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The identity of H.E.R. remains a mystery, but the authenticity behind her music is crystal…

Vancouver, BC – It’s a Friday evening in the sunny coastal city, and the energetic lines of youth stretch around UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. … Read More »

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Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja discusses what it feels like to be “Outnumbered̶…

North Bay, ON – Earlier this summer Ojibwe First Nation artist Alja released a brand new nine-track mixtape entitled C.H.I.E.F, which features … Read More »

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Baltimore’s Trey Rx explains the emotional investment on his debut project, Frequenc…

We first got wind of Baltimore-based artist Trey Rx when he released “i-83” a few weeks back … Read More »

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DillanPonders got his first MuchFACT grant & used it to make a video for “Heave…

Toronto, ON – As he gears up to release No Mans Land on Aug. 30, SMMG artist DillanPonders just released a brand … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Halifax’s Neon Dreams goes Gold with “Marching Bands” single featuring K

Halifax’s Neon Dreams goes Gold with “Marching Bands” single featuring K

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22 Feb

The Gvllows returns with his signature dark croons on new single “Do What U Want”


Mississauga, ON – Making his own wave out of Central Canada, The Gvllows brought his signature dark sound to his latest release “Do What U Want.” Featuring a haunting instrumental and distorted vocals, the artist gives his fans an other-worldly experience that approaches the genre from a fresh perspective. The track is produced by Greaf, who contributes to the atmospheric perspective.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for more from the Mississauga-based crooner. Stream the new single below, and familiarize yourself with his previous releases here.

The Gvllows returns with his signature dark croons on new single Do What U Want - HipHopCanada.com

Photography by Perla Traviesa @perlatraviesa

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22 Feb

Kaoboy Music emcee Sung drops cinematic visuals for “Moon Me” featuring ZU


Vancouver, BC – Quickly following the release of the Prelude Pt. 1 EP, Vancouver-based recording artist Sung dropped the visuals for “Moon Me” featuring Zu, which shines in its’ ability to effortlessly combine contrasting cultures of rap and languages. “Moon Me” is a contemporary remix of a Chinese classic that blends original beats and lyrics with legendary Taiwanese pop singer Teresa Teng’s infamous 1970s recording of “The Moon Represents My Heart.”

This track marks Sung’s first collaboration with fellow bilingual artist and newest member of the KAOBOY Music family, Zu. Empower diversity, the track is performed in both Mandarin and English and challenges the original song’s lyrics about the simplicity of love. The music video was filmed in Vancouver by visual artist Scope, and displays shots of Chinatown’s Sun Yat Sen Garden.

Check out “Moon Me” below, and download the single on his website here

Kaoboy Music emcee Sung drops cinematic visuals for Moon Me featuring ZU - HipHopCanada.com

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22 Feb

Toronto Cash Money artist J Soul drops his new single, “Mod Ting”


Toronto, ON – Cash Money Records artist J-Soul recently dropped his first new release since his last entry to the #SadSoulSadderdays series back in November. “Mod Ting” was produced by Ottawa up-and-comers Ariyan Kharaghani and Elijah Woods.

On “Mod Ting,” J-Soul expresses how crazy life has gotten since signing with Cash Money, and how he’s been dealing with it. He also touches on the lack of loyalty among friends, as they come and go: “World spinnin, friends switchin’.”

He’s basically letting his Sad Souls know that sometimes you have to go “Mod” to regain your sanity. Check it out below.

Toronto Cash Money artist J Soul drops his new single, Mod Ting - HipHopCanada.com

22 Feb

Calgary artist MAXJULLIAN discusses his “Low’s N High’s”


Calgary, AB – Calgary artist MAXJULLIAN just released a brand new single titled “Low’s N High’s” (produced by Luqas 1913).

After taking a two-hear hiatus from making music, MAXJULLIAN makes his comeback with a reinvented flow, and a new life perspective. The song preaches the ebb and flow of life; it has its highs and lows, and through it all we ultimately learn from our mistakes and keep moving forward.

When MAXJULLIAN first started making music, I pegged him as a smoked out cloud rapper. He had a penchant for dreamy beats and stoned out lyricism. This track introduces us to a more more emotive, self-reflective side of MAXJULLIAN.

Even though he hasn’t made any music in a while, MAXJULLIAN has stayed on the scene as both a performer and an observer. And he and has learned a lot over these last few years. Listen to “Low’s N High’s” below, and scope our Q&A with MAXJULLIAN after the jump.

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21 Feb

50 Cent, Fetty Wap, Migos, DJ Mustard, Night Lovell & more to perform at Bluesfest 2017


Ottawa, ONRBC Bluesfest 2017 has some big names coming to Ottawa, some for their National Capital Region debut and some making their return after over 10 years. 50 Cent, Fetty Wap, Migos, DJ Mustard, and more have many people on social media calling this one of the best Bluesfest line-ups to date. There could be a bit of recency bias at play, since Bluesfest has had some incredible line-ups in its 20+ years, but this one is definitely shaping up to be memorable at the very least.

