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New York rapper Troy Ave talks Canadian Tour, White Christmas 3, Young Lito & more

Ottawa, ON – BSB Records rapper Troy Ave was recently in the Nation’s Capital for the second date of his White Christmas … Read More »

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2016 JUNO Awards: Drake, Kardinal, k-os & more nominated for Rap Recording of the Yea…

Toronto, ON – After months of waiting patiently, CARAS has finally revealed the nominations for the 2016 JUNO Awards taking place in … Read More »

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Understanding Summer Sixteen: With Meek Mill digested, Drake sets his sights on bigger tar…

Listening to Episode 14 of OVO Sound Radio earlier tonight, it’s clear … Read More »

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Night Lovell talks “Dark Light” hitting a million views, Young Thug, Jazz Cart…

Here’s an understatement: Night Lovell had a big year in 2015. From releasing … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil


8 Dec

JayKin teams up with Dave Fields for “Back On My Own”

Vancouver, BC – Linking up with Ontario artist Dave Fields, JayKin drops a shiny new track titled “Back On My Own”.

JayKin switches up his style on this joint – produced by Fields himself – and we are diggin’ the new vibe. Peep the track below.

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Related Post: Dave Fields drops some introspective self-analysis on new album Neck Deep

8 Dec

The Weeknd, Drake lead Canadian nominees for 58th Grammy Awards

Los Angeles, CA – The nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday via a press release posted on the Grammy website. Of the 83 categories announced, 11 of them feature a nomination for either Toronto singer-songwriter The Weeknd or Drake. The Weeknd tied Taylor Swift for the second most nominations with 7 (behind Kendrick Lamar’s 11), while Drake is nominated in four categories, twice for Best Rap Performance.

Drake’s diss to Meek Mill, “Back To Back” was nominated for Best Rap Performance as well as his “Truffle Butter” collaboration with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. Drake’s surprise “mixtape,” If You’re Reading This Its Too Late, is up for Best Rap Album and with some stiff competition at that: J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Dr. Dre’s Compton, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly (favoured to win by many) and Nicki Minaj’s The PinkPrint. Drake also received a nod in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category for his work on Nicki Minaj’s “Only” which also featured Weezy and Chris Brown. Lastly, Drake’s single, “Energy,” has been nominated for Best Rap Song, going up against Kanye West (“All Day”), Kendrick Lamar (“Alright”), Common and John Legend (“Glory”) and Fetty Wap (“Trap Queen”).

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Related Post: All-Star Weekend: Drake set to face NBA legend Reggie Miller in ping pong challenge

8 Dec

SO LOKI give listeners a peak into their upcoming album with two new tracks

Vancouver, BCSO LOKI is a Vancouver-based duo consisting of out-the-box thinkers Sam Lucia and Natura. Their debut single “Rebelution” from the upcoming project SUPERMANIC was the released early November with their second single “G’d” recently dropping. Take a listen to both tracks below.

SO LOKI – Rebelution

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8 Dec

New music: HeatWave, Tony Mason, Fat Loonie & Cokekey$ Car’tel are “Super Lit”

Vancouver, BC – “Super Lit,” featuring Reps Up/OVO affiliate Cokekey$ Car’tel, is the lead off single and title track to an upcoming EP release by Vancouver’s HeatWave and Tony Mason, and Toronto’s Fat Loonie. The new trap anthem is expected to receive visual support so stay tuned for that and check out the tune below.

In other HeatWave news, the Vancouver rapper will be performing on Dec. 14 at Fortune Sound Club as part of Hip-Hop Karaoke Vancouver’s 6th Year Anniversary event. Check out the Facebook listing for full details.

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8 Dec

Brampton up-and-comer Toast previews new CHEERS mixtape with “Maple Syrup”

Brampton, ON – For something that is so often associated with Canadian culture, it’s kind of strange that “Maple Syrup” hasn’t been referenced more in Canadian hip-hop; especially with the syrup and sizzerb subject matter being so prevalent in American hip-hop just a few years back.

