Category: Features

[News] MMVA Nominees In Best Hip Hop Video Of The Year

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For the 2015 Much Music Video Awards, the Hip Hop video of the year category has never been so prestigious. The artists have not only accomplished success in Canada and The U.S but also internationally.

Hope City II – John Rivers Directed by Trayne

Up and coming Mississauga rapper John Rivers continues to gain popularity and is bringing his city with him, in this humble video.

Watch the full list of nominees after the jump and let us know who you think earned the right to be crowned the winner.

[News] Denzel Curry to Replace Mick Jenkins in May 7 CMW Showcase @ Tattoo

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Canadian Music Week has just announced that unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond their control, Carol City rapper, Denzel Curry will be taking the place of Mick Jenkins in Thursday, May 7th’s showcase at Tattoo Queen West. Although this news may be disappointing, it provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the great rapper, Denzel Curry. The 20 year-old is still riding off the success off 2013’s debut album, Nostalgic 64 and is currently performing alongside Joey Bada$$ on his World Domination tour (which hits Toronto on May 9th). Tickets for the original headliner will still be honoured at the venue. For those who wish to have a refund instead, refunds are available at your chosen point-of-purchase. For Ticketweb orders, email or call 1-888-222-6608. For orders placed via CMW, email – Refunds are available until May 6th at 5pm.

What: Denzel Curry w/ Adée, Emay, The Lytics, Devontée, & Kaydee
Where: Tattoo | 567 Queen St. West
When: May 7th, 2015 | Doors @ 8:00PM
Admission:  Tickets available via Ticketweb for $15 | CMW wristbands accepted | Limited tickets at the door | 19+

Click the post for the updated set times, and to get familiar with Denzel Curry’s music before the show.

[News] SonReal Gears Up For North American Tour


Vancouver artist, SonReal has had a very busy year thus far. He was present at the Juno awards, and recently released his For The Town EP on April 28th. In support of his EP, he will be heading out on a promotional tour this spring. Beginning on May 7th, the tour features 10 Canadian stops, as well as many American dates throughout the summer. Check out the Canadian dates above, and the rest of the dates after the jump. Purchase your tickets here.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our coverage of the Juno Awards for an interview with Sonreal.

[Feature] The Come Up Show’s Guide To Canadian Music Week 2015

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The month of May is right around the corner, and approaching with it is the the 33rd annual Canadian Music Week festival. May 1st to 9th, over 1000 artists will perform at 60+ venues around Toronto. With a lineup so vast, it can be difficult to sort through the list of artists to decide which shows you want to attend. To help plan your week, we’ve devised a list of the top hip-hop shows you don’t want to miss!

Click the post to read the full article.

[Feature] KOTD & OVO Present: Blackout 5 (Toronto)


The world of Hip-Hop has reached a point where it can be hard to find movements focused around old-school foundations. The pride of Canada’s Underground in this regard, undoubtedly, is King of the Dot Entertainment (KOTD). Grown up directly from the streets, KOTD was built by artists passionately involved in the art of Battle-Rap. The organization’s founder and CEO Organik, along with a healthy supporting cast, help KOTD bring audiences the very best events and names in the sport. This weekend, Feb 7th-8th, the team is bringing what could be the most anticipated event in battle rap history to Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Their flagship event, Blackout, is on it’s fifth anniversary and fans couldn’t be more excited. .

Peep the full article after the jump!

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