Onyx Ottawa 2017
Onyx Shut Down Juno Weekend with Choclair in Ottawa

It was Juno weekend in Ottawa, which means a heavy roster of artists were set to perform in clubs across Ottawa for Junofest. Among them were the legendary Queens, NY, hip hop duo, Onyx. It's been 5 years since Fredro and Sticky touched down in the... more

Show Review: T.I. Performs Ottawa for the First Time Ever

It wouldn't be a Canadian tour if you didn't get stuck in the snow along the way; Which is exactly how T.I.'s Ottawa stop began when his tour bus broke down on his way from Barrie, ON. You ain't in Georgia no more, TIP. No worries, the good guys at... more

Tory Lanez
Tory Lanez Brings ‘I Told You’ Tour to Bronson Centre, Ottawa

For the second time in less than a year, Ottawa hosted the wild-child of the new Toronto-- Tory Lanez-- for another sold out show. Fresh off his debut solo album I Told You, released just under 4 months ago, the rapper-slash-singer has been making... more

Review: Arty Warhol “Now” Official Video

Arty Warhol’s “Now” is a song about what money and fame can buy. Every rapper needs at least one of these declarations under their diamond-studded belt buckle. If done right, it’s a banger. This is Arty’s. In case you were forgetting how... more

Bryson Tiller Hints Moving to Ottawa After Partying in the City

The stage was hazy, dimly lit with hues of purple and blue, as the crowed thickened and waited for the artist alternatively known as "Pen Griffey". Bryson Tiller made his Ottawa debut at CityFolk Festival, entering the stage on a softer note with... more

James Bay Cityfolk 2016
James Bay Collides Into Cityfolk Festival With His Ottawa Debut

It was like a throwback to the 90's when calling guys "teen heartthrobs" was a thing; Which seems to be the phrase coming to mind when describing last night's headlining CityFolk performer. James Bay, straight out of UK, made his debut to an Ottawa... more

Swisha T “All I Got” Official Video Review

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 content is that he's seen and done a lot of shit in his life so far; The intro alone... more

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 been making waves internationally for a minute with his career really taking... more

KingCeerouse
CasaCrouse Records’ Ceerouse ‘#KingCeerouse’ Mixtape Release

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 www.ceerouse.bandcamp.com or on iTunes... more

Nelly Ottawa Bluesfest 2016
Nelly Brings Country Grammar Back During Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

If you're in the 25 and up age group then a Nelly show is the perfect place to be if you want to feel 15 years younger again. It was a day of nostalgia at Ottawa Bluesfest for those who lived through the early 2000's rap era and even those who just... more

Future Ottawa Bluesfest 2016
Future Creates Pandemonium at Ottawa Bluesfest; Doesn’t Bring Drake

Sardines. If asked to describe the massive crowd that packed in for Future on the 8th day of Ottawa Bluesfest, the word "sardines" comes to mind. Amidst rumours that Drake was going to show his face, the attendance seemed to multiply from 0 - 100,... more

Travis Scott and Belly Ottawa Bluesfest 2016
Belly Returns to Ottawa; Has the Antidote for Bluesfest

It was a spectacular return for Ottawa's own, Belly, on day four of Ottawa Bluesfest 2016. The prodigal son has been off making hit records with The Weeknd and being invited to appear on Jimmy Kimmel (to which he declined because Trump). Modestly,... more

Earl Sweatshirt Doesn’t Go Outside, Except for Ottawa Bluesfest

If you like Earl Sweatshirt and getting caught in the rain, day three at Ottawa Bluesfest was the perfect setting for you. Another young crowd, similar to ScHoolboy Q on day one, packed themselves in to see the LA-based rapper and former member of... more

Schoolboy Q - Ottawa Bluesfest
ScHoolBoy Q Performs Ottawa Bluesfest in Midst of Album Release

A sticky, 35-degree opening day of Ottawa Bluesfest had security already pulling out hoses to cool down a slew of concert-goers. Despite the heat, the Claridge stage brought out a jam-packed crowd of young and rambuncious fans for Cali rapper... more

Royce Da 5’9 Brings ‘Layers’ to Ottawa Fans

It's been five years since Slaughterhouse and Shady Records' rapper, Royce Da 5'9, has released a solo album. After spending the last few years getting sober and gaining a clearer perspective, he has returned with his 6th solo studio album titled... more

Hopsin Performs Sold Out ‘Hop Solo’ Show in Ottawa

Whether it's giving out his phone number and answering calls from the Internet or having random Snapchat followers be his tour guides around Australia, Hopsin is an artist truly dedicated to his fans. With a show that completely sold out in Ottawa... more

Roy Wood$ Unleashed in the Streets of Ottawa

Riding the wave of his debut album, Exis, released only 9 months ago, Roy Wood$ has created a nice buzz for himself in a very short period of time. Another talent straight out of Toronto's rhyme book, the 20-year-old rapper was signed to Drake's OVO... more

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

When it comes to R&B and hip-hop remixes and covers, we've pretty much heard it all before, so it's interesting when an artist with influences from different genres put their spin on things. Paul Crupi is an outside-the-box kind of artist, it's... more

Merkules Takes Shots and Gets Fish-Hooked in Ottawa

Back in March, British Columbia rapper, Merkules, embarked on an impressive 24 date tour across Canada with special guests Geoff English, Blaze On3, and Luca Melee, and Dirty Doc. More than halfway through the tour, the StompDown Killaz descended... more

Ginuwine Danforth Music Hall
Ginuwine Gets Back To The Basics at Danforth Music Hall

The new wave of R&B music doesn't exactly measure up to how it used to be, so it's necessary to take it back to the basics every now and then. After a MUCH anticipated wait for just about every female in Toronto, 'A Night With Ginuwine'... 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, echoing a harsh warning shot to anyone with ill will toward JDG. The official... more

Obie Trice
Montreal Hip Hop Artist: Bless

On the Ottawa leg of the Obie Trice 'The Hangover' tour, Montreal artist Bless was added to the roster; This being his second time touring with Obie. We took the opportunity to sit with the rapper who has a deeper root in the hip hop game than... more

A Ride With Ginuwine Password Promo Party

In just a few short weeks, Ginuwine will be coming through the 6 to perform at Danforth Music Hall for an unforgettable night of R&B's golden era. To hype the crowd for the much anticipated event, Call-a-Cab Events and 5y Entertainment threw an... more

