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Artist to artist: Hellnback gets the grease on Merkules [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – With the way hip-hop has been changing over the years it’s hard to find an artist who sticks to … Read More »

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Time to #WAKEDAFUCUP: HipHopCanada chops it up with Onyx [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 15, our friends over at True Rhythm brought Onyx (Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz) to Calgary for … Read More »

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On the Run with Jay and Bey in Winnipeg [Review]

Winnipeg, MB – I’ll be honest: when the rumors started circulating that Jay Z and Beyoncé were set to tour together this … Read More »

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Squamish Valley Music Festival with Eminem, Nas, Danny Brown & more [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, BC – On the weekend of August 8, 2014, Squamish Valley Music Festival kicked off in Squamish, British Columbia with headliners … Read More »

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Miracle – Body Bag [Video]

Miracle – Body Bag [Video]

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18 Jun

GZA to host Wu-Tang after party in Winnipeg & Vancouver June 27 & 28 [News]


Winnipeg, MB – Vancouver and Winnipeg, we have more good news for you. Not only is the mighty Wu-Tang Clan rolling through both cities, the official after party hosted by the one and only GZA the Genius has just been announced.

After Winnipeg’s show at Burton Cummings Theatre on June 27 (tickets still available here) GZA will take the stage the same night at Pyramid Cabaret with guest DLO. Cop tickets online here or at the door.

Vancouver, you get the Clan the next evening on June 28 at Orpheum Theatre (tickets here) and GZA at Fortune Sound with Baby YU, Marlon J English, Sam Nerland and Mike Christianson following the show. Cop tickets here or at the door. See full event details in the posters below.

GZA to host Wu-Tang after party in Winnipeg & Vancouver June 27 & 28 [News]  - HipHopCanada.com

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18 Jun

Teddy Bear – Keep Watching (Prod. Homegrown) [Video]


Calgary, AB – Halifax-raised, Calgary-based Teddy Bear (aka: T-Bear) just hit us with the video for his turn-up joint entitled “Keep Watching.” This track is the first single off TB’s debut Something To Believe In album. The visuals were filmed and edited by Jackpot Photo. The beat was done by XXX Productions, and produced by Homegrown. Check it after the jump. And head over here to cop a download of the single.

Teddy Bear - Keep Watching (Prod. Homegrown) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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18 Jun

BSM’s Lil Skittz & Miami model Dede Damati are live in Toronto on June 28 [News]


Toronto, ON – On June 28, make sure you head over to Tryst Nightclub (82 Peter St.) for a live performance by Brick Squad Monopoly’s Lil Skitzz. Along with Skitzz, you’ll be partying with Miami model Dede Damati and various other special guests. The event will be hosted by MC Ebone and MC VeeCee, while music will be provided by DJs Illegal Alien, Out-N-Bad, Ty Druma, and the official Brick Squad DJ G-Starr. Click the jump to check out the official flyer.

BSM's Lil Skittz & Miami model Dede Damati are live at Tryst on June 28 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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18 Jun

Zach Taylor – Set It Off [Audio]


Calgary, AB – We just got in some fresh new audio from one of Calgary’s up-and-coming young MCs. And by young; I mean that this dude is only 16 years old. Everybody, meet Zach Taylor. He recently dropped his latest single entitled “Set It Off.” Zach’s an interesting cat – he’s pretty outspoken regarding his struggles with depression and anxiety. Yet he’s seemingly found a release for himself within his music; that is, rapping and producing. He does both.

This joint puts Zach all out on the table for us. And he goes all out. His flow is still developing. But he’s definitely setting it off. And I’m stoked to see what else he has in store for us. The beat was done by Epistrabeats. The track was written by Zach, and mixed by Zach and Transit. Cop a free download of it over here. And check it below.

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Zach Taylor - Set It Off [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Jun

Stankowski – Right Now ft. Marvin Divine [Audio]


Calgary, AB – Calgary’s young stunner on the come-up – Stankowski – just dropped the first single off his forthcoming debut mixtape (due out this summer). This joint is titled “Right Now.” And it was produced by Bamfibeats.

