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Win tickets to see Nas: Time Is Illmatic at Vancouver International Film Festival [Contest…

Vancouver, BC – We recently partnered up with VIFF to help present one of the most exciting films at this year’s Vancouver … Read More »

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J. Cole at Ottawa Folk Festival: Meet & Greet and Ticket Giveaway! [Contest]

Ottawa, ON – While the annual Ottawa Folk Festival is a 5-day affair jam packed with plenty of boisterous entertainment options, it’s … Read More »

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OVO Fest 2014: Six Degrees of Separation (The Mindbender Supreme Recap) [Review]

Toronto, ON – Look: Drake’s “Draft Day” asks what we are all still wondering: “Five years later, how am I the man … Read More »

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Artist to Artist: From paper to can, talkin’ colour with KeepSix [Interview]

Surrey, BC –  The story of the modern day Da Vinci is one seldom told, hip-hop in general has always had four … Read More »

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Cam Smith – Mad Crack (Prod. RitchCraft) [Video] #SOTD

Cam Smith – Mad Crack (Prod. RitchCraft) [Video] #SOTD


24 Jul

Tonight: DJ Revolution headlines the Toronto Regional DMC DJ Competition [News]

Toronto, ON – The 2014 Canadian DMC DJ Battleground continues this evening as Rane presents the Toronto Regional DMC DJ Competition inside Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue). Turntablists from Ontario and abroad will converge upon the venue to compete for the Toronto DMC title, prizing and a coveted spot at the upcoming National DMC DJ Championships in September. The night will be concluded with a special guest showcase by renown LA DJ-producer, DJ Revolution (Wake Up Show).

Click the jump for more details including the list of competitors you can expect to see, as well as the official poster. This event is sponsored by HipHopCanada.

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Related Post: Toronto’s Cancer the Crab moves on to National DMC Championships [News]

23 Jul

Stay connected with HipHopCanada on Instagram and Twitter!

Pemberton, BC – As the highly successful Pemberton Music Festival comes to a close, we’re gearing up to hit you with some great festival coverage courtesy of HHC’s own Sarah Sussman and Sarosh Rizvi.

While you might have to wait just a bit longer for our full coverage to be posted, our Instagram / Twitter followers have already had a sneak peek at what’s to come! Following us on social media will ensure you’re seeing some of the latest photos, videos and updates, as they happen!

Follow us now on Twitter (@HipHopCanada) and on Instagram (@HipHopCanada). Click the jump for more examples of what to expect!

Related Post: OVO Fest 2014: Six Degrees of Separation (The Mindbender Supreme Recap) [Review]

23 Jul

KOTD West Coast Squad Tour stops in Edmonton [Review]

Edmonton, AB – Since I joined HipHopCanada five months ago, 2014 has all of a sudden become a year of “firsts.” First interview, first concert review, and on July 19 – it was my first time entering the world of battle rap.

King of the Dot Entertainment (KOTD) rolled through Edmonton to promote their West Coast Squad Tour; Organik, Bishop Brigante, Gully TK, Scott Jackson, Corey Charron, and Revy were on deck to host (and judge) the event at the Studio Music Foundation. You couldn’t think of a better crew to represent; they’re the O.G.’s who started it all.

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Related Post: KOTD presents: West Coast Squad Tour Edmonton [News]

23 Jul

Danny Brown live at Encore in Edmonton [News]

Edmonton, AB – The homies over at Pearl Entertainment and Nightshift Entertainment have teamed up to bring Danny Brown to Encore nightclub. This will be the eccentric MC’s first live performance in Edmonton. He was scheduled to join Action Bronson during the 2 High 2 Die tour last fall, but unfortunately was denied at the Canadian border. The wait for his return is finally over and Danny will be headlining his own show on August 9.

The Detroit native has had quite the come-up  since the 2011 release of his album XXX. Spin Magazine claimed XXX the #1 album of the year, in 2012 Brown was featured on the cover of XXL’s annual Freshman Class issue, and in 2013 he dropped his third studio album Old.

Danny Brown live at Encore in Edmonton [News]-

Related Post: Into His Zone: Danny Brown impresses at Encore [Review]

23 Jul

Canadian rapper featured on Snoop’s GGN episode with Jimmy Kimmel [News]

Los Angeles, CA – For the past few years – dating back to May 24, 2011, specifically – Snoop Dogg has been building a steady following for his Double G News Network (GGN), starring himself as host Nemo Hoes. A new episode of the GGN show has been released every Tuesday. With each episode that drops, Snoop seems to quadruple his viewership and the buzz for the web series continues to grow.

