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INDIE: NaseeR feat. Nino Wes - World Premiere Video for First Single "People Against Time” off Upcoming Mixtape
Indie Rap artist NasseR, premieres his new video "People Against Time,” the first release off his forthcoming mixtape of the same name. The single is available for download on iTunes for free: http://goo.gl/2pivhU and on Datpiff.com here at http://goo.gl/kuSyOC.
Riding the success of last year’s mixtape, "Time Capsule”, NaseeR was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri until the age of fourteen. "I was brought to the hood of South Central Los Angeles just a few months before the Rodney King Riots.” Introduced to West Coast rap, he was unable to turn off his radio, "It was music that was doing something, something that has not been done before.”
Building a name for himself, NaseeR’s performed from Los Angeles to Atlanta, and featured on hip-hop radio stations around the world. "I became involved in high school by free styling, busting, and taking respect. Shortly after graduating to the local hip ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
I had to take a moment to put together this blog to give props and shoutouts to my man Freddy Traxx who has been rippin' the beats apart! This kat has been putting together some heat that will without question elevate the albums or tracks of any rap artist out there looking to get a burst of flava for your upcoming album! And while I can sit here and speak on it, you still have to take a moment to get your ears wrapped around the heat!
Freddy Traxx has been in the industry for a minute now, 16 years to be exact, so you already know that this kat isn't some newbie off the block, this is a seasoned veteran in the game. That in itself already lets you know that if you want some heat, you know you're in good hands with this kat. He's also a professional engineer and has been for some time as ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
SIC ILL's Innovative Style Brings The Masses of Fans In!
While there are a lot of artists out there that continue to push the envelope with their lyrics and the tracks they deliver to the masses, the artist known as SIC ILL continues to push the envelope even further with the unique style and flava of not only his hip hop tracks, but with the production and the animation tracks that he puts together as well. Not many look to do their own video work with animation, but SIC ILL pushes forward with that.
A perfect example of his unique flava and style is on his hit record, "Fast N Hot" which parodies McDonalds. It is definitely a unique feel to the track, and the video and music itself draws you in and has a catchy tune to it altogether.
To all my new and upcoming hip hop artists out there looking for advice on rapping, I thought I'd write out this little blog post with 5 tips that will hopefully help you with how to rap better than you may feel you do now. You'd be surprised as to how many kats there are out there spittin' on the mic, and while the competition is thick, a lot of kats out there are just quickly getting their cell phones out, recording some bars over a well known beat, and then uploading it. And this in my opinion is not the best way to get your name known and out there. So I wanted to write up this brief blog post for all of you out there that may find it helpful to boost your rap skills. So without further delay, here are 5 tips that I feel can help.
New Flava, "Blacked Out" by "I" featuring Project Pat and Damas
Dedicated Artist Justin Hibbert, aka "I" continues to bring more fire to the game, and his latest is a follow up single off of his latest bangin' EP, "Initiation" entitled, "Blacked Out". This track however, is a bit of a different twist from his usual music, and what sets this track off is the different approach and feel to the track that he brings to it. Even more, "I" has both famous hip hop artist "Project Pat", and reggae sensation "Damas" on this track, which already gives you an idea on the different direction this track proceeds to go in.
"I" has been switching on and off between making hip hop tracks and pop, but this track in particular adds a darker feel to it, but still brings a flava of mainstream to the table as well. I could easily see this track on the radio, especially since it has a smooth feel to it, a ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
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Attention All Lyricists!! Are you ready to get deep within your dome and get your Hottest Bars ready? Are you ready to get more publicity for your lyrical craft? Well if you are, you need to keep reading further to find out more about this major event that's going to take the lyrical rap world by storm! Remember the name now: The East Coast Cypher Series! Is your mind working on those hot bars yet?
The SpiderGang Music Group presents the East Coast Cypher Series which will take place in the East Coast, hence the name. And when the biggest and hottest on the lyrical bars collide in this major event, all Hell will break loose! And with SEVEN major cities taking part in this major cypher, it's gonna be explosive!
So which cities are taking part? If you're in any of the following cities, you need to contact SpiderGang Music Group now.. or let me correct that: If you're in any of the following cities and ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Writing rap lyrics, and I'm talking more in depth of actual deep story type tracks, is an art form. The big boys have been doing it for years all throughout the 80's and 90's and they are still bringing it hard even in today's day and age as well. But even the hottest of rap artists need help once in awhile with a word or line, and if you're an aspiring rap artist and are just now getting into it, you may find yourself stuck at times as well with the need for a nudge or a keyword to place into your lyrics, and that's where Rhyme Buster comes into play!
For the aspiring hip hop artist, writing lyrics may come easy to you, or you may at times find that you need a word to rhyme off of something you have. Granted, we're not looking for Dr. Seuss type rhymes, but still, the need at times comes about, and Rhyme Buster can definitely provide you ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
The more and more we delve into the years, the more you can see that social media is definitely buzzing strong. Everyone's sharing more of their personal lives and their career lives with everyone online, down from Facebook and Twitter, Google+ and so on! And along with those social sites, you can't forget Instagram! In fact, there has been a major surge of people using Instagram within the last few months, including many musicians as of late it seems. Among the surging of Instagram users among the music community, Techno and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) has really seen a boost of people with followers! So who are some of these big boys on Instagram you can follow?
