New Orleans, LA – Peep the video for “Grindin'” by Lil Wayne featuring Drake. Look out for Tha Carter V.
Montreal, QC – After dropping his Lachine Style mixtape last Spring, Real City’s Doctor J is back with a brand new single. Over a smooth piano-laced backdrop provided by Vancouver producer Nessquick, Doctor J brings us the witty rhymes and crisp flow that he’s known for. The song titled “Wut Im Bout” will be found on his upcoming Piff & Hennessy project which is set to drop before the year’s end. Roll up, pour yourself a glass and take in the track below.
Hamilton, ON – New music from the Bo$quiat Clique. Check out “Closers” featuring Low Ke below.
“Closers is just that, if this was a sport, they’d be closers in the game, artists coming up taking advantage of opportunities, those are closers, not choking when it means most because every time can be your last time. Jordan is one of the greatest closers of all time, as he is represented in the cover ART. #CLOSERS”
Toronto, ON – Jack Flawless calls on Hakeem for his latest release, “All The Ladies.” Check out the Daniel Worthy-produced tune below.
Toronto, ON – Toronto producer Batista dropped us a line to let us know about his new instrumental mixtape, The Bomb Shelter Volume 1. The tape is full of beats available to up and coming MCs – just make sure you credit the man for his work. Stream and download the project now, after the jump link below.
Toronto, ON – D-Sisive fans need to make their way to Rancho Relaxo (300 College St.) to celebrate the release of his new project, The Great Mr. Nobody Mixtape. Along with D-Siggy himself, you’ll be treated to performances by Swamp Thing, Def3, Factor, Wordburglar and some other special guests.
With tonight’s release in mind, D-Sisive has leaked a new tune off the project called “Bozo Nightmare.” The track’s credits list a musical hijacking of Beck’s classic “Loser,” and a last verse plucked from N.W.A’s “8 Ball” banger. It should be noted that the song was assisted by some other notable members of the Toronto hip-hop community including Timbuktu on the engineering and Muneshine on the mix. Carl Stephenson and Tom Rothrock are also credited for the track’s production. Check it out below and see you tonight.
It should be noted that this song was leaked along with “The Most-est Official-est Press Release in the Whole World!” – which you can find after the jump. In a world as complicated as it is simple, one can only wonder why @DSisive is a fan page and not D-Sisive’s official Twitter account. It’s like he doesn’t want you to find him. Well played Derek, well played.
Toronto, ON – JUNO-nominated and TIMA-winning rapper JD Era lets off a dope new single as he works towards the release of his next project. “You Got It,” featuring production by Product and Whitton, is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Toronto, ON – Peep this dope video by Sick featuring Big Lean, Pewe and Ryda. This is the 2Epik-produced “Can’t Trust” which dropped earlier this year. Keep it locked for more from Da Degrees!
Vancouver, BC – During a recent trip to Vancouver, battle rap’s most talked about emcee Dizaster sat down with HipHopCanada’s West Coast team.
KassKillls brought up several topics with Diz including his upcoming battle versus Cassidy at the Fresh Coast/Film On presented event Ether, his return to King Of The Dot his infamous battle with Math Hoffa, who he’s got his eye on in Vancouver and much more.
Spoiler: Dizaster says the only person he would battle in Vancouver is a certain Battleaxe General. Will we see him back in Vancouver for an event? Who knows but in the meantime, check out KassKills versus Dizaster below.
Vancouver, BC – Originally published August 31, 2014 – After a beautiful Friday night set in Vancouver by Top Dawg Entertainment’s lovely first lady, we caught up with SZA in the project space at Fortune Sound. The low key babe made rounds chatting up adoring fans, giving them genuine moments of her time, listening to stories and patiently receiving admiration. She’s gorgeous, sweet and smart but she’s not the type of girl who wants you to think you know her. While SZA is humble and receptive to her surroundings she also maintains a mysterious charm – something one might consider part of her signature qualities.
Assuming SZA would be less approachable, no interview was prepared but from the jump she was kind and cute and chatting with her felt like catching up with an old homie. When we first met we girl-talked about hair techniques after I asked if she needed to borrow an elastic to tie up her wild mane. She said “no thanks” and went on to explain how she uses olive oil to shine her locks once in a while and only cleanses with conditioner, never shampoo. I told her I loved her videos and how she takes a hand in directing them herself. She said her father was in film so it was a natural thing to her. I told her we needed to catch up later over a spliff and get some of her words on paper for her Canadian fans.
“I have this thing where I wanted to live this life where I live in a little log cabin, furnished with Organic Modernism with my short haired collie, and my trilingual fuckin’ children and my husband is an architect type shit. Sometimes I still want that but other times it’s like, I just gotta be me.“