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Tory Lanez releases album debut, I Told You; sits at No. 2 on iTunes’ Top Albums cha…

Toronto, ON – Today is a big day for Canadian hip-hop as Tory Lanez has officially released his album debut, I Told … Read More »

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The best show of Osheaga 2016 was Tory Lanez at the Scène Verte Sonnet

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival finished strong with its third and final day of festivities … Read More »

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Here’s what happened when Mac Miller wrapped Day 3 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – The annual Osheaga music festival finished off its 2016 run on July 31 with one last day of shows … Read More »

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OVO Fest: Drake & Future pack the house at Summer Sixteen Tour stop in Toronto

On Aug. 1, I attended Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen concert in Toronto … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Nova Scotia’s Mitchell Bailey teams up with Cam Smith & Gold Bangz for “W

Nova Scotia’s Mitchell Bailey teams up with Cam Smith & Gold Bangz for “W

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16 Jun

Upcoming Vancity showcase Women of the Underground is set to bring out Vancouver’s female emcees


Vancouver, BC – Where It’s At Entertainment and Cariboo Brewing present Women of the Underground, a hip-hop showcase which is set to expose some of the rising female emcees that Vancity is cultivating. The event is going down on Friday June 17th at LED club from 9pm to 1am, and features various emcees such as Bona Fyde, Baby C, and Myztique, among many others.

If you’re all about supporting the female presence in the rap game, this is a great evening to attend. For more information, you can head over to the event page here, or to whereitsatent.com/

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16 Jun

Brevner celebrates 2Pac’s birthday with the gift of “MATTKAVELLI”


Vancouver, BCBrevner draws inspiration from the same beat used on 2Pac’s “Shorty Wanna Be A Thug” and Kanye’s “Drive Slow” to drop an appropriate tribute to Makaveli on his birthday. The saxophone’d out sample originates from Jazz musician Hank Crawford’s 1973 hit “Wildflower” and was also used by the likes of Eminem and J. Cole.

But right now this is about Pac…and Mr. Brevner celebrating what would have been his 45th birthday. “MATTKAVELLI (Blow Up / Drive Slow)” is the result of an 80’s baby’s hip-hop influences coming together on one track and the personal crossroads of an artist who has two options… “to blow up or drive slow.”   Stream the track on Soundcloud below.

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16 Jun

Let’s Go: TassNata to perform new single featuring Rich Kidd & Tona at BigTicket, June 24


Vernon, BC – BC hip-hop vet TassNata has been on our radar now for more than a decade, but lately he’s been pushing the boundaries of success like we haven’t seen before. Namely, his new upbeat single “Let’s Go” featuring Naturally Born Strangers members Rich Kidd and Tona has been picking up steam, and fast. The Tone Mason-produced record was one of 3 indie joints to recently make it onto Spotify’s Hip Hop Central list and the song been showcased on various blogs and music websites.

“Let’s Go” is actually being performed live for the first time at the HipHopCanada-sponsored #BigTicket event, taking place June 24 inside Toronto’s Revival Bar (783 College Street). All 3 artists will be on hand to perform the song since Naturally Born Strangers are the headline for the evening. Click here for more details about the event and check out “Let’s Go” below.

Let's Go: TassNata set to perform new single featuring Rich Kidd & Tona at BigTicket on June 24 - HipHopCanada.com

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16 Jun

#BigTicket returns June 24 with Naturally Born Strangers, TassNata, Rochester & more


Toronto, ON – Monthly hip-hop series #BigTicket returns next Friday, June 24 inside Toronto’s Revival Bar. The headline is JUNO Award-winning trio, Naturally Born Strangers (Adam Bomb, Tona & Rich Kidd) with an incredible opening line-up to start the show. NBS will be performing tracks from their debut, as well as new material live for the first time.

If that isn’t enough, the night is also set to feature Toronto vet Rochester (aka Juice) who will be celebrating the release of his new project, Cowabunga. Vernon BC’s own TassNata will be coming to The 6 to perform his brand new summer anthem “Let’s Go” (feat. Tona & Rich Kidd) for the first time live, and Dusty Wallace will be showcasing tracks off his forthcoming project, Reality Cheque. On top of that, T. Gramz and Dre Barrs will be rocking the stage together as M3G while female MCs Maizy F, Rootz K, Haviah Mighty and Little T will be spitting hot 16s in the next Queens Of The Game cypher. And, last but certainly not least, the award-winning DJ Law will be holding down the music for the evening.

