Hip Hop Eh
Maestro Fresh Wes, Buck 65, Kardinal Offishall, Dj Kemo, Dream Warriors, Michie Mee, Cadence Weapon, Tom Green, Classified, Z-Trip, Rascalz, Swollen Members, Moka Only, Shad, Chin Injeti, Grand Analog, Flipout, Scratch Bastid, Bird Apres, Bubba B, Arowbe, Kilo C, The Incredible Ease, Checkmate, Concise, Kyle Kraft, Big C, Evil, Eazy Mike, Mcenroe, Son Real, Snak, Kamau and Mark Keston
SynopsisThe Canadian hip hop scene was first established in the 1980s. Through a variety of factors, it developed much more slowly than Canada's popular rock music scene, and apart from a short-lived burst of mainstream popularity from 1989 to 1991, it remained largely an underground phenomenon until the early 2000s. Even Toronto Canada's largest city and one of its most multicultural had difficulty getting an urban music station on the radio airwaves until 2000. As a result, if a Canadian hip-hop artist could get signed, it was very difficult for them to get exposure even if their music videos were played on MuchMusic, many artists simply couldn't get their records into stores or played on the radio. As a result, through much of the 1990s, Canadian hip hop experienced a slowdown without any significant artists bursting into the scene.