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Day 3: Tory Lanez crowd surfs his way through high energy set at Pemberton Music Festival

Pemberton, BC – 2016 has felt like a year of progress and new emergence for many artists, and Tory Lanez potentially had the most … Read More »

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Drake vs. Joe Budden: No Shopping, Afraid & some background on the beef

Toronto, ON – As the internet weighed in on Drake’s diss to Joe Budden, by way of his verse on French Montana’s … Read More »

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Day 5: Alessia Cara makes powerful Ottawa debut at Bluesfest

Ottawa, ON – Brampton-born Alessia Cara made her Ottawa debut on the City stage Wednesday for Day 5 of Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest.
She … Read More »

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Dylan Guthro releases “Here Till The Mornin'” with Quake Matthews; drops three

Dylan Guthro releases “Here Till The Mornin'” with Quake Matthews; drops three

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1 Apr

Bishop Brigante teams up with Shamier Anderson & Zahra Bentham for short film, COCO


Toronto, ON – Aside from the plethora of new music he’s pushing out, Bishop Brigante has also been busy moving his acting career forward.

The latest entry to his filmography credits is a short film or “Close-up” he created in collaboration with the CFC Actors Conservatory. Coco, presented by the Canadian Film Centre, features Bishop alongside Zahra Bentham (Guidance, Cracked) and Shamier Anderson (Race, Wynonna Earp). Both are also actors from Toronto and the whole thing is actually based on a character created by Bentham.

It’s an amusing story written by Matt Murray about 2 guys looking to rob a store, and the hilarity that ensues when they encounter Coco. You can watch it now after the jump link below.

For another great short featuring Bishop, make sure you check out Hard which is also available in this post.

Bishop Brigante teams up with Shamier Anderson & Zahra Bentham for short film, COCO - HipHopCanada.com

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1 Apr

Featuring Bishop Brigante: Toronto vet releases new ‘collaborations’ mixtape with various artists


Toronto, ON – Over the years, Toronto rapper and actor Bishop Brigante has released some incredible collaborations with great artists from around the world. Records with the likes of Nate Dogg (R.I.P.), Snoop Dogg or even Drake have made no secret of what Bish is capable of, and continues to fuel the demand for an official album debut. While we might not have that for you, we do have his latest compilation release which features 13 great Bishop tracks on one project.

Featuring Bishop Brigante includes collaborations with – in order of appearance – Kinsmuv, Snak The Ripper, Ricky La Rock, Richie Sosa, Choclair, Darryl Riley, 100 Bulletz, Dusty, Jonny Roxx, Jae Ari, Rochester, Fortunato, D-Sisive, Rissy Riss, Get At Kat and Danni & Lizzy.

So if you’re just getting familiar with Bishop, this new project is the perfect place to get started. Check it out below.

Featuring Bishop Brigante: Toronto vet releases new collaborations mixtape with various artists - HipHopCanada.com

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1 Apr

Working: Bishop Brigante drops new mixtape, single, short film & featured in new KOTD battle


Toronto, ON – With over 2 decades of music industry experience, Bishop Brigante has accumulated quite the impressive catalogue of tunes.

While he has yet to release an official album – yet being the key word – recent career developments have revitalized hope that something official is in the plans.

Working: Bishop Brigante drops new mixtape, single, short film & featured in new KOTD battle - HipHopCanada.com

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31 Mar

“Secret” Prohibition Party rumoured to feature Dames Nellas, Melanie Durrant, THUGLI & more


Toronto, ON – Ok first a quick but important history summary to understand the significance of this upcoming jam. On December 17, 1914, federal drug prohibition started in the United States with U.S. Congress passing the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Tax Act. The law was presented as a tax and regulation bill but it essentially became the opening act to America’s “war on drugs” as we know it today. It started with banning the non-medical use and sale of opium and cocaine, and expanded into a brief (1920 – 1933) but devastating nationwide ban against alcohol, generally referred to as prohibition.

Secret Prohibition Party in Toronto to feature Dames Nellas, Melanie Durrant, THUGLI & more - HipHopCanada.com

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31 Mar

Drake covers SLAM Magazine’s 6 Gods issue with Raptors All-Stars Lowry & DeRozan


Toronto, ON – 10 years ago, if I had told you that Toronto would be the talk of both the NBA and hip-hop in 2016, you’d probably wonder what kind of drugs I was on. But, in the here and now, there really is no denying the influence the city is having on both cultures.

The popular basketball publication SLAM has been in circulation since 1994 with the Toronto Raptors occasionally seeing love on the cover – dating back to the late 90’s – but this latest issue probably qualifies as their most Toronto-centric to date. The historic issue #198, also know as the 6 GODS issue, not only features 2 Toronto NBA All-Stars in Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, but also the Raps’ Global Ambassador (and arguably the hottest rapper in the world), Drake. The appearance actually makes Drake the very first hip-hop artist to grace the publication’s coveted cover spot.