If you're not familiar with Instagram, real brief, it is a social media site in which you can pretty much take pictures with your phone of anything, make comments on them, and share them with your followers. And more and more people are using Instagram to promote themselves in ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Every year, there are more and more festivals and concerts occurring across the globe and across the world, especially when it pertains to hip hop music. However, there aren't many events that quite compare to the anticipation and the fire that One Musicfest brings to the table, and this September 14th, 2013 will be no exception to the rule as well! The question now is, are you ready to get out there and enjoy the festivities?
So what exactly is One Musicfest? One Musicfest is a yearly music festival held in Atlanta, GA that features at least a dozen live performances each year. This year's event will be held on September 14th, 2013 so make a mental note of that right now. As I was saying, this intense music festival continues to generate more and more buzz each year with the performances that they book and to the degree that the festival is held. Furthermore, it is ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
As of late, more and more people are looking to get their hands on learning how to make beats, all the way down from the techniques that are used to make it happen, to the best beat making software needed to make some serious heat! And let's face it: while everyone thinks that they can just get their hands on any software and make bangin' beats right out the gate, this is NOT the case, and that's where you need resources and information to at least get you started.
One of those solid resources to get your feet wet and to learn what you'll need is at the Beat Making Experts. This highly informational website will guide you through some of the most common ins and outs of making beats, along with some of the tools you'll need to make the instrumentals in your mind a reality.
If you've not heard of Lollapalooza before, then take note. This festival happens every year, sometimes a few times a year in different locations of the world. The most notable place that it takes place is in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. So exactly what would you expect to find at Lollapalooza anyway? Take a look at this Lollapalooza community page of photos and information for more info!
Set to occur once again this August 2nd thru the 4th at Grant Park in Chicago, Lollapalooza will feature a large array of different artists in many genres of music altogether including hip hop. If you love music, especially if you love a wide variety of music, you'll definitely want to pick up some tickets if you're in the Chicago area and get yourself into the festival as well!
Some of the features to appear at this year's event will be Kendrick Lamar, 2Chainz, Azealia Banks, Nine Inch Nailz, The Cure, The Killers, and more including Chance the Rapper ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
When you think of the variety of hip hop artists that are out there, you sorta wonder where you may fit in, or where you can take it up a notch. And in today's hip hop music era, there are more and more people jumping into the pot that sometimes, you really have to make yourself stand out as an artist. For some, it's a difficult transition making yourself known, especially since so many are copycatting music. But Michael Fletcher asserts himself in the game as an artist and a producer as well, as you can tell by the video below!
Known also as Mookie Badass, Michael has been pushing through and grindin' hard to make a name for himself, and in leaving an imprint on the hip hop music scene! Born in October of '93 in Nashville, Tennessee, Michael is an Asian American singer, rapper, and producer constantly grindin' on his music and craft. His drive for music was fueled when his parents divorced while ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
I gotta tell you, lately I've been hearing more and more kats bringing the lyrical heat to the table! For me, this is very refreshing, given that the reason I got into making beats to begin with, was due to inspiration from lyrical artists that I grew up listening to in the 90's era of hip hop. And while all I kept hearing was more and more trap tracks, it's good to know that there are still a variety of lyrical artists out there taking pride in their music. And this kat does exactly that, and continues to push the envelope with his music, earning him true Bragging Rights!
I had to play on the words a bit, as the name of this talented artist's masterpiece, is entitled "Bragging Rights". Check out one of the tracks, "Blue Visa" below!
Every day, more and more hip hop artists are coming to the forefront, grinding hard to leave a mark with their music, whether it's on the streets, online, at the clubs, or in the minds of many with their lyrical impact. However, where artists push to leave their mark on music, the WorldWiseMovement is pushing beyond that and really leaving a mark on the hip hop community and beyond!
The impact starts big time with a major mixtape placed on Datpiff.com that really brings major shine and impact from the various artists involved. The WorldWiseMovement, combined with 3 Entertainment Inc and OhNo Entertainment, has really placed a strong foundation of music with this mixtape, "Global Takeover". It is really picking up fast, and has almost 10,000 views already in less than two week's time! Take a listen for yourself below to see why!
Well, I have to give props once again to yet another underground hip hop artist that is really making more and more of an impact to the music scene! It's good to see that there are more and more lyrical artists that are coming back out onto the battleground, and the latest kat that I'm posting a write up on has made the game 'Shift' to a new direction. This hip hop artist's name? He goes by the name Shift, and he has a lot to quality original music to deliver into this repetitive era of hip hop!
Shift has been making moves for quite some time now, and with the lyrical skills that he possesses, it's no question as to why. He spits flames on the mic and brings lyrical, verbal variety which is something that has become more lacking since trap music and club music have taken over the vibes of hip hop lately.
With the new era of hip hop making a firm stand for 2013, it's no surprise that more and more artists are coming out and making their mark on the scene. And Hip Hop artist Lil Red of 3 Entertainment Inc is among those upcoming artists that is really making a major impact on the hip hop scene with his music! The swagger that he brings to the fans and the music that he delivers has a major buzz going on now, and it's with this impact that he is emerging as a major breakout artist! Just take a listen to the video below!