Tory Lanez Moon Walks on Ritual Nightclub’s Ceiling

It's safe to say that the savagery was strong on this one as Tory Lanez tore down (almost literally) Ritual Nightclub in Ottawa last night. The Toronto artist's "no chill" factor started before he even hit the stage, as he stood side-stage, amping... more

Jazz Cartier, Another Hot Canadian Commodity, Sells Out the Phoenix

Fresh off the brand new release of his 'Hotel Paranoia' mixtape, Jazz Cartier proves why Toronto's hip hop scene is the utmost lit right now. After having shared stages with the likes of Nicki Minaj and ILoveMakonnen, the Toronto-born rapper sold... more

Troy Ave Brings a White Christmas to Ottawa

As promised, after the original show back in December had been postponed, Troy Ave finally made his way to Ottawa for the first time thanks to Kapacity Entertainment and CapCity Hip Hop. The 'White Christmas' Canadian tour hit Ritual Nightclub just... more

ILoveMakonnen and DJ Mustard Do Frost 2016

After its multi-million dollar facelift, Lansdowne Park has been home to a slew of entertainment again in the last couple of years; From hosting CityFolk festival in 2015 to the fresh-faced Ottawa Redblacks football team, the historic grounds has... more

Obie Trice Speaks On ‘The Hangover’, Outrageous Jay-Z Story, Meek vs. Drake, and more

Photo by: Alexandre Brault for Envy Magazine Photos of Obie Trice Live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa, here It’s been three long years since we’ve heard an album from Detroit’s own, Obie Trice, the man who brought us hip-hop classics from... more

Obie Trice
Obie Trice Gets a Hennessy Hangover

It's been three long years since we've heard an album from Detroit's own, Obie Trice, the man who brought us hip-hop classics from "Got Some Teeth" to "Shit Hits the Fan". Four months after the drop of his fourth studio album "The Hangover",... more

Chance the Rapper Sound Academy
Chance the Rapper Makes Family Matter in Toronto

Photo Cred: Justin Browne Article Cred: Chizzle Chance the Rapper has been creeping his way into Canadian sound-waves recently, having played Bluesfest in Ottawa this summer and now bringing his new tour to Toronto and Montreal. His buzz took... more

Freddie Gibbs Does Babylon Nightclub

It's been less than a year since we've seen Freddie Gibbs in Ottawa but fans were still psyched to see him hit the stage in our city again so soon. Since his last performance, the Indiana rapper released a 3-track EP titled 'Pronto' on... more

Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ Official Video

Ever since it hit the airwaves we've... been waiting on a video for so long. Drake's 'Hotline Bling' has been the track of the summer and has been climbing the Billboard Hot 100 charts since July. Right behind The Weeknd's 'The Hills', 'Hotline... more

Tech N9ne Brings Special Effects to Ottawa

We can't keep this guy out of Ottawa and why would we want to? It's always an interesting and entertaining experience when Tech N9ne rolls through for a show. Alongside Krizz Kaliko and Doug Crawford, Tech N9ne brought his 'Special Effects' tour... more

Machine Gun Kelly Road Trips to the Capital

Almost a year since his appearance at Barrymore's Nightclub in Ottawa, Machine Gun Kelly returned to the city to perform at Algonquin College for his "Road Trippin" tour thanks to Kapacity Entertainment and Rickey D Events. Laced up and lit up, a... more

Straight Outta Compton to Ottawa with DJ Yella

Written by Chizzle Photos by Andrew Lessard Fresh off the recent success of the NWA biopic, 'Straight Outta Compton', DJ Yella embarked on a short Canadian tour including sold out cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Fredricton. The first stop on... more

Another Year Under the Bridge With House of Paint

Written by Chizzle Photos by Donny Kashh & Alexandre Brault Community is everything when it comes to the hip hop culture and no one in Ottawa has been doing it better than House of Paint. In its 12th year, the block party styled festival... more

PHOTOS: Mick Jenkins Live at Ritual Nightclub – Ottawa

Photo credit Drew Yorke for Envy Magazine Instagram | Flickr Chi-town rapper, Mick Jenkins, finally touched down in the capital after a postponed show back in May due to visa issues. Nonetheless, straight off a brand new album release... more

Tory Lanez Celebrates His Birthday in the Capital

Article by Donny Kashh for Envy Magazine Photo credit Drew Yorke for Envy Magazine Instagram | Flickr Set to end his three-city birthday celebration tour, Tory Lanez headed to Canada's capital-- Ottawa. He was seen arriving to his hotel at... more

Bluesfest 2015: Fans Get Tragically Dropkick(ed) In the Rain

"In 20 years, we've never had a bad show because we play for the best god damn people in the world", said Ken Casey, as a sea of fans packed in to the Claridge stage despite the interesting weather. The Massachusetts-bred celtic punk band of... more

“The Beautiful Exchange” – Yours Truly, T.Y.

Hamilton artist, Yours Truly, T.Y., collaborates with Chef Byer to create "The Beautiful Exchange" EP. Released on July 14th, already having received accolades from Complex and thousands of plays on Soundcloud. This 9 track project is smooth as... more

Bluesfest 2015: Run the Jewels and Flight Distance

July 15th was a rather 'laxed day at Bluesfest for us at Envy Magazine; Nevertheless, we did catch a few note-worthy performances. Following the biggest disappointment of the day when De La Soul was canceled due to a flight delay (kudos to G.... more

Bluesfest 2015: Skynyrd’s In The House

Photo Credit Chizzle Photography | IG: @chizzlephotodesign Despite our reputation of shooting the Wu-Tang's of the music scene, every now and then an act comes along that we just can't pass up covering for our readers. Even as hip hop heads,... more

Bluesfest 2015: CeeLo Green, red, and leopard print

Photo Credit Chizzle Photography | IG: @chizzlephotodesign In one of the most interesting performances we've seen thus far at Bluesfest, CeeLo Green took the Claridge Homes stage under skies threatening to thunder and rain on his parade.... more

Bluesfest 2015: Nasty Nas Not An ‘Opening Act’

Photo Credit Chizzle Photography | IG: @chizzlephotodesign Despite not being the headliner of night four at Bluesfest, Nas was certainly the highlight of the night for every hip hop fan in attendance. The show opened with the bass turned so... more

Bluesfest 2015: Ottawa Gives Kanye West a Chance

It was back in 2007 that Kanye first appeared on the Ottawa Bluesfest stage, one of their first ventures into featuring hip hop acts at the festival. Despite the controversy back then of putting Kanye on the stage, Bluesfest directors were still... more

