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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 9

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify earlier this year, and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

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A$AP Ferg is at the top of his game and Still Striving

He’s been on a tight tour schedule for the better part of the last year but A$AP Ferg shows no signs of slowing down.

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Review: Here’s what happened when Tory Lanez brought the I Told You Tour through Cal…

On Nov. 17, our friends over at Timbre Concerts brought Tory Lanez through Calgary for a stop along the I Told You Tour in support of Tory’s debut album release I Told You.

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Bored In Canada: We caught up with The Posterz to talk about their new EP & boredom i…

Montreal, QC – On Oct. 31, Montreal rap trio The Posterz (Husser, Kris The $pirit, and producer Joey Sherrett) released a brand … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

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30 Nov

Life Support: Jai Nitai Lotus & Sam I Am Montolla break down their new track with DJ Static


Montreal, QC – Montreal artists Jai Nitai Lotus and Sam I Am Montolla recently teamed up for this dope new collaboration track titled “Life Support.”

Featuring original Lotus production and cuts courtesy of DJ Static, “Life Support” is a record about facing and dealing with problems, and dealing with the challenge of people wanting to hold you back. The track has a ton of flavour and texture to it; with gritty vocals and scratches, anchored by a surprisingly mellow Lotus beat.

The track was performed live last Friday in Montreal at Art Beat, following Lotus’ participation in the producer round table event. Scope the live footage from that over here, peep the song below, and check out our Q&A with Lotus and Sam after the jump.

Life Support: Jai Nitai Lotus & Sam I Am Montolla break down their new track with DJ Static - HipHopCanada.com

29 Nov

Veteran Ottawa DJ Ducats to make possible return to radio; new mix dope but offers no clues


Ottawa, ON – Ottawa hip-hop fans will be happy to hear the news of DJ Ducats making a possible return to radio in the near future. The seasoned vet served the nation’s capital with “Straight Hip Hop, No Fluff!” for literally decades, holding down a prime spot on CKCU 93.1 FM’s Friday night schedule. Now it seems like he has a new show in the works, but that has yet to be officially confirmed and details haven’t been provided (despite sending over a detailed list of questions). Having known Ducats for years, I decided to call his bluff and see how he would respond to me making a post about my assumption. The “rumour” came in the form of a cryptic message I received along with a recent mix. I asked, “So does that mean you’ll start a new show soon?” To which he replied, “I’m just focusing on this new mix at the moment.” If nothing else, this is a push to see him get back on the air.

If he does, he could be bringing back his last gig – The Peaceful Journey, which was a staple in the Ottawa community for years – or starting something totally new. Either way, if you ever checked out The Journey, you’ll know his next venture we’ll be worth tuning in to.

In a Metro article published back in 2007, his show was described as a key support base for local talent and a go-to stop for Ottawa heads looking to discover the latest big records making the rounds: “Since it started in 1996 on CKCU 93.1 FM, the hip-hop show has been a staple for those interested in discovering the freshest tracks from local and international artists. Ducats, and his on-air crew including Arun, Ill Real and Val, pride themselves on giving Ottawa hip-hop lovers something a little different.

In any event, this mix is incredibly dope and another reason why we need Ducats to return to the airwaves. Check it out after the jump link below.

Veteran Ottawa DJ Ducats to make possible return to radio; new mix dope but offers no clues - HipHopCanada.com
DJ Ducats

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29 Nov

We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single


St. John’s, NL – St. John’s rapper DopePiece recently re-released his track “DIRTYDOPE” off the DOPEACE album.

“DIRTYDOPE” originally appeared as the first track (after the intro) on DopePiece’s recent album. The track was written over top of “Aint No Thang” by OutKast and later plopped over top of some original Mike’L production.

“DIRTYDOPE” serves as one of many of DopePiece’s aliases; it’s the scummy alias. And this is a scummy song to set your day off proper. The track serves as an introduction to the gritty, lo-fi sound that’s quickly become DopePiece’s signature M.O. If you’re not familiar, this’ll get you familiar.

Check out the track below, scope our Q&A with Dope after the jump, and head on over here to download a copy of DOPEACE.

