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Back 4 Blood: Ridgeway’s own Gudini returns with a new EP you won’t want to mi…

Toronto, ON – Gudini (who has also gone by the name Davinci) of the R-Way camp returns with a new hard-hitting EP … Read More »

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Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks: 10 new songs you need to hear on Spotify this week

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada recently relaunched Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks on Spotify. And this week we’re back with 10 new releases you … Read More »

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Coach Fresh: Maestro Fresh Wes talks new LP, TEDx, honorary diploma & more

Toronto, ON – From the opening effects on “Put Ya Guard Up,” to the “Skyscrapers (Remix)” that brings it to a wrap, … Read More »

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Casper TNG to headline New Year’s Eve pre-party in Ottawa on Dec. 29

Ottawa, ON – Toronto based Menace Muzik Group recently announced a New Year’s Eve pre-party in Ottawa featuring a headline performance by … Read More »

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2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards: Quake wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards: Quake wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

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21 Jul

Media Music Studios & Tyme MGMT release Media Music V3 (Hosted by DJ Young Legend)


Toronto, ONMedia Music Studio and Tyme MGMT have teamed up to bring you the Media Music Volume 3 mixtape, hosted by DJ Young Legend.

The tape features, in order of appearance, Clipz, BYDK, Big Lean, Overflow, Dee Money, Gutz, Cap P, Scrwg Scrilla, Naira, Droops Holiday, Murda Marz, JDRN, Porter G, Rubberband Roc, Lucky Luciano, Jayare, Peter Jackson, C.J, and Sierra.

Unfortunately two of the freestyles on the tape were blocked by SoundCloud from being uploaded so you won’t find them on the playlist below. However, we’ll be uploading a YouTube version soon which will include the two songs.

Listen to Media Music Vol. 3 hosted by DJ Young Legend - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jul

40oz Bounce returns to Toronto on Aug. 7 with KillaKels, JayemKayem & more


Toronto, ON – On Monday, Aug 7, D’Usse, 40oz NYC, and SmashMouth Entertainment are joining forces to present 40oz Bounce (Toronto). The event will take place inside CUBE (314 Queen Street West) between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

It’ll feature some of Toronto’s best curators of sound in KillaKels, JayemKayem, BlackShrimpTempura, Freeza Chin and other special guests. More announcements are expected before the event to reveal the full line-up.

Early bird tickets will cost you $15 while general admission is $20. You can purchase them now online via Eventbrite.

40oz Bounce returns to Toronto on Aug. 7 - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jul

Montreality: Young M.A talks 50 Cent, balance in hip-hop, fetishes & more in new interview


Montreal, QC – The good people at Montreality are back again with a dope new video interview.

This time they linked up with rising star Young M.A to discuss a variety of topics including her rise in the industry, her appreciation for 50 Cent and the G-Unit era, the balance of hip-hop (Lil Uzi, Yachty etc. vs. Kendrick Lamar), her ultimate fetish, and even who her favourite cartoon character is.

The “Ooouuu” artist has been growing in popularity and this interview is a perfect opportunity to get to know her better. Check it out below.

Young M.A talks 50 Cent, balance in hip-hop, fetishes & more in new interview - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jul

What Are You On? Roy Woods teams up with Stwo for his latest release


Brampton, ON – Last night Brampton artist and OVO signee Roy Woods dropped off a brand new Stwo produced single titled “What Are You On?” This track comes to us only a couple of weeks after Roy released his “Say Less” freestyle in promo of his upcoming Say Less album.

“What Are You On” is the Roy Woods all-grown-up track that marks the end of an era, and the start of a new phase in his life: “They know this isn’t me but shit happens when you get older.” The track is backed by Stwo’s signature atmospheric, vibe-y engineering, and features a subtle dancehall inspired booty bounce drum line.

This is a track for late nights in the summer and getting lost in your thoughts. Roy’s gotten slightly jaded over the years, and he’s starting to reflect on his come up, the importance of respect, and why he does what he does on the daily: “I know what I’m meant for my n**ga/ I’m respected/ My life is for my people/ They been movin’ reckless.”

Say Less: Roy Woods announces debut album via freestyle & PARTYNEXTDOOR just bought a new house - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jul

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 42


Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single week.

Each Friday we’ll hit you with a Canadian urban music playlist curated by Sarah Jay. Every week Sarah will be putting together a 38-track weekly selection of new releases, classic favourites, throwbacks, and songs she’s playing heavy on rotation.

This week’s playlist features a ton of brand new music starting with Dante Leon’s new single “Fly Away”.

