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Time to #WAKEDAFUCUP: HipHopCanada chops it up with Onyx [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 15, our friends over at True Rhythm brought Onyx (Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz) to Calgary for … Read More »

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On the Run with Jay and Bey in Winnipeg [Review]

Winnipeg, MB – I’ll be honest: when the rumors started circulating that Jay Z and Beyoncé were set to tour together this … Read More »

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Squamish Valley Music Festival with Eminem, Nas, Danny Brown & more [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, BC – On the weekend of August 8, 2014, Squamish Valley Music Festival kicked off in Squamish, British Columbia with headliners … Read More »

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Bishop Brigante brings all-star line-up out for Blu Ice Nightclub Grand Opening [News]

Toronto, ON – One of the hottest line-ups the GTA has seen in a while is going down Aug. 22 and 23 … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Miracle – Body Bag [Video]

Miracle – Body Bag [Video]


16 Jul

S.U.S. – Write These Wrongs [Video]

Montreal, QCS.U.S. (aka Suspect) drops off the new Skybeatz Visuals-directed video for his single, “Write These Wrongs.” The song was also produced by Skybeatz. Check it out after the jump.

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15 Jul

Gorgeous Geordie – Goth Mobbin [Video]

Vancouver, BC – From outer space to Gastown, Vancouver’s Gorgeous Geordie teams up with Brandon Artis to introduce you to the Goth Mobb. The second video from his latest album CoffinLife titled ”Goth Mobbin” was directed and edited by Brandon Artis and produced by Guilty Priest. Check it out below.

15 Jul

Grieves to hit Western Canada on North America Tour [News]

Victoria, BC – Rhymesayers’ own Grieves is grinding his way through North America this summer finally making his way to the West Coast of Canada by fall. The Seattle MC is embarking on the A Different Kind Of World Tour this summer in support of his latest album Winter & The Wolves, making his way to the West Coast through to the Prairies by October.

HipHopCanada alongside Timbre Concerts is proud to present the West Coast and Prairies dates in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and we’ve got the link to tickets at See the remainder of Grieves tour dates below and stay tuned for more updates and reviews.

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15 Jul

Game signs DUBB and Skeme to Blood Money Entertainment [News]

Los Angeles, CA – So congratulations are definitely in order. HipHopCanada would like to congratulate DUBB and the AV8ERS team for the recent signing to Game’s Blood Money Entertainment imprint!

Game talked about DUBB’s signing (as well as Inglewood rapper Skeme’s signing) with Big Boy on LA’s Power 106 radio station. “Those are the only, the only 2 cats, outside of Kendrick, that really spit,” explained Game to the host. “I did what I had to do to get them, and we’re solid now.”

DUBB, a rapper who was born and raised in LA’s Athens Park, is currently promoting his latest project, Never Content, hosted by another Power 106 taste-maker, DJ Carisma. We first connected with him back when he released The Layover mixtape, and between that, the Black Box EP and Never Content, he’s amassing a large following at a steady pace. His appearance on Nipsey Hussle’s Crenshaw mixtape even caught King James’ ear as LeBron tweeted that the song was his favourite off the project. Overall, DUBB has been making it hard to be surprised that someone like Game would take notice. It’s a great look for the AV8ERS spitter and we’re looking forward to seeing what comes of it.

The next project from Game is Year of the Wolf (renamed from Blood Money La Familia) and it’s likely DUBB and Skeme will be featured. The compilation is a perfect opportunity to introduce the label’s new roster and Game has also revealed that he’ll have no filter for this release… he’s calling shots! “I’m exposing everything. It’s like one of those tell all books but in music form.” Big Boy was also quick to give his approval: “Man, just those two alone with The Game, is incredible.” The project will be available on September 16.

We also announced not to long ago that we’re gearing up to release our own collaborative project with DUBB which will drop in the near future. Stay tuned for that and more new music from DUBB. Video of Game’s interview on Power 106 is available after the jump.

