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Jay Elec brings out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller & more at BK Hip Hop Festival [Review]

The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival was sponsored by HipHopCanada. Our very own Maxwell Benson was on hand to capture the … Read More »

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Rico Love talks Usher, social media, writing platinum hits & more [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – On July 5, Rico Love made a stop in Edmonton while joining Future on the Honest Tour. The New Orleans … Read More »

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Bishop Brigante talks KOTD West Coast Squad Tour, starting tonight in Calgary [Interview]

Calgary, AB – Calgary, get ready for KOTD! Tonight marks the official start to the King of the Dot West Coast Squad … Read More »

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Future gets Honest: cover art and why he always wears sunglasses [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On July 6, Future rolled through Calgary for a stop along his Honest Tour. Following two monstrous shows in … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]

Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]

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21 May

TnT (Turk & Tyke) – Flatline ft. Mean Muggin Thuggin [Audio]

Toronto, ONOriginally published July 24, 2013 – Check out “Flatline” by Regent Park spitters Turk & Tyke (aka TnT) featuring Mean Muggin Thuggin. Sick sick thugz!

21 May

muGz – All Hail (Prod. Alex Lustig) [Audio] #BLVCK

Montreal, QCOriginally published May 19, 2014 – While out in Cali putting the finishing touches on his highly anticipated #BLVCK project, Real City’s own muGz is back to claim the throne with this new cut produced by Alex Lustig. The talented young artist holds nothing back and demands our respect over a bone-chilling beat that draws you in the moment it drops. He’s the one you should be watching now. All hail and listen below.


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20 May

Canna Clinic launch party in Vancouver with Rascalz, Kardinal Offishal, k-os and more [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Out West, the one thing we love more than our weed is our Canadian hip-hop legends. Thankfully, this past long weekend it was easy to support both as Red1 hosted the official launch party for Vancity’s brand new Canna Clinic at Gossip Nightclub.

So, who were the Canadian hip-hop legends in the building? Almost all of them. Kardinal Offishal dropped a few tracks and k-os got busy with a DJ set. All three of the Rascalz were in the cut with Checkmate & Concise and you know they ran through their best tracks and collabs too. “Northern Touch”. Check. “Crazy World”. Check. “Movie Star”. Believe that.

Totally epic to see these all of dudes on the same stage again. Shout out to Mark Rasta for the invite – peep the photo gallery below.

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20 May

LordQuest breaks down production on ScHoolboy Q’s “Blind Threats” [Video]

Toronto, ON – Remember how ScHoolboy Q dropped Oxymoron and the Internet exploded over it all? Remember that dope Raekwon-assisted “Blind Threats” joint off the project that sampled Gary Burton’s “Las Vegas Tango”? Well, Toronto-based producer, LordQuest, is the man behind that joint’s beat. He’d previously collaborated with Q on “Figg Get Da Money” off the Setbacks mixtape that was released in 2011. So it only made sense for the two of them to get back at it for Oxymoron.

LordQuest recently sat down with his fellow Toronto producer, Junia-T, to chop it up about the beat on “Blind Threats,” and to discuss how it all came together as ScHoolboy’s favourite track off the album. “I thought he only did that hard gangsta stuff, but it was bigger than that,” says LordQuest. “His music has a lot of depth and texture, but a lot of people don’t see it as that. He has feelings and emotions, he has problems, and he has issues just like everyone else.” Check it all out after the jump. And spoiler alert: LQ is working on his debut EP which is slated for release this summer. Get ready for it, people!

LordQuest breaks down production on ScHoolboy Q's

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20 May

The Gaslamp Killer Hits Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – A wild night a Fortune Sound this past weekend as Brainfeeder’s own The Gaslamp Killer came through this side of the West Coast to drop some bombs. The producer/DJ chopped it up on a warm Sunday evening and our dude Jamie Sands was in the spot to catch the action. Check out his photo gallery below.

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20 May

Nue – Outrageous [Video]

Toronto, ON – SmashMouth Entertainment MC Nue recently dropped some visuals for his single “Outrageous” off the 2013 DreamCatcher LP release. These visuals are dark. Very dark. I’m feeling something – I’m sure exactly what. But it’s outrageous, regardless.

I’m also going to put this out there – Nue has a definite Joey Bada$$ vibe going on. Just catch a listen to his flow on that hook and you’ll know what I’m getting at, here. It’s definite Bada$$ery. Trust. The visuals were directed and edited by Patrice Nuelie, and shot by Ildi Xhaholli. The beat was produced by A.I.D. Check it out after the jump and head over to SoundCloud to peep more of Nue’s music.

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19 May

Ashleigh Eymann – Physical Form [Video]

Vancouver, BC – The lovely Ashleigh Eymann has recently released her latest video “Physical Form”, entirely shot and edited by Ashleigh herself with help from Trevar Fox. Check the video below – beat by Aleph1ne, and cuts by DJ Murge.

19 May

Ryan Renz – True Colours ft. Brock Philips [Video]

Vancouver, BC - ”True Colours” is the brand new video from Ryan Renz. This video is the 18 year old’s first official release and was co-written and produced by Brock Phillips. The camera work and editing was done by Dallas Lang, and it was directed by Ryan Renz and Ty Zeta. Check the video below!

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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