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Do you ever wonder what creatives go through to make their art? The Come Up Show Podcast explores the lows and highs that every artist faces. Our guests vary from legends (Wyclef Jean) to superstars (Kendrick Lamar) to the most promising up-and-comers (Sean Leon). Hear artists as you’ve never heard them before and make sure to subscribe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Do you ever wonder what creatives go through to make their art? The Come Up Show Podcast explores the lows and highs that every artist faces. Our guests vary from legends (Wyclef Jean) to superstars (Kendrick Lamar) to the most promising up-and-comers (Sean Leon). Hear artists as you’ve never heard them before and make sure to subscribe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Toronto, ON

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Do you ever wonder what creatives go through to make their art? The Come Up Show Podcast explores the lows and highs that every artist faces. Our guests vary from legends (Wyclef Jean) to superstars (Kendrick Lamar) to the most promising up-and-comers (Sean Leon). Hear artists as you’ve never heard them before and make sure to subscribe. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sean Leon: Attachment is the root of all suffering

12/4/2019
Sean Leon takes us through the lowest points in his career, his thoughts on promoting mental health in the black community, and destructing black masculinity. Subscribe to The Come Up Show Podcast on your favourite platform: bit.ly/2k57m7r Show us love and leave us a review: bit.ly/tcuspodcastreview Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Join our newsletter: bit.ly/tcusnewsletter Check out the new book "Stop Playing By Their Rules: An Artist Guide On How To Market To Fans" bit.ly/2kgGzEV See...

Duration:01:05:43

Lizzo shares stories about her struggles and sleeping in her car she named “Harvey Dent”

11/6/2019
Singer-rapper Melissa Jefferson aka Lizzo was born in Detroit, grew up in Houston (where she got her moniker) and eventually moved to Minneapolis and collaborated with Prince.There, she rapped with a few hip-hop groups but was equally drawn toward the indie-rock world. If you have heard my interview with her, you can tell how far she has come as an artist and popularity. 2019 is her breakout year with the #1 single, Truth Hurts on billboard for weeks. I think you’ll appreciate this...

Duration:00:42:03

Ruben Young talks Dreamstate, trusting yourself and how to remove yourself from your art

10/2/2019
The Come Up Show podcast is back with a brand new interview! Our special guest goes by the name of Ruben Young, originally from Calgary, Alberta, and now resides in Toronto. Since Ruben's debut in 2017, he has released six singles and earned millions of streams, independently, on his own label, Young and Lucky. BOSS! *Rick Ross voice*. Ruben's crossover sound has given him the opportunity to share the stage with a diverse resume of artists from The Chainsmokers, Akon, Classified, Langston...

Duration:00:55:43

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

9/4/2019
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...

Duration:00:38:54

Tre Mission talks uprooting yourself & Orphan Black

8/7/2019
This episode is a repost, when we did this interview Tre Mission talked about his album Orphan Black which he just released http://smarturl.it/orphan-black 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"...

Duration:00:43:42

Making It From The 6IX

7/3/2019
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...

Duration:00:32:53

The Future of Sharing and Discovery

6/5/2019
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 Feature.fm 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...

Duration:01:02:39

Haviah Mighty: I am the underdog experience

5/8/2019
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...

Duration:00:33:49

John River TONIGHT AT MOD CLUB

5/5/2019
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...

Duration:00:00:55

TCUS Podcast featured on CBC Radio & Summer Schedule

4/17/2019
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 http://bit.ly/2VNomyC We're going to be taking a summer break and will upload the first Wednesday of each month starting...

Duration:00:11:42

Classified on finances, state of music and attention spans

3/27/2019
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...

Duration:00:34:48

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

3/14/2019
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...

Duration:00:53:49

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

3/6/2019
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...

Duration:00:49:16

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

2/20/2019
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,...

Duration:00:53:22

DijahSB on the highs and lows of being an independent artist

1/24/2019
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: bit.ly/2k57m7r Show us love and leave us a review: bit.ly/tcuspodcastreview Follow us on Instagram & Twitter Join our newsletter:...

Duration:00:58:37

The Best of 2018- Part 2

1/16/2019
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...

Duration:01:06:03

The Best of 2018- Part 1

1/9/2019
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...

Duration:00:34:18

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

12/12/2018
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: bit.ly/2k57m7r Show us love and leave us a review:...

Duration:01:02:22

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

12/5/2018
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:...

Duration:00:33:34

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

11/28/2018
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...

Duration:00:53:45