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#DearRappers: Quit fronting [Article]

Vancouver, BC – In a world made up of internet fame, Twitter followers and Instagram acclaim , the term “fake it ’till … Read More »

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The Kendrick Lamar experience at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 18, Kendrick Lamar came through Pemberton Music Festival 2014 to perform a set at the Mt. Currie … Read More »

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Here’s what happened when Snoop Dogg rolled through Pemberton Music Festival [Review…

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 19, Snoop Dogg (aka: Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoopadelic,, etc, etc, etc) rolled through Pemberton … Read More »

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ScHoolboy Q makes his Canadian debut at Pemberton Music Festival [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 18, T.D.E.’s own ScHoolboy Q made his Canadian debut at Pemberton Music Festival 2014. Q has admittedly … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]

Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]


9 Jun

#BigTicket presents: Know My Name on Jun. 13 [News]

Toronto, ON – On Jun. 13, our friends over at EasParkPro deliver another massive #BigTicket to T-Dot’s WrongBar (1279 Queen St. W). #BigTicket is a HipHopCanada sponsored event, by the way. This month’s event is called Know My Name. It features performances from some of our favourite seasoned rap vets, as well as some of the cats on the come-up.

This special Know My Name #BigTicket also celebrates the debut of The AutoPilots duo that is the combined forces of S-cape Artist and Spesh K. Additional performances throughout the night will come courtesy of Erick Flowchild, Just John, Mic Boogie, Jae Ari, and WarrZone, with DJ Law keeping the music bumping throughout the night.

Doors open at 10 p.m., and the show goes down at 10:45 p.m. This is a 19-plus event. Cover is $10 before 11:30 p.m., so make sure you head on down early. Network. And have fun. That’s What Pros Do! (hashtag that: #TWPD). Peep more details after the jump, and head on over here to purchase advance tickets to the show.

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Related Post: Celebrate 2 Years of #BigTicket with HipHopCanada at Wrongbar on July 11 [News]

9 Jun

CL Smooth, Apathy, D-Sisive, Saukrates & more in Hamilton on June 27 [News]

Hamilton, ON – On Friday, June 27, In Tha Kut, The Rockpile and Mixxed Business bring you the second instalment to their acclaimed event, The Cookout. The Cookout 2, an all-day event, will feature headline performances from CL Smooth, Apathy of the Demigodz, D-Sisive aka Derek Christoff (along with frineds) the one and only, Saukrates, and a ton of other artists and DJs.

It all goes down inside Club Absinthe, located at 38 King William St. Click the jump for the full list of performers. This is a HipHopCanada sponsored event… see you thre!

CL Smooth, Apathy, D-Sisive, Saukrates & more in Hamilton on June 27 [News] -

Related Post: Win tickets to see Apathy live in Edmonton [Contest]

9 Jun

Kurt Hustle – Palm Trees (Prod. LukeBallistic) [Audio]

Simcoe, ON – This is “Palm Trees” by CEO of ColurBlind Records and NoEYez Entertainment, Kurt Hustle. The track was produced by LukeBallistic. He described the record as “trill shit, 90′s rap mixed with a new age feel.” Check it out.


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8 Jun

Sese – Milkbone (Week 6) [Audio] #ThisWasMyShit

St. Catharines, ON – For this week’s #ThisWasMyShit release, Sese takes us back to the mid-90s with a two part freestyle over Miilkbone’s “Keep It Real” and the late Heavy D’s “Big Daddy.”

Very reminiscent of the grimy days of baggy hoodies and over-sized jeans, Sese sounds perfect over the hard hitting drums and chopped jazz sample. Fans may remember the same instrumental being used for the classic Jay Z & Big L freestyle cypher on The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show.

Then, in perfect contrast, Sese switches gears and smooths it out over the Overweight Lover’s 1997 hit, “Big Daddy.” Known for his smooth delivery and female friendly persona; bursting on the scene in 1985, Heavy D was a pioneer in keeping the ladies involved in hip-hop. Listen as Sese smooths it out for his fans and shows us versatility like only he can. Sese is using the #TWMS releases as a lead up to his next full length project, YFRWN3. Be sure to follow the campaign and everything Sese coming in the next few months.


