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J. Cole, Lorde, Serena Ryder & more at Ottawa Folk Festival, Sept. 10-14 [News]

Ottawa, ON – The nation’s capital is the place to from September 10 to 14 as the Ottawa Folk Festival takes over … Read More »

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Artist to artist: Hellnback gets the grease on Merkules [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published August 26, 2014 – With the way hip-hop has been changing over the years it’s hard to … Read More »

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Time to #WAKEDAFUCUP: HipHopCanada chops it up with Onyx [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 15, our friends over at True Rhythm brought Onyx (Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz) to Calgary for … Read More »

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On the Run with Jay and Bey in Winnipeg [Review]

Winnipeg, MB – I’ll be honest: when the rumors started circulating that Jay Z and Beyoncé were set to tour together this … Read More »

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Miracle – Body Bag [Video]

Miracle – Body Bag [Video]

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15 May

Flatbush ZOMBiES – Thugnificense (TallBoy Remix) [Audio]


Toronto, ON – T-Dot producer TallBoy (of SmashMouth Entertainment) recently dropped a dope remix of “Thugnificense” by Flatbush ZOMBiES. You’ll find Zombie Juice’s original track on the ZOMBiES’ latest BetterOffDEAD project (which was one of my favourite recent project drops, by the way – which is why I’m more-or-less biased towards loving this remix).

So TallBoy brings us into his rendition of the track by chopping up the hook and lacing it with this dark spacey trap beat. And then we get a Juice verse for the last minute of the track. Because Juice bars are necessary. This is downright Thugnificent. Check it below.

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Flatbush ZOMBiES - Thugnificense (TallBoy Remix) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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15 May

Charley Moon – All In [Video]


Toronto, ON – Higher Learning Culture tribe member, Charley Moon, just dropped new visuals for “All In” off the forthcoming full-length AOE (due out in August 2014). Charley comes in on a spacey self-produced trap beat and flows for days. You know that whole “go hard or go home” thing? Moon goes hard; he’s all in.

Also nice marketing ploy, there. Moon is postering flyers for his upcoming album and making promotional AOE graffiti tags throughout the visuals – because, you know – get hype on the new project, people! The visuals were directed by DJ Laz Vagez. Check it after the jump and head over to SoundCloud to listen to more Charley Moon tuneage.

Charley Moon - All In [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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14 May

Junia-T – Too Smoove [Video]


Toronto, ON – Smash Brovaz producer-MC Junia-T premieres the visuals for his latest single, “Too Smoove.” Directed by Chris Ak, the video perfectly embodies the vibe of the old and new school blend given off by the track.

“The video is just a moment of time, appreciating summer at its best,” said Junia-T, who also produced the record.

Check out “Too Smoove” after the jump.

Junia-T (Smash Brovaz) - Too Smoove [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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14 May

Living the Life: The Lox hit the stage at Encore in Edmonton [Review]


Edmonton, AB – On May 10, the good folks at Tuffhouse brought Yonkers legendary rap-trio, The Lox right here to Edmonton. The Lox had been making their way through Canada over the last week, so YEG was lucky enough to get a taste of Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss at Encore in West Edmonton Mall.

It was a quiet start to the evening once the doors opened at 9 p.m. For about 45 minutes-to-an hour, there wasn’t a soul in sight besides myself and the night club staff as they prepped for the night. This is something I’ve become accustomed to over my years of attending rap shows. And for this one – especially – it was to be expected. The Lox have been in the game for over 15 years. They’re O.G., which means the majority of their demographic is, too. Let’s face it: 9 p.m. is early. And us “weathered” hip-hop heads don’t do early. Luckily the wait was easy to deal with. I was accompanied by both DJ Reno and Guess as they took turns spinning some of my favorite club hits from past and present. Eventually people started to trickle in, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to set a good vibe for the opening acts.

