Topic: hip hop

Denzel Curry feat. F--ked Up, Carly Rae Jepsen, Garçons and more: songs you need to hear this week

Looking for new tunes? Here are four fresh tracks from Canadian artists.

Jessie Reyez is 'Beyoncé approved' on new Lion King-inspired song

The newly Polaris shortlisted artist teamed up with rapper 070 Shake for ‘Scar.’

Lights, Tasha the Amazon, Rae Spoon and more: songs you need to hear this week

6 new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Here are the songs for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge

Shawn Mendes? Avril Lavigne? Scott Helman? Whose song will your music class choose?

First Play Live: Just John x Dom Dias, Don III

The rap duo perform songs from their EP trilogy.

Queering the Canadian music industry

How Rae Spoon, Witch Prophet and other LGBTQ2SIA artists are radically reimagining the business of music.

Meet the new faces of Canadian hip hop

In a post-Drake era, these 10 artists are redefining how the genre looks and sounds.

CBC Music Festival: watch the q stage performances now

Enjoy sets by Hubert Lenoir, Shopé, Narcy, Peach Pit, DJ NDN and others.

Tenille Townes, Kallitechnis, Missy D and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new songs to add to your playlist right now.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Lou Phelps, Jahkoy and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new songs to add to your playlist right now.

Here's what you'll find on CBC Music's new website

We're excited to show you our brand new website revamp.

New Game of Thrones compilation includes track from the Weeknd, SZA and Travis Scott: listen now

"Heavy is the crown/ but never for a queen" sounds about right.

Justin Bieber hits pause on hiatus to join all-star supergroup on Earth Day single

Thirty artists converge on Lil Dicky's "Earth," set for release on April 18 at 9 p.m. PT.

The Beaches, Haviah Mighty, Jon Vinyl with Tash and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five new tracks to add to your playlist right now.
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Alvvays, Stars, Buffy Sainte-Marie, more to perform at 2019 CBC Music Festival

Our annual music fest will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 25.

Loud Luxury feat. Pitbull, Partner, Gabrielle Papillon and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

'Who the hell are you?': American Idol judges blown away by Uché's cover of Jessie Reyez's 'Figures'

The Houston singer put his own spin on the Canadian hit — and Katy Perry fake fainted.

Spring 2019 preview: 15 albums you need to hear

From Broken Social Scene to Siskiyou, here are all the upcoming Canadian releases we can't wait to hear.

Ruth B, MorMor, Snotty Nose Rez Kids and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

The amazing story of 2019 Searchlight winner Shopé

Shopé was born in Nigeria and came to Canada as an impressionable 11-year-old in 2000.

Meet Tao-Ming Lau, the woman changing the face of Canadian music

How the 'music business nerd' went from working at major labels to making space for marginalized artists.

Searchlight 2019 winner: Shopé

Toronto hip-hop artist Shopé has won Searchlight 2019.

Pup, Marianas Trench, Tanya Tagaq, Katie Moore and more: songs you need to hear this week

Seven hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Drake thanks Kanye West, LeBron James and more on 10th anniversary of So Far Gone mixtape

The mixtape will soon be available on streaming services for the first time ever.

Safia Nolin, Jenn Grant, Chris LaRocca and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six brand new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist now.

10 Canadian albums turning 10 this year

Time to feel old.

Did the Weeknd just diss Drake in new song 'Lost in the Fire'?

If the lyrics are "And I just want a baby with the right one/ 'cause I would never be the one to hide one," then maybe so.

Clairmont the Second, Robin Thicke, Neon Dreams and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

CBC Music's top 100 Canadian songs of 2018

From Drake to Hubert Lenoir to Daniel Caesar to Jess Moskaluke, we rank the most popular songs of the year.

Bigger than the Beatles? How Drake's historic year solidified him as one of music's biggest stars

The Toronto rapper set new streaming records and broke decades-old Billboard records in 2018.

Rage, revolution and joy: 2018 was a powerhouse year in protest music

Liberating and inspiring words and songs from Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Too Attached, Shad, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino and more.

Canadian artists reveal their favourite albums of 2018

Find out which albums your favourite Canadian musicians had on repeat this year.

Here are the biggest Canadian music stories that shaped 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly: here are all the biggest stories of 2018.

