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Grieves talks Winter And The Wolves, touring and finding balance in the music business [In…

Vancouver, BC – It’s impressive to listen to Grieves speak. He has so much passion for his music that it makes you remember … Read More »

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Dizaster talks Cassidy, Ether, KOTD, Vancouver rap & more [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – During a recent trip to Vancouver, battle rap’s most talked about emcee Dizaster sat down with HipHopCanada’s West Coast … Read More »

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Sese announces release date for YFRWN3; previews cover art [News]

St. Catharines, ON – Your Halloween won’t be complete without the latest edition of the YFRWN mixtape series. That’s right, this October … Read More »

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The Good, The Bad & The Strange: Artist to Artist with Tech N9ne [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published September 11, 2014 – Tech N9ne is no stranger to touring. Arguably one of the hardest working … Read More »

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IV League Studios Booth Sessions Episode 2 ft. Rude Dowg, Baseline & J-Bru [Video]

IV League Studios Booth Sessions Episode 2 ft. Rude Dowg, Baseline & J-Bru [Video]

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16 Jun

Sage Francis and B.Dolan in Vancouver (Live) [Photos]


Vancouver, BC – Strange Famous Records very own Sage Francis made his way through Vancity’s Fortune Sound last week for an evening presented by Timbre Concerts and sponsored by HipHopCanada.

SFR label mate B. Dolan and Vancouver’s Friends With The Help were in the cut getting the crowd hyped before Francis dropped tracks from his recent release Copper Gone.

Our man on the cam Jamie Sands hooked up a stellar photo gallery from the evening – check it out below.

Sage Francis and B.Dolan in Vancouver (Live) [Photos] - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Win tickets to see Sage Francis in Vancouver June 12 at Fortune Sound [Contest]

16 Jun

R.A.W. Music – Land of Reckless & Wild ft. Chuck-C, Rennie & YL [Video]


St. Catharines, ON – Mirum Media is the creative brains behind the latest visual release from R.A.W. Music. Chuck-C, Rennie and YL come together for “Land of Reckless & Wild,” produced by Afola Beats. Check out the video after the jump.

Catch Chuck-C and Rennie live in St. Catharines on June 30 at Real Entertainment’s All Ages Canadian Hip-Hop showcase. Click here for details.

R.A.W. Music - Land of Reckless & Wild ft. Chuck-C, Rennie & YL [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

16 Jun

Sese to headline Canadian hip-hop showcase in St. Catharines [News]


St. Catharines, ON – If you’re in the St. Catharines area on Monday, June 30, make your way to Liv Nightclub for an All-Ages Canadian Hip-Hop showcase brought to you by Real Entertainment. The line-up includes Sese, Drew Carrymore, Chuck-C & Rennie, Jakob Bell and Charles Williams.

Sese to headline Canadian hip-hop showcase in St. Catharines [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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16 Jun

YEG to the World: Vol 1 Recap [Review]


Edmonton, AB – On Jun. 11, The 25th Dynasty introduced us to the first instalment of YEG to the World. Just to keep you up to speed – this is a monthly showcase of Edmonton’s urban talent; from producers, DJs, MCs and more. Vol. 1 went down at YEG Dance Club and we couldn’t have asked for a better turn out for the first show.

The doors opened at 10 p.m. – so in hip-hop time – things didn’t get poppin’ until well after 11:30 p.m. I’m gonna keep it 100 with ya’ll right now: Showing up excessively late for shows seems to be the norm in hip-hop – and that’s that ish I don’t like. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not always our fault (some artists can be divas in that retrospect). But this is a case where it’s on us. Showing up two hours after the promoters and the venue have opened the doors for you – is plain disrespectful. Not to mention – your lateness slows everything down. As much as I loved seeing all of your gorgeous faces, as much as I loved that you spent your Wednesday night supporting YEG hip-hop; I would have loved it even more if you showed up on time. We have GOT to get better at this fam. Think of all the work that goes into putting on a show, think of the effort these artists put into their craft to give you a great performance. Give the people – who hustled hard for you – the respect that is due and just be on time. I think that’s a more than fair trade. Ok. Rant is over. Let’s get to how dope this showcase was.

YEG to the World: Vol 1 Recap [Review]- HipHopCanada.com

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16 Jun

Young Braised – Life Is Good [Video]


Vancouver, BC – Vancouver’s own Young Braised just dropped new visuals on us for his track “Life Is Good.” This video comes to us as part of the tail-end of Young’s campaign for his twice sold-out Japanese Tendencies mixtape. The video was shot by Will Wilkinson and edited by Strawberry Jacuzzi. Check it after the jump.