Lil Red goes hard on the track "Destiny" as you can see from the video above, and he takes the hip hop game very seriously. He does it for the love of the music, and puts serious work and time into his craft so that he can deliver quality music to the masses. The "Destiny" track brings just the right balance of ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Matthew Schultz Does It Again! Check Out The Latest Single Ft. Jim Jones
If you've been waiting for the latest banger from Matthew Schultz, wait no longer! The highly anticipated hip hop single, "Money or Me" has been released, and it's taken the world by storm already! The video has well over a million views, and it's easy to see why! With both of these talented artists putting together such a blazin' track, it's easily drawn the crowds and the attention to it. Take a listen below and hear for yourself!
This track brings a nice blend of acoustic rock flava and that gritty street flava that Jim Jones is known to bring to any track he spits over. The result is a bangin' solid fusion of hip hop and rock that has taken full impact to the masses! These two icons make a great combo, and one can only wonder what else they will do together in the near future!
So by now, you know me and how I do in terms of hip hop music, especially when it comes to lyrical music versus club sounding music. And with that said, it should come as no surprise when you listen to the music that hip hop artist Thaahum brings to the table, and why I'm doing a write up about his music as well. Again, I'm more into the lyrical hip hop music, and I don't mean "lyrical" trap music, I mean that boom bap lyrical make you think and f**k up your mind a little bit music. And that's what Thaahum brings to the table!
The music that Thaahum brings to the table really brings me back to the days and age where beats banged like hell and lyrics really equaled out to the beats. It's like there was just a certain element of flava that music back then brought to my ears, where I could listen to most of if not all of an ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Want To Get Your Music Heard And Placed on TV Shows and More?
Are you looking to get your music heard by many, and placed on TV shows across the board? I'm sure you wouldn't mind it, then again, not many probably would have a problem with more exposure. But exactly how do you go about getting your music placed on TV shows or other avenues that will broadcast your music and get you even more exposure? Proceed to read further.
There is a website online called HowToGetYourMusicOnTV.com that will provide you with the insider knowledge and information that you need to do exactly that and more. This video course takes you behind the scenes of some of the techniques that TV Music composer Dwayne Russell uses to continue getting his music placed on shows and other avenues. And with those same techniques and strategies, he will show you how you can do the same.
OpiaMusic Stands Up For You and Your Originality As a Music Artist
It's a shame when I think about the changes that have happened, as a matter of my opinion anyway, with music today and the originality factor. I know some of you trip out at my saying it, but I'll say it again regardless... music in this generation has lost it's appeal and originality. I know there are some that will disagree with me on this, but there are many more that grew up in my generation that wholeheartedly agree. Originality is gone, or should I rephrase and say, originality is kept underground. But that's not where it should be, and the service OpiaMusic is pushing strong to do something about that as well.
OpiaMusic started its foundation on the basis of talent and originality that music artists have. The founders are aware that there are numerous talented ORIGINAL sounding artists and musicians out there, and so it is gearing up strong to help those artists ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
It seems that as social media becomes bigger and bigger in nature, and more and more tools are made to interact and use social media, more of your favorite people are jumping on board as well, such as actors, athletes, and yup, musicians! So exactly who are some of the musicians out there using Instagram to amplify their social media status? This person's blog compiled a list of 50 great musicians that are using Instagram!
Now I'm not going to list all 50 musicians on here that are using Instagram. You can check out the blog post on Squidoo on the 50 great musicians that are using it. However, the fact that some of these stars are using Instagram gives you an idea in its own how powerful Instagram is, or social media as a whole for that matter. If you're not using Instagram now, you can make it part of your social media experience as well. I may actually have to consider using it myself ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Watch Hip Hop Channels Everywhere On The Go With Yamgo
So I had to post another blog post to keep you all afloat with the latest and greatest in hip hop TV. Well, it's not just limited to hip hop, but of course given that most of you that read this will probably be into hip hop music given the basis of my website and all, I had to give a shoutout and put you all on to a great way to watch and stream hip hop related content on online internet TV! After all, Youtube isn't the only source for watching hip hop!
So get your iPhones set up, your Android phones, and get your hip hop on the go with Yamgo TV! That's right hip hop folks, stream live TV on your phones on the go with this hott app! You can easily tune in to a variety of channels altogether ranging from hip hop related content, to instrument content, to Entertainment, Sports, and what ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
What's goin' on, it's Genycis once again droppin' another post on the blog for you. I wanted to bring your ears and attention and bring your attentive ears to the forefront while your eyes absorb what I'm about to tell you, and that is this simple message: You GOTTA peep the music from my man Marcus Norris. Again, that is Marcus Norris, and you gotta peep the music he's bringin' to the table.
This kat is delivering it all to you, in many forms, which is why I had to call him the "Flavaful Man of Many Flavaz". When you hear his music, you'll hear exactly what I'm talking about. I listened to the tracks that he has displayed at his website at MarcusNorris.com and this dude delivers nicely, allowing me to enjoy all of the tracks he put forth on the site. But then, I'll let'cha check it out for yourself for a listen.
