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OutKast reunites at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 20, OutKast hit the stage at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 to wind down the final day of … Read More »

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#DearRappers: Quit fronting [Article]

Vancouver, BC – In a world made up of internet fame, Twitter followers and Instagram acclaim , the term “fake it ’till … Read More »

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The Kendrick Lamar experience at Pemberton Music Festival 2014 [Review]

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 18, Kendrick Lamar came through Pemberton Music Festival 2014 to perform a set at the Mt. Currie … Read More »

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Here’s what happened when Snoop Dogg rolled through Pemberton Music Festival [Review…

Pemberton, BC – On Jul. 19, Snoop Dogg (aka: Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoopadelic,, etc, etc, etc) rolled through Pemberton … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]

Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]


23 Apr

NYOIL & Haas G reunite as the U.M.C.’s on April 28 [News]

New York, NY – As some of you might of heard, today marks the nine year anniversary of the first video being uploaded to YouTube. It was a video called “Me at the zoo” by YouTube co-founder, Jawed Karim, on April 23, 2005.

Just over a year later, New York’s NYOIL would become one of the first rappers to have a self-uploaded video yanked from the YouTube network, due to the sensitive nature of the video.

NYOIL uploaded “Y’All Should All Get Lynched” to MySpace and YouTube and the song quickly became a hot topic around the industry. The song calls for the lynching of commercial rappers and the video featured a slideshow of lynching images and the likes of 50 Cent (and other rappers). Many hip-hop heads, especially the fans outside of NYC, were under the impression that NYOIL was a newcomer to the scene, using a controversial single to kick start his career.

However, NYOIL was no newcomer and was actually a NYC veteran who was better known in the 90′s as Kool Kim of the U.M.C.’s (with partner-in-rhyme, Haas G).

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23 Apr

Mickey Ulster – Outta Here ft. Truth Willis (Prod. Johnny Juliano) [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Toronto rap-cat Mickey Ulster has embraced his weed rapper status by launching this new 4/20 joint entitled “Outta Here” (featuring T-Dot MC on the come-up, Truth Willis). Ulster purchased this beat from Johnny Juliano a few weeks ago. Then he spit his piff. Then Truth Willis came in on it all with his signature aggressive chronic-laced flow. And it all came together.

This isn’t a Mary Jane love song. It’s not one of those introspective smoke-induced dialogue tracks, either. What it is, is an unapologetic anthem for all of the stoners who stay piffin’; all day and every day: “I be smoking’ ’til I’m high/ You can tell by the look up in my eyes.” Check it out below.


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Related Post: T-Bear – Something For The People [Mixtape]

23 Apr

J. Dohe – Colour Television [EP]

Vancouver, BCOriginally published April 21, 2014 – Since the release last years Lounge Chair Ep J. Dohe has been grinding hard on Colour Television. Taking a different approach to his latest, J. Dohe has linked with producer VanCityBeats to bring a new sound and vibe. Check it out below.


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Related Post: Win a pair of tickets to People Under The Stairs in Vancouver or Victoria May 21/22 [Contest]

23 Apr

JesseRay – Waterfall [Audio] #SOTD

Toronto, ON – Our Song of the Day is a tune featured on the recently released 1990 project by former The Weeknd-affiliate, JesseRay. This is the last song on the album, “Waterfall.”

On top of having one of the more popular releases on HipHopCanada this year, our featured story on JesseRay (by Sarah Sussman) has gotten amazing feeedback! You don’t want to miss that one so click here to check it out and you can listen to “Waterfall” below.


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Related Post: JesseRay: from XO to 1990 [Article]

23 Apr

Eazy Terrestrial – Molly Kush Hennessy [Album]

Vancouver, BCOriginally published April 22, 2014 – Cali born, Vancity resident Eazy Terrestrial recently dropped his latest project Molly Kush Hennessy. The name basically says it all, so check it for yourself below.


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Related Post: J. West – Andretti Flow ft. Eazy Terrestrial [Video]

22 Apr

Snak The Ripper and crew at Olympia [Review]

Surrey, BC - Originally published April 22, 2014 – In today’s music industry, and especially hip-hop, it’s hard to tell who’s faking and who is the real deal. So many rappers build their whole persona on their struggle and story because starting from the bottom is the cool thing to do. Every once and while there is that artist who comes around that really kicks you in the face with rugged authenticity – that guy is Snak the Ripper.

Snak The Ripper and crew at Olympia [Review]-

Related Post: Snak The Ripper announces JUST GIVER album for April 20 [News] #Exclusive

22 Apr

Action Bronson lights up in Vancouver for 4/20 [Review]

Vancouver, BC – ” I feel like I’m AC Slater” Action Bronson stated to a full house at Vancouver’s Venue Nightclub on the greatest day in Vancity weed celebration. #BlueprintLive hosted the 4/20 event with locals Ghost, J. West and Money Hungry in the cut to spark the first flame and get the spot warmed up for Bam Bam.

“Strictly 4 My Jeeps” got the crowd going as the epically sized white paper joints were passed from crowd to stage and back to crowd. Bronson held his own with a larger-than-life presence and impressively, no hype dudes. “I’ma 80s baby – I wish I was Peter Gabriel” Bronson stated with another classic reference before bursting into the “Sledge Hammer” sampled “Contemporary Man” and finally leading into his verse from A$AP Rocky’s “1Train”.

Closing with “Give Me One Reason” and a cloud of smoke over head, Vancity couldn’t have celebrated 4/20 with a better rap stoner. So if you’re into it, roll up, light up and check the photos by our dude Jamie Sands below.

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21 Apr

Ghost – Have Nots [Album]

Vancouver, BC – Vancity emcee Ghost and DJ Bo Beats have officially debuted their freshman album Have Nots on April, 20th 2014. Blood, sweat, tears and over a year in the making Have Nots is a combination of Ghost’s ferocious lyrical style and Bo Beats’ captivating production. The result: a poignant and unforgettable album with a raw West Coast vibe from start to finish.

Fully produced by Bo Beats with features from Vancity Prince and Toronto’s Hardbody this album holds a diverse 12 track collection that maintains an overall theme: play the cards dealt regardless of the situation and find a way to come out on top – make dreams reality. This one is for the underdogs, anyone who has ever been through or overcome struggle and defeat. Have Nots. Check out it below or download here.


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21 Apr

The Gaslamp Killer at Fortune Sound Vancouver May 18 [News]

Vancouver, BC – Happy Ending Friday and Fortune Sound are bringing The Gaslamp Killer to Fortune on May 18 – naturally sponsored by HipHopCanada. The Brainfeeder signed DJ/Producer will get May long weekend poppin’ in Vancity so you better be there.

Advance tickets starting at $20 available at Highlife, Zulu, Red Cat, Beatstreet and online here. Check the event poster below.

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21 Apr

Name that song – Def3 throws a contest to name his latest track [Contest]

Vancouver, BC – It’s no secret that Def3 has been making that good good for years now. In 2007 he made a track that he has since carried with him and never released – until now.

“I wrote and produced this song in particular in 1 sitting over 2 or 3 hours in 2007, after hearing the sample I looped it and rolled with it. I always felt the verses were some of my best to date as far as conscious thoughts go so I’m excited to share it with you. It’s not a club song by any means…more just deep thoughts and life lessons I had learned up to that point in time that still mean a lot to me nowadays” says Def3 who is calling out to fans for assistance in naming this archived banger.

So here’s the deal: listen to the track below and head over to the comments section on his fan page and make your suggestion under the related post at Our vote? “Hip-Hop(Canada) saved my life”  - good luck to all who enter!


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