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"Wherever I go, I bring the culture with me. I didn't do it any other way than through hip-hop."

- Jay Z

Drake Releases “In My Feelings” Music Video

It's a track you might have initially overlooked during your Scorpion listening party, but now you can't imagine skipping over. Drake's "In My Feelings" track... more

Machine Gun Kelly Bluesfest 2018
Bluesfest Day Five: Machine Gun Kelly, City Fidelia, & Roland Prince

Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly is the wild child of hip hop so it's no surprise when he goes full-throttle for his performances; Bringing everything from confetti... more

Ghostface Bluesfest 2018
Bluesfest 2018 Opening Weekend: Ghostface Killah, Shawn Mendes, & More

Opening weekend of Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 promised to be an unforgettable one, as always. With acts like Bryan Adams just for the pre-game to the weekend, there were some... more

Lil Eazy-E and DJ Yella of NWA Throw Down at Algonquin College Observatory

Photos by Ryan Stacey These photos may not be cropped or edited in any way and must only be for personal use with credit to ©Envy Magazine and ©Ryan... more

Canadian Label Mainestone Artist, Trekar, Releases “Top Man” Video

MaineStone Entertainment, a label based in Ontario, has been bringing dancehall music further into the forefront in Canadian music. Coming out of Portmore, Jamaica, is... more

Nelly Makes His Return to Ottawa With ‘All Work, No Play’

It's been a couple of years since country grammar made an appearance in the capital. Bluesfest 2016 was the last time, to be exact. This time around, he was setting his... more

Birdman Cash Money Documentary
Birdman’s ‘Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story’ Documentary Has Been Released

    Despite being surrounded by a negative media frenzy lately for allegedly not paying his artists, Bryan 'Birdman/Baby' Williams has built an... more

Drake Drops the Much-Anticipated “God’s Plan” Video

Drake is known for taking some interesting routes to dropping projects, like posting obscure billboards around Toronto and releasing surprise albums late at night. But... more

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Machine Gun Kelly Bluesfest 2018
Bluesfest Day Five: Machine Gun Kelly, City Fidelia, & Roland Prince

Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly is the wild child of hip hop so it's no surprise when he goes full-throttle for his performances; Bringing everything from confetti... more

Ghostface Bluesfest 2018
Bluesfest 2018 Opening Weekend: Ghostface Killah, Shawn Mendes, & More

Opening weekend of Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 promised to be an unforgettable one, as always. With acts like Bryan Adams just for the pre-game to the weekend, there were some... more

Lil Eazy-E and DJ Yella of NWA Throw Down at Algonquin College Observatory

Photos by Ryan Stacey These photos may not be cropped or edited in any way and must only be for personal use with credit to ©Envy Magazine and ©Ryan... more

Nelly Makes His Return to Ottawa With ‘All Work, No Play’

It's been a couple of years since country grammar made an appearance in the capital. Bluesfest 2016 was the last time, to be exact. This time around, he was setting his... more

Post Malone
Post Malone Makes His First Appearance in Ottawa at CityFolk Festival

As the only hiphop act in the lineup this year, Folk Malone (lol) had a big void to fill for the rap fans heading to the first night of Ottawa's CityFolk Festival. A... more

Lil Yachty Ottawa
Lil Yachty Makes Debut at Bluesfest 2017; Falls Head Over Heels for Ottawa

It has been an interesting few days among Ottawa's music community after heated debates were sparked over Atlanta hip hop trio, Migos. As the first of two... more

Migos Ottawa
Migos Sparks Debates and Questions About Hip Hop’s Place at Ottawa Bluesfest

Usually rappers are late, it's just the nature of artists in general, so it wasn't a shocker that 30 minutes had passed and Migos were still not on stage. Much to... more

Fetty Wap
Fetty Wap and Monty Take Trap Music to Ottawa Bluesfest

Festival season is in full swing and Fetty Wap has been making his rounds; Performing at London's 'Wireless' Festival, then Michigan's 'Common Ground' festival, followed... more

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Drake Releases “In My Feelings” Music Video

It's a track you might have initially overlooked during your Scorpion listening party, but now you can't imagine skipping over. Drake's "In My Feelings" track... more

Canadian Label Mainestone Artist, Trekar, Releases “Top Man” Video

MaineStone Entertainment, a label based in Ontario, has been bringing dancehall music further into the forefront in Canadian music. Coming out of Portmore, Jamaica, is... more

Drake Drops the Much-Anticipated “God’s Plan” Video

Drake is known for taking some interesting routes to dropping projects, like posting obscure billboards around Toronto and releasing surprise albums late at night. But... more

Marley Waters
Marley Waters Talks Going Platinum, Bieber Parties, Remy vs. Nicki + more

Stepping out from behind the scenes into the limelight, Marley Waters is the guy you didn't know that you knew. After producing platinum records for Tinashe, spinning at... more

Shalli
#UpNext Toronto Artist, Shalli, Talks Visiting Africa, Touring With Kranium, and more

Starting in Vancouver back in May, Shalli toured across Canada to 9 major cities with dancehall artist, Kranium, and LA artist, Marley Waters for the "We Can" tour. For... more

