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You Feel Me? Toronto’s Infu talks new EP, “West Side” video, plans for 2…

Since first emerging on the Toronto hip-hop scene in 2010, rapper Infu has been working hard at…

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Toronto rapper Top 5 talks Styles P, getting advice from Drake, Varna Drive & more

Toronto up-and-comer Top 5 recently made his National Capital Region debut with an all ages show inside Ottawa’s The Bourbon Room.

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I Think You’ve Gone Mad: Here’s the transcribed version of Sean Leon’s i…

Toronto, ON – On Dec. 23 2016, Toronto artist Sean Leon blew up the Internet by releasing an incredibly in-depth interview with … Read More »

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Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2016

Calgary, AB – As we head in to 2017 at HipHopCanada, I decided I’d kick off the new year proper by delivering … Read More »

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ATL-based Canadian rapper DruggOfChoice drops new visuals for “DRUGS-123”

ATL-based Canadian rapper DruggOfChoice drops new visuals for “DRUGS-123”


11 Nov

Mac Miller’s Divine Feminine Tour Sells Out the Vogue Theatre

Vancouver, BC – Bringing his Divine Feminine Tour to Vancouver, Mac Miller stepped on stage at the Vogue Theatre this past Sunday – “this is my first sold-out show on tour. Thank you, Vancouver” he announced to a packed-out all ages crowd. The height of the excitement began early on in his performance and didn’t subside until well after Miller walked off stage.

Following a performance from Soulection’s Andre Power, Larry Fisherman had the room eating from the palm of his hand. They sang every word to every song, mesmerized by his presence and accompanying light show on stage.

Running through tracks from GO:OD AM and of course the newly released Divine Feminine Miller hit hard with crowd favourites like the Anderson .Paak assisted “Dang!” (produced by Vancouver’s own Pomo), perfectly executing the entire track from hook to verses. He then carried the vibe for a 50-minute set that kept the room engaged and fully energized.

Our team was in the pit to capture the hype, so check out the full gallery below shot by Jamie Sands.

Mac Miller's

11 Nov

The People North West draw visual inspiration from the 90s on new music video “Shameek From 212”

Vancouver, BC – Fresh off a live Halloween show, The People North West follow-up the appearance with the release of their latest music video “Shameek From 212″. The pastel-toned visuals are set against many key  freshly painted Vancouver Mural Festival pieces, and pay homage to the city. Woven with a strong lyrical focus, the light-hearted video showcases each member’s individual lyricism and rapping styles.

The solo spotlight shots on Creed Taylor, Tee Krispil, Young Budda, and Marleau help to visually introduce each of the rappers. Director Peter Warkentin takes inspiration from 90’s visuals to match the group’s classic 808 style – and music that takes similar influence. Lyrics on the track encourage artists to be real and smart with their music, and not discredit themselves by producing inauthentic work.

Check out the video below.

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11 Nov

ShitIStoleOffTheInternetPart3 is a six-track hype project from Mynamesbn

Vancouver, BC – It wasn’t that long ago that Vancity emcee Mynamesbn released the second installment of ShitIStoleOffTheInternet. Known for making hype party music, the Vancouver emcee is back with ShitIStoleOffTheInternetPart3. The project starts off with a banger on “All Day” and doesn’t lose momentum for the following six tracks.  The album encompasses an array of subject matter including: love, the grind of hustling to get paid, and partying.

KIDS member, Jakub Evolved comes through with two nice features on “Gang” and “Papi” showing the duo’s collaborative powers (which they pull off well). There’s an obvious understanding that these dudes are having a great time vibing with each other on these tracks, and the mood is contagious. The structure of Mynamesbn’s tracks have progressively been developing throughout these past projects, and it’s fair to say that this third installment is some of his best work to date.

Check out the project below.

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11 Nov

Toronto’s LOTI brings the vibes on his new single “I Want You”

Toronto, ON – R&B singer/songwriter LOTI has croons that might make many women weak in the knees, and his latest release wields a similar smoothness. “I Want You” is the third single off his forthcoming EP No Love Lost.

You might recognize his name from his debut EP LOTI which featured notable Toronto rapper Devontée, and also garnered considerable success. Having won the “Best New Artist” award at the 2015 African Entertainment Awards Canada, he’s no newcomer to the Canadian music scene. “I Want You”  features a variety of influences, such as: lounge, soul, afro-beats, and slow jams. This new single respectively warrants a revisit to his musical library. Check out the track below.

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11 Nov

Winnipeg-raised emcee Limm shares his late night thoughts on “2 AM” featuring SuperstarB

Vancouver, BC – Also known as Alim-Karim Kamara, Winnipeg-raised singer/songwriter/emcee Limm dropped his latest single,  “2 AM” featuring SuperstarB. The track shares some of his most personal, late night reflections and confessions, as he raps, “I’m just tryna’ make it big, I’m tryna’ reach up for the ceilings/ Goin’ through it everyday, like I’m just slippin’ on some peelings/ And that’s real shit, always been about my own clique.

While he’s originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, the rapper recently made the move to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but it doesn’t seem like he’s lost his grind through the relocation process. Check out the track below.

