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HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 9

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

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A$AP Ferg is at the top of his game and Still Striving

He’s been on a tight tour schedule for the better part of the last year but A$AP Ferg shows no signs of slowing down.

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Review: Here’s what happened when Tory Lanez brought the I Told You Tour through Cal…

On Nov. 17, our friends over at Timbre Concerts brought Tory Lanez through Calgary for a stop along the I Told You Tour in support of Tory’s debut album release I Told You.

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Bored In Canada: We caught up with The Posterz to talk about their new EP & boredom i…

Montreal, QC – On Oct. 31, Montreal rap trio The Posterz (Husser, Kris The $pirit, and producer Joey Sherrett) released a brand … Read More »

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We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

We caught up with DopePiece to talk about his “DIRTYDOPE” single

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20 Jun

El Dollar drops new summer visual called “Mi Amor” featuring Emerick


Ottawa, ONEl Dollar is back again just in time for the first day of summer with the visual for his recently released single, “Mi Amor,” featuring R&B singer Emerick. The hot new record was produced by legendary producer DJ Rad of Triple Beam Team who has produced for the likes of 50 Cent, Nas and Guru. The video, directed by Sheldon Edwards for PHS ENT, is for “all the beautiful shorty’s around the world.

“Mi Amour” is available now on iTunes. Peep the video after the jump.

El Dollar drops new summer visual called Mi Amor featuring Emerick - HipHopCanada.com

20 Jun

You need to listen to “IGYB” by Midnight


Toronto, ON – This week I was blessed to be able to come through Toronto for a few days to attend NXNE, go to a lot of rap shows, and meet some of the good people of Toronto. One of those good people I was fortunate enough to meet was a Toronto rapper named Midnight.

Midnight and I both attended the Azizi Gibson show at Revival on Thursday night as part of NXNE. After the show, Midnight bummed a cigarette off me and we talked about rap music. Turns out Midnight is a rapper (because everyone in Toronto is a rapper?) and earlier this year he dropped a dope little turn-up track titled “IGYB.”

You need to listen to

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20 Jun

Win tickets to Chuck Inglish & Alex Wiley in Vancouver this Friday


Vancouver, BCChuck Inglish has been rocking solo for a minute and Vancouver is about to get the chance to see the former Cool Kid live at Alexander Gastown. Inglish – who has most recently seen collaborating with the likes of Asher Roth, Blended Babies and Vancouver’s own Tommy Genesis – will be touring the the V with Chicago rapper Alex Wiley.

The event pops off at 9pm this Friday June 24 with DJs Marvel and Jolin Ras. We have a chance for a few winners to pick up a pair of tickets to the show – peep full contest details after the jump.

Win tickets to Chuck Inglish & Alex Wiley in Vancouver this Thursday - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Jun

Meek Mill is off house arrest & is collaborating with Mississauga’s SYPH on #DC4


Mississauga, ONMeek Mill finally just wrapped his house arrest sentence and is working on his comeback to the rap game.

Meek just announced that he is already working on his forthcoming Dreamchasers 4 project. And it looks like Mississauga artist SYPH is going to be featured on the project.

An Instagram video posted on WorldstarHipHop emerged on Jun. 17 showing what appears to be a preview of some heat the duo are cooking up together. Check out the footage after the jump.

Meek Mill is off house arrest & is collaborating with Mississauga artist SYPH on #DC4 - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Jun

Nessly to perform Canada Day in Vancouver


Vancouver, BC – AKA Paradise is bringing Atlanta to Canada to properly celebrate our home and native land. ATL’s rising artist Nessly, who has recently been given an nod from the OVO camp, will be making his Vancity debut on Canada Day July 1st.

The event goes down at Republic Nightclub with Cherchez La Femme, Shy Daughter, RHEK, AKA Paradise DJs (Christian Flores, Zach City & andishae) and hosted by Jaime M. Callica and Cam Crillz. HipHopCanada is on board sponsoring the show so pick up tickets in store at DIPT, Stussy Vancouver or online here.

Nessly to perform Canada Day in Vancouver - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Jun

Larry Luxx takes listeners down a wavy ride with “Back Then”


Vancouver, BCLarry Luxx dips into the underground to pull some samples from the vocals of American rappers Lil Ugly Mane and Lil Peep for his latest “Back Then”. The track is effortlessly easy on the ears, with a dreamy laid back vibe. Give it a listen below.

