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The best show of Sled Island 2015: Jazz Cartier at Nite Owl [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 27, Jazz Cartier came through Calgary to wrap Sled Island 2015, and delivered the best show of … Read More »

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Part II of Tory Lanez at Sled: Tory broke Calgary at Hifi Club [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – Fresh off his superlative performance on Jun. 25, Tory Lanez hit Calgary with a second show during Sled Island … Read More »

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Part I of Tory Lanez at Sled: Calgary almost broke Tory [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 25, one of my all-time favourite up-and-comers – the great Tory Lanez – blessed the people of … Read More »

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De La Soul souled out and sold out at Sled Island 2015 [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 24, Sled Island 2015 kicked off for Calgary’s hip-hop heads with a massive show headlined by the … Read More »

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Quake Matthews – You Ain’t Me (Prod. Chris Noxx) [Video]

Quake Matthews – You Ain’t Me (Prod. Chris Noxx) [Video]


12 Apr

Ill Tone – Another Hundred Bars [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – Back with another set of 100 (sometimes vulgar) bars is Vancity’s Ill Tone. On a self-proclaimed hiatus from making music, he still seems to be finding a little time to create and says he hopes to write at least one more installment in this current “100 Bars Series.” With no plans to drop another full-scale release until at least next year, it is clear that Ill Tone’s mind has been in the gutter, evidence of which is presented in “Another Hundred Bars.”

You spit with less substance than Miley Cyrus’s ass has.” Check out the new track below.

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12 Apr

Adlib announces Canadian Invasion Tour Dates with Northern Minded [News]

Kingston, ONOriginally published April 10, 2015 – Philadelphia emcee Adlib has announced the tour dates for his Canadian Invasion Tour with Barrie hip-hop group Northern Minded in May.

Adlib will be touring in support of his upcoming EP with Swollen Member’s Rob The Viking, Teenagers from Marz, scheduled for release on Sensi-Starr Records in conjunction with Face Entertainment in Spring 2015. The album was recorded with Rob The Viking in at Chamber Studio Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and will feature a guest appearance by ILL BILL from La Coka Nostra.

“I love coming to Canada, I honestly feel like it’s my second home. I’ve been treated like family since the first tour and I have made many lifelong friends in the Great White North,” commented Adlib. “Looking forward to coming back in Ontario in May and doing full Canadian run later in the summer.”

You can find all five Canadian Invasion Tour stops below.

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12 Apr

Yo Gotti to set out on Canadian Tour; starts May 5 in Victoria [News]

Edmonton, ABOriginally published April 5, 2015 – After postponing his Canadian tour dates last fall, Yo Gotti is back in full effect with 15 new dates starting on May 5. Brought to you by our friends at Mez Musik Agency, DubSac Productions and Nighthshift Entertainment; the first show of The Art of Hustle Class In Session tour kicks off in Victoria and wraps up in Windsor. All tickets will be available via For details on venues, peep the official flyer after the jump.

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12 Apr

B.C.’s Pemberton Music Festival reveals 2015 line-up [News]

Pemberton, BCOriginally published April 1, 2015 – Remember when Sarah Jay and Sarosh Rizvi went to Pemberton Music Festival last year and it was the best thing that ever happened? Well #PembyFest is back again this year and the 2015 festival’s monster line-up has JUST been announced. Spoiler alert: at least half of the major headlining artists are hip-hop artists. Holy shoot. I’m overheating. Canadian music festivals rarely show hip-hop this much love. WE ARE BLESSED, Y’ALL! WE ARE MIGHTY BLESSED. ALL PRAISES DUE TO PEMBERTON MUSIC FESTIVAL!

King Kendrick returns to Pemby as the kingpin main headliner (AKA: THE MOST IMPORTANT DUDE WHO GETS HIS NAME LISTED FIRST ON THE LINE-UP). Then we’ve got the great Jermaine Cole, Kid CuDi, Missy Elliott, and PND.

To be perfectly honest with y’all, some of the acts that I’m most excited about are the cats who aren’t at the top of the bill. Hip-hop pioneers De La Soul are doing a set. One of my favourite crews – Flatbush Zombies – are doing a set. Dreamville’s young stunner, Bas, is doing a set. Earl Sweatshirt is HOPEFULLY doing a set (he had to ditch out of his festival slot last year and it was devastating). A$AP Ferg is going to be there. And Run The Jewels are doing a set. If you’ve ever talked my ear off about my favourite live shows, you’ll know that RTJ (and more specifically – Killer Mike) rank in at #1. That and I have a major soft spot for El-P’s occasional hype man, Shannon T Moore (shout-out to Shannon T Moore!) Also. The great 420 gods – Cheech & Chong – are going to be hitting the stage for some dope-ass Pemby comedy.

