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You Feel Me? Toronto’s Infu talks new EP, “West Side” video, plans for 2…

Since first emerging on the Toronto hip-hop scene in 2010, rapper Infu has been working hard at…

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Toronto rapper Top 5 talks Styles P, getting advice from Drake, Varna Drive & more

Toronto up-and-comer Top 5 recently made his National Capital Region debut with an all ages show inside Ottawa’s The Bourbon Room.

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I Think You’ve Gone Mad: Here’s the transcribed version of Sean Leon’s i…

Toronto, ON – On Dec. 23 2016, Toronto artist Sean Leon blew up the Internet by releasing an incredibly in-depth interview with … Read More »

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Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2016

Calgary, AB – As we head in to 2017 at HipHopCanada, I decided I’d kick off the new year proper by delivering … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Halifax’s Corey Writes releases new “Picture Me Rollin” single featuring

Halifax’s Corey Writes releases new “Picture Me Rollin” single featuring


4 Oct

CMDWN Collective to headline Historic Virgin Mod Club October 16th with Derek Wise

Toronto, ON – CMDWN Collective members Ca$tro Guapo and Fiji are well known for their “high-fashion trap music” which has procured increasing media spotlight on the bold culture of Toronto’s music and fashion scenes respectively following the release of their debut EP Atlanada. Their bold aesthetics and strong trap influences have made them dominating leaders influencing the sounds coming out of Toronto, as well as the overall direction of where things are headed.

Approaching fast on the horizon, the duo are set to play Toronto’s historic Virgin Mod Club Theatre on October 16th.  If you caught wind of their sold-out show last December, you know that these two adequately know how to throw a proper party. They’ve recruited fellow Toronto emcee, Derek Wise to headline the event. With singles that spread like wildfire through the online music community, such as “Had To Wake Up”, Wise is no newcomer to the game – but this is his first official show. You won’t want to miss this evening, and we highly suggest copping tickets in advance here.

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4 Oct

We caught up with Mobi Mawla to chat about his new video for “Fuze”

Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Mobi Mawla recently released a new video for “Fuze” off the 2016 released Generation Z EP.

“Fuze” is a turn-up party track that pulls double duty as a social commentary on the younger generation. The video (directed by Néeshell and shot by Jay Baskey) takes us through a house party with guests from all walks of life.

But it gets even deeper than that. What Mobi Mawla is trying to preach is that the youth deserve a lot more credit than they are given. Check out the video and peep our Q&A with Mobi after the jump.

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3 Oct

Introducing I M U R: Vancouver’s duo who are effortlessly breaking genre constraints

Vancouver, BC – 2016 has been a successful year for Vancouver filled with numerous notable projects that have drawn a newly invigorated spotlight to the West Coast. With this growth and development of the scene, has emerged a select few who have lead the growing community of independent artists by producing quality projects and curating quality live performances as well. At the front of the pack are I M U R (I Am You Are) a hip-hop, soul, and electronic inspired duo coming out of East Vancouver which formed in late 2015. The duo is comprised of singer-songwriter Jenny Lea and producer Mikey J Blige, and well known for Lea’s beautiful croons strewn over reminiscent beats from Blige.

With a self-released debut EP Slow Dive, the duo are familiar with paving their own path in the somewhat challenging current music scene of Vancouver (and they’re making great videos to show how it can be pulled off effortlessly). You might have been able to catch one of their many performances this summer 16′ at events like WSSF, 420 Vancouver, Chapel Sound Fest, Revival Fest, Astral Harvest Fest, COG, Hiatus Fest, the Alexander, Biltmore, Imperial, or Fox.  We recently had a chance to catch up with the duo to talk about their newest video release ‘FFL’ (fight fuck love), and everything they’ve been up to this year.

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“We wanted to use a cinematic approach in the telling of a story about relationships in modern society. ” – I M U R

3 Oct

Catch Azizi Gibson in Vancouver for Halloween at the Biltmore Cabaret

Vancouver, BC – Next up on the long list of talented acts coming to Vancouver this fall. MRG Concerts and the Biltmore Cabaret have curated a festive Halloween event on Friday, October 28th with Gibson leading the evening. The concert marks the midway point of the Brainfeeder rapper’s VR EXP tour that he’s currently on this fall.

