We’re excited to feature Flex The Antihero for our second ever live video interview on Google Hangouts! Check out our interview with the homey Flex from The Antiheroes. We chopped it up for an hour with him about his upcoming debut album ‘SALEM’ including the production, recording process & a lot more. We also talked about the current state of hip hop, how free music is a good thing, how Toronto rappers aren’t being represented enough & upcoming shows. Make sure you check it out and remember SALEM drops this Wednesday March 5th!
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We had a great interview with Dreamville’s Omen recently, when he joined J. Cole on the Canadian leg of the What Dreams May Come Tour. We spoke for nearly half an hour about everything from Omen’s early album influences, to his family’s musical history, to avoiding foolish pride.
We talk about all of that and lots more (read the full writeup after the jump). Watch the interview below.
We caught up with Dreamville’s Bas on the Canadian leg of J. Cole’s What Dreams May Come Tour. A lot of love was shown and we sat down for nearly half an hour to talk about his steadily-rising path to success, including what he’s learned from being on the road with J. Cole, how he’s been able to turn his dreams into a reality, and why it’s his last winter.
We talk about all of that and lots more (full writeup after the jump). Watch the interview below.
I would like to start off by thanking those who tuned into our first live interview on The Come Up Show TV! The idea was inspired by a BBM conversation (Yes I said that) with Sha Prince who is releasing a brand new mixtape titled Latex & Perfume today on DJ Booth. The interview is conducted by yours truly, J.R. and I’m really excited for you to take it in as we covered a variety of topics.
It might take you a few days to realize what an amazing collection of music Sha Prince put together for Latex & Perfume, we’ve received an advance copy which you can read the full review track by track of what we thought. We first started off the interview with the title of the project which definitely makes you wonder what Latex & Perfume means!? Sha broke down how the title and the whole concept came together.
Read the full article breaking down the interview after the jump! Please comment as well your feedback is appreciated since it’s our first live video interview!
Last month we had the pleasure of having DJ Skratch Bastid spin a live set on The Come Up Show Radio. If you caught the show live then you remember how amazing the set was; if you missed out don’t worry we got you covered with a quick sample of his performance. After the set we had the opportunity to chop it up and I think it will be of interest to you especially if you are a Shad fan (WHO ISN’T?). J.R. asked Skratch how long it took to record his collaborative EP with Shad, The Spring Up, if you had to guess I bet you wouldn’t say TWO DAYS. Thats how quickly they put the majority of the project together. Skratch also expanded on the recording process and told us if the extra joints that didn’t make the EP will ever be released or not.
Now I know I told everyone that you wouldn’t be able to hear ANY of Skratch’s set recorded and that you had to listen to the radio show live. Skratch granted us special permission and I’m happy to treat you with an unreleased verse on Shad’s “Stylin” from Chip Fu of the Fu-Schnickens (shh!!! for your ears only). Since we were playing Rich Kidd instrumentals the latter part of the interview I asked Skratch who his favourite emcees from Toronto are which you have to watch to find out!
We had to know what Skratch is up to next before we let him go. He told us he is interested in creating a Skratch Bastid Producer Album along the lines of Mark Ronson, where he has a whole bunch of musical styles and artists that he can showcase. If you’ve had the pleasure to see a live show by Skratch Bastid then you know he loves to play all types of music and that Hip-Hop is his first passion that led him to explore of all types of music. I hope you enjoy our interview with DJ Skratch Bastid on The Come Up Show check it out in full on The Come Up Show TV and make sure to subscribe!
He is man known as “The Sound of New York” we’re proud to present our interview with Jay-Z’s Official DJ and recording engineer Young Guru. He has recorded over 10 of Jay-Z’s albums and has had the pleasure to work with other artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Little Brother, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Eminem, Drake and many more. We caught up with Young Guru when he came to Canada for a mini DJ Tour and he was lecturing at Google Canada headquarters in Toronto. We touched on Piracy, the Lord Finesse and Mac Miller lawsuit, if Jay-Z is ever going to retire, Young Guru’s new headphones, the art of the album and much more, check out the full interview on The Come Up Show TV below and hit the full jump to read the full description of the interview and see great photography!
