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UNCRWND Volume 4 gearing up to be one of the hottest events in Toronto this May

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Catching up with Riff Raff: The road from Mad Decent signee to Neon Nation kingpin

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Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album

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18 Apr

Quake Matthews just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming Celebrate The Struggle album


Halifax, NS – Following the single and video release for “Just Another Love Story” earlier this year, Halifax artist Quake Matthews just surprised us by launching a teaser trailer for his upcoming new album titled Celebrate The Struggle.

The album is slated for release this summer on July 7 and features collaborations with Ria Mae, Neon Dreams, Jrdn, and JK of Justin Timberlake’s band The Tennessee Kids. This album announcement also comes with the announcement of Quake’s upcoming European tour in May. Quake will be performing 11 shows in in four countries including the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark.

And based on the content we’ve been seeing from Quake lately, this project is going to be a game changer. The visuals play out entirely in black-and-white until the end of the trailer, when Quake releases a single red balloon into the air.

Check out the trailer after the jump, read the official album press release, and keep it locked on the full album roll-out.

New music: Quake Matthews gets personal with Love Yourself & Real Friends remixes - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Apr

Xavier Omär shares “No Way Out” in advance of Toronto show April 18th


Warner Robins, GAXavier Omär has just shared a brand new song called “No Way Out.” The Hit-Boy-produced track blends the traditional R&B slow jam–sax and all–with a dark, ethereal tinge that expertly frames the solemn contemplation of Omär’s vocal . A featured verse from Washington, DC rapper GoldLink offers some welcome contrast to the sobering vocal from Omär, lending the song some edginess in its closing moments.

“No Way Out” marks the second track from Xavier Omär in a two-song digital release with Red Bull Sound Select. This new project from Omär strives to channel the raw vulnerability of old school R&B, where crippling honesty serves to invite the listener into a rollercoaster of euphoria and heartbreak. He uses openness to grapple with the anxiety of a new and promising relationship head on, and the stakes have never been higher.

Catch Xavier Omär performing in Toronto as part of CMW on April 18th at The Velvet Underground. Listen to “Afraid/No Way Out” on SoundCloud here.

xavier omar - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Apr

SARS Radio Ep. 87 features Dre Barrs, Blacka Da Don, February Cxld, W5vy Davis & more


Toronto, ON – With another successful episode in the bag, SARS Radio has uploaded last week’s show which aired on April 8th. Episode 87 features new music from Dre Barrs (featured on last week’s artwork), Tommy Spitz, T Gramz, February Cxld (formerly known as Milli Millz), SYPH, Blacka Da Don, Robin Banks, Drizzy, Acetik & SARS Radio host TRA, Sayzee and a ton more. Check it out below and keep your eyes open for Ep. 88 which should be online soon.

T Gramz and Maino locked in the top spot of the SARS Radio countdown. Listen now to find out who else filled out the chart. Tune in every #SARSSaturday (with TRA and DJ Law) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can send your music to SARSRadioMusic@gmail.com.

Listen now: Episode 87 of SARS Radio features Dre Barrs, Blacka Da Don, SYPH, February Cxld & a ton more - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Apr

Views Before The 6 releases 2 part interview with Canadian legend, Mastermind


Toronto, ON – Catching you up on the latest from recently launched Toronto podcast, Views Before The 6, featuring hosts Big Tweeze and Thrust. The guys just uploaded Part 2 of their in-depth and entertaining interview with Canadian legend, Paul Parhar aka DJ Mastermind.

Just recently the show has also featured some other influential people from the Toronto scene including DJ X, K-Cut of the legendary Main Source, and Tony D and Brother Different of The Sunshine Soundcrew. Check them all out below and make sure you subscribe to the show on SoundCloud for the latest updates.

Views Before The 6 with DJ Mastermind (Part 1)

Views Before The 6 releases 2 part interview with Canadian legend, Mastermind - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Apr

Sayzee & producer MDKNIGHT team up for new single “Magnum”


Toronto, ON – The savage lyricist known as Sayzee (formerly Sese) teams up once again with producer MDKNIGHT for another banger to preview his forthcoming EP, PREMO. This time Sayzee finds inspiration from the hit 80’s show starring Tom Selleck, Magnum P.I. Check out the tune below and, in case you missed it, you can find the MDKNIGHT-produced “imnotcool” after the jump. “Magnum” is available on Spotify.

Sayzee & producer MDKNIGHT team up for new single Magnum - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Apr

You need to watch the new video for Austin Sexton’s vibe-filled single “U”


Santa Barbara, CA – At the end of 2016 we had the opportunity to speak to California’s Austin Sexton about his single “U” featuring Otto Sexton, LFTD Mike & LFTD Vu. The conversation was candid, and gave us a little insight to the workings of the sultry and romantic single that was an instant hit with audiences. The visuals for the track dropped today, and the delivery is equally as impressive as the first listen to the track.

