Vancouver, BC – Sam Lucia is a 21-year-old musician based in Vancouver who strives to push the boundaries of experimental hip-hop. “Marc Or Polo” is a high energy track depicting a high maintenance female and her attempt to live luxuriously. This track is both an ode to the materialists draped in MBMJ and to the changes that come along with becoming a public figure. Produced by The Interstellar Fortune Teller, “Marc Or Polo” is the second release off of Sam’s upcoming demo, Pharaoh Moans, which will be released February 15, 2015.
Vancouver, BC – Just in time for his second European tour in as many years, ILL TONE recently dropped a new free download titled, “I’m ILLY (100 Bars).” Going in on it over top of T.I.’s “I’m Illy” beat, Tone drops punchline after punchline right up to the hundredth bar. With such rhymes as, “there’s not a single reason I would play your shit / I wouldn’t f*ck with you even if you were an Asian chick,” this track is sure to impress hip-hop fans that like a little bit of comedy with their raps. Check it out below.
Vancouver, BC – Seeds Of Light is the culmination of a life-time of musical exploration, infused with a passion for hip-hop and self-discovery. Kosmic T recognizes the dire need for change in the world, and sees music as a powerful tool in facilitating this change. His style can be quite varied, ranging from traditional hip-hop to electro-dub, to R&B and everything in between. The intention behind each song for the album was to lead the listener on an inner-journey through some of the mysterious of creation. “Why are we here?”, “What is the purpose of life?”, “Who are we?” These are just some of the questions he aims to shed some light on through this unique musical exploration. Although many of his songs are of a spiritual nature, he possesses a gifted-way of delivering them in a way anyone can listen to and enjoy.
His songs have been described as uplifting, inspiring, thought-provoking and powerful. He considers himself a messenger for the music, and is an avid lover of music in all it’s forms. It is his great pleasure to share his life-experience with the listener through the medium of sound, and he sincerely wishes each listener to be moved, inspired, and ignited by this album the way he was in creating it. Produced by Evelution Beats, Black Light LLC and Grammatik. Recorded at Yasodhara Ashram, Crawford Bay BC. Mixed & Mastered by The Jokerr. Check out the full album below.
Toronto, ON – While we wait on a new project, DNDMG’s frontman Harvey Stripes hits the town with one of hip hop’s hottest vixens Tahiry Jose in this promo video titled Arrogant Lifestyle. The video features some behind-the-scenes footage from a recent release party along with a short clip of his upcoming music video. Take it in below and be on the look out his new visual!
Montreal, QC – Real City’s own Doctor J is back with a brand new visual from his Piff & Hennessy mixtape. Draped in throwback Bulls gear and surrounded by the usual cloud of marijuana smoke, Doctor J compares his mic skills to Jordan and Pippen on the court. Watch the new video for the Nessquick produced banger below.
Vancouver, BC – Little T reminisces on the good times with old friends with the Shieba Twin-produced “On My Way.” The video was produced by Fatchair Films and TNT STAR ENTERTAINMENT, while being shot and edited by Steph Lee. Check out the video below.
Edmonton, AB – On January 30, ATL’s B.o.B. braved the cold streets of Edmonton and put on a live show at Encore in West Edmonton Mall. Brought to you by Eiffel Tower Entertainment, Nightshift Entertainment and Pearl Entertainment; the Grand Hustle artist was the first major urban-headliner to hit E-Town in 2015.
Although the headliner was large, we wish we could’ve said the same for the crowd. Encore hosted roughly 300 people, which wouldn’t be too shabby in a more intimate venue, but for a venue that holds up to 1,000 the building definitely could have used a few more bodies. The show continued on with our locals; Evrlove, Dizzy (with Diviot), [C.O.B.’s] Rome Angel, Young Tox and K-Blitz, Mitchell Lawler & Conch, Sully and BGK each respectively taking the stage to open the show. Nightshift’s DJ Grizz did his thing to hold us down throughout the night.
Vancouver, BC – Originally published January 21, 2015 – “The Truth” is Vancouver hip-hop artist/songwriter JC Subliminal’s first single from his upcoming self-titled album.
Partnering up with long time collaborator and Vancity OG, producer VAGO (Swollen Members, k-os & placements with EA Sports) The Truth will be for fans of quality hip-hop and a glimpse into the duo’s unique chemistry.
The album combines quality rap patterns, smooth hooks and crisp production as well as some very prominent guests. The single can be found below with the video – to be produced by Self Hired Productions – on the horizon. For now, peep game on “The Truth” and stay tuned for the full length album coming soon.
“The Truth” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day for February 10.
East coast hip-hop journalist and enthusiast Jacob Smith linked up with KOTD Title Match winner, Dartmouth’s own Pay Stay, to discuss his recent victory at Blackout 5 this past weekend and the impact Drake had on the event. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – A Dartmouth battle rapper has just claimed another victory in his fourth North American title match.
Over the weekend, in a pay-per-view battle at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, Pat Stay defended his title in King of the Dot’s Blackout 5 against rapper Charron.
This was Stay’s third time defending the title and easily his biggest battle to date.
Vancouver, BC – In anticipation of his spring release Prestige 3, Billionaire B gives fans a triple dose of dope music with three brand new tracks.
He offers up “Hollywood,” the TaylorMade Beats-produced “Give Me Room” (featuring A.I.T and Rey Fonder) and “Down 2 Ride,” produced by VanCity Beats. All tracks are available on iTunes and can be streamed down below.