Related Post: Sese – Bury Me A G (Week 8) [Video] #ThisWasMyShit

8 Jun

Johnny Bravo – Move That Product [Video]

Ottawa, ON – Wild boy Johnny Bravo of Left Lane, a new diverse music group out of Ottawa that also includes Swisha T, KOTD’s Corey Charron, and Kemyst, drops off a new visual for the high energy anthem. The newly formed crew of emcees will be dropping a project over the Summer and this new track will serve as the first official release. Watch it below and check in for Left Lane’s next move!

Related Post: Swisha T – Grease Lightning ft. Johnny Bravo [Video]

8 Jun

Doom Squad – Prosper Project [Review]

Edmonton, AB – Comin’ straight outta E-Town; Doom Squad celebrates their love for the chronic, their dreams of success, and struggles in the come up in The Prosper Project. With beats produced entirely by Prosper and guest appearances from the likes of Sonik, K-Blitz, and Deffine; these north-side boys created a piece to make you vibe out and burn one.

From the intro to the third track – “Fly for Days”- my first impression of this 16-track project was, “weed album.” Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing (don’t front – we all have ‘em). However, rapping about getting high (for an entire album) can be a little…excessive. Strategic or not; Doom Squad makes a smart play by switching up the tone by the fourth track – “Just Be Real” – in which the lyrics reflect more on their passion for their art and making it without selling out:

“It’s such a common occurrence / and ya’ll aint even workin’ / I see you spittin’ but it’s not with a purpose / So what the f*ck you do it for if it’s not you? / This ain’t no hobby I’m doin’ it cause I got to.”

Related Post: Deffine – Shut Up [Video]

8 Jun

Moka Only: Sex Money Moka Canadian Tour stops in Calgary & Edmonton [News]

Edmonton, AB – You already know it. But I’m ‘a remind you, anyways: Moka Only just launched his monstrous Sex Money Moka album. And then he hit us with the goods by announcing a nation-wide tour in support of the release. The Big M has been making his way from Ontario back through Western Canada. And now he’s finally in Alberta to rock the mic for us. And by rock the mic, I mean that Sex Money Moka is happening live. And it’s going to be too fresh.

Tonight, R-Evolution Media & Battleaxe bring Moka O to Edmonton’s E Bar (10018 – 105 St.). The evening is hosted by Identity Recordz Inc., and features opening tour support from Robbie G, along with local opening support from Mory Sentz, Loyal ‘T’, Drezus, Rellik, and Evrlove. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show begins at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Then on Jun. 10 (that’s this upcoming Tuesday), Moka rolls through Calgary’s Overtime Sports Bar (3745 Memorial Dr S.E.) to perform a show hosted by the homie P.H.E.B.U.S. Local opening support will be provided by Nki Louise & Rolemodel, Saintanik, Swift Smoken, Majic, C-Note, Suicide Kings, Iron Lion, and Pyke. Tickets are $10 and you can cop them online over here.

On Jun. 14, Moka heads back to his hometown Vancity to wrap up – or should I say, rap up (best pun ever) – the tour. You can peep all the details on that over here. Check the official event flyers after the jump, and head on over to Facebook for more information on the show in Edmonton tonight, and the show in Calgary on Tuesday. See you there, people.

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8 Jun

Gee Wunder – We In Here [Video]

Toronto, ON – Motive Music Co. brings you the first video coming in support of the new Record Mode LP from Toronto vet Gee Wunder. The album was released via Motive Music and Fontana North Distribution back in March and is available on iTunes. The video was co-directed by Gee Wunder and Savvy So-Fly and the song was produced by Haze P. Check it out after the jump.

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Related Post: Fontana North wins Indie Distributor of the Year for 6th consecutive time [News]

8 Jun

Dynamic – Feel My Pain (Dir. Patrick Lozinski) [Video]

Toronto, ON – “Feel My Pain” is the latest video from Ottawa-native Dynamic aka Ya Favourite Lightskin. The video comes in support of his new EP, A Collection of Thoughts, which will be out on Canada Day. The video was directed by Patrick Lozinski while the song was produced by DJ Erian. Mixing was handled by Rockwell of Philly Moves. Peep it after the jump.

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Related Post: #SOTD | Dynamic – Feel My Pain [Audio]

8 Jun

Tyler Durand – Overdose [Video]

Brantford, ONTyler Durand drops off a new video for his song “Overdose,” produced by Gritty Committee. The video comes courtesy of 7 Productions. Check it out after the jump.

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