There’s been so much great music coming out lately so this playlist mostly features new music, with tracks from artists including Napalm Dreams, Nixxon, RAJAN, Quake Matthews, DillanPonders, Joseph Rose, Koffee K, Chris Yonge, Daniel Caesar and Kali Uchis, K. Forest, Immerze and Brevner, anders, Wise, Clairmont the Second, Major Lewis, Patricia Stone, Young Lungs, Troy Phoenix, Ashton, Calvin Harris and PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jake Spooner and Tory Lanez, Jesse The Poet, Staasia Daniels and EverythingOShauN, Friyie, Layla Hendryx, Mirza, jamvvis, Jeff Sanon, Shanika Maria, Chris Castello, The 25th Hr, Ro Ransom and Jazz Cartier, Camilo, Moula 1st, and more.

Check out the playlist and tracklist for Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 42 below, and make sure you go follow us on Spotify.

HipHopCanada is now on Spotify: Listen to our debut weekly playlist curated by Sarah Jay - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jul

Jungle Rules: French Montana enlists The Weeknd & Max B for “A Lie”


New York, NY – “A Lie” sees French Montana shine some light on his homie Max B, who has been in prison since 2009 after getting 75 years on conspiracy charges “pertaining to armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and felony murder.”

Biggaveli and Montana both do their thing but it’s The Weeknd who really brings the song together. You can find “A Lie” on the new Jungle Rules album, Montana’s first official album since his 2013 debut, Excuse My French. You can find the video and the Spotify stream for the album below.

Video of the Day: French Montana pulls in The Weeknd & Max B for A Lie - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Jul

Listen to “Come Down” the seductive and distorted new track by a4


Vancouver, BC – His second release so far, Vancouver-based artists a4 recently dropped “Come Down.” The track talks about coming off of a high on drugs and love, as he sings, “Maybe that’s just the come down, maybe you just need to do a little more/ Maybe that’s just the come down, maybe you should come over right now.

With little known about the newly emerged rapper, listeners can refer to his previous release “Fuck 12.” Having only released two tracks so far, his distorted vocals and wavy style make him a new find that will be different than most of the sounds in your library (and a great addition). Stream the Zelli Risk-produced track, “Come Down” below.

Listen to Come Down the seductive and distorted new track by a4 - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Jul

Check out “Back Up” the latest addition from Waycool’s Kyle Wildfern


Brampton, ON – We’re a little late on this drop, but WayCool member Kyle Wildfern‘s latest release shouldn’t go uncovered. “Back Up” is an upbeat, and bouncy track that spins Kyle’s vocal with an impressive swing. Kyle was recently named in Noisey’s The Essential Guide to Toronto Rap – and he hasn’t slowed down since. In fact, the Waycool team consistently picks things up with greater production and stronger flow each time around.

Check out the Romby-produced track “Back Up” below – and don’t miss getting familiar with Kyle.

Check out Back Up the latest addition from Waycool's Kyle Wildfern - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Jul

Stay on your “Two Twos” & listen to K. Forest’s new single


Brampton, ON – Earlier this week Brampton artist K. Forest released a brand new dF produced single titled “Two Twos”.

This track comes to us as part of the roll out for K. Forest’s upcoming new Pray for A Beautiful Sky album. He’s spent most of this year on hiatus until a few months ago when he dropped “Low Low” and “On Deck”, and then followed that up with his summer 2017 anthem “Reverse” back in June.

Despite only a handful of releases this year, it seems K. Forest has settled into a close working relationship with dF, who’s produced all of the 2017 Forest fire we’ve heard. The two have an undeniable chemistry that often sees Forest lending a hand on his tracks’ co-production.

This particular track is rooted in an atmospheric instrumental anchored by a snapping drum line and Forest’s signature soulful vocals. There’s just enough bounce on this joint to keep you shaking your head, and just enough emotion on the delivery to get you all hot and bothered. Take a listen to “Two Twos” below.

New music: K. Forest brings us to another Level - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Jul

Derek Wise buries the snakes and haters in this new video for “Jamal”


Toronto, ON – Earlier this week XO affiliate Derek Wise returned from his brief hiatus for the release of this new RJ Sanchez directed video for “Jamal”. “Jamal” was produced by Yungshrimp Tempura and Stretch and appears as the opening track on the January released Inglorious album.

One of the hardest songs off Inglorious, “Jamal” set the tone of the album from jump. Derek Wise is the voice of Canada’s dark, hidden underbelly. He’s a lyrical slumlord and reigning king of the trap. And within two lines of his album, he manages to establish that A) he’s probably had sexual relations with your girl and B) drugs!!!!: “I wash the drugs with the strainer/ I f**ked your bitch so don’t blame her/ No I don’t sell to no strangers/ Shoot up the club for my paper/ I got her off of the gram/ F**ked me then blessed all my mans/ Now she dose off of the xans.”

The “Jamal” visual is a cinematic journey about burying, and laying to rest the negativity, haters, and snakes in Derek’s life. The video starts in the thick of the forest as it switches between face-on shots of Derek rapping for the camera, and shots of Derek hacking away at the trees with a hatchet. Then we’re taken away from the forest and into a desert landscape for the burial.

Tomorrow: XO's Derek Wise releases his album debut, Inglorious - HipHopCanada.com

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