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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 21

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single … Read More »

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Premiere: You need to watch this new EverythingOShauN video for “Broke”

Brampton, ON – Today is my birthday and I am incredibly excited to announce that I have teamed up with Brampton artist … Read More »

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50 Cent, Fetty Wap, Migos, DJ Mustard, Night Lovell & more to perform at Bluesfest 20…

Ottawa, ON – RBC Bluesfest 2017 has some big names coming to Ottawa, some for their National Capital Region … Read More »

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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 20

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews releases “Just Another Love Story” video; pens himself a letter

Quake Matthews releases “Just Another Love Story” video; pens himself a letter


12 Oct

Leafs By Snoop: Everything you need to know about Snoop Dogg’s Canadian cannabis launch

Smiths Falls, ON – After launching his Leafs By Snoop cannabis line in Colorado last November, Snoop Dogg has partnered with Tweed (Canada’s biggest legal producer of weed) for his Canadian cannabis debut.

The Canadian leg of Leafs By Snoop will be available at the end of this month and will feature three strains of weed available for Canadians: Sunset, Ocean View, and Palm Tree CBD.

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Photo: Sarah Jay (HipHopCanada)

Related Post: Song of the Day: Classified enlists Snoop Dogg for “No Pressure” single

11 Oct

Danny Brown brings his Atrocity Exhibition Tour to Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – Last week we had the pleasure of witnessing Detroit emcee Danny Brown turn up The Vogue Theatre in Vancouver. With scheduled support from Zelooperz and Maxo Kream it was all setting out to be a great night. Unfortunately for fans of Maxo Kream, the Huston bad-boy was turned around at the border and never made it into Vancouver. Regardless, Zelooperz worked his ass off getting the crowd ready for the Bruiser himself.

Opening his set with tracks from XXX Danny Brown was as on point as ever. “Die Like A Rockstar”, “I Will” and “Blunt after Blunt” got the long time fans heavily hyped as Brown warmed up the room to get into some of his new material. Atrocity Exhibition single “Really Doe” was delivered with zany perfection as the all ages theatre bounced and moshed in approval.

Timbre Concerts is steadily bringing the hypest of the hype through Vancouver and this show was no different. Danny Brown proved his spot in the game with high energy, engaging performance and of course, the signature tongue to top it all off. Check out the photo gallery below shot by Jamie Sands.


Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition Hits Vancouver

Related Post: This year’s WayHome Fest features Jazz Cartier, Frank Ocean, ScHoolboy Q, Jahkoy & more

11 Oct

La Coka Nostra played their first ever show together in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC – With their new album, To Thine Own Self Be True, set to release on November 4th La Coka Nostra recently kicked off their tour in support of the album with a heavy list of Canadian dates.

Our man Jamie Sands caught the legendary super group front and centre at Fortune Sound Club last week – check the full photo gallery after the jump.

La Coka Nostra Comes to Vancouver for the First Time Ever

Related Post: Method Man & Redman get lit at the Canadian Fire Bowl Cannabis Competition

11 Oct

We caught up with Canadian grime artist Maka to talk about The Cheeky EP

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver grime artist Maka dropped a new EP in September titled The Cheeky EP. Entirely produced by Hughse, the four-track project rides out as one of Maka’s most mellow bodies of work, so far.

I have to repeat this every time I write about grime on HipHopCanada, but If you’re not familiar with grime, it’s a derivative of UK electronic music, and features a much faster BPM than you’d typically see within rap; it’s not UK rap.

Grime is still in its baby phase within Canada. But it’s starting to get its due recognition. Tre Mission has been putting on for the genre within Canada (as a member of the Tizzy Gang grime crew) for a minute. But Maka’s been riding his own wave as the Canadian West Coast torchbearer of the grime movement.

The Cheeky EP comes to us as yet another key stepping stone in grime’s eventual (and inevitable) infiltration throughout Canada. Check out the The Cheeky EP below and peep our Q&A with Maka after the jump.

We caught up with Van Hill about his return to the rap game & his new song

Related Post: Premiere: Maka releases video for “Don’t Ask Me” & breaks down the Canadian grime movement

11 Oct

Nirvana: Dre Barrs & Kareem Siyad drop new 1206studio-directed video in support of mixtape

Toronto, ON – Coming in support of his new mixtape, Dre Barrs releases Lanre O’Bey-directed visuals for his Kurt Cobain-inspired record “Nirvana” with GSC’s Kareem Siyad.