It all goes down July 6 to 16 at Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats. The ticket pre-sale begins this Thursday at 10 a.m. via OttawaBluesfest.ca.

Notable hip-hop (or related) acts announced so far include DJ Mustard (July 7), Eddie Quotez (July 7), 50 Cent (July 8), Flight Distance (July 8), Fetty Wap (July 11), RL Grime (July 11), Migos (July 13), Lil Yachty (July 13), Daniel Caeser (July 13), Night Lovell (July 15), and A Tribe Called Red (TBA).

50 Cent, Fetty Wap, Migos, DJ Mustard, Daniel Caeser & more to perform at Bluesfest 2017 - HipHopCanada.com

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21 Feb

Song of the Day: ATC’s Meezy Musik & Classixs Beats team up for new single, “Enough”


Toronto, ON – We’ve been keeping tabs of Meezy Musik of ATC Musik Group since back in 2012 when he was known as Churchkid and was busy promoting his Triumphant album. The Christian rapper had been releasing music for several years at that point and was beginning to really step things up on the performance circuit. As his bio states, the “Toronto native has had the pleasure of sharing the stage at concerts, festivals, award shows and tours with likes of Da Truth, MC JIN, Promise, Leandra Johnson, Da Kid Famous, Drake, Bow Wow, Christon Gray, J Givens, God Over Money and many others.”

His new song could be our favourite yet. The Classixs Beats-produced “Enough” which we bring to you as our latest Song of the Day. We all believe that leaning on our family and friends is what we need to get through life’s trials and tribulations, but Meezy thinks otherwise.

Tattoos, fitted hats and slightly baggy jeans; not quite what you would equate with the idea of a Christian rapper, let alone a Christian, but that is Meezy Musik. He is a breathing epitome of God’s grace.

Song of the Day: ATC Music Groups's Meezy Musik says it's not Enough on new Classixs Beats-produced single - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Feb

Toronto’s Gee Wunder & Set2 drop visuals for “Sicker Than Your Average”


Toronto, ON – Toronto veterans Gee Wunder and Set2 drop new visual heat in support of their collaborative LP, Livication. The video for the DJ Die Radio-produced “Sicker Than Your Average” was self-directed by Gee Wunder along with Cee Ristopher for Flash Media Studios. Check out the video below and make sure you grab Livication on iTunes.

Toronto's Gee Wunder & Set2 drop visuals for Sicker Than Your Average - HipHopCanada.com

20 Feb

Check Brampton producer Eighty8’s new instrumental EP, The Rebirth


Brampton, ON – If you’ve been watching HipHopCanada since back in the day, you might remember a dope lyricist by the name of Blackburna. Well Burna is back as Eighty8 and a new aptly-titled instrumental EP called The Rebirth. Check it out below and stay tuned for more from new music coming soon.

Check Brampton producer Eighty8's new instrumental EP, The Rebirth - HipHopCanada.com

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20 Feb

M.O.A.M: KDB is a “Man on a Mission” in new 88 Films-directed video


Toronto, ON – Shouts to Blake Carrington for putting me on to this new gem from Toronto artist KDB. The video for the Dynamo-produced “M.O.A.M.” or “Man on a Mission” was directed by 88 Films and comes in support of KDB’s Kilo Delta Bravo album.

M.O.A.M: KDB is a Man on a Mission in new 88films-directed video - HipHopCanada.com

A revolutionary concious rapper from the heart of the city.

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20 Feb

SVDVM, Black Iri$h & Xuave drop new samuel X-directed video for “Auston Matthews”


Ottawa, ON – Auston Matthews notched a pair of assists in his team’s 6-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. He played a decent game, despite the loss, but it doesn’t come close to the performance he put on during his team’s first game against the Sens this year. The Scottsdale, Arizona-native potted four goals in his NHL debut, becoming the first player in the modern era of the NHL (starting in 1943-44) to do so. Matthews has been in the spotlight long before he played an NHL game, but that feat alone has pushed him that much closer to legend status.

And he’s already got songs being made paying homage to the accomplishment and his elite sniper skill set. Back on Jan. 21 – when the Sens held #34 pointless in a 3-2 shootout win – rappers SVDVM, Black Iri$h and Xuave released a new song called “Auston Matthews,” with the 4-goal game shaping the concept of the hook. The samuel X-directed video was released a few days ago and has already brought in close to 15K views. Feedback has been largely positive with many viewers hoping to see the release grow in popularity: “You guys had the guts to do something different and it paid off. Sounds great! This may go viral.” Others have encouraged more hockey themed concepts: “Should do the next one about the silky mittens of Mitch Marner. Put this on Spotify and I’ll download it.

Check it out below and stay tuned for our exclusive interview with SVDVM, Black Iri$h and Xuave. S/O RBLx.

SVDVM, Black Irish and Xuave drop new samuel X-directed video for Auston Matthews - HipHopCanada.com

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