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Time to #WAKEDAFUCUP: HipHopCanada chops it up with Onyx [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 15, our friends over at True Rhythm brought Onyx (Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz) to Calgary for … Read More »

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Squamish Valley Music Festival with Eminem, Nas, Danny Brown & more [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, BC – On the weekend of August 8, 2014, Squamish Valley Music Festival kicked off in Squamish, British Columbia with headliners … Read More »

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Bishop Brigante brings all-star line-up out for Blu Ice Nightclub Grand Opening [News]

Toronto, ON – One of the hottest line-ups the GTA has seen in a while is going down Aug. 22 and 23 … Read More »

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Into His Zone: Danny Brown impresses at Encore [Review]

Edmonton, AB – On August 9, our friends at Nightshift Entertainment brought Danny Brown to Encore to perform live for the first … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Miracle – Body Bag [Video]

Miracle – Body Bag [Video]


26 Jun

50 Cent talks Power, Animal Ambition, Tatted Up Holly, a G-Unit reunion & more [Video]

Hartford, CTHipHopCanada affiliates dropped off a new interview with 50 Cent and Hot 93.7 (a station of theirs out of Hartford):

In a wide-ranging interview with DJ Jenny Boom Boom from Hartford’s HOT 93.7 (a station), 50 Cent opened up on a variety of subjects, including why he’s just not so excited to talk about how much money he’s accrued over his illustrious and controversial career.

“I think that the thing that gets in the way of my core audience, like my original fans, is the success itself. They go, ‘ah, he’s rich, he can’t rap like that.’ See, that’s funny because the guys that are rapping like they rich don’t have it,” 50 Cent said. “So the guys who don’t have the money are rapping like they have the money, but they’ve exhausted it so much that it’s not exciting for me to write it. It’s just because they’re inspired to have it. Meanwhile, when you actually make it, you look back at how far you’ve come. You’ll have an interest in writing things that you missed writing on that first project.”

The “Chase the Paper” rapper was candid when asked about his relationship with model Tatted Up Holly (who he calls “my girlfriend, that’s my friend, a homey”), espousing surprisingly conservative values when it comes to love and romance.

Also, click the jump to see the trailer for 50 Cent’s new show Power, a STARZ original series.

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26 Jun

Run The Jewels announce summer tour including Canadian dates [News]

Victoria, BC – Killer Mike and El-P are back on their tour grind with their collaborative effort Run The Jewels. While their newest newest project is yet to be released the two will take on the USA and parts of Canada with Living Legend Eligh and Zion I’s AMP LIVE.

There are four Canadian stops, all presented by Timbre Concerts and HipHopCanada: Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton with some surrounding American shows. See full tour dates below and stay tuned for our exclusive coverage of the upcoming shows.

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Related Post: Win tickets to see Run The Jewels in Calgary on Aug. 13 [Contest]

25 Jun

Bishop Brigante – Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson Tribute) [Audio] #SOTD

Toronto, ON – Today’s Song of the Day is a tribute to the late great King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who passed away 5 years ago today. This is the “Man in the Mirror” remix by Bishop Brigante, which came out within an hour of Jackson passing away. Check it out below.


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25 Jun

HHC x Union Events: Win tickets to see Future live in Edmonton or Calgary [Contest]

Calgary, AB – We’re only less-than a couple of weeks away from the kick-off to Future‘s highly-anticipated Canadian leg of the Honest Tour. And over here in Alberta, we’re all getting pretty geeked on the upcoming shows in Calgary and Edmonton.

So to sweeten the deal for you Alberta cats, HipHopCanada has teamed up with our friends over at Union Events to give away some show tickets. We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the Calgary show (which is co-presented by Two Towers), and two pairs of tickets to the Edmonton show (which is co-presented by Pearl Entertainment). Peep contest entry details and more show information after the jump.

