Happy Canada Day! We’ve selected 15 Canadian tracks (from the 80’s to 00’s) to ramp up the patriotism and get you in the spirit of celebrating the day.
They’re songs that are considered some of the the biggest Canadian hip-hop anthems of all-time, seemingly untouchable until around 2009 and onward when Drake obliterated the barrier and numerous Canadian acts began to see international success.
Believe it or not, there was a time not that long ago where it was hard to imagine a Canadian rap song getting more widespread than a record like “Ol’ Time Killin” or “Northern Touch.” And things have come along way.
But as great as it is to celebrate the wins and success the Canadian hip-hop is seeing as of late, it’s always important to reflect on those that paved the way. Artists who likely would have been able to live more comfortably off their music had they come up in a different era. Not all of them, of course, but at least some who otherwise held down 9 to 5 jobs to get by. Salute to all the artists, past and present.
152 and counting! Happy Canada Day!
Citizen Kane – Blackrain
Marvel – Wordz Of…
Infinte – Gotta Get Mine
Saukrates – Money or Love
Classified – Oh…Canada
Kardinal Offishall – BaKardi Slang
K’naan – Wavin’ Flag
Ghetto Concept – Still Too Much
Featuring Snow, Red1, Ironside, Maestro Fresh Wes, & Kardinal Offishall
Kardinal Offishall – Ol’ Time Killin’
featuring Irs, Wio-K, Jully Black & Allistair
Choclair – Let’s Ride
Dream Warriors – Wash Your Face In My Sink
Muzion – Lounge With Us (Rock On)
Michie Mee & L.A. Luv – Jamaican Funk Canadian Style
Maestro Fresh Wes – Let Your Backbone Slide
Rascalz – Northern Touch
Featuring Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust & Choclair
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