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k-os breaks down Views From The Stix & talks about what it’s like to work with …

Toronto, ON – On May 20, k-os released his second ever mixtape titled Views From The Stix. The project is 15 tracks … Read More »

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Smokers Club: DillanPonders & Jimmy B join Cam’ron, Smoke DZA & more on Ca…

The Smokers Club Tour returns for another year with a fitting debut in Vansterdam, aka Vancouver on Tuesday, May 31 … Read More »

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Beyonce shuts down Commonwealth Stadium on Formation Tour

Albertan’s know what they’re in for every May Long Weekend. Rain or more … Read More »

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Classified releases video for “Work Away” in support of relief efforts in Nort…

Enfield, NS – On May 5, Classified released this video (directed by Jason Levangie) for his David Myles assisted “Work Away” off … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never

Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never


26 Mar

Hydeff – Dr J & Mr H (Part 1) [Audio]

Toronto, ONHydeff recently released “Dr J & Mr H (Part 1).” The Shady Shaman’s latest track to-date hears this sorcerer MC hitting new profound notes with his smooth production and unrivalled vocal delivery.

Since I’ve been following Hydeff’s journey, I’ve noticed this Toronto-based rapper’s style becoming increasingly clean, and better focused on highlighting his incomparable prowess on the mic. On this beat –  this soulful beat – Hydeff kicks off with rhymes that visualize the light and dark of the dual worlds this young street poet from Toronto resides in. Check it out.


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26 Mar

Win tickets to see The Underachievers live in Ottawa [Contest]

Ottawa, ON – On Apr. 5, our friends over at Kapacity Entertainment bring Beast Coast trip-hip-hop duo, The Underachievers, to Ottawa’s Ritual Nightclub (137 Besserer St) for a stop along their Eyes Of The World Tour. Opening support for the evening will be provided by Denzel Curry and Dillon Cooper. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show goes down at 10 p.m. The UA duo (currently signed to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label) is gearing up to launch their debut album entitled The Cellar Door. They’ve already dropped some major teasing on us with that Ryan Hemsworth-produced “Incandescent” joint. So if we’re lucky, maybe they’ll hit us with some more new tuneage.

And because we like to deliver the goods, we’ve teamed up with Kapacity Entertainment to give away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan. Check out contest entry details after the jump.

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26 Mar

GCP rapper JB launches new beer, Homer’s Premium Lager [News]

Toronto, ON – GCP recording artist and respected Toronto vet, JB, has launched a new project much different than the previous releases he’s come to be known for. This time JB is stepping into the alcohol business by launching his very own brand of beer known as Homer’s Premium Lager.

The Flemingdon Park entrepreneur held a private tasting of the brew last Thursday, March 20 and, as JB notes, the response has been incredibly positive:

Our first tasting event for the beer March 2014 went amazing. The event was held at The Corner Place Restaurant and Lounge on Jarvis St. in downtown Toronto. It was a huge success and customers loved my smooth, organic, low 178 calories lager.

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25 Mar

Bo$quiat Clique – On Me Every Time (Prod. B3auu) [Audio]

Hamilton, ON – The forthcoming #YEBO project release from the Bo$quiat Clique crew is only days away from dropping. So crew members B3auu and EJ Grant teamed up to drop this latest single on us entitled “On Me Every Time.”

HipHopCanada’s own Sarah Sussman and Brandon Bastaldo both received this track. And we were both feeling it. So we decided to team up and each throw in our two-cents about this joint. Check it out after the jump.


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25 Mar

Mike Boyd releases …Note The Sarcasm LP; joins Classified & Hedley on tour

Enfield, NS – Canadian hip-hop artist Mike Boyd’s brand new full-length album …Note The Sarcasm, was released today via Halflife Records Inc./Universal Music Canada. Halflife Records Inc. is owned by Boyd’s brother; JUNO Award-winning producer Classified. He will join Classified on a national tour with Hedley in support of the release, kicking off in Toronto on March 27 at the Air Canada Centre.

Click the jump for more details including the tour dates where you catch Mike and company in concert.

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25 Mar

Doctor J – Bill Withers [Video]

Montreal, QCDoctor J keeps it short and sweet with his new 5 Pound Media directed video for his track “Bill Withers” from his ongoing #LachineStyle series. The Real City emcee brings the bars out and does a little lyrical exercise over the self-produced cut. Tune in for more new music in the coming weeks and take in the new below. Order some Chinese food to go with it. Bon appetit.

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25 Mar

Boi-1da, The Maven Boys featured on new Mobb Deep album [News]

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New York, NYBoi-1da has added another dope credit to his production discography by being confirmed as one of the producers on board for the upcoming Mobb Deep album. Toronto’s own The Maven Boys are also credited with co-production for “Legendary” featuring Bun B and Juicy J.

The Infamous Mobb Deep is slated for an April 1 release and, along with 1da and The Maven Boys, it will feature production from Havoc (Mobb Deep), Alchemist, Illmind, Beat Butcha, Kaytranada, Ommas Keith and Seven Thomas. Additional guest appearances inlcude Snoop Dogg, Nas, The Lox, Busta Rhymes, French Montana and Mack Wilds.

Click the jump link below to check out the track listing.

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24 Mar

CBC Music presents: Searchlight 2014 [News]

Toronto, ONCBC Music just launched its Searchlight 2014 competition to connect fans with their favourite up-and-coming Canadian artists. It’s a contest to give some shine – and some sweepstakes – to some of the best in Canada. As a fan, you can place 10 votes per region each day to help narrow down the competition to the semi-finals.

The grand prize winner receives $20,000 worth of music equipment from Yamaha Music Canada, a professional recording with CBC Music, and an opening spot on a high-profile music showcase. So this is a great way to show support to your favourites. You may not be able to gift your favourite rap-cat with $20,000 worth of Yamaha swag to advance his/her career. But if you troll the Internet and place those 10 daily votes, you can definitely assist in getting him/her that monstrously epic grand prize – which includes Yamaha swag.

Several of our favourite artists are participating in Searchlight 2014, and have reached out to let us know. So keep a look out for Buck N’ Nice (from Ottawa), Pimpton (from Regina), Rebecca Dawn and Jayzen (Calgary), Ursa Maja (Moose Jaw), Spesh K (Toronto), and more. And if you’re participating in Searchlight 2014, feel free to leave us a link to your CBC profile in the comment section below, and we’ll add you in to this post. Best of luck to everyone. Looking forward to seeing Canadian hip-hop in the Searchlight.

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24 Mar

Junk – Best Mistake Ever Made [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – Northwest Division’s Junk comes solo with the dreamy sounds of “Best Mistake Ever Made”. The story told through Junk’s signature on-point rhyming is spit over a laid-back, smooth beat produced by Gboxx. Check it out below.


Junk - Best Mistake Ever A Made [Audio]

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24 Mar

Swisslizz – Man Of The Occasion (Freestyle) [Video]

Vancouver, BCSwisslizz drops his latest video freestyle “Man Of The Occasion” from his new mixtape Zone Music. Cop it here and check the video out below.

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