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Yeezy Taught Me: Kanye West takes Rogers Place to new heights at the Saint Pablo Tour

October 15 marked Kanye West‘s return to Edmonton for the Saint Pablo Tour … Read More »

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Toronto star Rich Kidd to host first Beats.Mind.Movement. showcase on Oct. 19

Beats.Mind.Movement. goes down inside Toronto’s The Rivoli … Read More »

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Attention Artists! Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 JUNO Awards

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has officially opened the doors for submissions to the 2017 … Read More »

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Fiji & Ca$tro Guapo of CMDWN talk about their project Atlanada & the Toronto sce…

Toronto, ON – There’s no denying that Canada’s hip-hop scene is an enigma that has left many in the community attempting to … Read More »

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Fortunato launches the Four Flags Tour in Saint John, New Brunswick on Oct. 7

Fortunato launches the Four Flags Tour in Saint John, New Brunswick on Oct. 7


8 May

Toronto’s Deuce Deuce of Concrete Mob teams up with Young Noble of The Outlawz for The Code

Toronto, ON – Concrete Mob’s Deuce Deuce teams up with Young Noble of The Outlawz once again for a new project titled, The Code. The 12-track release has an impressive line-up of guest appearances including E.D.I. Don (aka E.D.I. Mean), Aktual, Tray Dee, Bad Azz, of Dead Prez and Spittin Cobra. It’s available for download now on iTunes.

Deuce and Noble also collaborated on the 2013 album, Fast Life, which was released through Concrete Enterprises and Outlaw Recordz. The project featured E.D.I., Hussein Fatal, Kardinal Offishall, Spice 1, and more. You can find that one on iTunes as well, along with Amazon and other outlets.

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6 May

Peter Jackson’s “Rap City” (feat. Michael Mazzé) holds down Raptors as playoff push continues

Toronto, ON – He was certain they’d see success with last year’s push, but a deep playoff run for the Toronto Raptors just wasn’t in the cards.

Basketball die-hard and recording artist Peter Jackson of 9-0 Nickel Entertainment was admittedly crushed by the loss, but knew the team would be in a strong position to have a good run the following season… this season.

The defeat was actually the second year in a row where the Raptors failed to make it out of the first round despite finishing first in the NBA’s Atlantic division. They had even set a franchise record for wins (49) during that 2014-2015 campaign, but were unexpectedly swept in the opening round of the playoffs by a very hungry and determined Washington Wizards squad. You could almost sense it coming during Game 1. Fans had a hard time coping with the loss at the time, but the idea of Lowry and DeRozan leading the charge for another solid run the next season seemed to soften the blow. The superstar pair delivered.

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Peter Jackson & Alvin Williams (Toronto Raptors, 1998–2006)

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6 May

Views surpasses 1 million sales in under a week; Drake thanks fans

Toronto, ON – After less than a week on the market, Drake has sold more than a million copies of his fourth studio album, Views. Republic, one of five labels involved with the album’s release, indicated that Views had sold the equivalent of 1.2 million copies (streams included) after just 6 days of availability with more than a million coming from the United States alone. What remains unclear is if these are strictly Apple Music numbers, or if they also take into account streams of more widely available singles like “Hotline Bling” and “One Dance” on other streaming services. As a result of the opening week success, the album impressively reached #1 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart in close to 100 countries.

In response to reaching the coveted platinum milestone, Drake took to Instagram to thank fans for their continued support: “One million sold in one week. I am beyond grateful for this milestone. Thank you for listening. #VIEWS

The accomplishment validates what many considered to be a risky gamble made by Drake prior to the album’s release. Despite being Spotify’s biggest artist in 2015 with close to 50 million listeners (accounting for an incredible 1.8 billion streams), Drake opted to release Views exclusively through Apple Music. The risk seems even bigger when you factor in that “One Dance” is currently charting as the top single in the world on Spotify’s Global Top 50, with more than 6 million plays a day. But the risk paid off, the critics are quite and the first week isn’t even over yet.

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6 May

Drunk Uncle: N.O.R.E. kicks off Eastern Canadian promo tour in Hamilton on May 12

Hamilton, ON – Hip-hop icon N.O.R.E. returns to Canada this coming Thursday, May 12, for the first of 13 stops on his Eastern Canadian tour. Presented by International Touring Agency and Peter Jackson’s 9-0 Nickel Entertainment, the Drunk Uncle Eastern Canadian Promotional Tour comes in support of his new album by the same name, and will featuring supporting act, Son of Mary. Click the jump link below for more details.

