Montreal, QC – Nova Scotia native J Jigga John Bus It drops off new visuals in support of his Shockvalue2 mixtape. “Ondalay Ondalay” was directed by Matthew Ingraham with aerial cinematography credited to Brett Holmes. Check out the video now after the jump.
Ottawa, ON – Vico of Militia Mind Music is back with the release of three new singles including “Mother Mary,” the weed-anthem “Ganja Guerrilas,” and “Eyes Low.”
Produced All Things Hip, Vico teams up with the super-producer again to bring us non-stop hits leading up to his forthcoming currently untitled project which will drop in the near future.
Check out the new singles below.
Vico – Eyes Low
Ottawa, ON – Originally published March 18, 2015 – Triple L Music Group artist D Chase releases the visuals for “Let Her Go” off of his upcoming mixtape, Late Nights, Early Mornings. The track was produced by Ottawa’s own Adium while the video was directed By Diamond Design & Video. Check it out below.
Vancouver, BC – Juvi Dizzle recently dropped the first single from his upcoming project This Is Juvi Dizzle Vol.2: ReJuvinated that enlists a feature from CMG artist Wave Chapelle.
Check out “In The Cut” below.
Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada’s Neil “Logik” Donaldson and Adhimu “Mindbender Supremem” Stewart caught up with hip-hop pioneer Steve Lobel during his stay in Toronto for OVO Fest.
In the Part 1 of our interview, Lobel discusses the concept behind the Hip-Hop Don’t Know You t-shirts, his connection to Jam Master Jay and Run DMC, how he got in the game and today’s generation following trends but not doing enough research for themselves.
In Part 2, Lobel discusses being on Millionaire Matchmaker, his struggle with relationships, the importance of promoting positive things and more.
When it comes to hip-hop, Lobel has seen and done it all. He’s a respected veteran with lots of wisdom to share. Check out Part 1 below and Part 2 after the jump link.
Interview with Steve Lobel: Part 1
Toronto, ON – Today we’re pleased to bring you the premiere for “The Last Baller” by Scambler’s Inc. artist Benny Blanco. Benny teams up with SMMG beat overlord Garrett Welldone to bring us a wavy vibe-out joint about leaving behind a legacy in the GTA as “The Last Baller.”
Benny lays out the grim life he’s currently living and puts in a prayer to the rap gods to help him get on that next level. Check it out after the jump.
Edmonton, AB – After taking a small break from shows over the summer, Nightshift Entertainment came in hot this fall! The homies have been working hard behind the scenes to confirm several shows within the first two weeks of September including; Akon, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Machine Gun Kelly. We’ve got all the details you need after the jump.
Toronto, ON – Streetstar Champion x M-I (aka Mission) present the “Str8 Drop” video. Check it out after the jump.
St. Catharines, ON – In just 2 short weeks, and over 50,000 streams later, Sese’s Dragon Ball Z themed mixtape The Frieza Saga has propelled the Nightmare Klub rapper’s stock to new heights. Along with the publicized following of Sese on Instagram by Mr. Champagne Papi himself, the DBZ theme has struck the right chord with fans of the Japanese animated series, as well as fans of the growing anime rap scene. And of course, if Drake interacts with you on social media in any capacity, expect your traffic to increase. Sese’s definitely seen a boost and what’s great is that it’s coming from all angles. The good ideas always end up promoting themselves and, so far, The Frieza Saga has been money. I’ve had the privilege of watching Sese come into his own as an artist, and take it up a notch as a professional with each project he’s released… and there’s been tons. What do you know about Hit & Run?
Sese has always been on point when it comes to coming up with dope themes and concepts to craft his music around. There’s the A Nightmare on Elm Street-themed mixtape series, YFRWN, his first official EP, Age of Aquarius, the WWE-inspired Sayzor Ramone EP, or the 90s hip-hop inspired This Was My Shit mixtape (which was presented by HipHopCanada). Essentially, his theme game has been on point and The Frieza Saga seems to be his biggest success yet. In the age of social media, a decent, non-scientific measure of your buzz is how many complete strangers are reaching out to you regarding your music. Sese’s social media game has always been on point but the amount of traffic surrounding the mixtape, and his first single “Vegeta,” is next level shit. Take a quick scan of his Facebook or Twitter to see for yourself. Even Noisey Music interviewed him recently to quiz his DBZ knowledge. Turns out he’s no DBZ super-nerd, but he can at least hold his own. Enough to make running with this concept legitimate, at least.
After a strong debut with the “Vegeta” video, we’re hoping Sese can capitalize on the project’s buzz with more visual support. And we’d have no problem if it was for our Song of the Day, the Lost Planets-produced “Invade.” Check that out below and click here to get on The Frieza Saga wave.
Vancouver, BC – Machine Gun Kelly fails to put on a show that is anything less than fucking bananas. With an all-ages crowd filling Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre this past Sunday, MGK brought his Road Trippin’ Tour to the stage and tore the roof off the venue.
Local support from Vancouver’s hardest working emcees, Northwest Division and Snak The Ripper, added to the excruciatingly high energy and hard-hitting stage presence.
Our West Coast photo editor Jamie Sands had it locked in the pit and caught some wild flicks of the action. Shout out to MGK for giving us the ok to stay front and centre, the man obviously knows he produces some great photos. Check out the gallery below.