Surrey, BC – Surrey artists Kid Fresh & Rey Steez are here with their first visual from their upcoming project Product of My Choices. “Rise & Grind” is a fast paced anthem track showcasing the artists lyrical ability. The video features the young emcees pulling off a heist in Chinatown to get a fresh pair of Jordan’s. Stay tuned for the release of the album in December and check the video by Mista Hindz below.
UPDATE – 5:15PM EST - A new tweet from P. Reign suggests that in official terms he remains unsigned. No word on whether there is a relationship with Sony brewing but the tweet will keep you guessing: “Still on the grind. Still unsigned. Just recording praying I get my waiver this time around.” We’ll keep you posted on any further developments.
Still on the grind. Still unsigned. Just recording praying I get my waiver this time around.
— P Reign (@Preign) October 14, 2013
Edmonton, AB – Edmonton has it good for great rap shows coming through the city. Even now, with the summer behind us and the cold winter about to make its arrival, we’re still getting some good stuff coming at us like it’s nothing. You can’t go to everything with the busy life you’re living. That’s why HipHopCanada‘s Jibril Yassin took the initiative to figure out your upcoming rap show schedule for you.
These are the five shows that you should, and will, be excited about. Only these. No permission to get stoked on anything else. Except for local shows. Support your scene.
Oct. 18: Method Man & Redman at Encore
Edmonton seems to be on the list of cities to hit up if you’re a Wu-Tang Clan member doing the usual rounds of solo tour dates. But how often do you see Method Man and Redman together?
Anyone who saw them rock Edmonton Events Centre back in 2008 will tell you it was a show not to be missed and nothing will be different about this outing. Get your tickets here.
Montreal, QC – This coming Saturday, Oct. 19, TDE’s Ab-Soul and Joey Bada$$ bring the 2013 Smokers Club Tour to Arena Montreal (2313 St. Catherine West – Atwater Entrance). Joined by the Pro Era crew, Chevy Woods, Cashius Green, Black Dave, Hefna Gawp and the Underachievers, and many more, Smokers Club events are the place to be for any hip-hop / weed connoisseur. Music will be provided by Statik Selektah and the event will be hosted by Shiest Bubz. The Smokers Club Tour is thrown annually by Bubz, Jonny Shipes, Smoke DZA and Steve-O.
The Smokers Club Tour has one more Canadian stop the very next day – Oct. 20 – inside Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre. We’re giving away a pair of tickets for that so click here for contest details. It would make sense for the tour to reach Vancouver, of all Canadian cities, but perhaps more dates will be announced in the future. The 2012 tour stopped in Vancouver back on July 30 and we posted the “Weed Diaries of the Smokers Club Tour” video.
Toronto, ON – Not too long after she performed an incredible set at That New North show at A3C in Atlanta, JellyTooFly unleashes a new track with fellow Toronto native, Dey entitled “Company.” The track was produced by frequent collaborator, Hungree. Listen to “Company” below and download the song after the jump.
Toronto, ON – SmashMouth Entertainment, Union Events & Substance proudly present The Smokers Club Tour with Ab-Soul, Joey BadA$$ & Pro Era, The Underachievers, Chevy Woods, Jimmy B and DillanPonders in Toronto on Oct. 20 at the Phoenix Concert Theater. This is an all-ages events and doors open at 8PM. HipHopCanada has teamed up with SmashMouth to give away a pair of tickets to the show. Find out how you can enter the contest to win after the jump.
Toronto, ON – It has come to our attention that Nipsey Hussle’s popular Crenshaw mixtape has a Canadian connection that we hadn’t previously identified. Track #6, “More or Less,” is apparently miscredited to X and Sarah J with the real credit belonging to Toronto’s own Soundsmith Productions – specifically Y-Not and Ritchie. Their Twitter page is covered in retweets from supporters making sure credit is given where it’s due. Congrats to the Soundsmith team on another great placement!
Soundsmith Productions | Photo: Isa Ransome
Vancouver, BC - Joell Ortiz made his way across Central Canada on his YAOWA Tour finally stopping at Vancouver’s Fortune Sound this past weekend and our West Coast team was in the joint to check it out. Sponsored by HipHopCanada the show kicked off with openers ILL Legitimate, Ghost and Robbie G who threw down for an intimate crowd before the Brooklyn MC took the stage for the main event. Dropping Slaughterhouse cuts and solo favorites, Ortiz even paid a lengthy tribute to the late Biggie and Tupac. Encouraging the crowd to fill in the blanks of throw-back Slaughterhouse cuts, Ortiz also dropped freestyles like it was no thing keeping the crowd engaged, sipping on a sugar-free Redbull. Joell Ortiz brought that real NY hip-hop vibe to the West coast – check out a couple flicks below.
Edmonton, AB – H-Town and Evrlove Blake just teamed up to drop some dope new visuals for “Let Em Know.” This track is banged-up fire. It’s a ‘Wilding Out 101’ crash-course for anyone still learning to crank up the jams and lose it. H-Town and Evrlove Blake also provide the dance moves. So if you’re not really sure how to get into it, just follow their lead. And make sure you peep Evrlove Blake’s Primitive snapback. Holy steez, Batman.
The track was produced by Darkone Beats, and mix-mastered by Ripshred. The visuals were shot by NSP and Nutly, and edited by YN. Check it out below.
Compton, CA – This video takes you through Nipsey Hussle’s hood of Crenshaw and Slauson where locals speak about what he means to the community and also how he has inspired them. Nipsey also performs the title track off of his new mixtape available here. Crenshaw has received great reviews since its release and even Lebron James has tweeted about keeping “Don’t Take Days Off,” featuring DUBB and Tai Phillips, on repeat. “Crenshaw and Slauson (True Story)” is the last song on the mixtape – part song, part story. It was produced by Wizzo.