[Audio] Childish Gambino ft. Nipsey Hussle – “Black Faces” (Prod. Boi-1da)

First off, Boi-1da went all the way in on this beat, subtle yet convicting it lays a great platform for Gambino & Nipsey to do their thing. If you’ve been paying Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino attention these passed few weeks you know he’s been releasing some bangers. This has to be my favorite so far & with this he’s got a good grip on my attention. It looks like the rumors of an upcoming mixtape from the multi-talented emcee are coming to fruition with this release & my previous post for “Unnecessary”. Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming tape & stream/download Black Faces below.

UPDATE: What are your thoughts on the “Hologram Biggie Concert” poster in the album art, what do you think Gambino is trying to spark with that?

Stream: Childish Gambino ft. Nipsey Hussle – Black Faces

Download: Childish Gambino ft. Nipsey Hussle – Black Faces

[Photo Gallery] #ShotbyDrew Presents- Yelawolf Performance at the Phoniex Concert Theatre

Yelawolf Performance at The Phoniex Concert Theatre 2012 Toronto

On Saturday May 26, The Come Up Show team had the amazing opportunity to interview Yelawolf at his Meet and Greet at Community54. That interview will be coming soon to The Come Up Show TV to make sure to subscribe. We also had the opportunity to catch his performance at the Phoniex Concert Theatre. Look out for the review tomorrow! For now check out our amazing photography #ShotbyDrew aka Andrew Stephenson. You aren’t going to find any pictures like this from the show so make sure to share them with your friends!

Update: Check out our review of the Toronto concert!

[Video] Nas – “Daughters” (Dir: Chris Robinson)

Nas just released the visuals to “Daughters” this morning. Directed by Chris Robinson, the music video chronicles Nas’ and Destiny Jones’ father-daughter relationship, and is shown from Destiny’s point of view. His daughter also makes an appearance in the video. Produced by No I.D., the track will appear on Nas’ upcoming Life Is Good album. Check out the visuals to “Daughters” below.

“I think that this song for Nas is so personal, everything in the song is real, that he wanted to share this moment with his fans, with the world, and it was actually his suggestion,” Robinson revealed. “I was ready to cast someone, and he was real calm and said, ‘Hey, Dest is gonna be here, I think we need to keep it real.’ ” (MTV)

[EP] J57 – “The Ports EP”

Brown Bag AllStar emcee/producer J57 dropped two EPs on May 22nd, The Ports EP and 2057 EP. The Ports EP is in memory of Bryan “Ports” Cole, one of J57’s best friends who passed away in March. Early favourites on The Ports EP are “Do Earth” featuring Von Pea, Charlie Smarts, Andrew Thomas and Jefferson Price, “Days Still Turn To Night” featuring the Brown Bag AllStars and Andrew Thomas, “Craft Brewed” featuring Silent Knight, and “Four Finger Ringers” featuring Sene. Stream and purchase The Ports EP below. Be on the lookout for a breakdown of 2057 EP soon.

In Memory of: Bryan “Ports” Coyle.

I dedicate this project to the memory of one of my best friends that left the world on March 13, 2012. Ports taught me how to rhyme – how to count bars, flow patterns, freestyle, etc. He also introduced me to the indie hip hop scene in the late 90’s & changed my life forever.

There would have never been a J57 if there had never been a Ports. Dedicating this project to him is the very least I could do.

R.I.P Ports

– J57

[Video] Sene – “Footprints” (Dir: aaronisnotcool)

Brooklyn native Sene recently dropped the visuals for his standout track “Footprints”, off his 2012 album Brooklyknight. The video is a pretty dope stop-motion flick, matching Sene’s funky, laid-back tune. I’m still waiting for the visuals of “Backboards” featuring Blu, by far my favourite from the album. Check out the visuals for “Footprints” below.

[Video] Stalley “Savage Journey Through Europe – Episode 2 & 3 Paris, France”

Episode 2 & 3 of Stalley’s European tour take place in the capital of France, Paris. One thing I really dig about these vlogs is how humble Stalley really is. The MMG signee could effortlessly be flashing his money and such in these videos, but he doesn’t. That shows me he’s really in the game for the music, which I believe is shown perfectly through his concert footage in the 3rd episode below. Another great point to this series is how in depth & behind the scenes you get. Its interesting to see what artists go through on the tour life and showing how it isn’t always so glamorous, as shown when Stalley finally gets his luggage returned in the 2nd episode, missing since he was in Portugal.

Again, be sure to download our hot new mixtape for the upcoming concert, Stalley Live in London, Ontario June 1st @ APK Live, tickets are only $15 in advance. More information about the concert & mix tape are available through the links & enjoy the 2nd and 3rd episodes below.

[News] Pete Rock Issues Official Statement on Lupe Fiasco’s remake of “T.R.O.Y.”

After Pete Rock took to Twitter earlier this week to express his feelings on Lupe Fiasco’s “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” sampling his classic “T.R.O.Y.”, he has now issued an official statement on the matter. Hopefully this puts an end to all of this. Read the statement below:

It’s true that Lupe Fiasco’s representative from Atlantic Records contacted me last fall and he did so while I was in mourning over the sudden death of my cousin Heavy D. I gave the representative a conditional “yes” to use T.R.O.Y. for Lupe’s album but only based on the condition that I be involved on the project. It’s what I always say when approached by people who want to use that particular song. I was never contacted again. At no point was there any follow up from Atlantic Records. Now, the story gets twisted and it’s being said that I said “yes.” The part about my conditions has been left out to make me seem like I’m a hypocrite. When I heard about the song again, it was done, completed, and playing on the radio…and that was Monday night.

It’s true that people have made T.R.O.Y. over. I can’t control what’s done with my work after it’s already out there but I can control who gets my blessings. Those who involve me and respect me in the process, get my blessings. Those who work behind my back – but all the while putting up a front like I’m down with it – don’t.

I’m flattered that they wanted to remake my song and that they respect it for the classic that it is. I just think they should have talked to Atlantic Records to make sure things were done right. The biggest violation is from Atlantic Records but what can you expect? Labels are corporations and their whole point is to sell records. If they respect the artist in the process that would be nice, but they’re not required. For as political as Lupe as, I expected him to know that and to have hopefully made them more accountable. I’m surprised that he’s siding with the corporation on this.

Technically, there was no crime committed with the release of Lupe’s version of my song. Technically, the song can be out there but I’m not talking about legalities. I’m asking: Where’s the respect for the code among artists? No ego, but I know my place in this game. I’m recognized as a legend and I accept that. But most of all, I’m a grown man. The love and admiration that people have for me as a producer and as a man of honor has been non-stop, consistent for over 20 years. That’s based on something that can’t be touched. My music and my character stands for itself. T.R.O.Y was a career-defining song has gotten me invited to the White House. It’s not just because people think the production is dope. It’s also because of what the song stands for. I want my music to touch people but I don’t want to be walked over or lied on in the process.

I admit that my outburst on Monday night on Twitter was based on my reminiscing about Heav and Troy. I think about them every day. I apologize for being emotional about this. I had no intentions of hurting Lupe’s career. That’s not me. I’m known for building up not breaking down careers. Moving forward, I’m 100% in control and focused on what’s good.

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