Most recently, spawning from the July 22 episode featuring Jimmy Kimmel, Snoop has made headlines by claiming to have smoked weed in the White House. “In the bathroom. Not in the White House, but in the bathroom,” Snoop told Kimmel.

But what we’d like to highlight is the fact that a Canadian MC has received some exposure through the episode which has accumulated over 200,000 views in one day. During the infamous “GGN Weather Girl” segment, Snoop shows love to the Vokab-produced “Clarity 2″ by Ottawa’s Dillin Hoox. The YouTube comments are full of people eager to find out what the song is called and who it’s by. We originally posted Hoox’s “Clarity 2″ video back in April. Look for the segment around the 8 minute mark of the video after the jump.

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Related Post: Dillin Hoox – Peshmerga (Prod. Quest) [Audio]

23 Jul

Tomorrow: BEVSTMODE presents King Louie’s Toronto release for the TONY mixtape [News]

Toronto, ON – If there’s one place to be Thursday night (July 24), it’s inside of Hoxton (69 Bathurst) for the TONY Mixtape Release Party. BEVSTMODE presents the latest from Chicago native King Louie, who released TONY a couple of weeks back. Louie will perform material from the release and there will also be a performance from CRSB. The event has been sponsored by The Remix Project, Ransom Consulting, Noisey Canada, HipHopCanada, and Studio105.

This is the first time King Louie has reached Toronto so show up early to avoid missing out. Doors open at 10 p.m. Click the jump to check out the TONY mixtape, as well as some King Louie videos.

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22 Jul

Tyler, The Creator talks about interracial dating on the way to Pemberton [News]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 18, Tyler, The Creator hit us with a deep heartfelt PSA about the importance of interracial dating during Pemberton Music Festival 2014.

HipHopCanada’s own @IHeartTART and @saroshrizvi hopped on to the shuttle bus to head on over to the festival grounds for Pemberton. We were staying in the Whistler area and commuting to the festival via shuttle bus. So just as our bus was about to leave, the Odd Future crew hijacked our bus. That’s right – Tyler and his boys came on board to head on over to Pemberton with us. HOLY DIGGITY, GUYS! WE RODE THE BUS WITH TYLER, THE CREATOR!

But it was so much more than that. Tyler and Jasper Dolphin jumped at the opportunity to act as tour guides for all of us Whistler commuters. Hilarious. Because some people on the bus evidently had no idea who Tyler even was. Tee-hee. But it was all ish and giggles. Jasper wrote a love song about wanting to braid the bus driver’s hair. They told us that I Am Legend was filmed in Whistler (it wasn’t – for the record). And best of all, Tyler took the time to shout-out one particular interracial couple at the front of the bus. Spoiler alert: Tyler is all for interracial dating. So get at him, ladies. Check Tyler’s ode to lovin’ after the jump.

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Related Post: Tyler, The Creator shut ‘em down at Pemberton [Review]

22 Jul

Blackalicious to hit Vancouver on August 19 [News]

Vancouver, BC – You know those Blackalicious cats put on a really hype live show, right? Well if you’ve missed them during their past visit to Vancity, you can redeem yourself. Timbre Concerts is bringing Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel with guests Def 3 and K-Rec & Estea Elements to the Biltmore Cabaret on August 19 sponsored by your pals here at HipHopCanada.

Cop those tickets (on sale Friday July, 25) at the usual suspects: Red Cat Records, Zulu Records, Highlife Records and Beat Street Records or online at HipHopCanada will be in the house so stay tuned for our coverage of the event.

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Related Post: Blackalicious at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver (Live) [Photos]

22 Jul

Ellevan – Storms [Video]

Toronto, ON – This past couple days we’ve been introduced to a ton of new MCs. Toronto rapper Ellavan drops the hard-hitting, aptly titled “Storms” single which was produced by Adam Feldman. The video was directed by Taylin Wilson and the song will appear on his August 1 release, Numbers Don’t Lie.

The release party for the project will also go down on August 1 inside Kitch (229 Geary Ave.) with live performances and a presentation from RISE Poetry. Look for performances from Ellevan, Jemzyy, Christian Bridges, Danielle Knoll and more!

Check out “Storms” after the jump link below.

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22 Jul

Just John – Brother Brother [Video]

Toronto, ON – Check out “Brother Brother” by Just John featuring Xandros. The song was produced by Jeremy Rodney-Hall and appears on the Fast Metaborhythm project, available to stream and download here. It represents sibling love and sibling struggle. Check it out below.

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