Vancouver, BC – Coast 2 Coast Entertainment, Regime and Team Heartbreak are proud to present Waka Flocka Flame at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver April 8. As usual, we want you to go…for free. So we’re setting you up with this easy twitter contest – tag @HipHopCanada and @RegimePresents_ on twitter and let us know why you love Waka. You’ll get some retweets regardless, just be sure to hashtag #WakaFlockaVan so we can track it. Option 2 is get your tickets HERE! Happy tweeting, see y’all at Fortune!
Toronto, ON – For everyone who has been following the Famous projects since the release of 4th Biggest City in January 2008, Famous has announced that he is currently in NYC working on his debut album titled Center Stage.
This album comes after a 3 part EP series titled Road To Center Stage, hosted by Hot 97′s DJ Kay Slay and Atlanta’s own DJ Drama. The EP series features production from Grammy Award winning Boi1da and ToneMason, as well as unreleased reference records for Taylor Swift, B.O.B & Akon. With 13 official videos, (all independent), associated with this project that generated over 1.3 million YouTube views, the buzz is finally gaining the recognition and his name is finally starting to make sense.
Also, over the next few months Famous will be on tour, visiting many of the beautiful countries that he has performed in over the last few years. With dates in Rotterdam, London, India (tentative), Hong Kong, Taiwan & Shanghai, we can only imagine the influences that will seep into the creation of Center Stage. Hit the jump to see a collage of pictures which is basically a snapshot into Famous’ life over the past few years.
Toronto, ON – Littles The General (@LilsTheGeneral) puts his own spin on Drake’s recently released “5am in Toronto,” with a visual for “5am Still Rollin”. Shot and directed by Zac Facts of Independent Muscle, Littles is pictured in various locations across Toronto, talking about learning from his mistakes, moving on from certain situations, but yet still remaining the same. Watch the video below.
London, ON – Notable producer Arthur Mcarthur (Drake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Tyga and Pusha T’s new single “Trust You”) has teamed up with artist The Goodz for his debut single “Stepped Outside”. Goodz is the son of Gary Martin from Motown’s Funk Brothers touring band. Raised in a broken home, surrounded by violence, drugs and prostitution, he quickly became a foster child. He was forced to the street life at an early age and his struggle and pain comes through in his music. A talented rapper, singer and songwriter, expect more from The Goodz as he has recorded more tracks with Arthur Mcarthur and many other top producers in the game. His mixtape, From Bad to Goodz is scheduled for an April release. Watch The Goodz “Stepped Outside” official video below, which was filmed in Trinidad and Tobago and his hometown of London, Ontario. Download the track after the jump.
London, ON – The extremely talented singer, rapper, songwriter and producer from Toronto, Haviah Mighty dropped by The Come Up Show recently for an interview and also to perform a couple brand new records. Haviah has always found an effective way to emit emotion through words and poetry. As a child, Haviah Mighty started vocal training when she was 4, she continued singing for seven years and at the age of 12 Haviah began combining her love for music and her love for language. Inspired by 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ she released her debut mixtape No Studio in 2010, #Eighteen in 2011, and her latest tape, Bars, Girls, & Bars in 2012, which you can all download on her website. Check out the footage below, you’ll be blown away!
Toronto, ON – Here’s the second video off the collaboration album, Fast Life from Deuce Deuce of Concrete Mob and Young Noble of The Outlawz. This video incorporates two tracks off the new album, the first is “FastLife” and the second is “AmeriCanadian Dream”. The entire video was shot in downtown Toronto. Check it out below.
Download the Fast Life album here on iTunes.
Vancouver, BC – Tha mighty Dogg Pound are coming to Vancity to get their smoke for a pre 4/20 sesh at Fortune Sound. HipHopCanada is proud to co-present the West Coast bad boys, Kurupt and Daz Dillinger, on April 18 with openers Ghost, Greg B, Dizzy and hosts Cashius Clay, 151 and Stimulant J. Tickets can be purchased online here and full details can be found after the jump. Come and get that Dogg Food, puppies.
Vancouver, BC – Off the up-coming RudeMan LP comes Maka and his lessons in “True-Rudeology”. Check the track – produced by MD of the Boomsday Alliance – after the jump.
Vancouver, BC – “Get It” is the lead track from Azrael‘s recently released album Volume Room and sees two sleuths investigating the appearance of a mysterious being. Follow Azrael and Sythe through the historic streets of Eastvan as they uncover the identity of this visitor.
Volume Room has the production handled entirely by Shadow Shogun Beats’ Metawon with Azrael continuing to flex his verbal skills along many exciting features in independent hip-hop including: Kaboom, Chadio, Jeff Spec, Birdapres, Fatt Matt, Dvice, Tachichi, Sythe, Chapter Thrive, Inkspill, Dragon Fli Empire, Cliff Herman and Royal T. Be sure to cop that album here and check the video directed by Bizoid after the jump.
Pittsburgh, PA – Through the use of thought-provoking lyrics, Jasiri X has not only made national headlines in the past couple of years, but his movement to redeem the misogynistic and crime promoting image of hip-hop has garnered him quite a large fanbase. The MC attempts to further his influence on the mainstream crowd with his debut album, Ascension. Don’t get it twisted though- X’s cleverly constructed lyrics make it clear that selling out is not an option. Produced entirely by Vancouer’s Rel!g!on, download the album HERE and check out “Pillars” featuring Brother Ali and directed by Hayden Baptiste after the jump.