What's goin' on? It's Genycis once again bringin' you another blog post on another bangin' lyrical artist burning fires on any mic he touches. You all know how I am about lyrical kats... if you're lyrical, and even more so, if you're nice on the mic, you know you have my attention! And this kat right here, this hip hop artist by the name Youngin' or YTA, this kat is bringin' the Hot to the Mic and had my attention with the tracks!!
YTA has been in the rap game for a good while now, and you can tell from the quality and flow that he delivers, that he's been doing it for awhile and that he's passionate about his work. His vocals have a bit of a raspyness to the tone, which sets off the tracks nicely in a grimey manner, yet the flow and delivery of the tracks brings ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
What's up hip hop heads? I had to bring the review back your way again on another bangin' hip hop video! Some of you remember before that I covered a review on Mic Nice's track and video, "Go", on a previous blog entry. If you didn't watch that particular video and read the review, you need to go check that one out too. But on another tip, Mic Nice brought PURE FIRE, and trust me when I say this, PURE FIRE, with this new track and video, "Evil People"! Watch it below and see what I mean!
I had the chance to watch this video on Youtube and Yooo, Mic Nice brought it hard this time around! This is what I'm talking about when I say "real hip hop", that lyrical flava, that "make you think shyt" that used to be so dominant back in the 90's era, that somehow got lost along the shuffle of mainstream hip hop and all the dance style Hip POP ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
What's goin' on? As we all know, the internet is flooded with a lot of information everywhere. Unfortunately, in that same respect, that makes searching things sometimes a bit harder to do, ironically enough, especially when it comes to music! Sometimes you just want to find a track that you want to listen to while online, without having to sift through your folders or Youtube to find the song. However, when you're in need of free mp3 downloads, and just want access to listen to some hot music while you surf the web or work on business stuff such as I also do online, then you'll want to check out Free Mp3 Rapid Download for the tracks!
This site lets you jump right onto it without having to worry about what you're looking for. Simply jump onto the search bar, type in the name of the track or some keywords of the track that you know, and choose the track you want to listen to or ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Well, I had to feed the minds of all of the readers again with a bit more insight on the lyrical forefront, this time from a lyrical soldier who goes by the name Sun Rise Above, or also known as Sun R.A.. This kat has brought that true lyrical flava of hip hop to the forefront, proving that hip hop is NOT dead, but that it resides strongly in the hearts of kats like Sun R.A. and others who still respect and appreciate the lyrical form that hip hop was birthed to be. You know I def give props whenever I hear kats that bring that lyrical flava especially when it reminds me of some of the greats of the 90's that influenced me to begin with, and Sun R.A. definitely brings that flava in my opinion!
But then it's no surprise though. Sun R.A. has been spitting lyrical infernos in the underground for some years now, another sign that shows he's still about the game, ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
If you are into beats, whether listening to them, or especially if you make beats, you already know that it's very valuable that you have a powerful drum library on hand to make some heat. And while instrument sounds are great, it's the drum samples that really add that extra bang and power to any hip hop beats made out there. And with that said, I want to bring some attention to some powerful drum sample kits you can pick up for your beat making needs.
I wanted to call attention to The Producer's Choice, a website dedicated to high quality drum samples for your hip hop beat making needs. You'll be able to find a variety of quality drum samples that you can buy for your production, so that you can add some serious heat to the beats you make, and blow away the competition as well! After all, you can't make bangin' beats without quality drums at your disposal, can you?
As I'm sure you already know and can see all around you, social media and social networking has become massive in size over the last several years, first starting off with Myspace, and leading further and further across the globe with popular websites such as Twitter and Facebook which have become massive in size since they first started some years ago. And when it comes to music marketing, social media networking is definitely a plus in regards to getting your music heard, as well as connecting with your fanbase. And now, the latest website to add to the social media networking, is Lifetime.fm.
Lifetime.fm is a website that allows video and chat at the same time, allowing up to 9 people from what it seems at this time to video chat at the same time while also allowing many others into a text chat with them as well. What makes Lifetime.fm stand out is that you can have multiple people join you via video group chat ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
I just wanted to take a moment via my blog posts, and shout some attention to another talented individual who runs the website, OnlineHipHopBeats.com. This kat doesn't like to hit the spotlight much as his name is a bit more concealed and he simply posts or goes as the "OnlineHipHopBeats" screen name. But this kat is bringing some serious hip hop beats to the table as well!
For the kats that are looking for some extra flavaful commercial type beats for your next mixtape or album, you'll want to check out OnlineHipHopBeats.com and check out the beats that this kat is bringing to the table. The sounds (especially for those of you that favor the commercial era this generation is making) blaze and definitely fit that commercial era well. The melodies that were put together also blend pretty nicely, so you'll be guaranteed to get some melodic fire for your next mixtape needs.
The one thing about music in general that I love and that keeps me into it with enjoyment and pleasure, is that there is virtually an unlimited amount of creativity and variety that can go into making music. And those of you who know me already or know of my work with the hip hop beats I make, know that I enjoy variety and being creative. That said, I want to focus my attention not on my beats, but on this talented hip hop artist, Logan, that I had the pleasure of chatting with and checking out.
