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OVO Fest Day 2 Coverage / Recap

Toronto, ON – Despite J. Cole’s set being rained out to close out Day 1 of the 6th Annual OVO Fest, excitement … Read More »

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OVO Fest Day 1 Recap

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Tribute: Toronto rising star Shane Redway of BLVD killed in car accident

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HipHopCanada Picks: Top 3 rappers we’re most excited to see at One Love Music Festiv…

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9 May

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late: The story of a Drake fan [Video]

Toronto, ON – Think you’re the biggest Drake fan out there? NYU film student Chris Cole might have you beat. Check out his video tribute to Drake titled “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.” Chris is a ’17 Grad from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Drake video was a project for his finals. Jon Epstein takes the lead role in the video, but Chris makes a cameo as the main character’s Kendrick Lamar-supporting roommate, Jamal. “Fuck that guy.” The end takes an unexpected twist with a more sinister, Mark David Chapman-esque tone.

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8 May

Phone-EG – The G Is Silent [Mixtape]

Brampton, ON – Bars, flow, charisma, a killer sense of humour; Brampton MC Phone-EG has it all and his new project, The G is Silent, brilliantly showcases his talents. The 15-track releases features production by Boi-1da and guest appearances by D-Pryde, Ricky Rain, Squidward, Biggs, The Flan, Van Hill, Devon Tracy, Anderson and Devaney. The entire releases was mixed and mastered by Toronto vet Sunny Diamonds at Diamond Factory Studios. You can check it out below via Phone-EG’s SoundCloud profile.

Don’t miss out on the “Phone-E’s Revenge” video to get a real feel for what this project is all about. Lastly, make sure you check out the new comedy sketch, “23 More Types of Rappers In The Studio” featuring Phone-EG and Grammy-winning producer, Boi-1da.

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8 May

4YallEnt. presents 23 More Types of Rappers In The Studio ft. Boi-1da [Video]

Brampton, ON – After releasing the hilariously funny “26 Types of Rappers In The Studio,” 4YallEntertainment follows up with “23 More Types of Rappers In The Studio” with guest star Boi-1da and resident funnyman/MC, Phone-EG. As if the first one wasn’t funny enough, Part 2 had me in tears from start to finish. Simply put, if you’ve ever spent anytime in the studio, even just a few hours, this will hit home.

Shout-out to the writers – especially whomever came up with “The Rapper Who Said He’s Not Dating Little Kids But He is Though” and “The Rapper Who Lives At His Mom’s” bits. Part 2 was written by Trey Richards and Jae Richards, who also handled the writing on Part 1 along with Wayne Ferg. Check for both videos after the jump link below.

Both “Types of Rappers In The Studio” videos make for perfect promotional tools for Phone-EG’s new project, The G Is Silent. More on that coming soon.

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8 May

Moka Only – Chicken Wingz [Album]

Vancouver, BCMoka Only teams up with freshly launched Self Serve Records for the labels first official full length release and Moka’s most recent project Chicken Wingz.

Chicken Wingz boasts 10 tracks and a summer ready single featuring label mate Illa J titled “Freak Ya Heart Out”. Moka sits with good company on Self Serve Records with an artist roster containing the likes of Illa J, AstroLogical, Potatohead People, Mosaic Beats, and Nick Wisdom to name a few, and proves yet again he is the complete package having produced the entire album out of his home studio in

“I made some beats, ate some chicken and did some other things and here’s the result. It’s pretty much the best thing you could ask for”. – Moka Only.

Check out Moka’s latest project below.

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8 May

The Alchemist and Oh No team up for GTAV inspired album, Welcome To Los Santos [Video]

Los Angeles, CA – Get a glimpse into the creative process of renowned producers Alchemist and Oh No as they reveal the inspiration and techniques behind their new, Grand Theft Auto V inspired album, Welcome To Los Santos.

Taking cues from the game’s deep and atmospheric portrayal of modern Southern California and the original score they helped create, Alchemist and Oh No collaborated with a range of artists to create a brand new album. Welcome To Los Santos is available now on iTunes and other outlets.

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8 May

Rashid St. James – We Like To Party (Prod. Solid Mas) [Video]

Toronto, ON - One month after the single release for “We Like To Party,” Rashid St. James just dropped the track’s accompanying video.

In case you slept on the song the first time around, here’s a breakdown of the song: Rashid took the song “We Like To Party” by the Vengaboys, and warped it into a real talk commentary on what the party scene is actually like. It’s a heavy look at the push-and-pull relationship we have with partying.

Yeah, you might wake up in some stranger’s bed with no recollection of the previous night. Yeah, you might have a crippling hangover. Yeah, you might still have a bit of Molly in your system. And yeah, you might really hate your life and regret everything that happened. But at the same time, something about it all keeps you coming back, and you sure as f**k can’t wait to do it all over again.

Shout-out to Solid Mas for cooking up one hella dark beat on this one. And shout-out to Pavel Ioudine for directing the video. Check it after the jump.

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8 May

Belly – Came From Nothing [Video] #SOTD

Ottawa, ON – “Came From Nothing” is the lead off track to the new Belly mixtape, Up For Days, and HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Based in Ottawa’s Trappers Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the video was directed and edited by Toronto vet Zac Facts. Click here to check out the new project, or click the jump link below to watch the video.

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8 May

Belly – Up For Days [Mixtape]

Ottawa, ON – Palestinian-Canadian and XO affiliate Belly returns with a new project showcasing a seasoned delivery and new lease on music.

This is the introduction for me: it’s not a new chapter in my story, it’s a completely new book,” Belly told FADER in a new piece premiering the release.

Up For Days features The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott, French Montana and Juelz Santana – artists that Belly has been connected to for quite some time.

I make music with my friends. You can’t force passion.

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7 May

Fetty Wap (Remy Boyz) – My Way (Remix) ft. Drake / Trap Queen [Audio]

Toronto, ONDrake jumps on the remix to “My Way” by Remy Boy ZooWap aka Fetty Wap, representing Paterson, New Jersey and 300 Entertainment. Prior to this look from Drizzy, Fetty Wap is best known for his work on the Remy Boyz mixtape 1738 and his 2014 solo single, “Trap Queen,” which went gold and currently sits at an impressive 53,015,002 plays on SoundCloud with 879,821 likes. Check out the “My Way” remix below and look for “Trap Queen” after the jump (and iTunes).

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7 May

Shome – Kinda Sorta [Mixtape]

Charlotte, NC – New Orleans-native Shome releases his 8-track Kinda Sorta project which includes the track “Kill Bill” featuring Toronto’s DillanPonders, as well as guest appearances by Jerm9V, Elevator Jay, Senior and Nevamind. Nevamind and Jerm9V also contribute to the project’s production along with Soulful, Ryu Alexy, and Promise (a producer from Charlotte, not Toronto’s Promise). However, Kinda Sorta does feature production by Toronto’s own Tay Lewis on the DillanPonders collab.

HipHopCanada Associate Editor Sarah Jay dropped her take on the pair’s SwitchMedia-directed video for the single: “I feel like “Kill Bill/ Trill Bill” would have made for a solid name for this record. Because it’s two-part in nature. First, Shome hits us with hungry MC bars of slaughter-status. And then Dillan takes us into his wavy drug king reign. Shome is the ‘kill’ and DP is the ‘trill.’

We also highly recommend you check out “Road Trip,” featuring Charlotte MC Elevator Jay, Senior and and Nevamind. As Respect Mag’s Darien Talley put it, “each track has its own bang but ‘Road Trip’ has that down south funky sound that many don’t capture these days.”

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