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The Come Up Show is a multi-media presentation of Hip Hop culture. It’s new, it’s clear-cut, it’s authentic, it’s where feel good music lives.

The Come Up Show is a multi-media presentation of Hip Hop culture. It’s new, it’s clear-cut, it’s authentic, it’s where feel good music lives.
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The Come Up Show is a multi-media presentation of Hip Hop culture. It’s new, it’s clear-cut, it’s authentic, it’s where feel good music lives.




2nd Son: The REAL secret key to production is cooking food

This week’s interview is featuring 2nd Son, a producer, and a multi-instrumentalist. 2nd Son was also profiled on our Soundcloud special as part of the next wave of musicians taking over Toronto. He recently released his EP titled Cosmic Blue, which has reached over thousands of listens on Soundcloud. In our interview, he told us more about the secret to producing music, and why great musicians are also amazing human beings. Each and every Wednesday we’ll be uploading a brand new interview...

Duration: 00:53:03

Birthday Boy: It’s a lifelong battle against myself to get better

My guest today is Birthday Boy who is an artist, DJ, and Producer. He is a key piece of our audio documentary “Northern Stars”. He’s produced for a l l i e, Drew Howard, and so many more dope artists. I enjoyed our conversation from the beginning of Birthday Boy’s start to talking about the drive to make something, the fundamental need to connect with other people. 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...

Duration: 00:50:01

Extra Gravy Show: Detroit will get you ft. Chedo

This week we’re featuring Chedo’s appearance on The Extra Gravy show Marlon Palmer and Jason Montenegro. There’s a lot of Toronto love and laughs in this interview, and Chedo got real about the ups and downs of promoting Canadian music. Chedo shared the crazy story of when he interviewed The Game in Detroit, how he finessed his way to landing an interview with Skepta, and why music journalists get such a bad reputation. Marlon is going to be hosting our 10th Anniversary Concert on Nov....

Duration: 01:42:34

11:11: I was the jock that sang

11:11 is slowly becoming the face of soul music in Toronto. The rising star started out making beats in the studio at Lawrence Heights Community Center in the West End. After realizing the potential in his voice, he transitioned from producer to singer. Now he’s making waves with over 40K followers on Soundcloud and over 100K listens on most of his tracks. 11:11 is going to be headlining at our 10th-anniversary concert on Thursday, Nov. 30th at Adelaide Hall. You can get your tickets here:...

Duration: 00:36:40

Emanuel: I make music to connect with people

Hailing from London, ON., Emanuel joins us this week on The Come Up Show! For those who don’t know, London is where The Come Up Show started so he and Chedo had a lot to talk about. Emanuel is one of the many up-and-coming stars from his city, and his optimistic about seeing his city grow. Emanuel is going to be performing at our 10 Year Anniversary concert Thursday, November 30th, at Adelaide Hall. You can find more info and get your tickets here: In this interview,...

Duration: 00:42:56

Bonus Ep: Chedo co-hosts 100% Canadian w/ R.Chung

Chedo joins R.Chung on 100% Canadian which broadcasts every Monday 9pm on G98.7 FM in Toronto. We talked about The Come Up Show 10th Year Anniversary celebration, world premiered 11:11 new song "Home" and so much more. We're celebrating our 10th Year Anniversary on November 30th at Adelaide Hall. You coming? Get your tickets right now at

Duration: 00:53:07

M.I. Blue: I make visual sounds

M.I. Blue is an artist the encompasses the soul, culture, and sound of Toronto’s growing music scene. Her EP “Black Tea and Mint” has made waves on Soundcloud with over 20K plays. With this, Blue has become part of the growing new wave in the city’s music scene. In this interview Chedo and M.I. Blue got to bond over their Eritrean roots, and discuss the exciting musical renaissance happening in Toronto. Blue shared her experience with self-doubt and depression, how her culture and...

Duration: 00:35:53

Elaquent: I'm not afraid of the worst-case scenario

Elaquent, has been making his mark on the independent beat scene in a big way over the last few years, with a large discography of well-received instrumental albums. Elaquent has been thriving in the Toronto music scene. He’s collaborated with rising underground star a l l i e and he was also featured on our Soundcloud special “Northern Stars: Exploring the Alternative to Toronto’s Sound.” He’s released many albums, included “Good Karma,” “Green Apples and Oranges,” and most recently “Less...

Duration: 00:44:44

Locksmith: The universe wants you to move quickly, not in a hurry, but quickly

West Coast artist/producer Locksmith has been putting in work since 2003 when he made it to MTV’s MC Freestyle Championship. Which brought him out of the underground scene and gave him regional buzz. It wasn’t until 2011 that he kicked off his own solo career and toured with big names like Joe Budden, R.A. the Rugged Man, and Ski Beatz. Now he’s wrapping up his headlining tour for his recently released album “Olive Branch.” In this interview, Locksmith talked about what it’s like to be in...

