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The best show of Sled Island 2015: Jazz Cartier at Nite Owl [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 27, Jazz Cartier came through Calgary to wrap Sled Island 2015, and delivered the best show of … Read More »

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Part II of Tory Lanez at Sled: Tory broke Calgary at Hifi Club [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – Fresh off his superlative performance on Jun. 25, Tory Lanez hit Calgary with a second show during Sled Island … Read More »

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Part I of Tory Lanez at Sled: Calgary almost broke Tory [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 25, one of my all-time favourite up-and-comers – the great Tory Lanez – blessed the people of … Read More »

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De La Soul souled out and sold out at Sled Island 2015 [Review] #SledIsland

Calgary, AB – On Jun. 24, Sled Island 2015 kicked off for Calgary’s hip-hop heads with a massive show headlined by the … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Quake Matthews – You Ain’t Me (Prod. Chris Noxx) [Video]

Quake Matthews – You Ain’t Me (Prod. Chris Noxx) [Video]

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2 Feb

Project Prezident – Trap Car (Dir. BIGVISIONFILMS) [Video]


Ottawa, ON – Ottawa rapper Project Prezident drops of his latest visuals, the BIGVISIONFILMS-directed “Trap Car.” The song was produced by Lenny The Kid. Check it out after the jump.

Project Prezident - Trap Car (Dir. BIGVISIONFILMS) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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2 Feb

Peter Jackson – Done Started Something Freestyle [Video] #Premiere


Toronto, ON – 9-0 Nickel CEO and recording artist Peter Jackson lets off the second video in as many weeks in support of his 1996: The Golden Era mixtape, hosted by DJ Reddy Rell. HipHopCanada is proud to premiere the “Done Started Something Freestyle,” directed by Captured Photography & Films. The original song, produced by Dame Grease, is by DMX featuring The Lox and Mase, off the It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot album. Check out PJ’s freestyle below.

And in case you missed it, click here to check out the “I Know Freestyle,” posted last week.

Peter Jackson is currently preparing for the March 2015 release of his album, Since I Was 16.

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1 Feb

JR Fillion – Wrong Things ft. Bizzy & Casper The Ghost [Video] #Premiere


London, ON – London’s own JR Fillion teamed up with Bizzy and Casper The Ghost to bring us this fresh new video for “Wrong Things” off of JR’s forthcoming Northern Lights album.

“Wrong Things” is about that crippling fear we all have that we’ll make one mistake – do one wrong thing – and f**k it all up. It also points out that “Wrong Things” is totally an arbitrary thing. There’s no formula for being a good or bad person; we’re all faced with moments and decisions in life.

There are no set “right” or “wrong” decisions to make. But this track sheds light on keeping kin and family as top priority when making those very decisions. The track was produced by LMomrelle, and the video was directed by Sonic Sinema. Peep the video premiere after the jump.

Young Kidd – You Aint Gotta Ask [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

31 Jan

Ain’t No Love – Cry In The Rain (Prod. Avenue) [Audio]


Toronto, ONAin’t No Love recently teamed up with Torontonian master-producer, Avenue, to hit us with this fresh new joint titled “Cry In The Rain,” off the forthcoming Plummet EP (which is set for release via Warner Music in March 2015).

Ain’t No Love (aka: the ever-sassy soulful Saidah Conrad, along with MCs Beanz and 1990) are a serious genre-blend experience. This songs veers into serious electro-synth territory, but maintains a raw hip-hop edge, along with a heavy dose of funk. How do you even classify that? The group refers to their sound as “renegade pop.” I feel that 100%.

Ain't No Love - Cry In The Rain (Prod. Avenue) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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30 Jan

JuLS – Pipebomb (Prod. EveKey) [Audio]


Vancouver, BC – Made in Vancouver. ‘80s baby, ‘90s kid. A poet sharing his story through the art of rap and the love of hip-hop. Birth name, Julian Clyde Asuncion, and nicknamed JuLS since the age of 2. His latest track is titled “Pipebomb” and was produced by EveKey. Check it out below.

JuLS - Pipebomb (Prod. By EveKey) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

30 Jan

Population Control – Choose Your Role (Prod. Unify) [Video]


Hamilton, ONPopulation Control has just released two brand new video singles, along with a brand new website. The Hamilton, ON crew dropped visuals for “What’s The Hype?” and “Choose Your Role.”

Both videos have a serious underlying social message. While “What’s The Hype” forces you to think about what – actually – is hype, “Choose Your Role” asks you to find your place in the world. It’s a serious wake-up call to the fact that being alive is about so much more than going through the motions; you have a purpose and a role. The video was directed by J-True. Check it after the jump.

Population Control - Choose Your Role (Prod. Unify) [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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30 Jan

Big Sean – Blessings ft. Drake (Prod. Vinylz) / Blessings (RMX) ft. Kanye West [Audio]


Detroit, MI – For his new single, Big Sean enlists Drake to give a first look at his new album, Dark Sky Paradise. The project is set to drop Feb. 24, 2015 but pre-ordering will be available at some point today. “Blessings” was produced by Vinylz. Check it out below.

Now, you’ll notice the post also has a version with Big Sean’s G.O.O.D. Music boss, Kanye West. It remains to be seen if this is an official remix or just an extension of the same song that was origianlly uploaded to YouTube. Either way, if you like your music Yeezy free, check out the version below. You can find Kanye’s verse on the version after the jump, towards the end of the record.

Big Sean - Blessings ft. Drake (Prod. Vinylz) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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30 Jan

Gangis Khan (aka Camoflauge) – Sleep With The Guns [Video]


Toronto, ON – “Sleep With The Guns” is a classic track Gangis Khan fans will be familiar with, but it just recently received some visual treatment featuring behind the scenes footage of Camo and the DeepWaters team. Check that out below.

We also just posted the latest video from the Scarborough artist for a really dope tune called “No Days Off.” Check that out right here.

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30 Jan

Set2 – Tings Bless (Legacy) ft. Rich Kidd (Prod. Daniel Worthy) [Audio] #SOTD


Toronto, ON – More new music coming out of Scarborough. This is Set2 featuring Rich Kidd on the Daniel Worthy-produced “Tings Bless (Legacy).” “Tings Bless” is HipHopCanada’s Song Of The Day. Check it out below.

Set2 - Tings Bless (Legacy) ft. Rich Kidd (Prod. Daniel Worthy) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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30 Jan

Population Control – What’s The Hype? [Video]


Hamilton, ONPopulation Control has just released two brand new video singles, along with a brand new website. The Hamilton, ON crew dropped visuals for “What’s The Hype?” and “Choose Your Role.”

“What’s The Hype?” was actually made back at the beginning of 2014. Our dudes claim they took a collection of anonymous fan-submitted clips and pieced them together to make this video. Basically, you’ll see a lot of lurky black-and-white shots of people stickering Population Control stickers all over the place. So what’s the hype? That’s the hype. The video was directed by Jake Tee. Check it out after the jump.

Population Control - What's The Hype? [Video] - HipHopCanada.com

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