Vancouver, BC – Pusha T made his stop at Vancity’s Venue Nightclub early this year for a show presented by #BlueprintLIVE and Regime Entertainment and our buds at HipHopVancouver were in the cut to capture a few tracks during the sold-out performance. Watch King Push perform Wrath Of Caine‘s “Blocka” and “Millions” below.
Vancouver, BC – The stand out track from Billionaire B’s Canadian Nights… project finally gets the visual treatment. Shot the video in Vancouver, Canada by HorseShoe Bay, Billionaire B brings the Jhené Aiko assisted “Angel” to life.
Toronto, ON – T.O. native Jaydahmann recently launched a video trailer that highlights his performance of “Conquer” (the first single set to appear on this seasoned rapper’s forthcoming EP). The trailer was filmed at provincial parliament member Olivia Chow’s recent book launch. This energizing trailer is an eye-opener, for sure, and I can’t tell you how much this production makes me proud.
The trailer for “Conquer” shows that we’re living in a time where rappers are relocating from the cold streets of Toronto to the centre-stage of political events. Most importantly, this shows that the creative direction behind thoughtful MCs’ (like Jaydahmann’s) campaigns are well-aligned with what’s going on in the real world. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – Just hit play on T.O.-based rapper Apollo’s track “Stunna,” and you’re sure to have your head bobbing from the moment the beat drops. It sounds like something spewed out of New York’s trill-obsessed hip-hop scene. The track has a weighty beat (dutifully produced by Canis Major), and hears Apollo kicking out something that the ever-changing hip-hop scene of the screw face capital lacks. I’m referring to the highly-popular, codeine-infused trill sound that has transformed the careers of artists (like A$AP Rocky) overnight.
The dope thing about “Stunna” is that if you couldn’t already tell by the track’s artwork – a Cash Money Millionaires photo (circa the early 2000s) – this song is unabashedly about stunting. Check it out.
London, ON – Award-winning Ngajuana is currently preparing his project with 365RealLifeMusic, set to be released later this year. But today he delivers the first single “The Hurtin Side,” a song that was created to bring attention to PTSD, an often ignored condition that a large number of soldiers suffer from. Ngajuana takes on a narrative role in this record telling a story of a veteran struggling with the effects of PTSD and how his day-to-day life is a challenge. Adam Bomb (Freedom Writers/Naturally Born Strangers) retells this story but in the role of the veteran’s perspective. The two connect on a great production provided by R1 and the end result is not to be missed! Check out “The Hurtin Side” below via Bandcamp.
For more information about PTSD please visit PTSDAssociation.com.
Ottawa, ON – Ottawa’s own Buck N’ Nice duo (rapper SawBuck and producer So Nice) just dropped some dope new audio for their latest single entitled “Merry Go Round” (featuring Julius Myth). It’s the first single off the duo’s forthcoming Us Versus Them album. And it’s a sweet teaser for what they have in-store for us. Peep it below, and head over here to cop a free download.
Toronto, ON – On Feb. 26, T-Dot’s own JDon (of Raw Dog Entertainment) and Brian Rudder released some new visuals for their track entitled “Reachin” (featuring MDeezy). Okay, before I get into the video at-hand, I just want to take a minute to point out that Raw Dog’s name is kind of like a T-Dot version of T.D.E. Except it’s Raw Dog Entertainment (aka: R.D.E.). If you don’t know, now you know.
This track is all about “Reachin” and making things happen. It’s also about “Reachin” out, artistically, and linking it up with fellow music-makers.
Toronto, ON – Originally posted March 1, 2014 – New York and Toronto come together once again as Big Troopz Northside Finest brings in Uncle Murda for his new “Take Notes” single. The song will be featured on Troopz’s 25/8 mixtape set for a spring or summer release. #NSR #BDM #GMG
“Take Notes” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Check it out below via SoundCloud.
Toronto, ON – Brought to you by EasParkPro and sponsored by HipHopCanada, #BigTicket returns on Saturday, March 15 with an impressive line-up that includes Canadian hip-hop royalty. You’ll be treated to performances by Saukrates, Michie Mee, King Reign, and up-and-coming Ottawa artist, Goliath Paw. Along with those acts, the night will feature two battles from the BeastMODE Battles league including Reality vs. Nefarious and MrSly4Life vs. C Greezy.
The event will be hosted by Dan-e-o (Monolith/Perfeck Strangers) and music/video content will be provided by the award-winning DJ Law. It all goes down inside Wrongbar (1279 Queen St. W.) with doors opening at 10 p.m. This is a 19+ event so make sure you bring ID. Click the jump for more details including the event flyer.
Click here to purchase advance tickets to the show!
Saukrates & Michie Mee | Photo: Langfield Entertainment (2008)
Toronto, ON – Our friends over at Union Events are bringing Snow Tha Product to Wrongbar (1279 Queen St W) in Toronto on Mar. 8. The rapid-spitting California femcee hits the stage with opening support provided by Caskey, DillanPonders and ShaqIsDope.
Doors to the venue open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16.95, and are available for purchase online, as well as at Rotate This (801 Queen St. W), and Soundscapes (572 College St). For more information, hit up unionevents.com. And peep the official show flyer after the jump.