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New York rapper Troy Ave talks Canadian Tour, White Christmas 3, Young Lito & more

Ottawa, ON – BSB Records rapper Troy Ave was recently in the Nation’s Capital for the second date of his White Christmas … Read More »

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2016 JUNO Awards: Drake, Kardinal, k-os & more nominated for Rap Recording of the Yea…

Toronto, ON – After months of waiting patiently, CARAS has finally revealed the nominations for the 2016 JUNO Awards taking place in … Read More »

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Understanding Summer Sixteen: With Meek Mill digested, Drake sets his sights on bigger tar…

Listening to Episode 14 of OVO Sound Radio earlier tonight, it’s clear … Read More »

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Atlantic Canada

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

Halifax’s Aldean Alliston aka AL Boogie releases fresh visuals for “Make A Kil

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13 Jul

Seth Dyer lives out what “They Call Dreams” on new single release


Toronto, ON – A couple of weeks ago, Seth Dyer released a new self-produced track on us titled “They Call Dreams.”

Seth is currently working on a new mixtape titled Things Remembered, so it sounds like we’re in for a quite a few more Seth Dyer single drops in the near future. Just to clarify: this track won’t be on the upcoming project. But it’ll give you an idea of what you can expect from homie Seth on the tape.

Unrelated side note: I used to compare Seth Dyer to Drizzy Drake a lot. He definitely doesn’t sound like Drake at all on here. His flow went and got all grizzly on us.

Seth Dyer - Stitches (Prod. Seth Dyer) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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13 Jul

“Jamaican Parents Don’t Understand Technology!” by 4YallEntertainment


Brampton, ON – Don’t miss the hilarious new video from the 4YallEntertainment team. This time they go in on Jamaican parents who don’t understand modern technology. Check out “Jamaican Parents Don’t Understand Technology!” after the jump link below and let the hilarity ensue!

What if the only person who was home to email your assignment was your aunty who never used a computer in her life?

Jamaican Parents Don't Understand Technology! by 4YallEntertainment - HipHopCanada.com

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13 Jul

East Coast rapper MAK11 gets ready to blow-up with new video for “C4”


St. John’s, NL – East Coast up-and-comer MAK11 just released his debut video for “C4” off his forthcoming mixtape titled New Atlantis.

This is MAK11’s hungry teaser for what’s to come on his upcoming tape. Obviously “C4” is a very powerful explosive. So MAK11 uses this song as a warning shot fired: “Hold up/ What you watching me for?/ You should probably worry about yourself/ And I’m about to blow up/ I don’t even need C4.

Y’all heard that??? The man does not require explosives to blow up because he is an explosive entity in of himself. This is serious. The video was filmed by Liam “Based” Penney and the track was produced by Roca Beats. Check it out after the jump.

East Coast rapper MAK11 gets ready to blow-up with new video for

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12 Jul

Wolfpack returns with reinvented sound and new “Bastard” single


Prince Albert, SK – After a long hiatus, Saskatchewan’s Wolfpack crew returns with a new twangy country-hip-hop sound and a freshly-released single titled “Bastard.”

The Wolfpack sound has always kind of edged in to country territory, but this joint goes all in. This track sounds very reminiscent of Sublime. It’s got a gritty unapologetic nasal rap-rock vibe. Check it out below.

Wolfpack - Saskatchewan Summer ft. Katt [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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10 Jul

Full Flex Express journeys to this year’s 2015 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest


HipHopCanada’s Ottawa affiliate partner CapCityHipHop, brings us full coverage of the first day of the 2015 RBC Bluesfest courtesy of Emily Plunkett and Lil Thrilla. Full details and photos available after the jump.


Ottawa, ON – Day 1 of this year’s 2015 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest kicked off on July 8th with the festival opening its doors early to all concert goers. With its inspiration from the long Canadian train journeys taken in the 1960’s by hippie superstars the Greatful Dead and Janis Joplin, the Full Flex Express Tour began its own cross country journey with a pounding bass groove, an energy only a large size can of your favorite energy drink and the opening night of the 2015 edition of Bluesfest.