I had the chance of listening to Logan's debut mixtape on Datpiff, "The Hangover" which he released earlier this year, and the fam is bringing some grade A quality heat to the table! Those of you who know me know I'm not a person who likes just any type of music. I do enjoy quality, and I especially enjoy LYRICAL tracks that I can understand what's being said, versus ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Whether you've been a hip hop artist or R&B singer for some years, or you're just getting into things and have been doing it for a few months, the one thing that all artists will need is a solid recording studio. And while there are things you can do to set up a decent mock studio at home, you still won't get the exact quality of a solid studio. And as an artist, the one thing that you're striving for, especially if you're in NYC, is a great and clear sounding album or track. And while there are lots of options at your disposal, if you're serious about making a solid track, you'll want to check out Innovative Music Recording Studios NYC and get those tracks polished!
Innovative Music Recording Studios has been around for almost a decade, and it has been helping aspiring artists to bring high quality, clear, polished tracks for their albums. After all, if you're serious about your music, the last thing ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
NokSide Shows That Positive Hip Hop Music Still Stands Strong
Just when you thought that all hip hop seemed to lean more towards was commercialized dance a booty type music, there are artists out there that prove that positive hip hop music still stands strong! There are a handful of artists out there that are still grindin' it out in the underground and bringing uplifting and soulful music to the forefront, and NokSide is grindin' hard and making heavy music presence with his soulful flava!
If you look, um, rather, listen around you, you hear more and more kats that are geared towards this constant trend of trap music, looking for trap beats and making this type of music non stop. However, for that smooth lyrical sound that was made famous by artists like The Roots, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and others in that genre of conscious rap, it seems that this flava has taken a bit of a backseat, which is a damn shame personally. The ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Okay, so you're probably thinking right now, "Yo Gen, why are you promoting another hip hop beats related producer on your blog?" and the answer to that is simple: Because I can. Okay, maybe not only that. I've been a person who has always been about good music, whether it's good hip hop music, or someone else who is talented and skilled in the craft of producing hip hop beats as well. I'm not biased, and even though I make beats as well, doesn't mean I can't show love to another producer. Much respect to AKT Aktion on the production!
AKT Aktion has been in the game for a minute now, 15 years plus to be exact. He's been producing beats using Reason as his production tool of choice, and continues to do so for the love of music and the craft. Where some producers are more about only making beats strictly for the money without regard to the art or craft, AKT Aktion puts more ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Who would've ever thought that in this generation we live in, technology would change up the game on just about every avenue you can think of, especially for the aspiring and growing rap artist. If you think about it, back then, if you wanted to be heard, you really had to kick out money to get heard. You had to pay for that studio time, grind hard and submit demo tapes, and really just hustle the streets to even get people to know who you are. In today's era though, you have the online presence which is easier to do, and gets your name spread across the internet and the globe like wildfire! And with sites like Spiddit.com coming onto the stage, the game's really about to change up!
If you are an upcoming rap artist, or even a seasoned veteran, you know that by getting your music in more and more places online, you can build up your presence further across the internet. And you ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
If you're anything like I am, than I'm sure that there are points where you like to ride in the whip and bang out some serious tracks, but don't have the right car audio equipment on hand. I think I'm very particular myself, and I remember at one point, that my amplifier blew out. Maybe it's the O.C.D. within me that I still don't know I have or not, but when my amplifier blew out, I had to try my best to get my car fixed immediately, and had to buy a new amp. I couldn't ride around with some radio speakers without some kind of kick. And if you're anything like I am, you value car audio equipment just as much as I do if not more. Have you had your speaker or amp blow out and you felt lost? Lol!
It's a troubling thing indeed, and sometimes you just don't want to shell out incredible money for a simple amplifier or pair of speakers ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
When one thinks of electronic music, the thought that probably comes to mind is the scene of a night club and some rhythmic, catchy dance vibe just taking over the club. Outside of that, not many people probably gave much thought to electronic dance music at all. But over the years, it has really become much bigger and more intense than some may think or even give it credit for. And recently, it's growing to even stronger heights than ever imagined!
The vibe of electronic music has actually been around for quite some time, probably as far back as the early 70's when it of course was associated to that night club feel. DJ's took the vibe of it and amplified it to make the crowds really feel the intensity of the music and want to groove and dance all night. However, it never really got the publicity that other genres of music, like Rock n Roll, or Disco, or Hip Hop received over their growths. ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
I often ask myself from time to time, what is it about hip hop that keeps me focused in on it and continuing to network more and more, and to continue to make beats. What is it about hip hop that lets me enjoy it as much as I do, that has me immersed in all of her beauty from head to toe. And when I ask myself that, I'm reminded. I remain in hip hop because of hott music, bangin' artists and singers who do their thing on the mic, not for the goal of putting anything together just for cash, but for the love of the music and all that Lady Hip Hop stands for! I'm reminded again to the answer with the latest track and video I've seen and heard: "GO" from Mic Nice!
