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Nova Scotia’s Mitchell Bailey teams up with Cam Smith & Gold Bangz for “W

Nova Scotia’s Mitchell Bailey teams up with Cam Smith & Gold Bangz for “W

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22 Aug

Nova Scotia’s Mitchell Bailey teams up with Cam Smith & Gold Bangz for “Who Da Man”


Cape Breton, NS – Nova Scotia up-and-comer Mitchell Bailey recently teamed up with Gold Bangz and Cam Smith for this track titled “Who Da Man.”

Mitchell is only 19 years old and he’s hungry AF right now. He legit hit me up with this track saying he was back from his “two-month hiatus” and I laughed so hard. Because usually a hiatus is when a guy goes M.I.A. for like a year or something. Mitchell was only gone for a couple of months and he’s calling it a “hiatus.” That’s how hungry this kid is.

“Who Da Man” is a braggadocio anthem, backed by a killer Cam Smith composition. But it also speaks to literally growing up and becoming “the man.” This track was penned at the end of last year, just after Mitchell had dropped out of school and started to make his footing in the rap game. He’d just moved into his own apartment and was learning what it meant to be a grown ass adult. Check out “Who Da Man” below and peep our Q&A with Mitchell after the jump.

Nova Scotia's Mitchell Bailey teams up with Cam Smith & Gold Bangz for

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22 Aug

CJ Flemings connects with Most High’s Ahkilo for this new track titled “Wanted Forever”


Montreal, QC – Montreal artist CJ Flemings recently linked up with Most High super-producer Ahkilo for this new track titled “Wanted Forever.” This song is a two-parter about CJ pursuing that special someone he’s “wanted forever.”

The first part of the song is about the back-and-fourth exchanges, as CJ flexes hard and tries to make a solid argument as to why this girl should consider him: “I be the one that you wanted forever/ I be the one that you wanted forever/ You can lay your heart cards flat upon the table/ I could spot a bluff yours is pretty unstable/ Sidetrack n**gas can’t compare to a real one…”

In the second part of the song, CJ gives up on it all and zero f**ks are given: “Take that shit/ Take that shit/ Take that bitch/ She ain’t mine no more.”

The beat rides out on some laid back vibes, with a snapping drumline and a subtle instrumental melody. There’s a sadness within this song; but there’s also a very real, very raw hunger. Check it out below, and keep it locked on more from CJ coming soon.

CJ Flemings connects with Most High's Ahkilo for this new track titled

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22 Aug

Arlo Maverick faces love and loss in new video “Too Many Too’s”


Edmonton, ABArlo Maverick stars in his latest music video “Too Many Too’s” (featuring vocals by K-Riz), in support of his album Maybe Tomorrow. The short-film features local actress/dancer Sarah Ranger as “Renee”, while Arlo plays the role of “Soup”.

Written and directed by Wade Tompkins, Soup and Renee go back and forth as they face the bitter end of a relationship that neither are ready to let go of. As the intensity of the song builds, the fate of their relationship is inevitable. The visuals are as beautifully done as the song itself.

“Too Many Too’s” is a continuum from the narrative of Maybe Tomorrow, which is available on iTunes. Watch the video after the jump.

Arlo Maverick faces love and loss in new video

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22 Aug

New music from Sauga City’s Fame Holiday: “I’m On” & posse cut “Respek”


Mississauga, ON – Check out the latest release from Sauga City up-and-comer, Fame Holiday. You can listen to “I’m On” via Fame’s official SoundCloud profile.

The post also contains a recent crew track released by Fame. The Blasian Beats-produced “Respek” features Romeyo Wilson, Monte Biggz and Tre Elijah.

Fame Holiday – I’m On

Sauga City's Fame Holiday releases new single, I'm On - HipHopCanada.com

22 Aug

Montreal’s Hellbound Bishop releases new visuals for Auzi-produced “1st of the Month”


Montreal, QC – Representing Gutta Pham, Real City rapper HellBound Bishop releases a new trap banger called “1st of the Month.” You can find the Auzi-produced tune on his upcoming EP, DNOUBLLEH, coming soon. The video was directed by local director, RealCity411 and is available to check out after the jump link below.

