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2017 BET Hip Hop Awards winners; Eminem calls out Trump in Hip Hop Awards Cypher

Miami Beach, FL – To much anticipation, the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards aired tonight with host DJ Khaled leading the way… … Read More »

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Bass N’ Tings II returns Oct. 19 with ShaqIsDope, Staasia Daniels, EverythingOShauN …

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada is thrilled to be on board for another round of the Bass N’ Tings Festival. Bass N’ Tings … Read More »

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Review: The Weeknd leaves his mark (with an XO) At Rogers Place in Edmonton

Edmonton, AB – The Weeknd made a stop in Edmonton Monday evening (Oct. 2) for the second leg of the Starboy: Legend … Read More »

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Ashton talks about his debut EP, Good Company & strengthening his pen

Mississauga, ON – If you love Canadian artists as much as we do, you know that this summer spurred the release of amazing … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Til’ The Wheels Fall Off: Halifax’s Rude Dowg enlists Knotez, Miracle & R

Til’ The Wheels Fall Off: Halifax’s Rude Dowg enlists Knotez, Miracle & R

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22 Jun

Tory Lanez & Miami’s DJ E-Feezy kick-off Summer with new single, “Baby


Miami, FLDJ E-Feezy, best known for his 2015 mixtape The Wolf of Wall Street, has teamed up with Tory Lanez for a new single called “Baby.” The song was produced by Smash David, Nick Fouryn and E-Feezy himself. So far the track has had a mixed reaction from fans – some thinking it’s the perfect start to summer and other’s thinking it fell short of being a hit. As HNHH’s Danny Schwartz remarks, “‘Baby’ appears ready to explode into a full-fledged club banger at any moment, but it never does, rather content to simmer at the balmy temperature of a The-Dream song c. 2008.” Check it out below.

Tory Lanez & Miami's DJ E-Feezy kick-off Summer with new single, Baby - HipHopCanada.com

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22 Jun

Signs: Drake releases new song produced by Noah ’40’ Shebib


Toronto, ON – While taking in the looks of Louis Vuitton’s new Men’s Spring-Summer collection, Drake released a new 40-produced record called “Signs.” The song comes three months after the release of his Billboard 200-dominating project More Life, and has already climbed to the top of Billboard’s Trending 140 chart. OVO has yet to release the official audio for “Signs” but you can hear it now around the 3:40 mark of this Louis Vuitton fashion show video:

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22 Jun

Premiere: Troy Joe returns from his hiatus to release new video for “Growing Up”


Toronto, ON – Following the monstrous release of his Rich Nobody EP in 2016, Troy Joe has stayed pretty quiet for most of 2017. But the Toronto based artist marks his return today with the premiere for his new “Growing Up” video (directed by KC Productions).

“Growing Up” was written after Troy moved back home to Toronto from Brooklyn in 2016. At that point, Troy was entering a full-time career in basketball. But he lost his passion for it, and instead fell in love with the music. So he moved home and chose to pursue his music. And even though he’d grown up, and everyone he knew had grown up, it seemed like – in many ways – some things were still exactly like high school.

Troy has been M.I.A. from the rap game for about six months now. But he spent most of those six months focused on another aspect of his craft – the business. After the release of Rich Nobody, Troy assumed that his music would automatically do numbers because of the music itself. But now he’s actually starting to strategize his approach. Watch the video for “Growing Up” below, and check out our in-depth interview with Troy after the jump.

We caught up with Troy Joe to find out about his new video for

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22 Jun

Jahkoy drops 4 videos in support of Foreign Water


Toronto, ON – Along with his new “No Letting Go” single covered by Sarah Jay yesterday, Def Jam recording artist Jahkoy also recently released visuals in support of his Foreign Water project. The two videos (covering four songs in total) include “F N Sexy / Don’t Stop The Vibe” and “Don’t Beg / 1000 Times.” So far 5 of the 7 songs featured on Foreign Water have received visual support, including the ScHoolboy Q-assisted “California Heaven” which came out in March. You can watch the new clips after the jump link below.

Jahkoy – F N Sexy / Don’t Stop The Vibe

Jahkoy releases a pair of 2-in-1 videos: Don't Beg / 1000 Times &  F N Sexy / Don't Stop The Vibe - HipHopCanada.com

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22 Jun

Breakin’ Convention in Toronto: 3 day hip-hop dance celebration takes place June 23-25


Toronto, ON – The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, in association with Luminato, is pleased to present the acclaimed Sadler’s Wells project, Breakin’ Convention from June 23-25, 2017.

