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Daddy Issues: Wasiu talks about making psychological rap that’s disguised as strippe…

Montreal, QC – At the beginning of the month, Montreal artist Wasiu released a new single titled “Daddy Issues.”
The track was produced … Read More »

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CRTC kills funding for MuchFACT & BravoFACT; Sign the Change.org petition

Ottawa, ON – It goes without saying, MuchFACT has been a vital tool in the development of the Canadian hip-hop scene. Without … Read More »

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VNCHY discusses Money Baby: “Although money can give you anything, it is far from ev…

Toronto, ON – At the end of last month, Toronto artist VNCHY teamed up with S.L.M.N. and GoldenBoy for a brand … Read More »

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Power Play: Canadian rappers score big with hockey anthems

Ottawa, ON – It’s taken a decade, but the Ottawa Senators have made it back to the Eastern Conference Finals of the … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

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28 Feb

Toronto’s Young King set to Level Up with new 4-track EP


Toronto, ON – “Had to slow down on them tracks, too- busy making all them packs- move” – Following his 2016 release, Deeper Than The Music, Toronto up-and-comer Young King (aka Young King Dockz) drops a hot new 4-track EP. Especially feeling the EP’s title-track, “Level Up,” and the Face-assisted “Litty” – not to mention the slick Dragon Ball Z-inspired artwork. Peep the Level Up EP below.

Toronto's Young King set to Level Up with new 4-track EP - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Feb

Nav’s “Some Way” featuring The Weeknd hits 3 billboard charts; stream the full album here


Toronto, ON – “A sleek, triumphant arrival from the Toronto MC/producer.” Guaranteed to be part of the discussion when people are wrapping up the year in December, Nav’s highly anticipated, self-titled 11-track project – listed as a “vibed-out mixtape” on iTunes – is just $9.99 and worth every penny. If you’re a Nav fan, this post likely won’t do much for you since it’s been out for a few days. But if you’re still not convinced, or unfamiliar with Nav up to this point, stream the new project below via Spotify and find out why many consider him to be one of Canada’s future greats.

But in other news related to Nav, the album’s provocative single, “Some Way” featuring The Weeknd, is now charting on 3 different Billboard charts including the Canadian Hot 100 (#31), Twitter Top Tracks (#37) and R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales (#23). The album is also coming in at #12 on the iTunes Canada Top Albums chart, coming in two spots ahead of The Weeknd’s Starboy.

Nav's Some Way featuring The Weeknd hits 3 billboard charts; stream the full album here - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Feb

Premiere: $eptember & FridaiNite got the “Trap Chirpin'” in new DieFireFilms directed video


Toronto, ON – Two of Toronto’s rising artists, $eptember and FridaiNite, drop new visuals for their recent collaboration, “Trap Chirpin’.” The song, featured on FridaiNite’s new FN2 project, talks about a day in the life in the trap and the issues that come with the ‘trapping’ lifestyle. The video was directed by Die Fire Films, the same director behind Pressa’s “Novacane” video. Check out “Trap Chirping” below.

You can catch $eptember in Toronto at Revival Bar on March 12th as part of Music Fest Toronto (flyer available after the jump).

Premiere: $eptember & Fridainite got the Trap Chirping in new DieFireFilms directed video - HipHopCanada.com

28 Feb

Check out the GoldSoul-produced “Why So Shleepy?” by DillanPonders


Toronto, ON – “Why So Shleepy?” is the latest from Toronto artist DillanPonders. Check out the GoldSoul-produced track below.

Check out the GoldSoul-produced Why So Shleepy? by DillanPonders - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Feb

You need to listen to this Harm Franklin remix of “Pull Up With Ah Stick” by SahBabii


Calgary, AB – Last week Calgary artist Harm Franklin released a brand new remix of “Pull Up With Ah Stick” by up-and-coming buzzing Atlanta artist SahBabii.

Using some of SahBabii’s flows off the original track, Harm adds in a few of his own melodies and flows to make the track his own. And since Harm isn’t pulling up with ah stick, he switched the hook around so that he’s pulling up with your bitch. I usually hate remixes so much but I’m a huge fan of how Harm flipped this. He got to this remix before everyone else started remixing it, and he did himself major justice.

There are rumours floating around that “Pull Up With Ah Stick” may be the next track Drake hops on. But Harm Franklin decided to beat everyone to the punch by getting this remixed and released before even Drizzy got a chance to make his mark on the track. Listen to Harm’s remix below, and peep our Q&A with him after the jump.

