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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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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.




You are going to have to serve two masters when you have a hit

I'd like want to thank D.O. aka Duane Gibson and his team for another successful Northern Power Summit. From the educational panels and networking opportunities, there was a lot of informational gems, jewels, MAJOR KEYS (DJ Khaled voice). I moderated the Next Level panel featuring speakers Chris “Deep” Henderson and David “Click” Cox. Seemingly since the beginning of time, the hit single has been elusive, yet a huge source of pride for artists. As the industry has moved from radio spins to...


Tre Mission talks uprooting yourself & Orphan Black

This episode is a repost, when we did this interview Tre Mission talked about his album Orphan Black which he just released Tre Mission planted the seed for grime music in Toronto. He 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"...


Making It From The 6IX

I hope you enjoyed our previous panel from A3C in ATL. Here is another exclusive from the Northern Power Summit, which is a one-day conference with a showcase component. Their primary objective is to provide education and tools, as well as access to individuals to help artists and industry professionals develop their careers internationally. This panel features Rich Kidd, Rookz, DJ Andre 905. Take a look at the description below if you want to learn more about them, they do also give a...


The Future of Sharing and Discovery

I moderated a panel titled ”The Future of Sharing & Discovery” at A3C in Atlanta. My panelists were Nikhil Shah, the cofounder of mixcloud. Nicole Johnson from head of Urban Marketing at Pandora, Daniel Sander is the which is platform that uses technology to build marketing, and analytics products for the music industry. Nick Merich is the Co-Founder of Songlink, a platform-agnostic music sharing app. The internet and streaming services have irreversibly changed the music...


Haviah Mighty: I am the underdog experience

She was named in the top 15 Toronto Rappers you should know in 2019. I met Haviah mighty several years ago in London while she attended Fanshawe College. I still remember her guest appearance on our radio show in 2012, there was a caller who was listening to her performance and sat in his car parked in his driveway for a half an hour because he was blown away. Haviah Mighty was raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Mighty started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and...



He’s literally back from the dead. It’s an amazing privilege to let you know that John River is doing a concert at Mod Club Theatre TONIGHT (May 5th). You know how people say, it’s going to be a night to remember? Well, this is one of those shows. Tickets are only 20 bucks get them now on Ticketmaster. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. It's an early show, come through! Born in the low-income Woodlands neighbourhood outside of Toronto, John River moved to Europe in his early teens...


TCUS Podcast featured on CBC Radio & Summer Schedule

The Come Up Show Podcast was featured on CBC Radio One program Podcast Playlist which curates the best content and stories from the podcast world. Hosted by DJs Matt Galloway and Lindsay Michael. They featured a small piece of our audio documentary Northern Stars: Exploring the alternative to Toronto’s sound Check out the write up from CBC about The Come Up Show Podcast We're going to be taking a summer break and will upload the first Wednesday of each month starting...


Classified on finances, state of music and attention spans

It’s only right that our 200th episode of The Come Up Show Podcast is with Classified. We’ve known each other for over 10+ years, and I’ve lost count of how many times he’s appeared on The Come Up Show. Classified has a storied career, he’s been doing music for over 20 years, while he has done shows overseas, Classified tours mostly in Canada, and he established a very comfortable life for himself. I appreciate this conversation because we talked a lot about finances, investments and how to...


TOBi: You have to ask yourself, why am I doing this?

My special guest today goes by the name of TOBi, who I’m humbled to have on The Come Up Show podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation, it gave me life and clarity about TOBi's thought process, his insight and he's well read. As many prolific readers are, TOBi can spit them bars, you might have seen his freestyle battle against Tory Lanez go viral, which he feels was a lifetime ago. In our conversation we talked about how you have to be comfortable with plateauing, there are going to...


Joyia- Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing

Joyia has made music her entire life, she spoke of the journey of finding her identity and sound through a period of six years. You can tell she's committed, she had weekly studio sessions with her producer Corey Wong of HMLT for almost two years. We talked about the impact that has had on her creative process. We talked about the challenge of balancing your sound versus what's hot. Speaking of what's hot, Joyia also talked about how inspired she is with artists like James Blake and Travis...


NBDY: On the importance of knowing who you are as an artist

My special guest on The Come Up Show podcast is NBDY, an artist from New Jersey who comes from a family of musicians. We talked about what it’s like to be signed to Arista Records a label home to Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin. We talked about the importance of knowing who you are as an artist and how that is going to inform how you present yourself. "The art represents your brand and who you are. A real artist makes the audience think. It goes way deeper than just what you see now,...


