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Wasiu gave us a very thorough break-down of his new track “No Jumper”

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Rising rap star Don Mulatto of Sault Ste. Marie passes away at 20

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Vancouver’s Snak The Ripper releases highly anticipated new album, From The Dirt

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Music, sobriety, family & the various other Layers of rhyme-slayer Royce da 5’9

Music, sobriety, family & the various other Layers of rhyme-slayer Royce da 5’9


11 Apr

Ottawa’s Cashtro Crosby releases “Free Max B Part 1” video in support of 2 Million Fans mixtape

Ottawa, ON – Ottawa based Pittsburgh transplant Cashtro Crosby has dropped off his latest visual release in support of his 2 Million Fans mixtape and the liberation of Harlem singer-rapper, Max B, currently serving 75 years on murder conspiracy and robbery charges. The Triple B-powered “Free Max B Part 1 (Bootleg)” was shot by Lo and edited by Speng Hoffa. Check it out after the jump.

If you plan on making it to Ottawa for Bluesfest this summer, make sure you factor in Cashtro and DJ Mes’ July 14 performance at Lebreton Flats. Click here for more information about the festival.

Along with the Bluesfest appearance, Cashtro is preparing for the release of 2 new EPs including Triplimatic Immunity Vol. 1 (on the way) and Live From Never Land (set to drop in May). Stay tuned!

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11 Apr

We caught up with Classified to chat about his new animated video for “Having Kids Is Easy”

Enfield, NS – East Coast rapper Classified just released new animated visuals for his dad anthem, “Having Kids Is Easy” off the recently released Greatful album (which you can cop over here).

For this video Classified teamed up with director Justin Lee, who delivered a dope little animated video of Classified in his paternal element; dealing with his kids, minding his language, reading bedtime stories, sneaking off to smoke pot, and being exhausted AF. Check the video after the jump, along with a quick Q&A we did with Classified to find out more about the video.

Check out this new animated video Classified released for

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11 Apr

Song of the Day: PAK rapper Hazzy is “Loco” on new single

Toronto, ON – Today’s Song of the Day, and our third post from this artist today, is the new “Loco” single from Toronto up-and-comer Hazzy. The young MC represents the PAK movement and is currently pushing a new EP titled Hier Learning. Check it out below and look out for the video, coming soon.

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11 Apr

Cut It: Toronto up-and-comer Hazzy releases new video in support of Hier Learnin

Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer Hazzy from PAK releases the “Cut It (Freestyle)” video in support of the new EP the track is featured on. The visuals were shot and directed by Pro League Films. Check it out after the jump or click here to download Hier Learnin.

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11 Apr

Bishop Brigante will join Royce 5’9″ as a special guest on his LAYERS Canadian tour

Toronto, ON – This announcement probably would have been perfect for our mini Bishop Brigante takeover a couple of weeks back, but at that point things were still up in the air.

But we are now thrilled to reveal that Bishop Brigante has been added as an official special guest on the upcoming Royce 5’9″ Canadian tour.

The first Canadian date is in Vancouver on April 28, but Bishop will be heading to New York City for April 14 to attend Royce’s Layers album release party. Layers is Royce’s sixth studio album, and is lead by the single “Tabernacle.” Royce dropped a free pre-album, Trust The Shooter EP, to build the anticipation up for Layers and the album’s title-track was released today with features from Pusha T and Rick Ross. The album is available to pre-order on iTunes.

Click the jump link below for a list of Royce’s Layers tour dates. More details will be posted as they become available.

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Royce 5’9″ & Bishop Brigante on The Gambling Stories in 2009

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11 Apr

Listen to Toronto rapper Hazzy’s new Hier Learnin EP

Toronto, ON – Don’t miss the hot new Hier Learnin EP from Toronto up-and-comer, Hazzy, representing the PAK movement. You can check it out via his SoundCloud profile below. Hazzy has also released visuals in support of the project. You can click here to view the “Cut It (Freestyle)” video.

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10 Apr

Cquel goes on a trip down “Memory Lane” with Rel McCoy & Kurlz

Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon artist Cquel recently teamed up with Rel McCoy (aka: Relic) and Kurlz to hit us with this new song release titled “Memory Lane.”

This song comes to us as an exclusive release available to anyone who has purchased Cquel’s recently released Never Enough project (available over here). Those who purchase the album receive a digital copy of the five listed tracks, as well as 10 other exclusive singles and remixes to be released throughout the duration of 2016.

“Memory Lane” is a heavy reflection on modern day society. As Cquel explained to me, “The concept of the song is something I came up with. As one of the older cats in the game, and as a father of a teenager, I often find myself reflecting on how fast the world changed- and how fast people have changed as we get deeper and deeper into the age of the Internet. Rel and I have had many conversations over the past couple years about the music business and it almost always rolls into some real life talk. So when Kurlz and I started writing this one I knew I had to get Rel involved too.”

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9 Apr

Happy Birthday JiMMY B: Check these new songs “Brick Boy” & “Sauce”

Toronto, ON – Young Scarborough L.O.R.D. JiMMY B just turned 25. And to celebrate his birthday JiMMY let loose two new records: “Brick Boy” and “Sauce.”

We were worried JiMMY had gone M.I.A. on us because we haven’t seen anything from him yet this year. That’s right – these two singles mark the first 2016 releases for JiMMY. These joints body that gritty Scarborough street sound that we’ve come to expect from JiMMY.

He hits us with a street banger titled “Brick Boy” (produced by RGC & M Mac) and a braggadocio-fuelled warning about getting lost titled “Sauce” (produced by Tay Lewis and Seth Kay). Check them out after the jump and make sure you go wish the Prince of The Borough a happy belated.

Happy Birthday JiMMY B: Check these new songs

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9 Apr

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes at the 45th Annual JUNO Awards – Part 1

Calgary, AB – On April 3, the country celebrated Canadian music at the 45th Annual JUNO Awards inside Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome. Sarah Jay and I were fortunate to be on the scene on behalf of HipHopCanada, which included the untelevised awards ceremony at the TELUS Convention Centre on April 2.

From the red carpet and inside the media centre, we gained exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the nominees, winners, music executives and more. You name it. We saw it. Now let’s get to the business.

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes at the 45th Annual JUNO Awards. Part 1-
Photo by Sarah Jay for HipHopCanada

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8 Apr

4-time Juno Award nominee SonReal releases new single, “Can I Get A Witness”

Vancouver, BC – Coming off a busy Juno weekend in Calgary where he was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year, Canadian hip-hop star SonReal has released a brand new single titled “Can I Get A Witness.” Fans first got a preview of the song earlier this year during SonReal’s tour stops, and a 30 second clip was uploaded to SoundCloud just over a week ago.

The For The Town rapper spent the last couple of days heavily promoting the single and interacting with fans on social media. The response from his growing fanbase has been pure excitement, and is the type of buzz you might expect from an artist that has been nominated for 4 Juno Awards since 2013.

Could this single be the beginning of a larger run that sees SonReal finally crowned a Juno winner? Time will tell, but “Can I Get A Witness” is certainly a good start to the campaign.

The full-length song is officially available to check out through Spotify but you can also preview the track below.

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