Toronto, ON – Another newer release emphasizing how much of a hip-hop hotbed Toronto really is. Up-and-comer Daz Dinero shows you why he’s a “Rockstar” in his latest high energy TdotsSolutionsz-powered video shot in and around Toronto’s famous Dundas Square. Check it out after the jump link below.
Toronto, ON – Don’t miss these hot new visuals from Toronto MCs T Gramz and Dre Barrs of M3G. The “Reaper Cookin” video was filmed by Deighton Goode and is available for viewing after the jump link below.
Hamilton, ON – Don’t miss the album debut from up-and-comer Matt Coombs of Outsider Music. Dualism, The Deadication is dedicated to a close friend of Matt’s named Shawn Bell, a 17-year old from Stoney Creek who passed away tragically July 26, 2013 in a car accident. “This one is #ForShawn”
Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Outspoken Corboy drops off his take on “R.I.C.O.” – leaving in Drake and effectively replacing Meek Mill. A subtle show of support? Well once Corboy starts spitting you can see what side he’s on. Check it out.
Toronto, ON – Don’t miss the newly released All About The Money mixtape from Ez-Mak Records & Entertainment. Hosted by DJ Mad Linx, the tape features 33-tracks including exclusives, remixes and some of the hottest records out. Download it now at Ez-Mak.com.
Troy Ave, who has 2 records with 50 Cent on the mixtape as well as a tracks with Rick Ross and Future, is in Toronto on Caribana Sunday, August 2 for the All About The Money Concert. Along with Ave and Ez-Mak head honcho Kama, the jam will feature Chicago’s SD of GBE with special guest Louie OX Rankin aka Teddy Brukshot (and much more!). Mad Linx will also be in town to host the vent along with DJ Tony Cruz. It all goes down inside Toronto’s Adelaide Hall located at 250 Adelaide Street. Tickets are $30 in advance and available now at Ez-Mak.com.
Click the jump link below to check out the All About The Money track listing, and the official flyer for the Caribana event.
Montreal, QC – You won’t find too many festivals out there that properly showcase each of the 4 elements of hip-hop culture. Montreal’s Under Pressure festival has already been doing it for 19 years and this August 5th will mark the beginning of the 20th Anniversary.
Under Pressure, “the largest and longest running event of its kind all across North America.” Founded in 1996 in Montreal, Quebec, Under Pressure was started by graffiti writers Seaz and Flow who identified a need for a publicly accessible event to showcase the culture and change how graffiti was perceived. The 20th Anniversary takes place between August 5 and 9.
Each day is filled with various events celebrating graffiti and hip-hop in general. The Beaux Dégâts art mash-up goes down August 5 with 12 teams battling it out for 2 hours at Les Foufounes Électriques. The main event on August 6 is Off The Record: Vinyl Exploration featuring scratch sessions, a workshop, conference and an art showcase. Another Outdoor Scratch Session goes down August 8 at Fresh Paint Gallery, along with Under Pressure 2015 at the Under Pressure International Graffiti Convention. To cap off an already great line-up, the festival wraps up Sunday, August 9 with a free show featuring some hip-hop legends. There’s hip-hop founder DJ Kool Herc, DJ Q-Bert of the Invisibl Skratch Picklz, Lord Finesse of D.I.T.C., Bobbito Garcia (aka Kool Bob Love) from the Rock Steady Crew, Illa-J from Slum Village and the Yancey Boys, as well as a ton of incredible Canadian talent including Theology 3, DJ Brace, Flight Distance, Killa Jewel and more. Shouts to host Dice B!
Needless to say, this is not to be missed!
Toronto, ON – Toronto songstress TEA recently released her debut six-track LP entitled Dangerous Drinking Games, as well as a fresh new video for her track “Funhouse.”
This joint was produced by SmashMouth Entertainment producer Garrett Welldone (who you’re probably familiar with as one half of the The Bass6 supreme production duo). “Funhouse” is one hella eerie track. TEA takes us into her funhouse and introduces us to the insanity: “You want to come in?/ I’ll show you my house.”
Philadelphia, PA – It took less than an hour for Meek Mill to voice his opinion about the new Drake diss record, “Charged Up.”
Considering this whole situation kicked off on Twitter back on Tuesday, it’s fitting that he used the same medium to voice his opinion. So far he’s made 2 separate tweets indicating he’s not impressed with what he’s heard. “Baby lotion soft……” and “I can tell he wrote that 1 tho……” in reference to Meek’s claim that Quentin Miller wrote Drake’s verse for “R.I.C.O.” In the spirit of hip-hop, let’s hope Meek is on his way to the studio to get a real response written and recorded. We’re waiting patiently for the next chapter.
Earlier in the week, HipHopCanada’s own Jesse Plunkett released his own take on the Meek/Drake situation. Click here to check it out.
Baby lotion soft……
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
I can tell he wrote that 1 tho……
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
Toronto, ON – And there it is. A few days after Meek Mill accused Drake of using OVO’s Quentin Miller as a ghostwriter for his contribution to Dreams Worth More Than Money, Drake responds with a scathing diss track. Aside from an Instagram reply sorta acknowledging the situation, Drake stayed quiet while other members of OVO spoke out against the claims. An hour into OVO Sound Radio, and without warning “Charged Up” dropped and despite no direct mention of Meek, it’s clear who Drizzy is talking too. The only question now is will whether Meek will record his own diss, or keep his thoughts on Twitter.
“Charged Up” is HipHopCanada’s Song Of The Day.
“Done doing favors for people/ Cause it ain’t like I need the money I get off of features” – Drake