London, ON – Introducing a rapper by the name of Shhadeh, born in Vista, California and currently residing in London, Ontario. Today marks the release of his new video for his Larry Bird-produced single, “Ask.” The video was directed by Jon Lines. You can check it out after the jump link below.
Vancouver, BC – Orion & Ike took a trip out to Aldergrove to link up with Thee Mayor and his buddy Junior. They had a few ideas and drove the Vancouver hip-hop duo around to the Bates Motel spot and around that area. There was some trouble with patrolling security but luckily they were able to film a few takes before being harassed. “Never Sleep” was shot by Junior and edited by Orion. Production for the new song was produced by Chris Wheeler Beats. Check it out below.
Halifax, NS – Rap Music is the fourth studio album from veteran Halifax MC, Quake Matthews. The 13-track release features original production from Rich Kidd, Cam Smith, YogiDaProducer, Tone Mason, Scena, 2oolman, Chris Noxx, Corey LeRue, Dylan Guthro, Remot and Neon Dreams.
Neon Dreams is also one of the project’s guest appearances along with JRDN, Ghettochild, Knotez, Dylan Guthro, Emanny and Ria Mae.
You can download Rap Music on iTunes or stream it below.
Ottawa, ON – SkrillaBoyz Entertainment releases the second video from Ottawa rapper DaBoiLoc. “Problems” was directed by Nathan Banze. Check it out after the jump and stay tuned for Loc’s debut mixtape, #SouthsideSkrillaBoyz, set for a Spring 2015 release. S/O Lil Thrilla.
Halifax, NS – Halifax vet Quake Matthews jumps on the “6PM in New York” instrumental to pay homage to Drake. Along with the new music, he provided an explanation for the motivation behind recording “6PM in Fairview.”
“Ever since Drake mentioned my name in the KOTD press conference, every interview I’ve done, scratch that every person I have talked to from acquaintances to close friends to family members have been asking me questions regarding the subject. Hopefully this song enlightens you on a little Canadian hip-hop history and answers those questions. Most rappers fear appearing vulnerable or weak when it comes to praising another artist but these are just my thoughts.”
The original song, produced by Boi-1da and Frank Dukes (with co-production credits going to Bobby White and Sevn Thomas), is the bonus track on Drizzy’s record-breaking If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape.
Toronto, ON – BW the DJ releases Round 2 of his “6ypher In The Six” series. This time enlisting Toronto artists K-Fresh “The Knemesis,” Baby Grhyme and Tommy Spitz. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – $inot (also known as Sinotra), drops his latest visual release for “I Don’t Need It.” The self-directed video, presented by FAM1st Films, was shot and chopped by DUB. Check it out below and stay tuned for more new music from $inot. “I Don’t Need It” is also HipHopCanda’s Song of the Day. Sinomatic is coming soon.
Toronto, ON – Following a successful release of his heavily tipped debut project Eye See You, Junia-T adds more fuel to the fire with the premiere of his latest visual “The Day.” Directed by Andrew De Zen, the clean cut gives fans an intimate look at the motivation behind the grind, his family.
“My team 3-5, we’ve been fam for years; it started with them for me and it’s really dope to bring it back full circle and show the people involved in my life creatively that don’t get to be seen or heard,” said Junia-T.
Eye See You smoothly blends Junia-T’s raw prose with traces of psychedelia, neo soul, and futuristic vibes; all while reviving the best of backpacker nostalgia. Check out “The Day” after the jump link below.
Enflied, NS – With South Park coming as an inspiration, Mike Boyd has released the latest video in support of his album, …Note The Sarcasm. With the video being created by Mike himself, “Bush League” takes us on a journey through the grooming process, or lack thereof, of a woman Mike’s courting.
“I always thought the song reminded me of a South Park episode and I didn’t think there was a way to bring this song to life with a real video,” said Boyd. “So I taught myself how to do animation and created ‘Bush League’ at home and for free!”
The video also comes with the following warning: “All characters and events in this show — even those based on real people — are entirely fictional. All celebrity voices are impersonated… poorly. The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.”