Bluesfest 2015: ASAP Ferg Does Canada via Trap Train

This tour was so unmissable that the Bluesfest directors added an entire extra day just to accommodate it. "The Full Flex Express" tour rolled into Ottawa with a boat load of crazy artists-- wait-- we mean a train load. Inspired by the Grateful... more

NXNE 2015: Day Four ft. Rae Sremmurd and Jazz Cartier

Written by Drew Yorke for Envy Magazine Check out: Day One ft. Tink, Dillan Ponders, and more & Day Two ft. Vince Staples, Heems, and Raz Fresco NXNE 2015, The Fader, and Axe Canada Present: Rae Sremmurd at Danforth Music Hall feat.... more

NXNE 2015: Day Two ft. Vince Staples, Heems, and Raz Fresco

Written by Drew Yorke for Envy Magazine Check out: Day One ft. Tink, Dillan Ponders, and more NXNE 2015 Presents: Heems and Raz Fresco at The Drake Hotel Underground Heems Photos shot by Drew Yorke for Envy Magazine Instagram |... more

NXNE 2015: Day One ft. Tink, Dillan Ponders, and more.

NXNE Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Tink at Adelaide Hall feat. Bishop Nehru, Kate Tempest, Allie and Dillan Ponders. Dillan Ponders Photos shot by Drew Yorke for Envy Magazine Instagram | Flickr ­ Dillan Ponders, a Toronto­based rapper,... more

Oddisee live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa, May 2015

Photos shot by Drew Yorke for Envy Magazine Instagram | Flickr The young, talented, DC artist, brought his 'The Good Fight' tour to Ottawa for his first capital city performance. Oddisee took the Ritual Nightclub stage to showcase his... more

City Fidelia ft. NDMA ‘4am’

The best nights are the ones that are still going until four in the morning-- partying in the streets after the bars have all closed. Off his brand new album 'A Pisces World', City Fidelia releases its first video for the track '4AM'. The most... more

Post Malone live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa

White Iverson took over the capital just three days ago along with Ottawa's own VNCHY. Texas raised, residing in LA, Post Malone has managed to keep a low profile but is now making some waves in the industry. On his "White Iverson" tour having... more

Non Phixion @ Ritual Nightclub, May 2015

New York's Non Phixion performing live at Ritual Nightclub in Ottawa, ON. Opening performances from Aspects, Buck N' Nice, Flight Distance, and MIME. Show presented by Bydek Group Inc and Kapacity Entertainment.   Photos shot by Drew... more

Big Sean live at EY Centre, Ottawa

Photo credit: Chizzle Photography Show presented by Jump 106.9 and Bydek Group Inc It's been about four years that Big Sean has hit the stage in Ottawa since his Ritual Nightclub performance alongside Ottawa artist Cashtro Crosby and DJ... more

Ghostface Killah w/ GZA & Capadonna | Ritual, Ottawa

Photo Credit: Andrew Lessard Back for another performance on the Ritual Nightclub stage in Ottawa, Ghostface Killah w/ GZA and Capadonna bring WuTang back to the capital. Show presented by Kapacity Entertainment. [nggallery id=65] Photos... more

Smif-n-Wessun ‘Da Shinin’ 20th Anniversary Tour @ Ritual, Ottawa

On a short Canadian run, Smif-n-Wessun stopped off in the capital, bringing their 20th anniversary of 'Da Shinin' to Ritual Nightclub.  Show Presented by Kapacity Entertainment. Photos by Andrew Lessard for Envy... more

Rich Homie Quan x Envy Magazine

Before heading to his set at Ritual Nightclub, we caught up with Rich Homie Quan in the lobby of his hotel for a quick chat. We talk about his favourite things about Canada, Drakes new album, celebrity twitter beefs, and... more

“Picket Fence” Quake Matthews: The Signal

In Canada, we're a melting pot of so many different cultures and walks of life. We're a generation of kids listening to trap music in Guns 'n' Roses t-shirts; It's just who we are. Quake Matthews tells the story of that Canadian kid walking the... more

Album Release: FALL FOR B∆STARDS

Written by: Andrea Desjardins for Envy Magazine 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 2014, have already released a... more

King Louie + More Live at Ritual Nightclub

Presented by Kapacity Entertainment, this past Friday, rapper King Louie brought some Chi-Town to Ritual Nightclub along with some of our own from Ottawa. Following rumours of his death circulating Twitter and Facebook, King L laughed it off on... more

REVIEW: Mobb Deep Live at Barrymore’s Nightclub, Ottawa

It's clear to see that true hip-hop heads still (and always will) revel in the classics, like Mobb Deep's 'The Infamous'. The 20th anniversary of Mobb Deep's album brought the world back to that gritty, timeless rap that could only come from a duo... more

Tech N9ne x Envy Magazine

Ottawa hip hop heads hadn’t had Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne grace them with his presence since 2012, and last Tuesday during a stop on his Strangeulation Canadian Tour, he blew the roof off of a packed Ritual Nightclub (don’t worry, it’s a... more

FESTIVAL: House of Paint OG500 Poetry Slam

Author: Andrea Desjardins Have you ever seen a slam poet do their thing? Even better, have you ever seen twelve slam poets competing against each other in an audience judged battle (let’s keep in mind; all they’re using to battle with are their... more

“Safe” Erich Mrak – Produced by PPicasso

Back in December, Erich Mrak began work on his latest song, "Safe", and began filming the video in June; This production has been a long time coming. The kid from Ottawa is making bigger moves in Toronto and certainly coming into his own as an... more

REVIEW: Alex Silas “Roots” album

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 Mañana, it has become evident we must instead refer to him as a full-blown musician.... more

PHOTOS: Cam’ron live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa

Killa Cam performed for the first time in Ottawa this past Sunday at Ritual Nightclub; Presented by Kapacity Entertainment, Straight Goods, and Bydek Group. The capital was just the third stop in Cam'rons 10 city 'First of the Month' tour in... more

Childish Gambino Cranks up the Energy at RBC Bluesfest 2014

Written by Alex Brazeau Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover (or, if you still aren’t sure who we’re talking about, Troy from NBC’s hit comedy Community), the co-headliner of Saturday night’s hip hop-heavy lineup, appeared on the Claridge... more

