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Day 3: Tory Lanez crowd surfs his way through high energy set at Pemberton Music Festival

Pemberton, BC – 2016 has felt like a year of progress and new emergence for many artists, and Tory Lanez potentially had the most … Read More »

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Drake vs. Joe Budden: No Shopping, Afraid & some background on the beef

Toronto, ON – As the internet weighed in on Drake’s diss to Joe Budden, by way of his verse on French Montana’s … Read More »

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Day 5: Alessia Cara makes powerful Ottawa debut at Bluesfest

Ottawa, ON – Brampton-born Alessia Cara made her Ottawa debut on the City stage Wednesday for Day 5 of Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest.
She … Read More »

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Dylan Guthro releases “Here Till The Mornin'” with Quake Matthews; drops three

Dylan Guthro releases “Here Till The Mornin'” with Quake Matthews; drops three


3 Jun

Major Key: DJ Khaled promotes new album with hot summer anthem For Free featuring Drake

Miami, FL – With his forthcoming album announced, producer, record exec and Snapchat king, DJ Khaled, has officially dropped the project’s first single with a sizzling hot feature from Drake.

Much like their previous two collaborations – “I’m On One” and “No New Friends” – the new single “For Free” is set to be a major summer hit that will spearhead the promotions for Khaled’s next release, Major Key, dropping on Epic Records.

[Note: You can preview “For Free” below, or click the jump link for a full stream. Please note, the full stream will likely trigger a pop-up ad which could be tricky to close without an ad-blocker installed.]

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3 Jun

Premiere: Jame$ $crambles from the $crambler Gang releases his video for “Average Joe”

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada has teamed up with Jame$ $crambles (from the $crambler Gang) to launch this new video for “Average Joe” (produced by Lay Low).

“Average Joe” is a track about the day-to-day life. It’s about the universal hustle we all persevere at to make our way in the world, feed our bellies, and take ourselves to that next level.

Jame$ $crambles takes us on a tour around Toronto and the GTA, subtly throwing in shots of signage from where he grew up as a kid.

I feel like people often see “being average” as a bad thing. But Jame$ doesn’t play into that. Instead, he uses the concept of “average” to show us how we’re all universally on the same page and on the same mission in life. Peep the video premiere and check out interview with Jame$ after the jump.

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3 Jun

Toronto’s YogiDaProducer dedicates new beat tape to late mother, Petronilla

Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer YogiDaProducer drops off a hot new instrumental project, dedicated to his mother who passed away in 2010. Petronilla is available below via SoundCloud.

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3 Jun

Tonight: Bring Ya Eh Game brings the Eh List Summer Tour to Montreal’s TRH Bar

Ottawa, ON – Recording artist, radio host, and Bring Ya Eh Game founder Dynamic (aka Ya Favourite Lightskin) kicked off his Eh List Summer Tour Thursday in his hometown of Ottawa. The Toronto-resident has embarked on a 4-date tour in support of his new compilation, Bring Ya Eh Game’s Eh List Vol. 4. The project has done well on the charts – Debuting at #1 in Kingston, #5 in Edmonton, and #8 in Montreal​ – resulting in the project’s appearance on the National Hip Hop Chart in the #9 spot.

The remaining dates on the tour include: Tonight (Friday) in Montreal’s TRH Bar (3699 Boul. St. Laurent), Thursday, June 9 inside Toronto’s The Central (603 Markham St.) and Friday, June 17 inside London, Ontario’s Gordies Brewhouse (1631 Oxford St. East). More dates could be added to the tour so stay tuned!

Dynamic is the host of the tour which features performances by Ramone, Leoh Davis, Gee Wunder, Set2, Divo, Leondro, Bigg Ceaser & DJ Disspare, Ultra Magnus, Casper The Ghost, Kehmak, Sharky, Ape Mob, Tokyo Kidd, M.O. Littles, Mezziah, Shariq DeVonte, Aspects, Dev Dirrty, and Poetic Elements, to name a few. #EhListTour

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3 Jun

Song of the Day: Friday promotes new album Nocturnal with Cazhhmere-directed “After Hours”

Toronto, ON – The Cazhhmere-directed “After Hours” is the latest visual release from veteran Toronto rapper Friday (aka Ricky Dred) in support of his new album, Nocturnal. Released collaboratively between Friday’s own AWOL Records, URBNET and Fontana North, the new KidsAlright-produced single perfectly captures the essence of Nocturnal, which Friday summarizes nicely below:

I am Nocturnal, best played in the late night. Sonically it is made for driving on late night missions. This is a collections of just some of my issues and street perspective. Every song tells a tale of different parts of my nights and my life. I am the 4 am Night Child, the peak time of my inspiration and I’ve lived many nights in the streets or the Afterhour underground clubs until I’ve seen the sun come up. I am the representative of mine and many other’s struggles and change that I’m trying to make. I am the single mother’s only child…I am now the parent. I am the giver of songs of pain, pleasure and profit. Lust, money and greed as well as accomplishments. I am The Sober Emcee, I am 6 years sober. I am the lover…I am the love killer. I am an insomniac with a warm heart but…I am Cold too. My album is an extension of myself and hard work so essentially I am Nocturnal.

