Toronto, ON – I was honestly hoping these guys would get something together to comment on the whole Drake vs. Meek Mill beef, and man did they deliver.
Brampton’s 4YallEntertainment boys have created a parody skit depicting how they believe Meek Mill would have reacted to Drake’s second diss track, “Back To Back (Freestyle).” In the video, Meek has passed away as a result of the Drake diss and Jesus speaks down to him from heaven with some… words of encouragement.
Meek: But how did I die?
Jesus: It was the moment he said “Shout out to my boss bitches wifin’ niggas!”
Check out the video below and find out more information about the skit after the jump.
Calgary, AB – On Sep. 5, the good people over at Two Towers and Union Events bring us the One Love Music Festival. This is Western Canada’s largest hip-hop music festival. So trust when I say we’ve been waiting a hot minute for this to go down.
In case you missed the festival line-up announcement, this year features some monster performances from Nas, J. Cole, Raekwon, MGK, Wale, Travi$ Scott, Bas, and Cozz, with local performances from Evrlove Blake and the Humble Giants Crew. The festival will also feature a KOTD battle. And it’s all going to be hosted by Two Towers kingpin Bugsy, with music provided by DJ Newboy.
Since the festival just over a month away, we decided to stir up the hype again by hitting you with our Top 3 festival performance picks. Click after the jump to find out who Rosa Jason and Sarah Jay are MOST looking forward to seeing at One Love 2015.
(Editor’s side note: Rosa Jason is a goddess and I’m truly blessed to have her in my HHC family. I am SO EXCITED TO REUNITE WITH HER TO COVER ONE LOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL. This festival is going to be 100. Shout-out to Rosa Jason. Always love, girl.)
Toronto, ON – And the saga continues… Early Friday, Drake used Instagram to confirm an expected appearance by Toronto city councillor Norm Kelly at this weekend’s 6th Annual OVO Fest… it least that’s how it’s being received. The post (featured below) features a picture of 73-year-old Norm with the caption, “6th Annual OVO Fest this weekend. @welcomeovo.”
This piece analyzes Norm’s latest, and distant Drake connections as well as other recent hip-hop related Norm situations. The hip-hop politician is here.
New York, NY – I think we can start calling this a hip-hop beef. Earlier tonight heads around the world tuned into New York City’s notorious Hot 97, patiently waiting (a second time around) for Funkmaster Flex to drop Meek Mill’s reply to Drake. And it finally came, after a long and brutal wait.
Ottawa, ON – We’re a little late on the drop of this one, but Buck N’ Nice released this fresh new video for “What Was Wrong With Me” a few weeks ago on July 17. The video was released one day prior to the duo’s performance at the Ottawa Bluesfest – a major milestone for homies SawBuck and DJ So Nice.
I really feel like this video (directed by Luther Caverly of Luther Photo+Video) is such an important release for the guys. It’s one of the realest and most honest video releases I’ve seen in a minute. SawBuck poses this song as a question: “What was wrong with me?” He takes us through a childhood come-up of bullying and rejection that left a youngin’ wondering what was wrong with him.
Ottawa, ON – More new music from Dillin Hoox. This time the Kurdish-Canadian rapper goes in on Kid Ink’s “Be Real” instrumental. The original was produced by DJ Mustard, J Gramm, and Twice as Nice (aka The Truth). Check out the Hoox remix now after the jump link below. Click here to find the download link.
Hamilton, ON – If you didn’t know, there’s a ton of great events scheduled across Canada for the month of August. OVO Fest is an obvious example to run with but outside of Toronto it’s all about The Cookout 2015. The annual hip-hop and food festival goes down Saturday, August 8 inside Club Absinthe and will feature close to 40 acts along with 4 local food vendors.
Buckshot (Black Moon) and Lord Finesse (D.I.T.C.) are the main headlines along with Bobbito Garcia (aka DJ Cucumber Slice) and Toronto’s own Raz Fresco.
There will also be performances by Yours Truly T.Y., Lee Reed & Mother Tareka aka Flowtilla (w/ DJ !Kryme Won), First Division, Es & Solar-C, ViSioN aka VIKTOR SHADE, Reid Roses & Elley Jeeze (aka The Family), John P, Emay, Walter Wite & Dialog, Dhamiri, Tha Buddah Abusah, Population Control & Slur, Supreme Dynasty, New Era Neisha (w/ DJ Close), Pangeah, The Hive Mind Collective, Skeleton Krew, Mazaman, Nunna Yobiz aka Ziboya Nhun, Gene One, Lady ASG, 88Flow, Chewybeatz, J-Ache$ The Doper, Crazydom, Dutch Revz.
Burlington, ON – Luxe Taylor (formerly Luc Toews) recently hit us with new visuals for the self-produced “U Right” off the Pipedream EP.
This song is about the front we all put on to seem “right.” When someone asks you how you’re doing or if you’re good, you rarely go off on a sob story about everything that’s hurting you. It’s second nature to respond to the question “How are you?” with a response like “I’m great. How are you?” But Luxe isn’t feeling that. He’s feeling trapped in this need to be alright. He just wants to fully be able to express himself. Check it out after the jump.
Belleville, ON – With his Dopamine project on the way, Killa Phila enlists Cashis for his new “Gettin’ Rich” video. The tune was produced by UK producer Sean Murdz and the video was directed by Prince Beatz (in various Toronto locations).
Back in May we posted Phila’s Money Never Sleeps mixtape, available here to stream and download.
Check out the latest release after the jump link below.
Toronto, ON – Premiering yesterday on Fader, 6ix side producer/MC Devontée presents the lead off single to his forthcoming mixtape, District Vibe. The self-produced “Bare Tings” was directed by Ram Accoumeh and edited by Trippy. “Bare Tings” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.