Full Flex Express journeys to this year's 2015 Ottawa RBC Bluesfest - HipHopCanada.com
A$AP Ferg kicks off the 2015 RBC Bluesfest

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10 Jul

Apple Music exclusive: Drake drops video for “Energies”; Majid Jordan releases new single “My Love”


Toronto, ON – OVO Sound has taken over Apple Music in the last 24 hours. Last night Toronto duo Majid Jordan made an anticipated comeback dropping a brand new single titled “My Love” featuring OVO head honcho Drake, exclusively through Apple Music. This is the first collab between the crew since their hit “Hold On We’re Going Home”.

Drake also had a little something to share with the Apple Music world this morning too. From his last album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Drizzy got his parody on with the video for “Energy”. See him getting creative taking on his version of Oprah, Miley and President Obama. No joke. It’s…interesting.

Check out “My Love” via Apple Music here and the video for “Energy” here.

Apple Music exclusive: Drake drops video for

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10 Jul

Krazy K – Find A Way ft. Uness [Video]


Montreal, QC – Coming off the release of his debut album, Real City’s own Krazy K breaks us off with a new video for the Alex Lustig produced track “Find A Way” featuring Uness. The new visual directed by Michael Jacobs finds Krazy K rapping his metaphor-heavy verses while on a scenic route across the city. Take in below and be sure to cop his Small World project if you haven’t already!

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9 Jul

Rashid St. James drops trippy visuals for anime-hip-hop banger “Yung Tetsuo”


Toronto, ON – The king of the murky underground (aka: Rashid St. James) just hit us with some fresh new visuals for “Yung Tetsuo” off his just-released The Nightmare In The Afterhours project. The video was directed by KEESH. And it was actually her debut video. So shout-out to KEESH. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more videos from her in the future.

This track was actually the first track I ever heard from Rashid. I first heard it towards the end of 2014, and I’ve been following Rashid’s work ever since. This joint stuck with me because it was just straight-up the most obscure amalgamation of influences. First off, there’s the nod to anime. Rashid is a big anime and manga nerd. Yung Tetsuo is actually a character from the Katsuhiro Otomo movie, Akira. So there’s that. Then there’s the salute to the Motown kingpin, Berry Gordy. And that’s just the the content. The song itself features some serious murky grime production, courtesy of 4:44. And it all turns up from there.

The only way I can break it down for you is like this: if there was a Canadian rap game anime series set in the trap house starring Berry Gordy, it would be called “Yung Tetsuo.”

Rashid St. James - Yung Tetsuo (Berry Gordy)(Prod. 4:44) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

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9 Jul

Relic and Ghettosocks bring The 13th Floor Tour to Calgary on July 10


Calgary, AB – On July 10, Relic and Ghettosocks return to Calgary to play a show at Nite Owl (213 10 Ave SW) as part of the cross-country 13th Floor Tour in support of Relic’s recently-released 13-track album entitled The 13th Floor.

Relic and Ghettosocks stop in Calgary after kicking the tour off in Saskatoon at the beginning of the month. The show will feature tour support from Saskatoon MC Cquel, along with Vancouver’s own Stage. The YYC show will also feature opening support from JAM, Frankie $horts, and the legendary Dragon Fli Empire duo. Tickets will be available at the door for $10. So come through and show some love to two of the country’s most criminally slept-on heavyweights.

And if you’re not in Calgary, you can still catch the guys in the West Coast later on this month. After Calgary, The 13th Floor Tour stops in Salmon Arm, Kelowna, Kamloops, Vancouver, Nanaimo, and Victoria. The show wraps up on July 23 back in the motherland Toronto. Full tour details are available over here.

Relic and Ghettosocks bring The 13th Floor Tour to Calgary on July 10 - HipHopCanada.com

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9 Jul

BJ The Chicago Kid drops new single in Vancouver; talks album debut


Vancouver, BC – Timbre Concert’s second annual East Van Summer Jam blew through Vancouver’s Strathcona Park on July 4th and when we saw LA based / Chicago native BJ The Chicago Kid was set to be on the bill, we knew we had to be there.

Making his Vancity headlining debut, the emcee known for his soulful hooks and impressive feature spots took to the stage with his dedicated band after a long flight from New Orleans where they had wrapped up a performance at Essence Festival the day before.

BJ The Chicago Kid drops new single in Vancouver; talks album debut - HipHopCanada.com

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