Los Angeles, CA – For his latest single, “Mutiny,” LA rapper Bishop Lamont brings in Juno Award-winner Rich Kidd for both a guest appearance and production duties. “Mutiny” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Brampton, ON – Brampton MC Van Hill recently hit us with a hot new jam titled “The Wild.” The track’s beat was cooked up by SmashMouth Music Group super-producer, Tay Lewis. So y’all know this joint goes hard in the mud.
“The Wild” is a primal track that lays out the rap game as a dog-eat-dog world. Van fires off a serious warning shot: “Better watch yourself!!!!” This song bodies everything you’ve ever heard about hungry rappers ever. Check it out.
Seattle, WA – Inspired by Pimp C, UGK and other Southern classics he grew up on, iLL Chris drops slowed down trill joint titled “If I Wasn’t”. The track features Cally Reed and is a teaser to iLL Chris’ upcoming project Sensei.
Catch iLL Chris on the South Side Slugs Tour with Pouya – stopping in Vancouver July 9th – and peep that new joint below.
Vancouver, BC – We have the final video – number 5 – from Adlib and Rob The Viking‘s Teenagers From Mars vlog series. This round the boys break down their track “New Breed”. Peep that down below and if you haven’t already, make a point of copping Teenagers From Mars now.
Edmonton, AB – “Ladies and gentlemen! Live and direct from the south side!” That dude Conch spits fire in his recently released track “Writing Wrongs.” From wordplay, flow and production (CompactDisc and DUNNA) – everything is on point. If the name sounds familiar you’ve probably caught Conch performing with his partner-in-crime Mitchell Lawler. While they make a solid duo – Conch’s skills as an MC shine even brighter on his own. Check the impressive track below.
Winnipeg, MB – Don’t miss this dope new video from Living Proof (Abstract Artform and Doodlebug) featuring Toronto vet Thrust. “Electric” is the second single off LP’s EP debut, which is available on iTunes and Bandcamp (where you can also download the instrumentals). The album launch party is going down July 31 in Winnipeg at Le Garage. The “Electric” video was edited by F.O.L. with still photography provided by David Andrén. Check out the video now after the jump link below.
Toronto, ON – Last night’s footage from Toronto emcee/producer Raz Fresco’s release party for his highly anticipated album Pablo Frescobar. The night filled with high energy and genuine love and support also featured notable guest performances from, Redway, Rich Kidd, Sha Hustle, The 6th Letter and Jazz Cartier. Raz Fresco’s Pablo Frescobar is available on iTunes today!
Calgary, AB – On Jun. 27, Jazz Cartier came through Calgary to wrap Sled Island 2015, and delivered the best show of the entire festival. Ya heard? This was the BEST show of the entire festival. It was announced really last minute, too. On Jun. 18, the good people of Sled Island announced that Fido and VICE had teamed up to bring High Klassified, Jazz Cartier, and Keys N Krates to Nite Owl during Sled Island.
So all of us Calgarian hip-hop heads lost our ish. Because Jazz Cartier has one of the biggest buzzes in the game right now. Mostly because Marauding In Paradise was so damn crispy. But either way, we were juiced for the show.
Jazz Cartier’s set straddles the line between a rap show and a hardcore show. I love y’all rappers. But goddamn – when you’re performing a show you can’t just hop on stage and spit your bars into the mic. That’s boring AF. Take a lesson from Jazz. Dump some water on your crowd. Jump on to the speakers. Jump into the crowd. Jump on to the people. Jump on anything, actually. And do it all with the cheekiest little shit-disturbing smirk you are capable of. THAT IS HOW YOU DO A RAP SHOW, GUYS.
Toronto, ON – Roughly a year after the release of his mixtape debut, Take Off, Toronto rapper YYZ returns with his second offering, The Reason. Backed by top notch production provided by Cease Fire, The Reason features guest appearances by Ambre McLean, D’eve Archer and Cease Fire’s own Braden K. You can stream the project below and downloading is available through iTunes.