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11 Nov

Bbno$ is making music for new gen rap fans with new single “potent”

Vancouver, BC – There’s a new breed of rap brewing that is encompassing the new younger generation which has most recently coined as belligerent rap. Vancity rapper bbno$ (baby no money) is back with his latest release that perfectly leads the genre on the West Coast, and delivers aggressive, oxymoronic lyrics on his new single. “Potent” starts off with a short intro before gaining intriguing momentum.

The rise of internet rappers has helped cultivate “cult-ish” fan bases, and bbno$ has similarly found his early success online through his Soundcloud account. The production on this track is from a mysterious Vancouver local, Alnath. This instrumental was produced over a year ago, leaving listeners anxious to hear more from Alnath and not quite sure where he came from – but we’ll bite.

His twitter suggests we’ll be seeing more of bbno$ in the new year, and fittingly has described it as, “2017, year of the baby.” Check out “potent” below.

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10 Nov

Tonight: Peter Jackson kicks off 10-date Married To Success Tour in Oshawa

Oshawa, ONPeter Jackson will be live inside Oshawa’s Music Hall (39 King Street East) tonight for the first stop on his Married To Success Eastern Canadian Promo Tour.

The tour is scheduled for 10 events across Ontario and Quebec, with official tour support from Toronto artists RubberBand Roc and Leondro.

Along with those two artists, tonight’s show in Oshawa will feature another special guest from Toronto, M3G’s T Gramz. Opening acts include Joey Brown, Young Smitty, Jon Damani, Cypherpunks, M.I.D. and Wizdom. Additional tunes will be provided by DJs Tyco, Griff and Young Legend.

Click the jump link below for the official tour dates and more information about tonight’s show at The Music Hall.

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Peter Jackson at The Music Hall in Oshawa back in September
(Photo: Reiley Carter-Stoffelsen)

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10 Nov

We caught up with John Orpheus to talk about his new video for “Leanin”

Toronto, ON – Earlier this week, Toronto artist John Orpheus released his latest video for “Leanin” off the Goldchain Hennessey mixtape.

“Leanin” is a squad anthem for all the misfits who’ve found solace in one another. It’s a song specifically made as a nod to John’s crew.

The video for this record takes a much more cinematic approach; with a full blown story detail. The video storyline follows a character named Stardust, who is trying to find her own liberty amongst all the cameras and flashy lights. It’s a very raw commentary on what freedom looks like, and the importance of finding security; both for yourself, as well as within your circles.

Check out the video below, and scope our very candid Q&A with John Orpheus after the jump.

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10 Nov

Tory Lanez to host his official afterparty in Calgary at Marquee on Nov. 17

Calgary, AB – If you’re reading this, you (probably) know that the Tory Lanez I Told You Tour has officially sold out in Calgary.

But don’t trip. Timbre Concerts, Nightshift Entertainment and Evan T. Rutherford are coming through with the official after party at Marquee Beer Market & Stage, hosted by none other than Tory Lanez, himself! Check out the details after the jump.

Tory Lanez to host official after party at Marquee Nov. 17-

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10 Nov

Premiere: royceBIRTH, Casino Costa, L*Roneous & Pace Won team up for new Scholars Entertainment collaboration, “’98”

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada is very excited to announce that we have teamed up with Scholars Entertainment to bring you the world premiere of the new collaborative track “’98”.

“’98” is a record that takes in back to reminiscing over the year 1998. This track is a collaborative effort between royceBIRTH, Casino Costa, L*Roneous, and Pace Won. It’s the latest offering from the Toronto-based production company, Scholars Entertainment.

In case you’re not familiar with Scholars Entertainment, founder Scott Brownhill is basically the underground Canadian DJ Khaled. He’s a musical match-maker. He pairs up underground producers, rappers, and vocalists within North America to create some of the most monstrous collaborative tracks.

Here’s what Scott had to say about how this particular collaboration came about: “I’ve wanted to do something with a royceBIRTH beat for a long time. Dude is an incredible producer. So I reached out on Twitter to get things started. While listening to the beats royce sent over I was reminded of L*Roneous’ Imaginarium album. I’ve been wanting to work with L* for a minute and it just seemed right to reach out now. I sent him the beats royce sent me and he picked a few he liked, including the one for ’98… which was one of my favourites. While this was all happening, I was talking with Casino Costa about working on something after I heard his collaboration with Sean Price (R.I.P!). With Scholars, I’ve always tried to promote Canadian talent through features with our neighbours south of the border. So Casino and I talked about some possibilities. Eventually I suggested Pace Won, and Costa was down. This was going to be separate than what I was doing with royceBIRTH and L*Roneous. But the more I listened to the beat, the more I could hear everyone on it.”

This track was mixed and mastered by The LJ and Sarju at The Cave, and executive produced by Scott Brownhill. The track artwork comes courtesy of Rachel Lin. Check out the premiere for “’98” below, and check out our interview with Scott Brownhill, royceBIRTH, Casino Costa, L*Roneous, and Pace Won after the jump.

Premiere: royceBIRTH, Casino Costa, L*Roneous & Pace Won team up for new Scholars Entertainment collaboration,

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