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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

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17 May

Stevie Ross teams up with newcomer Brandon Gregora to provide vibes with “Switch”


Vancouver, BC – Following his previous release “Héroïne” bsharp’s Stevie Ross provides a smooth, new soul vibe on his latest “Switch”. This single introduces Vancouver newcomer Brandon Gregora who provides a velvety hook while Stevie delivers life to the track with his uncovered verse. Listen to “Switch” below.

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17 May

Classified releases video for “Work Away” in support of relief efforts in Northern Alberta


Enfield, NS – On May 5, Classified released this video (directed by Jason Levangie) for his David Myles assisted “Work Away” off the recently released Greatful album.

Classified has also announced that all proceeds from the sale of of the song will be donated to the Red Cross to support relief efforts in Northern Alberta in response to the ongoing wildfires that have caused devastation and forced evacuations on many Albertans.

Check the video after the jump, and make sure you head on over here to purchase the single. And while you’re at it, you should probably actually just download the entire album.

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17 May

You need to hear this new “Diamond” track by Troy Phoenix


Toronto, ON – Rex World artist Troy Phoenix just dropped his latest self-produced single on us titled “Diamond.”

“Diamond” is a faded 2 a.m. joint about being a diamond in the rough. It’s a really introspective look for Troy – it seems this track is just as much about Troy’s mark on the music industry as it is about his own personal relations.

This song really resonates with me because I feel like it bodies the come-up of so many talented Canadian MCs. Our country is filled with diamonds in the rough – dudes with the greatest potential that always seem to be lacking in that one thing that’s keeping them left in the rough. So we got all these dudes – like Troy – who are diamonds in the rough.

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16 May

Talib Kweli releases iconic feature on Karma Fields new track “Greatness”


Brooklyn, NY –  Karma Fields’ debut album New Age | Dark Age was released March 2nd release, and Raven Kwok provides the lyric video for the hit single “Greatness” featuring the rap legend Talib Kweli.

It’s a music video that propels Karma Fields past the boundaries of the electronic genre, by featuring a legend in the respective rap genre. Talib Kweli offers bars which take the track to a reflection of the evolution and moulding between the two types of music, and offers the signature sound that he’s loved for. Check it out below.

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13 May

TYZNCHECKS drop their brand new instrumental EP, Late Night Rodeo


Ottawa, ONTYZNCHECKS are a production duo hailing from the 613 area. Over the last few years these newcomers have been blazing stages at a variety of beat battles across the country including the Battle of the Beat Makers in Toronto (2014 Finalists).

Fast forward to 2016 and the pair have just released a brand new instrumental EP titled, Late Night Rodeo, which is available on TYZNCHECKS.com and SoundCloud.

Check out the EP below, and get yourself familiar.

TYZNCHECKS drop their brand new instrumental EP, Late Night Rodeo - HipHopCanada.com

13 May

Premiere: Alpha Omega release ‘The Strain’ EP


Vancouver, BC – Here’s some news to end your week on the highest of notes. Swollen Members’ Prevail and Battle Axe Warriors’ Neph team up again as Alpha Omega to release their second EP titled, The Strain. Delivered by Kitsilano Records, is the follow-up to last year’s release of The Concept EP. If you’re unfamiliar with their previous work, the new EP is the second instalment in a three-part series. It features fast-paced lyrics, dynamic beats, and a blend of powerful tones.

This particular project is an EP wielding 6 tracks worth of epic productions, and high-quality lyricism, that skillfuly balances the strengths of their voices to create a collaboration that is their strongest yet. From a composition standpoint, The Strain is a well-rounded project that has 6 individually strong tracks. Alpha Omega blends East Coast boom-bap with the feel of a Western movie to create an engaging listen. The project was produced by Tyler of Professional Sinnerz, and will easily take you through a full listen and back again. 

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13 May

Toronto talent Shah teases upcoming EP Day of Shah with video series


Toronto, ON – It feels like it’s shaping up to be a summer filled with a copious amount of new projects. Toronto native, Shah, makes his introduction with the pre-launch of his video series and the teaser for his new EP Day of Shah – set to be released on June 8th.

The video series is described as, “involving some of the most prominent young producers, filmmakers, and fine artists from Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles,” and features the two first single drops. Set behind a cinematic videography style, the focus of both “Rookie Card” and “Don’t Do it Mandela” is rightly placed on Shah, as we follow his silhouette through two different storylines. The effect is a striking profile of the newly introduced rapper accompanied by a range of introspective bars, and intriguing guests (one being that massive alligator in “Don’t Do it Mandela”). The videos are bound to leave you interested in the new emcee. Check them out below.

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Shah – Rookie Card

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12 May

DIPT celebrates 15 years with new collection and grand re-opening party


Vancouver, BC – Vancouver’s longest running premier streetwear and sneaker boutique is celebrating its 15 year anniversary!

Since opening in 2000, Dipt has become a staple in the Vancouver fashion scene. The retail space at 819 Hornby Street recently underwent a full renovation designed by the owner himself, Mister Martini, transforming the store’s presence as a hub for Vancouver’s streetwear culture.

Dipt celebrates 15 years with new collection and grand re-opening party - HipHopCanada.com

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12 May

Flexx Luger: Young Allwood of Eighty 8 Five drops new visuals for “One x Two Freestyle”


Toronto, ON – In support of his new CD, Flexx Luger, Eighty 8 Five recording artist Young Allwood drops off his new studio performance-based video for his “One x Two Freestyle.” The video was shot and edited by NA Visuals and is available for viewing after the jump link below.

Flexx Luger: Young Allwood of Eighty8Five releases new visuals for the One x Two Freestyle - HipHopCanada.com

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11 May

She Down: Toronto’s RandomactPAPA releases new Uneekint-assisted single


Toronto, ON – New music from RandomactPAPA. This is Trayvon Palmer-produced “She Down” featuring Portland’s own Uneekint. Check it out below.

She Down: Toronto's RandomactPAPA releases Trayvon Palmer-produced single - HipHopCanada.com

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