Action Bronson Gets Turnt Up at Bluesfest

Written by Alex Brazeau On a day with a stacked hip hop lineup, having to take the stage early and still remaining at the end of the night as the evening’s most memorable performance is no easy task. But if you were to ask 30-year-old Flushing,... more

An Emotional Time with Yung Lean at RBC Bluesfest 2014

Written by Alex Brazeau Have you heard of Yung Lean yet? If you have, that’s probably about all you could say… that you’ve heard of him—though it probably won’t stay that way for long. We first stumbled upon the seventeen-year-old... more

Gettin’ Weird with Tyler the Creator at RBC Bluesfest

Written by Alex Brazeau One of the most anticipated acts among this year’s Bluesfest hip hop heads had to be the leader of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (but to make things a little easier, let’s just shorten it—like most do—to Odd... more

RBC Bluesfest Gets Smoked Out with Cypress Hill

Written by Alex Brazeau In what seemed like a bit of a warm-up to the hip hop heavy day planned for later in the week, Cypress Hill was on deck as the second rap concert to play the Claridge Homes stage on day six of RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest. In... more

“0 to 100 Remix” Artiztik

It's catchup season; Summer is the time to go hard and Drizzy knows this. Since the release of 0 to 100 in June, a few worthy artists have been hopping on the beat attempting to go hard like the original. Of course, there were none we liked better... more

Rocking with BlakDenim on Day 3 of RBC Bluesfest 2014

Written by Alex Brazeau There wasn’t a whole lot of hip hop happening on day two, but day three brought us a real gem. If you aren’t yet familiar with Ottawa’s very own BlakDenim, it’s time to get yourself acquainted. I got a chance to... more

Making Old New Again: Ottawa Bluesfest 2014 Day 1 ft. Danny Brown

Written by Alex Brazeau Truth be told, I didn’t know a whole lot about Danny Brown’s music until recently… but anyone who ends up on as many end-of-year lists as this guy did and gets reviewed at festivals as “one of the ten best sets at... more

PHOTOS: The Lox Live at Sound Academy, Toronto, May 6th 2014

Legends since the 90s, The Lox (Jadakiss, Styles P, & Sheek Louch) performed at Sound Academy, Toronto, for the first time together. Preceding performances by Peter Jackson, The Nicks, G5ive, Trinity Chris, Scrwg Scrilla and Roney. Show... more

Brother Ali x Envy Magazine x WeFam Ent

Brother Ali sits down with D.C. of WeFam Ent for Envy Magazine to discuss the Canadian tour with Shad, his funniest tour moments, advice for up-and-comers, plus more. Artist: brotherali.com Album Releases The Bite Marked Heart Mourning... more

“Grease Lightening” Swisha T ft. Johnny Bravo

In possibly one of his creepiest videos, Swisha T-- alongside fellow creep, Johnny Bravo-- Grease Lightening gives an evil portrayal of these 613 rappers. The video begins with a quote from Sam Loomis in the 1978 Halloween movie: "I met this... more

“Old As Fuck” Philly Moves

If you saw two 80 year olds walking down the street, filming a rap video, what would you do? Philly Moves blow everyones minds with their way too realistic geezer disguises in their "Old As Fuck" video. Seriously guys, kudos. I'm never going to be... more

Pusha T Live in Ottawa: MNIMN Canadian Tour (WYWCM.com)

"One half of The Clipse and G.O.O.D. Music signee Pusha T is on a Canadian tour right now and made a stop in Ottawa on February 1st 2014. Barrymore's Music Hall was packed; top to bottom! King Push performed songs from Fear of GOD, some GOOD... more

“This Town” Alex Silas ft. Bryan Ruckstuhl

Alex Silas is one artist I've come across that I'm unable to put into a box with all the other typical rappers. He's like a... rapping, campfire-song singing, Canadian lumberjack, and I still feel like theres so much we haven't seen yet. But we're... more

PHOTOS: Noreaga Live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa

[nggallery id=28] Show Presented By Kapacity Entertainment Photos By Wade... more

(PHOTOS) Black Milk Live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa

October 14th marked Black Milk's Ottawa leg of his "No Poison No Paradise" tour at Ritual Nightclub. Black Milk came with special guests Nat Turner, Quelle and DJ Sober, and Ottawa hiphop group Homebased. Check out the full gallery... more

Drake performs in Ottawa for ‘Would You Like A Tour?’

Would you like a tour? Hell yeah, fuckin’ right!   While we missed PARTYNEXTDOOR, we made it just in time to watch GA rapper, Future, perform his set. While his stage setup (or lack thereof) was a little underwhelming, his upbeat performance... more

Charron BET Cypher Verse 2013

If you can't join them, body them. Recently, Charron was denied a spot in the 2013 BET cypher (as promised) as the Freestyle Friday champ. Instead of taking it as a setback, Charron took it upon himself to get creative. If you've ever seen a BET... more

“I Hate Rappers” Swisha-T

"I'ma belittle all you little rappers for little shits..." The #ihaterappers movement has been taking everybody in Ottawa and beyond by storm and Swisha-T is the reason for it. We're going to need every self proclaimed hip-hop artist to take... more

R.A The Rugged Man Live at Ritual Nightclub (Photo Coverage)

R.A The Rugged Man's show at Ritual Nightclub was buzzing all over our news feeds the next afternoon. Why? Well, it got a little crazy and then it turned into a complete shit show. The Long Island rapper cause quite a stir during his time in... more

RBC Bluesfest 2013: Killer Mike, El-P, Mariana’s Trench, & Solange (Photos)

Last Wednesday at RBC Bluesfest was like a marathon for us at Envy Magazine; Running from stage to stage in the blistering heat was worth it to see some of the awesome acts that day. Despite sound issues on the River Stage and having to combat... more

RBC Bluesfest 2013: Wu-Tang Clan (Photos)

After hours of torrential downpours and chants of "WU-TANG CLAN AIN'T NOTHIN TO (you know)", 7 out of the army of rappers that is the Wu-Tang Clan finally made it to the RBC Bluesfest stage for the first time. While a large majority of the crowd... more

RBC Bluesfest 2013: Zac Brown Band (PHOTOS)

"A cold beer on a friday night..." Bluesfest has become a sole way for many of us in Ottawa to see artists that we've loved forever and waited forever to see live; But it's the ones we discover while at the festival that make it even more... more

RBC Bluesfest 2013: Flogging Molly [PHOTOS]

