Brampton, ON – New music from our ReverbNation fam. This is Ras Lopez with “Ace of Spades.” You can find the track on Ras’ Diamonds N Liquor album, available on iTunes. Don’t forget to check out Ras’ profile on ReverbNation.
Toronto, ON – Bias Truth has just hit us with his latest offering titled “PM’s N Presidents (The Revisit).” Bias goes in over top of a self-produced beat with a heavy commentary on the glorification of money.
Bias takes a thorough look at what – exactly – the pursuit of C.R.E.A.M. is all about. He urges us to stop worshipping the dollar by using it as a measure of happiness. He instead asks us to find joy in the motions of our day-to-day lives: “The goal to overcome the struggle/ And search for my garden of peace amongst the hustle.” Check it below.
Toronto, ON – ShaqIsDope releases a hot new single featuring production by in-house beatsmith Pitt tha Kid. Check out “Rhyme Like This” below.
Thunder Bay, ON – Clearly not a hip-hop record, but this “Four Five Seconds” cover by Thunder Bay singer-songwriter Natasha Fisher is too good not to share. The original tune is by Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney and available on iTunes. Personally, I couldn’t stomach the original, but this cover is beautiful. Stay tuned for more from Canada’s own Natasha Fisher.
“The Canadian songstress provides an interesting twist to the original record with her soft angelic falsetto notes.”
Toronto, ON – With Black History Month having kicked off officially this past Sunday, we bring you a big video by Maestro Fresh Wes, featuring Divine Brown, which was released last year. “Timeless” is a celebration of black history, and a tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away December 5, 2013. Check it out below.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela
Los Angeles, CA – Toronto rapper Prenze drops off the dope new visuals to his single “Ice Cube,” fittingly shot in the Westside Connection legends’ old South Central stomping grounds. The song, which references Cube’s ’92 classic “It Was A Good Day” among other popular hip-hop references, was produced by 280Houses, while the video was directed by Jayson Vaughn. Check it out after the jump link below.
about what’s going on in the hood.” – Doughboy (Boyz n the Hood)
Vancouver, BC – Originally published January 16, 2015 – We’re pretty stoked to be teaming up with Timbre Concerts on the Vancouver stop of Tory Lanez‘ Lost Cause Tour 2.
The date is February 19th at brand new venue The Alexander (91 Powell St.) Opening acts will be be locals Dkay and Juvi Dizzle. Keep it locked on HHC for exclusive show coverage and all the freshest updates.
Head over to Red Cat, Beat Street, Zulu or Dipt to pick up tickets or cop them online here. Hit the jump link below to see a the full list of tour stops.
Toronto, ON – Rashid St. James has just released a hard-as-nails new joint titled “Hallelujah” off his forthcoming debut project entitled The Nightmare In The Afterhour.
“Hallelujah” is an expression of both worship and rejoicing. It’s got that double meaning; and Rashid spins it over top of a Solidmas beat to both exalt and celebrate everything that is “IDGAF” (aka: I don’t give a f**k, aka: do whatcha want, aka: stop caring so much about what other people think about you): “Bought a chain/ Now I think I’m Rick the Ruler/ Muddy water in my cup/ She sipping coolers/ Martin Luther, Freddy Krueger smoking Buddha / ‘Bout to re-up/ I need Jesus/ Hallelujah.” Check it below.
Toronto, ON – Last weekend, RiFF RAFF aka Jody HighRoller graced the stage at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall in all of his Monster energy drink-sponsored glory.
I was excited to see his performance, because I’m a big RiFF RAFF fan, I think that he’s hilarious, I was thoroughly entertained by my interview with him a couple of years ago, but never had the opportunity to see him onstage.
When I first walked into the venue, I realized that Jody’s fan base was the second most eclectic, diverse and seemingly random collective of individuals that I had ever seen at a concert, after Die Antwoord’s fan base. [More]
Toronto, ON - This weekend marks the biggest battle event of 2015. Our fam over at KOTD have teamed up with Drake and OVO to bring us Blackout 5.
Here’s how it’s all going down: the weekend’s main events are the Hitman Holla vs. Shotty Horroh battle on Saturday, as well as the Pat Stay vs. Charron KOTD Title Match battle on Sunday. The rest of the competitors have been revealed, but the match-ups have not yet been announced. So you won’t know who’s up against whom until the MCs take the stage at the event.
The event takes place on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre (190 Princes’ Boulevard) with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. Tickets and pay-per-view access are available for purchase online. Members of the media are also invited to attend a press conference on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Eaton Chelsea (33 Gerrard Street West) with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
And since we like to deliver the goods, HipHopCanada is giving away free PPV (pay-per-view) access to one lucky winner. Access includes Friday’s press conference (at 7 p.m. EST), as well as both days of battles (beginning at 4 p.m. EST). This contest is open internationally so anyone anywhere in the world can win. Peep contest entry details after the jump.