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Brevner delivers an authentic and impactful impression with visuals for “Chico”

Vancouver, BC – The resonating influence of an exceptional music video is underrated in our quick-to-consume media landscape, but BREVNER is one of the … Read More »

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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 25

HipHopCanada joined Spotify in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single … Read More »

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A look at More Life’s ties to the UK; Plus 6 other British MCs you need to know

While taking in the More Life debut, one thing that really caught my interest was the … Read More »

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Bishop Brigante gives us the backstory for each song on his new Legacy project

With the release of a new project yesterday featuring some of his most well known singles … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”

Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”


26 Jan

Song of the Day: Ziyaad Luceō discusses “Broken Skies” & watching a loved one battle addiction

Brampton, ON – Earlier this month Brampton artist Ziyaad Luceō released a brand new single titled “Broken Skies.” “Broken Skies” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

Produced by Raava, “Broken Skies” is a track about watching a loved one deal with addiction and having to witness everything unfolding from the sidelines. Ziyaad’s been watching a close female friend struggle through her journey to sobriety, and her battle inspired him to pen this song.

The track drifts between heavy, sad vibes, fused with an uplifting, optimistic undertone. While the battle at-hand may seem overbearing, Ziyaad has hope for a better outcome and a brighter future. Take in “Broken Skies” below, and check out our in-depth conversation with Ziyaad Luceō after the jump.

Broken Skies: Ziyaad Luceō discusses his new track & what it's like to watch someone battle addiction -

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26 Jan

Hellbound Bishop teams up with director Michael Jacobs for “Whole Thang” & “On My Own”

Montreal, QC – A couple of recent video releases from Real City recording artist Hellbound Bishop including “Whole Thang” and “On My Own” (featuring Smizzy HurryKane). Both tracks were produced by Auzi and the videos were directed by Michael Jacobs. DNUOBLLEH coming soon. You can check out both videos below.

Hellbound Bishop – Whole Thang

Produced by Auzi | Directed by Michael Jacobs

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Related Post: Montreal’s Hellbound Bishop releases new visuals for Auzi-produced “1st of the Month”

26 Jan

Check out the Lost In The Sauce mixtape by Ottawa’s YNR aka YoungNRestless

Ottawa, ON – New music from Ottawa’s YNR aka YoungNRestless. This is the 9-track Lost In The Sauce mixtape featuring Gutta Rock and Dead Eyes. Peep it below.

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26 Jan

Ottawa rapper Gutta King Chris releases the Khamali Jordan-produced 100 Waves EP

Ottawa, ONGutta King Chris has built up an impressive catalogue of releases over the years but his new 100 Waves EP really pushes his artistry to a new level. The 7-track project was produced entirely by Khamali Jordan with mixing and mastering being handled by Kenibi. 100 Waves is available to stream below. It’s unclear if the EP will be available on iTunes but you can currently download his Carpe Diem EP here.

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25 Jan

HipHopCanada’s Sarah Jay announced as panelist for CBC Music’s 2017 Searchlight

Calgary, AB – We’re very excited to announce that HipHopCanada’s Associate Editor-in-Chief – Sarah Jay – has just been announced as one of the panelists for CBC Music‘s Searchlight 2017.

Searchlight is CBC Music’s annual contest aimed at finding Canada’s next big music act. We were super stoked on last year’s winner, singer-songwriter Desirée Dawson. And we can’t wait to see the roll-out of entries for this year.

Submissions for Searchlight 2017 are open now, with an entry deadline set for Feb. 7. To enter you will need an original song and a music video that best showcase your artistry. For complete entry details and rules, head on over here.

This year’s Searchlight 2017 winner will be chosen on a prime-time TV broadcast in April, and will receive approximately $46,250 worth of prizing. The prize haul includes an original song commission for Canada’s 150 celebration, a two-week songwriting residency, a slot at the 2017 CBC Music Festival in Toronto, and more. A complete breakdown of the grand prize winnings can be viewed over here.

We caught up with Bane to talk about his new two-part release

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25 Jan

Toronto rapper Friday remixes “Wait A Minute” by PHresher

Toronto, ON – Toronto vet Friday recently released a remix to the Summer 2016 single “Wait A Minute,” by PHresher. Check out the GMix/6ix Mix version below.

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Related Post: Toronto’s Friday aka Ricky Dred discusses his new “Hungry” video featuring T Gramz

25 Jan

Check out the “Love and Hate” video & more new music by Toronto’s own O.G. Lava

Toronto, ON – Jamaican-born Toronto artist O.G. Lava closed out 2016 with some new releases including Media King Productions powered “Love and Hate” video. Just recently Lava uploaded several tracks to his SoundCloud profile including “Ether” and “YGB.” Check them out below along with more info about the Toronto O.G.

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25 Jan

Watch the “Real Remix” video by Robin Banks; check out his new website

Toronto, ON – The TT campaign continues with the new video release from Toronto rapper Robin Banks. The “Real Remix” video was shot by Ipromise and filmeditproduce. Peep it below.

In other Robin Banks news, the budding star is promoting a new website which will feature news, multimedia and a storefront (although that section seems to be in the works). The link is

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25 Jan

We caught up with Bane to talk about his new two-part release “Decisions / Who Are You”

Brampton, ON – Today Brampton artist Bane premiered this dope new two-part record via Complex titled “Decisions / Who Are You.”

This track comes to us off of Bane’s forthcoming project titled Dear Westend, Love Jahlayah. It features production courtesy of Edeez​, and chords courtesy of Kyle Wildfern.

“Decisions / Who Are You” marks Bane’s foray into relationship-focused music. Bane’s come-up over the last few years has centred around gritty street raps and murky bangers. But this track looks at how Bane handles himself with the females.

Each part of the song personifies a certain kind of female; there’s the doormat girl you end up hurting, and the controlling girl who ends up hurting you. This song also looks at the imbalances of a) taking and b) placing all the blame on one partner within a relationship. Listen to “Decisions / Who Are You” below, and scope our Q&A with Bane after the jump.

We caught up with Bane to talk about his new two-part release

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25 Jan

112 to perform special Valentine’s Day show in Edmonton

Edmonton, AB – Brought to you by Evan T. Rutherford and Nightshift Entertainment, 112 will hit Edmonton for a special Valentine’s Day concert at Union Hall. Bring the Mr., Mrs., or your best friend for an evening of classic hits from the O.G.s of Bad Boy Records. See the details after the jump.

112 to perform special Valentine's Day show in Edmonton-

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