You really have NO idea how long I've been waiting for this to drop. Truthfully I was more anticipatory towards this project than Lupe Fiasco's LASERS which has been talked about for 2 years now. If you've been following The Come Up Show for a few months now you may have seen me post a track or two in the summer from MARS (all caps like DOOM). MARS is an artist & entrepreneur from London, Ontario and believe it or not dude is still in high school. Along with his good friend they've created Titanic Clothing Co. and it's threads have reached the likes of Shad and other local hip hop duo OkayCity. All I can say is that its absolute dopeness. Rhymes, Content, Beat Selection....all things on point! This fellow has bright lights ahead.
Check out S O L U S (featuring Co-CEO of Titanic Clothing Co = BOND)
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2nd track we posted titled Heaven (Sax Work by John)
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Download: MARS - Smoke & Mirrors
Also to listen to the full mixtape you can check MARS's Bandcamp page by clicking here.
Mars X Bond = Steph & Cam. 2 dope kids out of London who also run/own/design Titanic Clothing Co. which is an amazing clothing line the two have been putting in LOTS of work on. As a side project they're also putting in time on the mic and this is the first cut off of Mars' upcoming mixtape Smoke & Mirrors which we played on Monday night. Be sure to check out the Titanic Clothing Co. website and look forward to an interview in the future!
Download: Mars x Bond - Solus
Shaun Boothe is an artist that is heavily supported on The Come Up Show; our radio show, the website and we did an interview with him a few years ago. The first time I connected with Shaun Boothe was a couple years ago at the Atmosphere concert in London, Ontario. Since then he has released biographies of people like Oprah, Sean Combs and more. He also released his album The Waiting Room just a few months ago which you can download for FREE RIGHT NOW.
Shaun Boothe has opened a few times in London for artists like Snoop Dogg and Atmosphere. This time around he is headlining at the APK Live brought to you by The Come Up Show. We have special guests Casper The Ghost, Richie Blackz, Mars and Odon opening. This is one of the first events we have put together ourselves and we would appreciate your support by attending September 30th. Full details below.
What: The Come Up Show Presents Shaun Boothe Live in Concert with special guests Casper The Ghost, Richie Blackz, Mars and Odon.
When: Friday September 30th, Doors @ 9pm. 19+.
Where: APK Live 340 Wellington Street @ York. London, Ontario.
Tickets: $10 available now. Email us at info(at)thecomeupshow(dot)com to get your tickets.
RSVP on Facebook.
Trends. Let's see. We chose two tracks about cars, one about a bug. Six songs with Canadian production credits, eight with Canadian voices. Some are billboard charting million dollar commercial songs, others are basement bangers. Some beats are freshly composed productions, some are sample-based. One is about making a comeback, two are about coming up. One is about sports. Two are about inner demons. One is about embracing inner demons. And last, there are two songs written about girls, and two written by girls.
I'm no mathematician, but these numbers add up far beyond the twenty tracks we've selected below, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
We could have included a much larger list. Honorable mentions go to Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T. with "Hometown Hero", or Yela's striking acoustic rendition of "Pop the Trunk." Or Wiz Khalifa's hazy and synthed out rhymes and giggles in "Up" or "Mezmorized", each user-designed soundtracks for laxing back and toking on a dub. Or hauling on a bong. Notable for their good music grind, is Kanye West, Big K.R.I.T. and Wiz Khalifa, who each have more than five tracks to their names that could have easily filled this list (look to the Favorite Albums list for further recognition there). But a playlist (and a year-end round up) simply isn't one without variety nor scope, and we had plenty to choose from in 2010.