And if you’re kicking around Calgary this week, make sure you check out Young Braised tomorrow at Commonwealth and Wednesday at Local 510. Peep all the details here. And download a copy of Japanese Tendencies over here.

Young Braised - Life Is Good [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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16 Jun

SonReal speaks with media at the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards [Video]


Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada’s Stolen From Africa went behind the scenes at the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards for some exclusive footage. In particular, follow the camera as it follows Vancouver artist SonReal – nominated for 5 awards and winner in the MuchFACT Video of the Year category for his song, “Everywhere We Go.” Also, don’t miss the quick cameo from HipHopCanada’s own Mindbender Supreme.

SonReal speaks with media at the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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16 Jun

The Extremities, Notes To Self, Philly Moves & more at Bars & Breakbeats [News]


Ottawa, ON – One month from today, Rocksteady Bookings brings you a special July edition of their Bars & Breakbeats series. It all goes down inside Ottawa’s infamous Babylon Nightclub, located at 317 Bank Street.

The show will feature performances by The Extremities (Fresh Kils & Uncle Fester) with Maya Killtron, Notes to self with the 2003 DMC World Champion, DJ Dopey, Philly Moves, Alex Silas & The Subterraneans, KING and G. Grand. Hosting will be handled by Sully and music comes courtesy of DJ 2 Creamz.

Click here to check out the event’s official Facebook listing or click the jump to peep the flyer.

The Extremities, Notes To Self, Philly Moves & more at Bars & Breakbeats on July 16 [News] - HipHOpCanada.com

15 Jun

Drake, SonReal, Thugli among 2014 MMVA Winners list [News]


Toronto, ON – Congrats to all of tonight’s winners and nominees! The 25th anniversary edition of the MuchMusic Video Awards kicked off with a performance by Hedley as well as big wins by Drake and SonReal.

Drizzy picked up a pair of awards including Best International Video by a Canadian with “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Worst Behaviour” in the Hip-Hop Video of the Year category. Vancouver’s SonReal picked up the MuchFACT Video of the Year for his Napoleon Dynamite-inspired “Everywhere We Go,” directed by Peter Huang for Mad Ruk Entertainment. From the National Capital Region, Ottawa’s DJ Drastik and Tom Wrecks, better known now as Thugli, were recognized in the Director of the Year category for their Amos Leblanc and Ohji Inoue driven visuals.

Despite what seemed like less of a hip-hop presence than the past few years, SonReal was in the building and we’ve got some great exclusive footage from him coming courtesy of our Stolen From Africa fam. Stay tuned for that. Drake wasn’t able to make it to the show but several other big artists, and even athletes (Habs D-man P.K. Subban) were on hand for the celebration.

Next year it would be dope to see a Canadian wrap up the MMVAs. SonReal would have been perfect. He had an impressive 5 nominations and picked up a big win with the MuchFACT Video of the Year. It’s easy to understand why someone like Ariana Grande (Pop) is selected for the job, but next year hopefully the last performance will at least have all artists present. Iggy Azalea was noticably absent as her verse blarred across downtown Toronto.

Click the jump for the complete list of 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards winners.

2014 MMVA Winners [News] - HipHopCanada.com
SonReal won MuchFACT Video of the Year

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15 Jun

Maestro Fresh Wes – See You On The Weekend ft. Sadat X & Glenn Lewis [Audio]


Toronto, ON – This was supposed to go up much earlier in the day… being it was Father’s Day, but some unforeseen server issues prevented that from happening. Our apologies.

“See You On The Weekend” is a gem featured on the latest album release (Orchestrated Noise) from Canadian pioneer, Maestro Fresh Wes. The song features a dope verse from another living legend, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, and a smooth, catchy chorus from Toronto singer-songwriter, Glenn Lewis.

Maestro’s Orchestrated Noise is available for purchase on iTunes.

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15 Jun

Evrlove Artafacts & Evrlove CoreyF – Robert Horry (Overtime) [Audio]


Edmonton, ABEvrlove Artafacts and Evrlove CoreyF (of the Evrlove camp) recently dropped a monstrous banger entitled “Robert Horry (Overtime)” just in time for summer. Think of those summer anthems we’ve grown to love over the years: Future’s “Same Damn Time” or Rick Ross’ “Blowing Money Fast” – and you’ll get the idea.

This track is based on the seven-time NBA champion, Robert Horry. And this duo is straight fire. The track includes beats produced by Evrlove Artafacts, and proves that these two have been putting in that overtime and hustle, like true champions do. The track speaks loud and clear for itself. Take a listen below.

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Evrlove Artafacts X Evrlove CoreyF – Robert Horry (Overtime) [Audio]- HipHopCanada.com

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