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OVO Fest Day 1 Recap

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Tribute: Toronto rising star Shane Redway of BLVD killed in car accident

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HipHopCanada Picks: Top 3 rappers we’re most excited to see at One Love Music Festiv…

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Meek Mill finally responds to Drake with “Wanna Know” diss

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11 May

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 greatest battles of all time. It featured some of the top MCs of that era squaring off against the illest comic book characters known to man. Inconceivable? Unbelievable? Yet, as wild as it seems, it happened and you can check for yourself if you don’t believe me.

Of course, I’m talking about the Madsol Desar-produced single “Secret Wars Part 1″ by Philly rapper, The Last Emperor; a fictional tale of lyrical-warfare-meets-comic-book-superpowers.

And while a battle like that would be monumental, “Secret Wars” (Part 1 and 2) is just one of many examples of how hip-hop culture has intertwined, influenced, or been influenced by, the comic book universe.

Today’s comic books are often filled with hip-hop influenced clothing, vocabulary, style and themes. Whether’s it’s the type of shirt being worn by one of the characters or the manner in which they’re carrying the boombox, it won’t take more than a few pages to find something that connects.

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

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11 May

Tory Lanez – Ric Flair ft. Rory Trustory (Prod. Lavish & Play Picasso) [Audio]


Toronto, ONTory Lanez teams up with newcomer Rory Trustory for his new Lavish and Play Picasso-produced single, “Ric Flair.” This is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

Tory Lanez - Ric Flair ft. Rory Trustory (Prod. Lavish & Play Picasso) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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10 May

Acetik (Bangerville) – Royal Flush Dub [Video]


Toronto, ON – New self-directed visuals from Acetik of Bangerville. In this one, Acetik jumps on the “Worldwide” instro from Royal Flush.

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10 May

Capeech Cappuccino – Galacticstar Hip Hop [EP]


Toronto, ON – Check out the new Galacticstar Hip Hop project from Toronto rapper Capeech Cappuccino.

Capeech Cappuccino landed on the rap universe with his EP Sky’s The Limit, peaking at #1 on Earshot hip-hop charts and debuting at #10 on the CMJ charts. This led to his music being added and streamed on Shazam. Capeech returns for mortal ears with his new EP, Galacticstar Hip Hop.

Capeech Cappuccino - Galacticstar Hip Hop [EP] - HipHopCanada.com

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10 May

Maestro Fresh Wes – I Know Your Mom [Audio] #SOTD


Update: After such a positive response to Stro’s new single, I Know Your Mom,” we’re bringing it back as our Song of the Day. On behalf of everyone at HipHopCanada, Happy Mother’s Day! We appreciate you!


Toronto, ONOriginally published May 5, 2015Maestro Fresh Wes (aka: Canada’s Rap Godfather) just released this new Triple A-produced gem titled “I Know Your Mom.”

This track comes to us only a few days before Mother’s Day so I expected it to be one of those all-loving mom appreciation joints. Don’t get me wrong – this is totally a mom appreciation song. But the Freshster Wester’s bars roll way deeper than that. This is an anecdotal rap joint about the importance of humility, respecting the OGs in the game, and – of course – the importance of moms.

Maestro Fresh Wes - I Know Your Mom [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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10 May

Bane – Cocaine Art Gallery [Video]


Brampton, ON - This weekend was the best because Brampton rapper Bane dropped this new video titled “Cocaine Art Gallery.” This video shows Bane wandering around an all-white art gallery filled with massive powder-painted canvases. This is it. Welcome to the Cocaine Art Gallery.

The track was produced by Kyle Wildfern and the video was directed by Jay Willz. Check it after the jump and keep it locked on Bane’s forthcoming Paranoia tape.

Bane - Cocaine Art Gallery [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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9 May

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late: The story of a Drake fan [Video]


Toronto, ON – Think you’re the biggest Drake fan out there? NYU film student Chris Cole might have you beat. Check out his video tribute to Drake titled “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.” Chris is a ’17 Grad from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Drake video was a project for his finals. Jon Epstein takes the lead role in the video, but Chris makes a cameo as the main character’s Kendrick Lamar-supporting roommate, Jamal. “Fuck that guy.” The end takes an unexpected twist with a more sinister, Mark David Chapman-esque tone.

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8 May

Phone-EG – The G Is Silent [Mixtape]


Brampton, ON – Bars, flow, charisma, a killer sense of humour; Brampton MC Phone-EG has it all and his new project, The G is Silent, brilliantly showcases his talents. The 15-track releases features production by Boi-1da and guest appearances by D-Pryde, Ricky Rain, Squidward, Biggs, The Flan, Van Hill, Devon Tracy, Anderson and Devaney. The entire releases was mixed and mastered by Toronto vet Sunny Diamonds at Diamond Factory Studios. You can check it out below via Phone-EG’s SoundCloud profile.

Don’t miss out on the “Phone-E’s Revenge” video to get a real feel for what this project is all about. Lastly, make sure you check out the new comedy sketch, “23 More Types of Rappers In The Studio” featuring Phone-EG and Grammy-winning producer, Boi-1da.

Phone-EG - The G Is Silent [Mixtape] - HipHopCanada.com

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8 May

4YallEnt. presents 23 More Types of Rappers In The Studio ft. Boi-1da [Video]


Brampton, ON – After releasing the hilariously funny “26 Types of Rappers In The Studio,” 4YallEntertainment follows up with “23 More Types of Rappers In The Studio” with guest star Boi-1da and resident funnyman/MC, Phone-EG. As if the first one wasn’t funny enough, Part 2 had me in tears from start to finish. Simply put, if you’ve ever spent anytime in the studio, even just a few hours, this will hit home.

Shout-out to the writers – especially whomever came up with “The Rapper Who Said He’s Not Dating Little Kids But He is Though” and “The Rapper Who Lives At His Mom’s” bits. Part 2 was written by Trey Richards and Jae Richards, who also handled the writing on Part 1 along with Wayne Ferg. Check for both videos after the jump link below.

Both “Types of Rappers In The Studio” videos make for perfect promotional tools for Phone-EG’s new project, The G Is Silent. More on that coming soon.

23 More Types of Rappers In The Studio

23 More Types of Rappers In The Studio ft. Boi-1da [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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8 May

Moka Only – Chicken Wingz [Album]


Vancouver, BCMoka Only teams up with freshly launched Self Serve Records for the labels first official full length release and Moka’s most recent project Chicken Wingz.

Chicken Wingz boasts 10 tracks and a summer ready single featuring label mate Illa J titled “Freak Ya Heart Out”. Moka sits with good company on Self Serve Records with an artist roster containing the likes of Illa J, AstroLogical, Potatohead People, Mosaic Beats, and Nick Wisdom to name a few, and proves yet again he is the complete package having produced the entire album out of his home studio in

“I made some beats, ate some chicken and did some other things and here’s the result. It’s pretty much the best thing you could ask for”. – Moka Only.

Check out Moka’s latest project below.

Moka Only - Chicken Wingz [Album] - HipHopCanada.com

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