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Wasiu gave us a very thorough break-down of his new track “No Jumper”

Montreal rapper Wasiu recently released his latest single titled “No Jumper,” co-produced by … Read More »

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Rising rap star Don Mulatto of Sault Ste. Marie passes away at 20

It’s with a very heavy heart that we report the death of Don Mulatto … Read More »

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“Hotline Bling” wins big at MMVAs; VIEWS stays at No. 1 for 7th consecutive we…

Toronto, ON – With Game 7 of the NBA Finals and the new episode of Game of Thrones airing on the same … Read More »

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Vancouver’s Snak The Ripper releases highly anticipated new album, From The Dirt

Vancouver, BC – After a strong lead up that involved extensive touring and a ton of great marketing collateral, the new Snak … Read More »

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Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never

Classified talks about his collaboration with Snak The Ripper & Slug on “Never

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6 Mar

Kaydee is “Finding Balance” in this new video release off The Prelude EP


Mississauga, ON – Up-and-coming Mississauga artist Kaydee just dropped this new video for “Finding Balance” as the first video release off his forthcoming project titled The Prelude EP (due out on Mar. 11, 2016).

This song is all about the balancing act of life. I think most artists will be able to feel Kaydee on this one; trying to make it in the rap game is this intricate balancing act between attending to real life responsibilities while trying to leave enough time and energy to pursue your own passions.

It’s one of the toughest things I see rappers struggle with – and it’s one of the things that’s really hard for guys to admit: “I spoke to my dad/ And he tried to challenge me/ Said it’s real easy to balance dreams/ But mine is like drinking Bacardi/ Then trying to stand up straight on a balance beam.

The song was produced by LAWN$ and the video was directed by M Works. Check it out after the jump.

Mississauga artist Kaydee delivers his

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6 Mar

J. West returns with visuals for “This Morning”


Vancouver, BCJ. West revisits his 2015 released album W by dropping visuals for the stand out single “This Morning” produced by im’peretiv. The video is directed by David Schuurman and features EMA’s Holly Mellard – check it out below.

J. West returns with visuals for This Morning - HipHopCanada.com

6 Mar

Northwest Division break through with new album Orange & Black


Vancouver, BCOriginally published March 4, 2016 – The boys of Northwest Division have been one of the hardest grinding teams to come out of Vancouver in the past few years. The pair is made up of two super talented emcees, Junk and Hungry, who have developed their own sound, brand and following making it difficult for beneficiary Vancity emcees to duplicate. They have a solid foundation for their movement and with their recently released album, Orange & Black the team have stepped their game up to a whole new level.

Northwest Division break through with new album Orange & Black - HipHopCanada.com

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6 Mar

Bane teamed up with Eestbound to release this new track titled “Downtown Girl”


Brampton, ONOriginally published March 4, 2016 – Brampton rapper Bane recently teamed up with Eestbound (one of my favourite producers right now) for this dope new track titled “Downtown Girl.”

We’ve seen a ton of female worship songs about the ladies lately, but Bane uses this song to deliver a much more critical critique of the T-Dot girls. According to Bane, most of the women in downtown Toronto are all the same.

This song marks the new wave Bane sound which includes a ton of autotune, and – of course – much more Eestbound on the beat. Apparently the two of them have more upcoming collaborations in the works, too. I’m so giddy on this. I remember when they collaborated with Milly Manson and WondaGurl for “Be Okay” and I was left itching on more collaborations from them all.

Bane teamed up with Eestbound to release this new track titled

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6 Mar

Photos: Vince Staples Circa 06 Tour hits Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre


Vancouver, BCVince Staples hit Vancouver this past week on his Circa 06 Tour to a sold-out crowd at The Vogue Theatre presented by Live Nation.

Vancouver to Compton emcee Jay Worthy was on deck to support and our guy Jamie Sands was front row to catch some crisp imagery. Check out his photo gallery below.

