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JAY-Z left me speechless at the 4:44 Tour

Edmonton, AB – Where to even begin. There’s no way for me to write this review without my unwavering bias opinion, so … Read More »

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Back 4 Blood: Ridgeway’s own Gudini returns with a new EP you won’t want to mi…

Toronto, ON – Gudini (who has also gone by the name Davinci) of the R-Way camp returns with a new hard-hitting EP … Read More »

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Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks: 10 new songs you need to hear on Spotify this week

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada recently relaunched Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks on Spotify. And this week we’re back with 10 new releases you … Read More »

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Coach Fresh: Maestro Fresh Wes talks new LP, TEDx, honorary diploma & more

Toronto, ON – From the opening effects on “Put Ya Guard Up,” to the “Skyscrapers (Remix)” that brings it to a wrap, … Read More »

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2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards: Quake wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards: Quake wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

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26 Aug

Is Club Atlantis about to drop? PARTYNEXTDOOR releases “DAMN” & “Break Me Down”


Mississauga, ON – Following up to the release of his COLOURS 2 EP from earlier this summer, Mississauga artist and OVO signee PARTYNEXTDOOR returns with two new tracks titled “DAMN” and “Break Me Down”. So hopefully this means Club Atlantis is about to drop.

“Break Me Down” is a classic sad boy PARTY anthem about succumbing to emotions and having one big massive break down. This track is all about the women PARTY has loved and lost recently (i.e.: Kylie Jenner and Kehlani) and how that’s brought him to the edge: “Ain’t this what you wanna see?/ Me breakin’ down/ I feel you love the fact that I’m breakin’ down.”

On the flip side, “DAMN” (produced by G. Ry) is more of a coming-of-age track for PARTY. He’s made his career off getting caught up in the feels and making his relations with women the focal point of his artistry.

But “DAMN” shows personal growth. PARTY’s getting old, he’s developed a stronger sense of self, and now he doesn’t get as phased by the females: “So I can handle it just like a man/ Popping bottles just because I can/ Ain’t gon’ never change who I am/ Kumbaya/ I’m ‘a still do my dance/ And handle mine/ I’m ‘a handle mine, you’re not mine/ But God damn, it’s about time you define what we is.” Listen to “DAMN” and “Break Me Down” below.

PARTYNEXTDOOR follows up to COLOURS 2 with

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26 Aug

No Mans Land is coming: Watch the trailer for DillanPonders’ highly anticipated new project


Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Toronto-based SmashMouth Music Group artist DillanPonders revealed the trailer for his highly anticipated new project No Mans Land, which is due out on August 30.

Directed by Rajeevan Nithiyananathan with videography by Brett Pedersen and editing courtesy of Rob Switch, this four-minute-long trailer provides a very intimate look into the process behind No Mans Land.

Cut with clips of tracks off the project, the trailer offers exclusive Ponders commentary on the state of Toronto’s rap scene, his artistic progression, losing friends along the way, and more.

This Must Be Heaven: DillanPonders breaks down his new Eestbound & Houssam produced single - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Aug

Necro announces the F**k Commercial Rap Canadian Promo Tour with Madchild


Oshawa, ONNecro is set to embark on his first Canadian tour in almost a decade, embarking on the Fuck Commercial Rap Canadian Promo Tour throughout October with special guest Madchild. Necro is currently touring in support of his latest singles “Fuck Commercial Rap” and “Take Hip-Hop Back,” which features Vinnie Paz and Immortal Technique and has racked up more than 3 million views. Necro is working on a new album for release in early 2018 through Psycho+Logical-Records.

“I am very excited to be coming back to Canada on my first headline tour there in 10 years. I look forward to destroying every show and meeting my Canadian fans in person after all this time. Madchild will be on this tour, which is great, as the combination of us two on the same show will be a treat for the fans. This tour will be amazing and is sure to sell out everywhere across Canada, make sure you get your tickets in advance, and also upgrades to VIP with merchandise as well. Salute!”

“I can’t wait to get back home to Canada and I miss it like crazy. I wanna see my fans, friends, and family on this next tour with Necro,” added Madchild.

Necro announces the Fuck Commercial Rap Canadian Promo Tour with Madchild - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Aug

ShaqIsDope teams up with Daniel Worthy & PittThaKid for “Revenge” & “Anointed Ones”


Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Toronto artist ShaqIsDope released two new singles titled “Revenge” and “Anointed Ones.”

“Revenge” was produced by Daniel Worthy and is delivered as a militant anthem about Shaq’s success. The word “revenge” is usually associated with extreme retaliation and retribution. But Shaq proves that the best strategy for revenge is actually success. Haters want to see you fail. So when you flip the script on them by making your moves, you reach peak revenge.

“Anointed Ones” was produced by PittThaKid and is a much more bar focused track. The record is delivered as one massive free verse about the importance of vision, hustle, and putting in the work. Shaq uses this song to reflect on where he’s at (both personally and artistically), and all the events that have led up to this point in time. Check out both of the new tracks after the jump.

