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Kaytranada wins the 2016 Polaris Music Prize; releases 0.001% mixtape

Montreal, QC – This week marks a major milestone for Montreal super-producer Kaytranada as he won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for … Read More »

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Seth Dyer spoke with us about his new track “Together” & how he balances …

Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Seth Dyer has been making some major moves lately. Following our chat with Seth last week about … Read More »

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Everything I Love: Mindbender reviews the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour

Toronto, ON – Bad Boys usually move in silence. But sometimes, like a mafia Godfather trying to … Read More »

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“We’re working on an album.” Kanye’s Vogue interview fuels anticipation for Dr…

Toronto, ON – Kanye West recently alluded to the long-awaited collaborative project with Drake during an appearance at OVO Fest, and now … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Ain’t No Way: Dartmouth’s FoFF & Octave team up for new single

Ain’t No Way: Dartmouth’s FoFF & Octave team up for new single


6 Jun

Tyler Durand – 9 Lives (Dir. 0therWorld Films) [Video]

Brantford, ON – Don’t miss the newly released 0therWorld Films-directed visuals for “9 Lives” by Tyler Durand. The song was produced by Gritty Committee. You can watch it after the jump link below.

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6 Jun

Mike Boyd – I Get Around (Prod. Classified) [Video]

Enfield, NS – Halflife Records artist Mike Boyd drops off the visuals to his Classified-produced single, “I Get Around.” The self-directed video brings Mike’s lyrics to life from circus bears, fighting snakes, swinging samurai swords, lighting up bats in Amsterdam and much more. The video comes in support of his recently released …Note The Sarcasm LP which is available on iTunes. Click the jump to check it out now!

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6 Jun

Nipsey Hussle talks NFL’s offensive language ban on Larry King Now [Video]

Los Angeles, CA – Rapper Nipsey Hussle was one of several panelists on the Larry King Now show to discuss a hot topic surrounding offensive language:

Panelists Chester Pitts, Nipsey Hussle, Jimmie Lee Solomon and Ryan Ford sound off on the NFL’s potential banning of the N-word and other offensive language.

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6 Jun

DJ Precision, DJ Shub, Fresh Kils to take part in Hamilton DMC Regionals on June 28 [News]

Hamilton, ON – On June 28, Hamilton’s This Ain’t Hollywood (345 James St., North Hamilton) plays host to the next chapter of the 2014 Canadian DMC Battleground. The 2014 Hamilton Regional DMC DJ Competition, presented by Rane, and sponsored by HipHopCanada, will feature a special performance by the 2012 DMC USA Champion, DJ Precision of The X-Ecutioners, along with 2 time Canadian DMC Champion DJ Shub (A Tribe Called Red), and Fresh Kils on the Akai MPC with a dope beat showcase. Click the jump to check out the flyer. Big shouts to the good people at DMC Canada!

In other DMC / turntablism news, the 2014 DMC Online Championships have moved past Round 6 as the new champ is DJ Erick Jay of Brasil. Second place went to DJ O’Legg of France and Third Place was awarded to American DJ Esquire. Check out

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Catch DJ Shub (A.T.C.R.) at Hamitlon’s DMC Regionals June 28

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6 Jun

YC the Cynic – Night Thoughts [Video]

New York, NY – Definitely feeling this one. The Bronx’s self-proclaimed socially aware-socially awkward YC the Cynic drops a creative new video for his Yuri Beats-produced “Night Thoughts” single. The video was directed by Breeze Embalm and it stars the lovely Ajaye Hill. Check it out after the jump.

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6 Jun

JD Era – Mary ft. Captain Hooks (Dir. DubPlate Films) [Video]

Toronto, ON – Week 14 of #EraFriday brings us the official visuals for “Mary” by JD Era. featuring Captain Hooks. “Mary” was directed by DubPlate Films and the track was produced by Tronz. You can find the track on Era’s BARZ Volume 1 mixtape, which made it’s online debut right here on HipHopCanada and is availble for free download. Click the jump link below to check out “Mary” now.

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5 Jun

Nitty Scott MC, Alex Wiley bring The Art of Chill to Toronto on June 9 [News]

Toronto, ON – This coming Monday head down to Tattoo Queen West (567 Queen St. W.) for a special performance by Brooklyn’s own Nitty Scott, MC (and guests). The Art of Chill Tour goes down June 9 with a new start time of 8 p.m. The line-up includes Alex Wiley, Ken Rebel, J. Sirus, Chi City, Jimmy B, Jake Bluez and Vic the NorthStar. This is a 19+ event so make sure your I.D. is ready to go. This is the only Canadian show on the 8 date tour. Click the jump for the flyers.

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5 Jun

Tedashii – Nothing I Can’t Do ft. LeCrae & Trip Lee [Video]

Denton, TX – Director Kyle Dettman drops some crisp looking effects on the new “Nothing I Can’t Do” video by 116 Clique rapper Tedashii. You can find “Nothing I Can’t Do,” featuring Trip Lee and LeCrae Moore, on the Beyond Paradise album which was released on May 27 and is available on iTunes. Click the jump to peep the video.

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5 Jun

Syph – Kitana ft. Edai (Dir. Zac Facts) [Video]

Toronto, ON – Nu Money Gang’s Syph lets off the third video in support of his #RookieOfTheYear mixtape. “Kitana” was directed by Zac Facts for Independent Muscle and features Edai. Edai’s scene was shot by 600 Ent. Check out the video after the jump.

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5 Jun

Find out “Who Is SeT?” (Interview) [Video]

Toronto, ON – From one week to the next, SmashMouth Entertainment continues to bring us new releases from some of Toronto’s most promising artists. One such artist is SeT, who recently released the video for the title track off his debut project, AuRA. Find out more about SeT in this newly released “Who Is SeT?” interview after the jump.

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