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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

Archive Tagged ‘XO’

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 »

Slim Jesus: “Drill Time” rapper talks Birdman call, The Weeknd, Ottawa show & more

Slim Jesus: “Drill Time” rapper talks Birdman call, The Weeknd, Ottawa show & more

Ottawa, ON – It started as the first stop of a 3-date Canadian leg for Slim Jesus’ Young & Ignorant tour, but … Read More »

The Weeknd Takes Vancouver Behind The Madness

The Weeknd Takes Vancouver Behind The Madness

Vancouver, BC – 2015 has been the year of Toronto musician Abel Tesfaye, better known to the world as The Weeknd. His soulful … Read More »

The Weeknd ‘obliterates’ first stop of The Madness Fall Tour in hometown of Toronto

The Weeknd ‘obliterates’ first stop of The Madness Fall Tour in hometown of Toronto

It’s been an AMAZING week for homegrown … Read More »

Sauga City’s Syph releases Rookie of the Year debut featuring JRDN, Tory Lanez, Belly & more

Sauga City’s Syph releases Rookie of the Year debut featuring JRDN, Tory Lanez, Belly & more

Toronto, ON – After an impressive buzz building campaign lasting the better part of the year, Sauga City-native Syph of Nu Money … Read More »

Sauga City rising star Syph to release highly anticipated Rookie of the Year mixtape on Nov. 3

Sauga City rising star Syph to release highly anticipated Rookie of the Year mixtape on Nov. 3

Toronto, ON – After building anticipation for his new project for the better part of a year, Nu Money Gang hip-hop artist … Read More »

Belly – Might Not ft. The Weeknd [Audio]

Belly – Might Not ft. The Weeknd [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Ottawa-native and XO-affiliate Belly recently dropped a new project titled Up For Days. One of our favourite tracks on … Read More »

Belly – Came From Nothing [Video] #SOTD

Belly – Came From Nothing [Video] #SOTD

Ottawa, ON – “Came From Nothing” is the lead off track to the new Belly mixtape, Up For Days, and HipHopCanada’s Song … Read More »

Belly – Up For Days [Mixtape]

Belly – Up For Days [Mixtape]

Ottawa, ON – Palestinian-Canadian and XO affiliate Belly returns with a new project showcasing a seasoned delivery and new lease on music.
“This is … Read More »

Travis Scott’s Rodeo Tour brings down the house in Toronto (Live Review) [Photos]

Travis Scott’s Rodeo Tour brings down the house in Toronto (Live Review) [Photos]

Toronto, ON – Over the course of the last seven years, I have worked with, have been on stage with, have learned … Read More »

Dutchy’s Picks: Top 10 Canadian Rap Videos of 2014 [Article]

Dutchy’s Picks: Top 10 Canadian Rap Videos of 2014 [Article]

Ottawa, ON – A little late to the party. This should be the last of our “Best Of” content, though. We had … Read More »

Top 10 HipHopCanada Posts of 2014 [Article]

Top 10 HipHopCanada Posts of 2014 [Article]

Toronto, ON – 2014 was a big year for us, here at HipHopCanada. In case you’ve missed the memo, we’re celebrating our … Read More »

The Weeknd – Earned It [Audio]

The Weeknd – Earned It [Audio]

Toronto, ON – The Weeknd makes an appearance on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. Check out “Earned It” below. The movie … Read More »

Toronto rapper and XO affiliate Derek Wise (Get Home Safe) arrested [News]

Toronto rapper and XO affiliate Derek Wise (Get Home Safe) arrested [News]

Toronto, ON – According to reliable sources, Get Home Safe rapper and affiliate of XO/The Weeknd, Derek Wise, has been arrested on … Read More »

King of the Fall: Hometown love for The Weeknd in Toronto [Review]

King of the Fall: Hometown love for The Weeknd in Toronto [Review]

Toronto, ON – Toronto has a lot of hometown heroes in the vast world of urban music. Most notably is of course … Read More »

Ottawa rapper Diamond releases album, Journey to the Beginning [News]

Ottawa rapper Diamond releases album, Journey to the Beginning [News]

Ottawa, ON – Ottawa rap artist Diamond recently released his debut album, Journey to the Beginning. The 13-track release features Belly, Danny … Read More »

Belly – Dab Life [Video] #SOTD

Belly – Dab Life [Video] #SOTD

Ottawa, ON – After a brief hiatus, reBELLYus returns with a new campaign fueled by the slogan “Belly Is Dead.” But there’s … Read More »

Derek Wise – Kenzo [Video] #SOTD

Derek Wise – Kenzo [Video] #SOTD

UPDATE: After a crazy response to Derek Wise’s “Kenzo” banger, we’re bring the track back as our Song of the Day. Stay … Read More »

ScHoolboy Q hits Olympia De Montreal on Sept. 20; Toronto on Sept. 21 [News]

ScHoolboy Q hits Olympia De Montreal on Sept. 20; Toronto on Sept. 21 [News]

Montreal, QC – After the successful release of his first major label album earlier this year, Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q brings his highly … Read More »

The Weeknd – King of the Fall (Dir. Glenn Michael) [Video]

The Weeknd – King of the Fall (Dir. Glenn Michael) [Video]

Toronto, ON – Check out the highly anticipated video for “King of the Fall” by The Weeknd to promote his new upcoming … Read More »

JesseRay: from XO to 1990 [Article]

JesseRay: from XO to 1990 [Article]

Toronto, ON – Originally published April 4, 2014 – Earlier on this year, StarCity Music’s own JesseRay (formerly affiliated with The Weeknd) launched … Read More »

JesseRay – Waterfall [Audio] #SOTD

JesseRay – Waterfall [Audio] #SOTD

Toronto, ON – Our Song of the Day is a tune featured on the recently released 1990 project by former The Weeknd-affiliate, … Read More »

JesseRay – Empty Rooms [Video]

JesseRay – Empty Rooms [Video]

Toronto, ON – Last week we dropped a review of JesseRay’s recent 1990 project release. And the Internet exploded over it. So this … Read More »

JesseRay – 1990 [Album]

JesseRay – 1990 [Album]

Toronto, ON – T-Dot-based JesseRay (of StarCity Music) recently dropped his new album entitled 1990. JesseRay goes hard on the auto-tune. But … Read More »

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