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Day 3: Tory Lanez crowd surfs his way through high energy set at Pemberton Music Festival

Pemberton, BC – 2016 has felt like a year of progress and new emergence for many artists, and Tory Lanez potentially had the most … Read More »

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Drake vs. Joe Budden: No Shopping, Afraid & some background on the beef

Toronto, ON – As the internet weighed in on Drake’s diss to Joe Budden, by way of his verse on French Montana’s … Read More »

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Day 5: Alessia Cara makes powerful Ottawa debut at Bluesfest

Ottawa, ON – Brampton-born Alessia Cara made her Ottawa debut on the City stage Wednesday for Day 5 of Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest.
She … Read More »

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Dylan Guthro releases “Here Till The Mornin'” with Quake Matthews; drops three

Dylan Guthro releases “Here Till The Mornin'” with Quake Matthews; drops three

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9 Feb

SO LOKI drops anticipated mixtape Supermaniac


Vancouver, BC – The first listen to any type of audio can be a completely euphoric experience. It has the potential to grab hold of your senses for a short amount of time, and completely alter your emotional reality for a couple minutes. Vancity, experimental group, SO LOKI, dropped their highly anticipated mixtape this weekend, titled Supermaniac, and solidified their spots as the most boundary-pushing artists coming out of Vancouver. The release of this introductory, 12-track project was one that was extremely hyped within the music community, and it’s release definitely didn’t disappoint. On first listen, you may not understand –  whether it fits into a straight genre, whether you’re listening to rap or spoken word or an electronic group, and why you feel the need to listen to it again (and again). The groups sound is fluid, and non-definitive. It’s electronic, but rap, but melodic, but also manages to insert jazz influences. It’s exactly what you would classify as “experimental” but still surprising in the literal variety within it’s composition. And, undoubtedly, it’s epic.

SO LOKI drops highly anticipated mixtape

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9 Feb

Premiere: Tyler Skyy pays tribute to hometown in scenic video for “Going Home” featuring Erik Chirkoff


Vernon, BC – Vancouver is home to a diverse range of artists who come from a variety of backgrounds and origins. We caught up with Vancity artist, Tyler Skyy, to cop an exclusive premiere of his new music video “Going Home” featuring Erik Chirkoff. This is the second video drop we’ve seen from Skyy recently, and he recruited Buggatti Beatz onto the project to handle the production. The video features a set of picturesque landscape backdrops which sit in as a British Columbia signature. Check out the video below.

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9 Feb

Observatory Records releases collective EP An Autumn in Rome


Vancouver, BCObservatory Records is an indie hip-hop collective that released their latest EP An Autumn in Rome this past weekend. The group features Jakub Evolved from Vancouver hip-hop crew KIDS, emcee/producer Wax Monk, and the founder of Observatory Records – DJ Billy Bishop. The collective group was able to give a little insight into their most recent project, by describing, “This EP is assembled from some of the first recordings we made as a team in the late part of 2014. While they have been performed, these tracks have not yet been released.” The EP offers up some introspective bars and vocals from some well known local artists to expose fans to a collective that we’ll probably be seeing more from. Observatory Records is based out of Burnaby, BC, and was established as a recording studio serving as a safe haven for artists to cultivate and express their talents within. An Autumn in Rome serves as a product of these jam sessions, as well as an introductory offering from the newly developing trio. 

Observatory Records releases collective EP An Autumn in Rome - HipHopCanada.com

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9 Feb

You need to hear this new Brad Bonds song produced by Eestbound titled “All On Me”


Brampton, ON – Up-and-coming Brampton artist Brad Bonds just teamed up with Eestbound for this dope new tune titled “All On Me.”

This song is a reflection on the last three months for Brad; he comes to a very humbling revelation that it is “all on” him; guy takes ownership. According to Brad, he was going through some family problems and decided to leave in order to jump-start his career. Brad disappeared on-the-low to develop himself as an artist and network in different cities. Admittedly, not even his best friends knew where he was at the time.

As Brad explained it to me: “I was going through a lot of family problems and I decided I needed to leave where I was at to try and get my career started so I was in different cities grinding and just trying to make different connections with people. Nobody – not even my closest friends – really knew where I was but I felt like I had to disappear for a bit because it was the only way I could keep the energy around me positive.”

Guess it all worked out for the guy, though. Because he wound up working with Eestbound and just dropped one of the hottest songs I’ve heard so far this month. Check it out.

