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You Feel Me? Toronto’s Infu talks new EP, “West Side” video, plans for 2…

Since first emerging on the Toronto hip-hop scene in 2010, rapper Infu has been working hard at…

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Toronto rapper Top 5 talks Styles P, getting advice from Drake, Varna Drive & more

Toronto up-and-comer Top 5 recently made his National Capital Region debut with an all ages show inside Ottawa’s The Bourbon Room.

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I Think You’ve Gone Mad: Here’s the transcribed version of Sean Leon’s i…

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Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2016

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Jam Master Jay receives tribute turntable routine from son TJ Mizell & Skratch Bastid

Jam Master Jay receives tribute turntable routine from son TJ Mizell & Skratch Bastid


27 Aug

TripSixx – Built Like That (Prod. Tay Lewis) [Audio]

Toronto, ON – T-Dot’s own TripSixx just teamed up with SmashMouth Music Group producer, Tay Lewis, to deliver a new single titled “Built Like That.” This track comes to us off Trip’s forthcoming Trip Set (slated for release later on this year).

Tay delivers a floaty summer beat with a key hook in the minor key. So it’s breezy; but it’s also got that eerie unsettling edge to it. And then Trip devours. He calls out his fellow rap cats for not being “built like that.” And he’s got this whole Future-influenced thing going on. This track totally could have been on the Honest album. And people would have been none the wiser that it was actually an up-and-coming rap cat from the North.

Obviously the best line in the entire song is when Trip is all like, “I’m on the phone/ Politics as usual/ Metamucil/ I be shittin’ on them/ Regular.” Because Metamucil makes you poop. And it keeps you regular. Props to Trip for that line; and for advocating for adequate fibre consumption. Check it at 1:56. And while you’re at it, listen to the entire track below.

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27 Aug

Sense – The Strategy [Mixtape]

Toronto, ONOriginally published August 26, 2014 – The wait is over as Sense brings us his brand new mixtape The Strategy hosted by Chip Fu. The talented up and coming emcee ends the Summer with a banger of a tape that is definitely worth checking out. Listen below and tune in for more new music soon!

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27 Aug

Dipset’s here to stay: Cam’ron performs live at Encore [Review]

Edmonton, AB – On August 22 Eiffel Tower Entertainment and Pearl Entertainment teamed up once again to keep hip-hop alive in YEG. This time the duo brought Diplomat‘s legend, Cam’ron to perform a live show at Encore in light of The First of the Month Tour.

For all of you youngsters, if the Diplomats were a little bit before your time, allow me to briefly fill you in: long before A$AP Mob, YMCMB, MMG, etc – there were the Diplomats (better known as Dipset).  Made of Harlem-based MC’s;  Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey, Jim Jones, and (of course) Cam’ron  – Dipset was more than a rap-group, it was a movement in hip-hop culture.  A movement which (in my opinion) paved the way for many rap artists / groups we see today. But let’s not get into a history lesson (Although, I suggest you do the homework).

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27 Aug

R.A The Rugged Man will hit Vancouver on Sept 5 [News]

Vancouver, BCOriginally published August 25, 2014 – It’s that time again. R.A The Rugged Man is coming back to Vancity’s Fortune Sound Club to rock the house one more time. Special guest Merkules will be in the building on September 5 along with RCThaHazard & The Hazmat Crew and Lane & DJ Bates.

Cop tickets at Red Cat, Zulu, Beat Street, Dipt or online here and make sure to show up on time because this is an early event. Peep the event poster below.

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27 Aug

T.Y. – Hold Me Down [Audio]

Hamilton, ON – Originally published August 26, 2014 – Hamilton-based MC T.Y. returns this week for the third installation of #TYTuesday. T.Y. is campaigning for his forthcoming project by hitting us with a new remix every single week. Last week T.Y. got in on “You Got Me” by The Roots. The week prior, he remixed Souls of Mischief’s “93 til Infinity” and threw us a very Pro Era-esq performance. Actually, I ended up hailing him as, “Canada’s answer to Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew.”

Anyways, T.Y. is back this week with a remix of “Provider” by N.E.R.D (side note on that: you may remember the video featuring Pusha T as a drug dealer; tee hee). Check the track below.

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27 Aug

Tom MacDonald – House In The Hills (Trailer) [Video]

Los Angeles, CAOriginally published August 26, 2014 – Vancouver boy Tom Mac Donald is getting ready to drop his upcoming video “House In The Hills” but before that he’s decided to drop a little teaser. The trailer for his most recent sees Mr. Mac reflecting back on his wrestling years, watching old clips of himself in the ring.

It’s safe to say the new video will be just as uniquely artistic as his previous, so stay tuned for that dropping September 1. Click the jump to check out the trailer.

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27 Aug

Moka Only & Sesh – Bright Side [Video]

Vancouver, BCOriginally published August 26, 2014 – Some new visuals from Vancity emcee Sesh with some help for West Coast vet Moka Only. “Bright Side” comes from Sesh’s latest tape, Sesh Mixtape, released on tape cassette and online here. Peep the video after the jump.

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25 Aug

Cam’ron Brings The First of the Month Tour to Vancouver (Live) [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Killa Cam made a stop by Vancouver’s Venue Nightclub this past weekend on his First Of The Month Tour presented by #BlueprintLIVE.

Cam’rom made it rain Killa Season on a sold-out crowd of heavy Dipset fans after locals Icy Touch & Floetic,
Juvi Dizzle, Money Hungry, J. West & im’peretive and Hoodrich warmed the place up. Check out the photo gallery by Jamie Sands below.

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25 Aug

J.West – Pelican Fly ft. Stroker Deluca [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – Aaaand here comes the latest #WESTWEDNESDAYS instalment from J.West. The track is produced by Stroker Deluca and features Freeze Wun and #WESTWEDNESDAYS goes humorous this week. Interspersed with an ominous male group chorus and rounded off by a soulful female vocal, the track’s flows are cheeky and “Pelican Fly” is relaxed and fun. Check it out below.

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25 Aug

Outright Cypher – The Film [Review]

Victoria, BC – What began as a humble meeting of eight friends in the parking lot of Victoria High School soon turned into a living and breathing entity that has grown exponentially. Outright Cypher is a film that documents the impact that a weekly meeting of MC’s, beat-boxers and enthusiasts has had on the people who attend.

The cypher itself has been alive for more than six years, bringing the city’s most talented out every Wednesday night. For many, OUTRIGHT has been a home away from home, a place to escape, relax, to practice an artform and to be with like minded individuals.

What separates OUTRIGHT from most cyphers is the dedication by the collective to ensure it’s all inclusiveness. The circle goes around, and everyone gets their shot. No one is turned away. It’s this feeling that has kept people coming back to this dusty lot year after year, week after week. This film is dedicated to those who created it, and to those who keep it alive. ORC for LIFE. Camera and Sound by Alex Miller, Darryl LeCraw and Dyland Newstead.

For more info, email Alex at, or just go to the end of North Park road on Wednesdays at 7pm! Check Outright Cypher the film below.

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