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The KOTD #Quarantine2 breakdown with Sketch Menace [Interview]

Calgary, AB – In case y’all have been sleeping, Mar. 28 marks the date of the massive #Quarantine2 KOTD event in Calgary … Read More »

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On the phone with Rae Sremmurd [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – With the January release of their debut album SremmLife, a surprise appearance with Rihanna at DirectTV’s Pre-Super Bowl Party, … Read More »

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Behind the scenes with Pimpton & JD Era [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – In between shows during the western leg of his KCMKV2 Tour, Regina’s rising star Pimpton made a stop … Read More »

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JD Era, Snaz join Battleaxe Warriors; Madchild releases video trailer [News]

Toronto, ON – About a month ago, Toronto’s JD Era posted a photo on Instagram of himself along with producer Snaz and … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

J-Bru – Daily Operation ft. Classified & Choclair [Video]

J-Bru – Daily Operation ft. Classified & Choclair [Video]


9 Dec

Sam Lucia – Golden Goose [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – Sam Lucia’s latest single “Golden Goose” is an attempt to exit the vicious circle of passion and poverty while working towards the ultimate goal of success and serenity.

Bermuda & The Interstellar Fortune Teller bring dark production which makes a solid base for Sam to unleash his frustration and get everything off of his chest while rolling into a new era of harder hitting music. “Golden Goose” is the first look into Sam Lucia’s upcoming project, Pharaoh Moans. Check out the new single below.

Sam Lucia - Golden Goose [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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9 Dec

K-Rec – The Hit Pop Remixes [EP]

Vancouver, BCOriginally published December 8, 2014 – We’re loving the new EP put together by Vancouver’s DJ K-Rec. The Hit Pop Remixes EP is a six-track collection of just that, popular hit classics with a K-Rec twist.

From Rhianna to Ciara to Bey and Jay, K-Rec sheds his light on some of the hottest tracks, and our fav? His remix of Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop” where he slows down the vibe giving the track an ambient and airy feel. So smooth, very sexy. Check out The Hit Pop Remixes below.

K-Rec - The Hot Pop Remixes [EP] - HipHopCanada.com

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8 Dec

Arys Déjan – SEEzins (Prod. Roca Beats) [Audio]

Toronto, ONArys Déjan recently hit us up to let us know that he dropped a new Roca Beats produced banger titled “SEEzins” off his forthcoming debut EP (which is due out in 2015).

“SEEzins” is a play on “seasons” – just in case you were wondering. It’s a trappy turn-up banger. And it starts off with a massive dose of flex: “Momma said my first word out my mouth was Lamborghini.” So apparently Arys has been on that fancy car ish since way before Kanye was on his “Mercy” grind.

But despite the really hungry opening to this track, Arys goes deep on this track. He uses the second half of it all to rap from the perspective of his brother. The track briefly winds down at 1:35, and Arys invites us into his childhood: “Maybe we could take it back to where it all started.” And then he puts himself into his brother’s shoes and hits us with a very raw childhood commentary. Check it out below.

Arys Déjan - SEEzins (Prod. Roca Beats) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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6 Dec

Win tickets to Tinashe in Toronto on Dec. 13 [Contest]

Toronto, ON – Our good friends over at Ink Entertainment recently announced that they are bringing R&B honey, Tinashe, to Toronto on Dec. 13.

The show goes down at Tattoo (567 Queen Street West) with doors to the venue opening at 9 p.m. This is an all ages event. Tickets are $29.50, and are available for purchase over here.

In case you’re not familiar, Tinashe has quickly become one of the reigning queens of the hip-hop scene. She crept on to the scene and then released a monstrous debut album single titled “2 On,” which was produced by DJ Mustard and featured ScHoolboy Q. But then Drake decided to do a remix of “2 On,” and that ish blew up the Internet. And Tinashe’s October-released debut Aquarius album was ferocious. Cats are still bumping it on the regular. It fuses Tinashe’s melodic R&B vocals with some hard-hitting hip-hop producers (like Boi-1da and Mike Will Made It), and a few massive hip-hop collabos (including Q, Future, and A$AP Rocky). Anyways, the album is fire.

And to make things even better for you cats, we’ve teamed up with Ink Entertainment to give away a pair of tickets to the show. Check out contest entry details and peep the official show flyer after the jump.

Win tickets to Tinashe in Toronto on Dec. 13 [Contest] - HipHopCanada.com

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6 Dec

Brandon Taylor – Nothing To Lose [Video]

Calgary, AB - Last week Brandon Taylor hit us up to let us know that he dropped a new video single titled “Nothing To Lose” as the first single off his forthcoming project.