Full of West Coast vibes, a cameo by Austin’s father Otto, and California backdrops, the video is a beautiful cinematic tribute. Shot by Matt Alonzo (who has credits like Wiz Khalifa, Justin Bieber, and the Game) the visuals are a perfect representation to match the vibe-inspired single. Check out the new video below, and our recent conversation here.

You need to watch the new video for Austin Sexton's vibe-filled single U - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Apr

Husser’s new video For “Can’t Blame ’Em” is one of the best things you will see this month


Montreal, QC – At the end of last week, Montreal artist (and one third of The Posterz) Husser released a brand new single and Émile Lavoie directed video for “Can’t Blame ‘Em” (produced by JOATOUCH) off Husser’s upcoming debut LP titled Geto Rock For The Youth.

“Can’t Blame ‘Em” is a masterpiece – visually and sonically. Because it’s exactly the kind of song we’ve come to expect from Husser’s solo endeavours. The Posterz are still one of my favourite Canadian rap crews on the come up. And part of that is because each one of the guys – Husser, Kris, and Joey – have their own distinct flavour. Husser is on some experimental tip, and also one of the more technically inclined rappers on the come up. He could just drop freestyles for the rest of his career and everyone’s face would probably melt off.

As Husser explained to the Fader, the song was written when he was on tour in Europe with The Posterz and torn between staying faithful to his girl, and getting it on with the European females. So while the homies went out to smash, Husser stepped into the closet of a hotel room in Paris to pen this one. And the end result is one of the most unfiltered, uncensored, youth riot tracks 2017 has seen.

The video also delivers an important commentary on class, and how the bigger man always wants to get you down and make you feel lesser-than. There’s also a nod to Steve Jobs in there; and Husser paralleling himself to Jobs, and wearing a turtleneck, and throwing down at some mock launch event in a parallel universe. Apparently the hope is that this video will also elevate Husser to sex symbol status. Watch the video below, and keep it locked on the release of Geto Rock For The Youth later this year.

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17 Apr

NmG rapper SYPH gets it “Out The Mud” in new Zac Facts-directed video


Mississauga, ON – Nu Money Gang rapper SYPH continues to build on his promotional campaign for his Finally project with the release of a new Zac Facts-directed video for “Out The Mud.” After a series of early releases such as “A Whole Lot” and “The Bag” (featuring Tracy T), the NmG general shows why he’s been getting it from the mud since day one. Daniel Worthy on the beat.

Here’s what SYPH had to say about the new video, which has already surpassed 100K views in less than 2 weeks:

Most don’t know but my father was a big piece of reggae music, music you listen to everyday. He made the popular ‘dutty love’ riddim. He was the lead drummer with Bob Marley. The grafitti shot in the video is my father. He was really involved so it was only right I got a shot in front of the wall.

NmG rapper SYPH gets it Out The Mud in new Zac Facts-directed video - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Apr

Song of the Day: Devon Tracy previews Life After Midnight with G Dot-directed “Brothers” video


Mississauga, ON – Check out Devon Tracy’s new G Dot-directed visuals for his latest single, “Brothers.” The track is a warm up to his forthcoming project, Life After Midnight, produced by Atlanta’s Joe Mclaren who is known for his work with artists like T.I., Young Thug and 21 Savage. Expect Life After Midnight to be released in July and prepare for the coming of Devon Tracy.

Tracy spoke with HipHopCanada about the release: “Life After Midnight isn’t just the title of my upcoming project, it’s a lifestyle. I feel I am most productive and creative after 12 a.m. We shot the ‘Brothers’ video after our first Pop Up shop in Sauga which ended just after midnight, hosted a party in downtown Toronto until 4 a.m., then drove 2 hours north to the abandoned location to finish shooting the rest of the video. By the time we left the location, it was 9 a.m. we were freezing cold and had been up for more than 24 hours… but it was all worth it and it ultimately showed us what we are capable of accomplishing ‘while you were sleep.’

Song of the Day: Sauga City's Devon Tracy previews Life After Midnight with G Dot-directed Brothers video - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Apr

Dollaz N Sense: Young Noble & E.D.I. Don of The Outlawz team up with Deuce Deuce for new video


Toronto, ON – Don’t miss the latest collaboration between Toronto rapper Deuce Deuce of Concrete Mob and Young Noble of The Outlawz. “Dollaz N Sense,” featuring fellow Outlawz member E.D.I. Don (aka E.D.I. Mean), was directed by Mateusz Kijak and Savvy So Fly. You can find the song on the Fast Life album which is available on iTunes. You can find the video after the jump link below.

Deuce has a solo album dropping later this year called GodZ Plan. Stay tuned for more info.

Dollaz N Sense: Young Noble & E.D.I. Don of The Outlawz team up with Deuce Deuce of Concrete Mob for new video - HipHopCanada.com

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