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Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

London, UK – In the early 2000′s, when the relationship between hip-hop and the internet really began to flourish, many aspiring MCs … Read More »

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Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published April 3, 2014 – Rising to hip-hop celebrity on his own terms, Kid Ink is a hustler … Read More »

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Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian tour dates [News]

Winnipeg, MB - Western Canada is about to get rowdy this summer as Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator prepares to take over. The … Read More »

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T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Intervi…

Toronto, ON – I met Toronto rapper T.R.A., aka Tha Rhyme Animal, in person for the first time in Ottawa’s Byward Market. … Read More »

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I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

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19 Feb

Down With Webster: “Feel So Alive” live in CBC Music Studio 211 [Video]


Toronto, ONDown With Webster recently spent some time kicking it over at CBC Music Studio 211 in Toronto. The heavyweight Canadian rap-rock band recently released their Party For Your Life album. And it kind of blew up the Internet. Seriously. Kids were skipping school to cop that album. It was insane. But what’s more, CBC recently announced that they’d commissioned DWW to write a song to play during the network’s coverage of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. And the DWW dudes came out with this new joint entitled “Feel So Alive.”

Peep the performance of “Feel So Alive” below, and check out performances of “One In A Million,” “Going Nowhere,” and “Chills” (all of which can be found on Party For Your Life) after the jump. And make sure you keep up with all things CBC Music over at music.cbc.ca.

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19 Feb

Ty Zeta – Ty Zeta EP [Review]


Langley, B.C - Local rising talent, Ty Zeta releases his debut self titled EP in the wake of a strong social media campaign and buzz from his peers. The project was recorded and engineered entirely at Nautic Wave Studios by the prodigy Johnny Alvernaz. Production of the EP was shared between Alex Valenzuela and Ty himself, showcasing his talent as a beat maker.

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19 Feb

Shariq DeVonte – Stolen From Africa: The Soul Redemption [EP]


Ottawa, ON – Ottawa based hip-hop artist Shariq DeVonte releases a new EP in collaboration with Stolen From Africa to celebrate 10 years of the Stolen From Africa movement. Stolen From Africa, longtime affiliates of HipHopCanada, is an arts education organization based in Toronto that promotes the cultural and historical awareness of the African Diaspora.

Stolen From Africa: The Soul Redemption EP features Jigz The Flyer, Charley Moon, Tara Don and more. Production comes courtesy of Jiggy Hendrix, Sol X, LabMunk and Nock Nock. Check it out below.

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Shariq DeVonte - Stolen From Africa: The Soul Redemption [EP] - HipHopCanada.com

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19 Feb

JRDN chats about his new EP, touring, and Beyonce [Interview]


Halifax, NS - It was certainly a blessing in disguise that I was propped up at home alone with my phone in my hand and computer in my lap early last week. Because anyone around me would have seen how flushed my cheeks were. “How’s it going? It’s JRDN!” came from the other end of the line.

Between smiling (and low-key blushing), I didn’t think I’d be able to make it through the entire phone call with the Halifax, Nova Scotia R&B sensation. Here was a man who had seemingly dropped (more like, gracefully descended) from the sky in 2010 with a song titled “U Can Have It All” (and I bet the chorus just instantly played in your head). While we were trying to figure out whether or not to pronounce his name using vowels (spoiler alert: you do), JRDN was working on his self-titled JRDN EP that was released on Feb. 11. The seven-track-project is available for download on iTunes.

JRDN talks new EP, touring...and Beyonce? [Interview]- HipHopCanada.com

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19 Feb

Cash Bradshaw – Let Me Tell You About Love [Video]


Calgary, AB - Just a few days prior to Valentines Day, OhNo! Entertainment’s own Cash Bradshaw dropped some visuals for the track “Let Me Tell You About Love.” In all honesty, I never thought I’d see the day where Cash would want to tell me anything about love. But he effortlessly pulls off the whole suave R&B-hip-hop groove. And he gets right down to lady-killing business. First he plays out the whole teacher-student scenario with his girl. And then they go into a hottub and pop champagne. And then your heart might melt, a bit. And there you have it: Cash Bradshaw has just told you about love.