The last occasion that the emcee was in Vancouver, he had the venue near close to capacity. You won’t want to wait on picking up your tickets in advance here.

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3 Oct

Adhoc indulge the senses and psyche on new single “Paradise Loft”

Vancouver, BC – You may not have heard of these guys, but you will be familiar with Adhoc soon enough. With roots in Toronto, Manchester, and most currently Montreal, Quebec – the group is hard to pin down geographically. They’re here to offer up their first single “Paradise Loft” which has a similarly transient and nomad sound. The track was produced by Adhoc’s own, James Campbell, and co-produced by Adel Kazi, with additional instrumentation by Clement Langlois-Legare.

The group was able to give insight into the inspiration for the track, and explained, “Paradise Loft is a humid celebration of monotheistic guilt. Let’s stop running from our demons for a moment, take a seat at the table of shadows, and smoke a joint with the devil.” Hilariously enough, the group elaborated on the production as they reminisced, “Oddly enough, this song was the last thing we recorded at “the stew” (our engineer’s industrial music haven in Little Burgundy, Montreal) before an actual fire had our asses evicted from the building.” Check out the track below.

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2 Oct

The Weeknd performs “Starboy” & “False Alarm” on Saturday Night Live

New York, NY – Along with the anticipated Trump impressions by Alec Baldwin, this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured The Weeknd performing a couple of tracks.

One was the riveting new record, “False Alarm,” co-produced by Ben Billion$ and Mano, as well as Doc McKinney and Henry Russell Walter aka Cirkut who also produced Abel’s new Daft Punk-assisted single, “Starboy.” The song is also the title-track to The Weeknd’s third studio album and the other track the Toronto star performed on SNL.

Check out the performances of both songs below. Starboy is out Nov. 25.

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2 Oct

Toronto’s Tona of Naturally Born Strangers releases new solo album, The Ivy League

Toronto, ON – One of the best parts of the weekend. Tona, from the JUNO Award-winning group Naturally Born Strangers, follows up his Carpe Diem solo debut with a new 17-track album presented by District Entertainment. The Ivy League features Tona pairing up with JD Era, Kayo, Keysha Fresh, Fixaveli, Skripture and Phoenix Pagliacci. Check out the project below and continue reading after the jump for the full press release. The Ivy League is available on iTunes.

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2 Oct

Ajax singer-songwriter Joël Lobban gives you his POV with new EP

Ajax, ON – Ajax singer-songwriter Joël Lobban releases an impressive debut effort in POV, an EP featuring production by Alo, Kaz and Japain. Guest appearances include Savannah Ré (“Beauty”) and Clairmont The Second (“Rant”).

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2 Oct

Song of the Day: Kyle Wildfern warns a love interest not to give him “Another Chance”

Brampton, ON – One of the hottest budding acts in the Greater Toronto Area is Brampton producer-MC Kyle Wildfern of the waycool movement. The young talent has flexed his production capabilities on his work with some of the GTA’s hottest up-and-coming acts, while also jumping on his own beats for some stand-out singles.

The self-produced “Another Chance,” featuring additional vocals by Kristen Walker, has been out for about a month and has over 6,000 plays on SoundCloud alone. It’s a prime example of Wildfern’s ability to do-it-all, with him also handling the project’s artwork

The record is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day and the post also contains the Martin Sole-produced “Roadman” which you can find after the jump.

Kyle Wildfern – Another Chance

Prod. Kyle Wildfern

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2 Oct

Listen to “Lucid Dreams” by Brampton up-and-comer Josh Dillon

Brampton, ON – New music from Brampton up-and-comer Josh Dillon. This is the Jordan Cassius-produced “Lucid Dreams.”

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Related Post: Check out the Kyle Wildfern-produced “Monsoon” by Brampton’s Josh Dillon

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