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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 1-888-222-6608. For orders placed via CMW, email firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.
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.
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. .
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