Advance weekend General Admission tickets go on sale this Friday, April 3 at 10:00am PDT and start at just $279, plus a choice of camping or shuttle privileges for $89 or $29 for a Go Green pass – which are in limited supply. Full ticketing details and 2015 prices, including VIP and Super VIP packages, are available over here. Peep the official festival flyer after the jump, along with a full list of the line-up and more details of supreme importance.

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11 Apr

Immerze – Lucy [Audio]

Vancouver, BCImmerze just dropped his latest single release titled “Lucy.” This is one seriously wavy weed rap track. It sounds like cloud rap got itself hella smoked out and went for a late-night cruise through the city.

Actually. That’s pretty much what’s happening on here. Immerze explained that he got pulled over while riding around with a girl so he wrote about it on this track. And for this song, girl’s name is “Lucy.”

Here’s how the track goes down: Immerze is cruising around the city and getting high with his girl. And he’s live for that high: “Ridin through the city/ I’m just coasting/ Shawty got the trees on her lap/ And she gon’ roll it.” Check it out below.

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10 Apr

Harvey Stripes – Blanco [Audio] #SOTD

Toronto, ONOriginally published April 9, 2015 – For his first single of 2015, Ottawa’s Harvey Stripes paints a picture of a life that only hustlin’ can buy on the trap-like anthem, “Blanco.” The track features some dope production by Miami of Tha Bomb Squad and Harv’s delivery compliments the hard-hitting banger perfectly. Meanwhile, an infectious hook gives the track its natural bounce.

“Blanco” is a follow-up to Harv’s latest street single “Arrogant” and the second in a series of aggressive hits that will serve as a lead-up to the rapper’s, yet to be titled, mixtape. Also be on the look out for a Zac Facts-directed visual for this track at the end of April.

Stream the song below and be sure to check in for the DNDMG general’s next move! “Blanco” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.

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10 Apr

Terell Safadi – Rumours [Video]

Los Angeles, CA – Vancity local Terell Safadi has been spending some time in the City of Angels writing and recording his new project When I Get To L.A. and he recently dropped the video for his first single “Rumours” – produced by Jamie Kuse and directed by Greg Loukas.

Visuals of babes, Venice Beach and Sunset Boulevard accompany the laid-back West Coast sounds of “Rumours”. This video is scorching hot – and we’re not talking about the beach – check it out below.

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10 Apr

Jazz Cartier to host and perform at Sup Fu? Saturdays at Fortune Sound April 18 [News]

Vancouver, BC – Toronto’s up-and-coming wonder kid Jazz Cartier has been blowing up the scene out in The 6 and April 18 he will bring that heat all the way to Vancity.

Presented by Hyphy and sponsored by THC, Sup Fu? Saturdays at Fortune Sound will be hosted by Jazz La Fleur himself for a pre-420 celebration. Cartier will be performing a full set during his first solo appearance in Vancity and we’re hyped to check him out. Cop tickets online here or at the door before showtime. However you do it, just make sure you show up.

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10 Apr

DJ Quik in Vancouver on May 8th [News]

Vancouver, BC – Spotlight Productions is no stranger to bringing classic hip-hop acts through to Vancity and on May 8th they will be throwing a dope throwback West Coast event sponsored by HipHopCanada.

DJ Quik makes his way from Compton to Vancouver to make a stop at Harbour Events Centre with guests Sid Smooth, Stimulant Jay, Juvi Dizzle, Swisslizz and more. Tickets can be purchased online here or in person at DIPT, Beat Street, Canna Clinic, Red Med, Urban City Apparel. Peep the official event poster after the jump.

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10 Apr

Goapele hits Vancouver’s Venue Nightclub on April 14 [News]

Vancouver, BC – A very special event is set to hit Venue Nightclub on April 14 hosted by our friends at Blueprint Live. American R&B songstress Goapele will bring her brand of sultry soul to Vancouver with special guest Chin Injeti.

For hip-hop heads Goapele is likely best known for her collaborative tracks with with artists like Hieroglyphics (“Make Your Move”), E-40 (“Show & Prove”), Aceyalone (“Moonlit Skies”) and Planet Asia (“Upside Down”).

Tickets for the event can be purchased online here and the event poster after the jump.

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