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Quake Matthews releases “Just Another Love Story” video; pens himself a letter

Quake Matthews releases “Just Another Love Story” video; pens himself a letter

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5M Views in 24 HRS: The Weeknd’s “Reminder” features Drake, Nav, Belly, Derek Wise & more

5M Views in 24 HRS: The Weeknd’s “Reminder” features Drake, Nav, Belly, Derek Wise & more

Stockholm, SE – Before setting out on his European tour, Starboy: Legend of the Fall, which officially got underway about an hour … Read More »

Derek Wise makes Vancouver debut on February 24th at Republic Nightclub

Derek Wise makes Vancouver debut on February 24th at Republic Nightclub

Vancouer, BC – XO affiliate, Derek Wise makes his Vancouver debut on February 24th at Republic Nightclub. The Toronto-based emcee recently released his … Read More »

CARAS announces JUNO Awards nominations for Rap Recording of the Year

CARAS announces JUNO Awards nominations for Rap Recording of the Year

Ottawa, ON – Earlier today, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) released the nominations for the 2017 JUNO Awards. … Read More »

Travis Scott’s “beibs in the trap” video produced by & featuring Nav surpasses 21.5M views

Travis Scott’s “beibs in the trap” video produced by & featuring Nav surpasses 21.5M views

Houston, TX – Travis Scott has had a Canadian influence for quite some time now, something especially highlighted by the credits on … Read More »

Tomorrow: XO’s Derek Wise releases his album debut, Inglorious; release party tonight

Tomorrow: XO’s Derek Wise releases his album debut, Inglorious; release party tonight

Toronto, ON – Tomorrow is another big day for Toronto hip-hop as XO budding star Derek Wise releases his album debut, Inglorious.
The … Read More »

Party Monster: The Weeknd releases latest video in support of Starboy

Party Monster: The Weeknd releases latest video in support of Starboy

Toronto, ON – The Weeknd released a new video on Thursday in support of his chart-topping album, Starboy. “Party Monster” – which … Read More »

Our Favourite Stories of 2016

Our Favourite Stories of 2016

We wanted our list to be 16 items long (it’s the trendy thing to do with Top 10 lists this year) but that wasn’t going to happen.

Don’t miss the new Nav-produced “SUPER SAUGOD” by Sauga City’s own Ramriddlz

Don’t miss the new Nav-produced “SUPER SAUGOD” by Sauga City’s own Ramriddlz

Mississauga, ON – With Nav on production, Ramriddlz returns on a bit of a hip-hop-dancehall-hybrid tip for the second of two songs … Read More »

Belly releases new Spiff TV-directed video for “Trap Phone” featuring Jadakiss

Belly releases new Spiff TV-directed video for “Trap Phone” featuring Jadakiss

New York, NY – Belly adds more visual support to his new Roc Nation mixtape Inzombia with the Jadakiss-assisted “Trap Phone.” The … Read More »

Belly to join Juicy J as special guest on Rubba Band Business: The Tour

Belly to join Juicy J as special guest on Rubba Band Business: The Tour

Phoenix, AZ – Dates have been released for the 30+ date Juicy J tour kicking off in January. Rubba Band Business: The … Read More »

Song of the Day: Belly & Nav talk addiction on Inzombia single, “Re Up”

Song of the Day: Belly & Nav talk addiction on Inzombia single, “Re Up”

Toronto, ON – Our Song of the Day is a fan favourite off the new Belly project, Inzombia, his follow-up to May’s … Read More »

XO/Roc Nation’s Belly releases new Inzombia tape featuring Jadakiss, Future, Ty Dolla $ign & more

XO/Roc Nation’s Belly releases new Inzombia tape featuring Jadakiss, Future, Ty Dolla $ign & more

XO/Roc Nation’s Belly returns with a new project called Inzombia. It’s his first release since May’s Another Day In Paradise and a prelude to the full-length album he plans to drop the first quarter of 2017.

Check out the new self-produced single “Nothing On Me” by Nav

Check out the new self-produced single “Nothing On Me” by Nav

Toronto, ON – New music from Nav. This is the self-produced “Nothing On Me.”

