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Toronto Remembers: A tribute to veteran DJ Son of S.O.U.L.

Toronto’s hip-hop community is in mourning today … Read More »

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Anything but simple: Akon takes on five-project album, Lighting Africa and Canadian Tour

Atlanta, GA – Akon is no stranger to the spotlight. As a musician he has made his mark on an international level … Read More »

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Scarborough’s Social Anti talks #triggers exhibit; Toronto Aug 28 – 30

Toronto, ON – Last week we told you about a new 20-piece photo exhibit known as #triggers which is based on the … Read More »

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The Pinkprint Tour: DeJ Loaf is the greatest & Meek Mill is losing it

Calgary, AB – On Aug. 18, the good people over at Live Nation brought Nicki Minaj and her Pinkprint Tour through Calgary … Read More »

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Maestro speaks with Global Halifax about acting, Fish N’ Chips, new projects & more

Maestro speaks with Global Halifax about acting, Fish N’ Chips, new projects & more


24 Mar

Drake, k-os, P. Reign, SonReal & more Canadians scheduled for Squamish Fest 2015 [News]

Squamish, BC – The 2015 Squamish Valley Music Festival line-up is stacked with dope Canadian hip-hop talent. Drake is scheduled to headline on Saturday, August 8, which is day 2 of the 3 day festival.

On August 7 – Day 1, 20 artists will hit the stage including ScHoolboy Q, Chance The Rapper, SZA and more. The headline performer is Sam Smith. Drake’s headline performance the next day will also be supported by A$AP Rocky, award-winning Canadian MC k-os, award-winning Canadian DJ and record executive A-Trak, OVO/Reps Up rapper P. Reign, and a ton more. The last day of the festival is headlined by Mumford & Sons and will feature 15+ additional acts including Vancouver rising star SonReal and Haitian-Canadian electronic musician, producer and DJ – Kaytranada. Definitely a great display of what Canada has to offer!

Lastly, the day before the festival begins, August 6, there will be a opening event featuring 6 acts including a group we recently covered, The Funk Hunters. Click the jump to check out additional information about Squamish 2015. And as per a tweet from the @SquamishFest account, “Single day passes on sale Thurs, Mar 26 at 10am SHARP!”

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24 Mar

Madchild x Pimpton x JD Era – The Roaches vs. The Chosen [Video]

Regina, SK – A day earlier than expected but no one’s complaining. Check out the newly released video for “The Roaches vs. The Chosen” by CJE’s Pimpton featuring Madchild and the newest addition to the Battleaxe Warriors family, JD Era. The song was produced by Merky Waters Music and the video was directed by Big Shot Music Inc. You can find the song on Pimpton’s new album, KCMKV2, available on iTunes via Propagate Records; mixed and mastered at Nebulus Entertainment. Click the jump link below to check out the video.

HipHopCanada’s Edmonton rep Rosa Jason recently caught up with Pimpton and Era on set of the “The Roaches vs. The Chosen” video shoot. Click here to check out the interview.

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24 Mar

Kryple – Same Old Song [Video]

Edmonton, AB – In support of his upcoming album Anger Management, set to be released in April, Kryple just dropped his second music video “Same Old Song”. Kryple channels the golden era vibe with innovative instrumentals, a tight beat and (as usual) his flow is effortlessly on time. The video (directed by Sonik) is a montage of live shows and events over time which includes cameos from Hopsin, Merkules and his brothers from Doom Squad.

In between all of the glamorous and fun parts of the rap game, Kryple is also shown in the humble side of it: sitting at a table with a blunt, notebook and pen. Focused as he starts to write the lyrics of the song, there’s no days off for Kryple. Check the video after the jump.

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24 Mar

e.d.g.e. – NOFUXGIVEN [Audio]

Vancouver, BCe.d.g.e. is giving no fucks with the first track from his upcoming mixtape NOFUXGIVEN – sponsored by Ephin, Stealth Bomb Records and yours truly at HipHopCanada.

This self-titled track goes hard with that classic e.d.g.e. fierceness and production from Golden & Ashby. Stay tuned for the mixtape dropping soon. In the meantime, peep the audio for “NOFUXGIVEN” below.

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24 Mar

The Funk Hunters & Chali 2na play a sold out Commodore Ballroom (Live) [Photos]

Vancouver, BC – If you were in Vancouver this weekend for the sold-out Funk Hunters and Chali 2na show, you experienced a real treat. For those who weren’t around, let this serve as a lesson to you: anytime these folks take the stage, the roof almost literally sets ablaze and you’re missing out if you don’t take part.

The Commodore Ballroom was packed to the brim for an epic dance party and our man Jamie Sands caught a few flicks of the evening. Peep them below.

The Funk Hunters and Chali 2na Play a Sold Out Commodore Ballroom (Live) [Photos]

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24 Mar

Lex Luger in Vancouver on March 27 at Fortune Sound Club [News]

Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club is hosting a very special Friday night this March 27 with super producer Lex Luger on the ones and twos. HipHopCanada is proud to be a sponsor on this one with a handful of local DJs in the cut.

The Brick Squad/Fool’s Gold hustler will hard in the paint to kick off the weekend and tickets should be copped ASAP because this is an event not to be missed. Head over to Beat Street, Red Cat or Zulu to get those hand-to-hand copies or purchase tickets online here. Peep the official event poster after the jump.

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24 Mar

Kool Krys – Miss Gemini (Prod. Bix) [Audio]

Ottawa, ON – Ottawa rapper Kool Krys drops off an early stream to her new single, “Miss Gemini” which is set to officially drop tomorrow via her Bandcamp profile. The song was produced by Bix who has worked with Krys on her previously released projects including The Return of Diana Prince (2007), Perfume (2010), and Listen to Your Art (2012). Check out the new release below.

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24 Mar

Win tickets to see Pete Rock & Slum Village in Vancouver on April 3 [Contest]

Vancouver, BC – Legends will be in the house April 3 at Fox Cabaret as Pete Rock and Slum Village‘s North American Tour stops in Vancouver. Tour openers Hanif and Spac3man will be in the cut as well as locals Niña Mendoza and Elekwent Folk.

Our pals at Fox Cabaret have offered up a couple pairs of tickets to the event and we’re going to help you win. Follow contest details below or cop tickets online here.

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24 Mar

Swisslizz – Ride ft. Kenny Gourmet [Audio]

Vancouver, BC – New material from Vancouver’s Swisslizz just dropped featuring Kenny Gourmet. The track is titled “Ride” and comes from Swisslizz’s upcoming project, set to be released soon. Check it out below.

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24 Mar

Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul in Vancouver on April 19 at Fortune Sound Club [News]

Vancouver, BC – Three 6 Mafia’s own DJ Paul will be hitting up Vancouver’s Fortune Sound on April 19th for a pre-4/20 celebration. HipHopCanada is proud to be sponsoring this event with locals Stimulant J, C Styles and Skary B on the opening spots.

Tickets can be purchased online here or in-store at Zulu, Red Cat, High Life, Beat Street, Dipt and City Vape.

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