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5 May

Ghost turns up with a new joint “Cinco De Mayo”

Vancouver, BC – That boy Ghost is back at it with a celebratory track for the 5th of May. Resurfacing with “Cinco De Mayo” the Vancity emcee turns his auto-tuned melody all the way up in his recent release. Get with it below.

Ghost turns up with a new joint

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5 May

A Conversation with Vancouver Rapper Walden Ash on His Rapid Rise to Success

Vancouver, BC – Having recorded his first song ever only last year, up and coming artist Walden Ash has broken onto the Vancouver rap scene with an intensity rivaled by few. From banking nearly 100 hours in the studio in under six months, to creating his own company before the age of twenty, he’s tackled the rap game with a fierce determination that can only be described as admirable. With his debut music video for “Alcohol” bringing in thousands of views daily and every song he releases gaining widespread attention almost instantly, his quick rise to success has been nothing short of impressive.

Ash’s debut album Monster is set to be released on May 16 and will feature a mix of various hip hop styles tailored to appeal to all tastes. With something for everyone, his first show is set to take place just days later on May 20th, and will be hosted by P Reign, while also featuring performances from both Billionaire B and Dkay. With so much on the horizon, Walden sat down with us to discuss his inspiration, creative process, and his own personal definition of success.


I want to be an icon for Vancouver, kind of like how when you think of Toronto, you know who you think of. When you think of Detroit, when you think of New York, California, you know who you think of. I wanna be that guy for Vancouver.” – Walden Ash

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5 May

Ill Beats to Host Fundraiser for Fort McMurray Fire #HHCSponsored

Edmonton, AB – The nation witnessed the devastation that hit Fort McMurray this week, as a massive wildfire forced the entire city to be evacuated. With over 80,000 residents left stranded, many with out a home or neighborhood to return too, the country has stepped up in countless ways to lend a helping hand.

HipHopCanada has teamed up with Ill Beats to help raise funds for the victims affected by the fire. And what’s a better way to raise funds in our community? A party of course! With music by DJ Grizz (Founder of Ill Beats), DJ Ned, DJ Triggs, DJ Giant and special guests – the “Come As You Were” themed event will take place at the Mercury Room (10575-114 Street) on Wednesday May 11.

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5 May

“Super Crush” is a new video collaboration from Rel McCoy and Moka Only that you’ll want to catch

Toronto, ON – It’s always a good time when we get new music from Rel McCoy, and he recently dropped a new video for his track “Super Crush” featuring Moka Only. The track is the latest single off his new album Gas Money, which will feature other talents such as: Elaquent, Tone Mason and Juno nominated producer Fresh Kils. “Super Crush” is a nice spin with some classical rap inspired bars that McCoy hits so well.

The video is simple but effective, and follows Moka Only and Rel as they move around Moka’s hometown of Vancouver, BC. There’s even a nice little shout out to East Van in there that has us feeling connected cross-country.

Rel McCoy

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5 May

Kung Fu Vampire announces North American tour dates and KOTD’s Dirtbag Dan is joining

San Jose, California –  Kung Fu Vampire has announced the dates for his upcoming Look Alive Canadian tour and KOTD’s legendary Battle Rapper and Bearded Comedian, Dirtbag Dan has jumped on to accompany.

The tour kicks off on June 6th in Portland, OR and will travel across Canada. The show promises to feature tracks off his upcoming album, Look Alive which is slated to be released later this summer and features talents such as Twiztid, Brotha Lynch Hung, ¡Mayday!, Locksmith & more.


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5 May

You need to listen to this “No Traffic” track by D.O. Gibson

Toronto, ON – Back in April, D.O. Gibson teamed up with Slakah The Beatchild and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan-based producer Rayne Drop for this new song titled “No Traffic.”

“No Traffic” is a classic D.O. track of inspiration about the importance of finding your own lane. If you can get in your own lane, you’re not going to get backed up and stalled by all the other drivers on the road. The idea here is that you need to stop trying to be like the rest of the rap world, and hone in on your own artistry. Because at the end of the day, you’re only competing with yourself.

D.O. initially connected with Rayne after catching word of Definition going out to Prince Albert to work with Rayne. D.O. scrolled through Rayne’s SoundCloud and found THE BEAT that later became this song. Unfortunately another artist had already snatched the beat for his use. But everyone was eventually able to come to an agreement, D.O. got the beat, Slakah put his magic touch on it, and now we’ve been blessed with “No Traffic.”

D.O. Gibson enlists the help of Sese, OSIYM & C-Dot for this remix of

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