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Drake announces Summer Sixteen Tour & OVO Fest; releases cover art for VIEWS

Toronto, ON – With only a few days left until the Apr. 29 release of his highly anticipated VIEWS album, Drake almost … Read More »

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Junk announces upcoming solo album and union with Stealth Bomb Records

He came up in the Vancouver hip-hop scene and since the age 13 Ian Tonino, known as Junk has … Read More »

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“Say It” goes platinum, Tory Lanez turns down XXL cover & more Swave Nati…

Despite the industry’s top dog regularly representing for the Northside, Canadian rappers going platinum … Read More »

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Swisha T recruits Madchild and Charron as influential heavy-weight features on “Cana…

Ottawa, ON – Swisha T released his full length album Filthy this past November, and has released the first music video for … Read More »

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14 Feb

Happy V-Day: Shan Vincent de Paul just dropped a NSFW video for “Buggin'”


Toronto, ON – Just in time for Valentines Day, up-and-coming Toronto artist Shan Vincent de Paul (SVDP) releases this hot and heavy video single titled “Buggin'” (produced by John Poon & La+ch) to get you all in the mood.

“Buggin'” is a very carnal look for SVDP. This song explores the most animalistic of sensual desires (i.e.: it’s a sex song – and a really sexy one, at that). The video isn’t necessarily NSFW but it’s a solid three minutes of SVDP giving a girl the rub-down (and vice versa). Check it out after the jump.

Shan Vincent de Paul is dropping his debut Saviors album in the spring & he wants to Thank God
Photo by Lenny

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13 Feb

SO LOKI show promise against Vancouver’s mundane


Vancouver, BCSO LOKI have been known to march to the beat of their own drum. Their sound and presence is eccentric for Vancouver standards, with front man Sam Lucia’s quirky style and off the cuff sound mixed with Geoffrey Millar on the keys and back up vocals, this pair are a far cry from Vancouver’s hip-hop average.

The two recently packed a small but devoted crowd at the Biltmore Cabaret for the release of their mixtape Supermanic. The buzz around the room had SO LOKI’s sound most often being related to the likeness of Chance the Rapper – crackling, spontaneous and experimental – with room to move in any direction lyrically. To me they most reminded me of an early Vic Mensa vibe, circa Innanetape but a little darker and a little less refined.

SO LOKI show promise against Vancouver's mundane -HipHopCanada

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13 Feb

DillanPonders & Johnny Darko just got a f**king “UBER”


Toronto, ON – Two of my favourite guys out of Toronto – DillanPonders and Johnny Darko – just teamed up to hit us with this dope new collaboration track titled “UBER” (produced by Drupes).

“UBER” is actually – straight up – a song about getting an UBER. But it’s also a slight commentary on the new wave takeover. As Johnny explained it to me, cabs are crazy overpriced (obviously). And UBER represents the new wave takeover. It’s economic. It’s accessible. It’s very now. It’s UBER.

I think the same can be said about the music scene. I know Toronto doesn’t struggle with this AS much but I know cities (HI CALGARY) where hoards of rappers are still trying to emulate the golden era like it’s the latest emerging sub-genre. Guys are stuck in what they know works; and are oblivious to the new wave takeover.

DillanPonders & Johnny Darko just got a f**king

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12 Feb

Song of the Day: Big Troopz teams up with J. Staffz for “F*** Bitches Get Money”


Toronto, ON – Rexdale vet Big Troopz is back with another J. Staffz-produced banger off his next release. “Fuck Bitches Get Money,” HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day will be featured on NorthsideFinest Vol. 2, coming soon.

Song of the Day: Rexdale's Big Troopz teams up with J. Staffz for  F*** Bitches Get Money - HipHopCanada.com

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12 Feb

Johnny Darko teams up with Jigz The Flyer for this “Mr. Plug” video


Toronto, ONJohnny Darko recently teamed up with frequent collaborator – Jigz The Flyer – to release this new video for “Mr. Plug” (produced by Kwace God).

