The Phife Dawg concert at Alex P. Keaton (APK) Live on Thursday, February 16 was quite a special affair, as it was Phife Dawg’s first show in London, Ontario. In addition, there was a strong line-up of South Western Ontario opening Hip-Hop acts, including Young Stunna, Soundminds, and Raz Fresco, who were backed up by highly respected local DJ, DJ Ruckus, who also recently DJ’ed for Raekwon at his concert on January 20th at the London Music Hall
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J.Cole reached two million followers on his twitter account and as a celebration he released Grew Up Fast. I’m liking the sample and you can tell J.Cole definitely has grown. Two years ago it was a dollar and a dream and now it’s I got too much money. Not saying it as hate just an observation, I hope Cole doesn’t lose his core audience!! Check it out and let me know what you think.
Download: J.Cole- Grew Up Fast
I didn’t have the chance to check out the Train Of Thought concert when they made their stop in London but I’m glad I saw this video. Train of Thought is Jeff Spec, Ghettosocks, Muneshine and Timbuktu. They hooked up with our good homie Moka Only to drop this tight little track on their last tour, and then they got loose with mcenroe to show it off. Make sure to download this mixtape on bandcamp, the link is posted below.
STS (A.K.A. Sugar Tongued Slim’s) debut full-length album, The Illustrious, which was released in late December of 2011, is an brilliant piece of musical artistry from the highly talented Atlanta, Georgia bred emcee. In an genre where true emceeing and rapping talent are few and far between, STS’ slick emceeing style and poetic lyrics are like a breath of fresh air. However, lately it seems that there has been a re-emergence or renaissance of a significant number of talented artists in the past few years, including, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Yelawolf (to name a few). Now the interesting thing about STS is that he actually started out as a poet performing at local poetry slams in Atlanta, Georgia to make some money, until somebody told him that he should rap. And the rest was history, or rather, is part of modern Hip-Hop history in the making.
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This past weekend on February 17th 2012 Hip Hop Karaoke Toronto celebrated its 5th anniversary with special guests Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest and Chip Fu from the Fu Schnickens at the Revival club in Toronto. With the crowd rapping along to classic Tribe and Fu Schnickens songs the night was magical with everyone in attendance having an amazing time. The night however, got crazier when the audience was surprised with an impromptu performance by Naughty By Nature. Performing classics You Down With O.P.P? and Uptown Anthem the 5th anniversary HHK Toronto went down as one of the most exciting nights in Hip Hop Karaoke Toronto history.
check out Naughty by Natures surprise performance.
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What up The Come Up Show family,
It’s been a great couple of years for the website and the radio show, countless successes, accomplishments, and memories. It’s just the start to our vision and we are looking for passionate people to join the team. Intern applications are releasing tomorrow Tuesday Feb 21, 12pm on The Come Up Show website. Here are the positions we will be adding to the team. Get your resume and cover letter ready!!!
Contributor- Concert Reviewer
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Social Media Manager
Street Team Member
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