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The Strombo Show: DMC (of Run-DMC) talks Axl Rose’s phone call, suicide, religion &#…

Toronto, ON – George Stroumboulopoulos and The Strombo Show welcomed DMC (of the legendary Run-DMC) for an intimate and explorative conversation about … Read More »

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Catch our recap of the inaugural Safe & Sound Fest featuring Majid Jordan, dvsn &…

New Westminster, BC – For those music fans who felt like the West Coast missed out on the full festival experience this summer, Safe … Read More »

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The identity of H.E.R. remains a mystery, but the authenticity behind her music is crystal…

Vancouver, BC – It’s a Friday evening in the sunny coastal city, and the energetic lines of youth stretch around UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. … Read More »

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Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja discusses what it feels like to be “Outnumbered̶…

North Bay, ON – Earlier this summer Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja released a brand new nine-track mixtape entitled C.H.I.E.F, which features … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Classified’s 2013 self-titled album is now certified Platinum in Canada

Classified’s 2013 self-titled album is now certified Platinum in Canada

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13 Sep

Toronto’s Greezy Deckz releases “P’s N Q’s” video in support of No More Gimmicks


Toronto, ON – Toronto up-and-comer Greezy Deckz recently enlisted ScrewFace Films and Apostolos Films to direct the video for his Penacho Beats-produced “P’s N Q’s.” Check out the video below and make sure you download the full #NoMoreGimmicks project on iTunes.

Toronto's Greezy Decks releases P's N Q's video in support of No More Gimmicks - HipHopCanada.com

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12 Sep

This is why you need to listen to Deuce Fantastick’s album Memoirs of the Hustler


Edmonton, AB – Earlier this summer Deuce Fantastick released his third studio album Memoirs of the Hustler (M.O.T.H).

As always, the talented MC and Executive Producer reps E-Town with passion. Along with Co-Executive Producer, Ryan Stuart, the duo curated 18 new tracks, including features from [fellow Edmontonians] Jae Maze, K-Riz, Young Tox, Mac Millon, Dizzy and K-Blitz. Not to mention a vast majority of production nods that can be found on the track list after the jump.

New Music: Listen to Deuce Fantastick's Third Studio Album

New Music: Listen to Deuce Fantastick's Third Studio Album

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10 Sep

Paper Boy: Buddah Abusah discusses his new video & putting the spotlight on Hamilton


Hamilton, ON – Hamilton artist (and former Bo$ Clique member) Buddah Abusah recently released a brand mew Push Media directed video for “Paper Boy” (featuring Tu) off the spring released Buddah’s EP.

Produced by Donato Beats, “Paper Boy” is a two-sided track about both Buddah’s status as the “Paper Boy” amongst his circle of smokers, as well as about Buddah’s own personal paper chase.

Here’s how Buddah broke it down for us: “Everyone knows Buddah as a supporter of marijuana. A lot of people smoke blunts. My hippies do all the time, puling up with a Backwoods. See I never mind smoking them with my peoples, but I’ll never go and buy a Backwoods for myself naw. I’m a Paper Boy! ! I always was and I don’t think I’ll change that. Another meaning behind it is me going after the money. Chapters in my life are starting and it’s time to step it up. Boss up! ‘My paper rolled like the paper boy soon as I cop’ meaning my money rolled up like I do my papers… just a small double entendre I threw together.”

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9 Sep

TOBi’s “Hidden Fences” gentrification anthem to appear on the HBO season finale of Insecure


Brampton, ON – One of my all-time favourite artists, Brampton’s own TOBi has had an incredibly quiet year. And by quiet, I mean the last time he released something was when he dropped “LiBRA” in December 2016.

But TOBi has finally returned with a brand new demo titled “Hidden Fences” that will appear on the season finale of HBO’s hit series Insecure this upcoming Sunday.

Produced by Nate Smith and mastered by dF, “Hidden Fences” is a funk-soul anthem about gentrification. The track was written over a year ago and stayed shelved until Insecure‘s Kier Lehman heard the song and wanted to use it on the show.

“Hidden Fences” sticks to TOBi’s M.O. of soulful new wave funk; it’s a groover with a side serving of social commentary: “She wanna move to the big city/ But not the side that’s been gentrified/ She doing Yoga every Monday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday/ And not just for the exercise.”

