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[News] Kayo Announces Upcoming EP & Tour, Debuts Single

You could call it a big day for Kayo. The St. Lucian emcee not only announced his upcoming EP through Black Box, but also premiered a brand new track today. "Rich Already" is the first single off S.L.A.V.E. (Serenity Lives Around Virtuous Energy), due out September 10th. The EP chronicles the past few years of Kayo's life in the industry, navigating the highs and lows: touring with Classified and opening for Snoop Dogg and Xzibit, but also having to prove himself as a new artist on a label. As for "Rich Already", Kayo describes it as having some of his "most honest and vulnerable bars ever." I'd have to agree. He even dishes out an impassioned final verse delivered at his mentor Classified:
"S---, it's only getting harder for a youngin' on the come up/ While I sit back and watch you get bigger/ But I figured it out, you spoiled me, turned me to royalty/ Way before my time..." "Now I fiend for the allure of all these bad b----es, mad riches/ Man listen, what I expect? You got children/ Sometimes I gotta tell myself to quit b----in'."
I'm not trying to imply there's any beef there - I'm sure there's not - but you can tell Kayo's writing from the heart. Chris Noxx provides the anthemic, horns-infused production on this one. As if all of this news wasn't already enough, he's also announced he'll be joining the legendary Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5 fame) on a cross-Canada tour this September. London fans get a double dose of Kayo, as he'll also be in London on September 7th with Sean Kingston (9/2/2013 update: Sean Kingston will no longer be coming). Stream "Rich Already" and check out the tour dates below. Tour dates w/ Chali 2na: September 12 - Vancouver, BC @ The Rio September 13 - Whistler, BC @ Garibaldi Lift Co. September 14 - Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival September 16 - Nelson, BC @ Spirit Bar September 17 - Banff, AB @ Wild Bill's September 18 - Calgary, AB @ The Gateway September 19 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room September 20 - Saskatoon, SK @ U of Saskatoon September 21 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret September 24 - London, ON @ Hideaway Records & Bar September 25 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall September 26 - Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nite Club September 27 - Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Underworld

[Audio] Cassidy – “Control” (Kendrick Lamar Response)

Philadelphia emcee Cassidy is no stranger to battle rapping so its only right he also responds to Kendrick's verse on "Control". He just doesn't go at Kendrick though and gives his thoughts on the state of hip-hop and the trends we hear about so much. He delivers a whole song full of strong and memorable lyrics. This is one of the toughest responses so far and all rappers should hear this before responding. Listen to the track below. Also make sure to check out the responses by Joell Ortiz and B.o.B.

[Audio] B.o.B – “How 2 Rap”

Atlanta's B.o.B released a response to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control" with a track titled "How 2 Rap". It is short and B.o.B wastes not time getting to the point. He's definitely a talented rapper and lets us know what he's about with this one. Kendrick Lamar is definitely expecting some responses and he is going to get plenty of competition in the weeks to come. Listen to "How 2 Rap" below and also check out Joell Ortiz's response as well. Who else would you like to hear respond? Share your thoughts in the comments underneath.

[Podcast] The Come Up Show Presents- Feel Good Music (August 12, 2013)

Another great episode of The Come Up Show Radio! The first hour you can expect new music from Busta Rhymes, Shad, and lots of great Canadian music. The second hour was very exciting as Chedo recapped the historical OVO Fest 2013 that he attended on August 5 in Toronto. You can expect a timeline of all the special guests that shocked the world from Puffy, Mase, Kanye West, and TLC. Take a listen below and let me know what you think! The Come Up Show Radio is live each and every Saturday 6-8pm (ET) on 94.9 CHRW, Rogers Ch 943 in London, Canada. If you outside our broadcasting area you can download the Tunein App and search for “CHRW” the app works on all smartphones. You can also join us live on our live webcam to request songs, chat with other listeners all around the world 6pm sharp on The Come Up Show site.

The Come Up Show Presents- Feel Good Music (August 12, 2013) by Thecomeupshow on Mixcloud

[News] Casper and Keno Casting Call for “Letter to Heaven”

It's been a few months since Casper and Keno released Letter to Heaven dedicated to people they lost in their lives and ANYONE can empathize with. After some great planning with the boys I'm really excited of how this video is going to turn out and here is how YOU can get involved. One of the scenes in the video is a classroom setting, we need one female to play the role of a teacher and eight people who can play as students. The casting call is tomorrow Thursday august 15 6:30pm at Western University in the mustang lounge in London, Ontario. If you can be a part of it please and we will message you with further info!  Hope to see you there for now take in the song and webisode of the recording of this meaningful song.