Backburner – These good folks are some of the freshest emcees, producers and DJs in Canada, including the likes of Wordburglar, Jesse Dangerously, Thesis Sahib, Toolshed, More Or Les, Beatmason, Fresh Kils and more.
Beau Balon – I don’t know what has happened to this guy, but here is the Soundclick page for this very creative emcee/producer.
CD Baby – The best place outside of Canada to buy Hand’Solo product online.
Clothes Horse Records – Original home to Epic and soso, they’ve also provided a place of residence for Thesis Sahib and Recyclone.
Curbside Magazine – EGG provides written interviews and video of interviews and live shows of some of the best in Canada’s underground hip hop.
The Drive-in Connection – The best place to order rare and old movies on DVD, and the guy in charge is super awesome.
Endemik Music – Home to Scott Da Ros, Filkoe, Bleubird, bEAR, Sontiago and soso, this is your goto label for crazy hip hop in Canada, but not always from Canadians.
Exclaim – Canada’s premier underground music and entertainment magazine, and despite popular opinion it does feature hip hop.
Halflife Records – Home to Classified, Chad Hatcher, Jordan Croucher, Mic Boyd and more, this is the Canadian label to watch for in the near future.
Labeless Illtelligence – Home to CasUno, Esh, Missing Ellaments, Gibran and more, this New Bedford, MA label gets mad love from Hand’Solo Records.
Neferui Records – A Canadian-based label that calls more than one city home, Neferui Records continues to release forward-thinking hip hop wtih a heavy emphasis on free downloads. Check ‘em out. What have you got to lose?
Nextraterrestrials – The official MySpace page for Canada’s freshest crew of next level emcees, including Mindbender, Conspiracy, Eternia, Thrysite, Stubb Rock and more.
Phonographique – The absolute best place in Canada to buy hip hop online. Support these bastards.
Prophetic Poetic – Home to Ill Seer and The Runaway; Prophetic Poetic also highlights the art of Seer’s wife Maegan.
Secret Cloud – Home to graphic artist/emcee Selfhelp, and also houses the Motherboard message board, the gathering point for many forward-thinking hip hop artists from across North America.
Side Road Records – Home to Factor, Ira Lee, Kay the Aquanaut, Cam the Wizzard, Def 3 and more.
ugsmag – If you like the design of Hand’Solo Records, you’ll love designer Noyz319′s pet project UGSMag, the best online magazine and message board in Canada.
Urbnet – Possibly the best indie label in Canada, Urbnet distributes Wordburglar and quality CDs from the likes of D-Sisive, Eternia, Moka Only and a whole lot more.
Wordburglar – Home to Hand’Solo recording artist Wordburglar.
Work Turkey Music – Home to Hand’Solo recording artist The Dirty Sample aka Planit.