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Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

London, UK – In the early 2000′s, when the relationship between hip-hop and the internet really began to flourish, many aspiring MCs … Read More »

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Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published April 3, 2014 – Rising to hip-hop celebrity on his own terms, Kid Ink is a hustler … Read More »

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Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian tour dates [News]

Winnipeg, MB - Western Canada is about to get rowdy this summer as Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator prepares to take over. The … Read More »

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T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Intervi…

Toronto, ON – I met Toronto rapper T.R.A., aka Tha Rhyme Animal, in person for the first time in Ottawa’s Byward Market. … Read More »

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I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]


6 Mar

VLXL (Via Linez & Lyve) – Rappity Rap Raps. [Mixtape]

Toronto, ONVLXL, the union between Toronto’s vets Via Linez (MC) and Lyve (producer), have released the first of two projects they’ve been working on for the last couple of years. Rappity Rap Raps. The Mixtape features guest appearances by Tona (Freedom Writers/Naturally Born Strangers) and Korry Deez (Monolith/Irs).

This banger of an album/tape features past works which were released from the duo earlier in their career and also packs some new solid records including the just released “Tommy Gunn Rap.” Good raps over phenomenal boom bap. One a click away.

Also, don’t miss the full-length album, TA&F (Trains, Automobile’s & Flights) LP, which will be out late March.

Note: Lyve has indicated on Twitter that the Bandcamp upload has some quality issues on certain tracks. Download the project in full here.


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6 Mar

Dee Goodz – Eatin (Prod. KeY Wane) [Video]

Nashville, TN – Detroit’s KeY Wane, the producer behind by Drake’s hit “All Good” connects with Ca$hville producer-MC, Dee Goodz. Wane has also produced for the likes of Big Sean (“Guap”), Drake (“All Me”), Beyoncé (“Partition”), Meek Mill (“Amen”), Wale, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Rockie Fresh and more. You can find “Eatin” on Dee Goodz’s new mixtape, Donny Cash. The video was directed by Akira Films.

“When Dee Goodz is not in the studio he can be found trotting the globe keeping up with the street-wear fashion world he so avidly values and contributes to. An endless stream of next level projects and visuals have garnered Dee Goodz praise from the biggest names in the fashion and hip-hop industries…”

With a new season of Game Of Thrones coming April 6, HBO commissioned a new mixtape (to be released Friday) which include appearances from Dee, Wale, Common, Big Boi of OutKast, Daddy Yankee and more. The mixtape was recently profiled by Wall Street Journal.

5 Mar

Tomorrow: E-40 at Encore in Edmonton [News]

Edmonton, AB – Tomorrow night, our friends over at Pearl Entertainment bring E-40 and Emotion Beats to Encore in Edmonton. The legendary Cali hip-hop heavyweight rolls through the YEG after dropping his twentieth – yes, his twentieth – studio album back in December (The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 6).

Local support for the evening will be provided by Ace, Chubby C & Domino, DieVersCity, Evrlove, Mitchell Lawler & Conch, Str8 Gutta, and Young Tox, with Gamegirl and Invinceable on the tables throughout the night. Doors to the venue open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online, as well as at Foosh, Quantem Leaf, The Occulist, and FS SKATE. Peep the show flyer after the jump, and head over to the official Facebook event page for more details.

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5 Mar

Daytona Mane – Visions of Greatness ft. Tanner Young [Video]

Calgary, AB – Last month, Calgary up-and-comer, Daytona Mane, teamed up with Tanner Young to launch some new visuals for the duo’s track, “Visions of Greatness.” The track comes in on a sick mellow vibe-along beat (which Daytona has exclusive rights to), and things go into cruise control. Daytona has visions of greatness. That is, he knows where he wants to be, and he has a very precise idea of what fame and glory looks like in his future: like jet-planing over the YYC and looking at all us plebs below him.

As he puts it: his future is bright, so he’s putting his shades on. More specifically, he’s putting his Ray Bans on. The video was shot by Levente Kovacs (of LK Visuals). Check it below and head over here to cop a download of the track.

