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New York rapper Troy Ave talks Canadian Tour, White Christmas 3, Young Lito & more

Ottawa, ON – BSB Records rapper Troy Ave was recently in the Nation’s Capital for the second date of his White Christmas … Read More »

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2016 JUNO Awards: Drake, Kardinal, k-os & more nominated for Rap Recording of the Yea…

Toronto, ON – After months of waiting patiently, CARAS has finally revealed the nominations for the 2016 JUNO Awards taking place in … Read More »

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Understanding Summer Sixteen: With Meek Mill digested, Drake sets his sights on bigger tar…

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Atlantic Canada

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

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29 Sep

30 Songs in 30 Days: Bigg Ceaser releases “Lion Heart” & “Keep It Movin'”


Toronto, ON – We’re back with Days 6 and 7 of the 30 Songs in 30 Days Part 2 campaign from veteran hip-hop artist Bigg Ceaser. “Lion Heart” can be heard below, and the Kevin Brown-produced “Keep It Movin'” can be found after the jump.

Ceaser recently relocated to Toronto from his hometown of Ottawa, where he continues to pursue his career as a recording artist, as well as promote the graphic design and promotional services offered through his company, TDMG. Click here for more information.

Look out for an interview with Bigg Ceaser, coming soon.

Bigg Ceaser – Lion Heart

30 Songs in 30 Days: Bigg Ceaser releases Lion Heart & Keep It Movin' - HipHopCanada.com

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29 Sep

Johnny Darko spent a week out in Mexico and now he’s “G2G” (Good To Go)


Toronto, ON – It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Johnny Darko. But Johnny just got back from vacation in Mexico and FINALLY hit us with a new joint titled “G2G” (which – for the record – stands for “good to go”).

Johnny teams up with producer, Ramsay The Great, to hit us with this short little track that was penned en route home from Mexico. Seems the vacation left Johnny hungrier than ever to get grinding on his forthcoming Cigarettes & Sprite project.

Johnny Darko - Smoke.Drink.Live. x P.B.R [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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29 Sep

Interview: Getting to know Copasetic


Vancouver, BC – Get to know Vancouver battle rapper, solo artist, member of the ILL-Legitimate crew and all around rad dude, Copasetic. A member and avid participant and supporter of the hip-hop scene in Vancouver for half his life, Copasetic took time out from his many (many, many) projects to talk about his roots, what his name is not, battle rapping and his (hopefully) infamous old man costume, the hip-hop scene in Vancity now and where he hopes it ends up.  His advice in a nutshell:  Keep it silly. Seriously silly.

Peep the convo after the jump.

copasetic [Interview] - HipHopCanada.com

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29 Sep

Sese drops new 0therWorld Films-directed “Invade” video in support of The Frieza Saga


St. Catharines, ON – Nightmare Klub and UTVMG’s Sese has released the latest visuals in support of his critically acclaimed new release, The Frieza Saga. With co-signs from Drake, major hip-hop publications, and hip-hop/Dragon Ball Z fans around the world, Sese’s stock as an artist has been growing by leaps and bounds recently with no signs of slowing down.

Invade is the first song on the project, and serves as the perfect theme music for Sese AKA Lord Frieza to up his power level and crush another planet.

“Invade” was directed by 0therWorld Films and the song was produced by Lost Planets. Check it out now after the jump.

Sese drops new visuals for Invade in support of The Frieza Saga - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Sep

Andre Prefontaine & Sean Blake win big at House of PainT’s poetry slam & beat battle


The annual House of PainT festival has a variety of different events, including a hugely popular poetry slam. This year’s OG 500 Poetry Slam was paired with a beat battle and special performances by Raz Fresco and City Fidelia.


Ottawa, ON – Thursday, Sept. 10 marked the second day of the House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts & Culture which quickly rolled into high gear.

Co-hosts John Andrew Akpata and Jamaal Jackson Rogers spearheaded the OG 500, a highly anticipated poetry slam competition featuring 12 of the most talented poets all chasing a $500 cash prize and opportunity to hold this year’s title as OG 500 Champion.

Andre Prefontaine wins OG 500 Poetry Slam on Day 2 of House of PainT - HipHopCanada.com
Apollo the Child, Andre Prefontaine & Amy Iliza

28 Sep

Andy Mineo drops visuals for “Know That’s Right” in support of Uncomfortable


Syracuse, NY – Congrats to Andy Mineo (formerly known as C-Lite) for snagging the No. 1 independent record in the United States on various different charts.

