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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 10

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada finally joined Spotify earlier this year, and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music … Read More »

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A$AP Ferg is at the top of his game and Still Striving

He’s been on a tight tour schedule for the better part of the last year but A$AP Ferg shows no signs of slowing down.

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Review: Here’s what happened when Tory Lanez brought the I Told You Tour through Cal…

On Nov. 17, our friends over at Timbre Concerts brought Tory Lanez through Calgary for a stop along the I Told You Tour in support of Tory’s debut album release I Told You.

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Bored In Canada: We caught up with The Posterz to talk about their new EP & boredom i…

Montreal, QC – On Oct. 31, Montreal rap trio The Posterz (Husser, Kris The $pirit, and producer Joey Sherrett) released a brand … Read More »

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We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

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10 Sep

Tomorrow: Quake Matthews & Kayo bring Lost & Found Tour to Medicine Hat


Medicine Hat, AB – With a pair of dates already in the bag Kayo and Quake Matthews continue their Lost & Found Canadian Tour on Sunday with a show in Medicine Hat’s Liquid Nightlcub. The group will run through selections of their new project by the same name. Lost & Found is available on iTunes.

Quake commented on last night’s show in Calgary through an Instagram post early this morning: “Calgary was amazing tonight! I was blessed to have cousins from my mom and my dad’s side both in the building.

After tomorrow’s show, The Search will head to Toronto for a show on Sept. 15, Halifax on Sept. 18 as part of East Coast Lifestyle’s 3rd Anniversary Party, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on Sept. 22, Antigonish, Nova Scotia on Sept. 27, Halifax again on Sept. 28, Wolfville, Nova Scotia on Sept. 30, yet another Halifax show to cap off the month and then a show in Truro, Nova Scotia to start off October.

Tomorrow: Quake Matthews & Kayo bring The Search's Lost & Found tour to Medicine Hat - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Sep

Brampton up-and-comer Romeyo Wilson teams up with 1UP for “RnB Chick”


Brampton, ON – More new music from OSOT’s Romeyo Wilson. This is the 1UP-produced “RnB Chick,” mixed and mastered by Mnstrm. Peep it below.

Brampton up-and-comer Romeyo Wilson teams up with 1UP for RnB Chick - HipHopCanada.com

10 Sep

Tonight: Classified brings the Beautiful Escape Tour to Oshawa’s Music Hall


Oshawa, ONClassified will be at The Music Hall (39 King Street East) in Oshawa this evening for the latest leg of his Beautiful Escape Tour 2016.

Brought to you by 9-0 Nickel Entertainment and Highlife Naturals, the event features additional performances by special guests Robbie G, Raw Dog ENT, Ethic, and Grim Logik. Hosting duties are being handled by Stacee Brizzle and music will be provided by DJ Tyco. Tickets are still available so act now to avoid disappointment. General admission tickets are still available though TicketScene.ca. Click here to view the Facebook event listing.

If you can’t make it to The Muisc Hall tonight, Class has a ton of other dates booked for September including Fredericton on Sept. 15, Victoria, BC on Sept. 17, Wolfville, Nova Scotia on Sept. 22 and Toronto on Sept. 24. Visit his official site for more details.

Tonight: Classified brings the Beautiful Escape Tour to Oshawa - HipHopCanada.com
Classified | Photo: Sarah Jay (HipHopCanada)

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10 Sep

The Story of Camoflauge: Toronto’s Gangis Khan embarks on Eastern Canadian tour Sept. 15 – 23


Toronto, ON – Veteran Scarborough MC Gangis Khan aka Camoflauge is hitting the road this month for a string of shows in Eastern Ontario. Presented by 9-0-Nickel Entertainment & International Touring Agency, and coming in support of The Story of Camoflauge project, the tour will bring Camo to some new markets as well as a highly anticipated Toronto homecoming on Sept. 23 with special guest T Gramz.

Other dates include Thursday, Sept. 15 in Sudbury, Friday, Sept. 16 in Newmarket, Sept. 17 in Timmons, Sept. 20 in Oshawa, Sept. 21 in Barrie, and Sept. 22 in Guelph. Supporting acts vary for each date but MoneeTalkz/9-0 Nickel’s own Bandit will be a special guest on the tour each step of the way. More dates could be announced soon so stay tuned. If you’d like to see Camo in your city, please ask your local promoter to contact 9-0 Nickel Events via 90NickelEvents@gmail.com.

The Story of Camoflauge is available on iTunes. Click the jump link below to see more information about the tour.

The Story of Camoflauge: Toronto's Gangis Khan embarks on Eastern Canadian tour Sept. 15 - 23 - HipHopCanada.com

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9 Sep

Profile: Ottawa’s Lawless Elz gears up for release of new mixtape & EP


Ottawa, ON – He was born in Brooklyn but is currently pursuing his musical career from Ottawa’s bubbling south-side. High Heat Entertainment’s Lawless Elz has been honing his skills and refining his abilities as a recording artist, and is now gearing up for the release of two major projects. First there is his new mixtape, Lawless Victory, and that will lead into the release of an official EP, Out Of Nowhere. Both will give you feel for what the young talent brings to the table, while giving you a glimpse of his roots and upbringing. New visuals are expected to drop soon in support of the projects so stay tuned for that. For now, we bring you an exclusive profile and interview with Lawless Elz that you can find after the jump link below.