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5 Mar

Shariq DeVonte – The 5th Dimension [Video]

Ottawa, ON – When our dude Shariq Devonte dropped his latest Stolen From Africa: The Soul Redemption EP, he also released some dope new visuals for his track entitled “The 5th Dimension.” So before you jump to conclusions, allow me to clarify some things. The 5th Dimension is not some altruistic limelight life of six-figure incomes.The 5th Dimension is not a drug-induced state of being. And the 5th Dimension is not a place that’s easily accessible.

Listen to Shariq’s verses and step into a world where you need no flash. That is, step into the Higher Learning Culture. The HLC is Shariq’s posse of kinfolk. The collective (or tribe) works to express their enlightened understanding of being through their respective crafts. These dudes aren’t versing about making bank, or getting women, or any of that. Their music is the 5th Dimension. Deep, right? The video was shot, directed, and edited by Mike Rhodes. The track was produced by Nock Nock. Check it out below, and make sure you peep Stolen From Africa: The Soul Redemption EP over here.

Related Post: Shariq DeVonte – Stolen From Africa: The Soul Redemption [EP]

4 Mar

Far East Movement – The Illest (RMX) ft. RiFF RAFF, ScHoolboy Q & B.o.B. [Audio]

Los Angeles, CAFar East Movement drops the remix to their catchy “The Illest” single which featured RiFF RAFF. He sticks around for “The Illest Remix” but he’s also joined by Top Dawg’s ScHoolboy Q and Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. aka B.o.B. Perhaps it’s the weed or the LA connection to the song, but the “Nothin’ On You” hitmaker sounds incredibly similar to Likwit Crew rapper, Tash, in my opinion, perhaps channelling his inner Alkaholik. Look for “The Illest” on Far East Movement’s next album, KTown Riot. The remix was produced by DJ E-Man.

It’s been several years, but HipHopCanada caught up with Far East Movement back in 2010. Amalia Judith sat down with the group who were in Vancouver for a show at Venue nightclub. Click here to check it out.


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4 Mar

Pusha T – Blocka & Millions Live at Venue in Vancouver [Video]

Vancouver, BCPusha T made his stop at Vancity’s Venue Nightclub early this year for a show presented by #BlueprintLIVE and Regime Entertainment and our buds at HipHopVancouver were in the cut to capture a few tracks during the sold-out performance. Watch King Push perform Wrath Of Caine‘s “Blocka” and “Millions” below.

Related Post: April at Venue Live – Trinidad James, Action Bronson, Swollen Members & Bun B [News]

4 Mar

Billionaire B – Angel ft. Jhene Aiko [Video]

Vancouver, BC – The stand out track from Billionaire B’s Canadian Nights… project finally gets the visual treatment. Shot the video in Vancouver, Canada by HorseShoe Bay, Billionaire B brings the Jhené Aiko assisted “Angel” to life.

Related Post: Billionaire B – Paranoia [Video]

3 Mar

Jaydahmann – Conquer (Trailer) [Video]

Toronto, ON – T.O. native Jaydahmann recently launched a video trailer that highlights his performance of “Conquer” (the first single set to appear on this seasoned rapper’s forthcoming EP). The trailer was filmed at provincial parliament member Olivia Chow’s recent book launch. This energizing trailer is an eye-opener, for sure, and I can’t tell you how much this production makes me proud.

The trailer for “Conquer” shows that we’re living in a time where rappers are relocating from the cold streets of Toronto to the centre-stage of political events. Most importantly, this shows that the creative direction behind thoughtful MCs’ (like Jaydahmann’s) campaigns are well-aligned with what’s going on in the real world. Check it out below.

Related Post: Jaydahmann – Back In Business (Pound Cake Remix) [Video]

3 Mar

Apollo – Stunna (Prod. Canis Major) [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Just hit play on T.O.-based rapper Apollo’s track “Stunna,” and you’re sure to have your head bobbing from the moment the beat drops. It sounds like something spewed out of New York’s trill-obsessed hip-hop scene. The track has a weighty beat (dutifully produced by Canis Major), and hears Apollo kicking out something that the ever-changing hip-hop scene of the screw face capital lacks. I’m referring to the highly-popular, codeine-infused trill sound that has transformed the careers of artists (like A$AP Rocky) overnight.

The dope thing about “Stunna” is that if you couldn’t already tell by the track’s artwork – a Cash Money Millionaires photo (circa the early 2000s) – this song is unabashedly about stunting. Check it out.


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