The Come Up Boys is a Hip-Hop duo consisting of emcee’s Franchise and Vinny Radio hailing from Pittsburgh, PA. It’s only right being The Come Up Show we sat down for an interview and talk about how duo two met up and what led to their 8 year relationship. The Come Up Boys having a a great relationship with the homie Mac Miller who has been supporting them via social media and having them open up for his tours, the boys tell me how their relationship with Mac Miller came about. As you can imagine touring with Mac Miller The Come Up Boys are playing in front of thousands of fans, I asked them how that affects them as musicians when it comes to live performances and overall their music selection. Closing off the interview The Come Up Boys talk about their album Change Of Plans, slang words they use in Burg and much more!
The EP is a story, a bad relationship, it’s starts off by being alone and I’ve accepted it, I meet someone stuffs happens and it ends up badly. That is the concept of the record. Haviah Mighty.
I will never forget the feelings I felt after our interview with Haviah Mighty. To quote a listener “I was supposed to be in my car for 5 minutes but I ended staying inside my car for 45 minutes, she blew my mind!” Haviah Mighty has always found an effective way to emit emotion through words and poetry, as a child Haviah Mighty began vocal training at the age of 4, she sang for seven years it was when she was 12 that Haviah began combining her love for music and her love for language. Inspired by 50 Cent’s Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ she released her debut mixtape No Studio in 2010, #Eighteen in 2011, and her latest tape Bars, Girls, & Bars in 2012, which you can all download on her website. Performing her brand new records for the first time ever on radio we are proud to present Haviah Mighty on The Come Up Show. Check it out and let me know what you think of her!
The last time we interviewed Mac Miller was almost exactly two years ago, it was his first time ever in Canada, and he was just 18 years old. Fast forward to 2013 Mac Miller is already off to a great start, he was awarded Complex Magazine “Man Of Next Year” award which is a spotlight on the artists who are set to transform “the worlds of Music, Sports, Art and Design, Pop Culture, and Style”. As the winner Mac received a luxurious custom made varsity jacket designed by Marc Ecko, a custom Fisker Karma car valued over 100 grand, and he shared with us how that honor felt. Mac Miller also opened up about his upcoming album Watching Movies With The Sound Off, he told us it’s the most personal album he has ever recorded and why he decided to open up with us. I asked him if he felt a little bit of insecurity about releasing very introspective music and how he feels people will respond. Mac answers these questions and what he has planned for the rest of 2013. Check this out and more in our interview with Mr. Most Dope aka Mac Miller.
P.S. If you haven’t read our review of the Mac Miller concert featuring The Come UP and Rich Kidd and Sonreal make sure to check it out and the amazing photography as well.
You’ve might have read our previous interviews with SonReal and Rich Kidd before and if you haven’t make sure to check them out by clicking the previous links. October 16, 2012 Rich Kidd and SonReal released their collaborative album The Closers which features production from Rich Kidd, Beat Merchant, Arthur McArthur, and Wonda Gurl. The homies had a great viral campaign releasing webisodes leading up to the album release and released an official video for Money Money and more are on the way.
I caught up with Sonreal and Rich Kidd on their Canadian tour stop at Fanshawe College in London, On. Our interview started with discussing the humour in Rich Kidd’s music and he tells us why it’s important to him to keep it playful, SonReal gave us a perfect example by reciting one of his rhymes in the song Best Believe. Even though The Closers (SonReal and Rich Kidd) have worked plenty of times together, they tell us what they’ve learned from performing together and how to deliver a show that is full of energy, flow and fun! They also share with us why it was important for them to record the album together instead of electronically as is the norm today in the music industry. Check this out and more in our interview with SonReal and Rich Kidd on The Come Up Show and let us know what your favourite song is from the album in the comment section below.
If you haven’t been paying attention this past week, Casper The Ghost has officially released Marcus Morris Mixtape Vol.4 and video for Nah Boom. I caught up with Casper right after his performance with his band TreeTop Entertainment at the Outback in Fanshawe College. Casper talks to us about his relationship with Hometown Hero Shad K, and since he had a very troubling childhood Casper shares with us how he is now discovering what love means after the birth of his daugther Marlee Morris. You can also see a great performance for the song Haunted Love featuring Kayla Rock which is you can download on #MMM4.