Duration: 01:16:20

City Fidelia: Pay attention to the energy you give out so you have enough to produce yourself

City Fidelia is a socially conscious rapper that’s always speaking on hardships everyone can relate to. He’s shared the stage with artists like Fabulous, Bow Wow, and A$AP Rocky, and performed at major festivals like Bluesfest and Manifesto. What many don’t know about City is that he has a crazy come up story, that all started when he moved to Toronto. He and his friends would rent out their place and share a small room every weekend, just to help support his music. They now make up the...

Duration: 00:55:29

Clairmont The Second: I'm working on everything myself now. I control where this goes.

Clairmont the Second is a rapper representing the west side of Toronto. He’s a multi-faceted artist, with a sound that can’t be compared to any other artist in the game right now. This is Clairmont’s second appearance on The Come Up Show Podcast, and there’s been so much growth since the last time we spoke. In our interview, we talked about his different personas from Clairmont The Second, Lil Mont from the Ave, Saucy Boss. He told us about the time he almost lost his life in a car...

Duration: 01:03:28

Majid Jordan: Look for those moments that inspire you differently and open your eyes

Meet Majid Jordan, the magical musical duo straight from OVO Sound 🗣 🔉 🔉. The two Toronto natives, Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman, have made waves with their electronic, R&B music. They met in 2011 when they were students at the University of Toronto, and now five years later their headlining shows and performing at festivals 🔝🚶. We got a chance to speak to Majid Jordan at Manifesto Festival. Listen to them talk about the Canada’s “tight-knit” community 💪, how the Toronto sound...

Duration: 00:16:10

The Internet: Own your creative journey

We could spend hours and hours just trying to grasp the very essence of The Internet’s style, and we wouldn’t even cover the surface. The Internet is a futuristic, funk, R&B band based in L.A. They’re known for their unique style of electronic, funk beats and dreamy lyricism. Not only that, but they’re also appraised for being a band that works together but also respects each member having their own solo career. Their style, energy, and music have widened the stage of R&B to more eclectic...

Duration: 00:23:57

Northern Stars: Exploring the alternative to Toronto's sound

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “Toronto sound”? I’m willing to bet Drake or The Weeknd instinctively come to mind. What many don't know is that Toronto's music scene is complex and varies on a spectrum that goes beyond the dark, moody sound that often characterizes the city. Take for instance singer-songwriter and producer a l l i e, her style in music goes beyond the typical dark-moody sound that Toronto is known for. Her sound involves a lot of groove and funk...

Duration: 00:42:29

Jidenna: Toronto is moving humanity

Jidenna is an artist that stands out in almost every way possible. His fashion, music, and all-around persona has made a daring contribution to hip-hop culture, and it’s making waves. Despite his success, Jidenna shares how he wants to dig deeper into his art, and why he believes there’s true strength in vulnerability. The Come Up Show is excited to present our interview with the international popstar. Play the podcast to hear from the legendary “Classic Man.” Each and every Wednesday...

Duration: 00:18:45

Saudin: What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy

This week we present our interview with Toronto producer and singer Saudin. He's having his debut show this Friday, September 1 at the Mod Club and we definitely recommend you check it out. Saudin is most commonly known for his role in the long-running TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Now he's making music with his first EP "Before I Met You" four months ago and just released a brand new EP "A Midsummer's Daydream." We had a very inspiring conversation that explores Saudin’s...

Duration: 00:59:07

Raz Fresco Pt.2 : I almost died a week before my birthday

We present part two of our interview with artist, producer, and entrepreneur Raz Fresco. Part one of our interview we talked to young rapper about what it’s like to perform to overseas, recording in Tory Lanez basement, and much more. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to it, you can find it here. This part of the interview Raz takes us through his music career thus far, how he’s built networks, and so much more. Raz Fresco has released eight projects and he’s set to release his next...

Duration: 00:51:54

Raz Fresco: Energy is the realest thing

My special guest is Raz Fresco, artist, producer, and entrepreneur. Even though he’s only 22 years young, he’s released 8 projects over several years and he's set to release his next project H.U.S.T.L.E. which is an acronym for "How U Survive Through Life Every day. " There was so much history and gems revealed in this interview that we had to split it into TWO parts. In part 1, Raz Fresco talks about what’s it’s like to perform to overseas, the classic stories recording in Tory Lanez...

Duration: 00:59:39

Merna: It’s not about ego anymore….It’s about sharing

My special guest is Palestinian born and Toronto-based singer/songwriter Merna (formerly known as Ayah). I’ve been a fan of her music for a long time, which is why when she released a new record, Sans, I had to have her on the podcast to talk about the project and her journey in music. Merna talked about the decisions she made on how she’s approaching her music, why it’s not about ego anymore-it’s just about sharing. The distinction she has made separating music as a business and music as...

Duration: 01:07:41

a l l i e : Music has been one of the most healing aspects of my life

My guest today is singer/songwriter a l l i e, her debut album Nightshade is out right now and it’s fyaah. We talked about what’s it like to work on a project for 2 years and finally release it to the world. a l l i e tells us about the divine feminine, her lowest point on this journey and so much more. 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 at the options below. Subscribe to The Come...

Duration: 01:02:53

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