Vancouver, BC – Back at it again Hugo Kafumbi drops the official video for “TrippyFussion” ft. OuttaTownFame. The DopeBoyRecords artist is now working on his second mixtape with production from YK1991, Double Z and VancityBeats stay tuned for that.
Vancouver, BC – Continuing the momentum after the release of the WHOISJOHNDOE mixtape, John Doe and the rest of the UPPRLVLS team drop their latest 18-track-mixtape titled 90′s BABY. The mixtape combines the sultry sounds of the late-80’s-early-90’s with hard-hitting heavy bass and modern production styles.
Toronto, ON – Quickly becoming a staple in the Toronto scene, the #BigTicket event series returns this Friday, Jan. 10 with a fresh new line-up to bring in the New Year. The #BigTicket: “New Year, New Venue” Networking & Appreciation event will feature performances by Eternia, Solitair, Citizen Kane, Infinite, L.I.U. and more. Music will be supplied by award-winning DJ Law, Droppin’ Dimez host/DJ MelBoogie, K-Cut of the legendary Main Source and G5CU. Dan-e-o (Monolith/Perfeck Strangers) returns as the host of the event which has relocated to Wrong Bar (1279 Queen St. West). It’s free entry before 11 p.m. and be sure to bring ID as this is a 19+ event.
Aspiring MCs take note of this message from #BigTicket promoters, EasParkPro: “Jan. 10 you will catch some of the hottest performers to hit the #BigTicket stage in the house ready to christen the new stage in our new home. We are also going to open up the BT open mic cypher. Do not miss out only to hear about it later and wish you were there!”
Last but certainly not least, we’re happy to announce that HipHopCanada has recently signed on as an official #BigTicket sponsor! Check out #BigTicket every second Friday of the month to mix, mingle and party with industry professionals at Toronto’s #1 hip-hop event.
Vancouver, BC - Where It’s At Entertainment is running a contest for active hip-hop artists residing in B.C and it comes with some pretty exciting details. Open to up-and-coming emcees The Next Level contest offers up studio time, full production of a single, a verse on a custom beat and song placement on the upcoming Where It’s At Compilation album alongside some of Vancity’s heavyweight artists. Check out the full details in the press release below.
Los Angeles, CA – West Coast rapper DUBB steps into the “Blue Room” with Power 106 LA’s own DJ Carisma for a new exclusive freestyle over a DJ Mustard beat… and he kills it! DUBB’s new mixtape Never Content drops on Jan. 14.
The MC also announced recently that he’ll be performing an exclusive set inside LA’s Los Globos venue on Friday, Feb. 21. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show kicks off at 8. HipHopCanada will be doing a ticket giveaway closer to the date of the show so stay tuned for that or click here to buy tickets now.
Check out the Power 106 exclusive below. #AV8ERS
Toronto, ON – By all accounts, Blackout 4 is the best lineup of battles King of the Dot has ever put together.
We’re not exaggerating when we say the two-day battle rap event, whose previous incarnations have drawn such hip-hop luminaries as Drake, Maestro Fresh Wes and Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon as crowd members, has potential to be the best of all time. The card features more than 30 MCs at the top of their game, including a title match between two of KOTD’s most popular heavyweights: Pat Stay and Dizaster.
But there’s a catch. Ahead of the event, KOTD is only announcing the battlers and not the match-ups. Other than the main events, the crowd won’t know which MCs are facing off against each other until they take the stage. The unprecedented move has changed the pre-event speculation from “which battler will win?” to “which battlers will face off?” It’s a gambit, but one that intends to infuse some innovation in a culture that has become largely homogenized.
Find out who will face off live on January 24-25 or tune into the Pay-Per-View at KOTDTV.com. Members of the media are also invited to a press conference on Thurs., Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Aria Nighclub, 108 Peter St. (at Adelaide) in Toronto.
Click the jump to check out the official flyer.
Calgary, AB – Last week we announced that Grandmaster Flash is coming through Calgary’s Commonwealth Bar & Stage on Jan. 14. And now we have some even better news for you: 10 at 10, Hifi Club, and Commonwealth Bar & Stage are linking us up with a sweet ticket giveaway. Usually, we only get one pair of tickets to give away. But for this show, we have two – that’s right, two – pairs of tickets for you fine folks. How sweet is that?
You can enter to win tickets to see one of hip-hop’s master producer legends, live at Commonwealth Bar & Stage. The Flash built everything you have come to know as hip-hop production. So real talk: you don’t want to miss this show. Check out contest entry details after the jump.
Calgary, AB – Our good friends over at 10 at 10 just dropped a mixtape entitled The 10 at 10 Tape: Audio Mix Series Vol.1 to showcase everything great about Calgary hip-hop in 2013. You guys already know that last year was huge for our local hip-hop scene. And 10 at 10 has become a foundation for all things hip-hop in the city. So to start the 2014 year off with a solid dose of nostalgia, 10 at 10’s own DJ GrimRock compiled this hour-long tape from tracks released by the 10 at 10 artists, as well as some joints from 10 at 10′s recently launched #MusicMonday music sharing series. The tape features Rico Drummond on the drops, and the tape was mastered by Shawn Leon.
The 10 at 10 fam celebrated their big two-year birthday back in September by moving into their new homebase at Commonwealth Bar & Stage (it’s a bigger venue, and a very good look for them). This fall, 10 at 10 also launched the #MusicMonday series to promote local music via social media. They also just started up their very own 10 at 10 concert series. The series kicks off on Jan. 29 with none other than the great Pusha T, himself. And we even started up our own monthly 10 at 10 Spotlight series here on HipHopCanada to show love to some of our favourite performers from the showcase.
Montreal, QC – Real City’s Rising star muGz drops off the visuals for his Alex Lustig-produced “Blackout” single. The video was shot and edited by T-[REC] Productions. Check it out below.
Hamilton, ON – Check out the new “Coolin’” freestyle from Stainless Steel Records artist, Jigz Crillz.