[Audio] Shad – “MGD” (“Draft Day” dub)

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Bringing skills like Wiggins in the fieldhouse catch him when his frame fills out for real now – draft him!

You know he had to do it for ya! With the NBA draft around the corner and Ontario’s own Andrew Wiggins set to enter, it was only right that Shad drop his take on Drake’s Lauryn Hill sampled track “Draft Day.” The song is perfectly executed by the London, Ontario native and highlights his comedic style that he’s sustained over the years as he wittingly rhymes “draft day” with “Shad K” and “all-star” with “Demar.” Take a listen below and let us know your thoughts.

Download: Shad – “MGD” (“Draft Day” dub)

[Audio] D.O. ft. Maestro Fresh Wes “Never Gets Old” (Prod. Classified)

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D.O. hooks up with Canadian legend Maestro Fresh Wes for his latest “Never Gets Old,” a cut off his forthcoming album Down Home (April 22). Linking up with Classified for the instrumental, “Never Gets Old” is an instant Canadian hip-hop Classic. This Friday, April 11th, D.O. will be live in Toronto headlining the Big Ticket show as the official Down Home album release party giving fans a chance to check the album before the official release date.

[Event] Embrace Presents Bun B w/ special guest Thugli May 4th @ The Hoxton (Toronto)

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Been Trill! American rapper and former one half of UGK, Bun B will be crossing the border as part of his 8-city, “The Trillest” Canadian tour featuring special guest, Thugli. Last year, Bun B released his fourth studio album, Trill OG: The Epilogue and now fans will have a chance to see him perform live as he takes the stage at The Hoxton in Toronto on Sunday, May 4, 2014. We will be giving away a pair of tickets every week until the show so stay tuned to The Come UP Show. Special thanks to Embrace and Substance Group for making this show happen! Take a look at the full details below.

What: Embrace Presents Bun B with special guest Thugli.
Where: The Hoxton – 69 Bathurst St, Toronto.
When: Sunday, May 4, 2014.
Admission: 19+ | 8:00 PM Doors | $15.00 + S/C | Tickets available online via TicketWeb.

[Podcast] #ThrowBackThursday – Shad Interviews the Halflife Crew

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We’re excited to present another addition to The Come Up Show Podcast series: #ThrowBackThursdays. Every other Thursday, when we’re not dropping a new podcast, we’ll be going back in the vault and bringing you some of our timeless interviews from the past – including rare interviews that were never released. For each episode, DJ Chedo will be joining the podcast to tell the story behind the interviews, whether it’s running across town at 3 a.m. or driving from London to Toronto in an hour and 15 minutes. As always, we promise it’ll be entertaining.

For our first edition of #ThrowBackThursdays, we’re bringing you Shad‘s interview with Classified and the Halflife crew: Mic Boyd, J-Bru, and DJ IV. Check it out below, and if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.


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[Event] Embrace Presents Angel Haze May 1st @ The Hoxton (Toronto)

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Over the last 4 years, Angel Haze has worked hard to establish herself in the hip hop community and on Thursday, May 1, 2014, Embrace brings you the Detroit born rapper live in concert at The Hoxton in Toronto. Haze’s latest project, Dirty Gold, which also happens to be her first studio album was self released this past December via her personal Twitter account after numerous date changes being made by her label. Angel Haze is a storyteller who wants to share her passion for hip hop with you. This is one show all fans of the arts will enjoy. For full event details and ticket information take a look after the jump.

[Event] Monster Energy Proudly Presents Flatbush ZOMBiES May 9th @ Phoenix Concert Theatre (Toronto)

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As part of the Canadian Music Week Festival happening May 6-10, the Flatbush ZOMBiES will be returning to Toronto on May 9 for a live performance featuring Bodega Bamz and special guests. Presented by Monster Energy in association with SmashMouth Entertainment, the event will take place at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Check out the full details below and make sure to grab your tickets before this event sells out.

*The Come Up Show will be giving away tickets to this event. Stay tuned!

What: Monster Energy Proudly Presents Flatbush ZOMBiES w/ Bodega Bamz & Special Guests
Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre – 410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto
When: Friday, May 9, 2014
Admission: 8pm | 19+ | $26.00 | Tickets available online

[Audio] Future ft. Kanye West – “I Won” (Prod. Metro Boomin)

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If you go home at night and either Ciara or Kim Kardashian are there waiting for you, we don’t blame you for bragging. Future hooks up with Yeezy for “I Won,” the latest single from Future’s upcoming album, Honest. This is exactly what we wanted to hear out of a Ye and Future collaboration. Look out for the Hype Williams-directed video dropping soon.

[Video] Pete Rock ft. Rich Kidd& Raz Fresco- “They Reminisce Over You (CBC Rock The Mic Series)”

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Rich Kidd and Raz Fresco pay homage to Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth‘s “They Reminisce Over You” (T.R.O.Y.) classic with a full studio makeover in part 1 of the CBC’s Rock The Mic series.This series revisits rap classics, with up and coming artists who can represent to the fullest, bring new life into the tracks. The Rock The Mic tribute to “T.R.O.Y.” arrives on the 22nd anniversary of the track, which was released in April of 1992. Pete Rock rededicates the song – a memorial named for fallen friend “Trouble” T.Roy – to Troy Dixon and his cousin Heavy D, whose sudden passing in 2011 was another major blow to the hip-hop community. Pete Rock touched on the impact and importance of the song after two decades in discussion with the CBC.
It’s truly inspiring to see the legend Pete Rock show love to up and coming emcees, and guiding them in the recreation of this classic hip hop cut.

[Video] Casper, Kehmak & Culture – “Sound of the Drum” (Dir: Illvibe)

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After I busy week, I can finally get to posting all the tracks I’ve been meaning to. First up, Treetop dropped their video for their latest jam, “Sound of the Drums”. You know everytime they all get together on something, it’s going to be dope! Taking on the role of Axel Rose, Everest Jennings and Chet Williams, Treetop have some fun with this one and trust me; the hook will be stuck in your head all day. Treetop did their thing at the King of the Dot event on Friday, and if your feeling this song, there’s plenty more. Check out the iLLvibe directed visuals below. Casper just dropped his newest addition to the Marcus Morris Mixtape series, MMM5 as well. This year has been a great one so far for Casper, Kehmak and Culture and it only gets greater as they progress.

[Audio] SZA ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Babylon” (Prod. DJ Dahi)

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Last month, TDE’s SZA made her way to Toronto as part of the RedBull Sound Select Present: Toronto; in which she graced the stage in front of countless fans. Now, as she gears up to release her highly anticipated Z EP tomorrow, she teams up with Kendrick Lamar on the hypnotic single titled, “Babylon,” produced by DJ Dahi. SZA’s EP will also feature Chance The Rapper and Isaiah Rashad. Stream “Babylon” below.

[Contest] Win tickets to see The Beatnuts live in concert April 17th (Toronto)

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The Come Up Show is giving away 2 (two) pairs of tickets to see The Beatnuts live in concert on April 17th at Rockpile West in Toronto! The contest starts today (Tuesday, April 8th) at 11:00AM ET and ends Tuesday, April 15th at 2:00PM ET.

The contest is set up below, you can enter daily until the contest is over on Tuesday, April 15th at 2:00PM ET. The options are to follow us on our social media and to promote it. The higher the entries, the more that tells us how bad you really want to win the tickets! Since they are a pair of tickets, you can also get your friends to enter the contest to increase your chances of winning! The winner will be contacted by email. Good Luck!

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