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Rising rap star Don Mulatto of Sault Ste. Marie passes away at 20

It’s with a very heavy heart that we report the death of Don Mulatto … Read More »

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NXNE 2016: Here’s what happened when Azizi Gibson performed at Revival Bar

Toronto, ON – I was blessed to be able to dip over to Toronto last week to cover the annual NXNE music … Read More »

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“Hotline Bling” wins big at MMVAs; VIEWS stays at No. 1 for 7th consecutive we…

Toronto, ON – With Game 7 of the NBA Finals and the new episode of Game of Thrones airing on the same … Read More »

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Vancouver’s Snak The Ripper releases highly anticipated new album, From The Dirt

Vancouver, BC – After a strong lead up that involved extensive touring and a ton of great marketing collateral, the new Snak … Read More »

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Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never

Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never

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26 Mar

Mission Control aims to bring together Vancity’s most promising upcoming talents


Vancouver, BC – If you live in the Vancouver area and have an interest in the growing live music scene that’s been cultivating, you’ll want to clear your schedules for the evening of April 9th. HipHopCanada West is pleased to announce it’s upcoming coverage of Mission Control – an upcoming artist showcase which is set to highlight some of Vancity’s most promising new talents of 2016 including local emcees, dancers and artists.

Winnie Cooper has sponsored the evening, so you know you’re in for a night of good live music and a well-crafted showcase. Whether you find yourself drawn to the progressive sounds of So Loki, the croons of Raiel, or the feminine wordsmith Tee Krispil, the evening is set to have a little something to appeal to everyone across the genres.

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26 Mar

Rel McCoy goes international in new music video for “Ain’t Yours”


Toronto, ON – Previously known as Relic, Rel McCoy excites fans by releasing the first music video from his upcoming project Gas Money. The video for “Ain’t Yours” is a self-reflective piece shot by Agape and Rel, himself, in Osaka, Japan. Silhouettes (and some on point selfie angles) of McCoy are set against the backdrops of various urban landscapes and sepia filters as he documents his adventures around the city. At one point in the video you see McCoy riding down the street on a quad wearing a panda hat, and you realize that he’s an artist who’s comfortable enjoying his life and honestly sharing it with his fans. It’s a nice change from the typical pace of emcees emulating an identity or package, rather than the actual person that they are when the cameras aren’t on them.

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26 Mar

Hip-Hop & Sneakers: conjoined cultures celebrated in new web series, Sneaker Adiccion


Toronto, ON – You got sneakers? Well Sneaker Adiccion wants to show them off on their new YouTube based web series. Run by Toronto hip-hop vet Tommy Spitz, the show ties in nicely to the Canadian hip-hop scene with various sneakerheads making appearances as special guests. So far Episode 1 has featured 9-0 Nickel’s Peter Jackson while Episode 2 features Joshua Findlay aka Kamakacci Juice. Both have incredibly impressive collections you won’t want to miss. Check out both episodes now after the jump link below.

Hip-Hop & Sneakers: conjoined cultures celebrated in new web series, Sneaker Adiccion - HipHopCanada.com

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26 Mar

The Intro: Toronto’s T Gramz releases fresh visuals in support of My Way album debut


Toronto, ON – In support of his album debut, My Way, T Gramz releases slick new visuals for “The Intro.” If you’re just getting familiar with Gramz, this will serve as quick taste of what the 1000 Gramz Entertainment CEO is all about; a veteran-like presence on the mic, a classic flow with quality bars from start to finish. As Fortunato (Angerville) summarized on the video’s YouTube comments, “Real spit.”

I highly recommend you don’t sleep on My Way: T Gramz is the truth. Check out the video for his album’s title-track, “My Way” or “Can’t Believe It’s True” if you need more convincing.

And in other news, T Gramz has a collaborative EP with Dre Barrs on the way. Stay tuned for more information.

The Intro: Toronto's T Gramz releases fresh visuals in support of My Way album debut - HipHopCanada.com

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26 Mar

Edmonton’s DIVOT & Philip Solo team up for “9 Millon” video


Edmonton, ABDIVOT takes on a million dollar heist in his music video for “9 Million,” featuring fellow Edmonton MC, Philip Solo. Directed by Clinks Productions, the dynamic duo are on the run with a steel brief case while a shiesty cop stays two steps behind them. Not for an arrest, no doubt, but to collect the work for himself. How does it end? Watch how it goes down after the jump.

