Toronto, ON – Just a few days after the release of their new video, “Don’t (Remix),” MessThaBest and Levy Da Don drop some more new music. You can find the “Dap You Up” remix below.
Toronto, ON – Dope new visuals coming out of Toronto from up-and-coming producer-MC MessThaBest featuring Levy Da Don. The video was shot by Messi and edited by TK Productions. You can find the tune on the So Scarborough EP which is dropping Aug. 30. Check out the video after the jump link below.
Mississauga, ON – Sauga City heatmaker Devon Tracy teams up with Daniel Worthy of the MostHigh Collective for a new banger called “Temptations.” Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Clairmont The Second just released his highly anticipated new album entitled Quest For Milk And Honey, and it’s the project I didn’t realize I’ve been waiting on all year.
I’m only one listen deep so far, and I’m already calling this as one of the best Canadian rap projects I’ve heard in 2016 so far. The album is 13 tracks long, entirely self-produced by Clairmont, and features performance and writing credits courtesy of Aysha Brown (on “Ignorant”), Cola (on “Worth”), and Blues a.k.a M.I BLUE (on “Temporary”).
What makes this project so stand-alone is that Clairmont has completely honed in on his sound; it’s a soulful ambient style of rap that rides out on all the feel good vibes and mellow instrumentals. It’s such a unique sound that you can’t compare it to any pre-existing artist or sub-genre. It’s its own sound; the Clairmont The Second sound. And I’m vibing so hard with this right now.
Vancouver, BC – Vancouver artist (by way of Toronto) Immerze recently released his latest single titled “Tropicana” (produced by BC’s own Eshe Nkiru and Brevner).
“Tropicana” is a track about people talking. You know how they say all talk is good talk? That’s what Immerze is getting at, here. When he goes back home to Toronto and Hamilton, some people show him love and some people throw shade. But regardless of whether they love him or hate him, they’re still talking and they’re still paying attention. That’s pretty much the highest of praise.
The song rides out on summer vibes as Immerze delivers yet another track that fuses the styles of Gucci Mane with that soulful Luther Vandross tip.
That’s the wave Immerze has been riding lately and I’m a huge fan of how he’s been sounding. Check the song below, and peep our Q&A with Immerze after the jump.
Mississauga, ON – One month ago, Mississauga rapper SYPH linked up with Toronto rapper Smoke Dawg for the summer 2016 banger anthem “Off The Boat” (produced by Cashmoneyap).
Earlier this week SYPH and Smoke Dawg released the visual treatment of the song via WorldStarHipHop. The video was directed by Zac Facts of Independent Muscle.
The video takes us through smoked out studio sessions, cash flexing, and into the Crazy Girls strip club in L.A. (which legit has a solid 3.5-star rating on Yelp). Peep the video after the jump and go download the track now via iTunes.
Toronto, ON – In a week filled with exclusive premiere’s on HipHopCanada, we’re thrilled to bring you yet another! Toronto vet Chris Thomas returns the third single off his forthcoming album, Scatter Brain.
The Game Theory-produced “Bad Decisions” features some Canadian heavy hitters with guest appearances by Nightmare Klub’s Sese and Halifax vet Quake Matthews. And since Chris is feeling extra generous on Canada Day, he’s offering the track up for free download. Check it out below and make sure you grab it before he changes his mind.
Look out for more from Scatter Brain in the coming weeks. If you’re looking for more from Chris Thomas, check out his 2015 mixtape, Shit Show, available after the jump.
Ottawa, ON – In another monumental year for Ottawa’s own Belly aka Rebellyus, the Roc Nation/XO artist and songwriter makes a big return to his hometown with a highly anticipated performance at this year’s RBC Bluesfest. The “Might Not” hit-maker is currently promoting his latest release, Another Day In Paradise, and making the rounds on the festival circuit as part of his Live From The Shadows tour. The tour kicked off this past Monday in San Francisco and was scheduled for Portland last night.
The tour features various Canadian dates including the first stop in Surrey, BC on July 2 for the FVDED In The Park Festival and then Toronto on July 8. It stops in Quebec City on July 9 for Le Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec City Summer Festival) before Belly makes his way back to the nation’s capital for the Bluesfest gig on July 10. Montreal is the next stop on the tour, July 12, and that’s the last Canadian date on the schedule. The tour does, however, make just under 15 more US stops after that so if you really want to see Belly live there’s a ton of opportunity in the coming month… assuming you’re willing to travel. You can find the full tour schedule below. Ticket links for all of these events can be found on BellyBoy’s official site, BellyIsDead.com.
Earlier in the week, Belly took to social media to thank fans for helping get “Might Not” (Prod. Ben Billion$, DaHeala and Merlin Watts) reach RIAA Certified Gold status. The achievement comes a little over a week after the release of the song’s remix featuring 2 Chainz and Yo Gotti, and a hopefully a sign that the buzz behind the single will continue to grow. Congrats to Belly on the achievement!
Ottawa, ON – Toronto’s DJ Charlie B of Drake’s OVO camp returns to Ottawa along with Taz’s Angels for a Canada Day party you won’t want to miss! Charlie B will be running the best of the best while Taz’s Angels have been described as “turn up queens, twerkaholicz and the bad bitches link up. So all you ballers, boss ladies, independent ladies from Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and every other city in Canada, be ready!” The evening will also feature Toronto’s own MC Crazy Chris, Juvi Da Gemini, Ottawa’s DJ Mes (who will also be at Bluesfest this year) and more!
The talk around town is this party is looking to be one of the biggest events among Ottawa’s annual competitive and wide spread Canada Day celebrations. Charlie B’s reputation certainly precedes him and Taz’s Angels are known to turn things right up. It’s clear the event’s promoters were equally as confident with the projected success of the line-up:
“We don’t need to over emphasize how lit this party is going to be. So if you’re planning on escaping the city that day, you better rethink it. Tell your friends out of town to start making plans for this. We are very confident this will be the best party in our city, if not the country, that night.”
It all goes down Friday, July 1 inside Bourbon Room and kicks off at 10 p.m. Check out the flyer and more info after the jump link below.
Scarborough, ON – HipHopCanada is excited to bring you the world premiere of the latest video release from veteran Toronto rapper, Gangis Khan aka Camoflauge.
The Deep Waters general enlisted director Brian Gregory to visualize the ominous-sounding Byg Byrd-produced single, “All I Know.” You can find the tune on Camo’s latest project, The Story of Camoflauge, which is available on iTunes, Spotify and other outlets.
“All I Know” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Big shouts to Heavy Hudson.