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J. Cole, Lorde, Serena Ryder & more at Ottawa Folk Festival, Sept. 10-14 [News]

Ottawa, ON – The nation’s capital is the place to from September 10 to 14 as the Ottawa Folk Festival takes over … Read More »

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Artist to artist: Hellnback gets the grease on Merkules [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published August 26, 2014 – With the way hip-hop has been changing over the years it’s hard to … Read More »

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Time to #WAKEDAFUCUP: HipHopCanada chops it up with Onyx [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 15, our friends over at True Rhythm brought Onyx (Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz) to Calgary for … Read More »

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On the Run with Jay and Bey in Winnipeg [Review]

Winnipeg, MB – I’ll be honest: when the rumors started circulating that Jay Z and Beyoncé were set to tour together this … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Catch Tayyib Ali, Moufy, DJ IV & Jofo live in Halifax on Sept. 4 [News]

Catch Tayyib Ali, Moufy, DJ IV & Jofo live in Halifax on Sept. 4 [News]


21 Jun

Chui – Def Jam (Freestyle) [Video]

St. Catharines, ON – Check out UTVMG member Chui in his latest promotional video, directed by Roger That. This is the “Def Jam (Freestyle)” which features Chui going in on the instrumental made famous by Trinidad James’ “Def Jam” single. Look out for Chui’s Crack In Da Pavement mixtape, coming soon.

Related Post: Sese – Bury Me A G (Week 8) [Video] #ThisWasMyShit

21 Jun

Sese – Bury Me A G (Week 8) [Audio] #ThisWasMyShit

St. Catharines, ON – With a ton of gems still in the chamber, Sese lets off another installment of his #ThisWasMyShit series. Week 8 sees Sese jump on the instrumental of 2Pac’s “Bury Me A G.” This is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

“Thinkin’ back, reminiscing on my teens, a young G gettin’ paid off of dope fiends. F**kin’ off cash that I make. N**ga, what’s tha sense of workin hard if you never get to play?” The words of the ever influential late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur from the song “Bury Me A G.” Off the 1994 album, Thug Life Vol. 1, released by the controversial group founded by 2Pac, Thug Life. The song would later appear on the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary of his life, Tupac: Resurrection. Fast forward to 2014, and Week 8 of Sese’s #TWMS series. Sese resurrects the “Bury Me A G” instrumental, and lays it back to rest! Giving you brief glimpses into his background, Sese touches on various topics. This one is for the true fans and supporters!


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21 Jun

Sese – Milkbone (Week 6) [Video] #ThisWasMyShit

St. Catharines, ON – NV continues to supply the #ThisWasMyShit series with incredible visual support as Sese drops off the video for Week 6′s “Milkbone.” More info via the press release below and you can find the video after the jump.

For this week’s #TWMS release, Sese takes us back to the mid-90′s with a two part freestyle over Milkbone’s “Keep It Real” and the late Heavy D’s “Big Daddy.” Very reminiscent of the grimey days of baggy hoodies and over-sized jeans, Sese sounds perfect over the hard hitting drums and chopped jazz sample. Fans my remember the instrumental being used for the classic Jay Z and Big L freestyle on the The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show.

Then, in perfect contrast, Sese switches gears and smooths it out over the Overweight Lover’s 1997 hit, “Big Daddy.” Known for his smooth delivery and female friendly persona; bursting on the scene in 1985, Heavy D was a pioneer in keeping the ladies involved in hip-hop. Listen as Sese smooths it out for his fans and shows us versatility like only he can. Sese is using the #TWMS releases as a lead up to his next full length project, YFRWN3 (Your Favourite Rapper’s Worst Nightmare). Be sure to follow the campaign and everything Sese coming in the next few months.