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28 Feb

What Do I Know: Ambidextrous goes in over a Flying Lotus beat in his latest video


Toronto, ON – At the beginning of the month Toronto artist Ambidextrous released brand new visuals for his Flying Lotus produced “What Do I Know” off the Real i’s mixtape.

The track serves as a duo-perspective on the street life; a life that Ambidextrous ultimately did not choose and therefore does not fully understand. Which is why he continues to ask the question: “What do I know?”.

Ambidextrous delivers a firsthand perspective of watching his friend get involved in the street life (on the first verse), while also taking on his friend’s perspective (for the second verse). The video plays out as a black-and-white nostalgic journey through all the old stomping grounds in Rexdale where Ambidextrous and his friends grew up.

Take in the video below, and scope our Q&A with Ambidextrous after the jump.

What Do I Know: Ambidextrous goes in over a Flying Lotus beat in his latest video - HipHopCanada.com

27 Feb

XO’s Derek Wise gave Vancouver a short and sweet taste of Inglorious


Vancouver, BC – Making his Vancouver debut last Friday at Republic Nightclub in Vancouver, XO affiliate Derek Wise formally introduced himself to the city with a short and sweet set. Friday night is a busy slot in the downtown Vancouver club district, and the club was filled with a youthful crowd who were receptive to the entrance of the emcee. Recognized most recently for his cameo in the Weeknd’s successful new video “Reminder“, the crowd quickly recognized and directed their attention to the stage following a comfortable introduction from Wise’s cohort, Yung Shrimp Tempura.

The evening was sponsored in part by HipHopCanada, Yours Truly, as well as us variety of other Vancouver culture influences who penned their excitement in the days leading up to the show. Organic fans of Wise recognize and gravitate towards the resilience he’s shown as an artist this past year- making an incredibly smooth come back from difficulties with the law in 2016, and coming out on top with the release of his debut album Inglorious. 

Derek played a few tracks for the audience from the album, the most notable of which was the crowd favourite “I Can’t Tell” which features Drew Howard. While the show came to its’ ending earlier than many of us had hoped, he gave his fans just enough to leave us eagerly awaiting for his return (hopefully the next time with the rest of XO in tote). Catch our short photo gallery from the evening below.

XO's Derek Wise gave Vancouver a short and sweet taste of Inglorious -HipHopCanada

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27 Feb

Built For This: Fortunato & DJ IV drop new video in support of 2 Bad Dudes album


Saint John, NB – Coming in support of their new collaborative album, 2 Bad Dudes, Fortunato and DJ IV have released their new “Built For This” video. The video was directed by Patrick Younger and the song is available for download via Bandcamp (along with a dope looking cassette copy to give you that nostalgic feel).

Along with the new video, we’ve also just published a new story about the 2 Bad Dudes which has some insight from DJ IV on how things came together, and a Q&A with Fortunato detailing other new developments including a European tour in the works.

Check out the video after the jump or click here to take in the album and interview now.

Built For This: Fortunato & DJ IV drop new video in support of 2 Bad Dudes album - HipHopCanada.com

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27 Feb

2 Bad Dudes: Fortunato talks new collaborative album with award-winning DJ IV


Saint John, NB – Veteran West end Toronto rapper Fortunato got his start in the late 90’s and began to take his career prospects more seriously after the May 2002 murder of his 20-year-old friend and group member, Luke “Ill Da Shystee” Marson. While honing his craft as an MC, Fortunato regularly hosted a local open mic night until Marson’s death prompted him and his remaining partner – Toronto rapper Conscious Thought – to try and take their group Angerville to the next level.

In an interview in 2009, Fortunato explained the Angerville concept in an interview with former HipHopCanada contributor, Chantle Beeso.

It was kind of crazy trying to figure it. [We were] in the backyard just thinking about it and it’s kind of like this place in your mind, it’s like a fictional place. Some people think Angerville is actually Aurora where our studio’s situated but it’s more of a state of mind.

2 Bad Dudes: Fortunato talks new collaborative album with award-winning DJ IV - HipHopCanada.com

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27 Feb

Toxic needs to smoke a “hunnitthousandblunts” to get over his ex-girlfriend


Brampton, ON – Brampton up-and-comer Toxic (of the LSC collective) just released his latest single titled “hunnitthousandblunts,” produced by Mr. Brik.

“hunnitthousandblunts” is a track about moving on from past relationships and having a difficult time coping with all the feels. It’s also about the cycle of substance abuse we use in order to cope with our emotions that ultimately takes us full circle right back into those sad feels we are trying to avoid.

Listen to “hunnitthousandblunts” below, feel very sadboy, and scope our Q&A with Toxic after the jump.

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