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Related Post: Freebandz: Future stops in Edmonton for the Honest Tour [Review]

25 Jun

S.L.U.G. – The Weight Is Over [Mixtape]

Toronto, ONThe Weight Is Over double CD release from Scarborough collective, S.L.U.G. (aka Scarborough Loves Us Gangstas), was easily one of the most popular tapes to drop in 2008. From beats to bars, the project has certainly stood the test of time, and has been given new life with a recent upload to DatPiff. Here’s what group member Bishop Brigante had to say about it:

If you’re from Scarborough, live in Scarborough, or even just passed thru Scarborough to get a spliff… then you should own the best double CD to ever come out the city. S.L.U.G was formed by gathering the best of the best from various blocks in the East to team up and rep Scarborough to the fullest. Check it out for yourself for free. We all snapped on this.

Aside from the group members themselves, guest appearances included Young Tony (now known as Hush), Big Blax, Set2, Chrome, Symmetry, Ken Masters, C4 of The Corps, LP, JB, Random Act, Tommy Spitz, Yulogy, M-Roc and D-Brown. The release was proudly sponsored by HipHopCanada and is available for download/stream after the jump.

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25 Jun

Wiz Khalifa – KK ft. Project Pat and Juicy J [Audio]

Pittsburgh, PA – On Jun. 24, the Taylor Gang king-pin, Wiz Khalifa, dropped (potentially) the best advertising jingle ever. The Wizzleman hit us with his latest Jim Jonsin-produced single called “KK” (featuring Project Pat and Juicy J).

For the record: “KK” stands for Wiz’s own personal strain of marijuana (Khalifa Kush) which he receives for free (yes, he gets FREE weed) via sponsorship from The Cookie Company. This was revealed during an interview Wiz had on “Chelsea Lately” in April. I was going to post the interview up for y’all to see, but it has not-so-surprisingly been taken off YouTube. Ugh. So cop a listen to the joint below, and keep it locked on Wiz’s forthcoming Blacc Hollywood album; coming at you later on this year.

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25 Jun

Nki Louise – The Prayer (Prod. NockNock Beats) [Video]

Calgary, AB – Calgary’s hip-hop honey – Nki Louise – just hit us with some new visuals she launched for her single entitled “The Prayer.” Nki’s on the come-up, but she keeps things real as it gets on this; a song that pulls double-duty as a prayer. But here’s the catcher – it’s not a prayer for Nki. She’s already blessed. She penned this as a pick-me-up to everyone out there still stuck in the struggle. Nki came up as a battle rapper so she crafts stories through her verses. It’s 100 per cent raw; with no fluff anymore. So it’s a tough listen; but it’s also the Nki Louise rap-equivalent of a pep talk. A very necessary pep talk.

The video was filmed by Gladys AP. The track was produced by NockNock Beats, and engineered by DJ Butta. Check it after the jump. And feel feelings.

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25 Jun

Quake Matthews – Mellow Triangles (Prod. 2oolman) [Video]

Halifax, NS – “It’s Mr. Mathews!” Halifax mainstay Quake Matthews dropped off his latest visual release; this time for the 2oolman-produced “Mellow Triangles” where Quake lets it be known that he’s not one to be taken lightly. It’s less than 3 minutes long, but more than enough to demonstrate why Quake is considered one of the top artists coming out of Canada’s east coast. The video was shot by Byron Kutchera, and directed by BADFUNmedia. You can check it out after the jump link below.

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Related Post: Eroc – Self Lies ft. Brittany Pottie [Audio]

24 Jun

Ghost – 0 to 100 (Remix) [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Back on that remix grind, from his latest release Boarding Pass Ghost drops some hot new visuals. Taking on Drake’s “0 to 100″ peep Ghost’s “G-mix” below, video by Spook.

Related Post: Onyx hits Vancity on the #WAKEDAFUCUP tour [Photos]

24 Jun

Black Milk returns to Vancouver July 3 with Nat Turner [News]

Vancouver, BC – What is better than hip-hop with a live band? When the emcee is Black Milk and the band is Nat Turner the answer is nothing. Do yourself a favour Vancity, cop tickets to Black Milk’s upcoming show at Venue on July 3 at DIPT, Beatstreet, Zulu or Redcat and prepare for an ultra dope set.

Anytime we’ve seen Black Milk roll through town, it’s nothing short of incredible so naturally HipHopCanada is proud to be sponsoring this event. Online tickets can be purchased at – see you there Vancouver.

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Related Post: Black Milk kills Vancouver softly with Nat Turner [Review]

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