Larry Luxx takes listeners down a wavy ride with

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19 Jun

“Hotline Bling” wins big at MMVAs; VIEWS stays at No. 1 for 7th consecutive week


Toronto, ON – With Game 7 of the NBA Finals and the new episode of Game of Thrones airing on the same night, it was unlikely Drake would be in attendance for this year’s iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.

But despite his absence, the 6 God made good work of his 7-nominations (tying him for the lead with Alessia Cara) and lead the pack of winners early on, taking home Best MuchFact Video (Majid Jordan’s “My Love” featuring Drake) and Most Buzzworthy Canadian. The X-directed “Hotline Bling” won Director of the Year, Hip Hop Video of the Year, and topped it off by winning the show’s top honour, Video of the Year. Drake also lost in a couple of categories, but walked away as one of the night’s biggest winners.

In other hip-hop/urban related news, The Weeknd took home the IHeartRadio Canadian Single Of The Year award for “Can’t Feel My Face,” while Alessia Cara was the first winner of a new category introduced this year, Best New Canadian Artist. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis kicked off the show with a great performance of “Dance Off” and also won the IHeartRadio International Duo or Group Of The Year.

Hotline Bling wins big at MMVAs; Views stays at No. 1 for 7th consecutive week - HipHopCanada.com

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17 Jun

Snak The Ripper’s From The Dirt reaches No. 1 on iTunes Canada Hip-Hop chart


Vancouver, BC – The new Snak The Ripper project, From The Dirt, is officially the first Canadian release to surpass Views on the iTunes Canada hip-hop charts since Drake released the album back in April.

From The Dirt started off this morning in the #2 spot (behind YG’s Still Brazy), but is now officially in the No. 1 spot with YG hitting No. 2 and Drake still sitting in the No. 3 spot. Congrats to Snak and the whole Stealth Bomb Records team!

Click here for information about the album or click here to jump right to the iTunes purchase link.

Snak The Ripper's From The Dirt reaches No. 1 on iTunes Canada Hip-Hop chart - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Vancouver’s Snak The Ripper releases highly anticipated new album, From The Dirt

17 Jun

Vancouver’s Snak The Ripper releases highly anticipated new album, From The Dirt


Vancouver, BC – After a strong lead up that involved extensive touring and a ton of great marketing collateral, the new Snak The Ripper album is here at last!

Thanks to a strong pre-order campaign, the 15-track From The Dirt made its debut in the No. 2 spot on the iTunes Top Albums chart for hip-hop, impressively in front of Drake’s Views and behind YG’s second studio album, Still Brazy, which was also released today. From The Dirt features, in order of appearance, Crooked I, The Outlawz, Merkules, Ill Bill from La Coka Nostra, Jaclyn Gee and Dope D.O.D.

Checking in from a tour stop in Trondheim, Norway, Snak offered this message to fans:

My new album #FromTheDirt is now available worldwide! Check it out on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Bandcamp and more today! We are currently sitting at #2 on iTunes… Let’s take that #1 spot! I appreciate the sup[port and I hope you like the new music! #SDK #SBR #100MAD #EPHIN.

Vancouver's Snak The Ripper releases highly anticipated new album, From The Dirt - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Snak The Ripper’s From The Dirt reaches No. 1 on iTunes Canada Hip-Hop chart

16 Jun

Organized Threat’s VON POE VII & Papa J. Ruiz announce 8-week visual campaign


Riverside, CA – Organized Threat’s VON POE VII and Papa J. Ruiz announce Summer Madness, an eight week campaign focused on releasing visual content related to their most recent projects; East Money Bless You, and The Purity of Love and War. The campaign will also feature a few additional surprises along the way, as well as some new music.

“A new series inspired by the writings of some of my favorite poets growing up has just been released. I’ve always stood out in the THREAT for my dark and introverted demeanor, and with this series I hope to give you all a better insight into who I am as a person and / or where I pulls a lot of his inspiration from.”

Click the jump link below to get started with Summer Madness, starting with VON POE VII’s Big L Tribute, “ENEMY.”

Summer Madness: Organized Threat's VON POE VII and Papa J. Ruiz announce 8-week visual campaign - HipHopCanada.com

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