If you’ve been checking The Come Up Show regularly, you’ll know we’ve been posting a LOT of Ab-Soul lately, but what can I say? Dude has been making a name for himself and putting in a ton of work recently, culminating in his latest album, Control System. In an interview with Ambrosia for Heads, Ab-Soul talks about his musical influences, as well as how growing up in a record shop shaped him. Check out the interview below.
Chance The Rapper dropped off his newest visual to “Hey Ma” yesterday, just in time for Mothers Day on Sunday. “Hey Ma” can be found on Chance’s 10 Day mixtape. The video is directed by Elijah Alvarado and the track is produced by Zak “Fox” Jablow and MC Tree. Lili K and Peter CottonTale assist with the vocals. If for no good reason you’re still sleeping on this Chicago native, be sure to download 10 Day. Peep the video below and Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there!
Today, Ab-Soul’s latest work, Control System arrived on iTunes. Although not much promotion was put into the project, many TDE fans have been waiting for this day for a while. Over the past couple days we’ve heard a couple tracks off the album such as ILLuminate & Black Lip Bastard (Remix) which both feature Kendrick Lamar. Additional features on the album include fellow Black Hippy members Jay Rock & Schoolboy Q, along with other familiar names in the game such as Jhene Aiko, Danny Brown & BJ The Chicago Kid to name a few that add their verses to several tracks.
The album spans 17 songs, and for only $8.99 on iTunes in Canada, for that price I can definitely recommend it. If you’re looking for something to check out before you buy it, ILLuminate & Black Lip Bastard (Remix) are available for stream on our site.
On a side note, check out our interview with Ab-Soul below & the interview article.
Australian born rapper Iggy Azalea will be making her Canadian concert Debut on Friday May 18th 2012. With countless youtube hits, a budding “relationship’ with Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky and twitter beefs with female rappers to say there is hype around Iggy Azalea would be an understatement. Azalea is riding high as she is the first female rapper to be featured on XXL Magazines Top 10 Freshman list 2012 and is the first female to sign with T.I’s Grand Hustle label. With all the hype co signs and anticipation (Her debut album is called The New Classic) Hip Hop fans are waiting to see if Azalea is the real deal or just another internet buzzed rapper who will fizzle out(Think Kreayshawn)making no impact in hip hop music.
Get your tickets early to make your own conclusions. Keep it locked to The Come Up Show to read what we think about Iggy Azalea’s rap skills and performance.
What: Embrace and The Substance Group presents Iggy Azalea with special guests
Where: Wrongbar 1279 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6K 1L6
When: Friday May 18th 2012
Admission: $20 + S.C tickets available at Ticketweb
Toronto artist Kit Knows just dropped the visuals for “Colours of Love”, the second single off Kit’s re-mixtape The Second Space: Kit in T.O. Remixed by Junia-T of Smash Brovaz and featuring soul songstress Tanika Charles, the video for “Colours of Love” features live artwork by Marra Saltmarche. The track is available for free here, and you can download the whole mixtape here. Check out the visuals for “Colours of Love” below.
D.O. aka Defy the Odds is back with the visuals for “Can’t Tell Me”, in the final Fresh Friday edition before the May 15th release of Heavy In The Game. Produced by Jahronomo Inc and directed by The Come Up Show’s own Nicholas Pulver-Andrews, D.O. raps about his definition of success versus others’ expectations. Check out the visuals for “Can’t Tell Me” below, and be on the lookout for more from D.O. as Heavy In The Game drops next week.