Edmonton's DIVOT & Philip Solo team up for 9 Million video - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Mar

Pryde releases new mixtape, I Don’t Belong Here; announces April 18 release party in Toronto


Brampton, ON – After a brief hiatus from the scene, Pryde returns to the mixtape circuit with his long-awaited I Don’t Belong Here mixtape – a dope follow-up to last year’s acclaimed Richvale Summer. The break from music came as he was coping with the loss of his mother who sadly passed away April 2015.

I Don’t Belong Here – dubbed “the album before the album” – will serve as a lead up to the release of Pryde’s official album debut, the Russell LP. It was pushed back from its original 2015 release date and limited details have been revealed since.

Pryde releases new mixtape, I Don't Belong Here; announces Toronto release party on April 18 - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Mar

Over Again: New music from Peter Jackson & Brooklyn’s 2 Sides To A Story


Toronto, ON – “Over Again” is featured on the newly released collaborative LP from 9-0 Nickel CEO/MC Peter Jackson and Brooklyn, who passed away this past September. Click here for more information about 2 Sides To A Story or check out “Over Again” below.

Over Again: New music from Peter Jackson & Brooklyn's 2 Sides To A Story - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Mar

2 Sides To A Story: Peter Jackson drops new album with Brooklyn (R.I.P.) of Winnipeg’s Most


Toronto, ON – Today marks the official release of 2 Sides To A Story. It’s the new album from 9-0 Nickel’s Peter Jackson and the first posthumous release of Brooklyn from the award-winning group Winnipeg’s Most, who tragically took his own life back in September. He was only 30-years-old. At the time of his death, Brooklyn had been focusing his efforts on building his own YSMG brand, but he was best known for his work with Winnipeg’s Most.

It all started with a song. The single “Cross The Line,” (Prod. Kid P) created in 2014, was recorded with Jackson during Brooklyn’s three week stay in Ajax, Ontario. Over the course of that time, the pair became close and would eventually spend years solidifying their relationship through their common love for music and family.

2 Sides To A Story: Peter Jackson releases new collaborative album with Brooklyn (R.I.P.) of Winnipeg's Most - HipHopCanada.com

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25 Mar

Brad Bonds delivers one for his former B-Town girl with “Brampton Memories”


Brampton, ON – B-Town up-and-comer Brad Bonds just hit us with yet another fresh new release titled “Brampton Memories” (produced by beatsinmybackpack).

This song pays homage to Brad’s city of Brampton; one of my favourite suburban cities in the GTA. Brad takes us on a trip down memory lane to reminisce about a girl he used to like. Brad spends the duration of the song thinking back on the times they shared together, and asks for a second chance. But by the time the song wraps, Brad realizes that it’s time for him to move on.

Here’s how Brad explain the song to me: “It’s about a girl I used to like [and] date in Brampton. And that’s definitely what it’s about – asking for a second chance. But like I conclude in the song, we have nothing to talk about anymore so it’s better this way.”

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25 Mar

Toronto producer/MC Drega is Where The Wolves Are on solid new EP


Toronto, ON – Since mid-last year we’ve had Drega on a list of Toronto artists to keep tabs on. His talent and work ethic have been apparent for some time but lately his level of creativity has soared; a new level of confidence exuberated from the opening bars of his new project. Following up on his 2015 EP, Trap Songs, Drega brilliantly showcases his seasoned flow and delivery on the 8-track Where The Wolves Are which was entirely self-produced.

For a decent chunk of the project, Drega’s slick production style has a “less is more” approach to it, occasionally tapping into the popular trillwave* sound which has largely dominated the scene. But Where The Wolves Are flexes a range of styles and they’re executed with veteran precision. He’s a savage on the mic and his ability to produce himself so strongly gives him a leg up on a lot of the competition. Drega C keeps building so don’t expect him to slow down anytime soon.

Cold, dark and menacing: The score to surviving harsh winters and hungry wolves. Beware.

Get to know Drega further by checking out Where The Wolves Are on iTunes, Spotify or Google Play.

Toronto producer/MC Drega is Where The Wolves Are on new EP - HipHopCanada.com

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