Vancouver, BC – Vancouver based dancer T-Swagg and rapper Swisslizz are back at it with their latest “Shut It Down”. Directed and edited by Marco Abraham and produced by Swisslizz for YN Music – check it below.
Toronto, ON – Brand new music and visuals from your boy Bishop Brigante. The Scarborough MC/actor has been laying low publicly on the music side of things for a minute while putting in quite a bit of work to advance his acting career. Fans will be happy to know that he’s stayed busy with recording in between roles for movies like Evil Feed, Chupacabra vs. the Alamo, and TV show appearances that included Cracked and The Listener.
Toronto, ON – Friday drops off new visuals in support of his upcoming album, Born 2 Win, set to drop Nov. 22 on AWOL Records/URBNET Records. “Work!” was produced by 5 Star Beatz and the video was shot and directed by Westnyle Films. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – Yesterday was Drake‘s 27th birthday and also his Toronto stop for his Would You Like A Tour? tour. Future is along for the road trip as a supporting act but was brought back out during Drizzy’s set to perform “Tony Montana” together. This marked the Atlanta rapper’s first performance in the city, and what a way to do it! Check out the footage below courtesy of ThisIsWalder.
Brooklyn, NY – Toronto native Marco Polo is gearing up for the release of his new album, PA2: The Director’s Cut, dropping Nov. 12, 2013. “Astonishing” featuring Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, O.C., Tragedy Khadafi and DJ Revolution, has been described as riding shotgun to “The Tunnel” in Doc Brown’s DeLoreon. The track is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Look out for the PA2 Toronto release party going down Nov. 7 inside Parts & Labour (1566 Queen St. W). Click here for more details.
Montreal, QC – Fresh off the release of his latest mixtape “The Legend Of Drunken Master”, Real City emcee Doctor J returns with a brand new double-video directed by 5 Pound Media. Before going into one of the stand out tracks on the tape “Yao Ming”, Doctor J and crew make sure to pay tribute to their fav “Brown Bottle” of liquor. Pour a couple shots, peep the new video below and be on the lookout for new music coming soon!
Toronto, ON – Toronto born, Marco Polo is releasing a new LP entitled PA2: The Director’s Cut on November 12 via Soulspazm Records, with exclusive vinyl from Slice of Spice. In celebration of this forthcoming project he is throwing a release party in Toronto on November 7 at Parts & Labour. Masta Ace will be hosting and music will be provided by DJ Serious, DJ Grouch, Big Jacks, Kaewonder, DJ Linx and Taktiks. Doors open at 7 p.m. and it’s free with guest-list.
PA2 has a slew of heavy guest appearances, including: Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Posdnuos, Masta Ace, Kardinal Offishall, Styles P, Lil Fame, Alchemist, Oh No, MC Eiht, King Tee, Michael Rapport, Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, Rah Digga, Slaine, Ill Bill, Organized Konfusion, Doppelgangaz & many more.
RSVP for the release party after the jump!
Charlotte, NC – DJ Infamous (aka Da Missin Link) stays on his grind and drops off Volume 38 of his acclaimed In The Streets mixtape series. Although Infamous is based in North Carolina, he’s got a soft spot for Canadian hip-hop and shows our artists a ton of love. Canadians regularly get airtime on his radio show airing every Saturday on on Beat 94.7 FM between 9 – 10 p.m., and you’ll find Canadian tunes on his mixtapes as well. Volume 38 features new tracks by JD Era, Young Allwood and Cannonhead. You can download or stream the mix now after the jump.
Taking his support for Canadian hip-hop even further, DJ Infamous also recently released In The Streetw: Canada Edition Volume 1 featuring all Canadian material. Click here to check that out now.
Ottawa, ON – Drake (@Drake) recently kicked off his 39 city tour, Would You Like A Tour? in Pittsburgh on October 18. The fourth stop on the tour was Canada’s capital Ottawa and our long-time Toronto/Montreal rep (and Stolen From Africa Founder), Logik (@Logik416) was in the building, along with Standout Entertainment’s Founder, Amol (@standoutent) for the show and also the after-party. Check out the footage below.
Tonight Drake, Miguel, Future and PartyNextDoor will be performing in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre. Considering it’s Drake’s birthday it only makes sense that he would be in his hometown. Follow @HipHopCanada for some live-tweeting from the show!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DRIZZY!
Edmonton, AB – The guys in the Come Up Gang are getting ready to launch themselves across the nation. The Edmonton-based crew of Lion (aka: L. Luciano), Raw Malone, Akay Audemar, Ben E Brix, and Shaw Langley, are gearing up for the launch of several forthcoming projects and albums.
HipHopCanada recently caught up with the gang’s producer, Shaw Langley. He told us about his childhood freestyle rap battle parties, his crew love, and the moment he started creating beats. Check it out after the jump
“Hip-hop was a way for me and my friends to come together and do what kids do.” – Shaw Langley