From their debut album, Change Of Plans: http://www.complex.com/music/2012/11/album-premiere-the-come-up-change-of-plans
Shot, Directed & Edited By Ian Wolfson
Rex Arrow Films 2012
Produced By: Sina Sayyah, Mac Miller, Quentin Cuff & Will Kalson
Special Thanks: Matt Crossett
Featuring: Amy Guion
“Old Soul,” the first single from his upcoming Above the Weather EP. Beedie is currently on the “Above the Weather” tour featuring dates in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh (with Action Bronson) and New York City.
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- Posted by Rory D. Webb Pittsburgh City Paper
Some of Pittsburgh’s up-and-coming hip-hop acts are taking to New York City all at once this week. Here’s a quick breakdown:
April 24 – The mayhem begins Tuesday when Chevy Woods and Boaz link up for “A Pittsburgh Affair”. Taylor Gang recording artist and Wiz Khalifa’s partner-in-rhyme, Woods headlines the event at S.O.B.’s. In recent years, that venue’s stage has hosted performances by Drake, Kanye West and Rick Ross. On this night, S.O.B.’s showcases two Pittsburgh rap vets. Woods’ music video, “Home Run“, has been viewed over 200,000 times as he prepares the release of his new mixtape, Gangland. Joining Woods for the showcase event is Larimer native Boaz. Woods and Boaz are familiar with working together, as Woods was a heavily featured rapper on Boaz and his Govament crew’s 2007 mixtape release, Election Day.
April 24 – Rhyme Calisthenics: The Official MC Competition hosts the fourth show of its NYC Series at Bamboo. The series of five shows began in January as four first-time competitors performed several rap challenges from the large, game show-style wheel, with the hopes of winning and advancing. Tuesday night’s final qualifier round will decide the fourth MC to compete in the subsequent championship round. This month’s competing MCs are Baxter Wordsworth, Atlas’, Skittlez, and Jess Jaymez. The competition makes its anticipated return to Pittsburgh in early summer.
April 25 – Halfway through the Macadelic Tour promoting his newest mixtape, Mac Miller returns to Roseland Ballroom on Wednesday. A year ago, Miller was an opening performer at Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers album release party. Opening for Miller on the Macadelic Tour is rap duo The Come Up. Fellow Pittsburghers, Franchise and Vinny Radio have been performing with Miller for the majority of his most recent tours and are preparing for the release of their new album April 30.
April 26 – Rapper Beedie‘s Above the Weather Tour began in Pittsburgh on April 14 and continued last week in Philly. This Thursday Beedie takes Manhattan by storm with a performance at the Grisly Pear. The intimate venue should allow the charismatic MC to do what he does best: connect with his audience. Other upcoming tour stops include Erie, Detroit, and a return to Pittsburgh’s Altar Bar with Action Bronson.
On April 30th The Come Up, comprised of Franchise and Vinny Radio, will release their debut album for free download. The BrandUn DeShay produced track “Bouties” is one for the females posing a question to girls around the world if their really bout it. Be on the lookout for a few new songs coming before the album drops. Follow The Come Up on Twitter @TheComeUpBoys @412sFranchise @Vinnyradio.
While the world waits on the debut album from The Come Up, entitled Change Of Plans, they decided to release a track not featured on the project with Winston Salem’s own Big Remo. The track features the 3 MC’s flexing their lyrical skills over some smooth production from Eric G, a member of 9th Wonder’s Soul Council production team. Look out for the release date for Change Of Plans coming next week. Follow @TheComeUpBoys @TheRealBigRemo @ericggg.
For the first single off of their upcoming album Change Of Plans The Come Up bring you “True Wave” directed by Justin Boyd and produced by La Harrier. Look out for many more new videos and songs dropping up until the album drops later this Spring. Catch them on the Macadelic tour with Mac Miller and The Cool Kids coming to a city near you. Follow The Come Up on Twitter @TheComeUpBoys @412sFranchise @Vinnyradio.
The Come Up are quickly becoming known as one of the premier acts out of Pittsburgh, PA. This spring they will release their new album Change Of Plans for free download. “Bad Boys” is the first single off of the album. The Big Jerm and Sayez produced anthem finds Franchise and Vinny Radio trading slick bars over pimped out production. You can catch The Come Up performing in a city near you on the Macadelic tour with Mac Miller. Follow The Come Up on Twitter @TheComeUpBoys @412sFranchise @Vinnyradio.
On Thursday, March 8, the Shadow Lounge in East Liberty was host to “Steel Wheels: A Hip-Hop Benefit for Cerebral Palsy,” an all-ages charity event to raise money for Cerebral Palsy research and treatment. The event was created to honor a Pittsburgh Hip-Hop fan living with Cerebral Palsy, Ramon Luis Silva Jr., and raised $900 for a Cerebral Palsy charity of Mr. Silva’s choice. Hosted by Dos-Noun, the benefit featured live performers including Hubbs, Varsity Squad, The Come Up, and B. White.
After a few songs from opener Joe Boots of the Boot Prints Screen Printing shop, the first scheduled performer was Hubbs. Hubbs is from Penn Hills and is slated to release his Modern Vintage II mixtape on March 22nd. Hubbs was joined on stage by DJ Bamboo, a Pittsburgh-based Battle DJ and classically trained musician.
The second performance was by Varsity Squad, a Hip-Hop duo comprised of Beedie and Jon Quest. The pair have each dropped solo mixtapes such as Beedie’s The Beat Bully LP and Jon Quest’s The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Season 2, but the group performed songs from Varsity Squad’s New School Boom Bap, a mixtape they released last month. The group opened with “Come Back,” a song that the duo also released as a music video to promote New School Boom Bap.
The third performers were Braddock group The Come Up. Featuring members Vinny Radio and Franchise, The Come Up have gained notoriety by touring with national recording artist and Pittsburgh native Mac Miller, and are also part of the Pittsburgh collective The 58′s. The duo opened with a performance of “Smipsy,” a song which the two also recently released a music video for, and closed with “The Formula (5ths & 8ths)” from The 58′s self-titled debut mixtape.
The last performer of the night was McKeesport rapper B. White, also of The 58′s. B. White was joined on stage by fellow member of The 58′s Mayo and rapper 4 Pound. The three performed songs from B. White’s 2011 mixtape The Evidence, including “Hardwood Classic” and “Stackin’ & Flippin’,” as well as songs from Mayo & B. White’s collaborative album The Mon Valley Miracle. Mayo also performed “Mon Music,” a recently released song that features production by Sledgren of Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang.
In the first episode of Beedie Land The Series, we get a backstage perspective at the New School Boom Bap album release party with Beedie & Jon Quest, a “smipsy” after party with Franchise of The Come Up, and an exclusive announcement brought to you first right here: Beedie will be dropping a brand new EP called Above The Weather on June 4th! Until then, enjoy that New School Boom Bap & keep posted on the Beedie Land episodes. www.BeedieLand.com