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Checking in with Rushden Diamonds [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – From ripping stages around the globe to collaborating with some of the most influential emcees to the culture, Lord … Read More »

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Talented producer, UTVMG’s Acres killed in Calgary; suspect charged [News]

Calgary, AB – Canada has lost another talented artist to violence. Producer Jaimend Roberto Orellana-Sincuir, also known as Acres, was shot multiple … Read More »

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Home of the Brave: Rezzi talks bullying, new mixtape & more [Interview]

Toronto, ON – For the past couple of years, a Toronto teenager has become a strong voice for speaking out against bullying. … Read More »

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There Is Only Now: Souls of Mischief hit the stage in Calgary [Review]

Calgary, AB – On Feb. 11, the good people over at Blueprint Live brought Souls of Mischief to Comonwealth Bar & Stage … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Mike Boyd – Bush League [Video]

Mike Boyd – Bush League [Video]


5 Jan

Stalley set to headline in Vancouver on Jan. 23 [News]

Vancouver, BC – Maybach Music Group’s own Stalley is set to hit Vancouver on January 23 to headline for his first time at Fortune Sound Club.

#BlueprintLive and The Georgia Straight are presenting the evening and HiHopCanada is proud to be a sponsor. Also in the cut, Vancouver’s own Sailor Gerry, Vancity Prince and Juvi Dizzle. You can cop tickets online here.

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5 Jan

INK Entertainment x HHC: Win tickets to ASAP Ferg & YG in Toronto [Contest]

Toronto, ON - On Jan. 14, the good folks over at INK Entertainment bring ASAP Ferg and YG to Sound Academy for a monster co-headlined show of supremacy. This is the duo’s only Canadian stop along their BestCoast Connection mini-tour. So you’d best believe they’re coming correct.

This is an all-ages show. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets can be purchased over on Ticketmaster. For the record – you can also get in on a really fancy pantsy VIP meet-and-greet with either YG or Fergy Ferg. Yeah, it costs extra. But yeah, it’s totally worth it. I mean, not only do you get a meet, greet, and selfie. You also get a special exclusive snapback. Serious business.

And because we like to deliver the goods, we’ve teamed up with the INK fam to give away – not one, but – TWO pairs of tickets to the show. Peep the official show flyer, and check contest entry details after the jump.

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5 Jan

Cquel – Unscripted [Audio]

Saskatoon, SKCquel recently released a new single on us titled “Unscripted” off his most recent October 2014 EP entitled Meal Ticket. The track (and entire EP – for the record) was produced by Relic – who y’all know is amongst the finest Canadian producers/rappers/he actually does everything on the scene right now.

This single is a floaty cloud rap jumble about Cquel’s perseverance through his unpredictable “Unscripted” life: “Most dudes will probably mail it in/ I weather the storm/ And face the wind/ Eventually sunny skies will turn to grey/ But that’s cool, man/ ‘Cause I’m okay.” Check it out below.

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5 Jan

DJ IV’s Picks: Top 10 Nova Scotia Rap Videos of 2014 [Article]

Halifax, NS – In keeping with our Top 10 posts for 2014, HipHopCanada’s own DJ IV put together a list of his Top 10 favourite videos coming out of Nova Scotia from the last year. It was hard to make this list, as it was. If you’re working – you know who you are – hopefully you’ll be on this list next year.

ODOD Films is taking home four of the Top 10 videos of the year. Trust me, these fellas are about to take over the game on a global scale. Don’t be surprised when you see ODOD logo – these fellas have been laying groundwork and the videos prove it.

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Cam Smith, Classified & Quake Matthews

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4 Jan

D Chase – For The Ops / Don’t Act Like That ft. DaBoiLoc [Video]

Ottawa, ON – New visuals coming out of the National Capital Region. Triple L Music Group and SkrillaBoyz Entertainment present the first video from D Chase, “For The Ops / Don’t Act Like That,” featuring DaBoiLoc. Check it out after the jump link below.

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4 Jan

Exponent3 – Extend My Middle Finger [Video]

Cambridge, ON – Another new release coming out of Cambridge, located in southwestern Ontario, and part of Canada’s Technology Triangle. This is a new self-produced, and self-directed video by triple threat Exponent3. Check it out after the jump.

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4 Jan

Ray Rico – With You [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver rapper Ray Rico just released a new single on us titled “With You.” Mixed and mastered by Vancouver’s own Kayden Crooks. Press play and check it out.


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4 Jan

Davinci – Hope ft. Kemi (Prod. Solid Mas) [Video]

Toronto, ONDavinci (formerly known as Gudini) follows up the release of his Solid Mas-produced “Hope” single with a new video. “Hope,” featuring Kemi (formerly Kemikal), is the first single from Davinci’s Good, Bad, Ugly LP, dropping later this month. Check out the video after the jump.

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4 Jan

The Bass6 – #SMMG2014 [Mixtape]

Toronto, ONThe Bass6 DJ duo just released a monster SMMG compilation mix titled #SMMG2014. In case you’ve been sleeping all year, SmashMouth did some massive things in 2014. This year saw five major project releases from the SMMG artists, as well as some slick polished video releases and monster single drops. You might also recall that dope weekly Bass6 Lucid Dreams mixtape series that became my regular dose of weekend pump-up jams.

This #SMMG2014 mix is a solid reminder of where – exactly – SMMG sits on the scene right now: they’re climbing to the top. This mix is proof. The Bass6 went through an entire year of SMMG music and put it all together in one condensed hour-and-eight-minutes-long “Best of 2014″ mix. Listening to this brings back so many emotions; emotions I felt throughout this year whenever SMMG dropped something that devoured the scene.

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4 Jan

HipHopCanada photographer Jamie Sands picks his Top 10 Shots of 2014 [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – HipHopCanada photographer Jamie Sands picks his Top 10 Photos of 2014 after the jump, but first a message from our Editor:

We owe a lifetime of gratitude to Jamie Sands for all the amazing coverage he’s provided us over the years. Teamed with our West Coast Editor, KassKills, as well as other West Coast writers, Jamie has always provided sick coverage of Vancouver concerts and events for us and 2014 was no exception. We could list everything out but it’s easy to locate the body of his HipHopCanada work by visiting his profile or our Photo Gallery. A quick search of his name on the site brings up 5 pages of results dating back to 2010. Needless to say, Jamie’s dedication to his craft and the West Coast scene has been a huge blessing to us.

So we asked Jamie to pick his Top 10 photos of the year. They’re all from BC-based events and mostly from Vancouver where Jamie resides. They’re listed by event date. He doesn’t pick No. 1 choice but I can tell you the Ab-Soul shot is my personal favourite. He’s also selected pics of Nas, Action Bronson, Redman, Run The Jewels and more. Each photo is accompanied by an exerpt of the original post the photo can be found in. Check it out after the jump. [More]

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Eminem, Squamish Music Festival, August 2014

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