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Review: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony eases into to Edmonton on the Eternal Tour

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Review: Edmonton’s “Sunday Funday” with Akon, Karl Wolf & Peter Jac…

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Review: Sarah Jay’s very long breakdown of the first ever One Love Music Festival

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Sault Ste. Marie’s Don Mulatto talks Snowbird, Polo Don, his ATL influence & mo…

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Dope Piece releases two-part video for “Come Up” & “Catchin’

Dope Piece releases two-part video for “Come Up” & “Catchin’


20 Nov

King Khan & Lottah Chops – Made in CGY Vol. 1 [Mixtape]

Calgary, ABKing Khan and Lottah Chops have teamed up to drop their Made in CGY Vol. 1 mixtape. The project fuses a bit of hip-hop with a good dose of dancehall, pop vocals, and R&B crooning. Give it a listen after the jump and head over to DatPiff to cop a free download of it.

King Khan & Lottah Chops – Made in CGY Vol. 1 [Mixtape] -

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20 Nov

Pacman and Peso go to North Korea: God Bless Amerika [Video]

Washington, D.C.DMV to the DMZPacman and Peso, 2 aspiring MCs from Southeast D.C. and Maryland, are about to make history as the first rappers to shoot a music video in the mysterious land of North Korea.

The pair left for the isolated nation this past Saturday after a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised more than 10K for their travel and video expenses. The campaign was heavily covered by D.C. media and was even supported by D.C. Councilman Marion “Mayor for Life” Barry. They even received coverage from North Korean media organization, NK News.

We plan on posting the finished product once the video has been shot and edited, but for now we’re hitting you with a new visual for their “God Bless Amerika” single. The video was directed by a friend of HipHopCanada’s – DC native and former Toronto resident – Emiliano Ruprah. Emi has a ton of new videos in the works so check back soon for more.

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20 Nov

Elevated Etiquette returns to Koi on Nov. 29 [News]

Calgary, AB – On Nov. 29, Jazzlib Collective and ContraVerse Crew link up again for this month’s edition of Elevated Etiquette. After reeling in so much success from the Freestylimpics earlier on this year, the two crews joined forces to start up EE in July. It’s been going down at Koi (1011 – 1 St SW) on the last Friday of every month, ever since. The evening serves as training ground for artists of all calibres and experience-levels.

Newbie MCs can hone their skills in a non-judgmental environment, while seasoned pros can test the waters outside of their typical comfort zones and provide guidance to beginners. And if you want to try your hand at freestyling, this is the place to learn how to do it. Peep event details after the jump.

Elevated Etiquette returns to Koi on Nov. 29 [News] -

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20 Nov

Blacka Da Don – Self Made [Video]

Toronto, ON – New visuals from Blacka Da Don for his “Self Made” single. The video, directed by Blacka himself and edited by H.A.M. Productions, features cameos by French Montana, Chinx Drugz, Cash Out, DJ Charlie B and more. You can find the song on Blacka’s Back At It Volume 1 mixtape hosted by DJ Holiday and available now on DatPiff.

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20 Nov

Tasha the Amazon – FiDiYootDem [Mixtape]

Toronto, ON – With a ton of anticipation and a huge buzz building in her city, Tasha the Amazon has released her FiDiYootDem mixtape to rave reviews.

As Toronto artists know, it can be quite challenging to get an immense amount of local supporters on the bandwagon without a big American co-sign first. However, if the turn out at the FiDiYootDem release party presented by Noisey on Nov. 15 was any indication, Tasha the Amazon is already a Queen on the local music scene. The party was rammed and the love shown for Tasha’s movement is indisputable.

Entirely produced by herself and Danthrax, better known together as Bass & Bakery, FiDiYootDem displays tribal, island, and trap rhythms mixed with pop and electro melodies. We’ve posted several video leaks leading up to the release that are definitely worth checking out. There’s the most recent “Tru Life,” directed by Colin G. Cooper, as well as the misfit-anthem “Scallywags” featuring Cola of WiFETAKER.

Click the jump now to download and stream FiDiYootDem. You can also find footage from the Nov. 15 release party!

Tasha the Amazon - FiDiYootDem [Mixtape] -

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20 Nov

Dee Ghabrial – Dreaming of a Better World ft. Le Grimaud [Video]

Hull, QC – Have you heard of Dee Ghabrial, hailing from the National Capital Region? If not, expect to hear a lot from her soon. Check out her dope new reggae-influenced video for “Dreaming of a Better World” featuring Le Grimaud. “Dreaming of a Better World” was directed by Ali Faghfouri and David “Quest” Leclerc.

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20 Nov

Crimxon – The City or Champagne [Mixtape]

Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer Crimxon steps on to the scene with his mixtape debut, The City or Champagne.

The story tells the tale of his experiences throughout the past year in the city, as well as the consequences he faces for decisions he has made. Through situations with friends, family, partying, and women, it ultimately begs the question, what was at the root of it all, the city or the champagne? Enjoy Crimxon’s first project and see what the future holds for this newest addition to a generation of up-and-coming talent.

You can stream The City or Champagne below or look for the download link after the jump.


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20 Nov

The mechanics of Deltron [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – 13 years after the release of Deltron 3030’s combination of Del The Funky Homosapien‘s futuristic storytelling, Dan The Automator’s on point production and Kid Koala’s signature scratching style, the posse is back with Deltron Event 2.

The dudes made waves in Vancouver in support of their latest album with a show that was executed like a mini movie for the ears.  Epically orchestrated by the Automator himself and laced with fierce scratching from proud Canadian Kid Koala, the trio was joined by a small band, upping the ante of the whole performance. Del was laid-back in his presence and flow, dropping cuts from Event 2 sandwiched in between 3030 tracks and a little Gorillaz fav “Clint Eastwood” to close off the evening.

Before jumping on stage (and taking the time to switch the trucks and wheels onto a new, gifted skate deck) the mellow Del The Funky Homosapien made some time to kick it with our West Coast team. Check out some words we had with Del below as well as a photo gallery of the night’s performance shot by Jamie Sands.

Deltron 3030 live in Vancouver

I like Dan and I like Koala, I like them as people. I like working with them and I like being around them so I guess that’s where the chemistry comes in.

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20 Nov

Hugo – Hol’Up ft. OuttaTownFame [Video]

Vancouver, BC Hugo has been working hard over the years on his debut mixtape Vancity’s Most Wanted hosted by DJ Bad available here. Here is the video to “Hol’Up” featuring OuttaTownFame produced by YK1991 – check it out below.

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20 Nov

Cliff Herman – Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be [Review]

Vancouver, BC – After releasing three albums with Self Taught and one with Cloud City Classic, Cliff Herman aka Yo Playboy is ready to share his debut solo album, Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be. The album is five years in the making and was a side project that developed over the years. While contemplating the 90’s Cliff used this mindset to select some of the most un-hip-hop samples he could find and wrote songs to evoke the vaguest feelings of the “golden-era.” A self proclaimed jack of all trades, Cliff oversaw the production of all of the beats, writing of all the lyrics, recording of all the songs and the mixing and mastering.

Cliff Herman - Nostalgia [review]

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