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MGK laces up for Iron Mic in Edmonton [Review] #IronMic

Edmonton, AB – On Apr. 19, Pearl Entertainment delivered the first Iron Mic Music Festival at the Edmonton Expo Centre. Western Canada’s biggest indoor … Read More »

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Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch bring the Wu Block to Edmonton [Photos] #IronMic

Edmonton, AB – On Apr. 19, Pearl Entertainment brought the first ever Iron Mic Music Festival to the Edmonton Expo Centre. The festival … Read More »

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T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Intervi…

Toronto, ON – Originally published April 10, 2014 – I met Toronto rapper T.R.A., aka Tha Rhyme Animal, in person for the … Read More »

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Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

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I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

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10 Mar

Mike Boyd releases Note the Sarcasm (produced by Classified) on Mar. 25 [News]


Enfield, NS – On Mar. 25, East Coast MC Mike Boyd launches his forthcoming 11-track Note the Sarcasm album. If you’re a Classified fan, you probably already know that Mike Boyd is Class’ little brother. You may remember that dope cameo that Boyd made on the track “Familiar.” Don’t it sound a bit familiar?

Either way, the two of them are linking up again. And by linking up, I mean Classified produced the entire Note the Sarcasm project. Peep Boyd’s promotional album infomercial below. Cliff Notes version: Buy a car, and get a copy of Note the Sarcasm. But wait – if you buy a car within the hour, you get – not one, but – 10 copies of the album. Mike Boyd albums for days. Note the sarcasm there, though.

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10 Mar

Raz Fresco – Freestyle (Act Rite Films) [Video]


Toronto, ON – T-Dot’s own rapper-producer Raz Fresco (of the Bakers Club collective) recently teamed up with Act Rite Films to release a new video for an insane freestyle that he did at the subway station for Toronto Rappers. Two solid minutes of freestyle bars, and he only briefly breaks his flow once. Dude’s definitely not reading lyrics off his phone, either. He’s just spitting bars. For days. And days. And days.

Fresco is gearing up to launch his forthcoming Pablo/Frescobar mixtape. So think of this freestyle as a teaser to tide you over until the tape drops. Check it out below.

10 Mar

Dirty Harry – Hot Chocolate ft. A.Y.E. (Prod. Melrose Zee) [Audio]


Calgary, AB – Calgary’s young stunners, Dirty Harry and A.Y.E., just linked up to bring us this suave new lady-killing joint, “Hot Chocolate.” This is Dirty Harry’s smoothest tune, yet. He typically likes to bring us the bangers (I mean, dude did come up in the battle scene, after all). But this track shows us that he’s capable of getting a little soft, too. Just listen to that first line on the hook: “Full-cup/I want all of.” You see what he did there? A full cup can refer to a delightful mug of tasty chocolate-laden beverage, or a substantial amount of breast. Full cup. Solid metaphor, right there.

For the record: the prairies have been cold as Ice Cube for the last few weeks. It’s only starting to warm up now. So we were all itching for some cozy tuneage. Because we were all cooped up indoors. But Harry and A.Y.E. delivered. The track was produced by Melrose Zee. Check it out below.

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10 Mar

DillanPonders – Half Dead Webisode 1 [Video]


Toronto, ONDillanPonders kicked off his Half Dead webisode series on Friday with Episode 1 – Freestyle Fuckery. Enjoy.

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10 Mar

DillanPonders – What They Want (Remix) [Audio]


Toronto, ONDillanPonders remixes ScHoolboy Q’s single, “What They Want.” His new project, The Boy Who Lived, is coming soon.

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10 Mar

DUBB – Notorious B.I.G. Tribute [Audio]


Los Angeles, CA – AV8ERS rapper DUBB is back with a new tribute to the late Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. Celebrating the 17 year anniversary of the Brooklyn MC’s passing; DUBB lays down vocals over the “Sky’s The Limit” instrumental originally produced by Clark Kent.

DUBB is currently promoting his latest project, Never Content. Click here to stream and download it now.

