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T.R.A. talks new album Crazy 8′s, SARS Network updates, touring & more [Intervi…

Toronto, ON – Originally published April 10, 2014 – I met Toronto rapper T.R.A., aka Tha Rhyme Animal, in person for the … Read More »

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Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

London, UK – In the early 2000′s, when the relationship between hip-hop and the internet really began to flourish, many aspiring MCs … Read More »

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Kid Ink in Vancouver on My Own Lane Tour [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published April 3, 2014 – Rising to hip-hop celebrity on his own terms, Kid Ink is a hustler … Read More »

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Tyler, The Creator announces Canadian tour dates [News]

Winnipeg, MB - Western Canada is about to get rowdy this summer as Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator prepares to take over. The … Read More »

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I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

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11 Dec

Divo – Inside the Vault [Mixtape]


Kitchener, ON – Don’t miss the new Inside the Vault mixtape from veteran MC, Divo. The project gives you a sneak peak at songs from his upcoming new album, some exclusive remixes and some past favourites.

Guest appearances include Classified, Dan-e-o, D-Sisive, N.I.F.T.Y., DL Incognito, Gee Wunder, Eternia, Tara Chase and several more.

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11 Dec

Stolen From Africa sits down with King Los from Bad Boy [Interview]


Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada’s Stolen From Africa fam – a Toronto based movement with a focus on cultural awareness, education and entertainment – has the Almighty Shing Shing Regime’s Born King sit down with King Los from Bad Boy Records. See King Los speak about how he met Diddy, what fatherhood is like, and much more.

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11 Dec

Dan-e-o – Grab A Cloud (Live at #BigTicket) [Video]


Toronto, ON – This video captures a live performance of the track “Grab A Cloud” by Toronto vet Dan-e-o, featuring his protégés, the duo L.I.U. (Slick Mason and Conwell). Shot by Goodwill Entertainment, the performance of this track was part of an incredible 45-minute set in celebration of the release of Dan-e-o’s new Inevitable album on URBNET Records. The release party for the LP went down inside a packed Velvet Underground in downtown Toronto as part of the city’s top monthly hip-hop event, #BigTicket on Nov. 8, 2013.

Dan-e-o will be hosting the next #BigTicket this Friday, Dec. 13 with headliners King Jus and Fresh Kils promoting their new Work Hard EP. Click here for more details and check out the Dan-e-o footage below.

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11 Dec

New’L – The Trap Door [EP]


Calgary, AB – Over the weekend, Calgary’s young stunner, New’L, dropped a sweet new EP entitled The Trap Door. You may have caught a listen to his debut Pay Schemes & Daydreams mixtape when it dropped back in September (if you haven’t listened to it yet, step your game up).

Anyways, PSDD has been roasting up the airwaves and New’L's fans got a little hungry. So last month, New’L decided to take a bunch of his unreleased singles and put them together into a project. The result is this sweet six-track EP. Check it out below.

New’L – The Trap Door [EP] - HipHopCanada.com

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11 Dec

Daniel Worthy, Big Pops, Showboiz featured on new DUBB project [News]


Daniel Worthy, Big Pops, Showboiz featured on new DUBB project [News] - HipHopCanada.com

Los Angeles, CA – LA rapper DUBB has created a huge buzz leading up to the Jan. 14 release of his Never Content project. Several dope leaks have hit the net already including our current Song of the Day, “Ghetto Christmas,” produced by Hank Iving.

The release actually has several Canadian connections as it features 3 producers from Toronto including Daniel Worthy, Big Pops and The Showboiz. Worthy produced 4 songs including a record rumored to feature Nipsey Hussle. After DUBB’s standout feature on Nipsey’s recent Crenshaw mixtape – a song that had even LeBron James tweeting about having it on repeat – people will certainly be checking for their latest collaboration.

Look out for Never Content to drop Jan. 14.

Daniel Worthy, Big Pops, Showboiz featured on new DUBB project [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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11 Dec

DUBB – Ghetto Christmas [Audio] #SOTD


Los Angeles, CA – AV8ERS artist DUBB is back with a new song entitled “Ghetto Christmas,” produced by Hank Iving. DUBB’s highly anticipated forthcoming mixtape Never Content, hosted by DJ Carisma, drops on Jan. 14, 2014. “Ghetto Christmas” is our Song of the Day.

