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Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja discusses what it feels like to be “Outnumbered̶…

North Bay, ON – Earlier this summer Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja released a brand new nine-track mixtape entitled C.H.I.E.F, which features … Read More »

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Baltimore’s Trey Rx explains the emotional investment on his debut project, Frequenc…

We first got wind of Baltimore-based artist Trey Rx when he released “i-83” a few weeks back … Read More »

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DillanPonders got his first MuchFACT grant & used it to make a video for “Heave…

Toronto, ON – As he gears up to release No Mans Land on Aug. 30, SMMG artist DillanPonders just released a brand … Read More »

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I’m Just Sayin’: Jae Ari discusses his relations with women & making one …

Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Toronto artist Jae Ari released a new Hpnotic718-produced track titled “IJS” (or “I’m Just Sayin’”).
Although we’ve … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Halifax’s Neon Dreams goes Gold with “Marching Bands” single featuring K

Halifax’s Neon Dreams goes Gold with “Marching Bands” single featuring K

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19 May

Mama I’m Sorry: J-Soul’s new single is an apology to all the women in his life


Toronto, ON – Toronto Cash Money recording artist J-Soul recently released a new single titled “Mama I’m Sorry” to coincide with Mother’s Day last weekend.

The song was produced by Prezident Jeff and MSA, and was released after Mother’s Day earlier this week. “Mama I’m Sorry” is an honest, raw look at J-Soul’s relations with the females in his life – his mom, his grandmother, and all the girls who’ve fallen in love with him over the years. This is the first single J-Soul has released since “Mod Ting” in February. And it’s arguably one of J-Soul’s saddest, most emotive releases to date.

Toronto's J-Soul releases Who's Dat off #SadSoulSadderdays - HipHopCanada.com

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19 May

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 33


Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single week.

Each Friday we’ll hit you with a Canadian urban music playlist curated by our Associate Editor In Chief, Sarah Jay. Every week Sarah will be putting together a 38-track weekly selection of new releases, classic favourites, throwbacks, and songs she’s playing heavy on rotation.

This week’s playlist features a ton of brand new music starting with “Man On A Mission” off of Nue’s just-released IROQUOIS project. Volume 33 also features new music from Keita Juma, Wasiu, Saudin, Napalm Dreams, Allan Kingdom, Noita, Khadijah Lopez, Lou Phelps, Terrell Morris and Free n Losh, Belly and DVBBS, Night Lovell, dvsn, Ouri, Jay Whiss, Devon Tracy, Jimmy Yitty, Aaricia, Joseph Ember, and more.

Check out the playlist and tracklist for Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 33 below, and make sure you go follow us on Spotify.

HipHopCanada is now on Spotify: Listen to our debut weekly playlist curated by Sarah Jay - HipHopCanada.com

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19 May

Photo suggests Drake & Tory Lanez have ended their longstanding feud


Toronto, ON – After years of exchanging lyrical jabs, it seems Drake and Tory Lanez have ended their beef. A photo of the two Toronto artists is making the rounds on social media and giving hope for possible collaborations down the road.

The beef started – at least in part – on the HipHopCanada message board in the mid 2000’s so it’s only right that we post on the reconciliation now. It’s been mentioned several times that the tension started back when Tory Lanez offered to put up $10K if Drake didn’t like his music.

Photo suggests Drake & Tory Lanez have ended their beef - HipHopCanada.com

The details that often get left out is the fact that this exchange happened on the HipHopCanada message board where both Tory Lanez and Drake were active members – along with most of the current OVO roster.

The post was made by Tory with the 10K offer, and OVO Hush (going by Young Tony at the time) was one of the first people to respond encouraging Tory “to just send the money over.” A clear indication that he didn’t think his buddy Drake would be feeling what Tory was bringing to the table.

Just a short anecdote about an ongoing rap beef that seems to now be dead in the water. Ultimately, it’s better for Canadian hip-hop for our top dogs to work together. Hopefully we’ll see a Drake / T. Lanez collaboration in the near future.

The photos were posted by both artists on their respective social media platforms. Tory included the word “Toronto” in a tweet containing the photos, while Drake captioned an Instagram post of the pic with ““The city needs more of this and less of that.”

Photo suggests Drake & Tory Lanez have ended their beef - HipHopCanada.com

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19 May

Watch the new “Best Shit Is Underground” video by London’s TempoMental


London, ON – “Best Shit Is Underground” is the latest video from London MC TempoMental in support of his Ancient Rapology Mixtape. He enlisted Patrick Younger of RA Photography to visualize the single which was produced by MadHattr. Check it out below.