Profile: Ottawa's Lawless Elz gears up for release of new mixtape & EP - HipHopCanada.com

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8 Sep

Premiere: CGB talks the growing impacts of substance use on new track “Drugs”


Vancouver, BC – They say that you can get the most accurate perspectives of an overall society by looking at it’s music, and rap has proven to consistently be the most successful means of increasing overall understanding. Ottawa/Vancouver emcee, CGB recently reached out to us about premiering his newest track “Drugs” that specifically speaks on a subject that is prevalent and sits close to home for many in our society.

Besides bringing a variety of intellectual bars, CGB was able to elaborate on this track and explain:

“With over 400 opioid related deaths in the first half of the year alone, it gets hard to not worry about the outcome of our loved ones who are struggling with drug addiction. These feelings are much stronger for those in British Colombia, the home to some of the worst illicit drug use in North America. With numbers rising higher and higher, more and more incidents in Vancouver over the past few months are being linked to the deadly drug fentanyl. This past April, BC’s chief health officer declared a public health emergency.”

Premiere: CGB talks the growing impacts of substance use on new track

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8 Sep

We talked with Missouri R&B talent Trey Forever about his commendable new EP 92 Forever


Vancouver, BC – The trapsoul movement is well and alive, and it’s currently revived the R&B community with a new surge of momentum of support for the genre. Bryson Tiller may have been the first to put a warranted spotlight on the combination of heavy bass tones and slowed down, breathy croons. But, there are actually a couple other artists who are making their own unique sounds for the sub-genre. If you search for it on Soundcloud you might just stumble upon a gem like we think we have.

We had a chance to connect with Missouri artist, Trey Forever about the recent release of his EP 92 Forever. Maybe you’re one of the few people who isn’t a fan of Tiller. But on this particular project, it’s tracks like “Drunk Conscious” that implore us to request you to hold your reservations until you take a listen. Trey brings his own unique songwriting skills that make this project a cut above the average. Stream the project, and check out our introduction to the singer below.

We talked with Missouri R&B talent Trey Forever about his commendable new EP 92 Forever - HipHopCanada.com

“This EP, to me, means the start of something beautiful and promising. This project was an introduction of me as a man, artist, and talent.” – Trey Forever

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8 Sep

Trevor Mills features Kitsilano Secondary students in new visuals for “More Than a Moment”


Vancouver, BCOriginally published September 6, 2016Trevor Mills has become a key figure in the local community for mental health advocacy as well as an established MC.

It was only a few months ago that we caught up with him to discuss his successful EP, Evidence of a Struggle, which further helped to increase the dialogue on the issue, as well as the notable project. Trevor is back with his latest release, and the emcee let us premiere the latest visuals off the EP for “More Than A Moment.”

Commonly known for his work with youth in the Vancouver community, the video fittingly features bars and appearances from a few of his former students from Kitsilano Secondary: Simon New, Eva Stulberg & Emma Jones. Production for this track was impressively handled by other former student, Max Maier, making the track a truly organic accomplishment. Accompanied by haunting backdrops of extending forests and foggy haze, the result of the collaboration is a compelling example of connectivity through music. We’ve always supported his projects, and “More Than A Moment” is another example of how he’s utilized his platform to evoke positive change. Check out the track below.

Trevor Mills features Kitsilano Secondary students in new visuals for More Than a Moment - HipHopCanada.com

7 Sep

We caught up with Seth Dyer to talk about his new track “Faas”


Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Seth Dyer recently released a new self-produced single titled “Faas”.

“Faas” is a shot fired at anyone getting too faas, and getting caught up in other people’s business. The track itself was inspired by a conversation Seth overheard that was all gossip. So Seth decided to pen this track to remind us all to first focus on ourselves before getting caught up in judging others and their situations.

But it’s more than that. This song is also a reminder to refocus your energy. The effort you put into talking smack about others is much better channelled into something productive. Instead of getting caught up in gossip and shade, Seth stays in his own lane; writing songs, producing beats, and doing what only Seth Dyer can do. That’s how moves get made. Check out “Faas” below, and peep our Q&A with Seth after the jump.

Black Ghosts: Seth Dyer explains why making music about injustice & racism is not enough - HipHopCanada.com

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6 Sep

Lia Liza debuts sultry new track “2 Me”


Vancouver, BC – West coast R&B / Soul singer Lia Liza recently debut some sweet sounds with her brand new track “2 Me” produced by withinroots. The track was written by Lia herself and is just a taste of what this sassy young singer has in store. Keep your eyes on this Vancity gem and have a listen to “2 Me” below.

Lia Liza debuts sultry new track

Related Post: Vancouver’s Lia Liza provides visuals for “2 Me”

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