Before I even go further, I'll let you peep the video for yourself. You can check it out below:
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Music is a great thing, and what's great about it is that you can have more and more artists, producers, etc coming to the music scene and it will never be saturated. And yet some of the music industry does seem repetitive in nature, you still have those that come to the forefront, putting in their hustle and grind and making music not for the hustle of trying to be famous like everyone else being mimicked out there, but simply for the love of music, for the love of hip hop in this case, which is what ThoughtsAtWerk brings to the table!
I visited their website, and I gotta say, the quote on their bio really caught my eye: "The Greatest pleasure in life is doing what you're told you cannot do". That quote right there speaks so many volumes it's ridiculous! I mean absorb that thought for a moment as a musician, as a hip hop ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
The hip hop industry will never grow old, and it'll never die. It's actually quite the opposite, growing every day with more and more talent putting up music, more people interviewing, more mixtapes being released, and more music videos being put together for the masses. And with so many videos being made, especially in this day and age, you need a spot that you can sift thru the archives and watch some official hip hop videos!
With over 10,000 archived hip hop videos stored and more being added on the regular, you'll want to visit OfficialHipHopVideos.com to check out some of the videos that were put up. There's many videos that you can check through and get your hip hop flava on, including that Gangsta Love by Prodigy featuring Esther. You'll find videos like that one and many more there that you can bob your head to and enjoy the music.
When it comes to music, the joy of creating it is that you can come up with a variety of new styles, fusions, blends, and whatever else comes to your creative mind to put together. And that is the case with the Electro rhythmic, pop duo "Speakers" as they continue to fuse together a blend of hip hop, R&B, pop, and electronic pop to make their music unique, to make it catchy, and to make everyone move to it! And that is the case with their latest EP, "New Frequency" that was released this May 8th, 2012!
First off, before I go into anything else about the music, go check them out now and listen to their music. You can find the entire EP streaming at http://listn.to/speakers now!! It's actually pretty intense and does immediately give off a strong hip hop feel of the old school but fuses the other elements really well in it, especially the dance feel and the electronic pop sounds. If ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
If you are a hip hop artist, or an R&B singer, or if you write, rap, or sing any genre of music for that matter, you know how difficult it can be to get your music out there and heard. After all, just because you create music, doesn't mean that everyone will automatically hear what you have to offer. And even more so, just because people have some access to your music, doesn't mean that they'll listen to it completely. And as a musician, you know how important it is after all to get your music heard. Well, luckily for you, there is a solution.
The latest website that will be tackling the issue of getting people to listen to your music and generate fans is in pre-launch now, and this website is called TuneTrade. TuneTrade is a music website that is striving to bring more and more fans your way in the form of a stock market type platform where you will be able to ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
The LEL Brothas Continue Taking The World By Storm
When you're constantly making moves and doing big things such as the LEL Brothas have been doing, that's when you know you've become a success with your music. And it seems that for the LEL Brothas, they continue to push the envelope more and more, and please the fans with their music not just locally, but internationally as well! So what are the LEL Brothas doing now that is making an impact?
Well, first to start, for those of you that are not familiar with the LEL Brothas, you need a bit more of information on this bangin' group! They are a hip hop group that started creating music back in 2006. They were founded by DJ Clone and include members LBC and their hype man (you know most groups need or have one at least) CB5, and have been pushing their music across the nation and across the globe as well.
A Social Media Strategy To Help Boost Your Fanbase
Okay, so we all know that in this day and age, a good social media strategy is pretty much a must in order to build your fanbase, as well as potential customers for your album sales, mixtape promotions, and more. With more and more networking type sites being utilized, like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and others, do you really have time to catch up with every possible angle and fan you can make?
Let's face it. If you're a rap artist or R&B singer, or a beat maker/producer, or anything in music for that matter, you're always looking for a fanbase to receive. There's no ifs, ands, and buts about it. You need fans, views, follows, and more in order to spread your music out and about. And a social media strategy is no different of a need than it used to be when you'd try to promote your music via the radio airwaves and send your demo off ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Hip Hop Abs - The Exercise Program Where Hip Hop Music and Dance Moves Meet
Anyone who’s ever been to a club before and hit the dance floor even if for just a little while understands that dancing equals major calorie burn. Combine together traditional hip hop dancing, fast paced hip hop music, and exercise moves that focus on your abs and core and what you get is a killer workout routine by Shaun T called Hip Hop Abs.
This workout program is for all the people out there that like the idea of exercise, but just hate to do it. It’s a fun, fast paced workout that comes to life because of the music and exercise moves that make you feel like you’re not working out at all. The music is strictly hip hop based which easily lends itself to rhythmic moves that easily get you going even if you’re not in the exercise frame of mind.
If you are a fan of hip hop and the underground movement of hip hop artists that are on the rise, then you'll want to add another emerging hip hop artist to your growing playlist. The latest addition straight from the underground? This upcoming hip hop artist is known as Rahat, and he's bringing a flavaful wave of variety to the hip hop scene... something the mainstream is missing, but that the underground continues to thrive on.
Brought up in some of the rougher neighborhoods of Bronx, NY, Rahat has been grindin' hard and bringing some deep lyrical hip hop to the scene. This is not your typical radio play of lackluster rhymes and hyped up club music. Rahat has brought his life, his experiences, his pain, and more, and put them into lyrical flava that he plans to release on his upcoming album, "A Seraph's Gift".