Aside from the musical acts, #BigTicket is set to feature the launch of DSXIII Clothing which likely means there’s a chance you’ll be going home with some giveaways – keep your eyes peeled!

Get your advance tickets now through TicketScene and please RSVP through the official Facebook listing.

#BigTicket returns June 24 with Naturally Born Strangers, TassNata, Rochester & more - HipHopCanada.com

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16 Jun

Drake, Jazz Cartier, Kaytranada & more make the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Long List


Whitehorse, YT – On Jun. 15, the annual Polaris Music Prize (presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media) Lost List announcement was made at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon in association with the Yukon Film & Sound Commission and the assistance of Music Yukon.

The Polaris Music Prize is an annual, Canadian juried award given to a Canadian artist for album of the year. This award is based purely on artistry, as opposed to sales, and is determined by a jury of journalists, broadcasters and music bloggers from across Canada.

This year’s long list includes some solid hip-hop representation from both Drake (VIEWS) and Jazz Cartier (Hotel Paranoia). Toronto vocalist Daniel Caesar also made the cut for his masterpiece EP, Pilgrim’s Paradise. The Weeknd also made the list for Beauty Behind the Madness. And OVO Sound’s own Majid Jordan placed for their self-titled Majid Jordan album. Another artist we’re super excited to see on the list is Montreal’s Kaytranada for his just-released 99.9% album.

The Polaris Music Prize grand prize of $50,000 will be awarded to the album of the year. The remaining short listed artists will each receive $3,000, courtesy of Slaight Music.

Drake, Jazz Cartier, Kaytranada & more make the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Long List - HipHopCanada.com

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15 Jun

Listen now: Toronto up-and-comer Ls delivers solid release with 28-track Mic Myers


Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer Ls (aka Lone Soja) lets off a new project inspired by the infamous serial killer in John Carpenter’s slasher film series, Halloween. It’s Michael Myers with a hip-hop twist… Mic Myers. The project contains 28-tracks, giving listeners plenty of opportunity to see what Ls is all about.

I grew up in foster homes and music is my life… I was born to do this and I will never stop. Thanks for listening.

Listen now: Toronto up-and-comer Ls delivers solid release with 28-track Mic Myers - HipHopCanada.com

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15 Jun

MostHigh’s Leoh Davis releases new visuals for “Cash,” produced by Daniel Worthy & Tony Kaine


Toronto, ON – Following the release of his EP, New ID, MostHigh Collective’s Leoh Davis drops off new visuals for the Daniel Worthy and Tony Kaine-produced single, “Cash.” The video was directed by Brandon Jordan and 88 Films and comes just in time to heat up the summer – check it out after the jump link below.

MostHigh Collective's Leoh Davis releases new visuals for Cash, produced by Daniel Worthy & Tony Kaine - HipHopCanada.com

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15 Jun

Swervin In BAPE: Raz Fresco & Tre Mission drop new visuals in support of Pablo Frescobar


Toronto, ON – Today’s Song of the Day is the latest (stunning) visual release from young phenom Raz Fresco. Presented by The Black Light Conglomerate and directed by ABSTRAKTE, “Swervin In BAPE” features JUNO-nominee Tre Mission and can be found on Raz’s hot new project, Pablo Frescobar, which you can download here. Check out “Swervin In BAPE” after the jump.

Swervin In BAPE: Raz Fresco teams up with Tre Mission for latest video in support of Pablo Frescobar - HipHopCanada.com

15 Jun

Toronto’s Tony Anvil enlists Don P & Jevs for new self-produced single, “In The Wrist”


Toronto, ON – A.K.A.A.S. Recording Music Group presents new music coming out of the 6ix from Tony Anvil. The self-produced “In The Wrist,” featuring Don P and Jevs, can be streamed below and is available to download on iTunes. Shouts to Hudson.

Toronto's Tony Anvil enlists Don P & Jevs for new single, In The Wrist - HipHopCanada.com

15 Jun

SonReal announces the release of The Name EP for August 12


Vancouver, BC – West Coast rapper SonReal just announced the release of his forthcoming EP titled The Name. The EP is set to release on August 12 via Black Box Recordings/ Universal Music Canada.

We’ve already heard the EP’s first single “Can I Get A Witness” and I’ve been bumping that steady over the last few months. The song is already on heavy rotation on the radio and has reached over 2-million streams on Spotify.

3-time Juno Award nominee SonReal releases new single, Can I Get A Witness - HipHopCanada.com

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