Watch the new Best Shit Is Underground video by London's TempoMental - HipHopCanada.com

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18 May

Water Whippin: Toronto’s Delon Dior releases hot new single produced by & featuring Ktoe


Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer Delon Dior is back with new heat, teaming up once again with Ktoe for the new banger, “Water Whippin.” Ktoe is featured on the record and also handled the song’s production. Dior is definitely (rightfully) proud of this new tune, having uploaded it to his SoundCloud profile with the following message: “If you ain’t getting turnt to this shit you’re a bitch!” Check it out below.

Water Whippin: Toronto's Delon Dior releases hot new single produced by & featuring Ktoe - HipHopCanada.com

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18 May

Akon to join Konvict Kartel for Canadian Promo Tour this June


Vancouver, BC – Grammy-nominated singer/rapper/producer Akon has announced that he will be joining the Konvict Kartel music group this June for their Canadian Promo Tour.

Using the same blue print he used to launch other successful acts such as Lady Gaga, T-Pain, Kardinal Offishall and Rock City, the tour across the Great White North will also feature Konvict Kartel alumni OG Boo Dirty, Tone Tone, and Tre Carter. The group will be performing tracks from their recently released Konvict Kartel Volume 1 mixtape for fans from coast to coast.

Akon to join Konvict Kartel for Canadian promo tour this June - HipHopCanada.com

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18 May

DillanPonders celebrates the completion of No Mans Land with this new loosie “Planet Ponders”


Toronto, ON – In celebration of the completion of his album No Mans Land, SMMG artist DillanPonders just released a brand new loosie titled “Planet Ponders” (produced by Dutch Revz).

“Planet Ponders” is so befitting for DillanPonders. This is peak Ponders. He came up as the alien of Toronto rap, and has always been off in his own lane on his own little planet.

He started off as Toronto’s neighbourhood druggy rapper coke king. But over the years he’s narrowed in on his own brand of music that almost always touches on A) his inner circle, B) his girl, and C) how much he dislikes all the other earthling rappers on the scene who are trying to be a certain type of way.

On a technical level, Ponders’ sound has also completely changed over the years. Especially on the mixing, mastering, and engineering side of things. He’s taken the time to work on his engineering skills, and has also developed his own chameleon flow (watch for the flow switch-up at 2:07 on this … much fire).

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Related Post: DillanPonders got his first MuchFACT grant & used it to make a video for “Heaven”

17 May

Vultures: London’s KIV & IPKISS drop new visuals in support of Struggle Rapper


London, ONKIV returns with new visuals in support of his Struggle Rapper project which Sarah Jay broke down back when it dropped in April. “Vultures” was directed by OMG #519 and the song features IPKISS. Check it out below.

Vultures: London's KIV & IPKISS drop new visuals in support of Struggle Rapper - HipHopCanada.com

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17 May

Premiere: B&E recording artist Stonez makes music video debut with “Don’t Push Me”


Ottawa, ON – Back in March, National Capital Region recording artist Stonez stepped back onto the local Ottawa hip-hop scene with two new singles, “Don’t Push Me” and “Might As Well.”

Today, the B&E artist Stonez is back with the premier of his single “Don’t Push Me.” The video was shot in Vancouver by LTDVZN (Limited Vision) and the song talks about watching who you are associating with as the streets can be a grimey place, and people and politics can push you to the limit, and sometimes beyond. In the video, Stonez stays 38 floors high in a downtown Sutton place hotel while rockin’ an Ottawa “Over the Top” lifestyle jacket, with a little bit of Vancouver’s finest to smoke on, looking over the city.

This is the first video release from Ottawa artist Stonez. Stay tuned for more new material coming soon.

Premiere: B&E recording artist Stonez makes music video debut with LTDVZN-directed, Don't Push Me - HipHopCanada.com

Finna go hard, that’s why they call me Stonez.”

17 May

Tonight: Rich Kidd returns to The Rivoli as host for next Beats.Mind.Movement. showcase


Toronto, ON – If you’re looking for something to do in Toronto tonight, The Rivoli (334 Queen St. West) is the place to be. Rich Kidd, one of the city’s most well known producers and artists, will be hosting a dope hip-hop showcase along with Lazz, while music will be provided by Kappa Mezu and Empire Flow.

14 Acts, 1 Stage

After a successful debut showcase, Beats.Mind.Movement. returns with a dope line-up that includes Rene Williams, Durpy, Meika Holiday, Deni Jaay, Gene One, Josh Dillon, Myths of Eve, Pase Rare, Smokendo, Vastor, BRI, Karo Jasper, 99AJI, and Reaper.

Click the jump link below to check out the official flyer.

Tonight: Rich Kidd returns as the host for the 2nd Beats.Mind.Movement. showcase - HipHopCanada.com

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