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Young Kazh of 100 Mad: Canadian Ties & Kalifornia Dreamz [Spotlight]

Our Spotlight Feature for May-June 2015 is Young Kazh of 100 Mad / Kuruption Camp / BAXWAR…

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SonReal, Tory Lanez, P. Reign, NBS & John River nominated for Best Hip Hop Video [New…

Toronto, ON – The 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards nominations were recently revealed and features some stiff competition in the Best Hip Hop Video … Read More »

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Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful Tour hits Vancouver (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, BC – The hip-hop scene in Vancouver was focused on the Vogue Theatre late this week where Action Bronson took to the … Read More »

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Remembering SixFire: Rising Alberta hip-hop talent passed away at 33 [Article]

Edmonton, AB – It is with deep sorrow that we report on the loss of yet another budding talented member…

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews – Hard To Choose [Audio]

Quake Matthews – Hard To Choose [Audio]


4 Apr

Wasiu – Bout 02 Blow (Prod. VXNYLBEATS) [Audio]

Montreal, QC – Montreal’s own Wasiu just released some freshly cooked audio on us titled “Bout 02 Blow.” Wasiu goes in on a grimy elastic-bounce beat (courtesy of VXNYLBEATS) and hits us with a hungry rap joint that allows him – as of of our country’s most unjustly slept on rappers – to rightfully take his place on the rap throne.

To be honest, I actually hadn’t even heard of Wasiu until a few weeks ago. My homie Rob from CJSW in Calgary sent me a link to a Wasiu video. I got hooked right away and backtracked through Wasiu’s entire discography. This man has the kind of bars that cats wish they could write. He’s got conscious intellectual rhymes. And he’s a beast on the mic. When he goes in, he goes hard. He’s a ferocious rap game lion. Instead of TELLING us why he’s “Bout 02 Blow,” Wasiu SHOWS us why he’s “Bout 02 Blow.” So pay attention, guys.

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Related Post: Wasiu – Bout 02 Blow (Prod. VXNYLBEATS) [Video]

3 Apr

EPICMUSTDIE – Lacrimosa (Dir. Fubu Ghost & Dave Hung) [Video]

Compton, CA – LA rapper EPICMUSTDIE (sometimes stylized as EPIC. Must Die.) enlists talented Canadian creative minds Dave Hung and Fubu Ghost of Our Dynasty Our Destiny Films to direct his new video in support of his EP, No Reflection. This is “Lacrimosa.” Hypetrak’s Patrick Montes described the song as “doom-and-gloom funeral music at its moodiest and darkest,” hitting the nail on the head referring to “Lacrimosa” as requiem rap.

Fitting since Lacrimosa can be found in the Dies Iraes sequence of the Requiem mass, or Mass of the Dead, part of the Catholic Church and offered to “repose of the soul or souls of one or more deceased persons, using a particular form of the Roman Missal.”

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Related Post: Cam Smith – Feel The Same (Dir. Fubu Ghost & Dave Hung) [Video]

3 Apr

Dope Piece – Maintain ft. MAK11 [Video]

St. John’s, NL – East Coast rap lord on-the-rise Dope Piece recently dropped new visuals for his MAK11-assisted track titled “Maintain.”

Dope Piece and MAK11 hit us with a Hustle 101 lesson in the rap game: you need to maintain everything you’ve achieved while you’re on your way to that next level. Hustle don’t mean sh*t if you can’t keep a hold on everything you’ve already achieved.

Huge shout-out to the homie Vater for putting me on to Dope Piece. Dope is one of my favourite finds so far this year. And I’d never have found him without Vater. Being the prince that he is, Vater’s been keeping me in-the-loop on lots of fresh East Coast hip-hop releases. So give him some daps where daps are due. And check out the new Dope Piece video after the jump.

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Related Post: Dope Piece – Mean Dream [Video]

3 Apr

Cam Smith – Feel The Same (Dir. Fubu Ghost & Dave Hung) [Video]

Dartmouth, NSCam Smith’s video for “Feel The Same” debuted on “The Signal” Showcases last month, Russell Simmons’ new online venture. The video, the latest off of Smith’s Cannon release, should provide proof that the ODOD Films collective of Cam Smith, Fubu Ghost, Dave Hung, Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun) & more, are capable of nothing but amazing visuals.

