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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 25

HipHopCanada joined Spotify in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single … Read More »

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A look at More Life’s ties to the UK; Plus 6 other British MCs you need to know

While taking in the More Life debut, one thing that really caught my interest was the … Read More »

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Bishop Brigante gives us the backstory for each song on his new Legacy project

With the release of a new project yesterday featuring some of his most well known singles … Read More »

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Drake premieres More Life playlist on OVO Sound Radio: Listen Here!

Drake has released his latest project, officially titled More Life: A Playlist by October Firm … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”

Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”

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16 Mar

Oseko talks to us about his new track “Wrist” & making a return from his hiatus


Courtice, ON – After taking a break from rap to go on hiatus, Courtice up-and-comer Oseko returns with the release of a brand new Flamongo and Swxxtz produced track titled “Wrist.”

“Wrist” marks a much darker turning point for Oseko. When he chose to go on hiatus, Oseko was doubting his craft and his abilities. He didn’t think he was good enough and he wasn’t getting enough love so he left. Thankfully (it seems) he’s come to the realization that the industry is not going to pat you on the back and tell you you’re the greatest rapper in the world. That’s a belief you need to have for yourself. Before anyone else starts to believe you’re dope, you have to have that belief already deeply instilled within yourself.

For those who aren’t familiar, I actually had the pleasure of linking with Oseko and his camp a few years ago at Sled Island 2015 in Calgary when Oseko was selected to open up for De La Soul at Flames Central. That was after he had dropped the single “Stain” which melted my face off.

I’m really feeling the new direction of Oseko’s sound, though. I think there’s a lot of growth and maturation that can be seen on this track. There’s also more willingness to be vulnerable. This track gives us a glimpse into the darker corners within Oseko’s mind. Check the track below, and scope our Q&A with Oseko after the jump.

Oseko talks to us about his new track

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15 Mar

You need to watch this new DillanPonders video single for “Back Street Boy”


Toronto, ON – SMMG recording artist artist DillanPonders is currently out in Austin, Texas for SXSW. But he decided to send us all his love up North in the form of this brand new video single for “Back Street Boy.”

With SMMG kingpin Brenden Hewko by his side, Dillan spends the duration of the video riding down the backroads in a Bentley.

And in case you missed it, the song title is a cheeky play on words. “Back Street Boy” is a gritty Ponders anthem where he – once again – lays claim to his role as the overlord of Toronto’s underground. He’s not a “Backstreet Boy” à la AJ McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, or Brian Littrell. He’s a “Back Street Boy”, running the back streets and keeping things murky.

Check the new video after the jump, and if you’re scoping SXSW this week, make sure you check out Ponders live. 10/10 recommend everyone see him live at least once in their life.

You need to watch this new DillanPonders video single for

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15 Mar

SARS Radio Episode 83 features T Gramz, Raz Fresco, Smoke Dawg, Jimmy Prime & more


Toronto, ON – Episode 83 of SARS Radio is online and ready for streaming. The mix, hosted by TRA and DJ Law, features over 2 hours of some of the hottest new Canadian hip-hop records currently making waves. You’ll hear new tunes from T Gramz, Raz Fresco, Smoke Dawg, Gilla, Jimmy Prime and a ton more.

The mix also contains DJ Law’s instant classic Infectious Needles mixes, and the SARS Radio Top 5 segment. Check it out below and make sure you tune into Maximum FM every Saturday for a live episode of SARS Radio.

SARS Radio Episode 83 features T Gramz, Raz Fresco, Smoke Dawg & more - HipHopCanada.com

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15 Mar

Ottawa artist Stonez debuts two new records, “Don’t Push Me” & “Might As Well”


Ottawa, ON – National Capital Region recording artist Stonez steps back on the local hip-hop scene with two new singles, “Don’t Push Me” and “Might As Well.”

“Don’t Push Me” talks about watching who you are associating with cause the streets can be grimey place, and people and politics can push you to do things you don’t want to do. The second record, “Might As Well,” talks about chasing the money and living your life. If the money calls you might as well, right?

Make sure you check out these two new records from Ottawa’s own Stonez.