1st Of The Month, Whip It, Bag It, Cut It. The Nitty’s R Calling, The Nitty’s R Calling!!

Montreal's Hellbound Bishop releases new visuals for 1st of the Month - HipHopCanada.com

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22 Aug

Ritchie Boyz: Fresco releases the BAMN-directed “2 Minutes of Fire” video


Ottawa, ONFresco of the Ritchie Boyz is back with new BAMN-directed visuals for the track, “2 Minutes of Fire.” The BHOnTheBeat-produced record is just a taste of what’s to expect from Fresco’s forthcoming mixtape release, Ritchie World Chap Vol. 1: G.R.I.N.D. You can check out the video now after the jump link below.

Ritchie Boyz: Fresco releases the BAMN-directed 2 Minutes of Fire video - HipHopCanada.com

22 Aug

Catch Canadian legend Michie Mee in Toronto at Yuh Heard Meh! on Aug. 25


Toronto, ONMichie “Bad Byad” Mee will be live inside Scarborough’s Qssis Banquet Hall (3474 Kingston Road) for Yuh Heard Meh!

Along with Michie, the event will feature Canadian dub-poet Cue Kirk, Toronto World Drummers, Heritage Drummers, and an 8th Generation South African Storyteller named Jacqui Du Toit.

It all goes down Thursday, Aug. 25 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and available through PoetCue.com. Click the jump link to peep the flyer.

Catch Canadian legend Michie Mee at Yuh Heard Meh! on Aug. 25 - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Aug

Ain’t For Everyone: T Gramz releases new video in support of My Way album debut


Toronto, ON – 1000 Gramz Entertainment presents… Coming in support of his album debut, My Way, Toronto’s T Gramz releases new visuals for “Ain’t For Everyone.” Check out the video after the jump link below.

T Gramz releases Aint For Everyone video in support of My Way album debut - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Aug

Black Ghosts: Seth Dyer explains why making music about injustice & racism is not enough


Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Seth Dyer recently released a heavy new self-produced track titled “Black Ghosts.”

“Black Ghosts” is in memoriam of black people who have been unjustly murdered. It’s a sobering song with a haunting beat scattered with eerie choral vocals and a hard-hitting drumline. “Black Ghosts” also features some of Seth’s most powerful lyricism, thus far. The song rides out as Seth repeats one question for his listeners: “Don’t I live in the same world as you?”

HipHopCanada caught up with Seth to chat about the track and he explained that even though making music about racial injustice is important, it’s not enough to make a change. In order to make a change, action needs to be taken. Take in “Black Ghosts” below, and peep our Q&A with Seth after the jump.

Black Ghosts: Seth Dyer explains why making music about injustice & racism is not enough - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Aug

Don Mulatto’s memory kept alive with the posthumous release of Donny Snowbird


Sault Ste. Marie, ON – It’s been two months since the sudden passing of my friend and talented Canadian hip-hop rapper, Justice “Don Mulatto” Levar. The people closest to him will tell you that time hasn’t made coping with his loss any easier.

Justice was a true workhorse and recorded more music than you’d expect he’d even be able to keep track of. But he did, repeatedly coordinating multiple mixtape releases while promoting the projects he had already dropped; improving each step of the way. He even pulled the trigger on a project had been working on while almost completely immobilized in a hospital bed. He was incredibly dedicated to his craft and one of the most goodhearted people I’ve worked with in the Canadian scene. Lucky for me, family, friends, and fans, and anyone who didn’t get a chance to meet him, Justice left us a large catalogue of music that will surely keep his memory alive.

Don Mulatto's memory is kept alive with the posthumous release of his Donny Snowbird LP - HipHopCanada.com

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