Is Drake a bully? Kanye West blasts the rapper for picking on artists struggling with mental health

"You pick on people with mental health issues," West tweeted.

The most underrated Canadian songs of 2018

We look at the hidden gems that stuck with us this year — ones you may not have heard, but will want on your playlist.

July Talk, Wintersleep, River Tiber and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are five new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

The 20 best Canadian music videos of 2018

Grab some popcorn: let's take a look back at the year's most captivating, funny and viral music videos.

2019 Grammys: Drake, Shawn Mendes and Diana Krall lead Canadian nominations

Kendrick Lamar's Black Panther soundtrack leads with 8 nominations, but Canadian rapper Drake is not far behind.

Jessie Reyez murders Eminem in bloody 'Good Guy' music video

It's a violent brawl between the two artists in this brand new video.

10 new Canadian artists who ruled 2018

From Polaris Music Prize nominees to artists breaking out with brand new solo projects, 2018 was filled with incredible new Canadian talent.

'It saved my life': how Snow's 'Informer' helped him escape a life of crime

The Canadian reggae artist reveals the story behind his biggest hit.

Kaytranada, Jean-Michel Blais, Grimes and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

10 best Canadian francophone albums of 2018

From Hubert Lenoir's bold, unifying debut to new albums from veteran artists: this year has been a big one.

First Play Live: Zach Zoya

Zach Zoya performs unreleased tracks at CBC Music.

Our favourite Canadian albums of 2018

Drake, the Sorority, Bonjay, Charlotte Day Wilson, Milk & Bone and more are on our minds as we end the year in music.

Violence breaks out at Pusha T concert as feud with Drake boils over in Toronto

Three people have been hospitalized, and one man is in "life-threatening condition," after brawls broke out at rapper Pusha T's sold-out performance in Toronto.

What's Daniel Caesar doing with John Mayer, Pharrell and Nicki Minaj?

Some recent Instagram stories have got us wondering about his next projects.

A Tribe Called Red, the Beaches, Alessia Cara, more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are six new tunes that grabbed our attention this week.

Shad, New City, Kaia Kater and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are five new tunes that grabbed our attention this week.

Daniel Caesar, Scott Helman, Arkells and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are seven new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention this week.

Drake breaks another Beatles record, shares sweet text from high school teacher

The Toronto rapper now has the most Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles in one year.

Leonard Cohen wrote a poem about Kanye West: 'I am the Kanye West Kanye West thinks he is'

"Kanye West is not Picasso; I am Picasso."

Shawn Mendes, BadBadNotGood, Nikki Yanofsky and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are seven new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention this week.

'I have low expectations': Ryan Hemsworth on staying grounded amid all the hype

The Halifax-born, Toronto-based DJ releases his third solo album, Elsewhere, this month.

Fall 2018 preview: 16 albums you need to hear

From Shad to Ryan Hemsworth to Ralph to Metric, here's our list of albums to watch for this fall.

2018 Polaris Music Prize: see amazing portraits of Weaves, Jeremy Dutcher and more

Photographer Vanessa Heins snapped beautiful black-and-white shots of this year's short listed nominees including Weaves, Jeremy Dutcher, Jean-Michel Blais and more.

Harrison, Classified, Diana Krall with Tony Bennett and more: songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new tracks — and why you need to hear them.

Metric, Munya, Majid Jordan and more: songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new tracks — and why you need to hear them.

Mac DeMarco, Jessie Reyez, Tyler Shaw and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new tracks from a l l i e and the Kount, Paul Brandt, F--ked Up and others.

Jessie Reyez, Ryan Hemsworth and more: Songs you need to hear this week

New music from Jessie Reyez, Ryan Hemsworth, Busty and the Bass featuring Pierre Kwenders, and Milk & Bone.

Drake makes history as the first artist to ever surpass 50 billion streams

The records keep piling up for the Toronto rapper as he reaches yet another big milestone this year.

Drake, Jazz Cartier, falcxne and more: songs you need to hear this week

Drake's "In my Feelings" has an official new music video — and you'll want to watch it.

Watch Northern Touch All-Stars reunite at the 2018 CBC Music Festival

Kardinal Offishall, Checkmate, Thrust, Choclair and others return to the stage for a special performance at this year's CBC Music Festival.

