slide 1

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 25

HipHopCanada joined Spotify in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single … Read More »

slide 1

A look at More Life’s ties to the UK; Plus 6 other British MCs you need to know

While taking in the More Life debut, one thing that really caught my interest was the … Read More »

slide 1

Bishop Brigante gives us the backstory for each song on his new Legacy project

With the release of a new project yesterday featuring some of his most well known singles … Read More »

slide 1

Drake premieres More Life playlist on OVO Sound Radio: Listen Here!

Drake has released his latest project, officially titled More Life: A Playlist by October Firm … Read More »

Atlantic Canada

Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”

Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”

.

17 Sep

Song of the Day: Theo3 calls out shady promoters on new Sproxx-produced single “Rock 4 A Fee”


Toronto, ON – Veteran Toronto recording artist Theo3 comes crashing in and demolishes an ill hard-hitting Big Sproxx beat with “Rock 4 A Fee.” Cards get pulled on the new single as Theo boosts his lyrical prowess and belittles shady promoters and inept MCs.

You can find the track on the new Sproxx compilation project, Born Here Raised Here, which features a couple of others tracks with Theo3 including “Light Work” and the posse cut “City On My Back.”

“Rock 4 A Fee” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day but make sure you click here to check out the entire Born Here Raised Here project.

Song of the Day: Theo3 calls out shady promoters on new Sproxx-produced single Rock 4 A Fee - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Veteran producer Sproxx reminds us why he’s one of the best with Born Here Raised Here LP

17 Sep

Veteran producer Sproxx reminds us why he’s one of the best with Born Here Raised Here LP


Toronto, ON – Veteran Rexdale producer Sproxx has helped the careers of dozens of Toronto artists, and his new project is a great sample of the diverse pool of talent he’s worked with. It also showcases his immense talent as a producer and why he’s so highly respected for his craft.

Some of the tracks are newer than others, and some of the records have been key singles for the artists featured on them. Like JB’s “My City” or Junia-T’s “My, My, My” (featuring Briskinthehouse), the first big release from the Sauga City artist/producer since his 2014 banger, Eye See You. Not to mention the insane posse cut “City On My Back” featuring Sproxx’s Freedom Writers crew along with Via Linez, Point Blank’s Stump Gets, D-Sisive, TRA of The SARS Network, JD Era & and the late great King Reign (R.I.P.) Other acts on the release include T Gramz, Los Poetas (featuring Tony Touch) and Shad. Not to be missed!

Born Here Raised Here is available to stream and download now through Sproxx’s Bandcamp profile.

Veteran producer Sproxx reminds us why he’s one of the best with Born Here Raised Here LP - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Song of the Day: Theo3 calls out shady promoters on new Sproxx-produced single “Rock 4 A Fee”

17 Sep

EMP just released their debut single “Rebellion” & you need to hear it


Brampton, ONEestbound, Milly Manson, and Pree recently formed the EMP supergroup and released their debut single “Rebellion.”

In case you’re not familiar with the crew’s line-up; Eestbound is the producer, Milly is the rapper, and Pree is the singer. Eestbound is one of the most important Canadian producers on the come-up right now. His name gets a lot of hype because he co-produced Travis Scott’s “Antidote” with Wondagurl. But the reason I f**k so heavily with the guy is because he’s produced for so many of my Canadian guys: Sean Leon, Bane, Brad Bonds, Jimmy Prime, and (of course) Milly Manson.

This single is the revolution of the new Toronto. It’s a song that puts a sound to the next generation of Toronto music. Milly and Pree deliver their vocals over top of one of Eestbound’s signature bass-heavy bounce bangers. And as you listen you’ll kind just want to thrash, and smash shit.

Check out “Rebellion” below, and keep your eyes on EMP because I’m super excited to see what else they have cooking up.

You need to hear this three-parter from Sean Leon titled

Related Post: ICYMI: Sean Leon dropped a new track called “Charge It To The WAV” & you need to hear it

16 Sep

Len Bowen puts on for The Prairies with brand new EP


Winnipeg, MBLen Bowen has been grinding for a minute to put his city of Winnipeg on the map. Originally apart of the group The Shadez he ventured out on his own with his 2010 release, Long Story Short. He recently resurfaced with a brand new EP titled Goin’ Away Party that boasts features from Rich Kidd, Grand Analog and JRDN, with mastering from Rob The Viking.

We caught up with Bowen for our most recent Prolific Profile feature. Read up on him after the jump and check out his Goin’ Away Party EP (available on Bandcamp) below.

Len Bowen puts on for The Prairies with brand new EP - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Winnipeg’s Len Bowen releases new Goin Away Party EP featuring Rich Kidd, JRDN & Biggs

15 Sep

You need to listen to Jahkoy’s “California Heaven” collaboration with ScHoolboy Q


Toronto, ON – Toronto vocalist and Def Jam signee Jahkoy just teamed up with T.D.E. artist ScHoolboy Q for a brand new record titled “California Heaven.”

