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Talented producer, UTVMG’s Acres killed in Calgary; suspect charged [News]

Calgary, AB – Canada has lost another talented artist to violence. Producer Jaimend Roberto Orellana-Sincuir, also known as Acres, was shot multiple … Read More »

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Home of the Brave: Rezzi talks bullying, new mixtape & more [Interview]

Toronto, ON – For the past couple of years, a Toronto teenager has become a strong voice for speaking out against bullying. … Read More »

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There Is Only Now: Souls of Mischief hit the stage in Calgary [Review]

Calgary, AB – On Feb. 11, the good people over at Blueprint Live brought Souls of Mischief to Comonwealth Bar & Stage … Read More »

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Rich Homie Quan had us feeling some Type of Way in Calgary [Review]

Calgary, AB – On Feb. 12, Rich Homie Quan rolled through Calgary for the second stop along his debut 2015 Canadian Tour. … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Knucklehead – Take It From There (Dir. Fozz) [Video]

Knucklehead – Take It From There (Dir. Fozz) [Video]

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20 Jan

Jesse John – Man In The Mirror [Audio]


Prince Albert, SKJesse John recently teamed up with Saskatchewan’s beat-maker extraordinaire – Rayne Drop – to hit us with a Michael Jackson-sampled song of serious introspection titled “Man In The Mirror.”

Jesse has been on hiatus for a while, so he uses this song to reintroduce himself to his listeners. His prior M.O. was grimy street rap. But this joint takes a much more emotional route. I mean, you can flip MJ’s track however you want to. But at the end of the day, the whole “I’m starting with the man in the mirror/ I’m asking him to change his ways,” thing still rings true.

Jesse’s re-entering the scene with a serious stance on equality, pushing past the struggle, and working towards a hopeful future: “I see the future/ We’re still struggling now/ The government’s corrupt/ They steady running us down/ I’m sick of running around/ I want to help my people.” Check it out.

Jesse John - Man In The Mirror [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Jan

Allan Rayman – Tennessee (Prod. Substance) [Audio] #SOTD


Toronto, ONAllan Rayman just hit us with his latest single release titled “Tennessee.” And now I have no choice but to give him demigod status. Because this song is everything. Allan Rayman is one of my favourite things happening in the music industry right now.

So here’s the deal: Allan was selected by DJBooth.net to participate their ‘Top Prospects’ campaign. Obviously. Because he’s Allan Rayman. Anyways, he released “Tennessee” for the campaign. This joint will be found on Allan’s forthcoming Hotel Allan, as well as on DJ Booth’s Top Prospects Vol. 3 EP. So keep it locked. Because when Hotel Allan drops, all the panties will be wet.

Allan Rayman - Tennessee (Prod. Substance) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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19 Jan

Dre Specz – Keep Silent ft. Freeway & NYN3 [Video]


Toronto, ON – Don’t miss the new video from Dre Specz featuring NYN3 and Rhymesayers Entertainment’s Freeway. “Keep Silent” was produced by Mr. Erbie and the video was directed by Captured Film. Check it out after the jump. Shouts to Oracle Recordings.

Dre Specz - Keep Silent ft. Freeway & NYN3 [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

19 Jan

Fabolous & DeJ Loaf are in Toronto on Jan. 22; Tickets to giveaway! [News]


Toronto, ON – This Thursday, January 22, make sure you make your way to Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East) for the latest concert from High Octane Entertainment. Veteran MC Fabolous makes his return to The 6 and is joined by one of the hottest new artists on the scene, DeJ Loaf.

Contest

HipHopCanada is giving away a pair of tickets for this concert to one lucky winner! For a chance at winning, follow us on Twitter @HipHopCanada and let us know the name of your favourite Fabolous tune of ALL-TIME.

Sample tweet:@HipHopCanada My fav Fabolous song is Can’t Let You Go

The winner will be announced and contacted before the concert.

Fabolous & DeJ Loaf are in Toronto on Jan. 22; Tickets to giveaway! [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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19 Jan

D-Sisive pays tribute to actors Gandolfini & Hoffman with new single, t-shirts [News]


Toronto, ON – “Wilted” is a new tune by Derek Christoff, better known as D-Sisive, celebrating the lives of actors James Gandolfini and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Along with the new song, D has teamed up with Knapsackwax.com to present 2 different “Wilted” shirts – “Wilted” Gandolfini tee, and the “Wilted” Hoffman tee.