Breakin’ Convention is committed to celebrating, elevating and supporting hip-hop dance theatre. Curated and hosted by UK hip-hop pioneer Jonzi D, this is an awe inspiring weekend of exceptional performances from world champion b-boy and b-girl crews to cutting edge street dance companies – live on stage.

Breakin’ Convention in Toronto: 3 day event celebrating hip-hop dance takes place June 23-25 - HipHopCanada.com

21 Jun

Press Machine: Toronto’s Pressa heads to Jamaica for Jesse Dart-directed “Baby Girl” video


Jamaica – Blue Feathers Records artist Pressa is back with new visuals in support of his Press Machine mixtape. The video features Pressa living it up Jamaican-resort style with his “Baby Girl” who pledges her allegiance by rocking the young Toronto rapper’s chain.

“Baby Girl” premiered on Noisey earlier today with Pressa commenting on the meaning:

Growing up in Toronto, girls are fascinated by jewelry and they would always ask to wear my chain. By them wearing my chain, it symbolizes that they were my baby girl. Like Jay-Z says, ‘I got the hottest chick in the game wearing my chain.’

Check out the Jesse Dart-directed “Baby Girl” below.

Press Machine: Toronto's Pressa heads to Jamaica for Jesse Dart-directed Baby Girl video - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jun

Review: Future returns to Edmonton for the Nobody Safe Tour


Edmonton, AB – On June 7, Future made his return to Rogers Place in support of his headlining Nobody Safe Tour featuring A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez and Migos. Future’s name in hip-hop has only risen since his last performance in Edmonton (Drake’s Summer Sixteen tour) – with two back-to-back #1 albums (HNDRXX and Future) under his belt earlier this year.

Harlem’s own A$AP Ferg set it off with a lively performance which included some of his newer joints from his latest album Always Strive and Prosper and of course he killed fan favourites “Work REMIX” and “Shabba.” Fans were still filing inside Rogers Place during Ferg’s set, so many (including myself) missed the first half. He deserved more, Ferg is guaranteed to be turnt every time

Future Returns To Edmonton on the Nobody Safe Tour- HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jun

Kid Ink to headline the Canada 150 Parking Lot Day Party in Edmonton


Edmonton, AB – With Canada’s 150th Birthday around the corner, the good folks at The Ranch Roadhouse and HOT 107 Edmonton have put together the ultimate celebration. On Sunday July 2, Kid Ink will headline The Canada 150 Parking Lot Day Party, at The Ranch Roadhouse.

If you’ve attended The Ranch’s parking lot parties in the past, then you already know what time it is! Check the details after the jump.

Kid Ink To Headline Canada 150 Parking Lot Day Party in Edmonton- HipHopCanada.com

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21 Jun

No Letting Go: Jahkoy just dropped a summer 2017 anthem & you need to hear it


Toronto, ON – Earlier this week Def Jam signee Jahkoy released a brand new track titled “No Letting Go” and it’s one of the best summer 2017 songs I’ve heard this month.

“No Letting Go” is much more on the pop side of the spectrum, but it’s catchy, wavy, and all good vibes. Even though Jahkoy came up in Toronto, his time in LA has really rubbed off on him. He’s been steady delivering Cali-dipped, West Coast anthems for a while now. And “No Letting Go” is no exception.

Jahkoy is currently on a run supporting Kehlani on tour, but he has a few days off right now; which is probably why he decided to take some time to drop a new track. Jahkoy dropped a monstrous debut EP titled Foreign Water back in October 2016, but he’s stayed consistent by randomly dropping loosies on his SoundCloud to tide us over until his next project release.

You need to listen to Jahkoy's debut Foreign Water EP - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Jahkoy drops 4 videos in support of Foreign Water

20 Jun

Doug Crawford and the Euro Trip


Vancouver, BC – Good Friday Ent and Secret Society present Doug Crawford and the Euro Trip. The European tour begins on September 6th in Czech Republic and continues with a long list of countries in between and wraps up in Rome, Italy on September 19th. Click the jump below for a full listing of the tour dates.

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