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Scarborough’s Social Anti talks #triggers exhibit; Toronto Aug 28 – 30

Toronto, ON – Last week we told you about a new 20-piece photo exhibit known as #triggers which is based on the … Read More »

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The Pinkprint Tour: DeJ Loaf is the greatest & Meek Mill is losing it

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 18, the good people over at Live Nation brought Nicki Minaj and her Pinkprint Tour through Calgary … Read More »

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Review: Hip-hop takes the cake at the Squamish Valley Music Festival

Drake, Jazz Cartier, ScHoolboy Q, SonReal & more! … Read More »

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Opinion: Wu-Tang shows need to ban attendees who can’t name all the members of Wu-Ta…

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Maestro speaks with Global Halifax about acting, Fish N’ Chips, new projects & more

Maestro speaks with Global Halifax about acting, Fish N’ Chips, new projects & more

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5 Jun

Getting to know Red Bull Thre3style National champ Charly Hustle [Interview]


Saskatoon, SK – Any DJ in the biz knows the Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Competition is where it’s at. With the National Competitions just having rolled through Vancouver, Halifax and Winnipeg, a National DJ champion has been crowned. Charly Hustle is the first place winner of the Red Bull Thre3style National Championships and pretty soon, he’ll set his sights (and feet) on Tokyo to compete in the Red Bull World DJ Championships. He’s DJ-ed for over 10 years and competed in Red Bull Thre3style for 4 years—Tokyo, get ready to dance.

HipHopCanada’s Allie Samborn was able to talk with Charly Hustle about his first place win in the Red Bull Thre3style National Competition and his impending travels to Tokyo.

Getting to know Redbull Thre3style National champ Charly Hustle [Interview] - HipHopCanada.com

Photo credit: Dale Tidy/Red Bull Content Pool

Related Post: Getting to know the Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Competition Western Regional Qualifiers [Article]

5 Jun

Win tickets to A Journey Home with Crnkn, Smalltown DJs, and Eviction in Calgary [Contest]


Calgary, AB – Shambhala presents A Journey Home reaching Calgary on Sunday June 7th, with Crnkn, Smalltown DJs, and Eviction touching down at the Commonwealth Bar & Stage.

We have a chance for readers to win a pair of tickets to the Calgary event by following the contest rules after the jump.

Tickets are available at Grassroots Calgary and online here. Peep the official A Journey Home poster below with dates and info for the show in Kelowna, BC with Jillionaire and Nelson, BC.

Win tickets to A Journey Home with Crnkn, Smalltown DJs, and Eviction in Calgary [Contest] - HipHopCanada.com

5 Jun

Gabriel Lis – Jungle [Audio]


Toronto, ON – Toronto producer Gabriel Lis just released “Jungle” as the fifth single off his recently-released Toronosaurus Rex instrumental album.

The Toronosaurus Rex is in his natural environment on this one. I feel like Gabriel used this beat to take us on to a bit of a guided journey. He shows us that just because you’re utilizing 808s at the base of your beat in 2015, it doesn’t confine you to making trap instrumentals.

Gabriel Lis - Jungle [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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4 Jun

9th Illy hip-hop comic series announces its arrival in XXL [News]


Ottawa, ON – Make sure you check out the Spring 2015 edition of XXL Mag, covered by Meek Mill and Rick Ross. Along with features on the Maybach stars, the issue has a great article on Raekwon who also makes a guest appearance in an comic by Ottawa-based 9th Illy. The ad for the new series can be found in the issue along with a slick Raekwon design and promotion for the site, 9thIlly.com.

HipHopCanada recently interviewed 9th Illy illustrator and writer, Mark Haynes, to discuss comic books and hip-hop, as well as his appearances at Comic Con. Click here to check it out.

9th Illy announces its arrival with XXL Mag ad [News] - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Mark Haynes, creator of 9th Illy, talks comic books & hip-hop [Interview]

4 Jun

Bias Truth – Blood $$$ (My Interpretation) [Audio]


Toronto, ONBias Truth just hit us with a spontaneous new track he dropped over Eshon Burgundy’s “Blood Money” off Burgundy’s release, The Fear Of God.