You can find sample shots of both shirts, along with more details from D-Sisive about the song, after the jump. Check out “Wilted” below.

D-Sisive pays tribute to actors Gandolfini & Hoffman with new single, t-shirts [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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19 Jan

Sese – Major Damage ft. Thoby G [Video] #SOTD


St. Catharines, ONSese is back with brand new visuals in support of his YFRWN3 project. “Major Damage,” featuring Thoby G, was produced by DeeDotWill while the video was directed by Frank Douglas and the S.H. Brothaz (Buck-City and Tipz-C). The new release comes at you courtesy of a new collective that Sese has put together by the name of Nightmare Klub.

It’s basically a collective I put together of graphic designers, video directors, rappers, producers, etc. Basically an in-house team that can handle all aspects of a independent release.

YFRWN3 is available for download on iTunes, and you can stream or download it on Bandcamp.

“Major Damage” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

Sese - Major Damage ft. Thoby G. [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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19 Jan

Scope G on blurring the lines and stimulating the 5 senses [Interview]


Vancouver, BC – Scope G is a Vancouver-based artist with a diverse skill-set ranging from rapping and producing, to photo and video editing. With hip-hop as his musical foundation, he has expanded to electronic-based soundtrack production. Being a Chinese-born Canadian artist from this emerging generation, he is driven to blur the lines of what an artist is in today’s cyber-world. Whether his work is behind the scenes or in the spotlight, he is determined to trail-blaze a path for others who share similar interests and capabilities.

As of 2012, he picked up a camera and began to channel his vision through photo and video. His debut project titled New Realm is as much visual as it is audio. It is not only an album consisting of original production and written songs, but also a series of instrumentals, photo-sets, and different videos (not just performance videos) released throughout the year. HipHopCanada’s Max Dishaw caught up with him to talk all about the new multidimensional project.

Scope G on blurring the lines and stimulating the 5 senses [Interview] - HipHopCanada.com

So just have faith in the process and do not speed it up. Absorb other peoples advice and opinions but don’t be completely influenced by them.” – Scope G

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19 Jan

Philip Solo – Poser ft. Merkules & Kryple [Video]


Edmonton, AB – In support of his upcoming [untitled] debut album, due this April, Edmonton’s Philip Solo dropped his latest visual “Poser” featuring fellow Canadian MCs Merkules and Kryple. Keeping it 100 with his eclectic style, this joint is a satirical “f*ck you” to Solo’s haters (who claim he isn’t hip-hop material). And the video, well, check it now after the jump.

Poser - Philip Solo ft. Merkules & Kryple [Video]- HipHopCanada.com

19 Jan

Dope Piece – Mean Dream [Video]


St. John’s, NL – On Jan. 10, Newfoundland rapper Dope Piece launched fresh new visuals for his track “Mean Dream.” Dope Piece hops in on an old school-influened Mike’L beat and hits us with some mad hungry bars about his “Mean Dream.”

The video was sent to me by the homie Vater, who’s been keeping me in-the-loop on East Coast Canadian rap. Y’all owe him an Edible Arrangement or something. He’s been doing free PR for you cats in the name of good ol’ hip-hop appreciation. Salute to Vater!

Unrelated side note: Dope Pieces’s Tune Squad Space Jam jersey in the video is everything. Another unrelated side note: Dude still totally reminds me of the hypothetical lovechild of Mac Miller and OB O’Brien. Okay. Now that’s all off my chest, check out the video for “Mean Dream” after the jump.

Dope Piece - Mean Dream [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Jan

Krash – Dope Fly [Audio]


Toronto, ON – Toronto femcee Krash just hit us with her first single release of 2015 titled “Dope Fly.” Krash lights a fat one and hits us over top of a smooth Sly the Beatmaker beat. This is one seriously wavy, floating weed rap track.

Krash has been on hiatus for the last little while, following the release of The Spectrum in 2013. Now she’s back at it and delivering the goods for 2015.

The track is anchored by the repetition of Krash’s hook. And it’s the best ever: “I aint Jesus/ But they call me the most high.” Because… you know… “the most high.” Giggle. Snort. Jesus may have been exalted; but Krash is smoking dope fly. They’re both high – just on different levels. Check it out below.

Krash - Dope Fly [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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