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Tech N9ne gave us A&R advice and told us why he doesn’t do rap beef

Calgary, AB – Legendary underground rap lord and Strange Music co-founder Tech N9ne recently kicked off the Canadian leg of his Special … Read More »

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Review: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony eases into to Edmonton on the Eternal Tour

Rosa Jason reviews last week’s Bone Thugs show … Read More »

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Review: Edmonton’s “Sunday Funday” with Akon, Karl Wolf & Peter Jac…

It takes a lot to get this girl out on a Sunday night … Read More »

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Review: Sarah Jay’s very long breakdown of the first ever One Love Music Festival

On Sep. 6, Two Towers and Union Events teamed up to bring Calgary’s One Love … Read More »

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Award-winning DJ/producer Skratch Bastid talks Bastid’s BBQ, new projects & mor

Award-winning DJ/producer Skratch Bastid talks Bastid’s BBQ, new projects & mor


29 May

C.O.B. Canada to join Dipset Reunion Tour this June [News]

Edmonton, AB – The boys of C.O.B. Canada (Dubz, Rome Angel, K-Blitz, Young Tox, Prosper, Yak Dollaz, and TJ Beats) are no strangers when it comes to hustle; K-Blitz and [producer] TJ Beats have been heavy with content on the #NewSoundSaturday series (currently on Week 20), Rome Angel and Young Tox consistently rep the crew at the hottest shows in the city and the entire collective released Gladiator Muzik Vol. 1 late last year.

C.O.B. Canada to join Dipset Reunion Tour [News]

Related Post: Edmonton’s K-Blitz approaches Week 30 of #NewSoundSaturday weekly series

29 May

Juicy J’s The Hustle Continues Tour hits Vancouver (Live) [Review/Photos]

Vancouver, BC – Juicy J has been on the periphery of hip-hop since the early 90s. Only recently has he gained attention in the mainstream, thanks to glitzy, top-notch collaborations. Fans of the Memphis rapper made quite the mark at the Commodore Ballroom this week.


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29 May

Dozie Do – One Time ft. Jay Spence [Audio]

Calgary, AB – Up-and-coming 17 year old Calgary rapper Dozie Do just released a new single on us titled “One Time.” The track features Jay Spence, who’s another young Calgary MC we haven’t heard from in a minute.

This is the third single off Dozie’s debut mixtape, due out later this year. And this is one hungry track. Dozie’s just about to step into the game with this forthcoming debut tape. So he’s starting to envision his path within the rap game. He’s starting to get an idea of what direction he’s headed in.

Dozie also uses this song as a bit of a reassurance to those in his circles. He promises that everything will be fine: “I’m ‘a tell you one time/ One time/ Me and you together we’ll shine/ We’re fine/ We’re fine/ And we finna have fun tonight.” The track was produced by Jay Nicee Beats. Check it out below.

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29 May

HeatWave x Fizal Stars – Commas (Remix) [Audio] #SOTD

Vancouver, BC – Blockstar shit! Some of our favourite Vancity rappers drop off a new tune for our Song of the Day. HeatWave and Fizal Stars present the “Commas” remix. “Let’s fuck up some commas!” The original song was produced by DJ Spinz and Southside and appears on Future’s Monster mixtape.

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Related Post: Vancouver’s HeatWave releases the “Live Life” video featuring Seattle’s Dmenace

28 May

VNCHY – Down With Me (Prod. Prezident Jeff) [Audio]

Ottawa, ON – Young up-and-coming Ottawa artist VNCHY just got on to our radar with his latest Prezident Jeff-produced single titled “Down With Me.”

This flex-filled track serves as a bit of a formal introduction to the young Congo-born, Canada-based MC. He comes at us with some braggadocious gravel-voiced bars, and asks us if we’re going to f**k with him or not: “I gotta ask/ Are you down with me?” Check it out below.

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28 May

Vader The Villin – Nothing To Do With It ft. Salomon Faye & Enasni Leber [Audio]

Brooklyn, NY – SmashMouth Music Group affiliate, Brooklyn artist Vader the Villin just released new audio on us for “Nothing To Do With It.” The track features appearances from Salomon Faye and Enasni Leber.

I know Vader’s not Canadian but I gots to write about the homie because he’s in a league of his own. He’s got these hard murky bars that go like 543,654,823 bars per minute. And just when you think he’s going to cut you or something, he switches ish up. He goes all smooth on these melodic chorus vocals. One minute he’s drilling off the hardest of bars. Then one minute later, he’s crooning off the smoothest panty-wetting lines on the hook. Check it below.

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28 May

Sling Dadz – They Watching (Dir. RodZilla) [Video]

Toronto, ON – Jane Street rapper Sling Dadz drops his new video for the C-Sharp of HWB-produced “They Watching.” The video was directed by RodZilla of Pro League Films. It was filmed in the Trethewey Drive Housing Project on the southbound of Jane Street in the North York section of the city of Toronto. Sling Dadz describes how in everything we do every single day… someone is watching what you’re doing, even if you can’t seem them! Check it out.

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28 May

Johnny Darko – Smoke.Drink.Live. x P.B.R [Video]

Toronto, ONJohnny Darko just released a two-part video for his tracks “Smoke.Drink.Live.” and “P.B.R.” off his Love Triangles release.

Johnny is an up-and-comer who I’m keeping tabs on right now because he’s one of few Toronto rappers who doesn’t actually make Toronto rap. Instead, he does his own variation on cloud rap. He always picks up the most smoked-out beats and hits us with vibey bars and delivery. This video was shot by Mike Rhodes during Johnny’s recent trip to Brooklyn. Check it out after the jump.

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28 May

Toronto’s DirtyDirtyRappers headline Freshest In The Market on June 26 [News]

Newmarket, ON – On Friday, June 26, Barker Booking Agency and Arthur Jr. Music present Toronto’s DirtyDirtyRappers as headliners for the Freshest In The Market Hip Hop Showcase.

The showcase will consist of Nonz, A.M.P., Dem Goonz, Murphy & Paragon, dC Of nSRk, Randy Heard, Jordan Yolo and D-will. There will also be a special guest performance by Dru North, Maurice Weeks and Smoking Sec7ion.

DirtyDirtyRappers are a Toronto bsaed hip-hop/underground experimental crew consisting of MC-CS, Trublz, Awkdog and ET the Ninja.

The event takes place inside Newmarket’s Laser Lounge, located at 18075 Leslie Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show will get started at 10 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. This is a 19+ event so please make sure you bring your I.D. to the club. Click the jump link below to check out the official flyer.

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28 May

Chui – Gonna Get Better [Video]

St. Catharines, ON – More new music coming out of the UTVMG camp. Chui teams up with director TungzTwisted for his new “Gonna Get Better” video. You can find the tune on Chui’s Crack In Da Pavement mixtape.

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