Calgary, AB – These last few weeks have been the best because some of my favourite up-and-coming Calgary dudes have been delivering the heat. If it was possible, I would add fire emojis to this post. Anyways, Dirty Harry just released a new tune titled “All By Myself.” And it’s burning heat.
I’m not even kidding. Harry says it himself on that first verse: “You should retire, man/ You don’ had your turn/ I feel like Usher Raymond/ I had to let it burn.” (Insert all the fire emojis here).
This track is a milestone for Harry’s growth as an artist. I’ve been plugging him to people a lot lately. Especially because he’s started to hone this Dirty Harry-style Mac Miller delivery. And he’s stayed consistent by going in on vibey chill-out beats. That being said, this track has a lot more trap crunch than Harry’s recent work. But it’s an important PSA to hear. If you want something done right, you’ve got to get ‘er done yourself: “I’ve done well for myself/ And that’s all by myself.” Oh. And spoiler alert: Harry sings on here. And I love when Harry sings. The track was produced by MJ. Check it out below.
Hamilton, ON – The Bo$ Clique fam returns this week with some freshly cooked audio for “All This” by 88flow and EJ Grant. Our two dudes go in over top of a wavy B3auu beat to hit us with a hungry warning shot: “We ’bout to take over”
Toronto, ON – The second of two new D.O. Gibson records we’re posting in support of his new album Duane Gibson which drops on Tuesday, May 26. “Getting In The Way” features D.O.’s Art of Fresh partner-in-crime, Slakah The Beatchild. Along with “Getting In The Way,” D.O. also dropped our latest Song of the Day, “Kick In The Door” featuring JD Era, Casper The Ghost and S. Davis. Click here to check it out.
Toronto, ON – New music from your boy D.O. Gibson. The Toronto veteran unleashed two new records today in support of his forthcoming self-titled album, Duane Gibson. Our Song of the Day is the TNB Beatz-produced “Kick Down The Door” featuring JD Era, Casper The Ghost and S. Davis. You can also check out D.O.’s “Missy Elliott” video which dropped late last week.
Calgary, AB – Today was a milestone day for Western Canadian hip-hop because today the One Love Music Festival was announced.
Our friends over at Two Towers Entertainment and Union Events have teamed up to bring us Western Canada’s largest hip-hop music festival. The line-up won’t be released until May 26 at 8 a.m., but you would be wise to start freaking the f**k out right about now. I’ve been told that the closest thing this festival can compare to is when Rock The Bells came to Calgary in 2009.
If y’all were there, y’all know that was history-changing for us. But apparently this is going to top that. Calgary is about to make its mark on the rap map. HipHopCanada is VERY pleased to announce that we will also be sponsoring this festival. We’ll be bringing you the latest news, updates and coverage on all things One Love.
Vancouver, BC – Vancity giant Checkmate recently dropped a brand new track to feed the appetites of his fan. “Breakfast” has Checks teaming up with OSO Smooth Productions to cook up some tasty new visuals. Cop the single here and peep the video below.