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Checking in with Rushden Diamonds [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – From ripping stages around the globe to collaborating with some of the most influential emcees to the culture, Lord … Read More »

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Talented producer, UTVMG’s Acres killed in Calgary; suspect charged [News]

Calgary, AB – Canada has lost another talented artist to violence. Producer Jaimend Roberto Orellana-Sincuir, also known as Acres, was shot multiple … Read More »

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Home of the Brave: Rezzi talks bullying, new mixtape & more [Interview]

Toronto, ON – For the past couple of years, a Toronto teenager has become a strong voice for speaking out against bullying. … Read More »

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There Is Only Now: Souls of Mischief hit the stage in Calgary [Review]

Calgary, AB – On Feb. 11, the good people over at Blueprint Live brought Souls of Mischief to Comonwealth Bar & Stage … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Mike Boyd – Bush League [Video]

Mike Boyd – Bush League [Video]


28 Feb

Zach Taylor – The Time Is Now feat. Ziey [Audio]

Calgary, AB – Calgary own 17-year-old Zach Taylor just hit us with his latest single release titled “The Time Is Now.”

Zach teams up with singer-songwriter Ziey on the hook to bring us this R&B joint loaded with all kinds of YOLO and carpe diem: “They say you only live once/ Live fast die young/ So what my really purpose at all/ I don’t wanna be here/ I’m destined for greatness/ Time to you is just a clock on a wall.” The beat was produced by TinyShot and the track was engineered by Transit. Take a peep at it below.

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27 Feb

Allan Rayman – 27 (Prod. Substance) [Video]

Toronto, ONAllan Rayman just released a new video single on us titled “27,” as the third release off his forthcoming Hotel Allan.

The Steph Verschuren directed visuals start off with an intro that’s reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino. The screen shows a wide open road for the first few seconds until a giant red “27” suddenly appears in the middle of the screen. This is important. This is “27.”

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27 Feb

RiFF RAFF brings down the house at Venue Nightclub (Live) [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – That dude RiFF RAFF brought down the house once again in Vancouver last week at Venue Nightclub.

Hosted by Blueprint Live Jody High Roller got tight and bright in his neon attire with locals Dkay, Rushden Diamonds, Greg B, No Regret and Sailor Gerry. Our main man on the cam Jamie Sands was in the cut to catch the Neon Icon live and centre. Check the flicks below.

Riff Raff, The Neon Icon, Brings Down Venue Nightclub (Live) [Photos]

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27 Feb

Catching up with inCredible [Prolific Profile]

Coquitlam, BC – Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta and transplanted to the suburbs of Vancouver, artist/producer inCredible is on his grind, hustling to make it to the top of Vancity’s bustling music scene. Already working with local heavyweight Matt Brevner and grabbing a production featuring from Earl Sweatshirt, inCredible is putting his hard-work and dedication into perfecting the formula for producing real, quality hip-hop.

His most recent project Mr. Alien showcases inCredible’s savory ability to take a traditional format and create something unique and out-of-the-box with it. Check out our latest Prolific Profile on inCredible below.

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27 Feb

Drake’s entire mixtape charts on Billboard; becomes first MC to top Artist 100 [News]

Toronto, ONDrake has made music history, yet again. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late came as a surprise a couple of weeks back, but the lack of advance promotion hasn’t stopped it from dominating the charts. In fact, each of the 17 songs on the project is now charting on Billboard.

The release saw Drake hold 42 percent of Billboard’s 50-song Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, breaking his own record for the most simultaneously charting hits in the history of the chart. Aside from the songs off IYRTITL, Drake is also charting via collaborations with artists like Nicki Minaj (“Only” & “Truffle Butter”), ILoveMakonnen (“Tuesday”), and Big Sean (“Blessings”). Drake’s highest ranked appearance is his feature on “Only,” coming in at No. 4. The Boi-1da/Sevn Thomas-produced “Energy” is the highest ranked track off If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, coming in at No. 9.

And that’s not to mention the 14 songs charting on the all-genre encompassing Hot 100 chart, or that Drake is the first rapper EVER to top Billboard’s Artist 100 chart.

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“Record breaker celebration last night in Sydney.” – Drake (Instragram)

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27 Feb

royceBIRTH – Simple Things feat. Chad Hatcher [Audio]

Toronto, ON - royceBIRTH recently teamed up with Nova Scotia vocalist Chad Hatcher to bring us this suave new single entitled “Simple Things”. The track also includes two b-sides on the SoundCloud set: “My Mind Set” and “World So Cold.” So it’s technically a little three-track project. And it’s lovely.

“Simple Things” is a love song of supreme pure simplicity – because that’s what love should be, right? royceBIRTH gets in on a self-produced beat and puts Chad on the hook. Then the two of them hit us with the lovey dovey feels: “They say all that glitters is gold/ Nothing shines brighter than you in my eyes.”

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27 Feb

Sia Amun – Legend (Remix) (Prod. The Pensouls) [Audio]

Toronto, ON – US singer-songwriter Sia Amun, daughter of R&B music legend Steven Russell Harts (Troop), drops a dope remix to Drake’s “Legend,” off his If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape. Sia is one half of the writing duo The Pensouls, responsible for penning Trey Songz “All We Do” and Pleasure P’s “Do You.” She’s currently preparing for the release of the video for her debut single, “Runaway.” You can check that one out after the jump and listen to her “Legend” remix below.

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27 Feb

Bane – SWIM [EP]

Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer Bane of M5E started the year off right with the release of his first project, an EP titled SWIM. The EP features production from 11LEVN and Kyle Wildfern, and sets Bane up for the release of his full-length project later this year. SWIM is distributed by ILLZED® SOUND and PARISWINTER Recordings.

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27 Feb

Bane – Ride With Me / Word In The City [Video]

Brampton, ON – B-Town emcee Bane drops a 2-in-1 video for his songs “Ride With Me” and “Word In The City.” Both tracks can be found on his latest release, the SWIM EP. The video was directed by Torrin Blades while the cinematography was handled by God Dop of FOU® Company. This is the first visual release from Bane since signing with London-based ILLZED SOUND. Bane is currently preparing for the release of his full-length project, NOIA City, set to drop later this year. Check out the video after the jump link below.

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26 Feb

Scrwg Scrilla celebrates ABK Pt. 2 release with party hosted by Kidd Kidd [News]

Toronto, ON – On Monday, March 2, Do It Good Entertainment, Sound of the 6ix and 9-0 Nickel Entertainment present the ABK Pt. 2 record release party for Toronto rapper, Scrwg Scrilla. The event will be hosted by G-Unit’s Kidd Kidd while music will be provided by Infamous Boodoo, Firekid Steenie, Nexxus Movements and SNJ Firing Squad. There will also be a special performance by The D.I.G. Girls. It all goes down inside Gilt Nightclub (31 Mercer Street). More info about Scrwg Scrilla’s ABK Pt. 2 (presented by Parma Media) will be posted soon.

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