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Talented producer, UTVMG’s Acres killed in Calgary; suspect charged [News]

Calgary, AB – Canada has lost another talented artist to violence. Producer Jaimend Roberto Orellana-Sincuir, also known as Acres, was shot multiple … Read More »

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Home of the Brave: Rezzi talks bullying, new mixtape & more [Interview]

Toronto, ON – For the past couple of years, a Toronto teenager has become a strong voice for speaking out against bullying. … Read More »

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There Is Only Now: Souls of Mischief hit the stage in Calgary [Review]

Calgary, AB – On Feb. 11, the good people over at Blueprint Live brought Souls of Mischief to Comonwealth Bar & Stage … Read More »

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Rich Homie Quan had us feeling some Type of Way in Calgary [Review]

Calgary, AB – On Feb. 12, Rich Homie Quan rolled through Calgary for the second stop along his debut 2015 Canadian Tour. … Read More »

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Knucklehead – Take It From There (Dir. Fozz) [Video]

Knucklehead – Take It From There (Dir. Fozz) [Video]


7 Jan

Johnny Darko – In Time [Video]

Toronto, ON - Higher Learning Culture collective member Johnny Darko (formerly known as High Society) brings in the new year with a slick new stage name, a monster new Love Triangles EP, and a dope new video for the track “In Time.”

The video kicks off with Johnny leaving a voicemail for his girl at 5 a.m.: “Looks like we’re fighting again.” Then Johnny takes us into his world. I mean – mostly, he’s just reminiscing about times with his boo. But he takes us through flashbacks of times he had with his girl and house parties with the homies. Then he spends the rest of the video roaming around New York, getting tattooed, chain-smoking, carrying around a large McDonalds bevvie, and drinking on rooftops. The video was shot by FLYERS director, Mike Rhodes. Check it after the jump.

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Related Post: High Society – Fallin’ [Video]

7 Jan

Sport Mathews – Moment To Moment [Audio]

Toronto, ON - The recently formed Sport Mathews trio (MC-producer Malfunction, along with producers Mateó Reyes and Joe Davola) just released their first single, “Moment To Moment,” off their debut self-titled album. Check it out.

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7 Jan

Evil Ebenezer & Factor’s Winter In The West Tour kicks off Jan. 15 [News]

Regina, SK – The boys are coming back to town. Dynamic duo, Evil Ebenezer and Factor, will be kicking off their Winter In The West Tour in Regina on January 15th and are scheduled to stop at a handful of Prairies and West Coast dates. Their finale will be in Surrey, BC on January 30th and the tour will include openers Quel and Noah The Mind. See the full tour dates below.

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Related Post: Cage & Sadistik’s tour stops in Vancouver (Live Review) [Photos]

6 Jan

Zaze – Crack ft. Peter Jackson & Trae Tha Truth [Audio]

Toronto, ON – 9-0 Nickel’s Zaze drops off a new “Crack” to kick off 2015. The Metcalfe Productions-produced record features Peter Jackson and Houston’s Trae Tha Truth. “Crack” is the final leak off Zaze’s Build and Destroy project, dropping Jan. 13. Check it out below and look for the album on his Bandcamp profile (and HipHopCanada) when it drops.

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Related Post: Scrwg Scrilla celebrates ABK Pt. 2 release with party hosted by Kidd Kidd [News]

6 Jan

Dogg Pound’s Roscoe: Under Tha Influence [Interview]

Vancouver, BCRoscoe came up on the heels of some of the biggest legends in West Coast rap history. Philly raised him and under the influence of his older brother Kurupt and The Dogg Pound, Roscoe made waves in the early 2000’s with his ode to California on the widely popular “I Love Cali (In The Summertime).”

As of today, he has a handful of albums and mixtapes under his belt, has worked with the upper echelon of producers and rappers and has earned himself prestige in the West Coast rap game.

We sat down with Scoe in mid-December to get the goods on a few topics during the Vancouver stop of the Moon Rock Tour with Kurupt. He spoke on his recent album Tha Influence, what it’s like working with Dr. Dre and why he’s the one and only Roscoe. Peep that below.

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To me, it’s not about being a star or celebrity, being a rich man or about money…it’s about being free. Being free from all of the shackles of holding your feelings inside.” – Roscoe

Related Post: Gotti Like That: West Coast words with Kurupt [Interview]

6 Jan

RMSY – Hollywood Sign (Prod. IAMNOBODI) [Audio]

Kitchener, ON – Another new single coming out of Southern Ontario’s Tri City. We had a few from Cambridge last week and this one is by RMSY (formerly Ramsay Almighty) representing Waterloo. Check out the IAMNOBODI-produced “Hollywood Sign” or check out the Dear Winter EP for the project it’s featured on.

If you’re unfamiliar with RMSY, make sure you check out the dope piece posted by Noisey’s Ian McBride from this past December (“RMSY Is Coming Fresh Out Of Kitchener“).

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Related Post: RMSY – Dear Winter [EP]

6 Jan

OB O’Brien – Schemin’ Up ft. Drake & P. Reign [Audio] #SOTD

Toronto, ONOriginally published December 13, 2014 – Today’s Song of the Day has been steadily picking up steam since it’s release a couple of weeks back. “Schemin’ Up,” the latest single from OVO/TOPSZN artist OB O’Brien with features from his crewmates Drizzy Drake and P. Reign. The tune was produced by Boi-1da and Noah “40” Shebib, with co-production by Matthew Burnett. You can listen below via SoundCloud or purchase the track now on iTunes.

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Related Post: Drake – How Bout Now / 6 God [Audio]

6 Jan

Top 10 HipHopCanada Posts of 2014 [Article]

Toronto, ON – 2014 was a big year for us, here at HipHopCanada. In case you’ve missed the memo, we’re celebrating our 15th anniversary of the site – which is huge. We’re super excited on our content for the upcoming year, and really excited to see what Canadian hip-hop has in-store for us.

You’ve probably noticed that we’ve been delivering quite a few ‘Best of 2014′ posts to keep you cats reminiscing on the greatness that was 2014 in Canadian hip-hop.

So in keeping with our Best Of 2014 posts, we’ve dug through our stats to find out which posts got read the most this year. We’ve compiled the Top 10 HipHopCanada posts of the year, based on our site traffic. Check it after the jump.

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Maestro Fresh Wes, Snak The Ripper’s album art for JUST GIVER & MGK

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6 Jan

Nikko Gray – Reserve (Prod. BatmanOnTheBeatz) [Audio]

Los Angeles, CA – L.A. songstress, Nikko Gray, recently teamed up with Torontonian super-producer, BatmanOnTheBeatz (aka: the man behind some of your favourite SMMG songs), to drop a new record on us titled “Reserve.”

This track fuses BOTB’s signature trappy drum beats with Nikko’s soft feminine vocals. It’s one of those tracks that bodies the new wave of genre blending that’s happening with hip-hop right now. I can’t decide whether whether it’s best classified as a hardened version of alt-pop, or a softened take on trap. Either way, it delivers all the goosebumps and all the feelers.

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Related Post: Nite Jewel – Infinity (Prod. BatmanOnTheBeatz) [Audio]

5 Jan

VanCityBeats – Smokin’ N’ Drinkin’ (Remix) [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – Another Van$ity Remix courtesy of VanCityBeats. This round he teams up with Philly producer DanOneSix to take on Danny Brown’s “Smokin’ N’ Drinkin'”. Have a listen below.

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Related Post: HipHopCanada photographer Jamie Sands picks his Top 10 Shots of 2014 [Photos]

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