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Daddy Issues: Wasiu talks about making psychological rap that’s disguised as strippe…

Montreal, QC – At the beginning of the month, Montreal artist Wasiu released a new single titled “Daddy Issues.”
The track was produced … Read More »

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CRTC kills funding for MuchFACT & BravoFACT; Sign the petition

Ottawa, ON – It goes without saying, MuchFACT has been a vital tool in the development of the Canadian hip-hop scene. Without … Read More »

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VNCHY discusses Money Baby: “Although money can give you anything, it is far from ev…

Toronto, ON – At the end of last month, Toronto artist VNCHY teamed up with S.L.M.N. and GoldenBoy for a brand … Read More »

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Power Play: Canadian rappers score big with hockey anthems

Ottawa, ON – It’s taken a decade, but the Ottawa Senators have made it back to the Eastern Conference Finals of the … Read More »

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Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album


22 May

Drake sets record for most Billboard Music Awards wins in one night: 13

Las Vegas, NVDrake was the big winner at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, taking home 13 awards and surpassing Adele as the artist with the most BBMA wins in one night.

He had already picked up 10 awards in the pre-telecast categories, and picked up another early during the live broadcast for Top Male Artist.

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Life is like toilet paper. Either you’re on a roll, or taking shit from assholes.” – Drake

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22 May

In The Night Time: Listen to Drega’s new collaboration with EverythingOShauN

Toronto, ON – Earlier this month Drega teamed up with EverythingOShauN for this new collaboration track titled “In The Night Time.”

The track was self-produced by Drega, and features a minimalistic, subtle rhythm-anchored beat. There’s actually no instrumental component to the production. It’s literally just a series of drum rhythms laced underneath Drega and EverythingOShauN’s bars. So it’s got this pseudo-acapella feel to it.

“In The Night Time,” our Song of the Day is a summer nightlife anthem for everyone who comes alive in the after-hours. It’s a song for everyone who’s ready to go out when the sun goes down, and for everyone who’s out there trying to find temporary love for the night, and everyone who’s living in the moment and not worrying about the future.

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22 May

Experience the “Pretty Life” with this new single from Terrell Morris & Free n Losh

Toronto, ON – Frequent collaborators Free n Losh and Terrell Morris recently released their latest collaboration titled “Pretty Life.”

As a unit, Terrell and Free n Losh have been delivering some of the best summer anthems lately, and “Pretty Life” catches that exact same vibe. It’s a blissed-out easy-listening track featuring jazzy horn instrumentals (courtesy of Busty and the Bass), and additional vocals from MorMor.

The trio’s previous collaboration “Free Problems” saw Terrell take a more bar-focused approach to his delivery. But on “Pretty Life”, Terrell switches things up with more of a melodic sing-rap delivery.

“Pretty Life” bodies all those passionate, sun-drenched desires for love and lust as Terrell asks his female to “Put your passion on me every night”… which is really just one hella poetic plea for endless summer sexy time. Listen to “Pretty Life” below.

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21 May

Rolling Loud Festival 2017: A$AP Rocky, A$AP Mob steal the show

Miami, FL – Not only was it my first time in Miami, it was also my first time EVER attending an all-rap festival. There was no expectations going into Rolling Loud 2017, I mean really, how could I expect anything for the first time?

All I can say to start off is that I had the experience of a lifetime. I saw Future, Flatbush Zombies, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, Young Thug, Playboi Carti, XXXTentacion, Migos, and Lil Uzi Vert, just to name a few. Each rapper had their own style of set, visuals and stage effects. Not to mention each rapper brought their own vibe to the festival (we all went nuts when Lil Uzi took the stage dive).

That being said, there was one artist I have not yet mentioned and that would be A$AP Rocky with the whole A$AP Mob. They were absolutely INSANE. I cannot stress how much the crowd was vibing with Rocky and the gang. They had the energy, the fireworks, the noise and the hype to create one MASSIVE mosh pit that I almost didn’t make it out of. The set list was absolutely insanity.

