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Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

London, UK – In the early 2000′s, when the relationship between hip-hop and the internet really began to flourish, many aspiring MCs … Read More »

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Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published April 3, 2014 – Rising to hip-hop celebrity on his own terms, Kid Ink is a hustler … Read More »

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Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian tour dates [News]

Winnipeg, MB - Western Canada is about to get rowdy this summer as Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator prepares to take over. The … Read More »

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T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Intervi…

Toronto, ON – I met Toronto rapper T.R.A., aka Tha Rhyme Animal, in person for the first time in Ottawa’s Byward Market. … Read More »

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I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

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19 Jan

King Menny – Arctic Breeze ft. King Kong [Video]


Toronto, ONKing Menny of Great Minds drops the “Arctic Breeze” video featuring King Kong. The video was directed by Kaiser Khan and Brian Betty. Look out for more new material from the Great Minds collective coming soon.

Related Post: Great Minds – RFTSA [Mixtape]

19 Jan

K Sizzle – Voice of the Hood (Dir. ShotByDolo) [Video]


Toronto, ON – Check out the new video from K Sizzle. This is “Voice of the Hood” off his upcoming mixtape release, SIZZLETYYME. The video was directed by ShotByDolo.

Related Post: K Sizzle – Yupp [Video]

19 Jan

Camm Hunter (Down With Webster) – SOB [Video]


Toronto, ON – Down With Webster’s resident lyricist, Camm Hunter, drops off the video to his new “SOB” single. The song was produced by Marty Martino and the video was directed by Camm and Aaron A. Look for “SOB” on Camm’s mixtape debut, Just Me.

Related Post: Camm Hunter – Well Now [Audio] #SOTD

19 Jan

DUBB – Save Me [Video]


Los Angeles, CA – Fresh off the release of his new mixtape Never Content, West Coast rapper DUBB premieres the visuals for “Save Me.”

“Save Me” was produced by Toronto’s The Showboiz and Big Pops, two of three Canadian production credits on Never Content along with Daniel Worthy. “Save Me” was directed by Indica Films. Click here to download and stream, Never Content.

If you’d like at chance at winning a pair of tickets to see DUBB in concert (in Los Angeles) on Feb. 21, follow @HipHopCanada on Twitter and tell us which song on Never Content is your favourite? A random winner will be selected before the show! #AV8ERS

Related Post: DUBB – Never Content Concert (Live Footage) [Video]

19 Jan

SonReal – Luck (Prod. Alex Lustig) [Audio] #SOTD


Vancouver, BC – This week will be a big one for the Vancouver scene as SonReal releases his latest project, One Long Day, for free download on Jan. 21. In support of the release, HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day is the project’s second single, “Luck,” produced by Alex Lustig.

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SonReal - Luck (Prod. Alex Lustig) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Montreal’s HMAN announces new Cloudsurfing mixtape [News]

19 Jan

J. Cole hits the stage at the BMO Centre in Calgary [Photos]


Calgary, AB – On Jan. 17, our friends over at The Union and Two Towers brought J. Cole through Calgary to perform a show along Cole’s What Dreams May Come Tour.

The Born Sinner hit the stage at the BMO Centre just after 9:15 p.m. And HipHopCanada’s Prairies team (Sarosh Rizvi and Sarah Sussman) was front-and-centre for all of the action. Check out these sweet photos that Sarosh took, after the jump.

J. Cole hits the stage in Calgary [Photos] - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: The Unterview: J. Cole – What Dreams May Come Tour in Calgary [Review]

18 Jan

Obey The Crooks – Letter To Monroe [Audio]


Calgary, AB – Calgary’s Obey the Crooks duo just dropped new audio for a track entitled “Letter To Monroe.” The track starts off with rapper Monski boasting about the number of women he has following him on Twitter. Apparently OTC vocalist Beach Season does not have as many opposite-gender Twitter followers (which sucks, because Twitter followers are pretty crucial to Internet social status).

Then the track goes into some spaced-out, smooth OTC production, with Monski’s tight-flowing rhymes and Beach Season’s soulful crooning. This is one sweet vibe-out track to kick off the year 2014. Check it out below.

Obey The Crooks – Letter To Monroe [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Obey the Crooks delivers the Care Package [Interview]

18 Jan

The Blue – Everybody’s Asking [Video]


Calgary, ABThe Blue finally dropped some new visuals for the track “Everybody’s Asking” off Blue’s forthcoming sophomore project. In fact, this track is scheduled to serve as the new album’s intro. This is a super fun video, too – just The Blue being The Blue. He’s one of those guys that strikes a solid balance between feel-good rhymes and introspective lyricism.

The video was filmed and edited by Morgan Ermter of Tribute Productions, and the track was produced by Krispy. Check the video below and head over to Bandcamp to download the track.

18 Jan

Eternia, Infinite, K-Cut & more at #BigTicket in Toronto [Photos]


Toronto, ON – Once again, Toronto’s #BigTicket series saw another successful show last Friday January 10th at the event’s new venue Wrong Bar located on 1279 Queen St. West. The night had a solid turn out with some live performances from Canadian veterans including Eternia, Citizen Kane & Solitair, Infinite as well as some other great performers.  Music was provided by DJ Melboogie, DJ Law and K-Cut of the legendary Main Source on the ones and twos. This bi-weekly event presented by EasParkPro is quickly becoming one of the most popular events within the local hip-hop community. Click the jump for some great shots of the event!

Eternia, Infinite, K-Cut & more at #BigTicket in Toronto [Photos] - HipHopCanada.com

17 Jan

Northwest Division Ink (Junk Freestyle) [Video]


Vancouver, BC – Forget snapbacks and tattoos – Northwest Division’s Junk comes hard with a freestyle and a tattoo. While in the chair getting some fresh NWD ink, Junk drops a free off the dome. How many rappers are multi-tasking like that? Check the video shot at Lotus Land Tattoo below.

Related Post: Junk – Best Mistake Ever Made [Audio]

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