Every once in awhile, a new powerhouse emerges from the deep to allow you to make beats... and the new powerhouse to the table, is BTV Solo. This powerful beat maker has emerged and is already taking over the music industry by storm! With this beat making program, you can create deep and hard hitting beats of all styles... the production is up to your imagination and your own limitation. If you can imagine it, you can put it together easily with BTV Solo! So what makes BTV such a powerful hard hittin' contender?
Well, one of the first things to point out, is that BTV Solo is being given great praise by some of the biggest names in the music industry. You have producers such as Jermaine Dupri, Drumma Boy, Dallas Austin, and Rockwilder among a few. This powerful tool has also produced bangin' beats for some of the top names such as Jay-Z, Mary J ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Cheap concert tickets... sure, the concept of cheap is great, but do you actually find concert tickets anymore that are really lower in price? Or do you go into your pockets ready to buy that pass to a great show or game, only to then realize afterwards... "did I REALLY spend That MUCH??" Have you ever felt that way after a concert or game? I know I have. And why do these things cost so much? Why aren't there cheap concert tickets out there?
Well, one of the main reasons you probably don't really find cheap concert tickets, is that there are tons of fees slapped on them. You never really know what the fees are for, they're always deemed as "administration fees", so that can mean anything. And they always seem to climb up more and more, year after year. That makes less people wanting to go to concerts and other events, especially with the recession that we're ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
MP3 Music Search - Why This Search Brings You More
Looking for an MP3 music search engine that brings a bit more to you than just a typical search? Tired of looking around aimlessly for certain songs or albums by artists you enjoy? If you feel like you search over and over, I'm sure you're not alone, but you have another option that you can use at your disposal as well.
Before you break your mind stressing on finding a song or album you were hunting for, you'll want to take a look at this mp3 music search engine to find what you need. It's called DJHouseRemix.com, but don't let the name throw you off. There's more to find than just house remixes or music by house artists. For example, you can put in the search term for Kanye West, and it will find a lot of items of interest for you to scan through. Put in your favorite song title or artist, and get more options ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
If you are looking for smooth, mellowed out live lounge music online that you can buy to sit back and listen to, you'll definitely want to drop a visit to www.project-groove.com to check out the music. With music so soulful and rich, you'll be sure to mellow out to the melodies.
This band from Austria, Germany brings about a very unique flava to the table with the music they create. The live instrument playing really adds that needed touch to make this music lift off. The feel really brings that Neo Soul type flava while blending the uniqueness that Project Groove brings to it, so that it doesn't sound like the same ol' same. You'll have to peep it to see what I'm talking about. This flava of live lounge music online doesn't exist often at all, so vibe out to it and zone out. The complexity of the melodies, the suave piano playing, the sound of the ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Where Can I Find Sounds To Take My Music To The Next Level?
"Where can I find sounds to make beats?" - Where some aspire as rappers and singers to find beats that will set themselves off on their next hip hop mixtapes or rap albums, r&b albums or videos, and other projects in the works, others are out there aspiring to make beats themselves, and looking for ways, and sounds, to do so. And then there are artists that try to find a way to make their own beats so as not to worry about having to buy them either (though this isn't always the greatest option if you have a project pressed). With that said, the question of 'where can I find sounds' depends on what you are looking for. Here are some ideas:
Have you ever asked yourself, "how can I rap?" and wondered if you were ever capable of doing so? Have you always wanted to rap or sound like one of your favorite rappers, but just felt that you couldn't rap at all, or that your delivery wasn't as great as you'd want it to sound? Or do you feel like you have the talent but want to polish up on your skills a bit more than you feel content with? Do any of these scenarios sound more or less like you or how you feel and think?
So of course, with rap and hip hop music being so popular, it's no surprise that people want the question, "how can I rap?" answered. Hip hop has climbed up and become more commonplace in the years that it's been around, and continues to bring more fans and listeners to the table that also want to be rappers. It's ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Where Can I Find Beats? Read Here To Find Out More!
Where can I find beats? - this question has probably got to be one of the most frequently asked questions across the internet for upcoming rap artists and singers. It doesn't matter what area you're located, what city, or what country you're from. If you are a rap artist or singer, chances are you've asked this question many a time, and with good reason of course. This question, along with your actions to the answer is what separates the true pursuing artist from the hobbyist rapper or singer who is not serious about their work or investing in themselves either. As anyone knows, it requires spending money to make money, and rap beats are no exception either.
