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Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful Tour hits Vancouver (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, BC – The hip-hop scene in Vancouver was focused on the Vogue Theatre late this week where Action Bronson took to the … Read More »

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Remembering SixFire: Rising Alberta hip-hop talent passed away at 33 [Article]

Edmonton, AB – It is with deep sorrow that we report on the loss of yet another budding talented member…

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Kyprios talks Storyhive, his team and life as an artist [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – In the nearly 15 years that Vancouver based rap artist Kyprios has been on the hip-hop scene, he’s left … Read More »

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Mark Haynes, creator of 9th Illy, talks comic books & hip-hop [Interview]

Ottawa, ON – Dig this and dig it deep. In 1997, we were given a front row seat to one of the … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews – Hard To Choose [Audio]

Quake Matthews – Hard To Choose [Audio]


19 May

Billionaire B – They Know ft. Fetty Wap [Audio]

Vancouver, BCBillionaire B connects with Fetty Wap for “They Know,” from Billi’s upcoming album The Prestige 3.

The street anthem features a verse from Fetty Wap and production from Majestic Drama – catch the audio below.

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Related Post: Billionaire B – Prestige STVT [Mixtape]

19 May

Checkmate – Breakfast [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Vancity giant Checkmate recently dropped a brand new track to feed the appetites of his fan. “Breakfast” has Checks teaming up with OSO Smooth Productions to cook up some tasty new visuals. Cop the single here and peep the video below.

Related Post: Trap House event set to bring together artists from across the West Coast [News]

19 May

VanCityBeats – Sippin’ On Some Syrup [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – From his upcoming EP NorthSide Screw up-and-coming Vancouver producer VanCityBeats drops his take on the classic Three 6 Mafia track featuring UGK and Project Pat – “Sippin’ On Some Syrup”.

In his signature style, VCB slows down the vibe with space-like ambience and adds in some hard hitting drums while keeping the original verses intact. Peep the audio below.

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Related Post: VanCityBeats – Southside Connection [EP]

19 May

Fingaz & Pleuto – Surprise [Audio]

Calgary, AB – Earlier on this month, two of my favourite Calgary up-and-comers – Fingaz and Pleuto – released a collaborative joint titled “Surprise.”

“Surprise” is one of the gnarliest street rap joints this city has seen in a minute. Fingaz and Pleuto go hard over top of one of Pleuto’s signature home-cooked faded trap beats. These two dudes are catching cats by surprise on the streets. But this song has layers to it. These two are also catching their fellow MCs by surprise.

Let me explain: at this point, I’m practically a walking human advertisement for Pleuto’s late 2013-released #skeletun project. And I always get so shocked when people tell me they never listened to it. A lot of cats slept on it. But Pleuto just dropped his Vandal project, and now everyone is all surprised and stuff. Because they realize that a standard is being set for a new YYC sound. And y’all know what that means, right? It means that Calgary MCs are going to have to step their game up. So…uh…SURPRISE MOTHERF**KERS!!!!

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18 May

Scrwg Scrilla – Often (Dir. Eyes) [Video]

Toronto, ONScrwg Scrilla drops off new visuals in support of his ABK Pt. 2: Dat Means Anybody (presented by Parma Media). “Other” was directed by Eyes and can be viewed after the jump link below.

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18 May

Wasiu – Picture Imperfect (Prod. A$AP P On The Boards) [Audio] #SOTD

UPDATE: Had to bring this back as our Song of the Day to kick-off the shortened work week. We hope everyone had a great Victoria Day!

Montreal, QCOriginally published May 15, 2015 – Y’all know I’m the hugest Wasiu fan right now. So I’m ridiculously geeked to announce that he released a new track titled “Picture Imperfect,” produced by A$AP P On The Boards.

This joint is one of the heaviest songs I’ve heard in a minute. Wasiu uses this track to explore the duality of people. How people present on the outside is a retouched version of the imperfect picture that is the reality of life. No matter how idealistic someone’s life looks from the outside, there’s usually a darker struggle hiding behind the smile.

While Wasiu’s M.O. is aggressive delivery of introspective bars, this song introduces us to a more sad and quiet side to the Wasiu we’re used to. There is a lot of shameful sadness lurking in the shadows of this song: “Fake smiles look nice on the surface/ Say ‘cheese’ now/ Picture imperfect.” Check it out.

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18 May

Loonie Blue – Hooyah (Prod. Pops On Da Beat) [Video]

Toronto, ON – Hooyah! Rexdale’s Loonie Blue drops off his latest release, directed and edited by HAM Productionz. “Hooyah” was produced by Pops On Da Beat.

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18 May

Non Phixion kick-off 20th Anniversary Tour in Vancouver at Fortune Sound [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Back on April 21, Underground rap legends, Non Phixion reached Vancouver’s Fortune Sound Club to kick-off the Canadian leg of their 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour. Opening acts scheduled for the show included Evil Ebenezer, Azrael, Inkspill, RC Tha Hazard & The Hazmat Crew and DJ Coner.. HipHopCanada’s own Jamie Sands was on hand to capture the evening. Check out more pictures after the jump link.

Non Phixion Kick Off Their 20th Anniversary Tour in Vancouver (Live) [Review/Photos]

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18 May

Ryan Young – Faded [Video]

Vancouver, BC – The latest release from Writepath Entertainment’s poster boy Ryan Young aka (Youngin). The up-and-coming Canadian Artist brings a unique style to the table, representing British Colombia. So far, Young has seen some local success touring with artists like Waka Flocka, and opening for the likes of French Montana. After releasing his first street mixtape Far From Home, Writepath introduces the second visual from Ryan Young. “Faded” was mixed and mastered by Kegan Clark and produced by Space Age Tyke. The video was filmed and directed by The Valdes and Derek Atchison Media. Check it after the jump.

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18 May

Swaggy Jones – Say What [Video]

Victoria, BC – Up-and-coming in the west coast rap scene and repping his own independent label, Duct Tape Blind, Swaggy Jones dropped visuals for “Say What” (directed by Shot from Big Shot Music). Check out Swaggy’s latest MakemDef-produced joint after the jump.

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