Kranium
Kranium Talks Jamaican Food, the Key to Happiness, XXL Freshman List + More

His first time in Ottawa was as a supporting act on Tory Lanez 'I Told You' tour and now he's embarking on his own. Two stops before the last city on a 19-date North... more

Swisha T “All I Got” Official Video

As the sun sets on the city, Swisha brings forth some new visuals over what seems to be his redemption song. A major part of the Ottawa rapper's story and musical... more

Juvi Da Gemini Sends a Message With “East” Visual

On the east side, we like it grimy; This brand new visual from Juvi Da Gemini is the embodiment of just that. It's an anthem we've been hearing for the past few months,... more

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Tory Lanez
Tory Lanez Releases Another Banger: “Cold Hard Love”

The debut is creeping on us as Tory Lanez prepares to release his first official album titled 'I Told You' on August 19th. Don't get it twisted, Toronto's contender has... more

KingCeerouse
CasaCrouse’ Ceerouse ‘#KingCeerouse’

New mixtape from Ottawa and CasaCrouse Records' artist Ceerouse This 12-track release is a banger! #KingCeerouse newly released on July 28th! Download it at... more

Ottawa Artist, Paul Crupi, Puts Fresh Spin on “White Iverson”

https://soundcloud.com/paulcrupi/white-iverson-post-malone-cover When it comes to R&B and hip-hop remixes and covers, we've pretty much heard it all before, so it's... more

B∆STARDS “FALL FOR B∆STARDS”

If you haven’t heard of B∆STARDS before (no, not the ones in your office), you’ve probably been living under a rock. The Ottawa based trio formed in March of... more

Alex Silas “Roots”

Written by Andrea Desjardins We can no longer refer to Alex Silas as simply a “rapper”. Thanks to his debut two part album release ROOTS: The Opera of June... more

Charron “Bath Salts & Vinegar Chips”

It seems Orleans native Corey Charron has a habit of getting noticed for all the right reasons these days. After being crowned freestyle champion of BET’s 106 &... more

Homebased ‘Get Busy’

Hip-hop in Ottawa keeps on getting stronger by the day it seems, with all sorts artists popping up on the internet or in the city’s small nightclubs. Whether... more

Classified ‘Classified’

Classified has become a household name in Canadian hip-hop conversation since the year 2009, when his debut major label album Self Explanatory captured the attention... more

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Birdman Cash Money Documentary
Birdman’s ‘Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story’ Documentary Has Been Released

    Despite being surrounded by a negative media frenzy lately for allegedly not paying his artists, Bryan 'Birdman/Baby' Williams has built an... more

Ottawa Bluesfest Full Lineup Was Announced and it’s a Banger

The most anticipated list in Ottawa has just been released: the Bluesfest lineup. Every year, we twiddle our thumbs for a whole year in hopes that we're going to see who... more

Room 104 Opens in Ottawa’s Byward Market

Ottawa is generally known as a "sleepy" city but we're constantly stepping our game up to prove the haters wrong.This past weekend, a brand new club opened in "the... more

Drake OVO Fest 2017
Drake Announces Album, Squashes Beef with Tory Lanez at OVO Fest

It's been 8 years since OVO Fest became a staple for Caribana weekend in Toronto. Last night, Drake placed another successful one at Budweiser Stage under his... more

Migos Ottawa
Migos Sparks Debates and Questions About Hip Hop’s Place at Ottawa Bluesfest

Usually rappers are late, it's just the nature of artists in general, so it wasn't a shocker that 30 minutes had passed and Migos were still not on stage. Much to... more

DVSN Don't Choose
Toronto RNB Duo DVSN Releases New Song ‘Don’t Choose’

After Drake released his new track 'Signs' at SS18 Louis Vuitton show, OVO Sound co-founder Oliver El-Khatib promised more music from the label. Keeping true to that... more

Drake Signs
Drake Premiers New Song ‘Signs’ at Paris Fashion Week With Louis Vuitton

For a while there, it felt like Drake was putting out a new track every hour and dropping a new album every week. With his last 22-track project, 'More Life', he managed... more

Mobb Deep Rapper Prodigy Passes Away at 42

One of the two members of the legendary rap duo, Mobb Deep, has passed away today at the age of 42. While the cause of death is unknown, Prodigy had battled with sickle... more

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Birdman Cash Money Documentary
Birdman’s ‘Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story’ Documentary Has Been Released

    Despite being surrounded by a negative media frenzy lately for allegedly not paying his artists, Bryan 'Birdman/Baby' Williams has built an... more

Drake Signs
Drake Premiers New Song ‘Signs’ at Paris Fashion Week With Louis Vuitton

For a while there, it felt like Drake was putting out a new track every hour and dropping a new album every week. With his last 22-track project, 'More Life', he managed... more

Mobb Deep Rapper Prodigy Passes Away at 42

One of the two members of the legendary rap duo, Mobb Deep, has passed away today at the age of 42. While the cause of death is unknown, Prodigy had battled with sickle... more

Afrika Bambaataa Removed From Zulu Nation As Leader

It's been a shocking couple of months for the hip hop community as molestation allegations have surfaced against Zulu Nation leader, Afrika Bambaataa. Back in March,... more