In case you’re not familiar, Eshon is a Christian rapper from Philly. So it makes sense that Bias reworked this song. Bias Truth is one of the most spiritual MCs from the North. His raps are always conscious-spiritual. He doesn’t preach religion but you can tell that homie is a religious man. So he dug from one of his influencers and delivered his blessed Truth. Check it out.

Bias Truth - Blood $$$ ( My Interpretation) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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4 Jun

VNCHY – 19+ (Prod. Prezident Jeff) [Audio]


Ottawa, ON – Ottawa rapper VNCHY just released some fresh new heat on us for his latest single titled “19+” off his forthcoming Neverland EP.

“19+” is more or less a song about coming of age in the rap game. You know how you go through puberty and stuff and then you become an adult and an endless world of opportunity opens up? This song bodies rap game puberty.

VNCHY reflects on coming of age at 19 and being able to handle his own business with his own crew, and make major moves for his kin: “Ever since we came in/ And we ran sh*t/ The worst part is all this [is] just practice.”

VNCHY - 19+ (Prod. Prezident Jeff) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

4 Jun

Madchild – Silver Tongue Devil Chronicles : Part 3 [Video]


Vancouver, BC – On the heels of his upcoming album release Silver Tongue Devil Madchild sets out to drop a brand new weekly video interview series, exclusively released here on HipHopCanada.

In this one-on-one with Madchild, he goes deep into the making of Silver Tongue Devil, speaks on his first battle rap experience, the Rock Steady Crew, and the early success of Swollen Members.

Pre-order the album in the BattleAxe store here and on iTunes at here and check the video interview below.

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3 Jun

Smif-n-Wessun at Republic Vancouver June 24 [News]


Vancouver, BC – Tek and Steele of the Legendary  Smif-n-Wessun are celebrating the 20th year Anniversary of Dah Shinin stopping in Vancity with Buckshot of the Boot Camp Clik.

June 24th Republic will host the Clik alongside locals Ghost, Northwest Division and Eazy Terrestrial. HipHopCanada is proud to be sponsoring this event so cop those tickets online here or in person at DIPT or Beat Street.

Smif-n-Wessun at Republic Vancouver June 24 [News]  - HipHopCanada.com

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3 Jun

Bareknuckle Beats fundraiser brings together local artists on June 13 [News]


Vancouver, BC – We’re very proud to announce our participation in sponsoring the Bareknuckle Beats fundraiser for Aprons For Gloves contestant Zoe Peled on June 13th at Fortune Sound Club.

Founded in 2012, Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association is a non-profit organization focused on providing community outreach through the sport of boxing. Based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the organization was developed by a small group of professionals and entrepreneurs who seized an opportunity to re-establish a historic boxing program for at-risk women and youth. The program offers free mentorship and training to individuals who may otherwise not have the resources or support to participate in such activities.

The fundraising event is an early, pre Sup Fu? event featuring local artists Northwest Division, Arami The Corrector, Ashleigh Eymann, Attikus, ChillGod, Dkay, Jakub Evolved, JDennis, J. Dohe and Omar Khan. The first 100 ticket buyers will receive a complementary Cariboo Brew and all proceeds will be donated to Peled’s Aprons For Gloves campaign. Tickets can be purchased online here and more info can be found at apronsforgloves.com.

Bareknuckle Beats fundraiser brings together local artists on June 13 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

3 Jun

Bambino – Miss Conception [Audio]


Vancouver, BCBambino is a young emcee out of Vancouver and at 19 years old is the youngest member of the Castello Empire collective.

“Miss Conception” is the first single from his debut album Conception and blends a bit of light-hearted R&B with an upbeat hip-hop flow, similar to the style of Chance The Rapper. Peep it for yourself down below.

Bambino - Miss Conception [Audio]   - HipHopCanada.com

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