Ottawa, ON – King of the Dot’s Ground Zero league came through Ottawa recently for Capital Invasion 3. One of the event’s battles was Kaydub of Brokenbridge making his debut versus Raiden Black. The battle was hosted by Gully Tha Kid. Check it out after the jump link below.
Winnipeg, MB – Damn, Toronto-native R.O.Z. sure knows how to make some smooth music. “Let’s Get It On” features Brian Notice in another easy listen from R.O.Z. off his last mixtape Piff Music. R.O.Z. is from Toronto’s Parma Court but currently resides in the Prairies, hence his spot as Prairie feature. The video for “Let’s Get It On” is coming soon, so we thought we’d show some love for the song ahead of time. This could be a big one for the summer!
“Let’s Get It On” is our Song of the Day for Sunday, April 8th. Happy Easter!
Toronto, ON – Rumours – and now media reports – of a rescheduled Young Jeezy show going down tomorrow in Toronto are untrue, says the tour’s promoter, The Substance Group.
After back-to-back Jeezy tour dates went down with incident, the Montreal promoters decided to cancel Friday night’s scheduled performance at L’Olympia. The show was to be part of city’s inaugural Festival Hip-Hop de Montréal. CBC and CTV are both covering the Montreal show’s cancellation but they’re also saying that the Toronto show is rescheduled for this Sunday. While the rescheduling is planned for future dates, Toronto’s rescheduled performance will not be this Sunday, April 8th. The Substance Group provided HipHopCanada with this statement:
“We will be rescheduling the Young Jeezy concerts in Toronto, London and Montreal in the near future. Young Jeezy loves Canada and everyone on his/our side is extremely disappointed with the sequence of events occurring on the last few dates of his first Canadian tour. All who were involved in bringing this tour to Canada are committed to seeing rescheduled dates through. Please stay connected to @substancegroup for updates and check thesubstancegroup.com for all other information.”
Toronto, ON – And another one. the second video from Drake in time for the long weekend, “Take Care” is decidedly more artistic and abstract than “HYFR.” Directed by Yoanne Lemoine, the video is getting a lot of attention for the inclusion of a flying Blue Jay. Fittingly, the baseball team named after the bird had just won their season opener the night before this video dropped. Drake continues to put on for Toronto. We see you.
To celebrate the video’s release, “Take Care” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Toronto, ON – Here’s the new Drake (@Drake) video for “HYFR” featuring Lil Wayne. I did not see the re-Bar Mitzvah’d angle coming! Check out those dance moves from baby Drake too. After watching it though, I think it was a cool idea to frame this video’s party as a celebration of Drake coming into his own as a man. Plus, who ever thought they’d see a rapper at his Bar Mitzvah beside Lil Wayne? Shot by fellow Canadian Director X. Hell yeah…
Toronto, ON – Bishop Brigante is back with another performance video shot by Prince. Here he pays homage to De La Soul by rapping over “Trying People.” These are probably the deepest bars we’ve heard from Bishop in a while. Take it in and check out the never ending Hip-Hop Ain’t Dead It Lives In The North gear.
Vancouver, B.C. – L.A. will be in the house on May 5 as Cali’s own Casey Veggies takes the stage at Fortune Sound for the second time. The former Odd Future member has been grinding hard and will be taking on a short 3-stop Canadian tour since his last year release, Sleeping In Class. HipHopCanada and Fortune Sound Club feel like giving away a pair of tickets so here’s how to enter:
Tweet your favorite favorite Sleeping In Class track title and tag @KassKills and @HipHopCanada. To buy tickets head over to Ticketzone, Beatstreet, DIPT, Red Cat or Livestock and then come get some Veggies.
Ottawa, ON – 9th Illy: The 9_4 Kronicles comic has received a lot of love from our viewers since exclusively premiering the series on our site. Now, to jump further into the 9th Illy universe, we’ve brought in series creator, 9_4 of I.D. Artisan to answer some questions. Find out more about the characters and plot twists that have already been introduced, and also a preview at what’s to come. We’ve also go some info about the upcoming #YNTIDY mixtape and the 9th Illy: The 9_4 Kronicles Official Soundtrack. Click the jump link to read the interview.
Vancouver, BC – As Boot Camp Clik have developed collectively over the years, they’ve had to learn to get along – hard to have successful careers as some of the most innovative and stylistic MCs this side of ’95 if there’s a bunch of drama dragging things down, right? The Duck Down artists were kind enough to take the Social Style Evaluator test – yes, it’s a legit clinical practice – which we then put into the UA/Wilson Learning Corporation Social Styles Matrix to find how each personality fits within the larger picture. The answers are revealing: each man has his place in the hierarchy that has been molded by his social style…so take a look at the social styles of BCC.