 worth of music equipment from Yamaha Music Canada, a professional recording with CBC Music, and an opening spot on a high-profile music showcase. So this is a great way to show support to your favourites. You may not be able to gift your favourite rap-cat with $20,000 worth of Yamaha swag to advance his/her career. But if you troll the Internet and place those 10 daily votes, you can definitely assist in getting him/her that monstrously epic grand prize – which includes Yamaha swag.

Several of our favourite artists are participating in Searchlight 2014, and have reached out to let us know. So keep a look out for Buck N’ Nice (from Ottawa), Pimpton (from Regina), Rebecca Dawn and Jayzen (Calgary), Ursa Maja (Moose Jaw), Spesh K (Toronto), and more. And if you’re participating in Searchlight 2014, feel free to leave us a link to your CBC profile in the comment section below, and we’ll add you in to this post. Best of luck to everyone. Looking forward to seeing Canadian hip-hop in the Searchlight.

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Related Post: Buck N’ Nice – This One’s For You (Appreciation Song) [Video]

24 Mar

Junk – Best Mistake Ever Made [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – Northwest Division’s Junk comes solo with the dreamy sounds of “Best Mistake Ever Made”. The story told through Junk’s signature on-point rhyming is spit over a laid-back, smooth beat produced by Gboxx. Check it out below.


Junk - Best Mistake Ever A Made [Audio]

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24 Mar

Swisslizz – Man Of The Occasion (Freestyle) [Video]

Vancouver, BCSwisslizz drops his latest video freestyle “Man Of The Occasion” from his new mixtape Zone Music. Cop it here and check the video out below.

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24 Mar

Sythe – Burn Down ft. Bound2Be, Attikus, Azrael, Anonymouz and P-Butta

Vancouver, BC – The first single from Sythe‘s self titled debut solo album “Burn Down” features Bound2Be, Attikus, Azrael, Anonymouz and P-Butta and holds enough heat to catch flame. Check out the video below.

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24 Mar

Eazy Terrestrial – FWMYKIGI (Freestyle) [Video]

Vancouver, BC –  Eazy Terrestrial brings us a sneak peak from his forthcoming  project Molly, Kush, Hennessy “FWMYKIGI”. Check his recent freestyle over Jay’s  “FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” beat below.

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24 Mar

D-Sisive – Odette (Prod. Muneshine) [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Toronto rapper D-Sisive aka Derek Christoff drops off his latest offering featuring production by Muneshine. “Odette” will be featured on his D’s next project, Desolate|The Mixtape, set to drop on March 29.

The song premiered on Noisey earlier today and was summarized by Osman Ahmed:

Odette features D-Sisive flexing his great songwriting skills, using a multi-syllabic rhyme scheme paired with gritty imagery of metropolitan life to perfectly capture the overwhelming feeling of surviving the chaotic times in Toronto. The relentless melancholic siren (an essential part of Toronto’s downtown soundscape) and rattling bass from Muneshine’s production is the icing on the cake.


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24 Mar

Smoke DZA speaks with Billboard and performs a new song [Video]

New York, NY – There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Smoke DZA. The rapper and R.F.C. Music Group label head has been in the game for over a decade, and his personal journey has been one to marvel at. On his upcoming album, Dream.ZONE.Achieve, DZA breaks down his sonic excursion into three acts.

“It’s different. It’s not pot-related. It’s about my journey,” he says. “‘Dream’ was my inspiration and actually thinking about doing it. ‘Zone’ was the hustle in this music industry, being from the street, and trying to transform. ‘Achieve’ is basking in all the glory; It’s where I’m at right now.”

While some battle to claim the title of “King of New York,” Smoke DZA chooses to influence hip-hop fans beyond the borders of the Big Apple. “All that shit is propaganda. We’re not talking about the Jay Z’s and the rap royalty of the game; We’re talking about the young guys. All that shit is propaganda,” DZA says, passionately. “Before the New York thing got trendy, I was a New York artist. I didn’t switch to trap. I didn’t none of that funny shit. If I did it, I did it the way I wanted to do it. It’s more than just being a New York artist in New York City. Go out of New York City and do that and then say what you want to say that.”

Check out Smoke DZA speak on his upcoming collaborative album with Cam’Ron and the advice he’d give his younger self above. Below catch his first performance of Dream.ZONE.Achieve song, “ZONE” for Billboard:

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