ShaqIsDope teams up with Daniel Worthy & PittThaKid to release
Photo by @b.seales

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25 Aug

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 47


Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single week.

Each Friday we’ll hit you with a Canadian urban music playlist curated by Sarah Jay. Every week Sarah will be putting together a 38-track weekly selection of new releases, classic favourites, throwbacks, and songs she’s playing heavy on rotation.

This week’s playlist features a ton of brand new music starting with Vic NS’s track “Someday Evening” off the July released 10,000 Days project.

This summer has been killer for new releases and projects, so Volume 47 mostly features new music including new tracks from Jazz Cartier, VNCHY, Ramsay Almighty, Shan Vincent de Paul, Ramriddlz, 199V, Chris LaRocca, MĪRAJ, 2nd Son, Cannonhead, Reo Cragun, Mykal Gannon, Chuck C, EverythingOShauN, Pryde, Mekhi, Preme, Gangis Khan, SonReal, Mike Shabb, Jason Shay, Peewee Longway and PARTYNEXTDOOR, Myles Lloyd, Alja, Kaytranada, JYDN, Kelly Anthony, and more.

Check out the playlist and tracklist for Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 47 below, and make sure you go follow us on Spotify.

HipHopCanada is now on Spotify: Listen to our debut weekly playlist curated by Sarah Jay - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Aug

Griselda Blanco: Pengz & TwoTwo drop fresh video for JP Soundz-produced banger


Toronto, ON – Up-and-comers Pengz and TwoTwo team up once again for the new Limitless Visual-directed “Griselda Blanco.” The track was produced by JP Soundz and is available on Spotify. The video has already surpassed 150K views after being online for only a week. Check it out below.

Griselda Blanco: Pengz & TwoTwo drop fresh video for JP Soundz-produced banger - HipHopCanada.com

25 Aug

Junk kicks off Western Canada leg off Stupid and Ugly Tour on September 2


Vancouver, BC – More news from the Stealth Bomb Records camp. Junk and D-Rec are bringing the Stupid and Ugly Official Tour to Western Canada for a series of dates in September, and one in October. It kicks off inside Vancouver’s Fortune Sound Club on September 2 and wraps up in Nelson, BC at Bloom Nightclub on October 7. Tickets can be found at JunkMusic.ca. You can find the full listing of dates below. Shouts to Good Friday Entertainment.

Junk is currently promoting his Stupid and Ugly project which dropped back in June and is available on iTunes, Spotify, and other outlets.

Junk brings kicks off Western Canada leg off Stupid and Ugly Tour on September 2 - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Aug

Wanna Be Me: Stealth Bomb’s Jaclyn Gee drops hot new Stuey Kubrick-directed visuals


Vancouver, BC – Check out the latest visual release from Stealth Bomb Records recording artist, Jaclyn Gee. “Wanna Be Me” – was directed by veteran Stuey Kubrick, and produced by Jason Aro. Stream it now on Spotify.

Wanna Be Me: Stealth Bomb Records' Jaclyn Gee drops hot new Stuey Kubrick-directed visuals - HipHopCanada.com

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24 Aug

Mobi Mawla’s new video release is “What You Need” to see today


Toronto, ON – Earlier this month Toronto artist Mobi Mawla released a new single and accompanying video titled “What You Need”.

Produced by Keith Bell and directed by Néeshell, “What You Need” is an anecdotal track about the special female in Mobi’s life who’s lifted him up and supported him, got him out of hell and helped him financially over the years.

Mobi is finally in a position where he can hold his own and he wants to reciprocate the love by showing his girlfriend how incredibly special she is to him.

Mobi Mawla's new video release is

24 Aug

It’s All Love: iamSeTdoe returns from hiatus to celebrate his birthday with Welldone


Toronto, ON – SmashMouth Music Group artist iamSeTdoe (formerly known as SeT) just returned from his two-year hiatus to release this new Welldone produced party single “It’s All Love.”

“It’s All Love” comes to us as a celebration of iamSeTdoe’s born day, and a friendly PSA that iamSeTdoe is still out there and (hopefully) plotting his return to the rap game. He uses this track to pop up and nod to the fans, and the haters, and anyone who forgot he was out there: “Hello to the fans/ And hi haters, again/ Again, why y’all buggin’ me?/ Y’all tripping out like y’all on drugs again/ Y’all tripping out like y’all don’t know the man.”

This song is on a much different wave than iamSeTdoe’s most recent (and by recent – I mean from 2015) work. The last release we saw from the guy was a very heavy, dark collaboration with Dir. T titled “Black Power Outage”.

And even though “It’s All Love” is uptempo, iamSeTdoe still maintains a bit of his dark edge. He throws in a couple of bars about how he hates fame, how he hates when people just refer to him as DillanPonders’ friend, and how he hates all the fakes. And then he hits us with some killer wordplay. Check it out below.

It's All Love: iamSeTdoe returns from hiatus to celebrate his birthday with Welldone - HipHopCanada.com

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