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Toronto Remembers: A tribute to veteran DJ Son of S.O.U.L.

Toronto’s hip-hop community is in mourning today … Read More »

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Anything but simple: Akon takes on five-project album, Lighting Africa and Canadian Tour

Atlanta, GA – Akon is no stranger to the spotlight. As a musician he has made his mark on an international level … Read More »

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Scarborough’s Social Anti talks #triggers exhibit; Toronto Aug 28 – 30

Toronto, ON – Last week we told you about a new 20-piece photo exhibit known as #triggers which is based on the … Read More »

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The Pinkprint Tour: DeJ Loaf is the greatest & Meek Mill is losing it

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 18, the good people over at Live Nation brought Nicki Minaj and her Pinkprint Tour through Calgary … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Maestro speaks with Global Halifax about acting, Fish N’ Chips, new projects & more

Maestro speaks with Global Halifax about acting, Fish N’ Chips, new projects & more

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12 Jun

Gabriel Lis – Hit The Ground Running [Audio]


Toronto, ON – Keeping things consistent, Toronto producer Gabriel Lis just hit us with the single release for “Hit The Ground Running” off the recently-released instrumental album, Toronosaurus Rex.

This beat combines a bit of that jungle jam influence we heard last week with an old-school ’90s party vibe. Check it out.

Gabriel Lis - Jungle [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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11 Jun

Church Chizzle – Ball A Blunt [Video]


Toronto, ON – New music from Church Chizzle for the weed heads. “Ball A Blunt” was produced by Mr. Got Beats and the video was directed by Paradigm Visuals. Check it out after the jump.

Church Chizzle - Ball A Blunt [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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11 Jun

iamSeTdoe – Black Power Outage ft. Dir. T [Audio]


Toronto, ON – SmashMouth Music Group rapper SeT just changed his name to iamSeTdoe and teamed up with Dir. T to hit us with this new audio release titled “Black Power Outage.”

The new iamSeTdoe stage name marks a big change in artistic direction for the young rap prince. While y’all are probably very familiar (or at least you SHOULD be) with SeT’s AuRa LP release, this track is fresh territory for the kid. SeT goes in a lot darker and brings us into his “Black Power Outage”: “I just got it/ So how could I lose it?/ Sippin’ on Moscato/ Why?/ ‘Cause I’m stupid.”

iamSeTdoe - Black Power Outage ft. Dir. T [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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11 Jun

Scandalis – The North (Dir. 7th Pillar) [Video]


Toronto, ON – Check out the latest offering from Toronto vet Scandalis aka Tony Ranks. “The North” was produced by Grizzy at ScumbagHouse while the video was directed by 7th Pillar Productions. Scandalis was a member of Toronto’s infamous Fifth Letter Fam which released a ton of material on the mixtape circuit and also an album by the name of GET IT. No word yet on whether or not Mr. Ranks has a new project on the way but we’ll keep you posted. Check out “The North” after the jump link below.

Scandalis - The North (Dir. 7th Pillar) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

11 Jun

Emotionz talks Shambhala Music Festival [Interview]


Vancouver, BCOriginally published June 5, 2015Emotionz is a Vancouver born and raised rapper who’s also gone into the business side of the industry. He started off his passion in childhood, recording his first song at the age of 6 and rapping at the young age of 9. It helps, of course, that his whole life he was no stranger to the world of music.

Emotionz mother and father were both involved in music and writing, his father, Paul Hyde, was in the Canadian new wave band The Payolas and so he and his sisters grew around talent and the studio. His sisters, as some may know, are the now famous twin musicians Dani and Lizzy, who’s song “Dancing in the Sky” went viral in 2013.

Emotionz talks Shambhala Music Festival [Interview] - HipHopCanada.com

Hip -hop also has really good morals at the core of it, it’s exciting and there’s dancing, there’s poetry, there’s movement, DJing, turntablism and unity – what festival doesn’t need to implement that?  It’s not even about the genre, it’s the hip-hop skill and mentality is amazing to a lot of people across the board.” – Emotionz

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11 Jun

Tek-Man – The Intro (Dir. Lyme Lyte) [Video] #SARS


Toronto, ON – New visuals from our S.A.R.S. family. Tek-Man aka The Roll Model teams up with Lyme Lyte Video to create the visuals for his M Mac-produced single, “The Intro.” The song comes in support of Tek’s new project Familia Sobre Todo which is available on iTunes. You can check out the video after the jump.

Tek-Man - The Intro (Dir. Lyme Lyte) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Jun

Adlib x Rob the Viking – Teenagers From Mars Vlog 3: Destro


Vancouver, BC – The latest vlog from Adlib and Rob The Viking just arrived! Episode 3 is titled “Destro” has the boys going into a bit of detail about their recent collaborative effort Teenagers From Mars.

Peep that down below and be on the lookout for a vlog number 4 coming next week.

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10 Jun

Goldlink stops in Vancouver on June 26 [News]


Vancouver, BC – During his month long tour with guest DJ Kidd Marvel in support of The God Complex, Goldlink is set to close his tour on June 26 at Vancouver’s Alexander Gastown (91 Powell).

Recently named one of XXL’s 2015 Freshman this young emcee is on the come-up in a major way. So what we’re saying is…this is a great opportunity to catch him in an intimate setting.

Shout out to our homies at Timbre Concerts and Hyphy Events for this one – we’re definitely gonna be in the spot to catch the action.

Cop tickets here and make sure to show up on time because this is an early event. Peep the full list of tour stops after the jump including a date in Montreal on June 13.

Goldlink stops in Vancouver on June 26 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Jun

Hellnback – #FOE (Album) [Review]


Winnipeg, MB - #FOE (Family Over Everything) is the new solo album released by Alberta-born, HellnbacK and is already garnering attention snagging two nominations from the Indigenous Music Awards so far.

Hellnback - #FOE (Album) [Review] - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Jun

Merkules – Scars [Review]


Vancouver, BCMerkules is back with another full length studio album. Scars is the latest release and it feature some inventive rhymes, great tasting beats and an all-star cast of guests. The 14-track project offers an intimate glimpse into the struggles of an artists with real life experiences that many will be able to relate to. All delivered with refined lyricism and a voice thicker than poutine in December.

Merkules - Scars [Review] - HipHopCanada.com

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