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Jay Elec brings out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller & more at BK Hip Hop Festival [Review]

The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival was sponsored by HipHopCanada. Our very own Maxwell Benson was on hand to capture the … Read More »

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Rico Love talks Usher, social media, writing platinum hits & more [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – On July 5, Rico Love made a stop in Edmonton while joining Future on the Honest Tour. The New Orleans … Read More »

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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 … Read More »

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Future gets Honest: cover art and why he always wears sunglasses [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On July 6, Future rolled through Calgary for a stop along his Honest Tour. Following two monstrous shows in … Read More »

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Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]

Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]

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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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17 Jul

Blicky – Another Day ft. Harvey Stripes (Prod. High Klassified) [Audio]

Montreal, QC -Reps Up recording artist & OVO affiliate Blicky (formerly known as I.Blast) brings us his brand new single featuring Harvey Stripes. Produced by Fool’s Gold own High Klassified, this record finds Blicky & Harv trading verses about their day-to-day routines and what they go through to make ends meet. It will be featured on Blicky’s debut EP titled C’est La Vie which features Boi-1da, P-Reign, Gunplay and more. Look out for that this Summer.

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17 Jul

Drake receives rave reviews for ESPY Awards performance [Video]

Los Angeles, CA – Full of charisma and confidence, Drake proved ESPN executives right in selecting him as this year’s host for their annual ESPY Awards banquet. Some have already called him the best ESPY host in the award show’s 20+ year history. The OVO boss was front and centre at LA’s Nokia Theater, opening up with a killer monologue a skit that featured Blake Griffin and former arch-nemesis, Chris Brown.

His acting skills were on full display but he also hilariously reverted back to music by introducing some songs like “Honorable Mention,” and the Brian McKnight assisted “Side Pieces.” In “Honorable Mention,” his lyrical abilities shine through as he manages to big up KD (Kevin Durant), show some solidarity with Kendrick Lamar, and diss Macklemore all in one line:

KD, I know you hear me. I know you understand me. Real talent doesn’t always win championships, and real music doesn’t always win Grammys.

He also teamed up with boxing champ Manny Pacquiao for a rendition of “Let It Go,” from the movie Frozen (yeah, that movie had more than one song).

And one of our favourite moments was Drake, decked out in a jersey from Skylar Diggins’ alma mater, Notre Dame, reading a poem he had written for the Tulsa Shock (WBNA) star. It’s a hilarious bit that really highlights Drake’s strong sense of humor. Certainly not something Diggins’ boyfriend (Daniel Smith) will be happy to see.

Check out the highlights below, starting with the opening monologue, and look for more after the jump.

“Lordy, lordy, Michael Jordy”

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16 Jul

Black Milk kills Vancouver softly with Nat Turner [Review]

Vancouver, BCBlack Milk has performed in Vancouver a couple of times now and he’s one of few artists I’ve made the effort of seeing more than once. His most recent appearance was at Venue on July 3 to a perfectly packed house — in that I mean you could still move around and get up close to the stage if you wanted.  Opening acts included KIDS, ILL-Legitimate, Attikus and the high-energy rapid-fire lyricism of Northwest Division. The openers killed it, getting the crowd hyped up and buzzing as they waited for Black Milk to take the stage.

For those unfamiliar with Milk, he travels with a live band, Nat Turner – which almost always makes for a better quality of live music. Combine that with his veteran stage presence and delivery and you are pretty much guaranteed a dope experience.

Black Milk kills Vancouver softly with Nat Turner [Review] -HipHopCanada

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16 Jul

The Bass6 – Lucid Dreams (Vol. 7 & 8) [Mixtape]

Toronto, ONThe Bass6 are moving so fast we can barely keep up with their new releases. Since we’re two volumes behind, we present you one post containing Lucid Dreams Volume 7 as well as Volume 8.

In Lucid Dreams Volume 7, ILOVEMAKONNEN bookends a mix with Flex The Antihero, Metro Thuggin, Gangsta Gibbs, Ferg, and even a remix from M Mac of Danny Brown. And Volume 8 features Kevin Gates, ScHoolboy Q, Young Thug, PeeWee Longway, Speaker Knockerz and more. Check out Volume 7 below and look for Volume 8 after the jump link.

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16 Jul

88Flow – You’ll See (Future Goals) (Prod. B3auu) [Audio]

Hamilton, ON88Flow takes a moment to talk about his music industry goals with his Bo$quiat Clique over a smooth, jazzy instrumental courtesy of B3auu. He embraces loving yourself, your art, your vision as an artist, to serve as a reminder to always know yourself. The Bo$quiat artist shines light on fakes who had once tried to infiltrate his clique. The song appears on the Foreign Waves 2 project. Check out “You’ll See (Future Goals)” below.

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16 Jul

DUBB – Run To [Audio]

Los Angeles, CA – One day after Game revealed he had signed DUBB to his Blood Money Entertainment imprint, the Athens Park rapper releases a new track called “Run To.” DUBB’s Perfect Timing mixtape, hosted by DJ Skee and DJ Whoo Kid, is set to drop later this year. Check out “Run To” below.

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