With a "lively Canadian beer" in his hand and some crazy Irish anecdotes, Dave King and his band, Flogging Molly, gave their audience an unforgettable performance on the second night of RBC Bluesfest. The crowd was an interesting mixture of older... more

RBC BLUESFEST 2013: Jimmy Eat World [PHOTOS]

On opening night, all of us 20-somethings had the chance to relive our junior high years when bands like Yellowcard, Blink-182, and of course Jimmy Eat World were the new generations of rock. The guys gave us a punch of power-pop and a great... more

“Freaks and Geeks Remi” Artiztik

We've come across a few "Freaks and Geeks" remixes since Gambino released his original version in 2011, but none we've liked quite like this one. This remix showcases Artiztik's eloquent flow, consistent of his musical style. 'Tiztik is easily one... more

(MIXTAPE REVIEW) 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 & Park ‘Freestyle Fridays’, the 21 year-old has toured around the world,... more

“Cupid’s Got a Gun” Swisha T ft. Jigz The Flyer

Ottawa's gem, Swisha T, has just released a brand video visual and it is absolute FIRE (as per usual). 'Cupid's Got a Gun' is an intriguing display of sexy visuals with a hint of simplicity, creating pure perfection in a video. Alongside Jigz the... more

PHOTOS: Tha Dogg Pound (Daz Dillinger & Kurupt) Live at Ritual Nightclub

May 23rd, 2013 - It was their debut performance in Ottawa; Daz Dillinger and Kurupt tore down the Ritual Nightclub stage. The boys performed hits from Tupac's widely acclaimed 'All Eyez on Me' album in which they were featured numerous times. Daz... more

PHOTOS: DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skratch Bastid | Live at Ritual Nightclub

May 17, 2013 - DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Skratch Bastid on four decks at Ritual Nightclub. Legendary night for all! [nggallery id=16] Photos By Run 613 Presented By Kapacity... more

“Other Things” Jigz The Flyer

"No fears, baby, no fears; Erase 'em all. You'll never learn to walk if you're petrified of a fall." Bare your soul and be fearless of your differences. This brand new video from Jigz The Flyer (aka Jiggy Hendrix) for "Other Things" invokes a sense... more

Photos: Raekwon Live at Sound Academy (Toronto) | March 20th, 2013

[nggallery id=14] Presented by Union Events Photographer Jeffrey Chan Raekwon “The Chef” performs live at Sound Academy in Toronto on March 20th,... more

Swollen Members [Beautiful Death Machine Tour] @ Ritual Nightclub | PHOTO COVERAGE

On the Ottawa leg of their 'Beautiful Death Machine' tour, Swollen Members performed to a crazy all ages show this past Tuesday; they seem to love the Ritual Nightclub stage and we can't blame them. This show was presented by Kapacity... more

Waka Flocka Flame live at Ritual Nightclub (Ottawa) | Envy Magazine Photo Coverage #WakaFlocka

Presented by Kapacity Entertainment, Waka Flocka Flame performed for the first time at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa, to a crazy, packed, and hyped crowd. Complete with a live drummer and all, this had to be one of the most interesting performances... more

Camp Lo Live @ Ritual Nightclub | Photo Coverage

Camp Lo Unsatisfied with the destinction of being the most underated hip-hop duo of their time, Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede collectively known as Camp Lo are preparing Another Heist. Camp Lo made their first appearance in 1996 on The Great... more

Sweatshop Union Live @ Ritual Nightclub (Ottawa) | Photo Coverage

SWEATSHOP UNION | Vancouver, BC | Urbnet https://www.facebook.com/sweatshopunionfamily The collective, Sweatshop Union, created quite a buzz when it was announced they were coming to Ottawa. All the way from Vancouver, BC, these guys are known... more

Don’t Fu(n)k Up Our Beats Contest Entry ft. SawBuck

Our good friend and Ottawa rapper, SawBuck, has entered in myfunkvolume.com's 'Don't Fu(n)k Up Our Beats' contest. With some serious bars, SawBuck is giving all the other contestants a run for their money. This is one of the best entries we've... more

‘Don’t Fu(n)k Up Our Beats’ Contest Entry ft. Artiztik

It seems as if Ottawa is breeding its new generation of hip hop and they're holding it hostage. Artiztik is a young up-and-comer who's relatively new to Envy's ears and now we can't stop listening to him. This was his entry for the 'Don't Fu[n]k Up... more

Homebased ‘Get Busy’ Album Review

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 they’re new or veterans of the scene, lots of people are finally putting their ear to... more

“Flowetry” Swisha T

Ottawa's own Swisha T's "Flowetry" official video. Incredible. Don't believe us? Just watch. Almost 63K views in 2 days. You mad? Twitter: https://twitter.com/swishaT_ Official... more

Classified ‘Classified’ Album Review

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 of listeners across the country as well as some high ranking chart positions.... more

Snak The Ripper x Envy Magazine

Halfway through his White Dynamite tour, Snak the Ripper finally stops off in the capital city-- Ottawa. Envy Magazine sat down with he and his team, Jaclyn Gee and and Merkules, for a hilarious interview. Snak talks about some of his tour/fan... more

“Just Gimme Time” City Fidelia #SMAD

Galangster Productions, Maxym Media, Salaam Status & Self Made Music Present... City Fidelia Just Gimme the Time (Produced by Salaam Satus) From the mixtape, Blind Spot (http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/city-fide...) Download the Mixtape... more

“The Hangover” Swisha-T

We've been telling you all but we'll say it again: this guy is a force to be reckoned with. Swisha T's "The Hangover" is so relevant to what's hot in today's hip hop scene. The vibe of the beat and lyrics is crazy and the visuals are even crazier.... more

SawBuck ‘Premonition’ Album Review

Since starting at Envy Magazine, I never really thought it would get to the point where artists in the city of Ottawa, and even across the country, would be sending me records, tweeting at me, and emailing me asking what I thought of their musical... more

“The 2 Chainz Effect” Reggie Cash JR & Migil Aden

2 Chainz has a way of making people go into a state of ratchetness (it's a word, we definitely looked it up). You ever wonder what would happen if you overload on listening to Tity Boi? Reggie Cash and Migil Aden give us a hilarious point of... more

