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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]

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23 Jun

Mike Boyd’s Number 1′s: Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream ft. Mike Boyd [Audio]


Enfield, NSMike Boyd‘s really been setting things off with his weekly Mike Boyd’s Number 1′s series. Mike hit us up to let us know that he’d dropped his latest couple of instillations. We just hit you with his verse over top of Calvin Harris’ “Summer.” And now we’ve got a really dope verse that Mike dropped over top of Ed Sheeran’s “Bloodstream.”

And in case you’re not familiar with the series, here’s how it all pans out: each week, Mike records a verse to a #1 single; regardless of whether he loves it or hates it. These verses lead up to the premiere of Mike’s forthcoming single release, “1 Hit Wonder.” Check out Mike’s “Bloodstream” verse below, and head over to Mixcloud to peep the rest of the series.

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23 Jun

Mike Boyd’s Number 1′s: Calvin Harris – Summer ft. Mike Boyd [Audio]


Enfield, NS – Remember how Mike Boyd recently launched his new weekly series called Mike Boyd’s Number 1′s? Well Mike just hit us with the latest instillation. So we’re bringing it to you. Each week, Mike records a verse to a #1 single; regardless of whether he loves it or hates it. These verses lead up to the premiere of Mike’s forthcoming single release, “1 Hit Wonder.”

For this joint, Mike throws some bars over top of Calvin Harris’ summer anthem; so appropriately entitled “Summer.” Check out Mike’s verse below, and head over to Mixcloud to peep the rest of the series.

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23 Jun

Win tickets to see Classified live at New Music Fest Barrie [Contest]


Barrie, ON – We just hit you with the news that Classified is scheduled to headline the annual New Music Fest indie music festival in Barrie, ON on July 19. Classified headlines the festival line-up alongside other Canadian music greats including July Talk, One Bad Son, illScarlett, Indian Handcrafts, Golden Gate Graves and more.

And because we like to deliver the goods, we’ve linked it up with our friends over at Admiral Live for a giveaway of supreme status. We have two tickets to give away to the festival. Serious swag, right? That’s one ticket for you. And one ticket for a plus-one. Too good to handle. Peep all of the official contest entry details after the jump.

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22 Jun

Classified announced as headliner for New Music Fest Barrie [News]


Barrie, ON – On July 19, our friends over at Admiral Live bring Canada’s very own hip-hop heavyweight, Classified, to town to headline the annual New Music Fest Barrie indie music festival at Heritage Park (1 Simcoe St). The all-ages festival also features performances from the likes of July Talk, One Bad Son, illScarlett, Indian Handcrafts, Golden Gate Graves and more.

Gates open at 3 p.m. Early bird tickets have already sold out. But general admission tickets are available for purchase online over here. Tickets range in price from $39.95 to $45 (plus service charges). You can also pick up your tickets in-person at Tropical North Surf Shop (42 Dunlop St. East) in Barrie. For more information, head over here. And check out the official festival flyer after the jump.

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21 Jun

Thoby G brings Kool Summer Breeze in St. Catharines on June 27 [News]


St. Catharines, ON – More coverage from the guys at Union TV Music Group as we’ve already updated you today on the latest from Sese and Chui.

On Friday, June 27, Kon Battles and UTVMG present Thoby G with Kool Summer Breeze inside Mikado Bar & Lounge (117 St. Paul Street). Along with Thoby G, and UTVMG’s DJ Deek on the 1′s and 2′s, the event will feature performances by Moofeek, Swishop Styles, State of Nate, Geneva GM and #10-4Productions. Don’t be surprised to see other members of UTVMG, including Sese, in the building.

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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.

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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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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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