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J. Cole, Lorde, Serena Ryder & more at Ottawa Folk Festival, Sept. 10-14 [News]

Ottawa, ON – The nation’s capital is the place to from September 10 to 14 as the Ottawa Folk Festival takes over … Read More »

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Artist to artist: Hellnback gets the grease on Merkules [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published August 26, 2014 – With the way hip-hop has been changing over the years it’s hard to … Read More »

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Time to #WAKEDAFUCUP: HipHopCanada chops it up with Onyx [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 15, our friends over at True Rhythm brought Onyx (Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz) to Calgary for … Read More »

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On the Run with Jay and Bey in Winnipeg [Review]

Winnipeg, MB – I’ll be honest: when the rumors started circulating that Jay Z and Beyoncé were set to tour together this … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Catch Tayyib Ali, Moufy, DJ IV & Jofo live in Halifax on Sept. 4 [News]

Catch Tayyib Ali, Moufy, DJ IV & Jofo live in Halifax on Sept. 4 [News]


8 Jul

EZ-A – Dil Tutney ft. GiNZ & Amarjit Sandhu [Audio]

Toronto, ON – This is “Dil Tutney” by EZ-A featuring GiNZ and Amarjit Sandhu. Check it out below.

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8 Jul

Sense – Rolling Out [Audio]

Brampton, ON – Rapper and producer Sense returns today with the first official single off his upcoming project The Strategy hosted by Chip Fu. Sense demands your attention from the get go as he goes in over one banger of a beat. Take it in below and tune in for more off the project soon!

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Related Post: Sense – The Strategy [Mixtape]

8 Jul

Junia-T – Everyday ft. pHoenix & LordQuest [Audio] #SOTD

Toronto, ON – Our Song of the Day is the latest display of raw talent from Junia-T.

Following the release of the video accompaniment for “Too Smoove”, Toronto producer and emcee Junia-T blesses his fans with a new summer viber, “Everyday”. Enlisting songstress pHoenix Pagliacci for the vocals and fellow emcee/producer LordQuest for some bars, this time Junia-T took the lead from behind the production boards.

“This song was the product from a night of reminiscing on the golden era,” said Junia-T. “I’ve always been a fan of pHoenix and Quest, and it was dope to finally create something timeless with both of them.”

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8 Jul

Die-Rek – LABELS: Beat Die​-​A​-​Logue Vol. II [Album]

Toronto, ON – Producer/MC Die-Rek has released LABELS, a twenty-two track instrumental project containing unadulterated production for your distinct and enlightened listening pleasure.

Consistent with Die-Rek’s refreshing musical catalogue to date, LABELS is cleverly animated and reminiscent of some of your favourite labels and artists, past to present. Don’t miss the wordplay and vivid display of artistic ability, fullness and vision Die-Rek brings to the culture.

LABELS: Beat Die-A-Logue Vol. II is the perfect heir to Die-Rek’s Dienamics EP that was released earlier this year. LABELS is available to stream and download below via Bandcamp.

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Related Post: #SOTD | Die-Rek – Remember [Audio]

8 Jul

DillanPonders – DROWN (Remix) ft. Flex The Antihero [Audio]

Toronto, ON – The “DROWN” remix marks the end of the latest campaign from DillanPonders. NUMB is dead. The Boy Who Lives drops August 13.

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Related Post: DillanPonders – The Boy Who Lived [Review]

8 Jul

Tonight in Toronto: Northern Lights with Luu Breeze, G Milla & Jimmy B [News]

Toronto, ON – The A&R Report’s Northern Lights showcase goes down tonight inside Toronto’s Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. West). The line-up is not to be missed as it consists of 1st Party Music’s Luu Breeze, G Milla and Jimmy B of SmashMouth Entertainment. Music will be provided by DJ HustleGRL and DJ Juna Don. There is NO COVER but it is a 19+ event so make sure to bring I.D. The show starts at 9 p.m.

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8 Jul

AD – Timing ft. DUBB [Audio] #AV8ERS

Los Angeles, CA – Speaking of DUBB, Compton rapper AD reached out to the AV8ERS rapper for for his new single “Timing,” produced by Larry Jayy. The song is featured on AD’s ComptonFornia2 mixtape hosted by Adrian Swish. Check it out below.

The tape also features Toronto’s Tory Lanez, Paul Wall, Bizzy Crook, Bad Lucc, Problem, Dave East, OT Genasis, Glasses Malone, and Rayven Justice.

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8 Jul

DUBB – Never Content [Video] #AV8ERS

Los Angeles, CA – Toronto video director Dwayne Holness (aka @DukeyDukez) supplies sick new visuals for the title track to the DUBB mixtape, Never Content (Hosted by DJ Carisma). Check it out now after the jump link below.

“Standing in front of a Stankonia-esque black and white American flag, DUBB delivers his rhymes over C.A.G Beats’ production, rapping about his tireless drive. We also see him in the booth, on the tour bus, onstage and in the streets, with the message that DUBB is always on his grind being the biggest takeaway.”

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7 Jul

Raekwon, Jay Elec & more at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 10th Anniversary [News]

Brooklyn, NYOriginally published June 21, 2014 – July 9 will mark the official start to the 10th anniversary of the what Hip Hop DX once dubbed “conscious hip-hop’s Summer Jam or Rock The Bells.” Brooklyn Boodega’s Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is jam packed with some huge talent including Raekwon the Chef, Jay Electronica, Pro Era member CJ Fly, Torae, CyHi the Prynce, DJ Rob Swift, Kydd Jones, The Audible Doctor and more. ‘Uncle’ Ralph McDaniels and Torae are set to co-host! The show runs from July 9 through to July 12, 2014 so make sure you get your tickets before they sell out.

You can check out the flyer after the jump but if you’re already convinced you’d like to attend, proceed to the ticket purchase page.

HipHopCanada will be on scene for festival coverage so drop us a line if you’re heading down yourself. Shouts to HHCLA rep Maxwell Benson!

Don’t forget to check out the official festival website,

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7 Jul

Syph – Winning (starring Ryme Minista) [Video]

Norwood, JA – Nu Money Gang’s Syph stays killing it! Back again with a dope new single and fresh visuals to go with it. “Winning,” starring Ryme Minista, was shot and directed by Zac Facts for Independent Muscle. “Winning” is the fourth single off Syph’s anticipated mixtape, Rookie Of The Year, set to drop soon. Check out “Winning” after the jump link below.

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