Riff Raff Live at Ritual Nightclub [Ottawa] | Photo Coverage | Envy Magazine

On January 13th, Houston rapper, Riff Raff, rocked the Ritual Nightclub stage in Ottawa. Special guests featuring Slightly Famous (Johnny Brahvo x Happy Killmore) and Kay Cass with Amy DD. **Footage Coming Soon** [nggallery id=9] Presented... more

Hopsin Live at Phoenix Concert Theatre (Toronto) | Envy Magazine

On January 10th, LA rapper, Hopsin, touched the Phoenix Concert Theatre stage.  [nggallery id=8] Presented by Union Events Photos by Allison Janzen **If you would like any of these photos for personal use, please email... more

Jadakiss Live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa

We've waited a long time for Jadakiss to touch down in Ottawa and it was WELL worth the wait. Kapacity Entertainment gave us one of the most memorable shows of 2012 with this one. Jadakiss performed classics like "Why?", "By Your Side", and "U... more

Afrika Bambaataa ft. DJ Illo & Jamez Live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa

For 2012's Kapacity x Stamina annual x-mas party, we all got to celebrate the holidays with the legend, the man himself: AFRIKA BAMBAATAA. The crowd was nothing but love and the vibe was nothing but amazing. Filmed by Chizzle and Raw B of Envy... more

“Fork in the Road” Loe Pesci directed by Studio Tree Productions

Loe Pesci "Fork in the Road" Official Video http://www.OGHinduKush.Bandcamp.com First Video off "Expensive Heat Vol 1" Video directed by Zee-bot for Studio Tree Productions AGL clothing available @ http://www.AGLisAGoodLook.com @LoePesci on... more

Viewer’s Pick: Favourite Interview of 2012

2012 has been incredible for Envy Magazine's interviewers, from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to Yelawolf, we've been able to bring you words from some of your favourite artists. We wanted to know who our viewer's favourite was and the votes are in! Chosen... more

Calum’s Picks: Top Canadian HipHop Albums of 2012

With another year in the books with regards to the hip-hop world, there were a number of standout contributions from the great white north that should be noticed. These are creations and displays of artistic talent capable of showing that Canada is... more

“F*ckboy” Slightly Famous

SLIGHTLY FAMOUS (Johnny Bravo x Happy Killmore) | "FUCKBOY" Official Video In the minds of Johnny and Happy, a "good idea" is filming an outdoor video after a 2 day snow storm in Ottawa. Hoping to piss a few people off and "ruin everyone's... more

Afrika Bambaataa Live in Ottawa [PHOTOS]

Afrika Bambaataa Live at Ritual Nightclub Dec. 23rd, 2012 [nggallery id=7] Presented by Kapacity Entertainment x Stamina Photos by Chizzle Photography VIDEO FOOTAGE COMING SOON **If you would like any of these photos for personal use,... more

The Psychiatric Minds: The Road To Soul | SD the Scholar [Mixtape Download]

  The highly anticipated mixtape from Canadian Hip-Hop artist SD The Scholar that serves as a prelude to Scholar's upcoming album "The Soul Project LP" due out in February.   DOWNLOAD... more

“Psychiatric Minds” SD The Scholar Prod. by Nock Nock

The official video for "Psychiatric Minds" by SD The Scholar, track produced by Nock Nock and video directed by Jason Matos. "The Psychiatric Minds: The Road To Soul" mixtape is available for download now at on DatPiff!... more

Macklemore Live at Sound Academy, Toronto

[nggallery id=6] Photographer Jeffrey Chan Macklemore and Ryan Lewis live at Sound Academy in Tornto, ON. Shot by Toronto Based Artist & Photographer - http://Photography.JeffreyChanArt.com/ Specializing in shooting live music photography... more

“Lead Me On” Erich Mrak ft. Verns

If you've ever been led on by someone for a significant amount of time, then you know what it feels like, and how much it sucks when you find out that they were with another person the entire time. This song was recorded during the summer, and... more

Alex Silas “Songs for Lovers and Fighters” Album Review

It isn’t often that one comes across an artist who can draw on a variety of different influences and blend them seamlessly into one finished product. However, that’s exactly what Ottawa’s Alex Silas has done with his latest EP. Catching the... more

Peter Jackson “Fresh Start” Album Review

          From embarking on a Canada-wide tour with Jadakiss, to releasing several singles, mixtapes, and music videos,  many will point to Peter Jackson as one of the country’s hardest working hip-hop artists. Jackson recently took the... more

Blueprint (Rhymesayers) Live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa | PHOTOS

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Swisha T x Envy Magazine

Envy Magazine/Run 613's, D, sits down with Ottawa's own, Swisha T, at Skye Wear to ask him a few questions about the scene, current projects, upcoming ventures, plus more! ------- GIVEAWAY INFO --------- How to enter on Youtube: - Thumbs... more

Cashtro Crosby | NKNF (No Kids, No Felonies) | FULL ALBUM

Album: NKNF (No Kids, No Felonies) Artist: Cashtro Crosby Released: Oct. 23rd, 2012 Download Here | And Here Tracklist 1. No Kids No Felonies (Intro) (Prod. Mohamed Haniff) 2. In my zone ft. Harvey Stripes (Prod. Mohamed Haniff) 3. All of... more

“For the Money” MACE MILLY ft. HELL RELL & J-HOOD

*Official Video* Mace Milly feat.Hell Rell & J-Hood "For The Money" Produced by The LJ *2012* - NY2Ottawa - Unsigned Hype Twitter: @masemilli @therealhellrell @odg_don... more

Big Krit + Slim Thug Live at Ritual, Ottawa | PHOTOS

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French Montana Live at Barrymore’s, Ottawa | PHOTOS

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Tech N9ne + Madchild Live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa | Envy Magazine

[nggallery id=2] Photographer: Chizzle Photography MADCHILD FULL INTERVIEW EXLUSIVE W/ ENVY LIVE SHOW FOOTAGE Madchild: Aspects + Swisha T: Tech N9ne: Coming... more

Madchild x Envy Magazine

September 29th brought Tech N9ne and Madchild to the capital city on their Canadian wide tour. Run 613/Envy Magazine rep, D, sat down with the homie to ask him a few questions. Madchild spoke with us about touring with Tech N9ne and Krizz... more

DJ Mo Beatz x Envy Magazine

Detroit DJ -- Mo Beatz -- detours from his tour with Big Sean to party with the capital city at Mansion Nightclub presented by Building Blocks Ent. Envy Magazine stopped by before his set to chat about his first DJ battle, the music he has in his... more