The video starts off with Dre Barrs as “Charlie,” masked and looking ready to run a heist or… or having just completed one. The scene cuts to Kareem Siyad and Drumma Bwoy Shivaz discuss his tardiness before calling him up to touch base. Charlie informs them he’s on his way, as he’s scene entering the side entrance of an unidentifiable building. And while you think something sinister is about to go down, Barrs enters the studio, greats Siyad and Shivaz, as well as Dre Specz who is lounging on the couch, before picking up an electric guitar and going through an incredible M3G/GSC rendition of Nirvana’s 1991-Grammy Award-winning single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” R.I.P. Kurt Cobain.

Check it out below and be sure to check out The Killing Room Volume 2: The Genocide double mixtape.

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Related Post: Watch the new “No Contradictions” video from Toronto rapper Dre Barrs

10 Oct

Song of the Day: 6ix Prince Pressa releases new Nino Luey-directed video for “Lavish”

Toronto, ON – One quick look at his buzzing social media profiles and you can tell young Pressa is building on something special. As his name spreads across The 6ix, and his music starts to reach heads outside of the city, demand is steadily growing for the young rising star reppin’ Blue Feathers Records.

Today, Pressa returns with a new follow up visual for his dedicated fans for the Jmak Beatz-produced single, “Lavish.” Shot in a mansion in the GTA, Pressa decided to bring people behind the scenes and give them a taste of his lavish side of living.

“Lavish,” HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day, was shot by BFR director Nino Luey Aka NV. Pressa is set to release his Deadmihana mixtape on Nov. 14, 2016. Peep the new video below.

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Everybody wanna live lavish you want the fast cars and don’t you want the baddest.” – Pressa

Related Post: Song of the Day: Murda Beatz & Pressa team up for “Novacane” off Keep God First

10 Oct

Guinness World Record setting MC D.O. Gibson releases soundtrack for On This Grind podcast

Toronto, ON – Veteran Toronto recording artist, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Duane “D.O.” Gibson has released a hot new project that you won’t want to miss. It comes in support of his podcast which is also worth checking out in its own right.

But focusing on the music first, D.O. released a sick 7-track EP called On This Grind to serve as “the soundtrack to the podcast of the same name that discusses life lessons learned from the music business.” You can find that below for your listening pleasure.

And the podcast, On This Grind, is available to stream below or through iTunes for free. On top of providing some great music to stream (and some are downloadable), the Stay Driven-MC offers up some priceless knowledge on the podcast. Take them in and stay tuned for more.

On This Grind: The Soundtrack

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

10 Oct

WaenGang’s Tha Real K.I.D. previews new album with catchy single, “Don’t Know”

Toronto, ON – Hot off the presses… Tha Real K.I.D. just uploaded a dope cut off the album he’s dropping next month on to his SoundCloud profile. With “Don’t Know,” the WaenGang talent gives listeners more than enough reason to mark his release date on their calendars. Click here to check out the last mixtape we featured, W.A.E.N. Vol. 1.

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Related Post: Listen to “High Grades” by WaenGang’s Tha REAL K.I.D.

10 Oct

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 JUNO Awards. You’ll need to head over to to get the process started. HipHopCanada has promoted the JUNO submission process for several years and stand firmly behind the belief that even a nomination can offer a significant boost to your career. At the very least, it is an opportunity to present your music to the movers and shakers of the Canadian music industry, and the events during JUNO Week offer a ton of opportunity for networking and promotion.

The submission deadline is November 11, 2016 at 5 p.m.

The 2017 JUNO Awards are April 2, 2017 on CTV. JUNO Week 2017 is March 27 to April 2 in Ottawa, ON! Here’s a note from CARAS about the submission process:

CARAS is excited that you are considering submitting to the 2017 JUNO Awards. The submission process is an important step in the recognition of Canadian talent. There is a lot of information to take in when submitting so please take the time to review the information and complete all requested forms. Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging. The CARAS staff is available to assist with your submission questions while a dedicated team of tech reps at Yangaroo will be waiting by the phones to answer any technical issues.

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Related Post: CARAS announces JUNO Awards nominations for Rap Recording of the Year

10 Oct

Fierce Females! ILuvLola releases 18-track all-female compilation

Toronto, ON – Former HipHopCanada contributor ILuvLola just dropped a new project featuring some of her favourite female artists. Fierce Females! features Kehlani, Noname, Rihanna, ravynlenae, Eryn Allen Kane, Bibibourelly, RayanaJay, DeJ Loaf, Amy Winehouse, Jessie Reyez, Tinashe and more. Check out the stream below.

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