As was the case with previous DUBB releases, Never Content features several Canadian producers including Daniel Worthy, Big Pops and The Showboiz. Click here for more details.

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DUBB - Ghetto Christmas / Silver Lining ft. Devin Miles & Short Dawg [Audio] #SOTD - HipHopCanada.com

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11 Dec

Devon Tracy – Slow It Down [Video] #RoomFullOfMirrors


Toronto, ON – The young gun Devon Tracy returns with a new video directed by G-Dot. “Slow It Down” was produced by Jayze and recorded at Diamond Factory Studios. Room Full of Mirrors is coming soon!

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11 Dec

Twenty Mill – Road Dogz [Video] #TheMillFiles


Toronto, ON – New visuals from Twenty Mill for his Daniel Worthy-produced “Road Dogz” single. The video was directed by Captured Photography and Film; directed and edited by Lucas Sewards and Dan Barker. You can find “Road Dogz” on Mill’s The Mill Files project which is available on DatPiff. Check out the video below.

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11 Dec

Dan-e-o – Inevitable [Album]


Toronto, ONOriginally published Nov. 12, 2013Inevitable is the latest release from Toronto MC and actor Dan-e-o (of Perfeck Strangers and Monolith fame). Inevitable is nicely summarized by this press release below:

“It’s been a long time coming. But it was inevitable that it would happen. Featuring guest performances by Red Rat, Chip Fu, Rich Kidd, SepTo, Brotha J, Dwayne Morgan and more, Dan-e-o’s long overdue third album Inevitable is being heralded as his best work to date. On this 14-track URBNET Records offering, Dan-e-o weaves vintage golden-era-esque lyrical head bangers in and out with introspective soul songs to present a mature, witty and heartfelt hip-hop roller coaster ride of emotion.

Collaborating with Monolith co-founder Charisma a.k.a. Skizzz, who handles the production of the album in its entirety, Dan-e-o has crafted a project that is as sensually soulful as it is “hit-’em-where-it-hurts” raw. Also including doses of rhythm and blues and dancehall reggae, Inevitable delivers on all points musically.

Lyrically, Dan-e-o has never been better. Unashamed to expose his vulnerable “I’ve been hurt” side while at the same time only too eager to unleash his ever-bragadocious “world’s greatest MCisms,” Inevitable presents Dan-e-o as both expert lyricist and soulful crooner all at once.

The multifaceted rapper, singer, songwriter and actor is unflinching in his insistence that he is a force to be reckoned with in the worldwide musical landscape. His rightful place atop it, as it were, is Inevitable.

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10 Dec

King Jus & Fresh Kils celebrate Work Hard EP release at #BigTicket on Dec. 13 [News]


Toronto, ON – The #BigTicket series returns with another great line-up this Friday, Dec. 13 inside The Velvet Underground (510 Queen St. W). The bill is headlined by infamous lyricist and edu-tainer King Jus and MPC master/producer Fresh Kils, celebrating the release of their Work Hard EP. Jus and Kils will be joined by Frankie Payne (of the super group Freedom Writers), TalkSick (of The SARS Network), Connected By Blood, Beaugé, and G5CU. The event will also welcome the return of the open mic cypher and as always, the hottest music and videos spun by the award-winning DJ Law. With over 400 people at the last #BigTicket. the night promises to be another full house and lots of fun.

Presented by EasParkPro, #BigTicket goes down every second Friday of the month with host Dan-e-o of Perfeck Strangers/Monolith. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the show starts at 10:30 – don’t be late! Click the jump for the flyer.

Extra: King Jus is on Toronto’s Droppin’ Dimez Radio tonight at midnight (EST) with DJ MelBoogie, JJ Rock and Anitah Sparkz. Listen live online at CHRY.fm. Support college radio!

King Jus & Fresh Kilss celebrate Work Hard EP release at #BigTicket on Dec. 13 [News] - HipHopCanada.com

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