“Blue Sky/C’est La Vie” + The Blindspot project City Fidelia

Recently, we caught up with Ottawa's own City Fidelia for the low down on The Blindspot album which dropped on October 11th (Check the interview here). Since then, our Twitter and Facebook feeds have been buzzing with nothing but positive feedback... more

Big K.R.I.T & Slim Thug Live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa

Big K.R.I.T and Slim Thug packed nothing but high energy into their performance at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa; A stop on their Live from the Underground tour. Check out Envy Magazine's live footage from the show! Filmed by: Envy... more

Kendrick Lamar Live at Sound Academy | Photo Coverage

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“Reach for the Sky (Try)” Maestro ft. Classified

If you needed a boost of inspiration today, Maestro and Classified got it on lock. Everything from the uplifting lyrics to the Blue Rodeo "Try" sample off the 1987 Outskirts album, "Reach for the Sky (Try)" is just a smooth song to vibe to. Not to... more

City Fidelia x Envy Magazine #SMAD

City Fidelia, born in Montreal, raised in Brooklyn, and currently resides in Ottawa, Canada. He began writing and singing at the age of 11, then picked up rapping a while later. City Fidelia is the mind behing the "SelfMade" movement also known... more

Envy Magazine in the cut w/ ONYX | #goodfridayent #100mad

MOVE BACK! The ONYX is here! From NY back to the capital city, Ottawa, Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz sit down with Envy Magazine to discuss the state of hip hop, the Canadian rappers they f*ck with, and most memorable studio sessions. Plus,... more

“Hunger Pains” Young Buck ft. Swisha-T & Aspects | Official Video

When you're truly hungry in the rap game, it portrays a little something like this; Young Buck, Swisha-T, and Aspects all join forces for a raw and honest display of visuals and lyrics in the 'Hunger Pains' collaboration. The country boy and two... more

DJ Premier x Bumpy Knuckles | Envy Magazine Shoutout [Video]

During the last stop on their Canadian tour to promote their Kolexxxion album, Primo and Freddie Foxxx take a second to shoutout Ottawas very own Envy Magazine. Full Interview: Brought to you by Envy Magazine: http://envymagazine.ca |... more

PHOTOS: Lollapalooza 2012 Coverage

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INTERVIEW: Stephen Marley

Photo Cred: Chizzle Photography What do you say to those who compare you to your father? I mean, I am my father's son, who else should I be compared to? I am supposed to be compared to [him], I am the fruit of that seed. You produced a few of... more

PHOTOS: Capital Invasion 4 Coverage

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PHOTOS: Ottawa Bluesfest 2012 Coverage

Envy Magazine had a blast covering Ottawa Bluesfest for the second year in a row. We all got to see some amazing performances and meet incredible people. We would like to thank RBC Bluesfest for giving us the opportunity to bring our readers some... more

“The Cypher” Snowgoons ft. Aspects, Ghostface Killah, Swisha T, & Killah Priest

"The Cypher" is a track off the new album "Snowgoons Dynasty" which is set to release in a little under 2 weeks on July 17th. Laden with footage of Ghostface and Killah Priest ripping up the stage at Ritual Nightclub in Ottawa, this video is gritty... more

PHOTOS: 2012 NxNE Toronto Coverage

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah Photo Cred: Jeffrey Chan [nggallery id=49] Action Bronson Photo Cred: Jeffrey Chan [nggallery id=44] Killer Mike Photo Cred: Jeffrey Chan [nggallery id=47] Cello Kid Photo Cred: Jeffrey... more

“Whachu Sayin/Something to Show” Vic NS

"Three letters in the name VIC, but who's countin?" Off his 2011 mixtape How I'm Doing, Vic NS brings us the first video he's ever shot in Guelph, ON, and says "it feels like home". Everything in the Whachu Sayin/Something to Show production... more

Yelawolf Shouts Out Envy Magazine [Video]

Back for the first time since 2010 when he toured with Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf gave another killer appearance in Canada's capital at Ritual Nightclub. Envy Magazine caught up with him before the show for a quick chat for his fans. Check out that... more

“Basics” Homebased

First single off of the sophomore album "Get Busy" due Summer 2012 Produced by Kane B (SOCAN/ASCAP) All lyrics written and performed by Textstyle & BetaVel (SOCAN/ASCAP) Recorded and engineered by NockNock at Fort Nocks Studio... more

PHOTOS: America’s Next Top Model Coverage | Toronto

For the very first time, America's Next Top Model Live made an appearance in the city of Toronto Envy Magazine was there to capture it all! This event featured the all-stars from cycle 17 of ANTM, a major cat-walk experience, live music... more

“Boyfriend (Justin Bieber Cover)” Virginia to Vegas ft. Vic NS

Not a Bieber fan? Take in this rendition instead. Less than one minute into listening to the Virginia to Vegas ft. Vic NS cover of Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend", we HAD to click the like, favorite, AND download buttons. Between Vic NS's smooth flow... more

“I’m Tired” Philly Moves

The Philly Moves duo brings the fire yet again with their new video for their "I'm Tired" track. Produced by Patrick Lozinski of Ploz Productions. Also check out their "I'm Tired" Remix contest! "Calling all producers! We are holding a remix... more

“Sets Go Up” Swisha-T

A little over a week ago, we posted Swisha T's official video for the "Rack City" remix track. We couldn't help but give you yet another feature video taste of Swisha's newest video for "Sets Go Up". It's short, swisha sweet, and dope as f*ck.... more

“Cap City (Rack City remix)” Swisha-T

It's safe to say that "Rack City" is getting less plays in Envy's iTunes since this remix came out. Swisha-T shows his capital city colors with this bangin' anthem. Now here is the official video, produced by Good Guy Pictures, laden with shots all... more

INTERVIEW | Masta Ace

After a dope show at Ritual [Ottawa], we got a chance to cut it up with one of hiphop legends Masta Ace. The sit down was intimate and the conversation was great. Check out the interview where Masta Ace tells us about his top 5 emcees, his... more

INTERVIEW | Krayzie Bone

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“DMT With Joe Rogan” Loe Pesci

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Wish Bone Shoutout | Envy Magazine

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AZ Do or Die II Tour Live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa

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INTERVIEW | AZ

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INTERVIEW | The Capital | Teddy KGB & Ickarus

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INTERVIEW | Artitude | I.D Artisan

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Onyx “I’m So 90’s” Tour Live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa

