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Grieves talks Winter And The Wolves, touring and finding balance in the music business [In…

Vancouver, BC – It’s impressive to listen to Grieves speak. He has so much passion for his music that it makes you remember … Read More »

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Dizaster talks Cassidy, Ether, KOTD, Vancouver rap & more [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – During a recent trip to Vancouver, battle rap’s most talked about emcee Dizaster sat down with HipHopCanada’s West Coast … Read More »

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Sese announces release date for YFRWN3; previews cover art [News]

St. Catharines, ON – Your Halloween won’t be complete without the latest edition of the YFRWN mixtape series. That’s right, this October … Read More »

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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 »

Atlantic Canada

IV League Studios Booth Sessions Episode 2 ft. Rude Dowg, Baseline & J-Bru [Video]

IV League Studios Booth Sessions Episode 2 ft. Rude Dowg, Baseline & J-Bru [Video]


18 Jul

DillanPonders – Swallow / SMCG [Audio]

Toronto, ON – SmashMouth Music Group MC DillanPonders is now less than a month away from dropping his sophomore LP, The Boy Who Lived. So to get us that much more excited for the release, the drug-rap kingpin just hit us with the lead single off the project; a single consisting of two tracks: “Swallow” and “SMCG” (which stands for SmashMouth CReW Gang – by the way).

As is to be expected, DP hits us hard with his wavy drug rap supremacy. “SMCG” (produced by BatmanOnTheBeatz) is actually DP’s own rendition of “Or Nah.” So it sounds like getting blown on blow. And “Swallow” is surprisingly smooth – for a DP joint. It features UK vocalist Ziba (who you may remember as the featured songstress on DP’s remix of “XXX”). It’s a track about fellatio. But it’s an excellent track about fellatio. Check it below and keep it locked on The Boy Who Lived. That’s coming at you on Aug. 13.


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18 Jul

Madchild – White Knuckles [Video]

Vancouver, BCMadchild of Swollen Members shows why he’s one of the top MCs in the country with his new single, “White Knuckles.” The Battleaxe Warrior boss is gearing up for his new project – the Deluxe EP, Switched On - set to drop September 30. Check out the Ryan Lindow-directed “White Knuckles” after the jump.

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18 Jul

New York Buzz: Bobby Shmurda, GS9 and the Shmoney Dance [Article]

New York, NY – On Wednesday, Drake hosted the 2014 ESPY Awards in LA and started it with a monologue that has some people suggesting him for Oscar host candidacy. During his intro, he came in with a Jahlil Beats-produced record and hit a dance move or 2 before addressing the audience. Some have erroneously speculated that it was a preview to a new Drizzy song, while others are more familiar with “Shmoney Dance,” which originally caught a buzz from a Vine.

Drill, originating in Chicago’s South Side and made popular in the last few years, has definitely had noticeable influence on the direction of hip-hop trends. In East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Bobby Shmurda and his GS9 clique have exploded in popularity as his drill-sounding, Jahlil-produced “Hot N***a” banger (originally produced for Lloyd Banks) – and trend setting “Shmoney Dance” – had already put the young MC on the map. A co-sign from Drake at a show of that magniute will certainly take things even further for the rising star (as well as Roc Nation’s Jahlil Beats). A few days earlier, he was invited to the Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club where he shouted-out Jay Z and Beyoncé for showing love on their On The Run tour. Overall, he’s arguably one of the hottest rapper out right now.

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Hot N***a is New York’s Answer to Chicago Drill Music.” – Complex

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17 Jul

An inside look at 416RISE with YYZHilightz [Video]

Toronto, ONYYZ Hilightz host Jemelle Williams experiences 416RISE inside Daniels Spectrum. Wiliams speaks with founder Randell Adjei and more about the impact of the R.I.S.E. initiative on the eve of its second year. Featuring appearances and performances by Maestro Fresh Wes, D’bi Young, Erik Flowchild, La Rose, 5 Fingers 1 Fist, and more.

17 Jul

P. Reign – Where You Been (Prod. Bass Line) [Video] #SOTD

Toronto, ON – New visuals from the Reps Up team. As OVO affiliate P. Reign gears up for the release of his Dear America mixtape, he lets off a new video directed by Footage Worldwide. “Where You Been,” produced by Bass Line, is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

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17 Jul

Naturally Born Strangers – No One Knows My Struggle (Prod. Rich Kidd) [Video]

Toronto, ON – James McGurk and Che Kothari team up to direct the new visual gem from Toronto supergroup, Naturally Born Strangers. Adam Bomb, Tona and Rich Kidd talk trials and tribulations on the Rich Kidd-produced “No One Knows My Struggle, shot on location in Nine Mile, a village in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica where Bob Marley was both born, and buried.

Nine Mile was an inspiration for many of Marley’s songs, and it’s now home to the Bob Marley Mausoleum, which is run by Marley family members, including the infamous Captain Crazy.

The Naturally Born Strangers project, presented by TheLegendsLeague, is available for free download. Check out the video after the jump.

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17 Jul

Bishop Brigante talks KOTD West Coast Squad Tour, starting tonight in Calgary [Interview]

Calgary, AB – Calgary, get ready for KOTD! Tonight marks the official start to the King of the Dot West Coast Squad Tour which gets started in Calgary tonight, and wraps up on the 26th in Vancouver. In between they’ll be reaching Edmonton (July 19), Fort McMurray (July 20), Kelowna, BC (July 23), and Castlegar, BC (July 25). Tonight’s event in Calgary takes place inside the Bronco Smokehouse & Saloon (130, 1011 1 Street SW).

Each of the 6 tour dates is guaranteed to feature some familiar KOTD faces including big wigs Organik, Gully TK and Bishop Brigante, along with freestyle champion, Charron, and beatbox champion, Scott Jackson.

To get a bit more info about what to expect on the West Coast Squad Tour, we connected with co-host Bishop Brigante. Make sure you check out the Q&A after the jump link below.

It should be noted that Kelowna has 2 other events going down that are connected to the tour. On July 22, Organik and Bishop will be in Kelowna for an event titled Come Vape With Us and then a boat cruise on July 23, immediately before the Squad Tour event. Flyers are also after the jump.

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17 Jul

muGz – Blvck And White ft. SRH [Video]

Montreal, QC – Big moves coming out of Montreal as muGz and SRH join forces for this brand new video for the Alex Lustig produced track off the Watch Dogs soundtrack. Take it in below and check in muGz’ BLVCK album coming soon.

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17 Jul

Swisslizz x Space H – Swerve [Video]

Vancouver, BC – We’ve got the fresh new joint from Vancouver producer/emcee Swisslizz and new-comer Space H, “Swerve”. Count on the homies at Self Hired to provide those sharp summertime visuals – check the video below.

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17 Jul

Billionaire B – Winning [Audio]

Los Angeles, CA – Something brand new from the LA x Vancouver cat Billionaire B. Check out “Winning” below, presented by Hood Hustlers Entertainment.

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