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The Come Up Show Podcast catches up with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, as well as the most promising up-and-comers, for in-depth interviews.

The Come Up Show Podcast catches up with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, as well as the most promising up-and-comers, for in-depth interviews.
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Toronto, ON

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The Come Up Show Podcast catches up with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, as well as the most promising up-and-comers, for in-depth interviews.

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English


Episodes

K. Forest on overthinking, working with Travis Scott, and taking risks

8/15/2018
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This week we talked to rising Toronto R&B artist K. Forest. He's been releasing tracks since 2015, and a year later he was the top Toronto artist on the scene. His song Guidance, with nearly a million plays on Soundcloud, inspired Travis Scott to do his own cover and put it on his album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Forest has an upcoming Canadian tour lined up this fall, make sure you get your tickets! In this interview, we talked about how Travis Scott heard of him, why he continues...

Duration:00:41:36

G Milla- I make music because it’s a release

8/8/2018
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G Milla is an artist from Toronto we’ve been supporting for a while on The Come Up Show. We talked about his project with Teddy Fantum "Hard to Kill" how he goes into “the vault of pain” when it comes to song writing and so much more. Acoustic Conversation series takes an in-depth look at the development of the hip hop scene in Toronto and combines live performance. There are a couple more happening, next one is on August 19th with Fresh Kils and Sept 9 with Maestro Fresh Wes. The next...

Duration:00:33:47

Michie Mee: Hip-Hop is maturing and it’s about time

7/25/2018
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Our special guest today is an artist, actress, and a pioneer. Michie Mee was the first Canadian MC to sign with a major American Label. She called into our radio show and talked to our host Michael aka Kiv to talk about what it was like a woman in hip-hop, being outcasted for mixing dancehall and Hip-Hop and so much more. The reason Michie called in was to promote an acoustic conversation that happened at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection north of Toronto. The series takes an in-depth...

Duration:00:21:28

Khadijah Lopez: Toronto has so much hidden talent. It's actually stressful.

7/18/2018
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You know when you discover a new artist and you’re all excited to share the music with your friends? That is how I feel about Khadijah Lopez, a Toronto artist who has a very promising future. The song I currently have on repeat is “alluvit” from her EP "Paradigm". In our conversation, we talked about how most creatives take things personally, how she changed her perspective on being ready before her big shot and why it’s actually stressful that Toronto has so much hidden talent. Hosted...

Duration:00:41:21

Kris The Spirit: You can’t tell the youth anything

7/11/2018
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Kris The Spirit is an artist and producer from Montreal. He tells us why the youth don’t mess with anything, why its important to live life, get outside and experience things to make good art and so much more. Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo" Mokanan Producers: Jessica Persadie, Lidia Abraha, Chedo. Photography by: Mac Downey Each and every Wednesday we’ll be uploading a brand new interview with a guest we feel that you should know about. If you love podcasts subscribe to the options...

Duration:00:19:00

Nate Husser: Disrespect gets me so turnt

6/27/2018
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My special guest today is the artist Nate Husser, he’s ⅓ of the group called The Posterz, he’s from Montreal and performed at NXNE here in Toronto. I love the setting of this interview because it reminds me of when I first started doing interviews, with my portable recorder, anywhere and everywhere, I caught up with Husser on the west end of Toronto. We did his interview in his car, in a parking lot, we talked about how disrespect is inspiring Husser, how he learned about not having...

Duration:00:33:02

Tre Mission: Pay me now or later but you’re gonna pay me

6/20/2018
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Meet the man who planted the seed for grime music in Toronto: Tre Mission. Tre is a Toronto MC/ Producer who has made songs with grime legends such as Skepta and JME. Tre tells us it was a bumpy road before he dedicated himself to grime music, the importance of uprooting yourself, and how he expects to get paid for his art. Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo" Mokanan Producers: Jessica Persadie, Lidia Abraha, Chedo. Photography by: Harrison Haines Each and every Wednesday we’ll be uploading a...

Duration:00:43:42

FrancisGotHeat: I never really had a plan, I just picked up my bags and left

6/13/2018
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This week on The Come Up Show Podcast we talked to FrancisGotHeat. He is a producer from Toronto who has production credits with local talents like Roy Wood$ and Anders. He has also worked with Ab-Soul, Bryson Tiller, Isaiah Rashad and produced "4422" on Drake’s More Life featuring Sampha. Francis also told us the challenges of convincing his parents to let him pursue music, learning to be patient, and so much more. Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo" Mokanan Producers: Jessica Persadie, Lidia...

Duration:00:59:16

Kayo Guevarra: Artists are emotional, empathetic people

6/6/2018
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Kayo joined us this week on The Come Up Show Podcast to talk about his new release Winter in St. Lucia, how he took control of his image, and what keeps him going. Play the podcast to hear more. Read the full article on our site: https://bit.ly/1NSWtc1 Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo" Mokanan Producers: Jessica Persadie, Lidia Abraha, Chedo. Photography by: Harrison Haines Each and every Wednesday we’ll be uploading a brand new interview with a guest we feel that you should know about. If...

Duration:00:42:59

Judi Lopez- When I started dancing, Hip-Hop wasn’t really a thing

5/30/2018
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My special guest this week is Judi Lopez, the Founder of KeepRockinYou, an artist-based collective that seeks to inspire and empower young women. Judi is also the Toronto representative for the international Hip Hop dance theatre festival, Breakin’ Convention happening this weekend June 1 and 2nd at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts. Judi talks about how there weren’t many black women breaking when she started, and how hip-hop dance is evolving. Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo"...