And while the timing does seem highly appropriate with Toronto sitting at No. 2 in the Eastern Conference and Drake preparing for his next album, SLAM has revealed that it wasn’t actually planned out that way:

It was a Friday night. Adam was at the Raptors’ new training facility. Photographer Atiba Jefferson was there. Kyle Lowry was there. DeMar DeRozan was there. And then, suddenly, Drake was there. And one of the most unique shoots in SLAM history was underway.

Click the jump link below to see the cover and for behind the scenes footage of the cover shoot.

Drake covers SLAM Magazine's 6 Gods issue with Ratpors All-Stars Lowry & DeRozan - HipHopCanada.com

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31 Mar

Most High’s Leoh Davis drops new Daniel Worthy & Top Juice-produced single, “Be With”


Toronto, ON – With his Ramone-assisted “Ride” still seeing new blog postings and radio support, Leoh Davis drops a new record called “Be With.” Produced by Most High’s Daniel Worthy and Top Juice, “Be With” is slated to appear on Davis’ forthcoming EP, NEW I.D.. Check out the track below.

Most High's Leoh Davis releases new Daniel Worthy & Top Juice-produced single, Be With - HipHopCanada.com

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31 Mar

We caught up with CJ Flemings to find out about his track “Pleasure”


Montreal, QC – Last month Montreal up-and-comer CJ Flemings hit us with a fresh new track release titled “Pleasure.”

This track is a poppy dance jam with a down-tempo BPM. The beat was produced by Sorena, and features a minimalistic vibe of keys laced over a subtle drumline. CJ straddles the line between R&B and rap by delivering his verses over one hella catchy hook: “I ended up realizing/ How could this all be surprising/ Oh I got it/ But you can get all of this here/ Call and prepare to be balling this year.”

While the song’s title might suggest more of a sexual kind of “pleasure,” this song is actually just straight up about the universal concept of pleasure; it’s an encouragement to find what pleases YOU as a listener. Because that’s what will lead to your success.

We caught up with CJ Flemings to find out about his track

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31 Mar

Song of the Day: La Famili’s Prime.PSL releases the “Pull Up” video in support of Loyalty


Toronto, ON – Shouts to our good friend Ryan Metcalfe for dropping off the latest visuals from his La Famili crew-mate, Prime.PSL.

The high-energy “Pull Up,” produced by Taz Taylor, is the second single off the Scarborough MC’s Loyalty EP which is absolutely worth taking in. The release is mostly produced by Taylor but there’s also a solid contribution from SeveNVeeTwo and Bay Campbell on “What’s In My Cup.” Both Campbell and SeveNVeeTwo are also listed as two of the project’s guest appearances along with Lee Lee F.PSL, Swayzekeep6, Reefer Mitche and Done Da Talk.

Check out the “Pull Up” video below or click here to stream the entire Loyalty release.

Song of the Day: La Famili's Prime.PSL releases the Pull Up video in support of Loyalty - HipHopCanada.com

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31 Mar

Listen to the Loyalty EP from Scarborough hip-hop artist Prime.PSL of La Famili


Toronto, ON – For some, loyalty is everything. In fact, 19th century American philosopher Josiah Royce presented loyalty as “the heart of all the virtues, the central duty amongst all the duties” and “the basic moral principle from which all other principles can be derived.” It’s the glue that holds things together, and when it gets weak things tend to fall apart.

When it comes to the subject of loyalty, Prime.PSL has seen it all. His new EP summarizes this very topic while representing his own loyalties – specifically his devotion to his La Famili crew.

Loyalty was mostly produced by Taz Taylor but has additional contributions from producer-MCs, SeveNVeeTwo and Bay Campbell. Both La Famili members are also featured on the project’s list of guest appearances along with Done Da Talk, LeeLeeF.PSL, Swayzekeep6 and Reefer Mitche.

Loyalty is available to download and stream now via La Famili’s SoundCloud profile. We just made the second single, “Pull Up,” our Song of the Day. Check out the new video to see what La Famili and Loyalty are all about.

Listen to the Loyalty EP from Scarborough hip-hop artist Prime.PSL of La Famili - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Song of the Day: La Famili’s Prime.PSL releases the “Pull Up” video in support of Loyalty

30 Mar

Caught Up In Darkness: Toronto based Chaisson & Melly.D pay tribute to friend on new single


Toronto, ON – After starting to get his name out through working with Kardinal Offishall, Dartmouth singer-songwriter Chaisson returns with a new song, “Caught Up In Darkness.” The single features Melly.D and pays tribute to their mutual friend, Nathan, who passed away on Easter Sunday (although it is unclear which year). Check it out now after the jump.

Caught Up In Darkness: Toronto based Chaisson and Melly.D pay tribute to friend on new single - HipHopCanada.com

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