“Mr. Plug” sticks to that that classic grimy Johnny Darko sound. This is a song for the after-hours when fiends start fiending for a fix and need to hit up their plug. While Johnny – admittedly – has become the plug for drugs, women, parties, AND music within his circles, I feel like the whole “Mr. Plug” thing also parallels his come-up in the rap game.

Johnny Darko - Smoke.Drink.Live. x P.B.R [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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11 Feb

Toronto’s G7 Records hit the streets with their collective “All Star Mixtape”


Toronto, ON – With the NBA All-Star game just around the corner, the Toronto streets are definitely buzzing right now and G7 Records is here to join in on the action. With 21 new tracks in hand, the collective of artists and producers bring a variety of flavors to the table. With trap anthems from Laioung and JJ Money to slow bangers from Junior Ahh and Kwajo Cinquo, it all comes together for a perfect soundtrack for this weekend’s festivities. Although the tape is free for fans, you can support by purchasing the project on iTunes here. Stream the project mixed by DJ G-Starr below and stay tuned for more new music coming soon!

Toronto's G7 Records unleash collective

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11 Feb

Denzel Curry’s 2055: The Ult Experience Tour hits Vancouver April 1st


Vancouver, BC – Another solid booking from Timbre Concerts as they team up with Hyphy Events to bring Denzel Curry to Alexander Gastown (91 Powell St.) on Friday April 1st.

This is no April Fool’s joke though. Curry’s 2055: The Ult Experience Tour will feature the likes of Allan Kingdom and JK The Reaper and will be sponsored by yours truly at HipHopCanada.  Get serious and cop tickets here or in store at DIPT, Beatstreet, Zulu or Red Cat Records because this one is sure to sell out.

Denzel Curry's 2055: The Ult Experience Tour hits Vancouver April 1st - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Feb

Illa J, Frank N Dank, Moka Only and more set to perform Dilla Day Vancouver


Vancouver, BC – This past week a large portion of the worldwide hip-hop community celebrated the life and death of one of the most influential producers in rap, J Dilla. Timbre Concerts is teaming up with Alexander Gastown to throw a Vancity celebration and tribute the the late Jay Dee for their very own Dilla Day.

Donuts will be had and heard and a special performance from Dilla’s brother Illa J is set to take place as well as performances from Frank N DankMoka Only, David Morin, DJs Hedspin, Flipout & Nick Bike

Thursday March 3rd at Alexander Gastown (91 Powell St.)it all goes down and HipHopCanada is on board to sponsor. Purchase tickets here. 

Illa J, Frank N Dank, Moka Only and more set to perform Dilla Day Vancouver - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Feb

Toronto’s SAFE hits the West Coast February 26th


Vancouver, BC – To celebrate their one year residency at Alexander Gastown, Hyphy Events is teaming up with Timbre Concerts to bring SAFE to Vancouver on February 26th at an event proudly sponsored by HipHopCanada.

He’s been on the minds and mouths of everyone from Fader to Noisey, not to mention the 6 God himself but the young emcee will have a chance to prove his star power on the West Coast at Vancouver’s Alexander Gastown (91 Powell St.). Guest Stevie Ross will be in the building along with DJs Marvel and Jolin Ras. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Toronto's SAFE hits the West Coast February 26th  - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Feb

Dre Day in Vancouver to be hosted by The D.O.C


Vancouver, BC – Just in time to commemorate the good Doctor’s birthday, Alexander Gastown (91 Powell St.) is hosting Vancouver’s official Dre Day on February 18th.

Drink Gin & Juices, wear khaki’s & locs, get a selfie at “The Chronic” photobooth and win prizes playing “The $20 Sack Pyramid”. The best part? The evening will be hosted by and feature a performance from The D.O.C. with the all Dre and Dre related music played by some of the best rap DJs that Vancouver has to offer: Flipout, Marlon J English, Jay Swing, Rhek, DJ, Seko, Kutkorners, Cherchez, Nick Bike, The Stunt Man and Cam Crillz.

HipHopCanada is thrilled to be sponsoring this event and will definitely be in the building. So if you funky enough, you should be too.

Purchase tickets here.

Dre Day in Vancouver to be hosted by The D.O.C - HipHopCanada.com

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