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XO artist and songwriter Belly signs with Jay Z’s Roc Nation

Toronto, ON – Ottawa native and XO affiliate Belly has officially signed with Shawn “Jay Z” Carter’s Roc Nation, as confirmed in … Read More »

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Tory Lanez does more than just Say It for Vancouver

It’s the evening of Nov. 9, and the lineup forming … Read More »

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Tyler, The Creator gets nasty; A$AP Rocky pulls out quick in Vancouver

A$AP Rocky and Tyler the Creator on tour together is a force to be reckoned with … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Song of the Day: Halifax’s Quake Matthews says “God Bless Atlanta”

Song of the Day: Halifax’s Quake Matthews says “God Bless Atlanta”


13 Aug

Bone Thugs N Harmony hit the West Coast mid September

Edmonton, AB – Spotlight Productions is gearing up to bring hip-hop legends Bone Thugs N Harmony through to the West Coast for stops in Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary during mid September.

The tour beings in Edmonton on September 17th and ends in Calgary on the 19th and will have the crew dropping joints from their classic album East 1999.

Hit up www.spotlightconcerts.ca for tickets and find show details after the jump.

Bone Thugs N Harmony hit the West Coast mid September  - HipHopCanada.com

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13 Aug

Raekwon hits Venue Night Club Sept. 4th

Vancouver, BC – For those who missed him in the past, the Chef will be back in Vancity on September 4th.

#BlueprintLive is bringing Wu-Tang’s own Raekwon The Chef through to Venue Night Club with guests Juvi Dizzle, Mic Dreams, JuLS, ILL-Legitimate and Flipout.

This is an early show with doors at 7pm. Cop tickets at Red Cat, Zulu, Beatstreet, DIPT or online here.

Raekwon hits Venue Night Club Sept. 4th  - HipHopCanada.com

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13 Aug

F. Virtue releases new video for “As of Forever” starring London performance artist IMMA/MESS

New York City, NY – Calgary-raised, New York-based artist F. Virtue just released his latest music video for “As of Forever” off A Single Green Light. This song was self-produced by F. Virtue and features vocals from Daniel J. W!shington.

The video itself features London-based performance artist IMMA/MESS on an interpretive dance continuum in some industrial nondescript location. It’s beautiful. It’s so meticulous, yet so unrehearsed at the same time. That’s life, though, right? “Started at the bottom/ Now we’re under the dirt/ This is so deep/ Deep beneath the earth/ This is dance music/ Sung for the worms/ This isn’t for them/ It’s for him it’s for her.”

The video was directed by Georgia Hudson and produced by Amber Millington at Agile Films, with steadicam courtesy of Edward Vijayavargiya. Check it out after the jump.

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12 Aug

Jazz Cartier drops 2-in-1 video for “The Valley” & “Dead or Alive”

Toronto, ON – Earlier on today, Jazz Cartier dropped his latest video for “The Valley” and “Dead Or Alive” off Marauding In Paradise (aka: the new Canadian rap testament). To be honest, these two tracks wouldn’t have been my picks for a two-song Jacuzzi video.

Kyle Sanderson directed this video and he somehow managed to turn the two tracks into one storyline with meticulous transitioning. This is the Jazz Cartier come-up video. We see young homie go from being trapped in a confused struggle existence (“The Valley”) to being a hyped-on rapper with a twitchy case of rap game paranoia (“Dead or Alive”). Peep it after the jump and make sure you pick up that MIP tape right here. Oh, and “Dead or Alive” is our Song of the Day.

Jazz Cartier drops 2-in-1 video for The Valley and Dead or Alive - HipHopCanada.com

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12 Aug

New music: Van Hill released a savage new track, “Yesterday”

Brampton, ONVan Hill (aka: one of my favourite up-and-comers on the scene right now) just released his latest single titled “Yesterday.”

This song is about as dank as it gets. When I first copped a listen to it, it sounded like Van was dealing with some heavy depressive ish. In fact, I was pretty convinced that the song was a dark miserable stoner rant. I thought Van got really smoked out, reflected on his past, and penned this as a lonely longing for the way things used to be.

