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On the phone with Rae Sremmurd [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – With the January release of their debut album SremmLife, a surprise appearance with Rihanna at DirectTV’s Pre-Super Bowl Party, … Read More »

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Behind the scenes with Pimpton & JD Era [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – In between shows during the western leg of his KCMKV2 Tour, Regina’s rising star Pimpton made a stop … Read More »

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JD Era, Snaz join Battleaxe Warriors; Madchild releases video trailer [News]

Toronto, ON – About a month ago, Toronto’s JD Era posted a photo on Instagram of himself along with producer Snaz and … Read More »

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Blah Blah Blah: A really heavy conversation with Rich Homie Quan [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On Feb. 11, Rich Homie Quan came through Calgary for the second stop along his debut Canadian Tour. After … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

J-Bru – Daily Operation ft. Classified & Choclair [Video]

J-Bru – Daily Operation ft. Classified & Choclair [Video]


14 Jan

MD – Good As Gone (Promo) [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – On Jan. 8, Vancouver artist MD (of The Boomsday Alliance) dropped a dope freestyle over top of the DJ Premier-produced “Good As Gone” by the Dilated Peoples. And this freestyle is dopeness maximus.

Here’s some background details for you: I wrote a pretty extensive rant on #DearRappers back in July about freestyles; namely, I was sick of everyone hopping over the same beats and cranking out the same unoriginal flows. I challenged MCs to work on penning genuine freestyles; freestyles that were in-line with each artist’s own respective identity. So MD of The Boomsday Alliance penned this freestyle as a response to that very article. He didn’t freestyle over “0 to 100,” or “A Milli,” or any other joint that you’d expect a freestyle on.

Instead, he picked a DJ Premier beat that he – PERSONALLY – felt was “criminally under-viewed and appreciated” and put his own spin on it. For the record: his spin is a very important social commentary that y’all should hear. Check what MD of The Boomsday Alliance had to say about his track, take a peep at the freestyle below, and check the lyrics after the jump:

“This was written in response to a blog written by KassKills & Sarah Sussman of HipHopCanada.com on July 1st 2014 [#Dear Rappers: Stop Sending Me 0-100 Freestyles]

I chose what I felt was a criminally under-viewed and appreciated song produced by DJ Premier and I am using this as the start of my weekly Thursday releases for 2015. After signing with AMP Records and dozens of video game and music placements I am releasing new vocals. Original material is next week.”

MD of The Boomsday Alliance -  Good As Gone (Promo) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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14 Jan

Tona – Long Winded Road ft. Adam Bomb (Prod. Rich Kidd) [Video]

Toronto, ON – Freedom Writer Tona enlists acclaimed director Zac Facts for his new “Long Winded Road” video. The song is fully supported by Tona’s Naturally Born Strangers as it was produced by Rich Kidd, and Adam Bomb makes a guest appearance.

Tona is currently preparing for the release of his Carpe Diem, set to drop Tuesday, February 3. Check out “Long Winded Road” after the jump.

Tona - Long Winded Road ft. Adam Bomb (Prod. Rich Kidd) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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14 Jan

Miracle – Good vs. Evil [Video]

Halifax, NSMiracle lets off the third video in support of his Evol EP. “Good vs. Evil” was directed by Geordon Lloyd for Reel Kings Media.

This song shows a split personality from Miracle as he struggles with himself as a musician and always finding himself make the wrong choices in other aspects of life.

Click the jump link below to check out the video, or click here to check out the Evol EP.

Miracle - Good vs. Evil [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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14 Jan

Blackalicious to make 3 Canadian tour stops in January; Saskatoon cancelled [News]

UPDATE: The Blackalicious show in Saskatoon, scheduled for January 17, 2015, has been cancelled. Refunds at point of purchase.

Winnipeg, MBOriginally published December 22, 2014 – Black is coming back to the Northwest! Timbre Concerts will be bringing Blackalicious to four cities in the Canadian Prairies starting January 16 in Winnipeg sponsored by yours truly at HipHopCanada.

The tour will see stops in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton with a handful of dope openers in each city. See full details after the jump.

Blackalicious to make 4 Western Canadian tour stops in January [News] - HipHopCanada.com

14 Jan

Luxe Taylor – On (Prod. RadioActive) [Audio] #Premiere

Burlington, ONOriginally published January 9, 2015 – HipHopCanada has teamed up with MC Luxe Taylor (formerly known as Luc Toews) to premiere the first single, “On,” off of Luxe’s forthcoming Pipedream EP.

Luxe is entering 2015 with a new stage name, an upcoming new EP release, and a bit of a different sound. While Luxe has proven to be a master of replay value and catchy hooks, he uses this song to introduce a different side of himself: a hungry trappy side of himself. “On” is a banger of serious status; instead of turning up, Luxe is turning on. Check out the track premiere below.

Luxe Taylor - On [Audio] #Premiere - HipHopCanada.com

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14 Jan

Vital – Oh No [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Sia Rad and Norm Sabourin team up to produce the new single from Vital, “Oh No.” Check it out below.

Vital - Oh No [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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14 Jan

Waka Flocka Flame taps Halifax musician for big role on new album [News]

Halifax, NSThis article was written by Jacob Smith for CBC News. The original article was published over here – Halifax electronic dance musician Corey LeRue is helping reshape the musical stylings of an American rap celebrity.

Three weeks ago, LeRue flew to the hometown of Waka Flocka Flame in Atlanta, Ga., to begin working on the star’s new electronic dance music crossover album titled Turn Up God. It’s a major opportunity for LeRue, one he credits to a “fluky act of God” that gave him the chance to play some of his own music for Waka Flocka Flame.


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14 Jan

Immerze – Mike Jones [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Vancity rapper Immerze has released visuals in support of his “Mike Jones” single. The video was shot by Devon Musset of Lawn Party Films, with co-direction credited to Immerze himself. You can find the Cartier Jones-produced single on hi Dayton Spokes project, available here. Click the jump link below to check out the video now.

Immerze - Mike Jones [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

14 Jan

The Busy Brothers – It Gets Better ft. Mic Boogie & Miss David [Video]

Toronto, ONThe Busy Brothers drop off the lyric video for the song “It Gets Better” featuring Miss David and Mic Boogie. It was directed by iLLvibe. You can find the song on The Busy Brothers, their self-titled album, available for purchase on iTunes, and available for streaming on Bandcamp. The Busy Brothers consists of Northstarr Entertainment’s D.O. (Art of Fresh) and Diz Dallas.

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14 Jan

Caspian – Fade Away ft. Jaclyn Gee [Audio] #SOTD

Vancouver, BC – Our Song of the Day is a new cut off the upcoming Caspian project, Felix Slang, set for release on Jan. 20. “Fade Away” features Stealth Bomb Records recording artist, Jaclyn Gee, and it’s the second track leaked from the EP (the first being “Built Like This”). You can pre-order Felix Slang now on iTunes. Check out “Fade Away” below.

Caspian - Fade Away ft. Jaclyn Gee [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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