Calgary, AB – On Jun. 16, our friends over at Union Events and Two Towers bring Rick Ross to the BMO Centre (20 Roundup Way SE) in Calgary. That’s right; Boss Ross is going to be live in the YYC in support of his recently launched monster Mastermind album. In case you haven’t copped a listen to Mastermind, yet, it ultimately blew up the Internet this year. The reign of the Maybach Music Group is very real. Rozay knows how to make those hits. He makes the joints that guys turn up to, and girls get low to. And he’s the ultimate mastermind when it comes to A-list rap cat features. Dude got features from Kanye, Jay Z, Big Sean, The Weeknd, and everybody else who is really relevant right now. That’s ferocious. Who even does that? Rick Ross does that.
The first batch of tickets are $49.95 (plus service charges), and the second batch of tickets are $59.95 (plus service charges). Limited V.I.P. tickets are available for $79.95 (plus service charges), and include priority entry to the show, access to the V.I.P. section, and a Rick Ross V.I.P. laminate and lanyard. You can cop your tickets online via Ticketmaster, as well as at Next Level, Sol Optix, 100% Legit, and Legal Hustle Clothing. All official Two Tower sale reps will also have tickets for purchase. Doors to the venue open at 7 p.m. And our dude Peter Jackson will be opening up for the evening. This is an all-ages show. Peep the official event flyer after the jump, and head on over to the event’s Facebook page for more details. See you there, people!
Montreal, QC – Created by David Hodges himself, the Notre Home Music Program is a music program that has recently been taking over schools across Canada. It’s a studio experience brought into the school environment with an educational approach, helping broaden a youth’s interest in music. The program visits schools working with youth who have a desire to create, communicate, play and work; providing them with the opportunity to create original songs. Students learn about recording, music production, songwriting, performance, marketing and design. During the studio’s two-week residency, the Notre Home Music Program creates 5 to 10 original songs containing positive and uplifting messages.
The first project installment is available for direct download via NotreHome.ca and features 7 original songs that were put together with students at Lester B Pearson High School in Montreal. These songs are meant to represent hope, motivation, love, struggle and new beginnings. At the end of the program, one song is selected for a professional video shoot giving students a chance to experience the creation of their own music video. Watch the first official video from the project directed by Drei Films below and check in for more news on upcoming projects!
Vancouver, BC – Originally published June 4, 2014 – Leading up to their upcoming release A Brand New Day, Swollen Members drop a little blocker to satisfy their healthy fan base. “Cock Blocker” to be specific – you can check the track below or catch it on the album dropping June 17. “Cock Blocker” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Regina, SK – Our C.J.E. fam in Saskatchewan recently got together to drop their own monstrous rendition of “Bury Me A G.” Ursa Maja, Pimpton, and Blacktop lined up some of their hungriest bars over top of an Allrounda Productions beat. And then Kalen J Music got in on the drums.
Ursa starts things off. And I just have to point this out: Ursa has been working on his flow. Because some of his bars are getting mighty fast. I’m a huge fan. And that Helen Keller line is great. Then Pimpton lights it up; and comes in with some bars about piff. He also compares oral sex to vampires sucking blood. Then Blacktop hits it home with the final verse and some serious C.J.E. bro-love. Shouts to Ursa on the hook, by the way. I always love when Ursa gets in on the vocals. Dude has chops. Check it all out after the jump and head over to iTunes to cop a download of the track.
Winnipeg, MB – Dele O recently hit us with new visuals he released for his tracks “Feeling Like The $hit” and “One Night.” It’s been a minute since we’ve heard some new tuneage from Dele O, but he’s been grinding on this new material all year. He actually also just released a new album via iTunes entitled Prodigal Son. You should probably take a peep at that, too.
Anyways, let’s get back to the video at-hand, here. Dele strikes a fine balance between that smooth R&B sound, and a hungrier hip-hop vibe. For the record: he both sings and raps. Which is dope. For “Feeling Like The $hit,” Dele teams up with DJ Takeova for the happiest sunniest song ever; about – you guessed it – feeling like the ish. Then things turn up and we get into “One Night.” It’s a total bounce-track. And it gives us a proper dose of Dele rap bars. Peep the visuals after the jump.
St. Catharines, ON – “Dial the seven digits, call up Bridgette / Her man’s a midget; plus she got friends, yo I can dig it.” The A-Plus produced “’93 Til Infinity” off the Souls of Mischief album by the same name, remains a hip-hop classic, and crucial part of Bay Area hip-hop history. With his #ThisWasMyShit series in full swing, Sese jumps on the famous instrumental for his Week 5 installment. Look out for the visuals in a few days and stay tuned for the highly anticiapted #YFRWN3.
St. Catharines, ON – Sese has been getting great response to his nostalgic #ThisWasMyShit series. Week 4 featured the infamous “Elevators” instrumental from ATL legends, OutKast. Checkout the NV-directed video below.
“The visuals for last weeks #TWMS release are here! Sese takes his fans and supporters on an elevator ride to Outkast’s breakout hit, “Elevators.” Directed by AMG’s NV the visual campaign behind #TWMS shows no letting up.”
Toronto, ON – Today’s Song of the Day is a new banger from the Godfather of Canadian hip-hop himself, Maestro Fresh Wes. “Born In Toronto” features production and a guest appearance by Rich Kidd. Check out the track below and look for more info after the jump.
Catch Maestro live in Burlington, ON with Classified on June 13 and then Windsor, ON with Grand Analong on June 20. From there Maestro heads west for a show with Grand Analog in Vancouver on June 23.
Montreal, QC – Two of Real City’s brightest talents Blicky (formerly known as I.Blast) and muGzteam up turn up on this brand new cut “Zoo” produced by Deli.
With his new project “C’est La Vie” featuring Gunplay, P.Reign, Boi-1da and Dirtwork on the way soon, the Reps Up artist sets the Summer off right with this club banger. muGz provides a chorus that is likely to be stuck in your head for weeks. Don’t sleep on this one. Pour up and take it in below.
Regina, SK – HipHopCanada has teamed up with Pimpton (of C.J.E.) to debut his latest visuals for “All The Sexy Girls.” Pimpton’s been getting a lot of shine for his tuneage, lately (holla, MuchVibe) and we’re so stoked that he finally decided to drop another video on us. Pimpton’s been cranking out some of the hungriest turned-up up stoner-trap around. His videos are always too fresh. And this particular joint is all about showing loving to the ladies. Be warned, though: the Ekzakt beat on this track is one serious jelly-shaker.
The P Man gets downright lurky on us, here. He plays things out as the man in the mirror; that is, the man in the mirror playing witness to all the sexy girls. The girls are kicking it in their room: they’re doing their hair, and taking their clothes off, and having pillow fights. Basically, they’re playing out all of the mystical behind-closed-doors female activity that men fantasize about. And Pimpton gets to take it all in. Lucky dude. The video was directed by Li Dong (of 235 Films), and the track was mixed and mastered at Nebulus Entertainment. Check out the video premiere after the jump.