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New York rapper Troy Ave talks Canadian Tour, White Christmas 3, Young Lito & more

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Atlantic Canada

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

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30 Jan

HHC x NBS: The Naturally Born Strangers Giveaway [Contest]


Toronto, ON – In case you slept on the memo, Naturally Born Strangers are taking over Toronto’s Mod Club (722 College St.) tomorrow night for a special concert and exclusive TheLegendsLeague pop-up shop. The event is sponsored by HipHopCanada, as well as the good people over at NOW Toronto, Noisey, and Manifesto. And it’s going to be off the hook. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are in short-supply. Advance tickets have sold out, but there will be a few available at the door.

And to sweeten the deal for you all, we’ve linked up with the NBS fam for three dope giveaways: Our grand prize winner wins a Jameson Ave longsleeve shirt from the new TheLegendsLeague collection, along with one pair of tickets to the show and two physical copies of the debut Naturally Born Strangers project. Our two runner-up winners will each win a pair of tickets to the show, along with two physical copies of Naturally Born Strangers. Check out the contest entry details after the jump.

HHC x NBS: The Naturally Born Strangers Giveaway [Contest] - HipHopCanada.com

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30 Jan

Fly Ry – Hate Me ft. JG [Audio]


Regina, SK – Regina up-and-comer Fly Ry (of The Preem Team) just teamed up with JG to bring us a new track entitled “Hate Me.” Fly Ry doesn’t really care if people are hating on him. He’s just brushing it off like dirt on his shoulder.

Fly Ry is still finding his voice as an artist, but he’ll be one to keep a watch on. This track strikes a solid balance between chill-out R&B vocals, and turned-up rhymes. The track was mixed and mastered by Johnny Keys, and the beat was produced by Mick Business Productions. Check it out below.

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Fly Ry – Hate Me ft. JG [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

29 Jan

Naturally Born Strangers – Drugs (Prod. Rich Kidd) [Audio]


Toronto, ON – Naturally Born Strangers (Rich Kidd, Tona, and Adam Bomb) recently dropped a new single entitled “Drugs.” And they couldn’t have picked a more perfect time to drop new tuneage on us. On Jan. 31 (that’s this upcoming Friday) our NBS dudes are taking over the Mod Club (722 College St.) in Toronto for a special concert and pop-up shop showcasing the fresh new TheLegendsLeague product line.

“Drugs” was produced by Rich Kidd and recorded by Kyle Harrison at The Remix Project in Toronto. The track was mixed by Dan Weston. Give it a listen below.

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Young Kidd – You Aint Gotta Ask [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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29 Jan

Jaydahmann – Back In Business (Pound Cake Remix) [Video]


Toronto, ON – Lucky for hip-hop fans craving a taste of that OVO sound, Jaydahmann’s latest video for “Back In Business (Pound Cake Remix)” hit the web only days ago. For those not in the know, Jaydahmann is a well-seasoned, Toronto-based MC who has been making bangers (and a name for himself) on the streets of the screw face capital for quite some time.

Returning from a more than a year of absence with this contemplative and yet undeniably ferocious track, “Back In Business” builds on the now famous beat of Drake and Jay-Z’s “Pound Cake” featured on Nothing Was the Same. Check it out below.

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29 Jan

Fortunato – Stop It ft. Ghettosocks [Video]


Toronto, ON – From his freshly released album Unseen Armada comes Toronto’s Fortunato with his brand new video “Stop It” featuring Juno nominee Ghettosocks and producer Fresh Kils. The boys can be seen speeding through time in some trippy visuals directed by Dan Jardine and spitting a clear message: if your sound ain’t dope jump off the bandwagon.  Check out the video link below and check out Unseen Armada here.

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29 Jan

Phirefly – Starlite [Audio]


Vancouver, BC – “Starlite,” the funky and uplifting debut track from Vancouver-based DJ-vocalist duo Phirefly is poised to make a mark on the hip-hop, future soul, and electronic spectrums following it’s anticipated Jan. 28 release.

Phirefly is comprised of Ray Black (Sweatshop Union) and Claire Mortifee (The Mothership), and has refined its abilities into this: a future-classic R&B statement. With West Coast production whiz, Astrological, behind the soundboard, “Starlite,” achieves a synth-laden, lyrical bliss that is reminiscent of the crew’s collective inspirations: channelling legends Dilla and Badu, along with contemporary icons like Evil Needle and Kaytranada. Check it out below.

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29 Jan

Tonight: Win tickets to see Pusha T live in Calgary [Contest]


Calgary, AB – It’s the day that you Calgary hip-hop heads have been waiting on all month. It’s the day that Pusha T hits the stage at The Marquee (4630 Macleod Trail S). And because we’re just as geeked on the show as you are, we’re linking up with the fam at 10 at 10 for a ticket giveaway.

We have one pair of tickets to give away to one lucky King Push fan. But since the show is going down tonight, you’d better enter this giveaway right away. Peep the details after the jump.

 Pusha T comes to Calgary on Jan. 29 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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29 Jan

Charley Moon – Billion $ Regime (Rich In Spirit) [Video]


Toronto, ON – Charley Moon recently released his new “Billion $ Regime” video off the upcoming A.O.E. (Art Over Everything) project that is scheduled to drop in spring 2014. In this video, Charley Moon explains that money is not the only form of wealth. People get caught up in the illusion of fame and fortune, and forget the importance of wealth in love, life and spirit. Check out the video below and keep it locked on the release of AO.E.

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28 Jan

Elcee – Thought You Knew ft. Crown Jones [Audio]


Toronto, ON – Halifax-born, Toronto-based recording artist, Elcee, just started up a weekly single release series called #SoundCloudSundays. It seems like so many of our favourite artists have been launching these track release series, lately. And we are loving it.

#SoundCloudSundays debuted over the weekend when Elcee dropped his new Crown Jones collaboration track entitled “Thought You Knew.” From now until July 23 (when the LeoSoul project drops), there will be a new track release every single Sunday. “Thought You Knew” features Dallas-based rapper-producer, Crown Jones. Crown and Elcee also recently collaborated on the track “Write To, Write Til.” So it’s nice to see them back at it. Check the track below.

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Elcee – Thought You Knew ft. Crown Jones [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Jan

Ms. Teaze – The Last Laugh [Video]


Red Deer, ABMs. Teaze just dropped her fifth music video for her ultra-empowering track entitled “The Last Laugh.” This joint starts off with a lengthy monologue. And then things get deep, and Ms. Teaze gets into her rhymes. What Ms. Teaze is getting at, here, is that you’ve got to become your own number one. And once you’re able to make friendly with yourself, you’ll find that happiness and laughter come a bit easier.

In fact, you’ll probably find that you get the last laugh. So think of this as the hip-hop quick-guide to getting over yourself and moving on in life. The video was filmed and directed by Erin Buhr with CrowQuill Productions and the track was produced by Troy Karanta. Check it below.

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