Living the Life: The Lox hit the stage at Encore in Edmonton [Review] - HipHopCanada.com

14 May

Rock The Mic: Rich Kidd and Raz Fresco perform Pete Rock’s “The Creator” [News]


New York City, NY – We’ve been keeping up with this new CBC Music series called Rock The Mic. In case you’re not familiar with RTM, here’s how it’s been going down: The good folks over at CBC decided to send T-Dot’s own Rich Kidd and Raz Fresco out to New York to kick it with the legendary Pete Rock at the Electric Lady (the studio built by Jimi Hendrix in 1970). In the first installation of the series, Fresco and Kidd get in on a rendition of Rock and CL Smooth’s “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.).” In the second installation, Rich Kidd hits us with a live performance of “Syke” (with Pete Rock on the control boards. Eeeps). In the third session, Raz Fresco performs his throwback joint “And It Don’t Stop.”

And now, it’s time for the fourth and final episode of the series. In this session, Rich Kidd and Raz Fresco get the honour of of performing Pete Rock’s “The Creator” (which is one of few tracks that Pete Rock produced and exclusively rapped on). Spoiler alert – Pete Rock hits us with some great quotables, too: “You have a choice, you can listen to the ratchet hip-hop – you know what I’m sayin’- or you can listen to the good, original sound of what hip-hop really is.” Check out the video after the jump.

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13 May

Jerzee Tha Icon – Give You More [Video]


Toronto, ON – FameCity’s own Jerzee Tha Icon just launched visuals via The Source for his summer single, “Give You More.” This joint’s got a distinct Pharrell vibe going for it (with Jon Pooley on the hook). And that funky little dance beat? Whoo boy.

The hook will stay with you all day. Don’t try and fight it. Just accept that the hook is stuck in your head: “I’ll give you what you want/ I’ll give you what you want.” The single hits iTunes on May 26, and will be roasting up the radio airwaves on May 30. So keep it locked on that. And in the meantime, head over to jerzeethaicon.com to keep up on all things Jerzee.

Jerzee Tha Icon - Give You More [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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13 May

Billionaire B – Believe Me (Remix) [Audio]


Los Angeles, CA  - Billionaire B has proven that he can handle his own amongst the majors and once again he shows off his skills by taking on Lil Wayne’s latest “Believe Me” featuring Drake. As always, Billionaire B continues to deliver. Check it out!

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Billionaire B - Believe Me (Remix) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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13 May

Canna Clinic launch party with Kardinal Offishal, Red1 & K-OS May 18 [News]


Vancouver, BC – #FLASHBACK NIGHTS & Red1 present the official launch party of Vancity’s Canna Clinic. We know you like weed and rap Vancouver so this is a long weekend party you don’t want to miss.

Hosted by legendary Canadian hip-hop icons Kardinal Offishal and Red1 with a special DJ set from K-OS the night will go down at Gossip Nightclub and tickets are available by calling 604.319.3804 / 604.537.2442.

But that’s not all. This is the kickoff to summer so you can also catch Discreet, HeatWave, J. Dennis and more in the cut along with a handful of DJ’s to keep the party going all night. Email spotlightvancouver@gmail.com to reserve a table – see you there Vancity.

Canna Clinic launch party hosted by Kardinal Offishal, Red1 & K-OS May 18 [News]  - HipHopCanada.com

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13 May

Rob Fresh – Believe Me (freestyle) [Audio]


Vancouver, BCRob Fresh lets off on Wayne & Drake’s “Believe Me” track as he gears up for an upcoming project release.  This shit speaks for itself – take a seat, press play, and enjoy the show!

13 May

Kid Lithium – This Ain’t Real [Audio]


Vancouver, BC – Brand new from Vancity’s Kid Lithiumcheck out the new single “This Ain’t Real” off of his upcoming album DREAMACHINE. Peep the track below and full album on Bandcamp. 

Related Post: Kid Lithium – Welcome to the Dream Machine [Video]

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