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15 Jul

Northwest Division – Those Eyes [Video]

Vancouver, BC – The latest video from Northwest Division‘s R.B.P.H is a track with a much deeper vibe than their previous releases. The black and white visuals show Hungry and Junk opening up about their relationships between father and son. The verses were unplanned and written organically – Hungry dedicates to his young son and Junk to his aging father.

Still showcasing their exceptional skills as emcees, “Those Eyes” is also an emotion filled reality check. Peep the latest from NWD after the jump.

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15 Jul

Drake announces new album, Views From The 6; gears up for the EPSY Awards [News]

Toronto, ON – The blogosphere is buzzing right now with talk of the new Drake album dropping next year… and various other Drake related happenings.

For one, October’s Very Own fans are already being teated to 2 new projects later this month (Majid Jordan and PARTYNEXTDOOR), and now we have Spring 2015 to look forward to for a new Drake album. The new album, which has not yet reached the recording phase, has apparently already received a title – Views From The 6 – which is a nod to Drake’s hometown and Toronto area code, 416.

Tomorrow night, the 27-year-old rapper will host ESPN’s annual award show, The ESPY’s, inside Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre. It is the first time in the show’s 20+ years to feature a rapper as the host. After that, on August 3 and 4, Drake headlines (with OutKast) the fifth annual OVO Fest in Toronto inside the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. This will be followed by an extensive 30+ city tour kicking off on August 8 with Lil Wayne.

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Related Post: Ant Bradford – Confident / 0 to 100 / Recognize (Remix) [Audio]

15 Jul

PARTYNEXTDOOR – Recognize ft. Drake [Audio] #SOTD

Toronto, ON – OVO fans will certainly be excited to know that the new PARTYNEXTDOOR project, PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO will be out on July 29 via OVO Sound/Warner Bros. Records. The 12 track project is already available for pre-order on iTunes.

To hold fans over, “Recognize,” featuring Drake, was released last night via the OVO blog. “Recognize” is our Song of the Day.

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15 Jul

Sese – Bury Me A G (Week 8) [Video] #ThisWasMyShit

St. Catharines, ONSese teams up with video director NV once again for the visual support on Week 8 of his #ThisWasMyShit series. Look for more details and the video after the jump. Look out for #YFRWN3 coming soon!

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15 Jul

Future gets Honest: cover art and why he always wears sunglasses [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On July 6, Future rolled through Calgary for a stop along his Honest Tour. Following two monstrous shows in Vancouver and Edmonton, Future stopped at Flames Central during Stampede week to sets things off for the Calgary crowd.

We arrived at the venue during sound check in the mid-afternoon; only to find that our interview had been postponed. So six hours later, we found ourselves crammed into the near-packed Flames Central as openers including Ayoo Angie, Casino, Bando Jones, and Rico Love hit the stage. After Rico Love (who looks like a younger CeeLo Green – according to Sarosh) wrapped his set, we were whisked away to Future’s tour bus for our interview. Holy damn diggity. That tour bus is in immaculate condition. Most of the cats I’ve kicked with on tour buses live in filth. And by filth, I mean there’s usually excess clutter of roached joints, empty liquour bottles, used red beer cups, and sculptures of fast food takeout containers. That’s not a judgement – I would never let anyone see the mess that is my home office (I have enough empty coffee cups beside me right now to build a very complicated architectural structure).

But Future’s bus was spotless. We even had to take our shoes off at the entrance. Also, shout-out to the fancy pantsy coloured lights on the bus. It felt like a club. Except it wasn’t a club; it was Future’s tour bus. Dammnn. So Future emerges from the back wearing his signature sunglasses. Because he’s Future and we wears sunglasses indoors, and stuff. And we sat down – literally – 10 minutes before he hit the stage. We chatted about the Honest album art, Freebandz fashion, and living in the studio. Check it after the jump.

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You just try to be able to keep people out [of] your business. If you keep your glasses on, they don’t ask you what you’re doing.” – Future

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14 Jul

Hellnback – Shake [Audio]

Winnipeg, MB - Peep the latest track from Winnipeg rapper Hellnback. “Shake”  produced by Aries. Some of that up beat organic shake the house feel. Don’t miss this one.

Related Post: Aries: Production advice and New Beginnings [Interview]

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