When you read the title of this post, you might think this article is a collection of interviews from all over the web; that would be true if we didn't publish our own original interviews. To toot our own horn for a second, The Come Up Show gained its popularity as a radio show and website through our insightful interviews. We started first on the radio show, then doing audio interviews at events, and then expanded to video interviews which definitely heightened our visibility in the blogging world. This past year we've conducted over 55 original interviews with legends from Just Blaze and Young Guru to Canadian stars such as Shad, Classified, Maestro Fresh Wes and many more. You might have missed a few and that's why we include this category into our Best of 2013. Without further ado, The Come Up Show presents our favourite interview of 2013.
Okay, It's evident when you see Slaughterhouse, Cardiak and Just Blaze together on a track you know it's going to be fire - coming in with a high expectation already, I was simply blown away when the drop kicked in. Crooked I, Royce Da 5'9, Joell Ortiz and Joe Budden create a new smash hit and it's seems so fluent and done with ease. You know Slaughterhouse isn't making your typical club track though I think this one blows a few records out of the park - there are so many quotable's on this track too. I'm stoked for this Slaughterhouse project! Especially after Joell Ortiz shed some light on it a few months ago. Take in "Party" from Slaughterhouse produced by Cardiak and Just Blaze - make sure you turn your speakers up for this one!
Hip-hop heads are in for a treat with this one. It's not often that two iconic figures in hip-hop history get together on camera and just have a conversation. Just Blaze and Young Guru recently sat down with Hard Knock TV for an extensive interview spanning just about every part of their careers. Young Guru acts as the moderator as the two discuss the Rocafella days, working on Jay-Z's classic The Blueprint, Keep It Real Wednesdays, and a whole lot more. For more on Young Guru, make sure you check out our in-depth interview with him which just dropped. As for Just Blaze, we've got two interviews with him: check out the most recent here. Watch part one of their conversation below, and part two of their conversation after the jump.
When you talk Jay Downz, you can't bring one specific area of expertise to mind, as he is gifted in producing, singing and rapping. Today he released his compilation EP, The Road. As he holds us over until he drops Win or Die, an album currently in the works. Read more to stream and download The Road .
These aren't exactly new episodes, but they're both well worth checking out if you haven't seen them yet. Two legendary deejays/producers, DJ Nu-Mark and Just Blaze, open up to Fuse about their extensive record collections and share the stories behind their prized records. Coincidentally, we've also got our own interviews with both DJ Nu-Mark and Just Blaze. If you haven't seen them yet, be sure to also check out the Crate Diggers episodes with Pete Rock & DJ Jazzy Jeff. If you're in Toronto this Thursday (March 21st), DJ Nu-Mark will be spinning the 45's at Wrongbar along with Diamond D. Check out the episodes below.