Hip-Hop/Rap


In the Spotlight: Turbo

“I want to be the face of country hip-hop”

Five “Queb’” rap rookies to watch In 2021

Jeune Loup, Calamine, Misa, Rosalvo, Aswell

Hip-hop producer FrancisGotHeat grows his audience, and his confidence

By sharing his techniques in open, online beat-making sessio...

2020 SOCAN Gala Video: Michael “DRTWRK” Suski, International Award

A conversation with one of Kanye West’s co-writers

2020 SOCAN Gala Video: Ruffsound, Non-Performing Songwriter of the Year

The man behind Loud, Éli Rose, Koriass, Cœur de pirate, La...

Michael Asante joins SOCAN as first A&R Representative, Rap and R&B

New position to address rapidly growing part of membership b...

PittThaKid: Fast-rising producer blends old and new schools

Cooking beats for Young Thug, 2 Chainz, the late Pop Smoke

Zach Zoya: When the Journey is the Goal

Versatility is his “primary musical value”

TOBi: Writing songs that are both timely and timeless

While exploring Black joy as a form of resistance

Adamo: Giving it time

“People only see talent when it hits them in the face”

SOCAN members make it onto the Obamas’ playlists

An honour, and a bump in publicity

Backxwash wins 2020 edition of $50,000 Polaris Prize

For the album, God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out...

Songwriter / producer WondaGurl crushing it at 23

Cooking beats for Drake, Rihanna, Travi$ Scott, Killy – an...

New Series! “SOCAN Picks of the Month”

October 2020: Moneyphone, Sael, Hunnah, Jarrel The Young, km...

Shreez: Changing His Life

“I do as I please, but I’m not an idiot either”

Fredz: Down-to-earth, but not disillusioned

At 18, his early career is off to an impressive start

SOCAN/Pop Montréal “Cooking Beats” 2020, with Shash’u

“Competition breeds innovation”

SOCAN Awards 2020 Video Interview: T-Minus

Star songwriter-producer wins two SOCAN Rap Music Awards

Honey Jam celebrates 25 years

Official 2020 showcase live from Toronto’s El Mocambo on O...

How the Song Happened: Powfu’s “death bed (coffee for your head)”

Streaming services foster a massive global hit

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