Thank you once again to everyone who celebrated The Come Up Show 6th Year Anniversary weekend with us. On Friday April 19th we celebrated with Bill Beamin, Jay Downz, Treetop Ent, Jaztoh, Elaquent at the Black Shire Pub, we all enjoyed the performances and had some amazing anniversary ice cream cake. On Sunday April 21st we presented Sean Price, Treetop Ent, Young Stunna, Jux Cain and company. Make sure to check out both reviews and photography of the Elaquent show and the Sean Price Show. I’m happy to bring the video for your viewing pleasure both shows were shot and edited by Andres Gonzalez aka Mr. A&R Films make sure to follow him on twitter. Tell me what you think of the video and your favourite performances of the show and make sure to subscribe to The Come Up Show TV.
If you’ve been following me or @thecomeupshow on twitter this past weekend then you know I’ve been in Toronto since Thursday night. The main reason for coming down was to support Rich Kidd for his album In My Opinion release party. Having been to countless Rich Kidd shows, this was the first time I’ve been to a show for his mixtape/album. I’m glad I went because it was one of the best performances I’ve seen from Rich, bringing his mother on stage, his uncle pulling dance moves, The Airplane Boys performing Beau Monde, A Game and Luu Breeze performing Money Made Me Do It. I’m very inspired because Feel Good Music is being embraced and supported! HIT THE JUMP FOR THE FULL PICTURES, VIDEOS, AND ARTICLE!
Closing out this very special weekend, veteran Sean Price made his way to London on Sunday, April 21st as part of his Mic Tyson tour, as well to celebrate The Come Up Shows 6th anniversary. From the days of Heltah Skeltah’s 97’ Nocturnal release to all three of Bootcamp Clik’s albums and even as a solo artist with releases like Monkey Barz all the way to his present material Mic Tyson; Sean Price has been a topic of discussion amongst the hip-hop heads daily. Right after performing in St.Catharines the previous night, P took the stage at Rumrunners Music Hall fulfilling a lot of long awaited dreams of going to see Sean P live in the flesh. Check out the full review by hitting the jump!
This past Friday on April 19th, marked the sixth year since The Come Up Show’s humble beginnings on 94.9 CHRW Radio. In celebration, an amazing line-up of artists took the stage at the Black Shire Pub and threw down what was no doubt an unforgettable night. As the doors opened for the upstairs section, the guests all hovered by the bar quickly grabbed their drinks and started crowding the stage as the final touches were done for the setup. With friends, fans and staff all in attendance, it already felt like a “get-together like” party and the night hadn’t even really begun yet. HIT THE JUMP to read the full article and see all the amazing pictures!
On Friday March 22, 2013 the multi-talented Ryan Leslie returned to Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week in support of his forthcoming album, Black Mozart. Presented by Union Events, the evening also featured special guest and Juno Nominated rapper JD Era with music supplied by D’enforcas from the Heavy Hitters. Since his last return to Toronto, R. Les has dropped his third full-length album “Les Is More,” and most recently made headlines when he was ordered to pay a one million dollar reward that was offered for the return of his stolen laptop. However, that was put aside as the night was devoted to true talent and great music from each artist that took the stage.
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On January 10, 2013, Five & Dime in partnership with Union Events presented LEGENDS: Method Man, live at The Sound Academy. This was Meth’s first visit back since his last appearance in Toronto in 2011. Attracting a crowd of various individuals, younger and older, male and female, the extensive lineup stretched entirely down Polson Street. With over 5,000,000 albums sold worldwide and 20+ years in the rap game, it was inevitable that fans were more than eager to see a true legend perform as they patiently waited to get inside.
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Courtesy of the Social Science Student Council, the University of Western Ontario’s Mustang Lounge on January 10 was host to the first stop of Mac Miller’s Larry Fisherman tour with guests The Come Up, Rich Kidd and SonReal. Virtually selling out as quickly as announced with just over 1,100 confirmed on facebook, which isn’t surprising. The following Mac Miller has created for himself since emerging practically out of nowhere back in ‘09 is literally devouring, with fans from “hipsters”, party go’ers and hip hop heads alike. Comparing himself to a modern “ A Tribe Called Quest mixed with The Doors”, Mac Miller has a very humble attitude, stating himself he still has a lot to learn. Being the first indie act in over a decade to have a number one album, selling out at every venue from his first tour to present day, there is no telling what lies ahead in the near future for the young Pittsburgh artist. Hit the jump to read the full review!
Traveling from London, ON, rapper Casper garnered the night’s highest score with his performance of the Mackin’ challenge in the second round. His competitor, Tony Green, kept it close with unforgivingly raw rhymes, but in the end it was Casper’s positive and potent rhymes that impressed the panel of judges. Casper secured victory with an acapella in the final round, beginning his rhyme with “Listened to my daughter’s heartbeat and wrote a song to it.
One of the best trips I’ve made from London to Toronto without a doubt! If you’ve paid attention to the press release Rhyme Calisthenics posted a few weeks ago then you know it made its Canadian debut in Toronto in November. Casper The Ghost won the competition and I’m glad to finally bring you the footage, take a look at what you missed and let me know what you think!
Dope production, lyricism, story-telling, thought-provoking subject matter, cohesiveness and overall substance are qualities that any hip-hop head would tell you encompasses “real hip-hop.” I could go on a personal diatribe on the term “real hip-hop”, but that’s not why I’m here typing this. What I am here to do is tell you about the night that was November 17, 2012 and the man that exhibited these hip-hop qualities on stage at the El Mocambo. Phonte Coleman, one-third of Little Brother and one-half of The Foreign Exchange, headlined a return concert in Toronto after fronting the Manifesto Festival bill last summer. Check out the full review by hitting the jump!
If you were in attendance for the Big Sean at the London Music Hall you would have seen Treetop Entertainment opening for Sean. Treetop consists of Casper, Culture, TT LO, Kehmak, and R&B singer Bronson. Check out the video performances of Up and Downs, Let The City Know, by Casper and Turn up in order by Bronson by clicking the full post.