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The Good, The Bad & The Strange: Artist to Artist with Tech N9ne [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published September 11, 2014 – Tech N9ne is no stranger to touring. Arguably one of the hardest working … Read More »

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Win tickets to Nas: Time Is Illmatic at Vancouver International Film Festival [Contest]

Vancouver, BC – We recently partnered up with VIFF to help present one of the most exciting films at this year’s Vancouver … Read More »

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OVO Fest 2014: Six Degrees of Separation (The Mindbender Supreme Recap) [Review]

Toronto, ON – Look: Drake’s “Draft Day” asks what we are all still wondering: “Five years later, how am I the man … Read More »

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Artist to Artist: From paper to can, talkin’ colour with KeepSix [Interview]

Surrey, BC –  The story of the modern day Da Vinci is one seldom told, hip-hop in general has always had four … Read More »

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Cam Smith – Mad Crack (Prod. RitchCraft) [Video] #SOTD

Cam Smith – Mad Crack (Prod. RitchCraft) [Video] #SOTD

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6 Jul

fouseyTUBE: The Kanye West Yeezys Experiment [Video]


San Jose, CA – Funny new video from fouseyTUBE called The Kanye West Yeezys Experiment! Check it out below.

“The concept was simple; put a pair of exclusive Kanye West Yeezy 2′s (Red Octobers) which resell for over $5,000 in front of the public eye and see how society would react. The catch; place them next to a homeless man who appears to be sleeping. Do the shoes have enough power and control over civilians to cause them to go against their morals and steal the pair? Let’s find out.”

6 Jul

Treh LaMonte – Bring Dat Back [Video]


Montreal, QCTreh LaMonte drops off the visuals in support of his EP, Intellectual Properties. “Bring Dat Back,” produced by Major Bevy, was directed by Michael Jacobs. Check it out after the jump.

Treh LaMonte - Bring Dat Back (Prod. Major Bevy) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

6 Jul

Wu-Tang After Party at Fortune Sound with RZA, Mathematics, U-God & more [Photos]


Vancouver, BC – After the recent Wu-Tang Clan show at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre, Timbre Concerts had scheduled GZA The Genius to appear at Fortune Sound for the Official Wu-Tang After Party (courtesy of SUP FU? Saturdays, Timbre Concerts and GMAN & Rizk). Unfortunately, The Genius got caught up and couldn’t be found – he actually left near the end of the Wu show, placed his mic down mid-performance and walked off stage.

The party went on. By 1 a.m., nearly half of the Clan rolled through the back doors of Fortune Sound to a rowdy Saturday night crowd of post show party boys. Those who missed the Orpheum Theatre show but made the after-party may have gotten the better deal. Those who did both witnessed Vancouver history. An intimate crowd, played to through Vancouver’s best club sound system – RZA, Cappadonna, U-God, Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa, with the help of DJ Mathematics, spit bars and verses from Wu-Tang favourites, put on a lengthy cypher and scratched and scrubbed on the turntables to a healthy crowd of stoked killa beez. Click the jump to check out photos from the party as well as a video clip featuring RZA and Mathematics.

Wu-Tang after party at Fortune Sound with RZA, Cappadonna, Inspectah Deck, U-God & Masta Killa [Photos]  - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: From the slums of Shaolin: Wu-Tang Clan live at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre [Review]

6 Jul

drxgs – Truth (Lo Remix) [Video]


Vancouver, BC – “Truth” is the third video from drxgs’ debut mixtape, Quarter Moon. It was directed and mixed by music producer Nigel “LoKeynote” Berringer. The remix has a dark feel with a underlying positive message, in which drxgs reminds listeners to love themselves and that he would love to help. Check it after the jump.

drxgs - Truth (Lo Remix)  [Video]  - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: drxgs – The Weight Of Gold (Rebus) [Video]

6 Jul

Jae Ari – Talking To Myself [Audio] #SOTD


Toronto, ONOriginally published July 4, 2014 – Toronto native Jae Ari has been hard at work, meticulously releasing record after record to prep for his highly anticipated Leave Even Better LP. “Talking To Myself,” produced by Chicago’s Hank Iving, is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

‘Talking To Myself’ is an upbeat, brooding appropriately thoughtful track that exalts his return to socially geared lyricism mixed with his usual style of cadence.

The song brings a new meaning to “talking out loud.” Check it out below and tune in for more.

Jae Ari - Talking To Myself [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: DUBB releases trailer for Never Content mixtape [Video]

5 Jul

Matt Brevner – Dark Side of the Moon ft. Tom MacDonald [Video]


Vancouver, BCMatt Brevner just dropped another incredibly original video with BSharp bro Tom MacDonald. These guys take a trip to the “Dark Side Of The Moon” in their most recent – check it below.

Related Post: Tom MacDonald – House In The Hills [Video]

5 Jul

Futonious Don III & SoULBOi are R.O.M.I [Audio]


Vancouver, BC - Futonious Don III and SoULBOi join forces to bring a 5-track EP by the name of R.O.M.I or Rise Of My Inspiration. The full EP comes with a digital booklet for the full experience to show listeners the recording process and effort put into this project which can be downloaded here. A bit of soul combined with some smooth hip-hop flows showcases the duo’s diversity in sound. Peep the R.O.M.I movement below.

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Related Post: R.O.M.I – G.T.A [Audio]

5 Jul

Prolific Profile: Sarah K [Interview]


Vancouver, BC – We recently had a chance to catch up with rising R&B star Sarah K for our latest Prolific Profile. Her message is one of positivity and true artistic expression that comes from the heart – and we like that. She is also heavily involved in giving back to her community.

Her recent single “All My Life-SICKICK (Dance Remix)” rose to number 7 on the DMDS so we felt it was about time for our readers to get familiar. Introducing Miss Sarah K – check out our chat below.

Prolific Profile: Sarah K [Interview]- HipHopCanada.com

5 Jul

Prolific Profile: Indelible [Interview]


Port Moody, BCIndelible is a hip-hop group based out of Port Moody B.C. and is made up of two brothers J Thorn (Jay Edmondson) and illucid. The duo have been performing together for the last 12 years and are gearing up to release their third album Long Run Home II this summer.

Currently on tour with Northwest Division we had a chance to catch up with the bros – check out our latest Prolific Profile on Indelible below.

Prolific Profile: Indelible [Interview]  - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Indelible – Neighbors ft. Kristopher James [Video]

5 Jul

Maxal Tha Best – Harriet ft. F. Virtue & Chynna (Prod. Drainpuppet) [Audio]


Penticton, BC – Penticton-based rapper, Maxal Tha Best, recently teamed up with F. Virtue, Chynna, and producer Drainpuppet to hit us with a new record entitled “Harriet.” I don’t know if you cats remember, but I caught up with F. Virtue (who is a former Calgarian, now based in New York), last year for a chop-up about what it’s like to be a gay MC. Well, Maxal is also a gay MC. And he hits us hard with this joint: “We out here yelling we out here/ While there’s kids afraid to be out out here.”

I mean – look at that lyricism. That’s about so much more than sexual orientation. That’s universal. That’s about being afraid to be yourself. I think most cats can feel that on some level. And just so you know – this record also comes to us along with Maxal’s debut Glass Children album, which was released via SoundCloud. So peep “Harriet” below, and head over here to cop a download of the new album.

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Maxal Tha Best - Harriet ft. F. Virtue & Chynna (Prod. Drainpuppet) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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