If you're still asking "where can I find beats?" to yourself, then you're at the right spot. Here at Genycis.com, you'll be able to find more than your handful of beats! I've taken the time and inspiration to create ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
So I thought I'd take a moment to list my top ten rap songs by Wu-Tang Clan as one of the many tributes that I'll probably post on my blog in reference to 90's hip hop music. After all, for me, I'd have to say that most of my hip hop beats are influenced by the bangin' flava that the 90's era put out. This was the era that hip hop blew up big time, and that wordplay was at its highest peak! Though hip hop in my eyes and ears is long gone from what it used to be in the 90's, I still want to give the tribute where it's due, and so I decided to list what I feel are probably my top ten rap songs from Wu-Tang Clan... and this is compiled from songs that either the Wu did as a whole, or that individual or combined artists did (not subsidiaries such as ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
What are the best beats to rap on or instrumentals to sing over when it comes to your craft? If you are an R&B artist, should you only be limited to the styles that most R&B instrumentals tend to have? Are you forbidden to writing on something harder? And must all R&B music be deep and emotional or sensual and passionate? Or what if you're more of a street rapper reppin' and spittin' about the hood? Should you not be allowed to write some deep inspiring lyrics to something more subtle and mood setting? What are your thoughts? Should thug rappers stay thug rappers and R&B singers not have any emotions other than sweet or deep?
The truth is, with so many different styles out, and so many different producers, there's even more of a variety out now than ever before in terms of what beats to rap on or what you should sing to. You have producers that ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
What Is Rap Music - My Thoughts On This Age Old Question
What is rap music? This question gets steamrolled over and over again, with so many different answers that one can't even begin to put together the correct answer. Is there a correct answer? Or is it all in the eyes, or should I say ears, of the beholder? I guess that's what the question really is, to me anyway.
So what is it? Some people see it as a form of expression. If you can spit a few bars over some hot rap beats and express a particular topic, then you have the answer. Some others feel that as long as you have a bounce to the overall track, even if the lyrics aren't all there, you still have an answer to that age old question, "what is rap music?".
So on that note, I'll probably get blasted by some for this, and maybe not so much by others, which proves my basis, that it's all ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Who doesn't enjoy being able to download mixtapes free and to get a listen at some of the hottest underground music out there? Let's face it... where in today's mainstream radio, you hear the same songs and other artists sounding more like other artists rather than bringing originality to the table, you can always count on listening to some great hip hop music with more of an original sound with some great hip hop mixtapes at your disposal. Nothing makes an mp3 player sound better than listening to your favorite artists bangin' it out underground style with some great music! And where can you find a great collection of mixtapes for free?
You'll want to be sure to download mixtapes free from DownloadMixtapes.org and start amplifying your player. There's lots of different mixtapes to choose from, and with more and more being added, why wouldn't you want to get in on downloading some great music? After all, if you're into ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
So about a couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to interview with what I refer to as Hip Hop Truth, or "Fayettenam's Finest" hip hop lyricist / production duo, er, trio known as Prosthetik Intelligentz straight outta Fayetteville, NC. Trio'd by hip hop lyricist Ezzie B, music producer B.Doom, and the ever so talented hypeman known as HIPplusHOP, this group is grinding hard, dedicated to hip hop music, enjoying creating and living it, and promoting their music more and more, putting their face on the map not just locally or nationally, but globally as well!
The interview was great, and these kats are definitely down to earth, all about enjoying the moment, and making, living, and breathing hip hop the way it was supposed to be enjoyed! They do it for the love, for the art, and give the fans great eargasmic music to enjoy! Take a trip with me as I ask some questions to the group, ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Beats To Music - Turning Beats You Buy Into Great Music
Beats to music and how to create music out of them is a matter of coming up with something fitting and powerful to powerful hip hop beats and rap instrumentals, or any type of beat or instrumental for that matter. Too often, musical concepts are thought of, hot lyrics are created at the tip of a pencil to paper, and inspiring song lyrics are written, but they are usually written prior to feeling out a beat or instrumental to see if it works out at all to their benefit, or if it is a failed conception before it had a chance to hit the radio, mixtape, or album.
Turning beats to music is something that can be done with a bit more ease, as long as you allow yourself to be immersed into the hip hop instrumentals or R&B beats that you listen to first. Sometimes, you can create a very powerful music track or a ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
Hip Hop On The Radio - Is It Helping Or Killing Hip Hop Music?
Hip hop on the radio - do you enjoy what is playing today? Or do you find yourself looking for other hip hop and rap music to listen to because what you hear on the radio is just not what you're enjoying? Do you wish that the radio had more lyrical hip hop being played? Or is hip hop all about the club style dance music versus the lyrical "think" music that used to be played more so on the radio back then?
Remember when you would hear hits like "Renee" by Lost Boyz, or "You're All That I Need" by Method Man ft. Mary J Blige? To me, hip hop on the radio was bumpin' back then, and you still had a mix of different types of hip hop music. It wasn't all about the club bounce type music that is being played today, at least from my standpoint. You had variety ... >>Read The Full Article Here...
How Can I Become A Rapper - Four Important Things You Need To Have
How can I become a rapper - if you love hip hop and always wanted to pursue it, I'm sure you've asked this question to yourself probably a thousand times before. You may have listened to Jay-Z songs, songs by Drake, Mobb Deep albums, or Ludacris albums, and felt the influence of their music pushing you to want to become a rapper. Perhaps the hip hop beats themselves influenced you as well. You wouldn't be the first person influenced by rap music in a way that pushes you to want to become what you enjoy listening to time and time again. So the question from earlier still looms in your mind, jabbing away: How can I become a rapper? To answer that question, I have written four tips below that can help.
Confidence - If you already exude confidence, then you've managed to get the first step down packed. Okay, I don't mean ... >>Read The Full Article Here...