Hamilton, ON – Shouts to reddit user Droppin_Bombs for posting this powerful record to the new /r/HipHopCanada subreddit. This is Steel City’s Emay with the Hollow Pigeons-produced “Solitute.” You can find the track on his Sinner, Song-Writer EP which dropped to kick-off the new year a few months back.
Emay also revealed recently that he’s gearing up for a new project to be released this summer with producer L-Spex. S O R R Y will be released through HAVN Records.
Edmonton, AB – With the January release of their debut album SremmLife, a surprise appearance with Rihanna at DirectTV’s Pre-Super Bowl Party, and now (recently announced) special guests for Nicki Minaj’s Pink Print Tour – 2015 has been looking bright for Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd. With all the hype going off around them, our good friends at Universal Music Canada hooked us up with a phone interview with the dynamic duo.
Even with the success they continue to encounter, Slim Jimmy (21) and Swae Lee (19) are just your regular, fun-loving brothers who live it up to the fullest and enjoy the moment. Enjoying the moment so much, that I really couldn’t tell who was who, with all the chaos in the background! Check our candid phone call after the jump. SremmLife is available on iTunes.
Vancouver, BC – Waka Flocka Flame makes a return to Canada this April but so far it’s looking like only 3 confirmed dates are on the schedule – we’ll let you know if anymore pop up. For now, you’ll have a chance to see the “No Hands” rapper in Vancouver on April 9 (Venue Nightclub), Kelowna on April 10 (Ubco Center Field) and Edmonton on April 11 (inside Encore at WEM). HipHopCanada’s own Rosa Jason will be on hand for the Edmonton date and has started her coverage already; click here for the post dedicated to the Edmonton event.
Edmonton, AB – Brought to you by Nightshift Entertainment and Blueprint Alberta, Waka Flocka Flame will hit the stage at Union Hall on April 11. If this “Hard in da Paint” rapper isn’t enough; G-Unit’s legendary DJ Whoo Kid and T-Dot’s own Omar LinX will join Waka Flocka to make a stellar line-up.
Local support for the show includes; Tsar, TK Cabral, Cannibalkings, Young Tox, Mitchell Lawler & Conch, Deuce Fantastick and Evrlove. Tickets are on sale now and available online via Blueprint. For details and updates, keep it locked on the events Facebook page.
Edmonton, AB – Keylow and Basix of The Untouchables recently released “Name Sake,” the opening track of their upcoming album The Puppetmasters. Produced by Rayne Drop and mixed by Taylor Made Studios, this ill beat is raw and grimey with hard lyrics to match. This duo is unapologetic, they ain’t here for that bullish*t, so it’s best you don’t come for them.
“Name Sake” was also selected to be on Digital Dynasty 34; a mixtape hosted by Ill Bill which features the likes of G-Unit, Talib Kweli, GZA and more. Check the audio below.
St. Catharines, ON – As Sese gears up to join Peter Jackson’s Since I was 16 Canadian Tour in April, he drops off the latest visuals coming in support of his acclaimed YFRWN3 project. “Forever ‘Til It’s Over” was produced by JUNO Award-winning producer/MC Rich Kidd and it was directed by Nightmare Klub’s own Frank Douglas of 0therworld Films. Check out the video now after the jump. YFRWN3 is available on iTunes.
Montreal, QC – Shouts to reddit user bluebenji for posting this fresh visuals from Montreal’s Mike Major in our new /r/HipHopCanada subreddit. The video for the Rick Vella-produced “Nun To Talk About” was shot, directed and edited by Joey King, Liam Larose and Tyler St. Germain for NdotTeLeViSiON Productions. Check it out after the jump link below.
Definitely looking forward to seeing what this Real City up-and-comer has in store next. He’s got a distinctly unique flavour that’s had us digging around the net for the past hour in search of for more material to take in. Not much yet but you can check out the track “ANTD” (with Dope6oy Smurf) on Mike’s SoundCloud.
Vancouver, BC – JBlaq recently hit us with a freshly-cooked audio release for his track titled “I’m On.” JBlaq comes in over some hard-hitting Leeyou & Dancey production and hits us with a hungry joint of serious motivational status: “I’m a boss-ass n**ga like I run the congregation/ My style is kind of different/ Your style has been in rotation/ So I smile when I run into you/ Consider it consolation/ It’s been a while since you’ve been in the f**king conversation.”
JBlaq laces the track with this smooth R&B-style hook to balance out his fiery bars of flex. So despite the fact that this is actually one of tracks with warning shots firing off, it still sounds sexy AF. Check it below.
Toronto, ON – Today’s Song of the Day is a new single off the Peter Jackson album dropping March 31, 2015. “Hold Up” was produced by Pam Singh Ramgarhia and the track features YG and Mazze. Since I Was 16 is available for pre-order now through Bandcamp. The accompanying Since I Was 16 Canadian Tour with Nightmare Klub’s Sese is kicking off the next day, April 1, inside Toronto’s Nocturne. Click here for the full tour listing – more dates coming!