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2016 JUNO Awards: Drake, Kardinal, k-os & more nominated for Rap Recording of the Yea…

Toronto, ON – After months of waiting patiently, CARAS has finally revealed the nominations for the 2016 JUNO Awards taking place in … Read More »

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Understanding Summer Sixteen: With Meek Mill digested, Drake sets his sights on bigger tar…

Listening to Episode 14 of OVO Sound Radio earlier tonight, it’s clear … Read More »

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Night Lovell talks “Dark Light” hitting a million views, Young Thug, Jazz Cart…

Here’s an understatement: Night Lovell had a big year in 2015. From releasing … Read More »

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Premiere: Pimpton just dropped the video for his track with 40 Cal. titled “Mob Ties…

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Halifax’s Cuv deep-sixes ‘pretty boy,’ releases Hypocrite mixtape

Halifax’s Cuv deep-sixes ‘pretty boy,’ releases Hypocrite mixtape


26 Jan

Muta Mouraine – 5 AM In Elympia [Video]

Edmonton, AB – Muta Mouraine (formerly of the T.O.A. crew) just dropped new visuals for his Drizzy remix entitled “5 AM In Elympia.” For those of you who aren’t familiar, “Elympia” is Edmonton’s ultra-sassy nickname.

What’s dope about this remix is that Muta makes the track his own. Muta is not trying to be Drake. He’s just throwing us some sweet bars and giving E-town solid representation. In fact, Muta even gives a shout-out to the “greats” – Kendrick and Drake – on one of his verses. The track was mixed and recorded at Soundproof Studios, and the video was 
shot and directed by Yonah Chuang. Check it out below.

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26 Jan

Sean Leon – Narcissus, Drowning of Ego [Mixtape]

Toronto, ON – As promised, IXXI mastermind, Sean Leon, dropped his newest collection of music under the title Narcissus, Drowning of Ego right at midnight on Jan. 22. After months of perfectly-timed preview and song releases (following his debut, Ninelevenne, The Tragedy), we are finally exposed to a brand new 10-track, mind-altering experience.

While the mixtape rings true to Leon’s sound, it’s not hard to tell that he approached this music with new sophistication. However, it’s not only audio that you’re receiving. Post-download, you’ll find an e-book loaded with alternate covers, an excerpt from Sean Leon, and a few photos. With production done by  the likes of Leon, himself, as well as  J’Vell Boyce, Jordan Evans and many more, Narcissus, Drowning of Ego is carefully crafted and woven together. This project definitely sets the tone right for 2014. You can stream Sean Leon’s sophomore release below and download it after the jump. Congratulations, Sean!

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26 Jan

BLIEVE – Bust ft. Bobby Blast’em [Video]

Red Deer, AB – BLIEVE and Bobby Blast’em teamed up to bring us a new video for the track “Bust” off BLIEVE’s upcoming LP entitled The Progression. This video features footage from Vol. 28 of 10 at 10 Hip-Hop Showcase (where BLIEVE performed “Bust,” as well as his previous release entitled “Losing My Life“). So if you were at the show, you may see yourself somewhere in this video. And at 3:23, we get a couple of seconds of footage of LRev (from Myriad) being all pensive and blowing smoke, and stuff. That’s right, LRev. I see you there.

The beat was produced by Christoph Schreiner, and the video was filmed by Levente Kovacs (of LK Visuals). Check it out below.

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24 Jan

HipHopCanada & YYC Entertainment: Obie Trice, WC, and D12 giveaway [Contest]

Calgary, ABHipHopCanada and YYC Entertainment have teamed up to bring you some heavy-duty sweepstakes for the upcoming Obie Trice, WC, and D12 shows in Calgary and Edmonton (check out the show announcements over here). The good folks over at YYC Entertainment are giving us the ultimate link-up. So get ready to get supremely geeked.

We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway, as well as a couple of V.I.P. meet-and-greet packages. And just so you know, those V.I.P. packages include meet-and-greets with Obie Trice, WC, and D12. That’s right – our lucky V.I.P. package contest winners get to meet all three acts. These packages also include a photograph-and-autograph session, as well as admission to the show. It can’t get much better than that. Check out the goods and peep official contest entry details after the jump.