Vince Staples Circa 06 Tour Hits Vancouver [Photos]

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6 Mar

Sophia Danai gets bold with new album Love Royale


Vancouver, BC – Vancouver songstress Sophia Danai has a voice that is capable of hypnotizing by the roomful. Her recently released sophomore album, Love Royale, has been two years in the making and is an entire project executively produced herself where Danai divulges stories about love, heartbreak and rebirth. Her soulful, earthy vibe is all over this record making it hard not to picture her beautiful, big, diaphanous head of hair and free spirit while listening to it. Wise beyond her years she is a master of song and lyric writing and witnessing her perform live, in the entirety of her persona, is quite something else. We got a taste of her talents on her debut album Wishing Well and the follow up Love Royale builds on that same rich foundation.

Sophia Danai gets bold with new album Love Royale - HipHopCanada.com

5 Mar

Dre Barrs of M3G calls out Drake with Summer 15 & 6ix Up freestyles


Toronto, ON – Damn, this is actually a dude I was hoping would get a look from OVO… incredibly talented and one of the hottest artists coming up in Toronto. He certainly deserves a look from someone with a budget to invest. But Dre Barrs of M3G has made it clear that he’s not on the 6ix God’s wave, effectively putting Drake on notice over issues he has with him.

First came last week’s very direct and sinister “Summer 15” freestyle (with fellow M3G member Rhys Gutr). And now the Ruff Ryders rapper has released a new tune called “6ix Up” which fuels things even further. As the description uploaded with the song puts it, “6ix Up” is “an adrenaline fueled track that starts off with typical Barrs wordplay but ends on a disrespectful note.” What’s especially clever about “Summer 15” is Barr’s ability to mirror Drake’s taunting of Meek Mill at the Four Seasons by claiming to be outside of a KOTD event Drake was attending… “out front of KOTD, Young Stitch, you know the whole team.

I wouldn’t put money on Drizzy responding in the form of a full diss track but it’s not impossible. Responding shines a spotlight on the issue and would give a lot of exposure to Barrs in the process. Drake’s been arond long enough to be well aware of both points so it just doesn’t seem like a likely scenario. It doesn’t benefit him in any way and he has an album coming soon so his focus is likely to waver. If he does, you can count on us to post it. Either way, Barrs has said his piece and in an impressive fashion – check out both songs below. Look out for Barr’s new EP with T Gramz coming soon.


Dre Barrs – 6ix Up

Dre Barrs of M3G disses Drake with Summer 15 & 6ix Up freestyles - HipHopCanada.com

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5 Mar

SonReal links with Toronto producer Pops on “SOHO”


Vancouver, BCSonReal is on his hustle and the West Coast artist has become more impossible to avoid now than ever. With a few 2016 JUNO nominations, a current tour with Classified, and his non-stop work ethic, SonReal also continues to deliver fire tracks like his latest single “SOHO.”

Linking up with POPS – who if you don’t know holds a healthy list of credits for production on tracks with the like of The Game, Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Drake, ScHoolboy Q, Lil Wayne and more – SonReal can now add his name to Toronto producers list of impressive collabs.

Have a listen below!

Sonreal links with Toronto super-producer Pops for

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4 Mar

FUTURE SOUL brings Vancouver creatives together for March 5th showcase


Surrey, BC – This Saturday FUTURE SOUL aims to bring together some of Vancouver’s most unique up-and-coming talents for an ongoing showcase curated by Stevie Ross.

The launch of FUTURE SOUL will be presented by bsharp Productions, Where it’s At Entertainment and Cariboo Brewing and will take place at Peacock Bar & Grill (10257 King George Hwy. Surrey, BC) on Saturday, March 5th.

The evening will be headlined by Stevie Ross with guests ninetyfour, $ully, IVN TWNSND and DJs Jpaw and Kal Capone.

Doors are set to open at 8pm and tickets can be purchased at the door.

FUTURE SOUL brings Vancouver creatives together for March 5th showcase - HipHopCanada.com

4 Mar

e.d.g.e teams up with Alcapella for “Gather Round”


Vancouver, BC – Stealth Bomb Records artist e.d.g.e. links up with Pittsburg producer Alcapella to feature on the second single from his upcoming EP Not Going Back. The track is titled “Gather Round” and is a smooth joint with crisp production layered with e.d.g.e’s down-to-earth lyricism. Check it out below.

e.d.g.e teams up with Alcapella for

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