Up-and-coming B-Town hip-hop artist Toast must have noticed the void, and he’s filled it nicely with his new single. “Maple Syrup” is the gateway single off the forthcoming mixtape release, CHEERS, where Toast takes you through what he likes to call “one of those nights.”

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8 Dec

Vancouver Co-op Radio Hip-Hop Show ‘Urban Renewal Project’ Celebrates 3-Year Anniversary

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver’s Co-op Radio 100.5 FM’s hip-hop show, Urban Renewal Project, airs every Tuesday 10pm-12am pst. They exclusively showcase local Canadian hip-hop an have quickly become an invaluable resource to local rappers and fans.

All year long hosts DJ Denise and Blasphem-E have been interviewing both well-known and upcoming Canadian hip-hop artists in-studio and over the phone ranging from Eastvan to cities across Canada. Their annual live showcase offers the city a chance to check out some of the artists who have been showcased during this year.

This year their third annual showcase will be hosted by DJ 151 and Blasphem-E and includes performances by JBlaq, Lane, Spits N Giggles, Attikus, David Morin, KIDS, Torio Jones, Indelible, Blue Team Blue and special guest, Tre Nyce.

Urban Renewal Project’s 3rd  Anniversary Showcase takes place Thursday December 10 2015, at Red Room Ultrabar, (398 Richards St.)

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8 Dec

9-0 Nickel’s Peter Jackson releases new video for “Bubble For Me” featuring Sizzla Kalonji

Toronto, ON – 9-0 Nickel Entertainment hip-hop artist and CEO, Peter Jackson, has released the latest video in support of his Fresh Start project. “Bubble For Me” features Jamaican reggae star Sizzla Kalonji and production by 868 Music. The video was directed by by Jamaican filmmaker, Nordia Rose and is available for viewing after the jump link below. “Bubble For Me” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

PJ has several projects available on iTunes including In My Life, Fresh Start, Good Company and his latest, Since I Was 16.

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8 Dec

Nasty releases the video for his collaboration with DJ IV & SolidMas titled “They Call Me”

St. John’s, NL – St. John’s artist Nasty recently released the video treatment for his single with DJ IV and SolidMas titled “They Call Me.”

One of the smartest things an MC can do is crank out a solid track with solid name recognition. If you can release a song that covertly forces people to know who you are, you’re on some next level ish. And that’s what Nasty does on here.

This video cuts to scenes of Nasty hanging out with his squad as he forces us to get familiar with “Nasty” – the dude who who rapped so hard his voice got “raspy.” The video was shot and edited by Timo Sargent. Check it out after the jump.

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7 Dec

Casey Veggies headlines the sixth annual Christmas Rappin’ in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – The annual Christmas Rappin’ event has been ongoing for six years in Vancouver and typically features a handful on Vancity’s veterans with a special surprise guest. This year on December 17th the charity event enlists the city’s brightest hustlers-on-the-rise alongside Roc Nation’s own shining emcee, Casey Veggies.

Timbre Concerts, Alexander Gastown and The Freshest present will be host Christmas Rappin’ 6 with locals Dkay, Fizal, KIDS, Ghost, Seth Kay, Spotty Josif, JayKin and Tre Nyce with sounds by The Freshest and Flipout as the evenings master of ceremonies. Partial proceeds will be donated to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and cash donations are encouraged.

Past Christmas Rappin’ events have seen the likes of Canadian OG’s such as Maestro Fresh Wes, The Rascalz, Snak The Ripper, Swollen Members, Chin Injeti, Kyprios (to name a few) with guest headliners ranging from Kid Capri to Tuxedo to this years main act Casey Veggies.

We are proud to be sponsoring this event and will definitely be in the building to cover the show. Peep recent material from each perfomer at this years event below and stay tuned for our coverage of Christmas Rappin’ 6.

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7 Dec

New music: Atlanta-based Brampton-native Zayv3r releases new “$ingle”

Atlanta, GA – New music from ATL-based Brampton transplant, Zayv3r. You can check out the new “$ingle” below via SoundCloud.

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