London, Ontario has always been a hotbed for Hip-Hop. The local community is always buzzing with competitive breakdancers, versatile DJ's, masterful graffiti artists, as well as a large number of talented MC's. As has been common in other regions, artists have diversified due to creative differences. Thus, London has never before been able to bring all of it's elements into a collective sum. The London Rap Night aka Dirty Thursday’s is looking to end that. Organized by local Hip-Hop advocates; MC Moore, DJ Hullewood, and Tyler Hetherington of The Consignment Show. The London Rap Night is held biweekly; Thursday's at The APK. Peep the full feature article and review after the jump!
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Rappers come one, come all this Thursday at The APK is your chance to sharpen your skills as an emcee and battler. The winner gets 50% of the door money and a radio interview on Sausage Gut Radio. The more people you bring the more cash you can win! I will be hosting the event so come through and connect! To sign up email gripski(at)gmail(dot)com. You can also message Gripski on facebook. The judges will be grading you on 3 categories, Lyrical Content, Freestyle Incorporation, and crowd reaction. Each category will be out of 10. Judging the battle are the DJ's, The Crate Crusaders and special guest SNEAKS of the MAKESHIFT EINSTEINS What: Step To Me Rap Battle. DJs- Hullewud, Over, and Gripski aka The Crate Crusaders. Beats provided by THE MAD HATTR & Word Salad. Where: The APK. 347 Clarence St., London, Ontario N62 3M4 When: Thursday March 7, 2013. Doors at 9:30. Admission: $5 door. RSVP on Facebook.
If you aren't familiar with Sese yet I suggest you start with his music videos and download his mixtapes YFRWN and YFRWN 2. One of the hungriest and hardest working rappers that I know PERIOD. The Come Up Show in association with STR888 FIAAA PROMOTIONZ is happy to bring Sese down Oct 27 at the APK Live. Check the tour promo video below and take in Sese's music!! What: Sese will be performing his latest mixtape YFRWN 2. Where: APK Live at 340 Wellington @ York. London. When: Thursday, October 27 at 10:00pm - October 28 at 2:00am Admission: $10 Admission at the door which includes a physical copy of YFRWN 2. Doors Open 10PM. RSVP on Facebook.
Shaun Boothe is an artist that is heavily supported on The Come Up Show; our radio show, the website and we did an interview with him a few years ago. The first time I connected with Shaun Boothe was a couple years ago at the Atmosphere concert in London, Ontario. Since then he has released biographies of people like Oprah, Sean Combs and more. He also released his album The Waiting Room just a few months ago which you can download for FREE RIGHT NOW. Shaun Boothe has opened a few times in London for artists like Snoop Dogg and Atmosphere. This time around he is headlining at the APK Live brought to you by The Come Up Show. We have special guests Casper The Ghost, Richie Blackz, Mars and Odon opening. This is one of the first events we have put together ourselves and we would appreciate your support by attending September 30th. Full details below. What: The Come Up Show Presents Shaun Boothe Live in Concert with special guests Casper The Ghost, Richie Blackz, Mars and Odon. When: Friday September 30th, Doors @ 9pm. 19+. Where: APK Live 340 Wellington Street @ York. London, Ontario. Tickets: $10 available now. Email us at info(at)thecomeupshow(dot)com to get your tickets. RSVP on Facebook.
When I was told two nights ago at the J.Cole concert that the Weeknd was coming to the London October 2, my jaw dropped a little bit. To this city? London, Ontario? It's definitely going to be an experience and memory at the Homecoming Tent Party. You already know The Come Up Show will be filling you in on this show. For now download The Weeknd's projects House of Balloons and Thursday if you haven't yet. What: The Weeknd Live In Concert Tent Party. Opening acts are TF HOUSE, DIRTYMAGS COLECO, TWO CROWN KING, THE GIRLS CAN HEAR US, RICHIE BLACKZ, and LP Where: 163 Dundas Street in London, Ontario. When: October 2nd, 2011. Doors at 5pm. All Ages. Abel will be on by 9pm. Tickets: $35 Advanced tickets. Tickets are on sale right now at Ticket Driver. If you want to physically purchase tickets and want to avoid services charges email me at info(at)thecomeupshow(dot)com to buy tickets for 35. RSVP on Facebook.