Monday, 10 June 2019

Introducing: Starkore


Introducing: Starkore, one of western Canada's fastest growing producers.




With the British Columbia hip hop scene being small, relatively speaking, you tend to pick up on names quickly when you see them mentioned. One of those names that kept coming up in conversations was Starkore. Alongside nearly every rapper that has caught a buzz in BC over the past few years, you'll see Starkore's name somewhere in the production credits.What has stood out to me most is the mans work ethic. He is always on his grind, always pushing and always looking to improve.

We had a chance to catch up with Starkore and get to know a little more about him.

Friday, 1 March 2019

New Vancouver Publication Highlights The Brightest In BC


 Introducing inTune, a new Vancouver based social media publication aimed at bringing awareness to some of BC's top hip hop artists.

inTune Featured Artist: Dkay


Dkay is a Vancouver based recording artist and leader of the @weareleftside collective. His business savvy persona and ethic has led to commendable partnerships with fashion brands @kappa_official, @neweracanada as well as features in many recognized urban publications such as @complex &

Friday, 1 February 2019

Who Is Don Castro?


By Joel Carriere

 Joel Carriere's weekly interviews with BCUG's finest. Week one features Vancouver rapper Castro


Joel: 1. Who is Don Castro?

 Don:
Born in Vancouver General Hospital, grew up in Surrey BC, I got the name Castro from my Street OG's I looked up too. Kastro was a artist that came from Tupacs rap group "Outlaws". Tupac described his Artist Kastro as being the "First to blast....last to dash". Since a youngin growing up in BC i was constantly in the center of trouble, and that trouble increased when I branched out from
under my ogs wings and started My own street squad "Teflongang". Money was always the mission, but building the name was just as important so a lot of negative attention came with everything else.
One day as a juvenile I was being detained by the Burnaby RCMP at Metrotown Mall, and when my

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Safe & Sound Music Fest 2018






   What makes a music festival unforgettable? The participating artists, location, and last but not least the recreational things one can do while music is still great, loud and always on. In their second year of operation, Safe & Sound Music Festival was very bold and settled. This year the opted genre of sound was hip hop with R&B and Soul influences. The audience recognized the impeccable job the staff undertook to have them only enjoy the festival and make it alive. Indeed in a fantastic frame beside the Fraser river in the core of New Westminster more than 1 thousand people came in during the weekend of the 24th and 25th of August with the sole purpose in mind to get laid by the music. A super thrilled and flashy audience that couldn't stop dancing, singing, jumping and yelling not only at the artists on stage, but also to the DJ selection, while waiting for the next artist. They simply ignited whichever artist was on, with them in turn reciprocating the energy of the crowd.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Canadian Underdogs Interviews - D-Rec



Canadian Underdogs Intervies: Episode 04 - D-Rec

Sam Burrows had a chance to sit down with Vancouver legend D-Rec during the beginning of another exciting run in his career. The Producer/DJ has been a staple in the Vancouver hip hop community for the past 20 years, doing countless shows and multiple tours across Canada and Europe as he travels with his good friend and business partner Snak The Ripper


 D-Rec discusses his humble beginnings DJing at house parties before linking up with Snak during

Thursday, 26 July 2018

JSTMKY Is One Of The Top Prospects In The Province And Is Back Making Music

 


 With Vancouver being the hub of British Columbia, especially in respects to music, other cities in the province often get left out or at the very least, take the back stage. Growing up on Vancouver Island, I was able to relate to the feeling of solitude from the rest of the music industry. It felt like you had to move to the big city to have any chance at success. Luckily, as the internet and more specifically social media developed, that rapidly started to change. The original idea behind creating a blog that covers the entire province was to give those other regions a voice. There are plenty of media outlets that cover Vancouver hip hop, but the talent from the surrounding cities tend to get overlooked.
Searching for music outside of the usual areas has given me the opportunity to connect with some amazing artists that I would have never heard about otherwise.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Canadian Underdogs Interviews - Greg Beamish

Canadian Underdogs Interviews: Episode 03 - Greg Beamish


Sam Burrows sits down with Vancouver's Greg Beamish to talk about his past endeavors, future plans, and to share some insight on his strategy to build a solid fan base.



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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

A New Wave Has Hit Vancouver. Introducing: King Diamond Tut

A new wave has hit Vancouver and King Diamond Tut is riding it out.

King Diamond Tut, originally from Toronto, has been putting in a lot of work this year. With 7 music videos released since the beginning of 2018, a handful of podcast appearances and a bunch of shows under his belt (his most recent being July 21st's Live From The Underground), he has been at the forefront of the new wave of artists that are currently on the rise in the Greater Vancouver area.




His newest video "Da Cou" shows his determination to make a name for himself in the Vancouver circuit. Branded as a new Vancity anthem, his newest track boasts a catchy hook and booming

Live From The Underground - Day 3


We caught up with a bunch of the artists during day 3 of Live From The Underground last weekend at The Railway Stage & Beer Cafe


The 3 day event presented by LiveActs & The Live Agency showcased over 60 live performances from local Vancouver rappers & Djs.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Canadian Underdogs Interviews - Mighty Mahh

Canadian Underdogs Interviews: Episode 02 - Mighty Mahh

Sam Burrows sits down with Vancouver rapper Mighty Mahh to chop it up about Mighty's current plans as they puff on a joint of Vancouver's finest.


 
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