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Archive Tagged ‘XO’

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 »

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 »

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 »

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