Ottawa artist Stonez debuts two new records, Don't Push Me & Might As Well - HipHopCanada.com

15 Mar

Acetik & TRA preview Noise Up album with new “Stand Up” video


Toronto, ON – With their collaborative Noise Up album set to drop later this year, Acetik of Bangerville and TRA of The SARS Network release the project’s second video single.

‘Stand Up’ is a call for some new leaders in a visibly failing society. With public figures such as Donald Trump in office, we need righteous people to stand up more than ever!

The video was shot and edited by Trevor Finbow, and the song was produced by Profound. Check out “Stand Up” below and stay tuned for the Noise Up album, coming soon.

Acetik & TRA preview Noise Up album with new Stand Up video - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Check out Episodes 80 & 81 of SARS Radio with hosts TRA & DJ Law

15 Mar

Melvy Pockets walks us through a day-in-the-life on “Red Lingerie” off The Golden Child EP


Brampton, ON – In February Brampton artist Melvy Pockets released his highly anticipated debut EP entitled The Golden Child.

The EP features a slew of monstrous production laid underneath Pockets’ flow, including one of the mixtape’s lead singles titled “Red Lingerie”.

Produced by Mykal Riley, “Red Lingerie” is a much different look for Pockets. It’s a storytelling track with a sexually driven happy ending. Pockets walks us through a day in his life; as he wakes up, goes to school, and eventually ends up getting it on with his female who’s wearing the “Red Lingerie.”

Melvy Pockets has a story to tell you about

Related Post: Melvy Pockets teases his debut EP release with this new video for “Sex Pistol”

14 Mar

THEY. bring Nü Religion Tour to Vancouver


Vancouver, BC – In light of their recently released album Nü Religion: Hyena Grunge R&B duo THEY. sold-out Vancouver’s Alexander Gastown for their Nü Religion Tour with special guest Ishdarr. Vancouver R&B singer Lia Liza – who was chosen via online submission contest – performed the opening set at the  multi-level venue.

Our photographer was in the mix to catch the action in visual form – check out the photos below.

They. Perform to a Sold Out Crowd in Vancouver

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14 Mar

Stay Solid: Reps Up’s Gilla Tha Don drops the Joe Gunner-directed “Wrapped Up” video


Toronto, ON – Following up on his Jordon Manswell-produced single, “Still Breathin,” which made its debut on OVO Sound Radio Episode 34, Reps Up’s Gilla Tha Don continues his reboot under a new moniker with a new video. “Wrapped Up” was directed by Joe Gunner and the tune was produced by MattOnTheTrack. This one is listed as being part of Stay Solid Pt. 2. Check it out below and stay tuned for more from Gilla.

Stay Solid: Reps Up's Gilla Tha Don drops the Joe Gunner-directed Wrapped Up video - HipHopCanada.com

14 Mar

9-0-Nickel’s Zaze releases new “Fragile Remix 2017” video


Toronto, ON – 9-0-Nickel Entertainment artist Zaze has released a new video in support of his Industry Highjacking Vol. 2: Bars Edition mixtape. “Fragile Remix 2017” gives Zaze a chance to prove his versatility as an artist and plenty of reasons to cop the tape.

He stretches out of his comfort zone to change his style and flow throughout while as always directing a video that encompasses the near perfect message the lyrics are transcending.

The video was directed by True Aspect Media along with the rest of the visuals in the campaign including “God Bless,” the “Believe Me” freestyle, and “The Crazies” freestyle. You can check out “Fragile Remix 2017” below.

9-0-Nickel's Zaze releases new Fragile Remix 2017 video - HipHopCanada.com

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14 Mar

Song of the Day: February Cxld releases the Samuel Olaechea-directed “Street Gospel”


Montreal, QC – OTB recording artist February Cxld (formerly known as Milli Millz), lets off the first video in support of his new project, The Highway, which is dropping March 24. “Street Gospel,” our Song of the Day was directed by Samuel Olaechea and the single was produced by INOTCHZ. Check out the video below and look out for our interview with February Cxld coming soon.

Song of the Day: Montreal's February Cxld releases the Samuel Olaechea-directed Street Gospel video - HipHopCanada.com

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