You need to hear this new track

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9 Sep

Nue got signed to 300 Entertainment & finally dropped a video for “Fever”


Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Scarborough artist Nue finally released the video for “Fever” off Iroquois. He also dropped the announcement that he has signed to the independent 300 Entertainment imprint, and is the first Canadian to do so.

“Fever” was produced by Aid and Sauceboy, and dropped as Nue’s third single release from Iroquois. It’s a wavy love song, dripped out in all the feelings, uncertainty, and other symptoms that go hand-in-hand with catching the “Fever” for someone.

Directed by Illritual, the video captures that unsettling feeling as Nue gets faded and tries to sort out his feelings… which rarely ever get sorted out when you’re blitzed. So instead he finds himself in a deeper state of confusion and uncertainty and wondering where him and his girl stand. Check it out after the jump.

ICYMI: Listen to NUE's track

8 Sep

I’m The One: Toronto’s Knemesis previews Play Time Over EP with self-directed video


Toronto, ON – Toronto rapper Knemesis (aka K-Fresh) releases new self-directed visuals for his latest track, “I’m The One.” The hard-hitting beat and high-energy tempo gives you an electrifying rush that is nicely complimented by the video. Watch Knemesis as he is followed by an undercover agent which then leads to a frantic foot chase. His next project will be the Play Time Over EP, set to drop this October on all digital platforms.

I'm The One: Toronto's Knemesis previews Play Time Over EP with self-directed video - HipHopCanada.com

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8 Sep

Rising star Sean Leon releases video for “September 7th”


Toronto, ON – Adding to his LIFEMOVIE.FILM project, Sean Leon returns with a new video for the previously released record, “September 7th.” You can find the song on his 2014 EP, King of the Wild Things, which is available on Spotify and other outlets. (as well as “BY MYSELF 9:11 PM EST” which you won’t want to miss – the video is available after the jump).

“September 7th” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Make sure you also take in the visuals for “By Myself 9:11 PM EST,” available after the jump link.

Rising star Sean Leon releases video for September 7th - HipHopCanada.com

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8 Sep

Andtheniwhippeditout: Toronto’s Mouse Sucks impresses with new EP


Toronto, ON – It’s been a couple of years now, but Toronto rapper Mouse Sucks has officially made me a fan. Since July, I’ve been recommending his singles “Debbies” and “Jumping” to anyone that would listen, and now he’s blessed us with a gang of new material. Both singles can be found on the newly released EP, Andtheniwhippeditout, which is available on Apple Music, Spotify and other services. Check out the EP below.

Andtheniwhippeditout: Toronto's Mouse Sucks impresses with new EP - HipHopCanada.com

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8 Sep

SAFE returns from his hiatus to close out summer with a 3-track EP & a brand new single


Toronto, ON – Earlier this week SAFE surprised us all by making a comeback from his hiatus to drop a brand new three-track self titled EP. And then he followed that up with another release, a summer wrap-up loosie titled “Summer’s End.” So it’s safe to say that Safe is back.

It’s been nearly two years since the Halal Gang member released the Stay Down EP and got his big OVO co-sign from Oliver Et-Khatib.

The two initially met at the shoot for Jimmy Prime’s “Northside” video and from there Oliver slowly brought SAFE into the fam by asking him to work at the OVO Toronto pop-up store. And then when SAFE disclosed that he was an artist, Oliver gave him a backing.

But since then, it seems SAFE has shed his OVO affiliation (I’m solely basing this assumption off the lack of #OVO hashtags, the lack of co-sign from the OVO camp, and the fact that none of these songs premiered on an episode of OVO Sound Radio) and is coming back to us to establish himself as a solo artist without backing from Drizzy and the gang.

Check out dvsn's new

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8 Sep

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 49


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 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 kicks off with dvsn’s new track “Mood” which comes as the duo gears up to release their second album Morning After.

Volume 49 also features a ton of brand new music including tracks from Devon Tracy, Saudin, Daniel Caesar, Haviah Mighty, LocateEmilio and Jordan Solomon, Ty Senoj and Goldchain, Dear Lola, K. Forest, Ramriddlz, DillanPonders, Khaliowe, Matthew Chaim, McCallaman, Jay Whiss, Harvey Stripes, Pryde, Sheperd, Tona Tencreddi, Block Uno, and more. Check out the playlist and tracklist for Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 49 below, and make sure you go follow us on Spotify.

HipHopCanada is now on Spotify: Listen to our debut weekly playlist curated by Sarah Jay - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: dvsn sets the “Mood” for their upcoming new album Morning After

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