So here’s the deal: Stankowski is only 17 years old. I have huge respect for the young cats putting themselves into the game. His flow is still maturing. But he’s got this infectious happy-go-lucky vibe going for him. He compares it to the Gym Class Heroes. I feel that. And peppy vibes aside, this track is actually really hungry. Happy hungry. I mean listen to that Marvin Divine hook: “I gotta get it right now/ Gotta get it right now.” Also some solid word-play going on here. Like when Stankowski’s all like, “Gettin’ green/ Like CeeLo” (because – you know – CeeLo Green). Or when he compares himself to John Stamos. Pure gold. Check it below.

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Stankowski - Right Now ft. Marvin Divine [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

17 Jun

Future live in Edmonton for the Honest Tour [News]


Edmonton, AB – It’s raining shows in YEG right now! Pearl Entertainment, Union Events & Eiffel Tower Entertainment have partnered up to bring Future to Edmonton on July 5 at Encore (8882-170 Street).

The ATL native kicked off his tour in May, support of his recently released album Honest. Get ready for a non-stop medley of heavy hitters such as; Move that Dope, Sh!t, Same Damn Time and more. Future will also be joined by Rico Love, Casino and Bando Jones – so if you’re looking for a spot that’s poppin’ on a Saturday night – then Encore is the only place you need to be.

Future live in Edmonton for the Honest Tour [News]] - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Jun

Win tickets to see Apathy live in Edmonton [Contest]


Edmonton, AB – We just dropped the news that Brothers Grim is bringing underground heavyweight, Apathy, to The Studio Music Foundation (10940-166A Street) on Jun. 20 in YEG. If you’re into that underground sound – then this is a show you don’t want to miss out on. And because we don’t want you to miss out – we’ve teamed up with Brothers Grim to give away a pair of tickets to the show! Check the contest details after the jump.

Win tickets to see Apathy live in Edmonton [Contest]- HipHopCanada.com

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17 Jun

Brothers Grim presents: Apathy live in Edmonton [News]


Edmonton, AB – This one’s for you underground cats. On June 20 our E-Town homies, Brothers Grim bring Connecticut native Apathy to The Studio Music Foundation (10940-166A Street) in YEG. I know what some of ya’ll might be thinking – “Connecticut?” But don’t be fooled – Apathy has been on the underground scene for a minute. He’s a member of hip-hop super group Army of the Pharaohs, the unofficial leader of Demigodz, and to top that off – this tour is in support of his fourth studio album, Connecticut Casual.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. They’re also available online at Raised Fist Productions or you can grip them – via personally delivery – from Stephen Komrade at 780-237-4375. How’s that for service! We have a great line-up of local openers including; The Nasty Boys, Theft Unda 5, and Brothers Grim. For more details – keep it locked on the events Facebook Page and peep the official flyer after the jump.

Brothers Grim Presents: Apathy live in Edmonton [News]HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Win tickets to see Apathy live in Edmonton [Contest]

17 Jun

J Noble – War Lord (Dir. WestnyleFX) [Video]


Toronto, ONJ Noble drops off his first release since his critically acclaimed Pure White (available on iTunes) project was released last fall. “War Lord” is the first video coming in support of his new mixtape called RealLifeDramaV3 which is scheduled to come out this summer. The video was directed by WestnyleFX and is brought to you by MSWInc. Click the jump link below to check it out now.

J Noble - War Lord [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Jun

Ghettochild – Halifax State Of Mind (Dir. Reel Kings Media) [Video]


Halifax, NS – Halifax mainstay Ghettochild has kicked off a new series to connect with fans called #FreeTrackFridays. The first installment is “Halifax State of Mind” directed by Reel Kings Media. Check it out after the jump link below.

Ghettochild - Halifax State Of Mind [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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