Some interesting pics, enjoy

These pictures are completely random and have nothing to do with each other or some greater meaning than what you derive from them… Related PostsThe Experiment: A Brief History of Willful Ignorance Japanese Funk Edition Funk U Cafe 3 What’s the best thing about Hip Hop? Creating the Message –…

Picking the right thumbnail and song title

A lot of work may have gone in to your last music project. You may have taken time to come up with concepts and constructed a well put-together song. It may have taken numerous hours in the studio to get the right sound on the track. Now when everything is…

Everyday Hip Hop

Have you ever seen Shades of Hip Hop? Don’t know what that is? Well, for those that don’t know. Shades of Hip Hop is exclusive video birthed during the Golden Era of Hip Hop and the first national video mixtape distributed in the U.S. From concerts to interviews and rhyme…

How do you get someone to check out your new music?

Today, a thousand more songs were added to the internet by independent artists all over the World. With so much music being posted, how do you get someone to check out your tunes as opposed to all the others? Unless the person knows you or has heard of you, they…

The Grammys were never relevant to Hip Hop but Macklemore should have won anyway

While some have feigned outrage at the Grammy’s for honoring Macklemore for best song, album etc at the 2014 Grammy awards, underground Hip Hop should not even feed into it. The Grammys have never honored the days best emcees as long as there has been Hip Hop. They have always…

What Rap Missed in 2012

What’s the message in 2012? part 2 So much transpired throughout the World in 2012, and for the most part, mainstream rap music missed it all. For the past several years, pop-rap music has been dominated by figures who have no interest in what’s relevant to the masses lives. They…

What’s the message for 2012? part 1

As a new year begins in the world of rap music, what have we learned from 2012? Many promoters of the rap industry will have you believe that everything was all good. In an effort not to knock the next man’s hustle, they will have you believe that, for the…

Snoop Lion – Here Comes The King

The concept is better than the final product. Not really goin in on the True Rastaman vibe. Roots and culture! Power fi de people dem! Not really doing it with the poor accent. Way too early to say Here Comes the King. This track wouldn’t make me want to hear…

Nicki Minaj Demands Her Music NOT Be Played on Hot 97

The queen of pop-rap weirdos, Nicki Minaj, recently had a blow up at NY radio station Hot 97fm. It seems the pressures of unbridled opportunism have not been so kind to her latest album project which only sold 36,000 units upon its debut. For an independent artist, these numbers would…

Cee-Lo Green Christmas Album?

by Kurt Nice, hiphoplives.net Some may wonder if it is a complete sell-out move to hear a Christmas Holiday album from rapper turned pop entertainer, Cee-Lo Green, originally of the Atlanta-based Goodie Mob… Years after Cee-Lo’s unique, high-pitched voice graced the rap scene in the 1990’s, he has gone on…

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