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#BigTicket presents: The Come Up on Nov. 21 [News]

Toronto, ON – On Friday Nov. 21, HipHopCanada, EasParkPro and MaximumFM present the monthly #BigTicket hip-hop showcase. And this month’s event is a very special edition that’ll take you back through your roots in the scene. That’s right – it’s #BigTicket: The Come Up.

It all goes down at Wrongbar with doors opening at 9 p.m. This is a 19+ event, so bring ID. And get ready to network with your favourite rap cats in the T-Dot. Partying is also basically mandatory. Cop your tickets for $10 over here.

#BigTicket presents: The Come Up on Nov. 21 [News] -

#BigTicket presents: The Come Up on Nov. 21 [News] -

#BigTicket presents: The Come Up on Nov. 21 [News] -

This month’s showcase is co-hosted by Chedo of The Come Up Show. Which is the best ever. Huge shout-out to the Come Up Show fam. We’ve got nothing but bucketloads of love for how those cats hold down the scene. It’ll be dope to have Chedo representing. And since November is Hip Hop History Month, the #BigTicket fam are starting the night off early at 9:30 p.m. with a screening of the CBC documentary titled Love Props and The T Dot. It’ll take you on a Fantastic Voyage through Toronto’s “come up” on the hip-hop scene.

The evening also features three brand spankin’ new video premieres, as well as performances from K-Fresh The Knemesis, Dynamic, Scott Free, Rob Self, Geneva GM, and Scram James and Sono.

Oh, and this month also marks a major milestone for #BigTicket host Dan-e-o. It’s been 20 years since he penned “Dear Hip Hop.” So Sergent Records is dropping the Dear Hip Hop vinyl-only LP with some Canadian mid-90s classics. Too fresh.

About K-Fresh The Knemesis

Underground veteran K – Fresh The Knemesis has the stripes to command and the experience to achieve! With eight full-length projects under his belt and CEO of R-Low Music, Knemesis personifies the term and physical essence of “street life”. however “one thing with his music is that he never wants to be classified as just a street rapper”. He has a keen understanding of how important it is to keep fans engaged, entertained and impacted. Poised for commercial success, K-Fresh will premiere the video for “Know They Watching” at #BigTicket.

About Scott Free

Scott Free’s most recent video titled “Stay Out Late,” the first single from the proposed project The Scott Free EP has begun to garner considerable international attention. Not only a rapper but an accomplished producer and intermediate guitarist, His Stay Out Late campaign encourages an alternative lifestyle to what has become popular in contemporary music.

About Dynamic

Ottawa native Dynamic, returns to #BigTicket to premiere his latest video for the track “Things Done Change.” He’ll also be hitting the stage to perform.

About Rob Self

Rob Self is an artist / producer from Toronto. He started out making beats on his iPad that rivaled big studio productions, to pay off his university debt. Within months he was producing in his own studio for local artists around the city. In 2013 he released his self produced Mixtape: Robbie’s World, which has been labeled “commercial hip-hop at it’s finest.”

About Geneva GM

With a mix between commercial hip hop and gangsta rap, Geneva GM looks to hit the scene with a bang. His distinctive voice and witty delivery makes for an experience when listening to his music. G.M., which stands for “Gorilla Man” was once a producer for the likes of Dru, P.Reign and other GTA artists. After trying to get noticed through production, Geneva started to consider being an artist himself since he used to write songs on his beats for others. With a distinctive voice and experience in the studio, he was able to make a splash in GTA’s Hip Hop scene with his single entitled “Do Da Damn Thang” which was put on countless mixtapes and aired on radio stations such as Flow 93.5 and Z103.5. He plans to release new music and get back into the spotlight with his new style.

About Scram James and Sono

Scram James and Sono are two members from the Scrambler Gang collective and they are the Up Lifted Society artist of the month.

Twitter: @BigTicketPro | @easparkpro | @theknemesis| @DynaOnThaMic| @RobSelfMusic| @ChedoTCUS

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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