When I first started following BT back in February 2014, he was all about playful self-depricating raps. Now I feel like the dude’s starting to grow up on us. He’s almost out of his teenage years, and he’s starting to get a little more introspective (and at times, jaded) on his tracks.

“Nothing To Lose” has an awesome uplifting ‘you can do whatever you want in life’ kind of message. We get some heavier Brandon introspection, a big dose of self-deprecating raps, and a fresh outlook on life: “You aint got nothing to lose/ ‘Cause only you got the groove.” The track was produced by Adam Stanton, and the video was made by Bdice. Check the video after the jump.

Young Kidd – Brandon Taylor - Nothing To Lose [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

5 Dec

COB Canada – Gladiator Muzik Vol. 1 [Review]

Edmonton, ABCOB Canada has been making their mark on the Edmonton hip-hop scene for quite the minute. On November 14, the super-group released a 16-track mixtape, Gladiator Muzik Vol. 1, which is a compilation of material from MCs; Young Tox, K-Blitz, Rome Angel, Yak Dollaz, Instinc, and Double D (aka Dubz). All hosted by COB’s first lady, DJ Game Girl.

Just like a Gladiator in an arena, COB is vigorous as each member brings heat to this robust body of work. The first three tracks; “Sellin’ it High,” “Talkin’ Bout Me” and “Leggo” were a solid selection to grab the listeners attention from the jump. All effective in their own right, “Leggo” (featuring Instinc and K-Blitz) especially resonated with me with it’s heavy beats and mad lyrics to match. (“Respect my mind, my grind, and my time”, replayed in my head for an entire day. I wasn’t mad at it).

COB Canada - Gladiator Muzik Vol. 1 [Review]- HipHopCanada.com

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5 Dec

Unknown Mizery – 33 (Prod. Da Landlord) / Gold Rush (Prod. Dynamo) [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Toronto vet Unknown Mizery teams up with Dutch producer, Da Landlord, for his new single, “33.” The track was released in line with the Babylon Warchild MC’s birthday. Happy birthday, Miz! Check out “33” below.

Look out for the new Unknown Mizery album, King Diamond Tut, produced by Dynamo and dropping soon. You can find the track “Gold Rush” after the jump.

Unknown Mizery - 33 (Prod. Da Landlord) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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5 Dec

Hollohan – Helping Each Other Die [Video]

Dartmouth, NS – One of Canada’s most prolific battle MCs drops off the visuals for his latest recording, the Solid Mas-produced “Helping Each Other Die.” Directed by Tyler Ross, the dark and eye opening video tackles the struggles of addiction as Hollohan rhymes about his own trials and tribulations.

As the video starts up, the premise is made clear: “Drug addiction is a serious problem affecting millions of people every day.

A cigarette is lit and stress is pushed away. The tools of a paraphernalia kit are pulled out with a belt soon tightening around what appears to be Hollohan’s arm. Through the lyrics and supporting visuals, the East coast MC describes the hardships brought on by the addiction lifestyle and the role it plays within his relationships – with himself, and others. There is a clear struggle between wanting to move a certain way, but being powerless to the strength of the addiction.

A female companion is seen tightening his arm and preparing the needle. Despite a clear sense that the habit needs to be kicked, the need for the drug and the view that it could make things better overpowers all. Do they love each other or just the drugs they consume together? These are some of the questions being analyzed daily. But as the apparent bliss fades to black, the female discovers he’s overdosed in the bathroom and makes an emergency call for help. Attempts to resuscitate him are then shown before the video concludes with another key message: “Get help before it’s too late.”

And it’s often too late. Having lost a family member to drug addiction, this hit really close to home. According to Health Canada, upwards of 47,000 Canadian deaths are linked to substance abuse annually. “Helping Each Other Die,” HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day, can be seen after the jump link below.

Hollohan - Helping Each Other Die [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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5 Dec

Quake Matthews reveals title and release date for new project [News]

Halifax, NS – Halifax vet Quake Matthews took to social media late yesterday to reveal a new project on the way. “It’s official, the album is called Rap Music and it drops January 30.” This is the first project the artist will have released since teaming up with Kayo for The Search a couple of years back. Stay tuned for more info about Rap Music coming soon.

Quake Matthews reveals title and release date for new project [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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4 Dec

Project Prezident – Judge Me [Video]

Ottawa, ON – New visuals coming out of the National Capital Region. Project Prezident teams up with Big Vision Films for his new video single, “Judge Me.” Prezzy recently recorded 2 tracks with Ar-Ab and Dark Lo, and is currently on his way to Philly to shoot a pair of videos for the songs. Stay tuned for those releases and more in the near future. Check out “Judge Me” after the jump link below.

Project Prezident - Judge Me [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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