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Jay Elec brings out Jay Z, J. Cole, Mac Miller & more at BK Hip Hop Festival [Review]

The 10th annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival was sponsored by HipHopCanada. Our very own Maxwell Benson was on hand to capture the … Read More »

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Rico Love talks Usher, social media, writing platinum hits & more [Interview]

Edmonton, AB – On July 5, Rico Love made a stop in Edmonton while joining Future on the Honest Tour. The New Orleans … Read More »

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Bishop Brigante talks KOTD West Coast Squad Tour, starting tonight in Calgary [Interview]

Calgary, AB – Calgary, get ready for KOTD! Tonight marks the official start to the King of the Dot West Coast Squad … Read More »

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Future gets Honest: cover art and why he always wears sunglasses [Interview]

Calgary, AB – On July 6, Future rolled through Calgary for a stop along his Honest Tour. Following two monstrous shows in … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]

Mike Boyd – This Aint Funny ft. Classified [Video]

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16 Mar

Joey Bada$$ announced as final headliner for Iron Mic Music Fest [News]


Edmonton, AB – The good people over at Iron Mic Music Fest announced that Joey Bada$$ will be joining Machine Gun Kelly, Ghostface Killah, Action Bronson, and Smoke DZA at the Iron Mic Music Fest in Edmonton on Apr. 19. This is huge for us Western Canadian hip-hop fans. To have a line-up this stacked for the first installation of Western Canada’s biggest indoor hip-hop music festival is major. And it’s a serious good look for the festival. There’s something for everyone.

Iron Mic Music Fest is brought to you by our friends at Pearl Entertainment, in conjunction with Nightshift, Mez Muzik, Dubsac, Jakmove, Diamond Kings Entertainment, and IPartySask. It goes down at the Edmonton Expo Centre on Apr. 19. And tickets went on sale on yesterday. Find out how to get your paws on those tickets after the jump.

Iron Mic Music Fest: Western Canada’s biggest indoor hip-hop music festival announced for Apr. 19 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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15 Mar

KIDS x HHC x DUI: Enter to win a #BloodRemixVideo prize package [Contest]


Vancouver, BC – We just debuted the latest set of visuals from the KIDS crew for their remix of Jay Mizz’s “Blood” track. And now we’re linking you up with the goods. The KIDS are running a contest with some major sweepstakes – $200 worth of swag, to be precise. The package was sponsored by DUI Apparel, Taste Makers clothing and KIDS.

The package consists of a DUI Apparel tank top, t-shirt and toque; a Taste Makers t-shirt; a KIDS woman’s scoop t-shirt and five KIDS CDs; and two tickets to the KIDS’ May 8 show at Hooker’s Green in Yaletown. That’s some serious sweepstakes; merch for days. Check out contest entry details after the jump.

KIDS x HHC x DUI: Enter to win a #BloodRemixVideo prize package [Contest] - HipHopCanada.com

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15 Mar

KIDS – Blood (Remix) [Video] #Debut


Vancouver, BC – You saw it first here, people. We’ve teamed up with KIDS to debut their latest visuals for the crew’s remix of “Blood.” This track comes off of the 33KIDS x EhYo Field Trip Mixtape. The original “Blood” joint was quietly released by KIDS’ own Jay Mizz back in 2008. But it was one of the crew’s favourite tunes so it was kind of inevitable that it would get remixed.

The track was produced by Domingo, and recorded, mixed and mastered by KIDS’ Kelvin at 4am Styles Studio. Check it out below. And head over to Bandcamp to cop a download of the track.

15 Mar

Rap Prime Minister: Maestro Fresh Wes delivers keynote speech to new Canadians [Article]


Toronto, ON – The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) recently announced their designation of Maestro Fresh Wes as the keynote speaker at the community citizenship ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St W) on Mar. 21. The ceremony is a partnership between the ICC and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). These ceremonies take place in communities all over Canada, and give new citizens a chance to connect with some of the most engaged Canadians in the community – engaged citizens like Maestro Fresh Wes.

