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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

Mahalia on the value of travel, being a mixed woman & more

10/17/2018
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My special guest is all the way from across the pond, in the UK. She goes by the name of Mahalia, she’s been creating music since she was 8 years old and was signed to a major record label at age thirteen. In our interview she talked about the value of travel, and being of mixed race, how she dealt with being one of the few black girls in a small town, then moving to a larger city and being considered "too white". Each and every Wednesday we’ll be uploading a brand new interview with a...

Duration:00:20:31

Lou Phelps on new album, being KAYTRANADA's brother & more

10/3/2018
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Lou Phelps is an artist from Montreal, he started making music in 2011 with his brother KAYTRANADA, forming a future-rap group called The Celestics. He developed a reputation for danceable electro rap. In 2017, Lou released 001: Experiments, his debut project which racked up over 1 million plays on SoundCloud, and earned a nomination from JUNO Awards for Rap Recording of the Year. He’s got a new record out now! 002 / LOVE ME via Last Gang Records .We talked about the naysayers he’s faced...

Duration:00:42:44

Quake Matthews on quitting his job to pursue music and "Drinking Games"

9/26/2018
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My special guest today is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, my guy Quake Matthews, this is his fifth appearance on The Come Up Show since 2012 we’ve been supporting him through the radio show, written interviews….Last time I caught up with Quake, he quit his job working at a bank to pursue music full time and he’s been able to sustain it. We also talk about how he did a show sober without a drink, his brand new EP titled “Drinking Games” and so much more. Hosted by: Adulis "Chedo"...

Duration:00:42:03

Tim North on "Fuck Luck", rebranding and songwriting placements

9/19/2018
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My special guest on this weeks edition of The Come Up Show podcast is Tim North. Recently, while I was listening to Spotify, it automatically played this song called “Fuck Luck”. I pulled up my phone and saw the artist name, Tim North which I didn’t recognize. After reading the artist bio on Spotify, I found out he was from Toronto which further piqued my interest. I went down the rabbit hole and found his Instagram and realized who it was, Tim! We go way back and I knew him by his previous...

Duration:00:37:40

Our Mac Miller interview when he was only 18 years old

9/12/2018
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As you may know Mac Miller died on September 7th, 2018. It was and still is a shock to his fans and the hip-hop community at large. I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news and thought someone was playing a joke on me. If you didn’t know The Come Up Show has interviewed Mac Miller three separate times now and i’m going to share with you our first ever interview with him when he was only 18 years old. This was when the Smokers Club Tour came into town in 2010 at the Opera House in Toronto....

Duration:00:13:05

Just John: Run at your own pace

9/5/2018
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My special guest goes by Just John, he’s an musician, raised in Scarborough and currently based in Toronto. He is also the founding member of the art collective, Blank Canvas. We talked about his upbringing that has influenced him to be the man he is today from being raised with discipline to becoming a dancer. We also talked about how self care is investing in yourself...why we need more black led art organizations. and what Toronto should be doing with all this attention we’re...

Duration:00:48:35

Hezi shares top 3 cereals, touring with Clairmont the Second, and ambitions

8/29/2018
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Hezi is a young artist from Toronto, Ontario. If you follow Clairmont the second, you most likely have seen Hezi in his music videos and Hezi is usually one of the few features on Clairmont’s album. I’ve also been paying attention Hezi own releases, shows and we talk about his experience at 2017 Juno’s in Vancouver, what his ambitions are 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....

Duration:00:31:44

Maestro Fresh Wes: Toronto was a true underdog with an inferiority complex

8/22/2018
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He’s the godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop; he’s an artist, author, motivational speaker, and actor. I’m humbled to have Maestro Fresh Wes on The Come Up Show Podcast. In our conversation, we spoke about how Toronto had a hard time accepting success, how the city grew up in an era of being a true underdog and the inferiority complex we had to New York and so much more. Maestro is going to be speaking more about his journey in detail Sunday, September 9th at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection...

Duration:00:32:31

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 to...

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. Next event is Sept 9 with Maestro Fresh Wes. There’s also a photo exhibit happening at McMichael that goes until October. It...

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 by:...

Duration:00:41:21

Kris the $pirit: The youth don't f** with nothing

7/11/2018
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Our special guest this week on The Come Up Show Podcast is an artist from Montreal named Kris the $pirit. I was introduced to his music initially through the group The Posterz, I clearly remember watching the video for The Bass Song and I was hooked. When I got the opportunity to do music programming for Manifesto Festival, I booked The Posterz to perform at Yonge and Dundas Square in 2015. Kris was back in Toronto during NXNE and he’s got a new project out titled “Spirit Mode Vol.1” and...

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 regret’s...

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 you...

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. Check out the Breakin' Convention happening...

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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At the age of 20, Christian “King” Combs has a North American tour, and a mixtape, and friends with platinum records like Tank God. Regardless of being Diddy’s son, making it in the music industry was no walk in the park. “My pops pushes me really hard. He makes it seem like a full-time job. If I’m not up at 9 AM, I did something terribly wrong,” King Combs said to Chedo. In this interview, King Combs, Tank God, and Bay Swag talk about patience, gratitude, and their new single. We get to...

Duration:00:34:11