As an avid music fan, I’m always trying to get friends to come out to more shows rather than go to the same bar every single weekend. We all know how important concerts are to musicians because this is their primary source of income. For us fans, it’s an opportunity to see our favourite act, everyone has that one song they want to hear and you go WILD. We do our best to cover as many concerts we can from original reviews and photography. Here are some of our favourite concerts of 2012.
We present: THE COME UP SHOW FAVOURITE CONCERTS OF 2012
Following his lengthy collaboration with fellow producer The Alchemist as Gangrene (2010′s Gutter Water, 2011′s Greneberg EP with Roc Marciano, 2012′s Vodka & Ayahuasca and the Odditorium EP), the Oxnard, California producer/emcee Oh No is back with a solo offering. Ohnomite is the end result of Oh No (Madlib’s younger brother) being granted access to the Rudy Ray Moore / Dolemite audio archives and given free rein to slice, dice, chop and sample his way through the classic-yet-absolutely-filthy catalogue. “Dues N Don’ts”, featuring Phife Dawg and Jose James, is a standout from the 19-track album. Ohnomite, which is out now, is being released by Brick Records. Stream and download “Dues N Don’ts” below.
The Come Up Show presents part 3 of our interview with Phife Dawg, you might remember the 2011 documentary Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest, you might not know that it’s a winner in the Producers Guild Award, received a Grammy and NAACP Image Awards nomination, amongst others. Phife tells us how he feels about all the attention and acclaim the documentary got. Something not too many people know is that Nas was one of the first to suggest that Tribe should do a documentary back in 2008. Michael Rapport and Nas came together to work on the documentary but due to personal issues in Nas’ life he couldn’t continue with the documentary.
Phife Dawg also tells about Q-Tip personality, why he feels Q-Tip is a reluctant superstar, Phife says “in the studio and the stage is when his ego comes out but offstage meeting and greeting he isn’t comfortable with people, he still hasn’t got used to it, I’m not sure why but it is what it is”. Check this out and more in part.3 of our itnerview with Phife Dawg, make sure to subscribe to The Come Up Show TV for part. 4 as Phife reminisces his working experience with J Dilla.
The Come Up Show Presents Part 2 of our interview with Phife Dawg, this is the first time he talks about the new album and its title Cheryl’s Big Son: The Anomaly and the first single is called Soulmen featuring one of his artists LEL. I asked Phife about the high expectation fans have because it is his first solo album in twelve years, he tells us he wasn’t thinking of making an album because of his battle with his health, unless it was a Tribe album, he was just going to produce, but all of a sudden he caught the bug again while producing. He tells us this and more in Part. 2 of our interview with Phife Dawg.
Make sure to check back tomorrow on The Come Up Show TV for part. 3 of our interview as he talks about the Tribe documentary.
The Come Up Show had the opportunity to sit down with Phife Dawg of the legendary A Tribe Called Quest. One of the best interviews we’ve done so far as Phife sat down for over 20 minutes answering our questions about J.Dilla, the Tribe documentary, his relationship with Q-Tip and much more. Since we live in a A-D-D- world we decided to split it the interview into a few parts, in part.1 of our interview Phife discusses how he feels about Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks.
Check it out and make sure to subscribe to The Come Up Show TV for the rest of the series.
Slum Village and Mick Boogie recently teamed up to drop their latest mixtape, The Dirty Slums. As much as Slum Village isn’t the same anymore without Baatin and J Dilla, they’ve managed to regroup and put out some quality music, bringing on Dilla’s brother Illa J to keep the family legacy alive. On The Dirty Slums, they keep the guest features going, working with fellow Detroit natives Big Sean and Black Milk, Big Pooh, De La Soul, Phonte, and Phife Dawg, among others. In between songs, Slum talks about their evolution, the Native Tongues posse, their legacy, and the group’s future. Early favourites are “Music” ft. Focus, “Church” ft. Focus, “Turnin’ Me Off” ft. De La Soul, “Special” ft. Phonte, and “They Say (Remix)” ft. Big Pooh & Phife Dawg. Download the mixtape below.
The Phife Dawg concert at Alex P. Keaton (APK) Live on Thursday, February 16 was quite a special affair, as it was Phife Dawg’s first show in London, Ontario. In addition, there was a strong line-up of South Western Ontario opening Hip-Hop acts, including Young Stunna, Soundminds, and Raz Fresco, who were backed up by highly respected local DJ, DJ Ruckus, who also recently DJ’ed for Raekwon at his concert on January 20th at the London Music Hall
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This past weekend on February 17th 2012 Hip Hop Karaoke Toronto celebrated its 5th anniversary with special guests Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest and Chip Fu from the Fu Schnickens at the Revival club in Toronto. With the crowd rapping along to classic Tribe and Fu Schnickens songs the night was magical with everyone in attendance having an amazing time. The night however, got crazier when the audience was surprised with an impromptu performance by Naughty By Nature. Performing classics You Down With O.P.P? and Uptown Anthem the 5th anniversary HHK Toronto went down as one of the most exciting nights in Hip Hop Karaoke Toronto history.
check out Naughty by Natures surprise performance.
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This is the first year we did a Dilla Tribute and it’s about time. I wanted to make sure to include some great info about Dilla, his character, how he met Q-Tip, how Slum Village started and much more. Enjoy and let us know what you think.
J Dilla- The Official
J Dilla- The Money
A Tribe Called Quest- Find A Way
Phife dawg- game day
Q-tip- Let’s Ride
Busta Rhymes- Show me What you got
Pharcyde- The running
Slum village- Fall in love
J Dilla- Make em NV
Common- Nag Champa