Toronto, ON – Check out the new Ebb & Flow album from Haitian-Canadian recording artist Profit. The album was released on Canada Day and features 20-tracks with support from Alliston Davis, Dryve, Kubz and Adecia. You can find it now on iTunes, Spotify and other outlets, or stream it below.
Toronto, ON – The appreciation for female vocalists across the music industry has never been greater with the current rise of neo-soul artists like SZA, H.E.R. and Kehlani finally gaining the attention and the credit they deserve next to their male counterparts. Toronto’s Khadijah Lopez is undoubtedly one of the most stunning voices that Canadian R&B has to offer, and she’s an artist who is championing her own sound with a similar confidence and success. She recently released her debut EP, Paradigm and the project is a compilation of moving and honest personal reflections that are sparked by deeply intertwined R&B and soul influences.
With production from Jay Glavany, Juan Bennett, and Jordon Manswell (who has credits like Canadian rap talent Sean Leon) – the value of this project is high in every aspect. And with a feature from Toronto emcee Devontée, Paradigm seamlessly puts forth collaborations with some of Canada’s most creative minds and artists. We recently had the opportunity to speak to Khadijah about her new EP. With the same authenticity that she brings to her music, her reflections and humbleness make her an artist who we think will quickly become a favourite of yours, as well. Stream the new album below where you can also catch our candid conversation.
Pittsburgh, PA – Since first breaking on to the mainstream with his 2010 Stargate-produced single, “Black and Yellow,” Wiz Khalifa has remained in the upper echelon of rap personnel and has proven to be quite successful. The song would be come Wiz’s first number-one single in the US.
He wouldn’t top the chart again until 2015 when he released “See You Again” (featuring Charlie Puth) for the Furious 7 soundtrack as a tribute to late actor Paul Walker who passed before the movie was released. “See You Again” was the best selling-song of 2015 worldwide, with combined sales and track-equivalent streams of 20.9 million units according to IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).
That song would become the first hip-hop record to reach a billion views on YouTube and also the first song to two surpass two billion. Yesterday, the “See You Again” video passed Psy’s “Gangnam Style” to become the most viewed video in YouTube history with over 2.894 billion views.
Regina, SK – HipHopCanada has teamed up with Regina rapper and CJE artist Pimpton for the premiere of this brand new video single titled “PG.”
“PG” is a Pimpton lifestyle anthem and was produced by long-time Pimpton collaborator Suede. The track itself was initially inspired by a series of events that went down in 2016 where Pimpton lent a bunch of money to a friend who dipped on him. And since he was out of pocket a bunch of money, Pimpton had to work even harder to regain his losses, while still trying to make moves as an artist on the come-up.
For the video, Pimpton linked up with Big Shot in Edmonton to film an over-the-top depiction of his day-to-day, complete with girls on leashes and a heavy dose of flex. The track was intended to explore and exploit Pimpton’s sexual side. Because that’s a side to him we don’t get to see as often.
The end result is a summer banger that pulls double-duty as a song you’ll want to turn up to, as well as a song you’ll want to sex to. The video also features a short teaser trailer at the beginning for Pimpton’s forthcoming new single titled “Salmons” off the upcoming new album titled The Pimpton LP. Check out the premiere of “PG” and scope our in-depth interview with Pimpton after the jump.
“I feel like I’ve always been a semi-hyper-sexual person, and on this track I decided to exploit that side of myself.”
Toronto, ON – Make sure you look out for Mouse Sucks (guaranteed to beef with Budden one day). We’ve got two new self-produced gems from the Toronto up-and-comer. “Jumping” features Mercy Margiela and “Debbies” features dopeSMOOTHIES, Saturn and Alexander. You can check them both out below.
Brampton, ON – One of my favourite newcomers of 2017, Brampton artist Ziyaad Luceō recently returned from a two-month hiatus to release this three-part track titled “Good Evening Melodies”. This track serves as the prologue to Ziyaad’s forthcoming debut EP.
Using production courtesy of the Sonder production duo, Ziyaad built this track as a cinematic audio experience with three very distinct parts and switch-ups. The first part of the song is the party prelude. The second part is the party and turn-up. And the third part is the comedown.
The track was actually a record that Ziyaad had scrapped. But he decided to return to it and release it as part of the rollout for his upcoming project. It’s a dark, atmospheric record that so perfectly embodies the breed of soul-speak music we’ve come to expect from Ziyaad. Listen to “Good Evening Melodies” below, and check out our in-depth interview with Ziyaad after the jump.
Toronto, ON – New video from D Chase of Triple L Music Group featuring Mayne Champagne. This is “Idiat Ting,” shot by Rosay 4k and chopped by NV. You can find it now on iTunes and Apple Music.
“Trinidad-born Canadian raised artist, D Chase, takes you on a musical journey to the Caribbean with this new tropical feel good single ‘Idiat Ting’ just in time for the summer. Hope you enjoy.”
Toronto, ON – Back with some visuals in support of M.I.C. Series Vol. 10 which will be out in the near future. On “The Purge” Scarborough legend Citizen Kane teams up with 36th Cypher and Futurewave (from Lost Info) for the third song to be released off Vol. 10.
“The Purge” is an allegory for warfare. A representation of the strategic yet vicious thoughts of true street disciples plotting out the destruction of his enemies and striking when they least expect. The state of mind of a predator stalking his prey until he unleashes his wrath upon it. Harsh, deadly and to the point like an animal being let out of its cage. It paints a picture of how grimy and unforgiving the streets of Toronto can be when it comes to settling beefs.
This time they’re teaming up with their rest of their Freedom Writers cohorts for a follow-up to their supergroup debut, NOW. That project made the 2014 Long List for the Polaris Music Prize and the new release, AGAIN, is already looking like it it’ll give it a run for its money.
While Big Sproxx is the in-house producer for the group that also consists of Theo3, Tona, Adam Bomb, Frankie Payne and Progress, AGAIN will feature a select group of others producers (as well as guest appearances). They’ve got, in order of appearance, Sunclef, Tone Mason, Lyve, and Big Tweeze. Features include Ian Kamau, Trish, and Shad.
Again has an Aug. 1 release date but pre-orders are available now on Bandcamp where you’ll be given one track of the project right away.
St. Catharines, ON – Sayzee (formerly Sese) is one of the hardest working artists in Canadian hip-hop and we’ve had the pleasure of covering him since the early stages of his career. After a series of mixtapes, some major co-signs (including Drake), a name change, and a gang of other positive activity, Sayzee is gearing up for highly anticipated release.
The 12-track self-titled album will be released via New Age Sound this coming Friday, July 14th. You can pre-order Sayzee now on Bandcamp for $9.99 (where you can you also purchase his entire digital catalogue). The album’s production is handled by Ktoe, Rreckz, Yogi, MDKNIGHT, Eighty8, DKXL and D2theRJ.
Check out the track listing after the jump link below.