Afeni Shakur, Mother of Rap Legend Tupac, Passes Away

Authorities have reported that, after being rushed to the hospital from her home and more than an hour of trying to revive her, Afeni Shakur has passed away this... more

“Put Some Respeck On It” Birdman Cartoon Parody

The internet still hasn't let up on Birdman and we think it's hilarious. During a Breakfast Club interview, the Cash Money mogul went off on the hosts Charlamagne (whom... more

Drake Views
Drake Unveils ‘Views From the 6’ Album Art

We've been waiting for it forever and now it's just 5 short days away. This Friday, April 29th, the world will hear the highly anticipated project that Drake has... more

Sean Price (Heltah Skeltah) Dies at 43

Waking up to the news of another lost legend is not quite what the hip hop world expected today. Sean Price, of Heltah Skeltah and Boot Camp Click, reportedly passed... more

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Drake OVO Fest 2017
Drake Announces Album, Squashes Beef with Tory Lanez at OVO Fest

It's been 8 years since OVO Fest became a staple for Caribana weekend in Toronto. Last night, Drake placed another successful one at Budweiser Stage under his... more

DVSN Don't Choose
Toronto RNB Duo DVSN Releases New Song ‘Don’t Choose’

After Drake released his new track 'Signs' at SS18 Louis Vuitton show, OVO Sound co-founder Oliver El-Khatib promised more music from the label. Keeping true to that... more

Slim Jesus Causes Snatching Spree Across Canada

WARNING: Slim Jesus side-effects include the strong urge to snatch the f*ck out of people. Video by: whatthehype.ca It's been a bad week in Ottawa for Slim... more

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Ottawa Bluesfest Full Lineup Was Announced and it’s a Banger

The most anticipated list in Ottawa has just been released: the Bluesfest lineup. Every year, we twiddle our thumbs for a whole year in hopes that we're going to see who... more

Room 104 Opens in Ottawa’s Byward Market

Ottawa is generally known as a "sleepy" city but we're constantly stepping our game up to prove the haters wrong.This past weekend, a brand new club opened in "the... more

Migos Ottawa
Migos Sparks Debates and Questions About Hip Hop’s Place at Ottawa Bluesfest

Usually rappers are late, it's just the nature of artists in general, so it wasn't a shocker that 30 minutes had passed and Migos were still not on stage. Much to... more

View All
Machine Gun Kelly Bluesfest 2018
Bluesfest Day Five: Machine Gun Kelly, City Fidelia, & Roland Prince

Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly is the wild child of hip hop so it's no surprise when he goes full-throttle for his performances; Bringing everything from confetti... more

Ghostface Bluesfest 2018
Bluesfest 2018 Opening Weekend: Ghostface Killah, Shawn Mendes, & More

Opening weekend of Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 promised to be an unforgettable one, as always. With acts like Bryan Adams just for the pre-game to the weekend, there were some... more

Ottawa Bluesfest Full Lineup Was Announced and it’s a Banger

The most anticipated list in Ottawa has just been released: the Bluesfest lineup. Every year, we twiddle our thumbs for a whole year in hopes that we're going to see who... more

Post Malone
Post Malone Makes His First Appearance in Ottawa at CityFolk Festival

As the only hiphop act in the lineup this year, Folk Malone (lol) had a big void to fill for the rap fans heading to the first night of Ottawa's CityFolk Festival. A... more

Drake OVO Fest 2017
Drake Announces Album, Squashes Beef with Tory Lanez at OVO Fest

It's been 8 years since OVO Fest became a staple for Caribana weekend in Toronto. Last night, Drake placed another successful one at Budweiser Stage under his... more

Migos Ottawa
Migos Sparks Debates and Questions About Hip Hop’s Place at Ottawa Bluesfest

Usually rappers are late, it's just the nature of artists in general, so it wasn't a shocker that 30 minutes had passed and Migos were still not on stage. Much to... more

Fetty Wap
Fetty Wap and Monty Take Trap Music to Ottawa Bluesfest

Festival season is in full swing and Fetty Wap has been making his rounds; Performing at London's 'Wireless' Festival, then Michigan's 'Common Ground' festival, followed... more

50 Cent
50 Cent Brings Out Tony Yayo and Uncle Murda at Ottawa Bluesfest 2017

While you would think  that a 50 Cent concert would draw out all the 30-something year olds wanting to re-live their high school '21 Questions' days, night two of... more

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Coming Soon

Each week, Envy Magazine will hand-pick exceptional talent to be featured on our website. Not limited to just musicians, we aim to feature talent-- point blank. Have a dope clothing line, skills with a paintbrush, some serious bars? We want you.
Are you #UpNext? Submit yourself for consideration: here

Featured Artist: Jahnear

Jahnear In a sea of artists with similar styles on the come up, it's unique and different to see someone doing major justice with the reggae/dancehall genre. Jahnear... more

Artiztik

Name: Artiztik (age 19) Reppin': Ottawa, ON Genre: Hip-hop Ytube: ytube.com/Alex22217 FB: fb.com/alex.a.vandusen IG:... more