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Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful Tour hits Vancouver (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, BC – The hip-hop scene in Vancouver was focused on the Vogue Theatre late this week where Action Bronson took to the … Read More »

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Remembering SixFire: Rising Alberta hip-hop talent passed away at 33 [Article]

Edmonton, AB – It is with deep sorrow that we report on the loss of yet another budding talented member…

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Kyprios talks Storyhive, his team and life as an artist [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – In the nearly 15 years that Vancouver based rap artist Kyprios has been on the hip-hop scene, he’s left … Read More »

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Mark Haynes, creator of 9th Illy, talks comic books & hip-hop [Interview]

Ottawa, ON – Dig this and dig it deep. In 1997, we were given a front row seat to one of the … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews – Hard To Choose [Audio]

Quake Matthews – Hard To Choose [Audio]

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5 Apr

Julius Jay & Hazmat – Serenity (Prod. Ashlan Phoenix) [Audio]


Montreal, QC – Fresh vibes from Montreal’s Hazmat and Julius Jay with a bit of a classic hip-hop feel. “Serenity” was produced by Ashlan Phoenix and recorded, mixed and mastered by MICH2050. Check it out below.

Earmilk: “Julius Jay and Hazmat are two Montreal based hip-hop artists that frequently work together. Their creative lyrical structure and overall flow have worked repeatedly well together on several tracks like “Lazy Dayz” and “Too Long”. The latest release from these two musicians is a collaboration with Ashlan Phoenix: a notorious mood maker and tempo tweaker. The talent entangled throughout the lyrical verses of “Serenity” is a positive sign of authenticity.

Julius Jay & Hazmat - Serenity (Prod. Ashlan Phoenix) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

5 Apr

Oz Jackson – Undecided [EP]


Winnipeg, MBOz Jackson drops off his new EP, Undecided. The release, written entirely by Jackson, features original production by Omito, HXNS, Swelly, Xavior Jordan, Young Beatz, RASCAL and New Dersey. Check it out below via SoundCloud.

Oz Jackson - Undecided [EP] - HipHopCanada.com

5 Apr

Shawn M. – Artist [Video]


Vineland, NJ – Runaway Records artist and founder Shawn M. reached out from South Jersey with his creative new visual release coming in support of his New Religion mixtape (available on DatPiff. This is the Curtiss King-produced “Artist.” In the video, Shawn introduces his crew and they’re later depicted (with Shawn) in animated form. Just when you think the video has transitioned completely to an animated state, Shawn turns off the TV it’s projecting from and the camera view reverts back to “normal.” Overall, incredibly well put together and it really gave the video a unique twist. Looking forward to seeing more from Shawn. Check out “Artist” after the jump and make sure you take in the New Religion project in its entirety.

Shawn M. - Artist [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

5 Apr

Monk.E – Cashdown (Prod. PSTV) [Video]


Drummondville, QC – French-Canadian rapper-graf artist Monk.E drops new visuals in support of his PSTV-produced single, “Cashdown,” directed by Carlos Guerra. The track is the first single off Monk.E’s new album, Esclavage, Exode & Renaissance. Monk.E is a self-taught visionary artist and globetrotter born in Drummondville, having dabbled in the Graffiti scene for years now. His goal is to push his message through creativity, poetry and community involvement. Check out the video after the jump along with some behind the scenes shots.

MONK.E - Cashdown (Prod. PSTV) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

5 Apr

Cosmo – The Embassy / Thinking of You [Audio]


Toronto, ON – “New age hip-hop meets old school soul” – Check out a pair of recent releases from Toronto up-and-comer Cosmo. This is “The Embassy” and “Thinking Of You.”

Cosmo – The Embassy

Produced by Lahghost & Ahkilo

2014 was a productive and quiet year for Cosmo. Now hoping to draw in some attention with this first single from the upcoming EP, which will be released sometime during the first quarter of 2015.

Being both a very sensual based and thought provoking artist I wanted to strike up some heavy hearted emotions that I felt could bring the track to life. In other words, allowing people to see more of what I actually seen in that moment. Seductive and surreal.

Cosmo - The Embassy / Thinking Of You [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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5 Apr

Ritchie Boyz – All I Need (Dir. Miles) [Video]


Ottawa, ON – This is “All I Need” by Ottawa rappers Jb VH, El Fresco and Greatest, aka the Ritchie Boyz. The video comes courtesy of Miles & Miguel Marty Production and the song was produced by BH. Check out the video after the jump.

Ritchie Boyz - All I Need [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

5 Apr

Varsay – The Grand Flipp [Mixtape]


Brandford, CT – Highly recommend checking out the The Grand Flipp project by Hya Def Records artist Varsay. Available below via SoundCloud.

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Varsay - The Grand Flipp [Mixtape] - HipHopCanada.com

5 Apr

Chris Cash The Gifted – Gift Rap [EP]


Montreal, QC – Check out the Gift Rap EP from Montreal producer/MC Chris Cash The Gifted, introduced to us a 22-year-old “energetic rapper with intricate metaphors from Montreal.” A solid evaluation showcased nicely in a 5-track EP available below via Cloud9MG.

Chris Cash The Gifted - Gift Rap [EP] - HipHopCanada.com

5 Apr

David Notes – Compositions of Notes [EP]


Ottawa, ON – Thisis the Compositions of Notes EP by Ottawa singer-songwriter David Notes. Check out his recently released “Thinking About You” video for a sample of what David is all about.

David Notes - Compositions of Notes [EP] - HipHopCanada.com

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5 Apr

David Notes – Thinking About You [Video]


Ottawa, ON – Ottawa singer-songwriter David Notes recently released the visuals to his smooth and catchy single “Thinking About You,” co-directed by David and LaVie Motion Pictures. You can find the song on David’s Compositions of Notes EP available here. Check out the video after the jump.

David Notes - Thinking About You [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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