St. John’s, NL – East Coast up-and-comer Adam Jenkins recently released a new single titled “69 Bitches” (produced by 3.D).
“69 Bitches” is actually surprisingly a song all about unrequited love. Adam Jenkins is reminiscing about his girl and how to get her back: “69 bitches on my television/ And all I’m thinking ’bout it how to get to you/ I’m thinking ’bout the way we used to be together/ I’m thinking ’bout the things we can f**king do.”
Huge shout-out to homie Vater for – as always – being my plug to the East Coast scene. He’s the East Coast rap whisperer and he’s put me on to so many dope artists (Hi, Dope Piece!). Vater hit me up to share this song with me and I was feeling it. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Shan Vincent de Paul (SVDP) just released “Thank God” (produced by La+ch) as the second release off his fortcoming debut Saviors album.
As the song’s title suggests, “Thank God” is a song Shan penned to give thanks to his higher power. But even if you’re not a religious person, this song is ultimately all about gratitude. It’s a recognition and a giving of thanks for Shan’s progression within life. It’s also a reminder that no one person can progress in life by himself or herself.
You need a guiding force to help you along the way; whether that’s a higher power or a squad of friends or a supportive family: “And we watch them grow into warriors with the same light that you/ Had to look after-me/ And I took that leap to the glorious and it’s all thanks to the faith that you had in me.”
Calgary, AB – On Jan. 29, our friends over at True Rhythm brought Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz of ONYX to Calgary for a show at Dickens Pub. Obviously it was a hardcore rap show and obviously it was lit AF.
ONYX is one of the pioneering hardcore groups in the game and they’ve also been crucial for the rise of a lot of underground Canadian rap music via 100 MAD. In case you’re not familiar, 100 MAD was founded by Sticky Fingaz and features a roster of many talented Canadian associates including Snak The Ripper, Merkules, Bishop Brigante, and more.
So while ONYX was making their comeback in 2014 with Wakedafucup, they were also low-key helping underground Canadian rap music get its due shine.
Vancouver, BC – Larry Luxx has been putting in work producing a brand new wavy 8-track project project that recently dropped this week.
Kill The Clonesis a fully instrumental album that features cuts exclusively from the promising Vancity producer. In typical Larry Luxx fashion the entire project is super chill and very easy on the ears. Give it a listen below.
Vancouver, BC – February 26th Remy Martin is teaming up with Republic Nightclub to bring Private Club artists Madeintyo and Royce Rizzy to Vancouver.
AKA Paradise at Republic will host the event with guests Stickup Kids (DJ Seko & Sailor Gerry), Kash Honey, Shy Daughter AKA Paradise DJs (Christian Flores, Zach City & andishae) and hosted By Cam Crillz & Jaimie M Callica.
We’re stoked to jump on board to sponsor this event – tickets can be purchased online here or at the door.
Mississauga, ON – Backed by some smooth Sproxx (Proletarian Music/Freedom Writers) production and DJ Docta cuts, “My My My” is the latest single from celebrated Sauga producer/MC, Junia-T. After a strong 2015 return with the album Eye See You, the Smash Brovaz and Chef’s Plate constituent hopes to keep the momentum building as he prepares for his next project, Son of a (Drum)mer. The project is available on iTunes and Bandcamp.
Speaking on the meaning of the record, Junia-T had this to say: “This song is about living how you want to. Despite who the world may want you to be, never lose self,”
You can check out “My, My, My,” featuring BriskInTheHouse, below.
Kitchener, ON – “Big city dreams for a small city kid.” – Up-and-coming producer/MC Ramsay Almighty has a party in “Miami” in sight with his vibey new single.
The song features Ramsay addressing both admirers and naysayers as he describes partying in the Florida city and how his crew goes about getting done. “I don’t dance in the club, I just mob like a thug.”
The post also contains a couple of other tunes recently released by Ramsay. We have “Kola Champagne” which was released a month earlier and features co-production by producer/MC, HERO, and the self-produced single “Ari Ferrari.”
Oshawa, ON – Oshawa… this is big one! Completely stoked to be putting this post together. One of my favourite artists of all-time, Krayzie Bone of the legendary Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be live inside Oshawa’s Jimmy O’Toole’s (394 Simcoe Street South) on Saturday, Mar. 12. The event is presented by Highlife Naturals and 9-0 Nickel Entertainment. Be sure to click the jump link below for the back of the flyer featuring a long list of locations where tickets are available for purchase. As per the flyer, the event will also feature a Meet & Greet and autograph session with the Cleveland legend so act now and don’t miss out!
Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Before the New Year, up-and-comer Outspoken Corboy released his take on Adele’s popular single, “Hello.” Corboy teamed up with Greg Kurstin to remake the beat and called on Strange Pumpkin Studios for mixing and mastering.
The song was inspired by Corboy’s love for British singer-songwriter: “I love Adele so much I named my daughter after her.”
Toronto, ON – If anyone was a strong candidate for a JUNO nomination that didn’t get a nod, it was Peter Jackson. The 9-0 Nickel CEO and artist has continued to take leaps and bounds in elevating his game and shaping the landscape of the Canadian hip-hop scene. Aside from continuing to play a large role in a good chunk of the tours that we’re lucky to get in Canada, PJ has steadily built a catalogue of strong releases including his acclaimed Since I Was 16 album which dropped last year.
The Rap Recording of the Year category only has five spots to work with and the competition is fierce, especially in a year where Drake has dominated charts and set more world records in music. With songs like “Mind Blown” laying the foundation for his next album, PJ should be a strong contender for the category in next year’s running.
The new single, which is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day, features “Hustle Hard” rapper Ace Hood and Venezuelan-Canadian singer-songwriter, Jay Vado. It was produced by Metcalfe Productions and Dhanie. Check it out below.