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.
I ain’t taking shit over bro, if I was taking anything over we would have taken over four albums ago, I’m very frustrated, that’s not even a joke, I did Peterborough last night, there was six people. D-Sisive
Wow where do you get started on a interview like this? With the countless of interviews I’ve conducted I have been able to get authentic answers and insights from all types of artists. This interview right here with D-Sisive and Muneshine has to be number one for me because of their honesty, their vulnerability, and frustation they are feeling with the music industry. Right after their performance at the Jonestown 3 album release party at the Rivoli, D-Sisive got us caught up what he has been up to in the past year; his feelings about his third Juno nomination for Rap Recording of the year and the Asian Elvis Mixtape release. What I wasn’t expecting is D-Sisive and Muneshine telling me they are done with Rap music. Check the full post to read my full summary on this interview!
“I never give up, I keep going, I always told myself I’m not going out without a fight and here I am.” Juicy J.
We had the opportunity to catch up with Juicy J of Three Six Mafia on the 2050 Tour which features Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe, Tuki Carter, and Berner. He talked to us about his relationship with The Weeknd, being inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside artists like Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, and many more. Juicy J also shares what it is about his hometown Memphis that inspires him and Three Six Mafia to create all of their smash hits. You might not know this but Juicy J started his career in music as a DJ and he tells us how it led to becoming a producer. He also shares valuable advice on persistence, “not going out without a fight” check this out and much more in our interview with Juicy J on The Come Up Show .
The Come Up Show is proud to present our interview with Yelawolf. Conducted in Toronto, Ontario at Community 54 right before his meet and greet, Yelawolf opened up to us about in detail about his life.
You have to have a lot of pain before you can be culturally impactful, once you share your story that’s the difference between a rapper and a superstar Yelawolf.
If you remember the XXL freshman roundtable last year Yelawolf gave some valuable advice to the younger emcees like Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, et al, about sharing your story and tribulations. Since Yelawolf has been through his fair share of pain, I asked him if he felt that all of the struggle had a purpose, if he knew that his story was being created when he was homeless living on food stamps.
Make sure to check the full post to see Part 2 of our interview and to read the full article!!!
In Part.1 of our interview with Styles P he talked to us about working with Curren$y, his book The Invincible and much more make sure to check it out if you haven’t yet. Continuing with Part. 2 I could tell Styles P is more focused than ever! He is promoting a healthy lifestyle by opening a Juice Bar in the Bronx, and giving advice on our diet.
It’s important to use our voice as artists instead of talking about jewerly and fast cars, I try to address some of the issues our community needs, like try to eat healthy, a lot of us have children and family. In America we don’t have free healthcare and most don’t have insurance so we should try to do as much as we can to prevent diseases and health risks. Most of us especially in Hip-Hop we have a fast life most of us drink, smoke, and other things. We have to weight it out and at least eat right. Styles P.
With his busy lifestyle Styles P still takes the time to “wake up and smell the roses”, he tells us most important is his family, he takes time out to enjoy life with them because they are the reason he hustles so much. You can he is really motivated as this year he is involved in the Wu-Block album, World Most Hardest Emcee, a project with Diamond Clothing Company, working on a second book, if they don’t get the LOX paperwork figured out they will release a LOX Mixtape. Believe it or not Styles has been rapping since 1995, he shares with us the advice on what has given him longetivity in this career. Check this out and more in our interview with Styles P.
Make sure to check the photo gallery of the Styles P and Sheek concert in London, Ontario.
It was such a pleasure to interview Styles P, 1/3 of the Lox and member of D Block. We interviewed Styles P when he was touring Canada with Sheek Louch. Since Styles hasn’t been in Canada since 1996 I asked him about the Canadian tour, his book invincible, and how he connected with Curren$y for their EP #The1st28. If you remember our interview with Curren$y he told us he couldn’t go more than an hour with lighting another joint, so naturally I ask to ask Styles P about his habits as well. Check this out and more in Part. 1 of our interview with Styles P on The Come Up Show.
Make sure to also check out our photo gallery of the Styles P and Sheek Louch show at Club Noir. Shout out to Godfathaz production for bringing them to London, Ontario.