The Weeknd performs “Starboy” & “False Alarm” on Saturday Night Live

The Weeknd performs “Starboy” & “False Alarm” on Saturday Night Live

New York, NY – Along with the anticipated Trump impressions by Alec Baldwin, this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured The … Read More »

The Weeknd, LL Cool J, Adam Levine, Calvin Harris & more are now partial owners of the UFC

The Weeknd, LL Cool J, Adam Levine, Calvin Harris & more are now partial owners of the UFC

Las Vegas, NV – It has been revealed that Toronto superstar The Weeknd is one of close to two dozen celebrities who … Read More »

Day 4: Belly makes hometown return at Ottawa Bluesfest with special guest Travis Scott

Day 4: Belly makes hometown return at Ottawa Bluesfest with special guest Travis Scott

Fans surrounded Bluesfest’s City Stage in droves on Sunday to watch Ottawa’s most successful MC to date do his … Read More »

Belly goes gold with “Might Not;” Gears up for hometown return at Bluesfest July 10

Belly goes gold with “Might Not;” Gears up for hometown return at Bluesfest July 10

Ottawa, ON – In another monumental year for Ottawa’s own Belly aka Rebellyus, the Roc Nation/XO artist and songwriter makes a big … Read More »

Derek Wise beat his charges & released this new track “Had To Wake Up”

Derek Wise beat his charges & released this new track “Had To Wake Up”

Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Derek Wise just announced that he has beat all the charges against him from 2014, and has … Read More »

Toronto producer/MC Nav releases catchy new Metro Boomin-produced single, “Up”

Toronto producer/MC Nav releases catchy new Metro Boomin-produced single, “Up”

UPDATE (DEC. 18, 2016): After being released back in June, the Metro Boomin-produced “Up” by Toronto producer-recording artist Nav has received over … Read More »

BBMAs: Meek Mill wins Top Rap Album, Drake wins Top Rap Artist; The Weeknd wins the rest

BBMAs: Meek Mill wins Top Rap Album, Drake wins Top Rap Artist; The Weeknd wins the rest

Las Vegas, NV – Hate him or love him, Meek Mill continues to make headlines long after the beef with Drake which … Read More »

The Weeknd brings out XO/Roc Nation signee Belly at the JUNO Awards

The Weeknd brings out XO/Roc Nation signee Belly at the JUNO Awards

Calgary, AB – Despite the Rap Recording of the Year category being once again relegated to the JUNO Awards pre-gala event – … Read More »

The HipHopCanada Guide to the JUNO Awards

The HipHopCanada Guide to the JUNO Awards

Today is the official kick-off to JUNO Week in Calgary … Read More »

For No Good Reason: We caught up with Nixxon to break down his new EP

For No Good Reason: We caught up with Nixxon to break down his new EP

Toronto, ON – Toronto artist Nixxon (formerly JesseRay) just hit us with his latest project drop; a tight little five-track EP titled … Read More »

Song of the Day: Derek Wise is “GLAM” with new Tommy Kruise-produced single

Song of the Day: Derek Wise is “GLAM” with new Tommy Kruise-produced single

Toronto, QC – Derek Wise and Tommy Kruise are two of the most intriguing and creative talents coming out of their respective cities. … Read More »

Runnin’ It: Derek Wise gets back on track with the Glam Wave EP

Runnin’ It: Derek Wise gets back on track with the Glam Wave EP

Toronto, ON – Originally uploaded to SoundCloud late 2015 as a 3-song release, Derek Wise finally settled on 6-tracks for the final … Read More »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Song of the Day: Syph enlists new Roc Nation signee Belly for “Right Now”

Song of the Day: Syph enlists new Roc Nation signee Belly for “Right Now”

Mississauga, ON – Our Song of the Day is the another dope track off the Rookie of the Year project from Syph. … Read More »

Here’s what happened when The Weeknd brought The Madness Fall Tour to Calgary

Here’s what happened when The Weeknd brought The Madness Fall Tour to Calgary

Calgary, AB – On Nov. 29, XO’s kingpin, pop megastar The Weeknd brought The Madness Fall Tour through the Saddledome in Calgary. … Read More »

The Weeknd, Drake lead Canadian nominees for 58th Grammy Awards

The Weeknd, Drake lead Canadian nominees for 58th Grammy Awards

Los Angeles, CA – The nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday via a press release posted on the … Read More »

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