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Win tickets to see Nas: Time Is Illmatic at Vancouver International Film Festival [Contest…

Vancouver, BC – We recently partnered up with VIFF to help present one of the most exciting films at this year’s Vancouver … Read More »

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J. Cole at Ottawa Folk Festival: Meet & Greet and Ticket Giveaway! [Contest]

Ottawa, ON – While the annual Ottawa Folk Festival is a 5-day affair jam packed with plenty of boisterous entertainment options, it’s … Read More »

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OVO Fest 2014: Six Degrees of Separation (The Mindbender Supreme Recap) [Review]

Toronto, ON – Look: Drake’s “Draft Day” asks what we are all still wondering: “Five years later, how am I the man … Read More »

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Artist to Artist: From paper to can, talkin’ colour with KeepSix [Interview]

Surrey, BC –  The story of the modern day Da Vinci is one seldom told, hip-hop in general has always had four … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Cam Smith – Mad Crack (Prod. RitchCraft) [Video] #SOTD

Cam Smith – Mad Crack (Prod. RitchCraft) [Video] #SOTD


10 Sep

Dustin Moore – Only The Best (Prod. Penacho) [Audio]

London, ON – Backed by catchy Penacho production, up-and-coming Toronto native Dustin Moore releases his new single, “Only The Best.” The song will appear on Moore’s Welcome To London mixtape, scheduled for release on September 18.

The song was just added into rotation on 94.1FM KPFA (Berkeley, CA) and 88.1FM KFCF (Fresno, CA) so if you’re feeling the track and tuning into those stations, support Dustin with a request.

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10 Sep

Nillie – #SleepyheadzZz (Prod. Triple A) [Video]

Calgary, AB – Calgary-based MC Nillie just hit us with a Mista Hindz-directed video that was released earlier on in the summer for Nillie’s track entitled “#SleepyheadzZz.” This track comes to us off of his forthcoming mixtape of the same name (which is slated for release very soon).

“#SleepyheadzZz” is a very serious wake-up call (pun totally intended, there) for the music fans who are sleeping on Nillie. He comes in on this floaty sampled beat (produced by Triple A), and hits us with a flow to remember him by.

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10 Sep

Baron C & 40K – Hold Up [Audio]

Vancouver, BC - Kandy Space is a collective of producers, writers, DJs and designers springing from Vancouver. “Hold Up” is a a dark and hard hitting record. 40K’s mean 808 pattern and Baron C’s deep and steady flow give this banger some presence. Check it out below.

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10 Sep

Dillin Hoox – Peshmerga (Prod. Quest) [Audio]

Ottawa, ON – Peshmerga, a term used by Kurds to refer to armed Kurdish fighters, have played a key role in the ever-changing Iraq-Syria story line and the fight against jihadist group known as IS (formerly ISIS). While they have been a hot topic in western media as of late, the Peshmerga forces protected Kurdish territories since early on in the 20th century. In Kurdish, the word Peshmerga translates to “those who confront death.”

Ottawa rapper Dillin Hoox, a Kurdish-Canadian himself, has released a new single paying homage to the group and the hardships suffered by Kurdish people over the past decades. Check out the Quest-produced “Peshmerga” below.

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10 Sep

Samm Splash – Ghetto (August Alsina Cover) [Video]

Dartmouth, NS – Nova Scotian songstress, Samm Splash recently dropped some sexy sweet visuals for her cover of August Alsina’s “Ghetto,” recorded, shot, and edited by KekeBeatz. Splash shows off her beautiful voice in layered harmony on this track, with soul to boot. The only thing that would make this video any tighter is a guest appearance from Rich Homie Quan. Check it out after the jump.

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10 Sep

Swisha T, Charron & Johnny Bravo – Stay In Your Lane [Video]

Ottawa, ONOriginally published September 1, 2014 – You already know that things get crazy when Swisha T, Charron and Johnny Bravo join forces. This time is no different as the three emcees terrorize the hood in this new video for their track “Stay In Your Lane.” Check it out below and stay tuned for more coming soon!

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9 Sep

YYC to YQB: Mic Starink, MissFudge and Mr. Precise chat about Envol et Macadam [Interview]

Calgary, AB – Last week, Calgary’s own Mic Starink, MissFudge and Mr. Precise held things down for Canadian hip-hop by hitting the stage at Envol et Macadam in Quebec City. That’s right – from YYC to YQB.

The Calgary-based trio of MC Mic Starink, vocalist MissFudge, and producer Mr. Precise (who you may also know as KG – one of the promoters behind True Rhythm and a friendly familiar face in Calgary’s hip-hop scene) entered and won the Canadian leg of the Planetrox contest. They landed a stage slot right before Sublime. Here’s the deal: Planetrox is an international competition that gives up-and-comers from all genres a chance to perform at Envol et Macadam. Thousands of contestants enter each year. And one winner is selected from each of the participating countries. It just so happens that these three won this year.

So from Sept. 4 until Sept. 6, these Calgarian cats went over to Quebec City to hold things down at the festival. We were fortunate enough to catch up with them the evening before their flight departed last week. And we had a killer chop-up. See how it all went down after the jump.

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We are a trio but we have our own branches. It’s like a family.” – Mic Starink

9 Sep

Sean Leon – September 7th [Audio]

Toronto, ON – New music from up-and-comer Sean Leon aka Maui Slim. This is “September 7th.” Peep it.

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9 Sep

Derek Wise – Kenzo [Video]

Toronto, ON – Be Derek Wise on the road to stardom… hold on tight! The young MC has had an eventful summer that included making waves with his Get Home Safe crew at OVO Fest, a feature on MTV and making a cameo appearance in the The Weeknd’s latest video, King of Fall. Now, as the release gets near, anticipation is building for the release of his Mom’s Basement LP. “Kenzo,” a dark and thought-provoking banger produced by Geoff Wood, is the project’s second single and the latest visual release in support of the album. It’s a self-directed project but shot and edited by talented Toronto director Zac Facts. Check it out after the jump and stay tuned for Mom’s Basement. And, remember; Get…Home…Safe…

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9 Sep

Toronto’s #BigTicket monthly series returns Sept. 12 with Scratch of The Roots [News]

Toronto, ON – It’s almost that time again… BIG TICKET is back! On Friday, September 12, make sure you reach the #BigTicket monthly hip-hop series (sponsored by HipHopCanada!) which has a dope new line-up that includes the world famous beatbox master, Scratch of the legendary Roots crew. Scratch is a 2-time Grammy winning artist with over 35 million in sales worldwide and the highest viewed beatbox video on YouTube with a whopping 50 million+ views… you can check for that one after the jump.

#BigTicket veteran Mic Gutz will be performing and celebrating the premiere of his new video, “My City,” featuring Choclair. Also on tap to rock is Dusty Wallace, M.O. Littles, AntiFrantik, Tiggz and award- winning DJ Law. Stacee Brizzle has been brought on as a guest host, along with #BigTicket staple, Dan-e-o (Perfeck Strangers / Monolith). Click here to purchase tickets, or click the link below for more details including the official flyer. Don’t forget…it all goes down inside Toronto’s Wrongbar, located at 1279 Queen Street West.

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