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20 May

ICYMI: You need to listen to Night Lovell’s latest single release “Whoever U Are”

Ottawa, ON – At the end of last month, Ottawa artist Night Lovell finally dropped a new track titled “Whoever U Are”. The track comes to us following Night’s monstrous sophomore album Red Teenage Melody, which dropped last year in June 2016.

“Whoever U Are” was produced by Hector Vaé and plays out with dial tones on the beat that break the song up into little pockets of inner dialogue.

Night’s mind is in a very dark, contemplative place for this track. Lyrically, he’s all over the place as he jumps between thoughts of fake friends, hating fame, liking pain, feeling low and alone, and worrying about the (potentially) lethal consequences of his actions. He laces the verses together on the hook with the repetition of one single line, over and over again: “I want you.”

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19 May

Doh Carter Diaries: T Gramz drops “All Day” video with Doucemane, Geezy Loc & Dre Barrs

Toronto, ONT Gramz lets off new visuals in support of his Doh Carter Diaries project. “All Day” features Doucemane, Geezy Loc and Dre Barrs. Check it out below or click here to take in the entire tape.

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19 May

Mama I’m Sorry: J-Soul’s new single is an apology to all the women in his life

Toronto, ON – Toronto Cash Money recording artist J-Soul recently released a new single titled “Mama I’m Sorry” to coincide with Mother’s Day last weekend.

The song was produced by Prezident Jeff and MSA, and was released after Mother’s Day earlier this week. “Mama I’m Sorry” is an honest, raw look at J-Soul’s relations with the females in his life – his mom, his grandmother, and all the girls who’ve fallen in love with him over the years. This is the first single J-Soul has released since “Mod Ting” in February. And it’s arguably one of J-Soul’s saddest, most emotive releases to date.

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19 May

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 33

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single week.

Each Friday we’ll hit you with a Canadian urban music playlist curated by our Associate Editor In Chief, Sarah Jay. Every week Sarah will be putting together a 38-track weekly selection of new releases, classic favourites, throwbacks, and songs she’s playing heavy on rotation.

This week’s playlist features a ton of brand new music starting with “Man On A Mission” off of Nue’s just-released IROQUOIS project. Volume 33 also features new music from Keita Juma, Wasiu, Saudin, Napalm Dreams, Allan Kingdom, Noita, Khadijah Lopez, Lou Phelps, Terrell Morris and Free n Losh, Belly and DVBBS, Night Lovell, dvsn, Ouri, Jay Whiss, Devon Tracy, Jimmy Yitty, Aaricia, Joseph Ember, and more.

Check out the playlist and tracklist for Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 33 below, and make sure you go follow us on Spotify.

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19 May

Photo suggests Drake & Tory Lanez have ended their longstanding feud

Toronto, ON – After years of exchanging lyrical jabs, it seems Drake and Tory Lanez have ended their beef. A photo of the two Toronto artists is making the rounds on social media and giving hope for possible collaborations down the road.

The beef started – at least in part – on the HipHopCanada message board in the mid 2000’s so it’s only right that we post on the reconciliation now. It’s been mentioned several times that the tension started back when Tory Lanez offered to put up $10K if Drake didn’t like his music.

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The details that often get left out is the fact that this exchange happened on the HipHopCanada message board where both Tory Lanez and Drake were active members – along with most of the current OVO roster.

The post was made by Tory with the 10K offer, and OVO Hush (going by Young Tony at the time) was one of the first people to respond encouraging Tory “to just send the money over.” A clear indication that he didn’t think his buddy Drake would be feeling what Tory was bringing to the table.

Just a short anecdote about an ongoing rap beef that seems to now be dead in the water. Ultimately, it’s better for Canadian hip-hop for our top dogs to work together. Hopefully we’ll see a Drake / T. Lanez collaboration in the near future.

The photos were posted by both artists on their respective social media platforms. Tory included the word “Toronto” in a tweet containing the photos, while Drake captioned an Instagram post of the pic with ““The city needs more of this and less of that.”

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19 May

Watch the new “Best Shit Is Underground” video by London’s TempoMental

London, ON – “Best Shit Is Underground” is the latest video from London MC TempoMental in support of his Ancient Rapology Mixtape. He enlisted Patrick Younger of RA Photography to visualize the single which was produced by MadHattr. Check it out below.

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