When we caught up with Cash back in September, he told us that hip-hop wasn’t giving female listeners enough love. And since then, he’s definitely been grinding hard to show his love to the ladies. The video was directed and edited by The Real Kid Canada, and special effects were edited by Cash. Check it out below.

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19 Feb

Classified ties for lead in 2014 ECMA Awards nomination count with 6 [News]


Charlottetown, PE – The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) have announced the 2014 East Coast Music Award nominees. Classified, David Myles, and Paper Lions lead the pack with six nominations. Amelia Curran trails closely with five, followed by Dave Gunning and Mo Kenney with four nominations.

Classified has nominations in a variety of impressive categories including two for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Fan’s Choice Video of the Year (“Inner Ninja” directed by RT!), Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

In other hip-hop related categories, Ambition, Kayo, Quake Matthews and The Caravan all received a nod in the Rap/Hip-Hop category, while City Natives received a nomination for Aboriginal Recording of the Year. In the African-Canadian Recording of the Year category, three hip-hop acts received nominations including Jay Mayne, Certified and J-Bru. Along with Classified, the Fan’s Choice Video of the Year category has 11 other nominations including some additional hip-hop connections: The Caravan with “What Up Steve?” directed by Phil Harris and Gesar Mukpo, and Wordburglar’s “Croque Monsieur,” directed by Jason Levangie.

The 2014 East Coast Music Award nominees can be found after the jump link below. The list is alphabetical, except for the Rap and R&B categories which we’ve listed at the top.

Classified ties for lead in 2014 ECMA Awards nomination count with 6 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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19 Feb

Trevon – Now I’m Making Hits [Video]


Calgary, AB – Calgary own 18-year-old Trevon has just released new visuals for his track “Now I’m Making Hits.” Trevon is one of the fresher faces on the scene, but he’ll be on the come-up soon enough. Dude believes in his craft, like none other. Don’t believe me? Cop a listen to that hook: “Now I’m making hits/ Hell yeah/ I’m the sh*t.” That’s pretty hungry business.

Trevon has been on hiatus for a minute. But he started off the new year by dropping his “#2K14″ single. And now he’s cranked out another one. Two singles in two months. Dude’s getting back on his grind, and we’re looking forward to seeing what else he has in store for us. The video was filmed by Omot Ojullo and Bree Alexander, and edited by Trevon. The track was produced by DJ Chapter. Check it out below.

19 Feb

Jay Mayne receives 2014 East Coast Music Award nomination and showcase [News]


Charlottetown, PE – At the Eastlink East Coast Music Week news conference this morning, popular East Coast hip-hop artist Jay Mayne received a nomination for African Canadian Recording of the Year for his album F*kiT and will have the opportunity to showcase his music at the Hip-Hop Stage presented by HipHopCanada in Charlottetown on Friday, April 4.

The success of his Chop Trees series of albums brought him international recognition and 2014 will see him bring his fans a number of new projects and live performances. This is Jay Mayne’s first ECMA nomination.

Jay Mayne receives 2014 East Coast Music Award nomination and showcase [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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19 Feb

Rekast – REKAST [Video]


Toronto, ON – Rekast (one of T-Dot’s youngest rhymers to emerge, of late) recently released his latest video for his self-titled track entitled “REKAST.” Young Rekast goes in on a Flying Lotus beat, and achieves a distinct soulful hip-hop vibe.

The track speaks to all of the pressures and obstacles, that I’m sure most adolescents can identify with. Rekast treads back into the streets and haunted areas that define the distinctly urban-rustic look of the Screw Face capital. The video was directed by Andrea Martina. Check it out below.

19 Feb

Swisha T – Grease Lightning ft. Johnny Bravo [Video]


Ottawa, ON – Ottawa’s Swisha T drops off this new video for his track “Grease Lightning” featuring Johnny Bravo. As usual, the duo brings their cutthroat lyrics to life via a crazy, weird but dope and creative video. Watch it below and don’t try anything you see in the video at home!

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