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.
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.
The Come Up linked up with Treejay to make a special edition of his High Eyes series for “Smipsy” directed by Justin Boyd. The track is an anthem for getting smoked out and tipsy over some hazey P. Fish production. The Come Up will be in a city near you soon as they join Mac Miller for his Macadelic tour along with The Cool Kids. They are currently working a free album dropping this Spring. Follow The Come Up on Twitter @TheComeUpBoys @412sFranchise @Vinnyradio.
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Yes, the world knows Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, but Pittsburgh has a wealth of hip-hop talent. With the Steel City’s two breakout stars already accounted for, MTV News took a trip to the ‘Burgh to see who’s got next.
“A lot of people are talented. There are just a million talented people out there,” Miller told MTV News when he took us on a tour through his hometown in December.
Acts like Boaz, Chevy Woods, B White and Mayo of the 58′s, Jasiri X and Varsity Squad have been repping Pittsburgh locally for some time now, and while Mac supports all the city’s homegrown talent, if he had to pick one act to break out nationwide, it would be the Come Up, a.k.a. the duo of Vinny Radio and Franchise.
“I brought them on tour and I plan on bringing them out on tour, so if it’s up to me, they’re gonna be the next people that come out the ‘Burgh,” Miller said. “But there’s definitely a lot more people who could; it’s not just Vinny and Fran.”
The Come Up exist as a part of a larger hip-hop collective called the 58′s, along with rappers B White and Mayo. That union exemplifies the type of unity that exists in Pittsburgh’s rap scene.
“It’s a small city … so pretty much we’ve all been familiar with each other for a long time,” Franchise said. “Everybody in this city who’s pretty much doing it legit, we’ve all been trying to get it and put the city on.”
Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods echoed a similar sentiment. “Everybody’s hardworking, and it’s not like a big music scene out there, so when you got somethin’, you just go with it,” he said. “Everybody sees the light that shines on [Wiz Khalifa] and Mac [Miller] and now it’s trickling down to everybody else.”
There is a pretty diverse group of rap characters that come out of Pittsburgh. Wiz is a hitmaker who dedicates a lot of his catalog to partying and getting high, while Mac embodies a youthful spirit. Boaz is street, and female MC Kellee Maize spits sociopolitical bars. “To be honest, I do think Boaz is right there on the cusp. I think I’m maybe close to the cusp too,” Maize said, laughing.
“I just bring that underground feel,” Boaz said, describing his deeply rooted street sound. “I embrace the culture of that poverty line that I’m speaking about.”
For years, Time Bomb has been an epicenter for Pittsburgh hip-hop. More than just a clothing store, Time Bomb has become a place for local ‘Burgh MCs to congregate and sling their mixtapes to hungry fans. The shop’s owner, Brick, has seen many young artists walk through his doors, including Miller and Khalifa. When it comes to the future of Pittsburgh hip-hop, Brick is a wide-eyed optimist.
“I think Mac and Wiz opened the door, but there’s gonna be an army of producers, an army of rappers, and they’re gonna be all different. People know: Pittsburgh, it is what it is, it’s a hardworking town,” he said. “I can name 100 people, because I want everyone to make it from here, you understand? This is Pittsburgh.”
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Vinny Radio of The Come Up recently dropped this new solo track on hisTwitter entitled “Above Sky” produced by Dranal, who also produced “The Formula”. Vinny, fresh off Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park Tour has been hard at work on The Come Up album with Franchise and his solo material. Expect much more new material from Vinny and The Come Up soon!
Pittsburgh’s newest rising star Beedie is back for another week of the Varsity Tryouts Series, this time with a remix for the P. Fish produced track “Push”, a fan favorite from Beedie’s recent album The Beat Bully LP. This star-studded remix features some of the elite of the Pittsburgh scene, including Varsity Squad’s Jon Quest, as well as Vinny Radio, Gene Stovall, Kid A, Divine Seven, and Pittsburgh-based super-producer Buscrates even stops by with a few bars. Varsity Squad’s album is due out late this year, as well as a new Jon Quest mixtape this October. Check back each Monday for new leaks in the Varsity Tryouts Series & follow them on Twitter: @Beedie412 @VarsitySquadVS @JonQuest412 @VinnyRadio @GeneStovall @A412Kid@Buscrates @DivineSeven @swisherPfischer
B. White of The 58s returns with his latest mixtape entitled The Evidence. B is out to prove to the world why he’s one of the best up and coming MC’s in Pittsburgh. The project features Franchise, Vinny Radio, Mayo, 4 Pound, and production from Sayez, Big Jerm, Git Beats and more. Play this only at high volumes. Follow B. White on Twitter @BWhite58s.
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