Good Friday ENT's Perry Papadakos takes us through Barcelona, Thessaloniki, Athens, Rome and Tel Aviv with Onyx and The Beatnuts. Envy Magazine had the opportunity to catch Onyx while they were in Ottawa, ON and if you didn't get to see them,... more

“Always On” Saukrates

VIA OG Hindu Kush If you dont’ already know, here at SYLGU, Montreal is the city, the Habs (Montreal Canadiens) is the team. Saukrates, hands down one of the best Canadian rappers of all time, lays down a serious joint about P.K. Subban... more

INTERVIEW | The Elements | KikStep

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PHOTOS: Smokers Club Tour @ Kool Haus, Toronto

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Reap & Sew on CTV Morning Show

If you're from the Ottawa area, you're familiar with a brand and store known as Reap & Sew, located on Dalhousie St. You can see them featured in our September issue with co-owner Mike Mikkelsen as well. These amazing people have just been... more

PHOTOS: Capital Invasion 2 Coverage

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Kid Sister Live at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa

Despite that it was a Monday night, Kid Sister came all the way from the state of Illinois to deliver Ottawa an unbelievably energetic performance. This Chi-town rapper rocked the Ritual stage in her très CUTE leopard heels. She and DJ Willy Joy... more

INTERVIEW | The Capital/Come Up | KG

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Manifesto Live at the Square (The Goodiebag)

Shot & Edited By: Creations Of LA "This past Sunday (September 25, 2011) Maybach Music Group’s Stalley and Ice H20′s JD Era along with living legends including Phonte, 9th Wonder, Kid Capri, Exile, and Raekwon took to the stage at... more

PHOTOS: Boot Camp Click Live at Ritual, Ottawa

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INTERVIEW: Buckshot of Boot Camp Clik

Photo & Interview: Chizzle Photography You've been to Ottawa countless times, so what do you like about this city so much? The hip-hop scene, it's cool. There's a good vibe here. Good hip-hop, good atmosphere. And the ladies! Do you feel... more

“We on That” Onyx ft. Young Kazh

Grimy is as grimy does. These dudes have been around forever and they're still as shiftee, low down, gritty and grimey as they ever have been. Plus, this video features their newly signed artist Young Kazh. If you're not down with Onyx,... more

Onyx Live Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa

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Lil Wayne “I Am Still Music” Tour Live in Ottawa (WYWCM.COM)

"Before Weezy came out on stage, Rozay was up next to bless the stage. In this footage, you’ll catch him perform hits like: Hustle Hard remix, 9 Piece, I’m on one, BMF, MC Hammer & I’m a boss. If you pay close attention, you can hear... more

PHOTOS: Onyx Live at Ritual Nightclub

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PHOTOS: House of Paint 2011 Coverage

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PHOTOS Lollapalooza 2011 coverage

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House of Paint 2011

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Scotian Rapper CLASSIFIED | INTERVIEW

Envy: As a child, what kind of music would you listen to and who were your influences? Classified: I would listen to anything. My parents listened to a lot of 60's and 70's rock-- The Beatles, Huey Lewis-- I always remember that growing up.... more

INTERVIEW: Elzhi

Having just left Canada, how was it? It was pretty cool, I like to have fun in Canada. It's a great place to be; Nice people, they're really into their hip-hop out there. Can we expect you back? No doubt. Anytime Canada wants me to come back,... more

PHOTOS: Ottawa Bluesfest 2011 Coverage

The Roots Photo Cred: Deejay So-Nice Girl Talk Photo Cred: Chizzle Photography Erykah Badu Photo Cred: Chizzle Photography Classified Photo Cred: Chizzle Photography Lupe Fiasco Photo Cred: Chizzle Photography Mac... more

“I Don’t Care” JRDN

 You've all been hearing this song flood your radio stations and now there's finally a video for it. Let us just say that we love JRDN's attitude in this video. He may not care, but if this handsome face was dismissing you, you would! This video is... more

Montreal R&B Artist KARL WOLF | INTERVIEW

Envy: In 2001 you were recruited as a singer song-writer for SKY. What have you taken from the experience with this group? Karl: I travelled across Canada and performed everywhere and opened up for Shawn Desmond at the time. It kind of just gave me... more

“Hard to Forget” J-Bru ft. Kayo

"I made it rain, but for now I see the sunshine" Due to the fact that I haven't posted anything in the video section for a while (working hard on the next issue for you all) I'm going to make up for it by posting this one. This video in itself is... more

“Love you” Maribelle Anes & D-Pryde

As avid supporters of Canadian artist, D-Pryde, we COULD not pass up putting this video here for all of you to see. Despite how lovey dovey it is-- as most of our our will utter "ew" in bitter disgust-- we still think this is a great song just... more

“60 Bar Chainsaw Massacre” Sese

The rap game's Leatherface That's all we have to say. The ridiculous punchlines, the energetic but smooth flow and video production all have us wearing down our replay button with no intention of stopping. You can't afford to not click this... more

“Reality” DJ Charlie B ft. Belly, P.Reign, JRDN and Big Lean

DJ Charlie B's first music video and it's a BANGER. Featuring some of the best Canadian artists in existence right now. This is one of those songs you play with your car windows down and the volume all the way turned up (no Travis Porter) If you... more

“What a World” Sese

"... to stop 'em, they gon' have to 'Princes Diana' me..." Despite this video being out for 3 weeks now, we couldn't help but share it again and again. Once again, Sese blew us away with his flow, his content AND the video delivery. There's not... more

Central State Cipher PT. II

We already saw DubleJay and his Central State team dominate their cipher in part one and now they're back at it again. With a larger team this time, but still as great as the... more

Scotian Rapper J-BRU | INTERVIEW

Straight outta Halifax, J-Bru is a talented emcee and an inspirational man. Just in time for his tour with Classified, we caught up with him to give you an insight to who he really is. Envy: What made you choose a music career over being an... more

Toronto Rapper SESE | INTERVIEW

Envy: What is more important to you: lyrics or beats? Sese: It’s gotta be a full package for me to really appreciate it. The beat has to complement the flow and vice-versa. It seems the industry today has put more focus on a hot beat more-so... more

Scotian R&B Artist JRDN | INTERVIEW

If you haven’t heard of Canadian R&B artist, JRDN, now is a perfect time to come out from under your rock. Jordan Croucher was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and grew up between Halifax and Toronto. He has been singing since he was young and... more