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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 »

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Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published April 3, 2014 – Rising to hip-hop celebrity on his own terms, Kid Ink is a hustler … Read More »

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Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian tour dates [News]

Winnipeg, MB - Western Canada is about to get rowdy this summer as Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator prepares to take over. The … 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]

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20 Mar

Toronto’s iSH to release major label EP debut on April 1 [News]


Toronto, ON – Toronto rapper iSH is preparing for the April 1 release of his major label debut EP, Up & Up. The young artist has spent several years getting his buzz up and the hard work seems to be paying off in spades. Promotions for Up & Up kicked off with the successful release of the project’s first single, “Rollin’” featuring Stef Lang. The record was a Top 20 hit at CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio), Top 30 at HotAC (HitPredictor Artist Chart) and has garnered more than 400,000 YouTube views to date.

After the success of “Rollin’,” iSH was featured on international pop star Cody Simpson’s summer hit “Pretty Brown Eyes” which was then followed by the most recently serviced single, “You Got It” which was also a Top 40 hit at CHR.

The next single to be released will be “Light Up” featuring Eleven Past One lead singer, Daniel Richter. Click the jump to check out the Up & Up track listing.

Toronto's iSH to release major label EP debut on April 1 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Mar

iSH – Rollin’ ft. Stef Lang [Video]


Toronto, ONOriginally published June 25, 2013 – It should be pointed out that the “Lyric Video” iSH posted for his single, “Rollin’” is more intricate than most people’s actual music videos. It comes across as a video but the actual music video (also dope) was posted a couple of months later.

iSH is now preparing for the release of his major label debut EP, Up & Up, which features “Rollin’ and six other bangers. “Rollin’” features Stef Lang and was heavily showcased at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The record was a Top 20 hit at CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio), Top 30 at HotAC (HitPredictor Artist Chart) and has garnered more than 400,000 YouTube views to date between the “lyric video” and official music video. Check it out below.

Related Post: Toronto’s iSH relases major label EP debut, Up & Up [News]

19 Mar

Bias Truth – No Reason [Audio]


Toronto, ON – T-Dot’s own rapper-producer Bias Truth recently released new audio for his free verse entitled “No Reason” off his forthcoming debut full-length free album, BMore BFore: The Revisit. Bias Truth comes across as quite a spiritual man. Get this: the only part on the joint where BT actually says “No Reason” is in this line: “No reason to question among his presence/ Praise hands to the sky.”

But despite the obvious religious undertone to that line, BT isn’t preaching religion. He’s looking at the importance of belief; and it’s up to you – as a listener – to interpret that as it best fits for you. Which is deep. Introspective feelings might happen. No, introspective feelings will happen. Check it out below.

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Bias Truth – No Reason [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

19 Mar

Montreal’s HMAN performs live in Moscow, Russia [Video]


Montreal, QC – A day before the release of his Cloudsurfing mixtape featuring Freeway, Fiend and more, Real City emcee HMAN shares some footage of him performing for a rowdy Russian crowd in Moscow while on tour with legendary hip hoppers The Beatsnuts. Watch the clip below and check in tomorrow for his new project.

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19 Mar

Blicky – Revival [Video]


Montreal, QC – Reps Up’s own Blicky (formerly known as I.Blast) is back today with a new visual off his upcoming C’est La Vie project. The new video finds the Real City artist talking about the struggles on the come up over a smooth piano driven beat provided by Theory Beatz. Take it in below and tune in for more new material in the weeks to come!

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19 Mar

Win a pair of tickets to see Bone Thugs-N-Harmony live in Toronto [Contest]


Toronto, ON – Yesterday we announced that Bone Thugs-N-Harmony crew members, Wish Bone and Krayzie Bone, are performing at Toronto’s Mod Club (722 College St. W.) on Thursday, March 27 along with Toronto’s DJ Mensa, and tour openers Dizzy and M.O. Littles. The concert will also include performances by Wildcard, Pozition and Caine – courtesy of The Life Entertainment. This is a HipHopCanada-sponsored event. We were at the show at Edmonton’s Encore last night. And trust. It’s a show you don’t want to sleep on.

And because we like to give you the link-ups, we’ve teamed up with our friends over at Mez Muzik to give away – not one, but – two pairs of tickets to the T-Dot show for two lucky BTNH fans. Peep contest entry details after the jump.

Win a pair of tickets to see Bone Thugs-N-Harmony live in Toronto [Contest] - HipHopCanada.com

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19 Mar

King Swift, Black Bishop & Castro – Grass Never Green [Video]


Toronto, ON – Captured Photography and Film does an incredible job capturing the sinister feel of “Grass Never Green.” The track was recently released by Toronto spitters King Swift, Black Bishop and Castro. You can watch the video below.

19 Mar

Blaze Loc – Faded (Dir. Face Films) [Video]


Toronto, ON – It’s been a minute since we’ve posted new visuals from Toronto director Face Films. This new one is for a track called “Faded” by up-and-comer Blaze Loc. Check it out below.

19 Mar

Kandy Kisses – Ain’t Scared [Video]


Toronto, ON – Newcomer Kandy Kisses is quickly becoming one of the hottest artists in Toronto and she’s well aware of her growing buzz. Some of our viewers have even gone out of there way to introduce us to the young MC. She “Ain’t Scared” of putting herself out there and laying it all on the line – this time with visual support from SVN29 Productions.

If you’re in Toronto tomorrow, March 20, you’ll have a chance to catch a live performance by Kandy, early on in her promising career. She’s got a 10 p.m. set at Rancho Relaxo (300 College St.) alongside JellyTooFly, DJ MelBoogie and more. Click here for the event details.

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19 Mar

JellyTooFly headlines Queen: T.O.’s first all-female hip-hop show [News]


Toronto, ON – In just a few years, Toronto emcee JellyTooFly has garnered the respect in the rap scene from both her male and female peers. On the heels of her February mixtape release, Queen, she headlines Rancho Relaxo this Thursday; marking the first time in the city’s history a hip-hop show features an all girl lineup.

While Jelly is scheduled to take the stage at 11:30 p.m., she’s succeeded in building anticipation with a well rounded, must-see cast of supporting acts. Krash will be opening the show, followed by the bombshell newcomer Kandy Kisses and lyrical phenom Keysha Freshh. Jelly also enlisted the help of Toronto veteran DJ MelBoogie, the host of 105.5 Droppin Dimez and multi-award winner, will be providing the music all night.

JellyTooFly headlines Queen: Toronto's first ever all-female hip-hop show [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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