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T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Intervi…

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Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

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Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]

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I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

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14 Apr

Tre Nyce – Still Can’t Tell Me Nothing [Video]


Vancouver, BC – As he gears up for his debut in XXL’s Freshman issue next month, Tre Nyce launches new visuals for his track entitled “Still Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” This is a solid turned-right-up track; just listen to that opening line: “Haters call it lies/ I call it writing out my dreams.” That’s serious can’t-tell-me-nothing business, right there.

This joint’s got that hungry, out-for-blood vibe. Nyce gets in against a backdrop of tall buildings and open skies. Sky is the limit, right? And then he just goes hard. And ish turns up. The production on this joint was done by DJ Kemo, and the video was directed by Nyce’s Atlanta-based Famolotti homie, 5 Deezy. Check it below.

14 Apr

Pizzy Only – $tayin True (Prod. DJ Smokey) [Audio]


Kitchener, ON – Kitchener’s own Pizzy Only just dropped the fourth and final single leading up to the release of his DeathxDontxDiscriminatex project. The track is called “$tayin True” and it’s two parts real-talk introspection, and one part rap game mockery.

So the mockery part of this joint was gold. Pizzy’s all like, “This the part of the song where I get real ignorant.” But I missed this line during my first listen-around. And I was like, “Wow this Pizzy Only dude really has some unsavoury ways of stayin’ true.” And then I listened to the track again. And I laughed. Because I realized that he was poking fun at all of the rap cats who try too hard to be hard (i.e.: not true to themselves) by versing about doing the dirty with everyone, and beefing at famous people, and stuff like that. Also, can we please take a minute to appreciate that DJ Smokey production? Too good.

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Pizzy Only - $tayin True (Prod. DJ Smokey) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

13 Apr

Major Lazer – Aerosol Can ft. Pharrell (M Mac Remix) [Audio]


Toronto, ON – T-Dot producer M Mac (of SmashMouth Entertainment) just dropped a remix of Major Lazer’s collaborative “Aerosol Can” joint with Pharrell.

M Mac stays with the jungle-jam production style of the original joint, but mixes some trappier beats into it all. So this mix still has that same simplistic vibed-out feel as the original. But it ever-so-slightly dips its toes into the dirty South.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and classify this as jungle trap. Actually, scratch that. Better idea for classification: trapped in the jungle. There we go. Check it below.

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12 Apr

HHC presents: Dinerozucio – Hypnotic ft. Jimmy Fernandez (Prod. Vanguards Music) [Video]


Vancouver, BC – HipHopCanada has teamed up with Vanguards Music’s own DJ Kemo and Vago to bring you these dope new visuals for a track straight out of Chile. That’s right, folks – we’ve got a solid dose of Canadian-produced Spanish underground rap for you; right here. Right now.

The track is called “Hypnotic.” It’s by a rapper named Dinerozucio, and features Chilean underground rap king-on-the-come-up, Jimmy Fernandez. The video was done by Alucinati Films. Peep it below.

12 Apr

Spesh K – Live Life Comfortably (Prod. Supreme Beats) [Audio]


Toronto, ONSpesh K has just dropped the latest offering off his Nice City album (via SoundCloud) for our listening pleasure. The track is called “Live Life Comfortably,” and it features Royal T Pompey on the hook, and Spesh K on the raps and engineering. Check it below and head over to iTunes to download a copy of Nice City.

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Spesh K - Live Life Comfortably (Prod. Supreme Beats) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

12 Apr

Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]


Vancouver, BCOriginally published April 3, 2014 – Rising to hip-hop celebrity on his own terms, Kid Ink is a hustler in his own right but with his recent sign to RCA and collab with Chris Brown on “Show Me” he’s moved up to a whole other level.

On the first stop of his My Own Lane Tour – which also happened to be his birthday – Kid Ink gave West Coast Editor KassKills a few moments pre-show to discuss his role as a producer, what it was like working on the new album, signing to a major label, L.A rappers and more. Check out the video shot and edited by Vancity’s Spook Productions below.

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12 Apr

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]


Edmonton, AB – On Friday Apr. 4, the good people over at Live Nation brought Hedley to Edmonton’s Rexall Place for a stop along the B.C. band’s Wild Life Tour. Which is cool, and stuff. But I actually went to the show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open things up. Because reasons. Oh, and T-Dot’s own D.O. (aka: Defy The Odds) was there, too.

So let’s break it down. Class’ little brother – Mike Boyd – dropped his …Note The Sarcasm LP at the end of March. And then he made the announcement that he’d be joining Class on the tour. So Classified’s opening set was actually a Mike Boyd and Classified opening set. And the bromance love was serious. I mean – think about it: Class gave up a solid chunk of his opening slot to introduce his fan-base to his brother’s music. So in addition to performing the Classified classics (like that new “Higher” joint that’s roasting up the airwaves right now), Classified was quick to get things into the Mike Boyd portion of the night.

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review] - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Classified & Mike Boyd open for Hedley at Rexall Place on Apr. 4 [Photos]

12 Apr

Three 6 Mafia & DJ Smallz talk Dirty South, weed, & more in Vancouver [Video]


Vancouver, BC#Throwback: Originally published June 13, 2011Three 6 Mafia knows how to have a good time. As demonstrated by their last set of performances on the West Coast, they know how to bring the crowd into their fun as well: specifically the ladies. Specifically the ones who like to take off their clothes. Yikes. HipHopCanada’s Amalia Judith braved the rather rowdy hotel room of Juicy J, DJ Paul and their good buddy DJ Smallz to get some questions in between drinks. They filled HHC in on the important issues, like the best kind of weed, the evolution of giving the people what they want, and there may have been something about nuts in your mouth as well. Without further ado, Three 6 Mafia.

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11 Apr

Kapacity Entertainment presents: Welcome To DILLAville Tour in Ottawa [News]


Ottawa, ON – On May 1, our friends over at Kapacity Entertainment bring the J Dilla tribute Welcome To DILLAville Tour to Ottawa’s Ritual Nightclub (137 Besserer St). The tour brings Bizarre Ride Live (with former Pharcyde members, Slimkid3 and FatLip) and Slum Village together on one bill to pay homage to the late great Dilla man.

Local opening support for the evening will be provided by Prehistoric, Eddie Quotez, Spitten Image, and DJ Acro. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the show goes down at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased online, as well as at Top of the World, NRML, and Vertigo Records. Tickets will also be available at the door. Peep the official event flyer after the jump, and head over the the event’s official Facebook page for more details.

Kapacity Entertainment presents: Welcome To DILLAville Tour in Ottawa [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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11 Apr

Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian tour dates [News]


Winnipeg, MB - Western Canada is about to get rowdy this summer as Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator prepares to take over. The Cali kid will make 3 stops before heading to Pemberton Festival on July 18-20 and lucky cities like Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton will first have the chance to get up-close and person with The Creator during his scheduled all ages gigs presented by Timbre Concerts and sponsored by yours truly.

You know we’ll be in the cut to catch all of the antics that go along with a Tyler show so be sure to stay tuned for more info and coverage. Check full event details below.

Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian Tour date [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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