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[Staff Lists] The Come Up Show’s Favourite Producers of 2013

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As technology inexorably and exponentially becomes more complex and more readily available, it steadily penetrates close to every aspect of every day life. One (arguably) positive benefit of this is all the new music that has burst forth. Not even 10 years ago, it was near impossible for up and coming producers to get anyone “big” to listen to them yet now we have 16 year old producers with cuts on giants such as Jay-Z’s album. With technology comes accessibility, and what we have now is an even bigger world stage of art where even the stalwarts of the game can enjoy and be influenced by the teenage bedroom producers. Hit the jump to see who made our favourite producers of 2013.

[Staff Lists] The Come Up Show’s Favourite Concerts of 2013

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Seeing your favourite artist(s) live in concert is truly an experience like no other. It’s the ultimate fan involvement where you (and possibly) a group of friends set out on a particular evening to catch your favourite rapper performing in your city. Whether you’ve seen numerous events or only a handful, the feelings that we get from interacting a few feet away from these individuals is undeniably exciting. Last year, The Come Up Show had the privilege of attending numerous concerts from artists including, Classified, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Ferg, Shad, Kanye West, Method Man, SonReal, Kendrick Lamar, and many more. Now, we present to you The Come Up Show’s Favourite Concerts of 2013.

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[Staff Lists] The Come Up Show’s Favourite Interviews of 2013

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When you read the title of this post, you might think this article is a collection of interviews from all over the web; that would be true if we didn’t publish our own original interviews. To toot our own horn for a second, The Come Up Show gained its popularity as a radio show and website through our insightful interviews. We started first on the radio show, then doing audio interviews at events, and then expanded to video interviews which definitely heightened our visibility in the blogging world. This past year we’ve conducted over 55 original interviews with legends from Just Blaze and Young Guru to Canadian stars such as Shad, Classified, Maestro Fresh Wes and many more. You might have missed a few and that’s why we include this category into our Best of 2013. Without further ado, The Come Up Show presents our favourite interview of 2013.

[Staff Lists] The Come Up Show’s Favourite Come Up Artists of 2013

The Come Up Show's Favourite Come Up Artists of 2013

Every year marks the ascendance of a new crop of emcees, eager to make their mark and stake their claim among hip-hop’s inner-circle. Some rise quickly only to fall just as fast. Others will make you believe they’re here to stay. It often seems as though the latter emcees pop up overnight, but the reality is often years of hard work and steady progress before they get a share of the spotlight. We at The Come Up Show looked back on 2013 to pick out our favourite artists who burst onto the scene this past year. Some you’ll know. The rest, you’ll want to get to know. One thing is certain: if you haven’t heard of these artists yet, you’ll be hearing all about them in 2014. Without further ado, we present The Come Up Show’s Favourite Come Up Artists of 2013.

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[Staff Lists] The Come Up Show’s Favourite Videos of 2013

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2013 was a fine year for hip-hop videos. Not only did Drake win the BET award for “Best Hip-Hop Video”, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home the VMAs “Best Hip-Hop video” for “Can’t Hold Us” ft. Ray Dalton and Classified ft. David Myles won “Video of the Year”, “Best Hip-Hop Video” and “MuchFact Video of the Year” for “Inner Ninja” at the MMVAs. Music videos always add another dimension to the track, but while they can make us think of a song in a new light, at times they can leave us scratching our heads. Here are The Come Up Show’s staff list of our favourite hip-hop videos of 2013 that blew our minds.

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[Staff Lists] The Come Up Show’s Favourite Tracks of 2013

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2013 was a huge year for Hip-Hop, and music in general. This section is dedicated to the songs that were constantly replayed on all of our play lists. All of the Hip Hop heavy weights stepped their game up in 2013- Kendrick took his smash hit, “B*itch don’t Kill My Vibe” to the next level by enlisting the present day G.O.A.T Jay-Z  to murder his guest verse, Kanye broke new grounds by releasing  his lead single “New Slaves” through projections on various buildings located   across the globe, and of course Drake brought smash hit after smash to the radios and saw great billboard success.  The songs below are tracks that blew us away in 2013, as I’m sure they did for you as well!
Check out our full list after the jump.

[Staff Lists] The Come Up Show’s Favourite Mixtapes/Free Releases of 2013

The Come Up Show's Favourite Mixtapes of 2013

In the hip-hop world mixtapes play a huge part, seeing as how fans get most of their music through downloading in this day and age. When an artist releases a mixtape, it could be because they want to promote an album, it could be because they want to get their name out to the hip hop community, or it could simply be because a certain artist hasn’t released anything in a while and mixtapes will help to satisfy fans. Whatever the reasoning, mixtapes are vital when in comes to hip-hop, because on mixtapes there are no limitations from the artist’s label. Musicians are free to say whatever they want on a mixtape and that can either be a fantastic thing, or the worst possible thing imaginable depending on how an artist pulls it off. Here at The Come Up Show, our staff went through all of our favourite mixtapes of 2013 in order to find the best of the best. The following artists are the ones who made the cut. Without further ado, here are The Come Up Show’s top mixtapes/free releases of 2013.

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[Staff Lists] The Come Up Show’s Favourite Albums of 2013

The Come Up Show Favourite Albums of 2013

This past year was another strong one for albums with releases from many of the top names in hip-hop (such as Kanye West, Jay Z, Eminem, Drake, and J. Cole) as well as releases from much of hip-hop’s rising class (including Mac Miller, Danny Brown, and A$AP Rocky). As far as Canadian hip-hop goes, we saw the long-awaited return of the godfather of it all, Maestro Fresh Wes, as well as the latest releases from two of Canada’s future legends, Classified and Shad. We saw the emergence of budding artists like Sese and Quake Matthews, the return of established artists like Wale and Pusha T, and many, many more albums in between. We liked a lot of albums this past year, and we loved a select few even more. Without further ado, The Come Up Show presents its favourite albums of 2013.

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[Staff Lists] The Come Up Show Favourite Mixtapes of 2012

If we didn’t have mixtapes it would definitely be a slow day for most blogs, the fans, and its safe to say some artists would be non-existent. A fair amount of time passes us by until we get an album from our favourite artist, especially with pushed dates etc. That’s why established artists do depend on mixtapes to get us by in between that time and new artists use it as a entry into the Rap game. I quickly hopped on Datpiff website to see if I can count how many mixtapes were uploaded, to my surprise there was over 500 Mixtapes uploaded in ONE DAY. Mind you some of the mixtapes are compilations but it gives you an idea how important mixtapes have become. Another bonus for artists and fans is that an artist can basically do whatever they want on a mixtape, they don’t have to answer to their label, it’s all about the music, having fun and being as creative as you want.

We Present: THE COME UP SHOW FAVOURITE MIXTAPES OF 2012

[Staff Lists] The Come Up Show Favourite Concerts of 2012


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

[Staff Lists] The Come Up Show’s Favourite Tracks of 2012


This is the category of songs you had on REPEAT so many times you lost count. It’s a day of age where you ONLY need a single to get the whole world following you. Just look at the itunes Store, singles are outselling albums at a ridiculous rate and most of the songs below are no exception.

We Present: THE COME UP SHOW FAVOURITE TRACKS OF 2012

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