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Hiiigh with Top Dawg Entertainment’s first lady: SZA [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published August 31, 2014 – After a beautiful Friday night set in Vancouver by Top Dawg Entertainment’s lovely … Read More »

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Sese announces release date for YFRWN3; previews cover art [News]

St. Catharines, ON – Your Halloween won’t be complete without the latest edition of the YFRWN mixtape series. That’s right, this October … Read More »

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The Good, The Bad & The Strange: Artist to Artist with Tech N9ne [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published September 11, 2014 – Tech N9ne is no stranger to touring. Arguably one of the hardest working … Read More »

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Win tickets to Nas: Time Is Illmatic at Vancouver International Film Festival [Contest]

Vancouver, BC – We recently partnered up with VIFF to help present one of the most exciting films at this year’s Vancouver … Read More »

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Jay Mayne – Harold’s [Audio]

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16 Sep

Evil Ebenezer – Be Somebody ft. Snak The Ripper [Video]


Vancouver, BC – Brand new visual release from 2 of Vancouver’s favourite MCs. Brass Tackz cohorts Evil Ebenezer and Snak The Ripper come together for the “Be Somebody” video, directed by Stuey Kubrick. The video comes in support of Evil’s Howl project which was released through Camobear Records.

The single, and the album, are available now on iTunes. “Be Somebody” is also HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Check out the video after the jump.

Evil Ebenezer - Be Somebody ft. Snak The Ripper [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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15 Sep

R.O.M.I – G.T.A [Audio]


Vancouver, B.C - R.O.M.I. (Rise of My Inspiration) is a creative collective comprised of Johannesburg born rapper/producer Futonious Don III and Dubai/United Arab Emirates bred SoULBOi. ”G.T.A” is there latest release and will be part of the group’s forthcoming album R.O.M.I. [I] EP. 

In the making of this porno-inspired track, Futonious Don III’s verses were originally intended as outtakes but incorporated into the track to further express the group’s style. The track has a strong dark beat, but starts off with a romantic soulful intro that quickly melts into sexy descriptions of some first class ass. The lyrics are witty and the bass is a dancefloor’s dream- it should come ready with strobe lights. Check out this sexy track down below.

R.O.M.I - G.T.A [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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15 Sep

Shai Mate – Limited Closure [Video]


Vancouver, BCShai Mate is a multi-talented artist and audio engineer who recently released his debut LP titled Take Control at the end of April.

After spending the summer in Los Angeles mixing records for some of his american clientele and absorbing the urban market south of the border, he is back in Vancity full force. His latest single is called “Limited Closure” and was recorded over Rick Ross’s “Aston Martin Music” instrumental. We look forward to seeing what the rising stars future has in store. Check out the new single below.

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15 Sep

LS Boyz – Late Nights ft. Sam$on T & Kushman [Video]


Vancouver, BC - Vanouver rap group LS Boyz formally known as the Lost Soulz make their entrance back into the hip-hop scene with their new video “Late Nights” featuring Sam$on T & Kushman, embodying a new feel and sound. Their latest album entitled Blunts Blades & Poetry is a soulful reflection of real life problems and everyday struggles. Check the video out below.

15 Sep

Nelson Down – Bastard Case Child (Prod. All Things Hip) [Audio]


Ottawa, ON – New music from Ottawa MC Nelson Down. This is “Bastard Case Child,” produced by All Things Hip. You can stream it below and it’s available for download on iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay.

Nelson Down - Bastard Case Child [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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15 Sep

Toronto vet Dan-e-o to release full-length Dear Hip Hop project on November 16 [News]


Toronto, ON – “Dear Hip Hop,” the debut single that put Dan-e-o on the hip-hop map back in 1996, is finally part of a full-length album of the same name. Dropping November 16 on France’s Sergent Records, the 10-track vinyl Dear Hip Hop LP contains a teenaged Dan-e-o’s mid-90s recordings which were originally intended to be part of an EP release in 1997.

Including two never-available or heard-before versions of “Dear Hip Hop,” the LP features production from Scam, Korry Deez (Irs) and Dan-e-o along with guest performances by Choclair, Frankenstein, Grimace Love and Nish Raawks. The pre-order link is already available for a limited edition run of the Dear Hip Hop LP via Sergent Records and a promo video can be found below. Additionally, an LP sampler can be found after the jump.

In other Dan-e-o news, fresh off their feature on his “Grab A Cloud” single, Toronto based-duo L.I.U. (Slick Mason and Conwell) have featured the Monolith / Perfeck Stranger MC on their sophomore album, 2 Raw 4 The Radio. You can find that project on Bandcamp. Dan-e-o is featured on the song “Pity Party.”

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15 Sep

The Good, The Bad & The Strange: Artist to Artist with Tech N9ne [Interview]


Vancouver, BCOriginally published September 11, 2014Tech N9ne is no stranger to touring. Arguably one of the hardest working artists in the music game, he tours relentlessly to support his numerous releases and grinds not only for himself, but to showcase his talented roster at Strange Music. The Canadian West has been a stop on his tour route for quite some time and his fan-base in Vancouver is not only large enough to sell out The Commodore Ballroom on an annual basis but it seems to be growing with no end it sight.

We had a moment to catch up with Tech before his 19-date Stangeulation Canadian Tour for our latest Artist to Artist series. The interview was conducted by local emcee, Hungry from Vancouver rap clique Northwest Division and we thought the pairing was quite appropriate considering the growing attention set on Hungry and his crew.  

We got a few interesting responses from the Strange Music boss on his latest project, his team at Strange Music and some of the big name artists he once tried to sign to the growing independent label. Check out our latest Artist to Artist series with Tech N9ne below.

The Good, The Bad and The Strange: Artist to Artist with Tech N9ne [Interview] - HipHopCanada.com

I don’t sign anybody that can’t out rap me. These are Strange artists and I hold them very high in the lyrical bracket, you know ’cause most emcees in hip-hop aren’t real lyricists but these guys are.” – Tech N9ne

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15 Sep

RNBCanada: Merna – Young & Reckless [Audio]


Toronto, ON – WAR Media is proud to announce the release of “Young & Reckless,” the highly anticipated single off Merna’s forthcoming album, The Calling.

Find the track on HipHopCanada’s sister site, RNBCanada.com.

RNBCanada: Merna - Young & Reckless [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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15 Sep

Grimace Love – Tell Dem ft. Wio-K & Degazity [Video] #SOTD


Toronto, ON – With his Strength album on the way, Toronto vet Grimace Love lets off the project’s third official single. “Tell Dem” features Jamaican-Canadian veteran emcee Wio-K and up-and-coming triple threat, Degazity.

“Tell Dem,” HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day,is “the perfect blend of hip-hop and foundation roots reggae, creating a sound that is distinctly Toronto. All of the artists on the track are first generation Canadians displaying their strong Caribbean, West-Indian influences on the song.”

The video was shot at this year’s Caribana parade in Toronto and was directed by Andre Rehal. It was produced by Bruce Carson for Worked Films with support from MuchFACT. Check out the video after the jump.

Grimace Love - Tell Dem ft. Wio-K & Degazity [Video] #SOTD - HipHopCanada.com

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15 Sep

DUBB – My Day [Audio]


Los Angeles, CA – New music from AV8ERS frontman DUBB as he gets closer to the release of his Perfect Timing mixtape. This is “My Day” with production by Cy Fyre, Trumpet Dude and B Ham.

Perfect Timing, hosted by DJ Skee and DJ Whoo Kid, is expected to be released later this year. Check out “My Day” below.

DUBB - My Day [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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