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Tory Lanez releases album debut, I Told You; sits at No. 2 on iTunes’ Top Albums cha…

Toronto, ON – Today is a big day for Canadian hip-hop as Tory Lanez has officially released his album debut, I Told … Read More »

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The best show of Osheaga 2016 was Tory Lanez at the Scène Verte Sonnet

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival finished strong with its third and final day of festivities … Read More »

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Here’s what happened when Mac Miller wrapped Day 3 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – The annual Osheaga music festival finished off its 2016 run on July 31 with one last day of shows … Read More »

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OVO Fest: Drake & Future pack the house at Summer Sixteen Tour stop in Toronto

On Aug. 1, I attended Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen concert in Toronto … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Nova Scotia’s Mitchell Bailey teams up with Cam Smith & Gold Bangz for “W

Nova Scotia’s Mitchell Bailey teams up with Cam Smith & Gold Bangz for “W


19 May

Win a pair of tickets to People Under The Stairs in Vancouver or Victoria May 21/22 [Contest]

Vancouver/Victoria, BC – You heard BC? People Under The Stairs are making two stops on the West Coast this week and our pals at Timbre Concerts have offered us a pair of tickets to each show for a bunch of lucky fans.

PUTS will stop at Victoria’s Upstairs Cabaret with openers Northwest Division and Jesse Manason on May 21 and Fortune Sound Club with A-Ro and J. Dohe the following day. We know you want to win tickets so here’s the deal in three steps:

1. Share this post on your Facebook or Twitter.

2. Hashtag #PUTSVictoria or #PUTSVancity.

3. Tag us @HipHopCanada for some extra attention and you’re entered to win.

Pretty simple? So get sharing.

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19 May

Sese – Say My Name Right (Week 3) [Audio] #ThisWasMyShit

St. Catharines, ON – Check out the third installment to Sese’s #ThisWasMyShit series. This time Sese goes in on Beanie Sigel’s “Sigel (Mack Bitch)” instrumental. More details below:

It’s Week 3 of the #TWMS Freestyle Series and Sese is taking listeners on trip back to 2001. A lasting hip-hop memory from the early 2000’s, is the emergence of the Philadelphia hip-hop scene and it’s frontrunner the Broad Street Bully, Beanie Sigel. This week Sese borrows the ‘Sigel (Mack Bitch)’ instrumental from Sigel’s sophomore album, The Reason. Reminiscent of those classic Hot 97 Roc-a-fella Freestyles which made stars out of Sigel and his State Property crew, Sese goes bananas with his bars. Check out #TWMS Week 3’s ‘Say My Name Right.'”

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19 May

Northwest Division – R.B.P.H. [Review]

Vancouver, BC – Volunteer Media and Household Records present the debut album from Vancity’s fastest rising up-and-comers, Northwest Division titled R.B.P.H. Everything from Golden-Era type boom bap joints, to industry club bangers, ignorant party rap and also a few very personal songs are what it has to offer. If you’ve had the privilege of seeing Junk and Hungry perform live, you’ll know how strong their chemistry and team spirit is and this absolutely translates over to their recorded work as well.

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18 May

Doctor J – The Beat Goes On [Audio]

Montreal, QC – Summer has arrived and Real City’s own Doctor J celebrates the great weather with some new funky sounds from his #LachineStyle series. This time he goes in over a classic by The Whispers, which the younger crowd might remember from the sample Will Smith used on “Miami”. Peep that below and check in for more new music coming sooner than later!


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17 May

DUBB – Fake Love (Prod. Daniel Worthy) [Video] #SOTD

Los Angeles, CA – “Fake Love” is one of several songs on the acclaimed DUBB mixtape, Never Content, produced by Toronto’s own Daniel Worthy (the other being “LA Riot”). The video was directed by Hector Toro and James Bahman. “Fake Love” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Click here to download Never Content.

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16 May

JC Subliminal – Make It Work [Video]

Vancouver, BC – The fourth video from JC Subliminal‘s album OG comes “Make It Work” directed and edited by Driv3By and shot in Vancity. Cop the album on iTunes here and check the video below.

16 May

Mr. MacDonald – Wannabe [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Vancity’s Mr. MacDonald has always had an original approach to hip-hop and his latest “Wannabe” from upcoming album Leeann’s Son is the proof. The B Sharp artist is on some real shit in his most recent video and was also very hands on, taking the lead in writing, directing and editing the video. The result is a dark, captivating story that is hard to look away from. Check “Wannabe” below.

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16 May

P. Reign – Chickens ft. Waka Flocka Flame / Pon Tour [Audio]

Toronto, ON – New music from Reps Up boss P. Reign, set to appear on his highly anticipated Dear America mixtape. “Chickens” features Waka Flocka Flame and production from Southside. The artwork was designed by Scarborough’s Darkie. The post also contains the newly released “Pon Tour.” Check out “Chickens” below and look for “Pon Tour” after the jump.

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16 May

10 at 10 Spotlight: Enigma [Interview]

Calgary, AB – Every month we team up with our 10 at 10 crew from Calgary to spotlight one artist from the month’s showcase [1]. For Volume 31 we shine the light on Enigma; the MC who just might have the record for most times touching the 10 at 10 stage. Of all the 10 acts to grab the mic in April, you’d recognize Enigma right away by how hype his stage show is. But to understand Enigma – the MC – you need to know a little about Enigma the dude.

1. Ok, almost every month. My bad on that one.

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Once I embraced my heritage and found I didn’t have to fit in a musical box, that’s when my music elevated.” – Enigma

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15 May

10 at 10: Vol. 32 Recap [Video]

Calgary, AB – On May 7, our fam over at 10 at 10 and Commonwealth Bar & Stage in Calgary brought it hard for Vol. 32 of the monthly hip-hop showcase. We all agreed that this was – hands down – possibly the best 10 at 10 that ever happened. Ever. Killer performances, great vibes, and no shortage of hip-hop lovin’ feels. So many feels.

In case you’re not familiar – every month, 10 acts each get 10 minutes to perform a set on the stage, starting at 10 p.m. And it’s all hosted by Beni and RS Poe. While 10 at 10 started off as a modest showcase, it has grown into the leading local platform for artist growth and building. Let me put it this way: if you’re in Calgary and you miss a 10 at 10, you really need to rethink your entire life. This month’s installation saw some dope performances including those by Sargeant & Comrade, Egyptian Productions, and Edmonton’s own Evrlove Music, as well as by several of our T-Dot friends from UNITY (including Testament, Killa Beatz, and the sassy Britta B who I am now semi-obsessed with). Peep the recap video after the jump, and keep it locked on details for Vol. 33.

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