St. Catharines, ON – It’s finally here! You’re now able to purchase the new Sese EP, Age of Aquarius (aka #AOA). Aside from the #AOA pre-tape, Aquarius Rising, this Sese’s first release since the highly acclaimed YFRWN2 (Your Favorite Rappers Worst Nightmare Part 2) mixtape which dropped last year. Look out for an exclusive interview with Sese coming later today. Age of Aquarius features production from 2oolman, Vokab, Superville, Beat Merchant and Jazz Feezy.
Age of Aquarius Track Listing
01 – Holy Water (Produced by 2oolman)
02 – Grass (Produced by 2oolman)
03 – Put It Up feat Syph (Produced by Vokab)
04 – Water Kill Fire (Produced by Superville)
05 – Main Ingredient ft. Harvey Stripes (Produced by Beat Merchant)
06 – T.H.R. (Produced by 2oolman)
07 – Red Cups (Produced by Jazz Feezy)
08 – Faded (Produced by 2oolman)
Vancouver, BC – It was a packed house as Ace Hood brought his Bugatti flow to an appreciative crowd at Venue in Vancouver. Openers HeatWave, Fizal Stars and Lazeevil warmed things up before the Trials & Tribulations of Hood got the party in full effect. It was an early show – things were wrapped up by ten – but the energy was high and the sets intense. Check out our photo set by dominENTfactor to catch a glimpse of Ace Hood killin it.
Calgary, AB – On Monday Mar. 25, Commonwealth Bar & Stage brings Calgarians the first installation of its new weekly Hip-Hop Karaoke (HHK) night. Hosted by DJ Cosm, Josh “Apeface ” Mandrake, and Metawon, HHK gives MC-wannabes and hip-hop fanatics a chance to drop it like Dre while scoping out Calgary’s up-and-coming hip-hoppers. “HHK is for everyone— from the MC trying to get his name out there to the average Joe or Jane who’s been rapping Biggie songs in the shower,” said Colin Canning, marketing manager for Commonwealth Bar & Stage.
Saskatoon, SK – For those of you eagerly waiting the summer festivities to kick off, Paranoid Castle – Saskatoon producer Factor and Oakland-based MC Kirby Dominant – have just released their latest video for the track, “Tomorrow.” The video features bikini-clad babes, ice cream trucks, and an abundance of neon-hued Popsicles. “Tomorrow” is an ode to the popular ’90s rock song ‘Today’ by the Smashing Pumpkins. The song samples the original tune’s infectiously upbeat guitar riffs under Kirby Dominant’s carefree, easy-living rhymes and Factor’s catchy beats.
Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada’s Logik caught up with the Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop, aka Maestro Fresh Wes during Canadian Music Week and touched on Maestro being named #1 on CBC’s Top 25 Greatest Canadian Rappers List, which was released on March 22. There was a lot of controversy surrounding this list and it has been the topic of discussion for the last few days. They also talked about Director X and how Maestro stays young and vibrant. Check out the video below.
Toronto, ON – The very talented Ryan Leslie was in Toronto March 22nd as he brought his Black Mozart Tour to the The Phoenix during Canadian Music Week. Peep the video below of RLes doing a rendition of “Fly Together” and check out some pictures after the jump.
Special thanks to Union Events for accommodating HipHopCanada at this show.
Ottawa, ON – Makin’ that Doughski Music Group Presents a new single from Niko Doughski called “Walk With Me” featuring City Fidelia and Lil’ Thrilla. The song was produced by Beat Merchant and it’s featured on Doughski’s street album, Doughski Towers, hosted by DJ Gutta and available for download on iTunes. Take a listen below.
Toronto, ON – Riot Squad Canada rapper Money Marlo will be releasing a new project next week in April called Money Over Every Thing 2. Face Films released the artwork earlier today – check it out below and stay tuned for #MOET2.
New York, NY – As Marco Polo gets ready to drop his forthcoming LP entitled, Newport Authority 2 he unleashes “Nite and Day,” the second track in the series of legendary emcees on beats by Toronto-native Marco Polo, with samples that were impossible to clear. This time he teams up with the very influential New York artist, Big Daddy Kane. Take the track in below and download it after the jump.
Make sure to stay tuned for Newport Authority 2 and also his other LP, Port Authority 2, slated for this spring. “Nite & Day,” with cuts from Shylow, is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Toronto, ON – In 2013, with access to information via the Internet and industry workshops, artists should be responsible for learning the industry that they’re attempting to thrive in. One of the more lucrative sides of releasing music is licensing. Whether it’s a movie or commercial, licensing is done to ensure the copyright owners of musical works are compensated for their work when their music is used. Is your music being licensed?
CANaudio Licensing is a newly formed company offering some great services to veteran artists and newbies alike. Whether you’re already familiar with the licensing game or just getting your foot in the door, CANaudio gives you a chance to get paid and at no risk to you.
Right now they’re running a networking party inside Toronto’s Marriott Downtown hotel as part of the annual Canadian Music Week festivities. This is a great opportunity to meet the team that can help you make money through your music. They’re offering free consultations and they’re ready to get down to business.
Stop by for one-on-one industry advice from 6 – 12 and then again on Sunday. They’re in Suite #735 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown (475 Yonge Street).