DijahSB on the highs and lows of being an independent artist

My special guest is one of my favourite people to follow on twitter, she’s an artist from Toronto who goes by DijahSB. We talked about some of her big moments in her career like being invited on stage to perform by Jay Electronica and some of the challenges she faces as an independent artist. Subscribe to The Come Up Show Podcast on your favourite platform: Show us love and leave us a review: Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Join our newsletter:...


The Best of 2018- Part 2

Part 2 of the Best of 2018…..I hope you checked out Part 1, we’re getting a lot of love for it. Part 2, we’re discussing topics such as race, exploring fear and taking chances, going all in, putting your own money up and so much more Part 2 features Lou Phelps, Mahalia, Khadijah Lopez, Tim North, August Rigo, Shad, Odario Williams, K.Forest, Just John, G Milla, Michie Mee, Maestro Fresh Wes, Quake Matthews, Devontee, JD Era, Gavin Sheppard. Subscribe to The Come Up Show Podcast on your...


The Best of 2018- Part 1

I love the best of podcasts because it’s a great recap that gives you a look into the exciting conversations we’ve had. Some you may have missed, some you may want to hear again. When I look at the guests we’ve had in 2018, I realized it’s REALLY Canadian. Over 90% of our guests are from Toronto, and that’s because I want to capture this time in history. I want to get into the state of mind of our artists. The cool thing about that is while Toronto is our number 1 audience, we have more...


JD Era: Don’t be afraid to put up your own bread

After a four year hiatus, 2018 marks the year that JD Era announces his return to the music scene with his new label imprint (Up North Records) and his highly anticipated forthcoming new album "Back From The Dead." We talked about his origins, what he learned from the Raekwon & Ice H20 deal and why you shouldn’t be afraid to put up your own bread. Subscribe to The Come Up Show Podcast on your favourite platform: Show us love and leave us a review:...


Devontée on how he dealt with depression and mixing his album "Head Gone" at Kevin Durant's house

My special guest today, is artist, producer, songwriter Devontee. He’s born and raised in Toronto, who coined the term (WOE) which stands for Working on Excellence. He recently released his album “Head Gone” and in our conversation, we talk low points like losing relationships in the recording journey of this album to high points like getting the opportunity to mix and master his album at NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s house. Subscribe to The Come Up Show Podcast on your favourite platform:...


August Rigo: There are so many artists that are artists for the wrong reasons

I am honoured to present our guest, August Rigo. He is a songwriter, a recording artist, and a producer. He has written songs for Kehlani, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, One Direction, and Musiq Soulchild. This is the second time he is on The Come Up Show podcast if you’ve don’t have any background on August. I strongly recommend you listen to it as we talk about depression, struggles and his come up. In this interview we talk about managing his own record label SummerChild Records, the...


Gavin Sheppard on The Remix Project and classic Toronto music history!

Gavin Sheppard is the Founder of Public Records, a record label in partnership with Universal Music Canada. He also the co-Founder of Quiet As Kept, which is a management company and agency. One of the most important roles, he is Co-Founder of The Remix Project, which is an incubator and has played an important part in the careers of many of the artists and creatives in Toronto like Jessie Reyez, Wundagurl, Rich Kidd, HustleGRL, We talked about his history coming up in Toronto, and so much...


Shad on exploring fear in "A Short Story About A War"

My special guest today is the host of the award-winning documentary, Hip Hop Evolution, a Juno award winner, and my GUY! He goes by the name of Shad, and if you know the history between us, you know we go way back. I’m honored we are able to catch up to talk about his sixth studio album “A Short Story About a War.” It’s an album where he is exploring fear, conflict, and so much more. Without further ado Shad on The Come Up Show Podcast. Each and every Wednesday we’ll be uploading a brand...


Odario on how extreme emotions contribute to great music

Odario Williams is a Guyanese-born entertainer, raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He lives in Toronto and is the lead vocalist for the award-winning hip-hop collective Grand Analog. As an entertainer, Odario wears many hats, describing himself mainly as a storyteller. We talked about the grimiest moments of touring….why the best music comes from two extremes when you really happy or really depressed...and so much more! Come out to the concert on Friday, November 16, 2018 Grand Analog w/ HMLT x...