Belleville, ON – Up-and-coming hip-hop artist Killa Phila has released the second single off his forthcoming EP, DOPAMINE. “Live For This Shit” was produced by Superstaar Beats and the video was directed by Meclovin Photography. DOPAMINE is currently available for pre-order and will be officially released on Friday, March 25. You can check out “Live For This Shit” below.
Toronto, ON – Rex World artist, Toronto’s own Troy Phoenix recently released this new self-produced single titled “Ruckus.”
Troy Phoenix differentiates himself from the classic “Toronto sound” with EDM-style production and a drudgey delivery. And for the record – “ruckus” is more-or-less a synonym for the turn-up. Check it out below.
Sudbury, ON – Hip-hop artist and MMA fighter TG Savage drops off a new record featuring Nightmare Klub’s Sese and Don Mulatto. “Do It,” was produced by Maneo and presented by The Northern Union. The song will appear on Savage’s xXx State Of GoonUnion project which is dropping this summer. Check out “Do It” below.
TG Savage is also featured on another new tune we posted today – a leak off Don Mulatto’s new EP, Donny Snowbird,” titled “Junk.” Click here to check it out.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON – New music from Don Mulatto off his Donny Snowbird EP including the project’s first single.
“Why Not” was produced by Maneo and recorded inside Mission Control Studios. “Junk,” also produced by Maneo, features up-and-coming Sudbury rapper, TG Savage. You can check out both tunes below but stay tuned for the EP dropping this Thursday.
Don Mulatto – Why Not
Toronto, ON – Tobias (formerly Bias Truth) just hit us with this new video for “Lost It.” We’ve come to know Tobias as one of the most uplifting spiritual rappers out of the T Dot. But he’s got his breaking points just like everyone else.
What he’s showing us on this track is the raw struggle and emotional conflict that comes hand-in-hand with hopelessness: “Time and time again/ Tryna make a way/ Grind 24/7/ That’s the day to day/ Birthday passed/ Still ain’t seeing cake/ How much more can a young black brother take?”
St. Catharines, ON – Building off the success of the Pops-produced “Perfect Cell,” Nightmare Klub hip-hop artist Sese has announced the second single off his acclaimed new mixtape, The Cell Saga, as well as the release date for the song’s accompanying music video.
With Chef Byer (OB O’Brien, Ryan Leslie) behind the boards, Sese pushes his personification of the Dragon Ball Z character Cell even further with “Super Kamehameha.”
Fitting perfectly with Sese’s sharp tongue and lyrical wit, the song brings to life an advanced and more powerful version of the Kamehameha, which is the most widely used finishing attack in the popular DBZ universe.
“Super Kamehameha” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Toronto, ON – This one obviously doesn’t qualify as “hip-hop” but we had to show our friends Mystic & Miranda some love on their new release.
The sisters took a brief hiatus from the music scene but are back in full force and promoting their single, “Pain Killer.” You can check that out below along with the newly released “R&Trap Remix” by Japan’s own .
If the names Mystic & Miranda aren’t ringing a bell, you might be more familiar with the name they went by when they won a Juno Award in 2000. Latoya & Miranda won a Juno in the Best R&B/Soul Recording category for their work on producer-MC 2Rude’s “Thinkin’ About You.”
Mystic & Miranda – Pain Killer
Calgary, AB – As the Humble Giants (MCs Beni J and Halfcut, and DJ C-SIK) get ready for their SXSW debut later on this week, the crew returns from a lengthy hiatus to deliver this fresh new SXSW Freeverse over top of a beat by Californian producer oriJanus.
The freeverse features back-to-back 16s from Halfcut and Beni J, and was shot on a rooftop of the University of Calgary’s art building parkade by 403k Films. Check it out after the jump.
Toronto, ON – As he gears up for his stint at SXSW, Toronto rap vet Johnny Darko teams up with Jake Bluez (founder of the 1stone crew) and Jigz The Flyer for this new “Metric System” video.
Johnny sticks to his drudgey drug-fuelled trap M.O. but puts his own Northern spin on the track by giving a nod to the metric system. As Johnny explained to me: “I had been trying to get Jake and Jigz on a track together subconsciously for a while and then when Jake showed me the beat that ended up being “Metric System,” I knew Jigz would be the man for the hook.”
The track kicks off with a sweet little “F**kin’ kilos/ F**kin’ kilos” sample as the song intros. And then Johnny, Jake and Jigz go into a full-blown Metric appreciation turn-up. The video was shot By Justin Browne and Jarrett Maclean. Check it out below.