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Grieves talks Winter And The Wolves, touring and finding balance in the music business [In…

Vancouver, BC – It’s impressive to listen to Grieves speak. He has so much passion for his music that it makes you remember … Read More »

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Dizaster talks Cassidy, Ether, KOTD, Vancouver rap & more [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – During a recent trip to Vancouver, battle rap’s most talked about emcee Dizaster sat down with HipHopCanada’s West Coast … 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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IV League Studios Booth Sessions Episode 2 ft. Rude Dowg, Baseline & J-Bru [Video]

IV League Studios Booth Sessions Episode 2 ft. Rude Dowg, Baseline & J-Bru [Video]

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6 Aug

araabMUZIK – Summer Time ft. GiNZ [Audio]


Toronto, ON – Everyone’s been hitting us with chilled out party summer jams, lately. But Toronto-based GiNZ just delivered a sadder, slowed-down summer joint that samples the supreme goddess of sad emotional feelers-inducing music: Lana Del Rey.

Here’s what happened: GiNZ took that dope araabMUZIK remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” and spit some bars over top of it. He hits us with a highly emotional commentary on the exhausting chase that is his love life. So here’s what I learned from this track: It may be hot out; and the sun may be shining. But there are still lots of cold women out there who will bring you under the weather. Check it below.

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5 Aug

Win tickets to see Run The Jewels in Calgary on Aug. 13 [Contest]


Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada has teamed up with our friends over at Timbre Concerts and Union Events Alberta to bring the monstrosity that is Run The Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike) back to Calgary. Last year the duo rolled through after the launch of their debut album. Now they’re gearing up for ANOTHER project. Can’t even handle how much anticipation is happening right now. The show goes down on Aug. 13 at Republik with doors opening at 8 p.m. And since we like to give away the goods, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the show.

We’re feeling really generous right now so there are going to be two ways to enter this contest. You can either enter via Twitter or via Facebook. And if you’re feeling really ambitious, you can enter via Twitter AND Facebook to double your chances of scoring those tickets. Peep all of the details after the jump.

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5 Aug

James Hughes – Back Seat [Video]


Kamloops, BC – James Hughes dropped his third album Almost Not Bad, produced by Optimezz Beatz, earlier this year.

“Back Seat” is the first video to come off of this album. The track is hard and upbeat. Hughes looks out onto the deserted streets of his city as he rides in the, (you know it), the back seat of a car. The song is catchy and the video accurately captures the essence of reminiscing about a time when Hughes hadn’t yet grabbed control of the wheel. Midnight turns into early morning, through a hopeful dawn, as he tells the story of taking charge and overcoming hardships to make music.

With two albums behind him, Hughes is a consistent rapper and is definitely an exciting artist to look out for. His new album is currently available for free download on Bandcamp. Check the video for “Back Seat” below.


5 Aug

Win tickets to Run The Jewels in Vancouver or Victoria [Contest]


Victoria, BC – West Coast, are you ready for this? Those boys know as Run The Jewels – or Killer Mike and El-P are making their way on tour – first stop, Victoria, BC on August 11th and on to Vancouver the following day.

You know we have those ill hook-ups from Timbre Concerts so we’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway for each show. Wanna win? Of course you do. Let us tell you how to enter below.

Win ticket to Run The Jewels in Vancouver or Victoria [Contest]  - HipHopCanada.com

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5 Aug

Hugo Kafumbi – Heart and Soul [Audio]


Vancouver, BC – Introducing the first single by Hugo Kafumbi off the brand new EP HeartAndSoul. The title track was produced by MjNichols and mixed and recorded by Trevor Tews. HeartAndSoul will be dropping this August with the official music video following shortly.

 

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5 Aug

Sam Lucia – White Wine & Black Thoughts [Mixtape]


Vancouver, BC -  Sam Lucia is a 20 year old rapper, producer, and singer based out of Vancouver.

While producing anything from hard hitting trip-hop to dreamy samples, Sam has recently delved into singing wavy melodies to accompany his unorthodox flow and dip into some wavy new-age slowjams. He is now proud to present his debut mixtape titled White Wine & Black Thoughts. Check it out below.

5 Aug

KAOBOYMusic ft. Kenny Gourmet- FVR [Audio]


St. Catharines, ON - Vancouver music producer KAOBOYmusic and Vancouver-based artist Kenny Gourmet team up on a new track called “FVR”. The song came about when KAOBOYmusic was playing Kenny beats from his catalog at Chronic Music Group’s studio. Once Kenny Gourmet heard the electrifying synths and heavy 808 bass line, he knew that the two of them had to rap on this one. A couple of days later they sat down in the studio, lit up some incense and wrote their verses within an hour and nailed their verses in a only a couple takes. Kenny Gourmet is first on the track and KAOBOYmusic second. Check it out below.

2 Aug

Pimpton – My Day ft. Shantel Stewart (Prod. 8track) [Audio]


Regina, SK – Queen City-based MC Pimpton is gearing up to drop his forthcoming Killa Call Me Killa Vol. 2 LP. And he’s just released a new track called “My Day” (featuring Shantel Stewart on the hook). This is about as self-reflective as it gets. Pimpton speaks to the struggle he’s endured to make it in the rap game: “The struggle’s still going/ So the hustle won’t stop.”

If you know Pimpton, you know that he’s all about the hustle. He’s one of the most hard-working MCs I know. Not just in terms of cranking out lots of new music, either. Pimpton is one of few who is just as much of a businessman as he is an artist. He knows how the game works. And he knows that “making it” is about so much more than the music.

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2 Aug

DillanPonders – Just For You [Audio]


Toronto, ON – We’re now less than two weeks away from the drop of DillanPonders‘ forthcoming project entitled The Boy Who Lived (it’s coming out on Aug. 13. Eeeeeps). So to keep us on our toes, SmashMouth Music Group’s waviest drug aficionado launched a new single called “Just For You.”

DP switches up his typical vibey-trap M.O. and delivers a jungle-beat joint of supreme status. DillanPonders’ music usually takes you through this dark introspective place of self-reflection and substance abuse. It’s always a really vivid audio trip; a dark and heavy audio trip. But “Just For You” induces a different kind of high. Dillan is still reigning as the coke lord. But this jam is just a bit more coke-o-loco.

The track wraps up as Dillan pulls out a quickie rendition of “Or Nah.” And then the beat laces itself over top of DP’s vocals and Dillan’s voice drowns into the jams of the jungle. Check it below.

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2 Aug

Spac3man x HeatWave x iLL Chris – Trillion [Video]


Vancouver, BC – During a recent trip to Vancity, Seattle heavyweights Spac3man and iLL Chris linked up with Vancouver grinding emcee HeatWave to cut their collab “Trillion” – produced by Juskev.

These guy are lookin’ fly in some visuals by OSO Smooth Productions – check it below.

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