We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his

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28 Nov

Detroit’s Karma Khan links with Toronto’s Major Biggz; releases new song “Level 1”


Detroit, MIKarma Khan is an up-and-coming recording artist from the Motor City that recently linked with Toronto music manager, Major Biggz. Major is best known for his work with Sauga City rapper JD Era and has worked with HipHopCanada for over a decade.

Just recently he let us know about Khan’s new release, “Level 1,” and is working towards the release of his project, Underground To The 6.

Khan described the project as “removing boundaries from the minds of listeners, and the most inspiring, and unapologetic work” he’s created to date. Stay tuned for more info about Karma Khan and check out “Level 1” below.

Detroit's Karma Khan links with Toronto's Major Biggz; releases new song Level 1 - HipHopCanada.com

28 Nov

You need to watch this new video for “Go Daddy Go” by DillanPonders


Toronto, ON – Last week, SMMG artist DillanPonders released his latest video for the May-released Ponders anthem “Go Daddy Go” (produced by Krinny).

This video was directed by Brett Pedersen, and comes to us as Dillan kicks off his campaign for the forthcoming Acid Reign project (eeeeps!). It’s been a quiet year for Ponders so far, so it’s nice to have this visual to tide us over until the new release drops.

The song itself was written in five minutes after Dillan received the beat from Krinny. The video plays on the whole “daddy” theme as Dillan dons a white bath robe and ski mask, and mobs out with his females.

You need to watch this new video for

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28 Nov

Belly to join Juicy J as special guest on Rubba Band Business: The Tour


Phoenix, AZ – Dates have been released for the 30+ date Juicy J tour kicking off in January. Rubba Band Business: The Tour will feature special guests Belly and Project Pat, and get’s started inside Phoenix, Arizona’s Celebrity Theatre on Jan. 26. The coast-to-coast tour is currently listed at 36 dates in total and comes in support of Juicy J’s Rubba Band Business: The Album set to drop before the end of the year. At this point we’re unsure if there will be a Canadian component to the tour. Click the jump link below for the full listing and tour poster.

Belly’s single “Zanzibar,” which features Juicy J, is available on iTunes.

Belly to join Juicy J as special guest on Rubba Band Business: The Tour - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Nov

Song of the Day: Belly & Nav talk addiction on Inzombia single, “Re Up”


Toronto, ON – Our Song of the Day is a fan favourite off the new Belly project, Inzombia, his follow-up to May’s Another Day In Paradise. The “Re Up” examines Belly’s look at addiction, and enlists the talents of Toronto rising star Nav. Check out “Re Up” below or click here to take in the Inzombia mixtape.

Song of the Day: Belly & Nav talk addiction on Inzombia single, Re Up - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Nov

Saint Lucia’s Infinate enlists J.O., Jay Dawg & Kayo for Ramsum-produced “Sin City”


Anse La Raye, LC – More music from the talented Deterville family. This new tune from YogiDaProducer’s brother Infinate dropped a couple of months ago outta Saint Lucia and features J.O., Jay Dawg and Kayo. You can check out the Ransum-produced “Sin City” below.

Saint Lucia's Infinate enlists J.O., Jay Dawg & Kayo for Ramsum-produced Sin City - HipHopCanada.com

Take a trip to the West Coast
of St.Lucia with me.

– Infinate

28 Nov

88: Toronto producer YogiDaProducer celebrates birthday with new EP


Toronto, ON – Toronto beatsmith YogiDaProducer celebrated his birthday with the release of a dope new instrumental EP, 88.

Just a little something I put together for my Birthday! Stay tuned. Additional production by my brother 7iLENT.

Check the descriptions on the SoundCloud uploads for information about the samples used on the project.

88: Toronto producer YogiDaProducer celebrates birthday with new EP - HipHopCanada.com

27 Nov

We caught up with Midnight to talk about his new Ty Senoj produced track “Wonder Why”


Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Midnight recently teamed up with Ty Senoj for this new single titled “Wonder Why.”

“Wonder Why” is a flex-fueled track, with a middle finger flipped at all the haters. It’s a warning shot fired at all the fakes, and a nod of love to the guys in Midnight’s squad who have been with him since Day 1. The track came together after Ty got Midnight to freestyle over the beat. And from there, the track pretty much made itself.

Listen to “Wonder Why” below, and scope our Q&A with Midnight after the jump.

Listen to Midnight's

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