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The best show of Sled Island 2015: Jazz Cartier at Nite Owl [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 27, Jazz Cartier came through Calgary to wrap Sled Island 2015, and delivered the best show of … Read More »

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Part II of Tory Lanez at Sled: Tory broke Calgary at Hifi Club [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – Fresh off his superlative performance on Jun. 25, Tory Lanez hit Calgary with a second show during Sled Island … Read More »

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Part I of Tory Lanez at Sled: Calgary almost broke Tory [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 25, one of my all-time favourite up-and-comers – the great Tory Lanez – blessed the people of … Read More »

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De La Soul souled out and sold out at Sled Island 2015 [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 24, Sled Island 2015 kicked off for Calgary’s hip-hop heads with a massive show headlined by the … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews – You Ain’t Me (Prod. Chris Noxx) [Video]

Quake Matthews – You Ain’t Me (Prod. Chris Noxx) [Video]

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2 May

Lucas, B.K. Dinero & Rambo – Top Shottas [Audio]


Toronto, ON – 6Mob Ent. drops off the newly released “Top Shottas” by Lucas, B.K. Dinero and Rambo.

Lucas, B.K. Dinero & Rambo - Top Shottas [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

2 May

Staalin – Iron Kurtain 3: Man of Steel [Album]


Toronto, ON – Veteran Toronto rapper Staalin releases the third installment of his Iron Kurtain series, Iron Kurtain 3: Man of Steel. The 15-track release features guest appearances by recent JUNO Award-winner Tona, Unknown Mizery of Babylon Warchild, Loots, Set2, Mic Gutz, Destiny, D4E, Aaron Staccato, and Quentin Ventures. Production was handled by, in order of appearance, Dvient, Screwaholic, Ruga, Manolo & Guinniss, Platinum Sellers Beats, Cheeat Codez, and Tim Ross. You can find the project below via Staalin’s Bandcamp profile.

“Words are weapons that can only be wielded by the truly skillful and charismatic. Only a chosen few have the ability to persuade opinions and evoke emotions. One man in particular possesses this gift. Now, two years after the release of his inaugural LP, Staalin​ has re-emerged to reveal himself from behind the Iron Kurtain with his sophomore album IK3: Man Of Steel. This installment features 12 bass pumping, head nodding records molded in the classic East Coast style, but fused with the up tempo sounds of today’s music. Enlisting the services of Hip Hop heavyweights Unknown Mizery of Babylon Warchild, Set2, Mic Gutz and Tona of Naturally Born Strangers, IK3 is the much anticipated revolution rap has been waiting for.”

Staalin - Iron Kurtain 3: Man of Steel [Album] - HipHopCanada.com

2 May

Wasiu – Bout 02 Blow (Prod. VXNYLBEATS) [Video]


Montreal, QC – Bang! Bang! Less than one month after delivering audio for “Bout 02 Blow,” Montreal artist Wasiu (aka: one of my favourite Canadians rap cats right now) dropped the single’s accompanying video.

In case you slept on it the first time around, “Bout 02 Blow” is a wake-up call. Wasiu’s been murking in the dark underbelly of Canadian rap and he’s at that point where he’s finally starting to get his due recognition. He’s about to blow (i.e.: “Bout 02 Blow”) so you’d be wise to pay attention.

When cats ask me who’s on the come-up in Canadian rap right now, I refer them to Wasiu. Why? Because homie has the ability to do something very few can do: he mixes clever conscious lyricism with turnt aggressive delivery. He’s the introverted extrovert. He gets into your head while simultaneously getting you to shake your head. You feel me? There are layers to Wasiu.

Wasiu - Bout 02 Blow (Prod. VXNYLBEATS) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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1 May

Krazy K – Small World [Album]


Montreal, QC – It’s been a long time coming but today Krazy K surprises his fans with the release of his debut album Small World. And it’s looking like it was definitely worth the wait!

Krazy K provides fans with 14 solid tracks over dope production from the likes of Alex Lustig, Skin Deep, 80 Rock & more. The project also features guest appearances from legendary NY knuckleheads Onyx, Vancouver’s Merkules, 40 Cal, UK rap duo S.A.S. Eurogang and some of the most recognizable names on the Montreal hip hop scene.

Stream Krazy K’s Small World below and be sure to show your support by picking up a digital copy of the album!

Krazy K - Small World [Album] - HipHopCanada.com

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1 May

Prada West – Cold Blooded Killaz [Video]


Vancouver, BC - Prada West is mean in the streets with his recent release and second single from Down As Ground, “Cold Blooded Killaz”. The video and beat for this track comes courtesy of, who else? Stuey Kubrick, and you know this joint is properly on point. Check the video below.

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1 May

Chromatics & Nebula868 – True Talk No Lie [Video]


Trinidad & Tobago – From Trinidad & Tobago Chromatics & Nebula868 have joined forces to present us with “True Talk No Lie”, a smash-hit produced by Superstar O (and the video directed by Trinimandrew). This collaboration has everyone talking including the folks over at Hot 97 – New York’s top hip-hop radio station. Check the video below and see what the buzz is all about.

1 May

Preme – Never Slack [Video]


Thunder Bay, ON – In support of his forthcoming project project The #NeverSlackEP, Thunder Bay’s Preme dropped the official video for “Never Slack.” Directed by Jason Spun, the video’s set up with Preme stacking chips at an illuminated poker table, with a drink and a cigar in tow. That simple touch of lighting gives the video a touch of class and a cool uptown vibe. No bells or or whistles – Preme came to play. Peep the video below and for more on Preme, you can check him on his website.

1 May

SonReal kicks off For The Town North American tour in Hamilton on May 8 [News]


Hamilton, ON – With a brand new EP battling for chart supremacy, SonReal is gearing up for a North American tour that will bring the rising star to close to 30 dates across Canada and the United States.

The For The Town Tour officially kicks off on May 7 in Hamilton and wraps up at the Squamish Valley Music Festival (British Columbia) on August 8. Along the way, he’ll reach 9 other Canadian cities including Toronto (May 8), London (May 9), Waterloo (May 10), Red Deer (May 20), Calgary (May 21), Edmonton (May 22), Nanaimo (May 28), Victoria (May 29) and Mississauga (June 12). The tour will also bring SonReal to various major U.S. cities including Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and more.

Click the jump link below to check out the full listing.

SonReal’s For The Town EP is available now on iTunes, Spotify and other outlets.

SonReal kicks off For The Town North American tour in Hamilton on May 8 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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1 May

Peter Jackson – Ah-Yo (Freestyle) [Video]


Toronto, ON – It’s like he doesn’t take a break. Yet another new release from 9-0 Nickel CEO and recording artist, Peter Jackson, fresh off the release of his album Since I Was 16 and a side single that picked up steam with the Raptors playoff run. Once again P teams up with Captured Films and Photography for visuals, this time for his “Ah-Yo” freestyle. Check it out below.

Peter Jackson is also the subject of our latest interview Spotlight where we discuss his new project, the Raptors Playoff Tribute, fatherhood and more. Click here to take a look.

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30 Apr

DillanPonders headlines a great line-up at 6 From the 6 on May 14 in Toronto [News]


Toronto, ONIndie Original and VIII Studios present a dope line-up for an event going down May 14 inside Crawford Bar. 6 From The 6 features DillanPonders, Dhamiri, Bane, Black Rose Cartel, Brick Grillins and Jeta May. Entry (and shots) are only $5 but this is a 19+ so bring I.D. Additional sound will be provided by Indigo††. See you there!

DillanPonders headlines a great line-up at 6 From the 6 on May 14 in Toronto [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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