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The best show of Sled Island 2015: Jazz Cartier at Nite Owl [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 27, Jazz Cartier came through Calgary to wrap Sled Island 2015, and delivered the best show of … Read More »

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Part II of Tory Lanez at Sled: Tory broke Calgary at Hifi Club [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – Fresh off his superlative performance on Jun. 25, Tory Lanez hit Calgary with a second show during Sled Island … Read More »

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Part I of Tory Lanez at Sled: Calgary almost broke Tory [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 25, one of my all-time favourite up-and-comers – the great Tory Lanez – blessed the people of … Read More »

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De La Soul souled out and sold out at Sled Island 2015 [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 24, Sled Island 2015 kicked off for Calgary’s hip-hop heads with a massive show headlined by the … Read More »

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Quake Matthews – You Ain’t Me (Prod. Chris Noxx) [Video]

Quake Matthews – You Ain’t Me (Prod. Chris Noxx) [Video]

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21 May

Gabriel Lis – Bonfire [Audio]


Toronto, ON – Toronto producer Gabriel Lis just hit us with this recent instrumental beat release titled “Bonfire.”

This joint comes to us off of Gabriel’s latest Toronosaurus Rex instrumental album. This is the thirteenth track off the project, and Gabriel’s second single release from the album. Check it out.

Gabriel Lis - Bonfire [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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21 May

Tonight in Calgary: Junia-T & TassNata’s Canadian tour connects with SonReal [News]


Calgary, AB – With 4 dates already in the bag, Junia-T and TassNata are joining SonReal in Calgary tonight for a big party at Commonwealth Bar (731 10 Ave SW). The pair’s #BeforeMourningEyeSeeYou Tour has already reached Vancouver and Kelowna, as well as a stop in Los Angeles for a date with Talib Kweli. They’ll be reaching Edmonton’s Pawn Shop with SonReal tomorrow, followed by Nanaimo, BC on May 28 and Victoria on May 29. After that they’ll take a short break before joining SonReal again, this time in Mississauga at Celebration Square. They’ll wrap up the tour with a pair of Toronto dates and a June 25 performance inside Ottawa’s Babylon Nightclub. Click the jump link below to check out the rest of the newly released tour artwork.

Click here for more information about SonReal’s For The Town Tour, which started in Hamilton on May 7 and wraps up in Squamish, BC on August 8 at the Squamish Valley Music Festival.

Tonight in Calgary: Junia-T & TassNata's Canadian tour connects with SonReal [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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21 May

Da SlyGuy – T.A.D.I.L.M. [Audio]


Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer Da SlyGuy drops off his latest tune, “T.A.D.I.L.M. (They Ain’t Do It Like Me),” produced by PDub. If you’re unfamiliar with Da SlyGuy, you might just remember him from the funny “Shit Toronto People Say” video with Marlon Palmer and Femi Lawson. Check out “T.A.D.I.L.M.” below.

Da SlyGuy - T.A.D.I.L.M. [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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21 May

Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods is live in Toronto on June 13 with Jimmy B & more [News]


Toronto, ON – Taylor Gang rapper Chevy Woods, representing Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be performing live in Toronto on Saturday, June 13. The event will take place at The Rockpile (5555 Dundas St. West) with doors opening at 8 p.m. Although this is an ALL AGES event, it will be licensed to serve alcohol to anyone age 19 and over (with I.D.). Tickets can be purchased online via TicketWeb.

Along with the “Medicated” rapper, you’ll be treated top performances by Jimmy B, Casper, BWMG, Young Smitty, V Smooth, LOVESeyon, Maverick, Team OBM, Rich Rolling Rebels and C.Skanes.

Click the jump link below to see the flyer.

Taylor Gang's Chevy Woods is live in Toronto on June 13 with Jimmy B & more [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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21 May

GiNZ – 3 AM In China (Prod. N8ture Boy) [Audio]


Toronto, ON – It’s been a long minute since we’ve heard from GiNZ. But homie just hit us with a fresh new freestyle titled “3 AM In China.” Spoiler alert: GiNZ just got back from a trip to China – which is where he wrote this track (as you might have guessed from the title).

This freestyle rolls deep. There are layers to it. I mean, obviously it’s a nod to GiNZ’s trip abroad. But it’s also a commentary on music fame on a global scale. Cats get so caught up with being a hometown hero that they forget about the importance of pushing their music beyond their city. The track was produced by N8ture Boy. Check it out below.

GiNZ - 3 AM In China (Prod. N8ture Boy) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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20 May

Dirty Harry – All By Myself [Audio]


Calgary, AB – These last few weeks have been the best because some of my favourite up-and-coming Calgary dudes have been delivering the heat. If it was possible, I would add fire emojis to this post. Anyways, Dirty Harry just released a new tune titled “All By Myself.” And it’s burning heat.

I’m not even kidding. Harry says it himself on that first verse: “You should retire, man/ You don’ had your turn/ I feel like Usher Raymond/ I had to let it burn.” (Insert all the fire emojis here).

This track is a milestone for Harry’s growth as an artist. I’ve been plugging him to people a lot lately. Especially because he’s started to hone this Dirty Harry-style Mac Miller delivery. And he’s stayed consistent by going in on vibey chill-out beats. That being said, this track has a lot more trap crunch than Harry’s recent work. But it’s an important PSA to hear. If you want something done right, you’ve got to get ‘er done yourself: “I’ve done well for myself/ And that’s all by myself.” Oh. And spoiler alert: Harry sings on here. And I love when Harry sings. The track was produced by MJ. Check it out below.

Dirty Harry - All By Myself [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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20 May

88flow – All This ft. EJ Grant (Prod. B3auu) [Audio]


Hamilton, ON – The Bo$ Clique fam returns this week with some freshly cooked audio for “All This” by 88flow and EJ Grant. Our two dudes go in over top of a wavy B3auu beat to hit us with a hungry warning shot: “We ’bout to take over”

88flow - All This ft. EJ Grant (Prod. B3auu) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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20 May

Tha Real K.I.D. – Trapped ft. Sese (Dir. NV) [Video] #WaenGang


Toronto, ONTha Real K.I.D. of WaenGang calls on Nightmare Klub rapper Sese for his new single, “Trapped.” You can check out the NV-directed video now after the jump.

Tha Real K.I.D. - Trapped ft. Sese (Dir. NV) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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20 May

D.O. Gibson – Getting In The Way ft. Slakah The Beatchild [Audio]


Toronto, ON – The second of two new D.O. Gibson records we’re posting in support of his new album Duane Gibson which drops on Tuesday, May 26. “Getting In The Way” features D.O.’s Art of Fresh partner-in-crime, Slakah The Beatchild. Along with “Getting In The Way,” D.O. also dropped our latest Song of the Day, “Kick In The Door” featuring JD Era, Casper The Ghost and S. Davis. Click here to check it out.

D.O. Gibson - Getting In The Way ft. Slakah The Beatchild [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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20 May

D.O. Gibson – Kick In The Door ft. JD Era, Casper The Ghost & S. Davis [Audio] #SOTD


Toronto, ON – New music from your boy D.O. Gibson. The Toronto veteran unleashed two new records today in support of his forthcoming self-titled album, Duane Gibson. Our Song of the Day is the TNB Beatz-produced “Kick Down The Door” featuring JD Era, Casper The Ghost and S. Davis. You can also check out D.O.’s “Missy Elliott” video which dropped late last week.

D.O. Gibson - Kick In The Door ft. JD Era, Casper The Ghost & S. Davis [Audio] #SOTD - HipHopCanada.com

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