The Christian hip-hop artist’s latest single “Know That’s Right” just recently received visual support and the public’s reaction is certainly a blessing. A quick scan of his YouTube comments will show you how strongly his fans feel about his new project and where they expect it to take him:

This gon be the album of the year for sure. Talented artist, dope producers on deck, high music quality, everything is excellence.

The album, of course, is Andy’s new 13-track project Uncomfortable, released independently on Sept. 18 through Reach Records. “Album of the Year” remains to be seen, but it’s certainly up there in quality. Uncomfortable is is currently sitting at the No. 40 spot on iTunes’ all-genre album chart. Click here to download it now.

Andy Mineo drops new visuals for Know That's Right in support of Umcomfortable - HipHopCanada.com

28 Sep

Brampton’s Kyle Wildfern drops new Martin Sole-produced gem “How II”


Brampton, ON – More new sounds coming out of B-Town. This time we’ve got the Martin Sole-produced “How II” by ACURE Records hip-hop artist Kyle Wildfern.

ACURE Records’ artist and Toronto born/Brampton raised, Kyle Wildfern, returns with some new music for you all, this time production comes from Martin Sole, a long time friend and also collaborator of Kyle’s. This track displays a more grittier side to what we’ve heard in terms of sound, with the rawness of Kyle’s distinctive tone of voice being laid bare over a very minimal instrumental. There’s a music video in the works for this single, which will help capture the visual aspect of the track.

Brampton's Kyle Wildfern drops new Martin Sole-produced gem How II - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Sep

The Underachievers drop sophomore LP Evermore; announce 3 Canadian tour dates


Brooklyn, NY – Few relevant rap groups make music with an underlying message of consciousness and philosophy that connects with the young generation quite like Brooklyn bred unit, The Underachievers. Once formidable neophytes wielding potential that caught the attention of Flying Lotus who initially signed them some 4 years ago, to a now seasoned and road tested musical force who lead a legion of die-hard fans, the Underachievers announce the release of their awaited sophomore studio album Sept. 25.

Evermore – The Art of Duality is a double-edged sword of an album structurally with an ethereal and positive A-side backed with a dark, more contradicting and energetic B-side. The difference could be described as day and night with the help of production from Nick Léon, Ashton Benz and MrBrist0l to name a few. AK The Savior and Issa Gold get more personal than anything they have done in the past and perfected their own unique style of rapid machine gun funk cadences that would make B.I.G. proud. On “Illusions” Issa raps “Yes I’m saying, yeah I’m conscious but still need saving, a work in training, but I’m not like these other basics” conveying a sense of both confidence and flaw that is the summation of what this album is all about.

Underachievers drop sophomore LP Evermore; announce 3 Canadian tour dates - HipHopCanada.com
Issa Gold in Vancouver, April 2014 | Photo: Jamie Sands (HipHopCanada)

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28 Sep

New Music: Brampton’s BriskInTheHouse releases new Exile-produced “Daily”


Toronto, ONBriskInTheHouse capped off the weekend with the release of a new tune. This is the Exile-produced “Daily.” Check it out below.

Toronto's BriskInTheHouse releases new Exile-produced Daily - HipHopCanada.com

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28 Sep

Montreal’s A-Trak announces Terminal 5 show in New York City with special guest AraabMuzik


New York, NY – After a hugely successful year leading Fool’s Gold’s annual DAY OFF festival across the country, his sold out Gold Gone Wild tour and a sync in a Super Bowl commercial seen by millions, Montreal’s A-Trak is playing one of his final shows of 2015 at Terminal 5 in NYC on December 12th with special guest AraabMuzik. The two collaborators bring an astonishing skill level that truly stands out in today’s DJ landscape, packing an extra punch for this dance party.

A-Trak’s originals and remixes for Alesso and The Chainsmokers gained over 15 million plays online this year. His latest single “We All Fall Down” (featuring Jamie Lidell) continues to establish his signature sound in pop music. You can check it out now on Spotify and grab tickets for Terminal 5 on sale now here.

Montreal's A-Trak announces Terminal 5 show in New York City with special guest AraabMuzik - HipHopCanada.com

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