Duration:00:20:09

Zaki Ibrahim: Cities, countries, and places have personalities that feed the creative

5/23/2018
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Fresh off the plane from South Africa, our special guest today is Zaki Ibrahim. The Come Up Show first interviewed Zaki in 2009 when she released her album Eclectica, shortly after performing with Erykah Badu at Massey Hall in 2008. She’s been in the game for a long time, and we get to talk about some classic Toronto history, the early days of District 6, a collective of people putting on shows and music events, and so much more. Play the podcast to hear more. Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo"...

Duration:01:00:41

Christian “King” Combs, Tank God, and Bay Swag talk about patience, gratitude, and legacy

5/16/2018
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In this interview, King Combs, Tank God, and Bay Swag talk about patience, gratitude, and their new single. We get to hear advice from Diddy that has helped Christian in his career. Tank God also tells us the crazy story of how he produced the multi-platinum record “Rockstar" Read the full article on our site: bit.ly/2GptznN Each and every Wednesday we’ll be uploading a brand new interview with a guest we feel that you should know about. If you love podcasts subscribe to the options...

Duration:00:34:11

Tone Mason: Drake was our last Hail Mary

5/9/2018
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This week we sit down with one half of Tone Mason, Melenius. The duo has produced tracks for Rick Ross, Tory Lanez, 50 Cent, Ice cube and more. Their biggest track “Light Up” with Drake and Jay-Z was the big turning point in their career. Melenius tells us the crazy story of how that all came together, and how it kept him from retiring for good. Mel told us why Drake is the Hail Mary, and how he wants to diversify the Toronto sound. We also talked about what contributes to the longevity...

Duration:01:08:04

SPTLGT 2018: How minority creatives deal with mental health

5/2/2018
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Toronto Tastemakers hosted a panel discussion on how minority creatives deal with mental health. The talk included Sean Leon, Amy Hosotsuji, Malcolm Omoruyi, Jodianne Beckford, and David Forteau. Chedo moderated the panel, and we’ll be airing the talk for this week’s episode. The panelists talked about the meaning of self-care, how to not let the competition exhaust you, and how to make money as a creative. Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo" Mokanan Producers: Jessica Persadie, Lidia Abraha,...

Duration:01:15:48

Tasha The Amazon x Danthrax: There is a cultural insecurity in Toronto

4/25/2018
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Tasha the Amazon is as “fearless” as her name makes her sound. She’s been making music with her production partner, Danthrax since 2013. Over the years, they have opened for artists like Isaiah Rashad, YG, and Action Bronson. In this interview, Tasha and DanThrax talked about the cultural insecurity in Toronto, why Toronto should stick to it’s “screwface capitol” identity and more. Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo" Mokanan Producers: Jessica Persadie, Lidia Abraha, Chedo. Each and every Wednesday...

Duration:01:10:23

Tasha The Amazon X DanThrax: There is a cultural insecurity in Toronto

4/25/2018
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Tasha the Amazon is as “fearless” as her name makes her sound. She’s been making music with her production partner, DanThrax since 2013. Over the years, they have opened for artists like Isaiah Rashad, Pusha T, and Action Bronson. In this interview, Tasha and DanThrax talked about the cultural insecurity in Toronto, why Toronto should stick to it’s “screwface capitol” identity and more. Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo" Mokanan Producers: Jessica Persadie, Lidia Abraha, Chedo. Each and every...

Duration:01:10:23

Cola: In this business, nobody knows what they are doing [PART 2]

4/11/2018
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Part 2 of our conversation with Cola. We talk about the Juno's, why nobody knows what they are doing in the music business and so much more. View the full article: http://bit.ly/2GxsXkZ Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo" Mokanan Producers: Jessica Persadie, Lidia Abraha, Chedo. Photography by: Lidia Abraha Each and every Wednesday we’ll be uploading a brand new interview with a guest we feel that you should know about. If you love podcasts subscribe to the options below. Subscribe to The Come Up...

Duration:00:39:06

Cola: A sell-out is someone who conforms in order to eat

4/4/2018
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Colanthanony Humphrey, or better known as Cola, represents many things as the drummer for OBGMs and Sonreal’s band. He also represents Clairmont the Second as his manager and older brother. Cola has shared the stage with many top artists and taken his band to across the United States and the rest of the world. “I was seeing the world through music,” Cola told Chedo, “ Your mind opens up when you go to a place and everyone looks different than you.” Cola has had a thrilling experience...

Duration:00:56:58

Jordon Manswell: Every creative should be using their emotions

3/28/2018
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Our special guest on The Come Up Show Podcast is producer and Juno Award winner Jordon Manswell. He produced “We Find Love” by Daniel Caesar and “Stranger Things” by Joyner Lucas and Chris Brown. In our interview, Jordon Manswell talked about his upbringing, what he’s inspired by and so much more. Today’s podcast is brought to you by Bandzoogle. Try it free for 30 days, and be sure to use the promo code “chedo15” to get 15% off the first year of your subscription. http://bit.ly/2ofYNYe...

Duration:00:51:23

Matthew Progress: The “machine” has picked the Toronto sound

3/21/2018
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As a Toronto native and a multidisciplinary artist, Matthew Progress has been a long time critic of Toronto arts. We talked about this and who is actually prevailing the "Toronto sound." Progress has a new EP he just released with three tracks titled Slumber Magic War. This project is for listeners who are interested in the “freedom of thought,” and aims to cultivate a society of people who want to break the “chains.” Play the podcast to hear more! Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo" Mokanan...

Duration:00:38:02