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9 Mar

Doom Squad – March 2014 Cypher ft. Ol Skool [Video]


Edmonton, AB - Doom Squad delivers in their monthly cypher for March 2014, featuring fellow Edmonton MC, Ol Skool. The mellow beat was produced by Baggylean, and it compliments the steady flow each artist brings to the table. The video was directed and edited by Sonik. It focuses on each individual’s unique style, but the overall message is clear; they love the game and no one is taking what’s theirs. It’s clear YEG is on the come-up.

Doom Squad’s latest album The Prosper Project is available on iTunes. So make sure you check it out. And be sure to subscribe to Sonik’s YouTube channel so you can keep an eye out for next month’s cypher. Check out the video below.

9 Mar

Ain’t No Love – Blinded [Video]


Toronto, ON – On Mar. 3, T-Dot’s Ain’t No Love electro-hip-hop quartet launched some new visuals for their track “Blinded.” Vocalist Saidah Conrad starts things off with with her sultry chopped-up hook (“Blinded/ By the stars in my eyes”). Then rappers Roland “1990″ Broere and Elias “Beanz” McBean get in on their verses, while Conrad’s soulful hook laces itself between the rhymes. And this is all on top of some alt-rock production, courtesy of Liam Clarke (of Love Thy Brother).

Ain’t No Love was recently given a MuchFACT grant, and they were able to get this particular video funded. Which is dope. Shouts to MuchFACT for supporting our finest homegrown talent. These visuals give us a solid dose of stunning cinematography, courtesy of MMVA nominee, Luke Hansen Macdonald (for 235 Films). Check it out below.

9 Mar

The Notorious B.I.G. & James McDurt – The Brooklyn Way [EP]


Brooklyn, NY – March 9th, 1997; a bitter day in the world of hip-hop. Whether you knew him as Christopher Wallace, Frank White, or Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G. was one of Brooklyn’s finest and an instrumental force behind the East Coast sound during the bitter rivalries of the 90′s. Although he’s not with us anymore, his signature smooth laid back flow will live on for ages through the music of fans around the world. In tribute to the late emcee, Dutch producer James McDurt has given us The Brooklyn Way, a nine track FreEP that encapsulates some of the best tracks from the late rapper’s catalogue. Head nodding beats that blend beautifully with Biggie’s larger than life rhymes, for a project that proves that music truly has no borders. Spend your Sunday with Biggie and McDurt… and if you don’t know, now you know.

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9 Mar

Life After Death: 17 years since the passing of The Notorious B.I.G. [Article]


Brooklyn, NY – It’s hard to believe it’s been 17-years since we lost one of the greatest artists our genre has ever seen. It’s not often he’s omitted from people’s Top 5 MC Ever lists, even to this day. And to think, Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G. was only 24-years-old when he was gunned down in Los Angeles after leaving an after-party hosted by Vibe magazine.

It was March 9, 1997 and Biggie Smalls was essentially on top of the world. His album debut, Ready to Die, had given him superstar status. Faith Evans had given birth to Biggie’s son, Christopher “C.J.” Wallace, Jr. in Oct. 1996 and a month after that Biggie was earning his first executive producer credit through Lil’ Kim’s album debut, Hard Core. His sophomore album, Life After Death… ‘Til Death Do Us was just weeks away and the Vibe party he was leaving at the time of his murder was celebrating it’s release. He never got a chance to see how the world would come to appreciate the 2LP (with the title shortened to Life After Death after Biggie’s passing) as one of the greatest hip-hop albums to ever be released, and cemented his status as legendary. He had only been in the game for five years and had already garnered a full career’s worth of accolades and accomplishments. Posthumously released albums, countless hit singles and memorable guest appearances continue to fill the airwaves across the world. In 2009, the biopic Notorious was released and between box office and DVD sales, the film has grossed over $100 million to date. The love for The Notorious B.I.G. is everlasting. To date, he’s credited with 3 studio albums, 1 compilation, 10 official singles and 1 soundtrack. [More]

Life After Death: 17 years since the passing of The Notorious B.I.G. [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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