Jahkoy lends his vocals to a soft West Coast female worship anthem, while Groovy Tony delivers a raunchy (pseudo-religious) feature verse about f**king all the LA girls: “Give me work work/ Thats missionary like church church/ Legs open like pearly gates in a thug mansion/ Get a thug passion.”

Stream a teaser of “California Heaven” via SoundCloud below, and head on over here to stream the track via Spotify.

Jahkoy teams up with ScHoolboy Q for

Related Post: This year’s WayHome Fest features Jazz Cartier, Frank Ocean, ScHoolboy Q, Jahkoy & more

15 Sep

SonReal, Joey Bada$$, Bryson Tiller & more to perform at Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival


Ottawa, ON – This city has one dope festival after another. Between Bluesfest and House of PainT, there is no shortage of opportunity to see some amazing hip-hop acts during the festival season. Now CityFolk (formerly the Ottawa Folk Festival) is here for another run just in time to wrap up the summer. Last year was a huge success and now the festival organizers are looking to expand on that with this year’s impressive line-up.

CityFolk Festival 2016, running from Sept. 15 to 18, kicks off today in Ottawa’s famous Landsdowne Park, a world-class attraction that blends modern amenities, courtyards, heritage buildings and green space. The festival takes place in Landsdowne’s Green Lawn.

SonReal, Joey Bada$$, Bryson Tiller & more to perform at Ottawa's CityFolk Festival - HipHopCanada.com
Joey Bada$$, SonReal & Bryson Tiller are
scheduled for CityFolk Festival 2016

Related Post: Fresh Kils to join Blueprint and Mad Dukez on North American tour [News]

15 Sep

Stick Up Kids: Flex The Antihero breaks down his latest video release


Toronto, ON – SmashMouth Music Group artist Flex The Antihero just released the video for his Emerson Brooks assisted track “Stick Up Kids” (produced by Emerson Brooks and M Mac).

The video (directed by Jason Baskey) delivers a Bonnie & Clyde style storyline, heavily influenced by the film Natural Born Killers. The storyline follows Flex and his girl through a passion-fuelled heist that snowballs into a toxic dysfunctional relationship blow-out.

This video is – hands down – one of the best videos that has landed in my inbox lately. Check the video and peep our Q&A with Flex after the jump.

Stick Up Kids: Flex The Antihero breaks down his latest video release - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Mississauga singer/songrwriter anders sets the bar high with his new single “re-up”

15 Sep

Van Hill just dropped a new track titled “On Mama”


Brampton, ON – Brampton artist Van Hill just released a new track on us titled “On Mama” (produced by Edeez).

“On Mama” is on some afterhours vibes; the non-sexual kind. It’s a song for when you’re smoked out late at night, and thinking shit through. Van’s vocals are much more faded than usual. But that’s the feel he’s going for. It’s not particularly cohesive. And it’s not really supposed to be. It’s the non-linear thought process that happens when you get inside your own head.

Van kicks off the track with one of the best opening bars I’ve heard lately: “Eat McDonalds like it’s Benihana’s/ Call that improvising.”

Then he goes in on his mama, his baby mama, and everything else swimming around inside his head. Listen to “On Mama” below or go take it in via The Nude Galleria.

We caught up with Van Hill to talk about his new single

Related Post: We caught up with Van Hill to talk about his latest single “Rollin”

15 Sep

You need to listen to this new CJ Flemings track “Blowin'”


Montreal, QC – Montreal artist CJ Flemings just released his latest single “Blowin'” (produced by SORENA) off CJ’s forthcoming new project.

“Blowin'” is a real-time commentary on what’s going on in CJ’s life right now as he makes his progression in the game. It bangs real hard. And it’s fuelled by a pretty big dose of braggadocio. But the track isn’t just flaunting CJ’s successes; it’s also looking at the obstacles he’s overcoming and the challenges he deals with on the daily.

This track been bumping steady for me this week. It’s such an essential turn-up record and I just want to play it on repeat. BLOWIN’! BLOWIN’! BLOWIN’! Check it out below. And peep our Q&A with CJ after the jump.

CJ Flemings connects with Most High's Ahkilo for this new track titled

Related Post: Sarah Jay’s Picks: Top 40 Up-And-Coming Canadian Rappers & Rap Crews of 2016

14 Sep

God Bless enlists Good Guy Pictures for “Gunman Freestyle” video


Ottawa, ONMC God Bless and production company Good Guy Pictures team up for a new first-person shooter inspired video for the “Gunman” freestyle. Check out the visuals now after the jump link below.

God Bless is currently promoting his new EP, Shoot Em All Let God Sort Dem Out, available here.

God Bless enlists Good Guy Pictures for Gunman Freestyle video - HipHopCanada.com

Related Post: Listen to the Shoot Em All Let God Sort Dem Out EP from Ottawa vet God Bless

Page 80 / 1,309First2040798081100120Last