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Related Post: Sese – Milkbone (Week 6) [Audio] #ThisWasMyShit

21 Jun

Bias Truth – All Rise [Mixtape]

Toronto, ON – T-Dot’s own Bias Truth just hit us with his latest project release, All Rise. This tape is one of the precursor projects leading up to Bias’ debut BMore BFore: The Revisit. This project gives us a deeply personal look into the mindset of all things Bias Truth. He’s got a hungry flow – he spits without inhibition. He puts his lines out there on the table without apology. His versing is actually slightly reminiscent of that of Rick Ross.

But despite his aggressive flow, Bias delivers an extremely diverse project. There are angry feelers. There are sad feelers. There are happy feelers. Bias picks up on the emotion within each beat he uses and runs with it. I mean, just look at “Kill Everything (It’s Time).” You’d assume that’d be one of the hungriest joints, ever, right? Wrong. This is a deeply emotional track about perseverance. So many feelings. And Bias actually sings on it (briefly), too. And throughout the duration of All Rise, there’s this deeply spiritual undertone. Bias stays humble and credits everything to the most high. Check it below, and head over here to cop a download of the project.

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21 Jun

Guy Bombardo – In The Shadows [EP]

Calgary, AB – Calgary’s master-producer, Guy Bombardo, recently hit us with his debut four-track EP release entitled In The Shadows. You guys remember Bombardo, right? He won the Beat Street West producer battle in Calgary in August 2013. In The Shadows was released via Hub the Supreme Hustle through Beatport. Head over here to cop a download of the EP. Or stream it for your listening pleasure below.

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20 Jun


Toronto, ON – More new music from Mississauga singer-songwriter, PARTYNEXTDOOR (formerly performed as Jahron Brathwaite). The OVO rising star is gearing up for a new release which is set to drop at the end of July. Look out for PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO.

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20 Jun

Pearl Entertainment Presents: Nipsey Hussle live in Edmonton [News]

Edmonton, AB – Our fam at Pearl Entertainment has done it once again! Crenshaw’s own, Nipsey Hussle will be performing live in Edmonton at Encore (8882-170 Street) on July 11. With local support from; A.C.E, Chubby C & Domino, Kozikoz, Loonie Tunez, Mitchell Lawler & Conch, Prince, and Toxsic – summer is shaping up quite nice for shows in YEG.

There’s still buzz coming off of Nipsey’s 2013 released mixtape Crenshaw and the anticipation of his studio album Victory Lap is killing us. Nipsey’s strategy for the release of Crenshaw was a complete success; selling only 1000 copies for $100 each – Nipsey made $100,000 in sales… in 24 hours. (Side note: Jay Z was confirmed to cop a cool 100 copies himself). So why tour? Because Nipsey can.

Tickets are on sale now for only $30 and you can grip them at; Foosh, Quantem Leaf, The Occulist, FS Skate & Snow, and Roz Urban Wear. They’re also available online (with service charges) or you can call/text for delivery at 780-952-2441. They couldn’t possibly make it easier for you to get yours – so don’t sleep on it! For more details about the show, keep it locked on the events Facebook page and click the jump to check out the flyer.

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20 Jun

Cody The Catch – That Raw [Video]

Vancouver, BCCody The Catch’s NEW Video “That Raw” is here for everyone to view. This video was shot in East Vancouver by Bryan Fajkovic to relay the feeling of a hip-hop lifestyle. Cody The Catch and his “mutants” hit the street, getting day drunk and having fun. Through out this video you will see a life in the day of Cody The Catch. Shot in hot spots such as the East Van Aboriginal Projects and more. You can find the video after the jump link below.

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20 Jun

Luu Breeze – Giving Up (Prod. Daniel Worthy) [Audio] #SOTD

Toronto, ON – Today’s Song of the Day is the latest release from 1st Party Music’s Luu Breeze. “Giving Up” was produced by Daniel Worthy and will appear on Luuie’s forthcoming release, Remember What You Said.


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18 Jun

Ray Gill – Feelings [Video]

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver hip-hop artist Ray Gill drops another track of his up-coming mixtape No Regrets - this one is called “Feelings” and has a drum n bass vibe. Shot in downtown Vancouver and directed by Freeze Wun, check the video below.

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