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Dizaster talks Cassidy, Ether, KOTD, Vancouver rap & more [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – During a recent trip to Vancouver, battle rap’s most talked about emcee Dizaster sat down with HipHopCanada’s West Coast … Read More »

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Sese announces release date for YFRWN3; previews cover art [News]

St. Catharines, ON – Your Halloween won’t be complete without the latest edition of the YFRWN mixtape series. That’s right, this October … Read More »

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The Good, The Bad & The Strange: Artist to Artist with Tech N9ne [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published September 11, 2014 – Tech N9ne is no stranger to touring. Arguably one of the hardest working … Read More »

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Win tickets to Nas: Time Is Illmatic at Vancouver International Film Festival [Contest]

Vancouver, BC – We recently partnered up with VIFF to help present one of the most exciting films at this year’s Vancouver … Read More »

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Jay Mayne – Harold’s [Audio]

Jay Mayne – Harold’s [Audio]


30 Apr

Sophia Danai – Wish You Well (The New Royales Remix) [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – The lovely Sophia Danai has teamed up with Hastings Set homies, The New Royales to bring the remix for her track “Wish You Well”. Check the audio below.


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30 Apr

Peter Jackson – Welcome to Jurassic Park (Raptors Playoff Tribute) [Video] #SOTD

Toronto, ON – Tied at two wins a piece, the Toronto Raptors head home today to host the Brooklyn Nets for Game 5 of their first round playoff series. After a 87-79 victory over the Nets on Sunday, fans are hopeful the team can carry things over to the next round, where Miami awaits.

With the Game 5 tip-off only hours away, Peter Jackson has released a new video for his Raptors tribute anthem entitled “Welcome to Jurassic Park.” More details can be found in the release after the jump. “Welcome to Jurassic Park” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Go Raptors!

Catch PJ at Sound Academy on May 6 with his band, “The Nicks.” He’ll be opening for The Lox, making their first appearance as a group in Canada. Other opening acts include G5ive, Trinity Chris, Scrwg Scrilla and Roney. Music will be provided by Dames Nellas and the event is hosted by Trixx. Click here for more details and the event flyer.

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30 Apr

Billionaire B – Vibin [Video]

Vancouver, BCBillionaire B drops another visual off his latest project Canadian Nights x DRC titled “Vibin” produced by VanCity Beats.

Stay tuned for more from the Detroit native as he will be announcing tour dates and release dates for his upcoming project The Prestige 3.

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30 Apr

Shai Mate – Take Control [Album]

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver hip-hop artist, Shai Mate had been wanting to make a properly produced and put together record for a long time. But it wasn’t until he gained the knowledge and skills from Nimbus School of Recording Arts that he felt he was in a position to do so. As soon as his education began at Nimbus, he knew it was a goal of his to complete a full length LP with original production. As he began putting songs together that he felt best represented the message and vibe he was trying to convey to people, it became clear to Shai what kind of songs were missing from the body of work and had yet to be brought to light.

A great deal of effort was made trying to create something of high quality on all fronts and most importantly to convey his true personality on wax. To inspire people to break through what it is that’s holding them back from achieving their goals and to take control of their lives. Hence the album title Take Control.

Through the connections at Nimbus, Shai Mate had the privilege of working with such legendary producers as DJ Kemo, Garth Richardson, Chin Injeti, and Rob The Viking of Swollen Members. Take Control went into production and writing in December of 2012. The songs were all written and a demo was recorded by September 2013. Between September 2013 and March 2014 the album went through rigorous post production stages. Take Control was mastered near the end of March 2014 by Brock Macfarlane. Not only was Shai responsibly for the vast majority of the Mixing and post production, he also designed and painted the original artwork for the album cover.

The vastly talented young artist is planning an album release party at Hooker’s Green scheduled for May the 1st. Look out for Shai Mate on your local Vancouver radio stations and TV stations.

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30 Apr

CyHi The Prynce at Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver June 7th [News]

Vancouver, BC – Konvict Muzik/ GOOD Music rapper, CyHi The Prynce will hit the stage June 7th at Fortune Sound Club. The show is proudly sponsorsed by HipHop Canada. We’re looking forward to seeing him perform alongside local rappers Northwest Division and Hugo Kafumbi. Tickets are available at Highlife, Zulu, DIPT, Red Cat, Beatstreet and online at

Checkout the full event poster after the jump.

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30 Apr

#DearRappers: 7 tips for building and maintaining good relationships [Article]

Vancouver, BCOriginally published April 28, 2014 – As West Coast Editor of HipHopCanada for close to two years, I’ve seen and heard almost everything from artists in the industry to the point where very little surprises me now. Sometimes us editors take it to social media to vent and chalk it up to #EditorProblems but is anyone really listening to our small tips of golden advice?

One thing I have discovered is that your relationships are everything in this industry so I’ve come up with seven of what I feel are very important tips for building and maintaining good relationships in the biz. These are just a few of the useful tips I’ve learned in my short time in the industry and let’s face it, free advice is hard to come by. So read up – they just might help your career one day.

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30 Apr

Just John – No Handouts [Video]

Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer Just John releases new visuals in support of his Fast Metaborhythm mixtape. “No Handouts” was produced by ahKILO and the video was directed by Dream Media. Check out the video after the jump.

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30 Apr

Just John – Fast Metaborhythm [Mixtape]

Toronto, ON – 20 year-old Just John presents to you his debut full-length project, Fast Metaborhythm. The release was engineered completely by Brian “BMOON” Moon and features an array of producers including ahKILO, Khoazy, Jeremy Rodney-Hall, RMNGNT’s Nana Bates, Andy Atlanti$ and DeltaSt8. Click the jump to download or stream it now.

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30 Apr

Clipz – Been Through Da Fire [Audio]

Toronto, ONClipz of Marxmen Entertainment and Parma Media is back with a new single featuring production by LG Beats. “Been Through Da Fire” can be found on Clipz’ Crid Lyfe Volume 2 mixtape hosted by DJ Cortez. Check out “Been Through Da Fire” below.


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30 Apr

Donmillion – Real Outlaw Shit [Mixtape]

Toronto, ON – Yesterday Toronto vet Donmillion (aka Alias Donmillion) dropped off his sixth mixtape, released via his own Milly Mafia Music. The 14-track Real Outlaw Shit is dedicated to Milly’s 12-year-old daughter, Zakeyah Jazaina Scott, who tragically passed away April 16, 2013, after complaining about not being able to breathe while playing soccer. The mixtape opens with a heartfelt song which sees the grieving father describe his emotions and what he’s been going through over the past year. You can stream or download Real Outlaw Shit after the jump. R.I.P. Jazaina Scott.

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Trying to get my life straight, that’s what I hope / Started from the bottom, trying to finish on a high note.” – Donmillion

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