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[News] The Full Story Behind Meek Mill vs. Drake

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Early in the morning on August 4th, Mike McKoy (an unknown connection) exposes the truth behind the Drake vs. Meek Mill story with a number of detailed tweets. No confirmation on whether this is true or not, however the story is well written, makes a lot of sense. and has gained credibility from key members in the industry sharing it on social media.

Hit the jump for the full story.

[News] The Beat Academy Presents: Battle Of America’s TO vs. ATL

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One of the most renowned music organizations in Toronto The Beat Academy, has announced its next event. Known for showcasing some of Toronto’s most talented producers, The Battle Of Americas is back with a new match up Team TO vs. Team ATL. Responsible for launching the careers of Prezident Jeff, Chef Byer, Sven Thomas, and Skye Hutch this event is not one to miss.

To give a better understanding to the newcomers, The Beat Academy gives an in depth explanation “Ready to take your music to the next level? If you are from Toronto or Atlanta and want to battle with a team of some of the hottest producers in your city, enter the battle today!! Battle Of America’s is a battle like no other. Rising stars like Skyehutch (Kendrick Lamar), Wondagurl (Drake, Jay Z), Prezident Jeff (Lil Simz) have made their mark, representing their in front of production heavyweights from Jahlil Beats, to Young Guru to Boi-1da. Designed to showcase the best of each city, the battle pushes producers into the music spotlight to be seen by A&R’s, artists and the media. Producers, build your brand. Make your mark”.

You can enter the competition on The Beat Academy’s website.

Registration closes August 22nd.

[News] Kanye West, Pitbull & Serena Ryder to Perform at Pan Am Closing Ceremony July 26

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The PanAm/Para Pan Am Games will end with a bang as the closing ceremony now has the star-studded lineup of  Kanye West and more. The last time Kanye was in town was for his Yeezus Tour in Winter 2013.The highly anticipated event will be held at the Rogers Centre. Get your tickets quick before they sell out! Admission fees range from $90 to $200, and tickets can be purchased here .

Who’s excited to see Kanye headlining this event? What songs would you like to see him perform? Let us know in the comments section.

[News] Bestival set times and our contest winner

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100 of you entered our bestival contest, people hit up on twitter, instagram, and facebook and the luck winner is Brendan R. He and one lucky friend will be headed to Toronto Island this weekend. Follow Bestival on instagram and twitter you will realize this isn’t just another festival, the costume parties, the stages and the whole experience they have put together gives me the feeling that this weekend is going to be one to remember. If you haven’t already cop your tickets and check out the set times for the festival.

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

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For the 2015 Much Music Video Awards, the Best 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. Here are the Nominees:

Henny In Hand – Tory Lanez Directed by Andrew Hines

Brampton, Ontario’s Tory Lanez take us through a visually striking, emotional, and downtempo video to match the track.

Preach – SonReal Directed by Dane Collison

Quirky, strange, and unusual are all adjectives that can help describe SonReal’s personality and creativity. However, it is entirely beneficial and has allowed him to separate himself from the pack, his latest video Preach is a prime example.

DnF – P. Reign Feat. Drake & Future Directed by Drake And Davin Black

The OVO crew heads to the Caribbean to soak up the sun, enjoy the view, and to chase some girls.

No One Knows My Struggle – Natural Born Strangers Directed by Bobby James and Che Kothari

The Juno award winning trio Adam Bomb, Tona, and Rich Kidd, shoot a Bob Marley inspired video on location in Nine Mile, Jamaica.

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.

After viewing each video, who do you think earned the right to be crowned the best Hip Hop video of the year winner? Comment your opinion in the section below.

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