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Lauryn Hill to Serve 3 Months in Jail for Taxes

Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in jail for tax evasion Monday. NEWARK, N.J. — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill stood in federal court Monday and compared her experience in the music business to the slavery her ancestors endured before a judge sentenced her to three months in prison for…

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Chris Kelly Dead at 34

  Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images By ANTHONY CASTELLANO May 2, 2013 Chris Kelly, one half of the ’90s rap duo Kris Kross, has died of a possible drug overdose, Georgia authorities said. Kelly, 34, was pronounced dead Wednesday night at the Atlanta Medical Center, Clint Harbin, an investigator with the Fulton…

The Best Hip Hop Convo

After returning from participating in a panel discussion for Hip Hop Education Week at Essex County College in Newark, NJ today, I started to think. Some of the best conversations about Hip Hop have already happened. They happen in schools, back stage at shows, in bars, in back yards, or…

Who’s the best Emcee of All Times?

The question comes up over and again. Who is the best emcee of all time? Is it Tupac, or Eminem, or Jay-Z or maybe someone else? What does it mean to be an emcee or a rapper? Is there a difference? In private conversation across the World, people love hip-hop…

Adrian Younge: The Concept Art of Beat-Making

Over the past two years, hip-hop music has become an ever-increasing wasteland of desolation, lacking originality, concept and skillfully crafted lyrics or soulful beat production. Not only is the lyrical prowess as low as it has ever been in Hip Hop Kulture, but the beats too are dry, robotic and…

Quora Question: What’s it like to be Rich on the DL?

This weeks question on Quora which peeked my interest was the following… What is it like to be discreetly wealthy? Some interesting answers came next, which explained the concept of being rich but not bragging about it, or living extravagantly. This is the opposite inclination of the modern-day rapper. Rappers…

YouTube Guide for Musicians

Want to know how to turn YouTube views into sales? Start here. For today’s independent musician, having a strong video presence is practically a requirement for a successful DIY music career. This guide will show you how to convert YouTube views into album and ticket sales.Topics covered include: • Earning…

10 Steps in Making a Documentary

Documentaries by Untitled Learning how to create a documentary may be a lot of fun and doesn’t demand a film-making degree. You only need a burning need to educate story along with a willingness to figure out each step from the process. Listed below are 10 easy-to-follow steps for making…

The Lies Hip Hop Told Me pt. 2 Ignorance is Cool

There are a number of myths and outright lies that have been perpetuated in Hip Hop Kulture that poison the minds of novices and old-timers alike. Some of these lies have mistakenly become part of the false identity ascribed to Hiphoppas. Lie #2 Ignorance is Cool Rap music, video and…

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The Lies Hip Hop Told Me pt.1

There are a number of myths and outright lies that have been perpetuated in Hip Hop Kulture that poison the minds of novices and old-timers alike. Some of these lies have mistakenly become part of the false identity ascribed to Hiphoppas. Lie #1 Rappers Speak for Hip Hop As many…

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Promote Your Self

Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson is a behind the scenes pioneer in the Hip Hop Kulture, creating the first nationally distributed video mix tape series, Shades of Hip Hop, in the late 1990s. Since touring the country with the Stop the Violence Movement and the Temple of Hip Hop…

Legal Advice for Artists

In This Issue Newsletter Intro Article: Crowd Funding Sites Quick Links More About Us Archive             Subscribe to my Monthly Newsletter www.raclawfirm.com The articles in this newsletter are for information purposes only and are not intended to create an attorney-client relationship or to provide legal advice. For…

Living With Ants

I once asked Steven Stills, what’s the best advice he could give fledgling musicians? He said, “Don’t quit your day job.” Wise words back in the day. However, given that the current “tech revolution” has put career control and unlimited income possibilities directly in the hands of Artists & Treps, I…

Audio-Technica’s premier studio vocal microphone

Introducing Audio-Technica’s premier studio vocal microphone, the AT5040 cardioid condenser. The debut of our flagship 50 Series, the AT5040 represents a milestone in condenser design, offering remarkably musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound. Listen for more: purity, presence, depth & detail. Designed as…

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