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 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!
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!
When you think of Wiz Khalifa, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Hit songs aside, the most immediate thoughts of most are a lot of “medicinal” references and partying. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, as he rarely does not go without saying. The “2012 Billboard Music Awards Best New Artist”, five platinum selling singles in more than one country, numerous platinum downloaded mixtapes, an album that went gold in a time where record sales are few and far between from what they used to be, and one album expected to be due December 4th titled O.N.I.F.C. Clearly he is making his lane, and proving to be worthy of moving up towards hip hop’s upper echelon, if not already there. Check out the full post for the review and photos!
The Come Up Show got the chance to cover the 2050 Tour featuring Wiz Khalifa and company yesterday in London, Ontario. The show took place at Budweiser Gardens and here are a few pictures to hold you over. We got an interview with Juicy J and we got much more great photos coming from Wiz Khalifa and video! Make sure to like us on facebook and twitter for the updates. Make sure to also check out our previous interview with Wiz Khalifa.
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The Big Sean concert was this past Monday at the London Music Hall, our photographer Nate Tapper caught some great flicks for you to take a look at. There will be more photos coming soon including a set from Treetop Ent. Did you go the concert? Let us know what you think of the Big Sean’s set!
FRESH OFF the camera, our homie #ShotbyDrew got these amazing pictures out to me very quickly! I wasn’t personally able to attend but I heard Drake came out as the suprise guest and performed HYFR. For some reason Ab-Soul and Jay Rock weren’t there maybe because of border troubles but the homie Rich Kidd opened up amongst other acts. Full review of the Kendrick Lamar show is coming very soon for now take a look at these beautiful pictures and hey check out our Kendrick Lamar interview if you haven’t yet!
On June 30th London, ON native Ngajuana held the official release party for his 3rd album, “Section One” at Call The Office. This is the collaborative debut album; from Ngajuana and U.K. -based production team PnT WorldWyde. It consists of 18 songs, featuring the likes of Shad K and PnT/Maths Time Joy singer, Tim Worthington. Those who came out had the chance to share this great moment with Ngajuana himself, alongside a very talented lineup of artists who set out to perform themselves, showing their support for the release as well.
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