Vancouver, BC – Little T reminisces on the good times with old friends with the Shieba Twin-produced “On My Way.” The video was produced by Fatchair Films and TNT STAR ENTERTAINMENT, while being shot and edited by Steph Lee. Check out the video below.
Edmonton, AB – On January 30, ATL’s B.o.B. braved the cold streets of Edmonton and put on a live show at Encore in West Edmonton Mall. Brought to you by Eiffel Tower Entertainment, Nightshift Entertainment and Pearl Entertainment; the Grand Hustle artist was the first major urban-headliner to hit E-Town in 2015.
Although the headliner was large, we wish we could’ve said the same for the crowd. Encore hosted roughly 300 people, which wouldn’t be too shabby in a more intimate venue, but for a venue that holds up to 1,000 the building definitely could have used a few more bodies. The show continued on with our locals; Evrlove, Dizzy (with Diviot), [C.O.B.’s] Rome Angel, Young Tox and K-Blitz, Mitchell Lawler & Conch, Sully and BGK each respectively taking the stage to open the show. Nightshift’s DJ Grizz did his thing to hold us down throughout the night.
Vancouver, BC – Originally published January 21, 2015 – “The Truth” is Vancouver hip-hop artist/songwriter JC Subliminal’s first single from his upcoming self-titled album.
Partnering up with long time collaborator and Vancity OG, producer VAGO (Swollen Members, k-os & placements with EA Sports) The Truth will be for fans of quality hip-hop and a glimpse into the duo’s unique chemistry.
The album combines quality rap patterns, smooth hooks and crisp production as well as some very prominent guests. The single can be found below with the video – to be produced by Self Hired Productions – on the horizon. For now, peep game on “The Truth” and stay tuned for the full length album coming soon.
“The Truth” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day for February 10.
East coast hip-hop journalist and enthusiast Jacob Smith linked up with KOTD Title Match winner, Dartmouth’s own Pay Stay, to discuss his recent victory at Blackout 5 this past weekend and the impact Drake had on the event. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – A Dartmouth battle rapper has just claimed another victory in his fourth North American title match.
Over the weekend, in a pay-per-view battle at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, Pat Stay defended his title in King of the Dot’s Blackout 5 against rapper Charron.
This was Stay’s third time defending the title and easily his biggest battle to date.
Vancouver, BC – In anticipation of his spring release Prestige 3, Billionaire B gives fans a triple dose of dope music with three brand new tracks.
He offers up “Hollywood,” the TaylorMade Beats-produced “Give Me Room” (featuring A.I.T and Rey Fonder) and “Down 2 Ride,” produced by VanCity Beats. All tracks are available on iTunes and can be streamed down below.
Campbellton, NB – Axe Ruler, an MC/producer hailing from Charlottetown, PEI and now living in New Brunswick, is a self-proclaimed derange, yet prolific, creator on the mic and MPC. Today he brings a 5-year long project in the making to a close with the a new 10-track project available for purchase on Bandcamp.
His new release, Augment Reality, was put together with precision with the help of Halifax based engineer CJ Lohnes. The duo created a collective named Glory Verses Failure and have been releasing works under that label since they first met. AR has been steadily stacking up pre-orders on the new project and is more than excited to push this work out to the fans. As he insists, “your love for hip-hop will ascend to a higher level!”
Guest appearances include Eric Broadbent, Lohnes, T-Stu, the award-winning DJ IV, and Mine+Us. You can stream Augment Reality below and show your support with a purchase – digital and hard copies available – on Bandcamp.
Vancouver, BC – Maryland emcee Logic hit Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre last week for an all ages affair on the West Coast portion of his Under Pressure Tour.
The rapper, who released his album Under Pressure to critical acclaim late last year, was joined by Michael Christmas and DJ Rhetoric on his first headlining tour. Our main man on the cam, Jamie Sands, was front and centre to catch the action.
Vancouver, BC – Leading up to the release of his Captain & Commander EP with Savage Beats, e.d.g.e. drops a little something to tide over the ears of his followers.
The Penwork Project is an 11-track album available on iTunes and features the likes of Claire Mortifee, Jaykin and Dave Ryan, with e.d.g.e’s signature smooth flow and clever wordplay scattered throughout.
This project comes to listeners via Stealth Bomb Records where e.d.g.e. recently became the newest addition. Look out for his Captain & Commander EP dropping this spring on SBR and cop that Penwork Project.
Calgary, AB – On February 7, the Suicide Kings kicked off their Canadian tour (with opener Halfcut) in Edmonton as the first of five stops across Alberta this month. The hip-hop duo of MC Joey Knuckles and producer King Cole recently dropped Crown Of Thorns (side note: I interviewed them about it here), and are already gearing up for the launch of a new project this spring titled Rock ‘Em to Sleep.
On Sunday night SK performed in Red Deer, and this upcoming Friday they will perform in Lethbridge. On February 14, the Kings head to Calgary to perform a supreme V-Day rap show at Nite Owl, followed by a show in Halfcut’s hometown Fort Mac on Feb. 15.
The Calgary show features opening support from both Halfcut and Dragon Fli Empire; which makes for a night of serious status. That line-up is stacked with three of Calgary’s most heavyweight hip-hop acts. These are all top-tier artists in this city, so it’s a great look to have them all on that bill.
If you have to do Valentine’s Day, this is the place to do it. Girls love rap dates. They do. Trust. It’s a thing. Take your girl to this show. Peep the tour flyer after the jump.
Montreal, QC – Check out the latest visuals from veteran Real City producer Manspino, who is signed to Beeyoudee’s Coznob record label. The name of the song is “Mauvais Garçon,” which translates to “Bad Boy.” Check it out below.