“After Hours” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. The song, and the rest of the Nocturnal album, are available on iTunes.

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2 Jun

You need to listen to OSIYM’s “Late Night” summer anthem

Toronto, ON – Toronto’s own OSIYM (Out of Sight, In Your Mind) just dropped their latest single titled “Late Night” (produced by Demar P).

The rap duo of Charlie Black and Nova have a knack for cooking up these songs that I’ll listen to over and over again to oblivion. Making anthems is kind of their thing. They’ll switch up their style and go in over virtually any kind of beat. But it’s almost always going to be an anthem.

So this track – “Late Night” – is a summer anthem for 2016. It’s for all those nights of going hard and going all out; and allowing yourself to live without regrets for one night. This is how you should spend summer 2016. Check it out below.

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Twitter: @OSIYMMusic

2 Jun

Up close with The Smokers Club Tour

Vancouver, BC – This past Tuesday Timbre Concerts brought forth The Smokers Club Tour to Fortune Sound with the legendary Cam’ron, The Underachievers, G-Herbo and Nyck Caution. The tour set fire (not literally, but there was a lot of smoke) to the venue and managed to bring a good portion of the city’s hip-hop / stoner community out. Although scheduled performance from Smoke DZA was missing from the roster (border issues presumably) every other set was lit.

Our man on the cam Jamie Sands caught some flicks and complied a collection of his favourite shots. Check out our official photo gallery of The Smokers Club Tour below.

(Photos) The Smokers Club Tour Kicks Off in Vancouver

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2 Jun

Check out Rayne Drop’s May 2016 Beat Pack for all the summer vibes

Prince Albert, SK – Saskatchewan super producer Rayne Drop (of Rayne Supreme) just dropped his May 2016 Beat Pack this evening. This month’s offering includes four beats, all of which are currently available for purchase or lease.

These are the kind of beats made for summer jams and porch stoop anthems. The collection includes the compositions “Never Safe,” “Sundaze,” “You Know,” and “Strictly For The Kings.”

I’ve been on such a Soulection kick lately so I’m particularly fond of “Sundaze” and “You Know.” Both those beats body that floaty “eclectic soul” sound that just rides out on good vibes and feels.

Check out the beat pack below, and peep our Q&A with Rayne after the jump. Also make sure you head over to to lease or purchase any one of these gems. You can also hit up the man direct at for additional information.

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1 Jun

SYPH and Smoke Dawg link up for this new trap banger, “Off The Boat”

Mississauga, ON – Mississauga rapper SYPH recently connected with Toronto’s own Smoke Dawg for this freshly released trap banger entitled “Off The Boat” (produced by Cashmoneyap).

“Off The Boat” is a hustler’s anthem – not only for the trappers – but for anyone putting in work and staying on the grind to get what’s theirs.

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1 Jun

Is the beef coming to an end? Madchild gives a shout-out to Snak The Ripper & Merkules

Vancouver, BCUpdated Jun. 1 at 10:45 a.m. MT – Looks like the rap beef is not coming to an end. Snak The Ripper responded to this article with a tweet that read ‘Nope’

2015 was the year of the explosive West Coast rap beef between Madchild and Snak The Ripper. The Battle Axe Warriors chief and the Stealth Bomb Records kingpin spent the end of 2015 firing diss tracks back and fourth against one another.

But it looks like the beef may (possibly?) be on its way out after Madchild recently tweeted a shout-out to Snak and Merkules following their appearance on DJ Tony Touch’s “Toca Tuesdays” on SiriusXM Shade 45 back in March. Snak and Merk went on air and slaughtered their freestyle on the show.

It seems the freestyle caught the attention of Madchild, who decided to offer up an olive branch in the form of a tweet directed at the Stealth Bomb Records artists: “Even though I’m not down with them .. Gotta give credit where its due Snak and merk killed it on the tony touch show. BC pride.”

Snak The Ripper fires back at Madchild in less than 24 hours with this video for

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