How Drake's obsession with New Orleans finally paid off

Drake may be known for creating the Toronto Sound, but he owes his current success to his uncanny ability to emulate and adapt to regional sounds around the world. New Orleans is just one of those scenes.

Jessie Reyez, Deadmau5, Tory Lanez and more: songs you need to hear this week

Check out the new songs we're adding to our playlists.

Drake, Rae Spoon and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out new songs by Drake, Dilly Dally, Rae Spoon, Gill Bondy and Art d'Ecco.

Lights shows love for Drake by covering half of his new album Scorpion

The Canadian pop star covered all 13 songs from Drake's Scorpion, side B.

Drake reveals he's a father and 4 other things we learned from 'Scorpion'

Drake opens up about fatherhood, success and more on his latest album, Scorpion.

That's so Canadian: 20 songs that always make us think of Canada

Our Canada: a personal CBC Music playlist.

Drake reunites with his Degrassi castmates in 'I'm Upset' video

Drake attends a high school reunion with his Degrassi castmates in his 'I'm Upset' video.

Love & marriage: 25 new songs for your indie wedding playlist

Songs to make your wedding as unique as your love.

From Drake to Cadence Weapon, FrancisGotHeat is one of Toronto's hottest producers right now

Meet the 21-year-old producer and beat maker who has landed hit records with Drake, Big Sean, Roy Woods, Cadence Weapon and more.

The Sorority: The feminist future of hip-hop

"People are literally taking the pledge to stand with us in our sisterhood and in our mission to promote safe spaces, unity and feminism."

Jill Barber, Hannah Georgas and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Jill Barber returns with a new song, Hannah Georgas covers an old song, and more in this week's songs you need to hear.

Watch Franz Ferdinand cover Drake's 'Passionfruit' on House of Strombo

The Scottish band paid tribute to a Toronto star during their session at House of Strombo.

Cœur de pirate, Lowell, Odie and more: Songs you need to hear this week

These are the new tracks we're currently obsessed with.

Update: John River has undergone 2 surgeries to 'fix a brain fluid leak'

The rapper's brother posted an update on Twitter this week.

Premiere: Classified's 'Powerless' music video is an incredible ode to missing and murdered Indigenous women

The Nova Scotian rapper wrote this song to help shine a light on sexual abuse as well as the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.

Searchlight 2018 winner: aquakultre

The Halifax artist has won this year's competition.

3 songs to add to your protest playlist

Every revolution needs a soundtrack, and this week on Marvin's Room we're listening to three songs that are perfect for these political times.

Neko Case, Sorrey, Dusted and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out new songs by Neko Case, Sorrey, Dusted and more.

Nuela Charles, Kae Sun, Young Galaxy and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new songs from Milk & Bone, Brave Shores, Jean-Michel Blais and others.

William Prince, Maddee, Lou Phelps and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new songs from Charlotte Day Wilson, Rich Aucoin, Tory Lanez and others.

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Erykah Badu's album New Amerykah: Part One

This week marks 10 years since the release of one of Erykah Badu's most political albums: New Amerykah Part One.

The convergence of jazz and hip-hop, from Louis Armstrong to Kendrick Lamar

A brief history of two genres that owe a lot to each other's success.

How Alessia Cara and The Weeknd made history at this year's Grammys

The Canadians who won big at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

'I need immediate help': Canadian rapper John River shares intense medical battle on Twitter

In a series of Tweets, the Mississauga rapper detailed his serious medical emergency.

Romantic rappers: 4 of the best love songs in hip-hop

Every now and then a rapper tries their hand at a love song and sometimes they emerge with a wedding-day worthy classic.

Watch Shania Twain go head-to-head with Meghan Trainor in surprisingly friendly rap battle

The Canadian country and pop stars went up against each other on the latest episode of Drop the Mic.

The rebirth of Cadence Weapon: how the rapper is making his biggest shift yet

Rapper Rollie Pemberton opens up about his comeback and how teaming up with other artists helped him acheieve his most "autobiographical" work yet.

First Play Live: Boogat, San Cristobal Baile Inn

Boogat at the mic, debuting songs from his new album for a First Play Live session.

25 best Canadian songwriters ever

Dallas Green, Coeur de pirate, Glen Hansard, more reflect on Canada's best songwriters.

Here is the 2017 Polaris Music Prize long list

All 40 nominees were announced in Ottawa today. Find out who's on the list.