Category: Features

[Feature] Special Guest Predictions for OVO Fest 2015


The most highly anticipated concert of the summer,  the 6ixth annual OVO Fest returns to the Molson Amphitheatre on August 2nd and 3rd 2015. Each year, tickets for the event sell out within minutes of hitting the web. People travel thousands of miles just to see the boy. Drake has brought out some big names as surprise performers over the last few OVO fests. From G-Unit to Kanye West it seems like no one is off limits. With past years surprise lineups already featuring some of the biggest celebrities, we can only imagine what this year’s OVO Fest will bring Toronto. We present to you, The Come Up Show’s predictions for OVO Fest 2015.

[News] The Beat Academy Presents: Battle Of America’s TO vs. ATL


One of the most renowned music organizations in Toronto The Beat Academy, has announced its next event. Known for showcasing some of Toronto’s most talented producers, The Battle Of Americas is back with a new match up Team TO vs. Team ATL. Responsible for launching the careers of Prezident Jeff, Chef Byer, Sven Thomas, and Skye Hutch this event is not one to miss.

To give a better understanding to the newcomers, The Beat Academy gives an in depth explanation “Ready to take your music to the next level? If you are from Toronto or Atlanta and want to battle with a team of some of the hottest producers in your city, enter the battle today!! Battle Of America’s is a battle like no other. Rising stars like Skyehutch (Kendrick Lamar), Wondagurl (Drake, Jay Z), Prezident Jeff (Lil Simz) have made their mark, representing their in front of production heavyweights from Jahlil Beats, to Young Guru to Boi-1da. Designed to showcase the best of each city, the battle pushes producers into the music spotlight to be seen by A&R’s, artists and the media. Producers, build your brand. Make your mark”.

You can enter the competition on The Beat Academy’s website.

Registration closes August 22nd.

[News] Kanye West, Pitbull & Serena Ryder to Perform at Pan Am Closing Ceremony July 26

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The PanAm/Para Pan Am Games will end with a bang as the closing ceremony now has the star-studded lineup of  Kanye West and more. The last time Kanye was in town was for his Yeezus Tour in Winter 2013.The highly anticipated event will be held at the Rogers Centre. Get your tickets quick before they sell out! Admission fees range from $90 to $200, and tickets can be purchased here .

Who’s excited to see Kanye headlining this event? What songs would you like to see him perform? Let us know in the comments section.

[Review] Yours Truly, T.Y. & Chef Byer – “The Beautiful Exchange”

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When it comes to the future of Canadian hip-hop, there’s plenty to look forward to, but there are a handful of emcees who I’m really excited about. Hamilton’s T.Y. is one of those emcees. After first seeing him perform at The Come Up Show’s 7th Anniversary, I was floored by his live show and became an instant fan, eager for the next project I could dig into.

That was April of last year. After all this time (and a few noteworthy releases along the way), the wait is over. T.Y. and Chef Byer (who, it should be mentioned, is right up there as one of the best beatmakers in Canada) have collaborated to create The Beautiful Exchange (shouts to Complex on the premiere). I’ve been more than excited to take this in — and, I’ll add, curious to see whether it would live up to what I thought it could be, as my previous experience of T.Y. had been a pretty small sample size.

I’ve decided to do something a little different this time around and share my first-take impressions of the album. What you’ll read are my live reactions, and while they may not be comprehensive, I hope they’ll provide a glimpse into what this album has to offer.

Stream the album and read the first-take track-by-track breakdown after the jump.

[Contest] Mannie Fresh w/ DJ Agile & DJ Romeo July 10 @ Tattoo Queen West


Producer/DJ Mannie Fresh will be performing inside Tattoo (567 Queen St. W)  this Friday, July 10th, and we’ve got tickets to give away! You and five (5) lucky friends have a chance to attend the show. You must be 19+ and live within the GTA to enter. The contest will close at 11pm EST on Thursday, July 9th. Winners will be announced Friday morning, so make sure to check your email. If you don’t win tickets, they can be bought via Ticketweb for only $15. Good luck!

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