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UNCRWND Volume 4 gearing up to be one of the hottest events in Toronto this May

Toronto, ON – One of our new star contributors, Stefan Calabrese aka CALABRU, has a big event coming up that we’re thrilled … Read More »

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Catching up with Riff Raff: The road from Mad Decent signee to Neon Nation kingpin

Calgary, AB – Today marks the Calgary stop of Houston rapper Riff Raff’s four-month world tour. The Canadian leg, in particular, is … Read More »

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Being a Struggle Rapper isn’t necessarily a bad thing: KIV’s new mixtape explo…

At the beginning of April, London artist KIV dropped a brand new 10-track mixtape titled Struggle Rapper … Read More »

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Here’s what happened during the first ever Canadian Juggalo Weekend

Calgary, AB – It’s Friday afternoon around three o’clock and I’m walking towards Marquee Beer Market & Stage for day one of … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

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20 Apr

Hopsin makes waves in Edmonton: Check out these photos from The Borderline Tour


Edmonton, AB – This month Hopsin returned to Edmonton for yet another unforgettable performance. The Borderline Tour hit The Ranch Roadhouse April 13 featuring local support from Aidan Murphy and Hop’s tour supporting artist Token.

Tyler Johnstone, our newest member to the HipHopCanada family, made his debut with some great shots from the show. Check out his photos after the jump.

Hopsin Makes Waves in Edmonton on the 'Borderline Tour'- HipHopCanada.com

20 Apr

WILL discusses her new “Palisades” video & how CBC Searchlight brought her back to the music


Toronto, ON – Toronto vocalist WILL just released a visually stunning brand new video for her single “Palisades” (produced by Daniel Goldstripes).

“Palisades” is a song about beginnings and endings. WILL uses this track to transition herself into motherhood, as well as to find closure with her past. This was the only project WILL worked on in 2016, and it brought her all the way to the finals of this year’s CBC Searchlight competition. WILL was a Top 4 finalist for Searchlight, and was actually given the opporunity to perform this track live for CBC Music.

According to WILL, her experience participating in Searchlight has given her a renewed sense of inspiration for her craft. WILL had taken a brief hiatus from music and wasn’t working on a lot of new material. But being able to perform this particular song live and making it so far along in the Searchlight competition has been very reaffirming for WILL. Watch the video for “Palisades” and check out our Q&A with WILL after the jump.

WILL discusses her new

20 Apr

Toronto’s Greezy Deckz previews SG3 project with Boogz Boogetz-assisted “Slangin'”


Toronto, ON Toronto up-and-comer Greezy Deckz celebrates 4/20 with the release of a hot new Rebel Media-directed video for his single, “Slangin’.” The track is powered by HP Productions and fittingly features self-described soulful stoner, Boogz Boogetz, representing Far Rockaway, Queens.

“Slangin'” is set to appear on Greezy’s SG3: The Greezy Era mixtape which is scheduled to drop this summer. We caught up with the young ATCMG rapper recently to discuss the tape and other projects in the works. We’ll be posting the interview soon but for now you can check out “Slangin'” below.

Toronto's Greezy Deckz previews SG3 project with Boogz Boogetz-assisted Slangin' - HipHopCanada.com

20 Apr

Veteran Ottawa artist Boz Faramone teams up with Macho Man Music for new single, “Dumplyn”


Ottawa, ON – Ottawa rap pioneer Boz Faramone teams up with Macho Man Music for a new single powered by Nick Travis production. Check out the new lyric video for “Dumplyn” below.

“‘Dumplyn,’ is the first release in over a decade for this hip-hop Pioneer. Boz was an integral part of Ottawa’s scene dating back to when cassettes were king. We are proud to re-introduce him as someone who’s art and performance stand out among even the hottest stars in the world today. Bringing a flavour of Canada, Jamaica, and UK sounds, Boz is definitely creating more than most. Stay tuned for his 5 track EP Introduction Seduction coming soon!

19 Apr

Seth Dyer dropped an “Addictive” new song about lust & got really experimental with his production


Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Seth Dyer just dropped a brand new self-produced single titled “Addictive.”

“Addictive” is a song about lusting and longing for someone so badly that it turns into an obsessive, addictive feeling. When your feelings develop so strongly for another human, you reach a point where your emotions manifest themselves into a physical needing. That’s what “Addictive” is all about.

This song also marks a major experimental milestone for Seth’s production work. For this beat, Seth challenged himself to make a big band jazz influenced composition with a 3/4 time signature. The end result is an intentionally unsteady swinging track that I’ve coined as orchestral, cinematic, intense R&B with a bit of pop.