Enter to win the ultimate YYC Entertainment giveaway for Obie Trice, WC, and D12 in Calgary and Edmonton [Contest] -

24 Jan

Factor & Myka 9 – War With Yourself [Audio]

Saskatoon, SK – HipHopCanada has teamed up with Factor to bring you the Factor Friday’s “Single Series.” At the end of each month in 2014, Saskatoon’s master-producer-at-large will release a new track for our listening pleasure. These tracks feature Factor’s signature experimental hip-hop production, and spotlight some of our favourite artists on the rhymes. And you know what today is, right? It’s the second-last Friday of January 2014. Which means that the series is kicking off right now. Happy Factor Friday, everyone.

This month’s single is entitled “War With Yourself.” It features the legendary Freestyle Fellowship MC, Myka 9. And Enver Hampton on the bass. The track was mastered by Deeskee. Check it out below via SoundCloud.

Factor & Myka 9 - War With Yourself [Audio] -

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23 Jan

Tomorrow: Rob GF drops Michael Jacobs-directed “Lights Dim Low” video [News]

Toronto, ONRob GF is thrilled to announce the release of the music video for “Lights Dim Low” from his latest mixtape, Higher Than Usual 2, on Friday, Jan. 24. The video, featuring Montreal’s newest R&B artist Young Soul, is intended to promote Higher Than Usual 2 as well as getting fans excited about his upcoming, first full-length feature album, #Kites, slated for an Apr. 1, 2014 release.

The Michael Jacobs-directed video has a grainy and industrial feel although the viewer will notice that the colours are bright and allow Rob and Young Soul to almost pop off the screen. This visual idiosyncrasy helps to convey the emotions of a love affair; uplifting and inspiring but tinged with a sense of mortality and pain. This infatuation is what Rob credits with the blistering pace at which he is currently making music but also drives him to look for comfort and escape through his vices. Young Soul, a newcomer to the Montreal music scene, helps to make the oscillation between emotions that the video evokes through his hook and bridge while Rob tells the story of love and loss.

Tomorrow: Rob GF drops Michael Jacobs-directed Lights Dim Low video [News] -

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23 Jan

Chali – Take It [Video]

Ottawa, ON – “Take It” is the new video from up-and-coming Ottawa artist, Chali, featuring MMA fighter, Dave Leduc. The song was produced by Quest and the visuals come courtesy of Ali Faghfouri. Check it out below.

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23 Jan

Kryple – It’s Ok ft. Peter Jackson [Video]

Edmonton, AB – Edmonton MC Kryple (of Doom Squad) teamed up with Toronto’s Peter Jackson to bring us some fresh new visuals for the track “It’s Ok” off Kryple’s upcoming second solo album release. The beat on the track was produced by Kryple, which is always dope. And the video was directed and edited by G-Dot. Check it out below.

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23 Jan

YYC Entertainment presents: Obie Trice, WC & D12 live in Calgary and Edmonton [News]

Calgary, AB – Our friends over at YYC Entertainment recently announced that they are bringing Obie Trice, WC, and D12 to Alberta for two killer shows. The first show goes down on Feb. 13 in Calgary at Marquee Beer Market & Stage (4630 Macleod Trail S), and the second show goes off on Feb. 14 in Edmonton at Union Hall (6240 – 99 St NW).

These shows are going to be unreal – did you see how stacked that line-up is? Obie Trice alone would be a full-house show. WC alone would bring in all of the Westside Connection fans, and then some. And D12 by themselves would most definitely sell out. But no— these acts aren’t coming in alone. YYC Entertainment is stepping things up by bringing all three of them to the hip-hop heads of Alberta. It’s a serious good look. Peep the event flyers (and check out all of the details) after the jump.

YYC Entertainment presents: Obie Trice, WC & D12 live in Calgary and Edmonton [News] -

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23 Jan

Madden Miles – One Against Many ft. e.d.g.e & Amber Ruthe [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Producer Madden Miles releases “One Against Many”, the first visual/single from his upcoming Hero Music album. The single features MC e.d.g.e. and vocalist Amber Ruthe weaving vocals over dark production accompanied by visuals from The Dark Knight – check it below.

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