London’s own Gal Harper released a brand new feel good tune today featuring Casper called “Don’t Ask Why”. About some women in their lives, Gal Harper and Casper create something that I find myself reminiscing to, hitting replay a few times. If you support London talent, these two are one’s you definitely want to look out for. You can catch Casper at our anniversary event this Sunday alongside the whole Treetop conglomerate. It’s going to be fun. Check out Gal Harper’s newest track “Don’t Ask Why” and let me know some feelings that t brings up for you!
Let me just say this, Locksmith is a beast! There’s few rappers bar for bar that make my jaw hit the floor when I take in their music and Locksmith is one of those artist’s that have me saying “Damn!” everytime. Locksmith recently went through to talk about his newest album, A Thousand Cuts and dropped a freestyle for DJ Kay Slay that should put to rest any doubts some naysayers may have. Locksmith is the truth! Take in part one and two of his freestyle on Shade 45 and let me know if you feel any different, cause I’m willing to bet your thoughts will be the same.
The homie Jimmy B has been on his grind. L.O.R.D.S. is a top notch project from the up and coming, young Toronto artist and the campaign is still going strong. Dropping some new visuals for “One Whisky” off L.O.R.D.S., one of my personal favorites, it brings a sense of realness to an already vividly real track. You get to know what drives Jimmy B to push for greatness on this one. We all drown our thoughts in the bottle sometimes, “One Whisky” is one for you to bump when your feeling down and out. Go grab a copy of L.O.R.D.S. if you haven’t yet!
After releasing his debut project Speakerfood in February 2013, which was followed after by touring with ONYX the following month, Vancouver-via-Toronto artist Immerze is back with a new project on the way. Under the visual direction of Richie McFly of AVBRM, the video for “4500KM & Running” takes us on a journey across the Philippines, where Immerze recently toured in February 2014 and shared the stage with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Kid Ink. Produced by Chemist, Immerze tells the ever-day story of life’s trials and tribulations, but even more about the celebrations that comes from them. Immerze will be releasing his EP Dayton Spokes May 4th, 2014.
Canadian hip-hop artist Mike Boyd’s brand new full length album Note The Sarcasm, was released March 25 via Halflife Records Inc/Universal Music Canada. Halflife Records Inc is owned by Boyd’s brother, Juno Award-winning producer Classified. In celebration of the new album, Boyd premiered his brand new video “Small World / Fy Like A Butterfly” featuring Toronto rapper D-Sisive. The humorous and clever song showcases Mike Boyd and D-Sisive living small in a large way. D-Sisive will be coming through to The Come Up Show 7th Anniversary show this Sunday to perform, take this video in as a sneak peak of what to expect this weekend.
Blake Carrington’s and O.U.I’s (Own Unique Impression) 2014 SXSW wrap up, covering everything from 1st official SXSW headlining performances, events, networking, business, parties, etc. all captured by LXXXVIII Films.
Blake Carrington is one of the most positive and inspiring dudes I’ve come across. He’s a Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy version of rap! Check out his video blog he just released from his trip in Austin, Texas performing at SXSW. If you aren’t familiar with the boy peep all the previous posts of Blake Carrington on The Come Up Show.
I’m happy to present the Video Promo for our 7 Year Anniversary concert this Sunday April 20th at Hideaway Records and Bar! I had a lot of fun writing the script which is currently running on 94.9 CHRW. Take in our mixtape that we just released and if you don’t have your tickets yet cop them right now online or from United Kutz 147 King Street and Grooves Records 353 Clarence street. Full details on our anniversary post, please share this to your social media timelines we need your support!
Bell City, stand up! Frank Douglas and Richie Dolo connect to drop visuals for their latest single “What I’ve Done.” Representing the city individually for years, the two Brantford emcees have teamed up to create the Shameless mixtape. Douglas says that the Shameless project is all about doing it for the love of hip hop, and not getting caught up in how much “buzz” a specific track creates. Rappers these days get caught up in following trends in hopes to create the ever elusive buzz, losing authenticity as a result. Dolo and Douglas are two emcees who embody what it means to be hip hop- listening to their rhymes its needless to say that these dudes are about that life. The Shameless mixtape is expected to wrap up mid May. Be on the look out for the completed project, I plan to shamelessly plug it all over the internet!
I’ve been off the blogging for a minute, so it’s only right I start off with the homie DillanPonders latest visuals off his most recent EP, NUMB. Featuring SeT of CreW, “Selling Dreams” is one turn up track you have to bump on blast. Tay Lewis is DillanPonders go to producer and the composition they create makes you want to hit the club instantly. Keep an eye out for DillanPonders because this year has only just begun and I know he has a ton of more great music coming your way! If you haven’t heard of DillanPonders yet, he just did an interview for the premiere of this video where you can get to know about him a little more. Let me know what you think below!
Chedo was interviewed by Fanshawe College students on Google Hangout about the The Come Up Show 7 Year Anniversary concert on April 20th. The first 58 seconds of the video, there is a bit of technical difficulty but it fixes itself. Chedo and the folks from Fanshawe discuss how The Come Up Show came to be, DJ Chedo’s favourite memories over the past seven years and how we will be celebrating on April 20th (hint: there will be ice cream cake).
Catch the full interview and make sure to head over to the TCUS7YR Event post for full details about the concert. We hope to see everyone there!