I was wrong, though. Despite the fact that this song sounds hella dismal and desolate, the darkness is all within the production (shout-out to Lucian on that). This song isn’t about wanting to go back to the way things used to be. This is a song about acknowledging and learning from your history: “Let’s talk about yesterday/ ‘Cause yesterday was the shit.”

New music: Van Hill gets caught up in

12 Aug

Madchild talks sobriety, Silver Tongue Devil, BAXWAR & more

Los Angeles, CA – Vancouver’s favourite rapper, Madchild, is back with his third solo studio album, Silver Tongue Devil, and we recently had the opportunity to catch up with the Vancity emcee from his new neighbourhood in Los Angeles, California.

He recently took some time from his intensely packed schedule to get real with us about his life, keeping music his number one focus, the stellar opening week his album had and living a life free of addiction. Full of gratitude, plans and ambitions, Madchild dishes on some heavy topics. Check it in full after the jump.

Madchild talks sobriety, Silver Tongue Devil and more with HHCWest - HipHopCanada.com

I’ve watched so many artists go through these trends where everybody loves them and then as they start getting more popular, everybody starts hating them and then that goes away and people just love them more. So if I’m getting a bunch of people starting to hate, I’m sorry but I’ve seen the pattern and I’m not afraid to have that happen.” – Madchild

12 Aug

Melvy Pockets just released his video for “Lost” and it’s really heavy

Brampton, ON – Brampton’s own Melvy Pockets just released a video for his single “Lost.” I only just copped a listen to the track a few weeks ago. But this song was major.

“Lost” is one of the most honest songs of the summer. It speaks to a deep depression that’s not obvious from the outside looking in: “Made a couple bands/ All gone in a week/ I know I seem happy but I did face defeat/ All this shit is discrete/ Desolate/ So desolate.” Check the new video after the jump.

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12 Aug

Wu-Tang Clan set to perform live in Edmonton & Calgary #HHCSponsored

Edmonton, AB – Has the headline sunk in yet? Didn’t think so! Christmas came early for the underdogs, otherwise known as the Prairies. Brought to you by One Love Music Festival, Union Events, Delux Entertainment (and in correlation with Nightshift Entertainment and Urban DNA) – Wu-Tang Clan has been confirmed for a live performance at Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre on September 18.

But wait – there’s more! A second performance has also been confirmed in Calgary. One Love Music Festival and Union Events have teamed up with Two Towers Concerts and Events, One Entertainment and Commonwealth Bar and Stage to bring the Wu to Calgary’s Grey Eagle Casino & Event Centre on September 19.

That’s right – two back to back LIVE performances from the Killa Bees. The million dollar question of which members will be hitting the stage is yet to be confirmed. For now, as proud sponsors of both events, we have all the details for you to get your hands on those tickets! Here’s the breakdown after the jump.

Wu-Tang Clan set to perform live in Edmonton & Calgary [News] #HHCSPONSORED- HipHopCanada.com

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12 Aug

Skepta “Shutdown” Toronto during his tour’s final show

Toronto, ON – Grime is a powerful musical movement that was birthed in the UK during the late 90s and early 2000s.

Grime is primarily influenced by UK garage, drum and bass, dancehall and hip-hop. And in addition to Dizzee Rascal and Lethal Bizzle, one of my favorite pioneers of the genre is Skepta.

Skepta Shut Down Toronto during his tour's final show - HipHopCanada.com
Skepta | Photo: Ajani Charles (HipHopCanada)

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11 Aug

Toronto gospel rapper Meezy Musik nominated for AE Award; releases Rvse of The Fxllen

Toronto, ON – We’re a little late on getting this post up but at least we can give an additional update at the same time. To begin with this is the Rvse of The Fxllen by ATC Musik Group’s Meezy Musik, an up-and-coming gospel rap artist from Toronto. Along with promoting his new release, Meezy has been busy getting nominated for an African Entertainment Award for Best Gospel Act. You can vote for him now on the AEA website.

ATC Musik Group presents Rvse of The Fxllen by Meezy Musik - HipHopCanada.com

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