Along with the video you can a stream of the album version of “Feel The Same” which happens to feature HipHopCanada’s own Nicole Curry, aka Nicole Ariana. Cannon is available on iTunes.

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Related Post: Quake Matthews – Picket Fence (Prod. YogiDaProducer) [Video] #SOTD

3 Apr

Track Battles Episode 20 – Slauney vs. RealEyez (Prod. Scrimige) [Video]

Halifax, NS – Check out Episode 20 of Track Battles. Sponsored and hosted by Fortunato of Angerville Entertainment, Episode 20 brought the team to Halifax, Nova Scotia for a round featuring RealEy3z against Slauney. The pair squared off to see who could come up with the best tracks over beats supplied by Scrimige of Midtown Productions.

Bare witness to our landmark 20th episode shot and recorded at TMG Studios in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia and engineered by DJ IV. We continue our inter-provincial maritime match ups with Dartmouth MC Slauney from the group Bedmouth facing off against Halifax’s own femcee extrodinaire, RealEyez.

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Related Post: Fortunato – Dont Drink The Kool-Aid ft. Sean Price [Video] #SOTD

3 Apr

Pretty Boy Cuv – Fire Squad [Video]

Halifax, NS – Check out the bHUZE Films-directed “Fire Squad” video by up-and-comer Pretty Boi Cuv in support of his Rookie of the Year mixtape. Definitely someone you should keep an eye out for and a great example of the depth of Halifax’s emerging hip-hop scene.

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2 Apr

Tomorrow: Toronto’s Junia-T & UK’s Little Simz in Ottawa; Toronto on Saturday [News]

Ottawa, ON – Toronto’s Junia-T and UK rapper/singer Little Simz are embarking on a mini-Canadian tour consisting of Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal, with more dates possibly to come. This is two incredibly gifted talents that are naturals at entertaining a crowd… not to be missed! The tour has 3 great venues lined-up with a history of great hip-hop events and this is sure to be another.

You can catch the pair in Ottawa tomorrow night at Babylon Nightclub (317 Bank St.), Saturday in Toronto at Virgin Mod Club (722 College St. W.) and on Sunday at Montreal’s Le Belmont (4483 Boulevard Saint-Laurent).

Junia-T is currently promoting his dope new project Eye See You while Simz continues to build her buzz through her latest offering, The Theory Of​.​.​., and several other recent releases. You can check out The Theory Of… and Eye See You after the jump.

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2 Apr

Demrick & Cali Cleve – Gleamin’ [Video]

Los Angeles, CA – “Gleamin'” is the latest visual release released in support of Losing Focus, the debut album from Demrick and Cali Cleve released through Battle Axe late February. “Gleamin'” was directed and edited by Matt Alonzo on location in California’s Salton Sea. You can check it out now after the jump. Losing Focus is available on iTunes and other outlets.

Back in January, HipHopCanada’s own Holly Brown Bear connected with Demrick to discuss the new album, working with Madchild and various other things. Click here to check out the video interview now.

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Related Post: Demrick releases new video in support of Battle Axe-released album [News]

2 Apr

Aileron – Me Voy ft. Madchild [Video]

Vancouver, BCAileron, consisting of group members Eros, Ascend, and Aesthetic Deliverance, drop off their new video featuring Madchild. “Me Voy” was produced by Swisslizz while the video was directed by Evan Bourque and Dwight Jantzi. You can find “Me Voy” on iTunes. Check out the video now after the jump. #BAXWAR

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2 Apr

The Come Up Show goes behind the scenes at the Juno Awards 2015 [Video]

Hamilton, ON – Last month the 2015 Juno Awards took over the city of Hamilton, ON for a full-blown weekend of supreme Canadian music representation.

And while everything was going down, our good friends over at The Come Up Show went behind-the-scenes to chop it up with some of our favourite rap cats including SonReal, Muneshine, Adam Bomb, Tona, Tre Mission, JRDN, and T.Y. Check it all out after the jump.

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Related Post: SonReal, Tory Lanez, P. Reign, NBS & John River nominated for Best Hip Hop Video [News]

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