It doesn’t sound like it should be a rap song, but Seth made it a rap song. Take it in below, and scope our Q&A with Seth after the jump.

Seth Dyer celebrates the end of the year's first quarter with

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19 Apr

Watch Shimmy Choo’s hot new video for “100 Goons” featuring Swift Bundi


New York, NY – Check out the new Erick Media-directed “100 Goons” video by up-and-comer Shimmy Choo of the 3 Comma movement featuring Swift Bundi. Shouts to New Generation Ent.‏

Watch Shimmy Choo's hot new video for 100 Goons featuring Swift Bundi - HipHopCanada.com

19 Apr

Scarborough rapper Set2 releases SoloProductZ-directed “SWURV” in support of 10​,​000 Hours


Toronto, ON – Our boy Set2 returns with some dope new visuals powered by SoloProductZ. The combative and catchy “SWURV” was produced by Daniel Worthy of the Most High Collective and is the fourth track on Set2’s 10​,​000 Hours project to receive visual support. You can find it now on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal and more.

“SWURV,” released by Motive Music, is HipHopCanada’s Video of the Day. Check it out below and be sure to take in the #10KHours project… you won’t be disappointed!

Scarborough rapper Set2 releases SoloProductZ-directed SWURV in support of #10KHours - HipHopCanada.com

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19 Apr

From Russia With Love: Staalin pays tribute to victims of domestic violence with “Phoenix”


Toronto, ON – In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a bird that obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. It represents renewal, rebirth, resurrection, the sun and various other things, depending on the context.

It’s also the fitting title of Toronto rapper Staalin’s third single off his forthcoming album, F.R.W.L. 2 (From Russia With Love 2), and an ode to victims of domestic violence.

Written to not only help raise awareness for the growing number of women victimized by domestic violence, but also to empower those who have or may continue to suffer the physical, emotional and mental traumas that result from it.

Check out “Phoenix,” produced by Tower Beatz, below. F.R.W.L. 2 is set to drop this summer.

From Russia With Love: Staalin pays tribute to victims of domestic violence with Phoenix single - HipHopCanada.com

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19 Apr

Catching up with Riff Raff: The road from Mad Decent signee to Neon Nation kingpin


Calgary, AB – Today marks the Calgary stop of Houston rapper Riff Raff’s four-month world tour. The Canadian leg, in particular, is a promo tour for his Aquaberry Aquarius album that was released in January.

For those who haven’t been keeping track, here is a brief summary on the recent years of Riff Raff, a man who LA Weekly once called “today’s most enigmatic rapper”:

In May of 2012, a year before the above statement was made, Riff Raff signed to Mad Decent, the imprint run by legendary dance music artist Diplo. This was the home of his debut studio album, 2014’s Neon Icon.

In April of last year, it was announced that Riff Raff had signed a $4-million deal to start his own label, Neon Nation Corporation, under BMG Rights Management. This was the home of his second studio album, Peach Panther, which was released last June.

Four months later he followed it up with Balloween, making Aquaberry Aquarius his third release on the label. Releasing three albums in a little over six months is a stark contrast to the two-year interval that separated his first two studio releases. Although this gap is the industry averages, Riff Raff clearly follows his own conventions.

“If I want to make an album I’ll just go make it and then we’ll drop it,” says Riff Raff. He’s on the phone from Syracuse about to head to the gym. “Sometimes I don’t wanna make an album for like six months, eight months, or a year.”

“I just happened to have time to make that album [Balloween], I dropped Balloween, and then we started to focus on this other one.”

Catching up with Riff Raff - HipHopCanada.com

“If I want to make an album I’ll just go make it and then we’ll drop it.”
– Riff Raff

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19 Apr

D-Blok Studios to stream 4-hour live cipher on April 21 featuring 10+ rappers


Vancouver Island, BCD-Blok Studios presents the D-Blok Studios Live Cypher on Friday, April 21st which will be streaming live on YouTube and Facebook. The cypher will feature a ton of artists including Xavier Francis, Stabby Organs, Rev Ron, Tangible Two, Iconic, Abyss, Aria Silenced, Morgan Murray, Schaps, Teenwolf and The Wiseguy. DJ Mitts and DJ G.Mo will be on hand to run the beats. The cypher will run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. PST. You’ll find the stream on the D-Blok Studios YouTube channel.

D-Blok Studios to stream 4-hour live cypher on April 21 featuring 10+ rappers - HipHopCanada.com

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