Bane - Be Okay ft. Milly Manson (Prod. Eestbound, Co. Wondagurl) - HipHopCanada.com

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9 Feb

Premiere: Tyler Skyy pays tribute to hometown in scenic video for “Going Home” featuring Erik Chirkoff


Vernon, BC – Vancouver is home to a diverse range of artists who come from a variety of backgrounds and origins. We caught up with Vancity artist, Tyler Skyy, to cop an exclusive premiere of his new music video “Going Home” featuring Erik Chirkoff. This is the second video drop we’ve seen from Skyy recently, and he recruited Buggatti Beatz onto the project to handle the production. The video features a set of picturesque landscape backdrops which sit in as a British Columbia signature. Check out the video below.

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8 Feb

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


Halifax, NSAldean Alliston aka AL Boogie has been honing his craft for years mixing it up with the likes of Quake, his blood bother Miracle, Ghettochild, The IV League and R$ $mooth. He’s been a beast with the wordplay for a while and he’s starting to release new music under his own Looney Bin imprint. “Make A Killing,” produced by Epik, was shot by WordOfMouthMedia.

Halifax's Aldean Allison aka AL Boogie releases releases visuals for Epik-produced Make A Killing - HipHopCanada.com

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8 Feb

#BigTicket: Eternia & MoSS to headline with support from OSIYM, Blaq August & more


Toronto, ON – It’s that time of the month again! Toronto’s infamous #BigTicket monthly hip-hop series is back once again with another incredible line-up on Friday, Feb. 26.

This time MoSS & Eternia the headlining duties which will include a performance and beat showcase. The supporting cast includes OSIYM, Blaq August, Chop-Z, TRPL-R and TrillGod6ix. And along with those performances, K-Fresh and Staalin will be premiering their latest videos for “Green Light” and “Grand Entrance,” respectively. Music will be supplied by resident and award-winning DJ Law.

Doors open at 10 p.m. and the show kicks off at 11. This is a 19+ event so bring ID. Bottle and VIP service is available.

#BigTicket: Eternia & MoSS headline with support from OSIYM, Blaq August & more - HipHopCanada.com

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8 Feb

Jaclyn Gee catches feelings on “FML”


Vancouver, BC – Stealth Bomb sweetheart Jaclyn Gee just dropped a bouncy new video for her pop anthem “FML” from her most recent album Gypsy Rose. Miss Gee makes her way through the feels of being in love in the candy-coated Stuey Kubrick visuals.

This video is working for the young hustle babe in all the right ways. Aside from the fact that she’s totally adorable “FML” puts Jaclyn at the height of her game. Peep the video below.

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8 Feb

Dope Piece has a new #dopeace project coming out & he is drinking up the “Tanqueray”


St. John’s, NL – One of my favourite up-and-comers of 2015, Dope Piece just dropped his latest single titled “Tanqueray” (produced by Mike’L) off the forthcoming #dopeace project.

This song serves as an ode to the cult classic big green bottle of gin with a 40%+ alcohol content. This song also commentates on what happens when everyone gets sloppy drunk together…guaranteed some Tanqueray-sponsored sh*t is going to go down.

Shout-out (as always) to the man Vater for sending this video my way and keeping me in-the-loop with the East Coast. Vater is a legend. Now peep “Tanqueray” below.

Dope Piece is drinking up the

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8 Feb

Song of the Day: Derek Wise is “GLAM” with new Tommy Kruise-produced single


Toronto, QCDerek Wise and Tommy Kruise are two of the most intriguing and creative talents coming out of their respective cities. Both dark and mysterious, but certainly unique in their own right. Wise, a lyricist from the downtown Kensington Market core of Toronto, and Kruise, a trillwave production savage coming out of Montreal (by way of small-town Quebec).

Wise might have already made a bigger name for himself had it not been for some unforeseen setbacks in 2014 that would slow things down. To say the least, it couldn’t of come at a worse time since songs like “KENZO” and “Hunnid” had him really poised for bigger things. But Wise fans will be happy to learn that a source has confirmed that those legals headaches are long behind him and he’s more determined then ever to take the city by storm. Meanwhile Kruise shows why he’s one of the top based (cloud rap) beatsmiths coming up; whatever you want to call that particular hip-hop sub-genre. Kruise is unquestionably in his own lane, but that new age, spaced out sound is doing wonders for his stock value… influential people are taking notice, and fast.

So our Song of the Day is a new collaboration between the two rising stars, with more hopefully in the works. With “GLAM,” the XO-affiliate informs an unlucky soul that he’s been played and that his now ex-girlfriend is rolling with Wise. “GLAM” is featured on the new Derek Wise EP, Glam Wave. Click here to take it on or check out the single below.

Trillwave: Derek Wise brings the GLAM with new Tommy Kruise-produced single - HipHopCanada.com

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