The citizenship ceremony is the final step in the process to becoming a Canadian citizen. And it’s a defining moment in becoming a part of the collective Canadian identity.

“Once you think about the life-altering transitions these people have made, to be here – to reach this specific destination [and] the things that had to come into fruition to make this happen – that’s incredible,” said Maestro.

Maestro Fresh Wes delivers keynote speech at the TIFF Community Citizenship Ceremony [Article] - HipHopCanada.com

“I’m humbled to be a part of that; to be able to say a congratulatory word to these new citizens is a blessing.” – Maestro Fresh Wes

14 Mar

Smoke DZA performance announced for Iron Mic Music Fest [News]


Edmonton, AB – Iron Mic Music Fest has just announced that Smoke DZA will be joining Machine Gun Kelly, Ghostface Killah, and Action Bronson at the Iron Mic Music Fest in Edmonton on Apr. 19. Our friends at Pearl Entertainment linked it up with the good people at Nightshift, Mez Muzik, Dubsac, Jakmove, Diamond Kings Entertainment, and IPartySask to bring our growing hip-hop community a new festival that will serve as Western Canada’s biggest indoor hip-hop music festival.

It all goes down at the Edmonton Expo Centre next month with a killer roster with something for every head. So far we’ve got the laced up king of alti-hip-hop (MGK), one of the most legendary OGs around (Ghostface Killah), one of the hungriest (literally) MCs around (Bronson), and –now – one of the freshest rising MCs on the scene who’s collaborated with everyone and their grandmas (Smoke DZA). Okay, not the grandmas. But dude’s linked it up with a lot of people lately.

Iron Mic Music Fest: Western Canada’s biggest indoor hip-hop music festival announced for Apr. 19 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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14 Mar

Doug Crawford – Reckless ft. Obie Trice [Video]


Edmonton, AB – “Reckless” is an understatement when Doug Crawford goes hard in his latest video featuring Obie Trice. The video was shot between Windsor, ON and Detroit, MI. Stuey Kubrick’s creative direction takes us through ghostly abandoned buildings and houses, including Obie’s former neighbourhood. Although it’s dark, the shot gives us that feeling of sentimental value.

Crawford’s voice growls as he spits a solid “f*** you” to anyone who questions or doubts him (especially in the hook). But in reality he realizes that sometimes his biggest enemy is actually himself. ”Reckless” is the latest single released from Doug Crawford’s album F.A.M.E., which is available on iTunes so make sure to check it out. Peep Doug and Obie in the video below.

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14 Mar

LNDN DRGS – Harvey Keitel [Video]


Los Angeles, CA – Jay Worthy and Sean House are LNDN DRGS and they back to business with their latest “Harvey Keitel”. The smooth and slowed-down vibe make this a track that’s easy on the ears and with all the female presence in the video, easy on the eyes too. Check it below.


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14 Mar

Disko Boogie – Choosey ft. TY$ & E40 [Audio]


Los Angeles, CA – West Coast producer/emcee Disko Boogie hits it hard with his recent banger “Choosey” featuring TY$ and E40. This track can be found on Disko’s upcoming project STARZonMARZ 3 or can be heard below. Check it.

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14 Mar

Choclair – End Of The Road ft. Bishop Brigante & Darryl Riley [Video]


Toronto, ON – The response has been great for the new Choclair single we posted last week and now we’ve got the video for you! “End Of The Road” features fellow-Toronto veterans Bishop Brigante and Darryl Riley. The song was produced by Brall Beats and the video was directed by Michael P Douglas. Download “End Of The Road” now on iTunes.

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14 Mar

Jasiri X – We The Changers [Video]


Vancouver, BC – Peep the latest visuals from Jasiri X. “We The Changers” was produced by RLGN – check out the video below!


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