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Creating the Message – an interview with Duke Bootee

One of the many things I agree wholeheartedly with KRS about, is the importance of self-creation to the foundation of Hip Hop Kulture. The idea of self-creation is, at least in part, a product of the concept of “knowledge of self”, from the 5% ideology. The search for knowledge of…

Fame and fortune versus making a living: 1000 True Fans

The following is an essay from the book, Hip Hop Know What I’m Sayin, available on Amazon.com   At the presentation of a Proclamation to the founders of Hip Hop Education Week in Newark City Hall in NJ, Vinnie Brown from Hip Hop group Naughty By Nature spoke to those…

How much money iTunes makes in one day

1 dollar (or 75p) per song – that’s 116 dollars (or 72.09 pounds) a second, 6,945 dollars (or 4316.61 pounds) per minute, 416,700 dollars (or 258,996.83 pounds) per hour, and 10 million dollars (or 6.21542669 million pounds) a day. So in 3 minutes, they would earn what some people would…

Recent tweets and re-tweets…Prison Beauty Pagent

  Here are some recent tweets and re-tweets from this week and last week… From Stephanie Miller regular and recent host on Current TV, comedian…. John Fugelsang        ✔ @JohnFugelsang The Heidelberg Project has turned several Detroit blocks into an amazing art installation. pic.twitter.com/MZf6Rso7no Retweeted by KurtNiceHHL This is a great idea….

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…

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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…

Music Connection Weekly Bulletin

“The secret to tuning vocals is not to go too far. Sometimes things aren’t tunable and believable. Most of the great records that we’ve grown up with have loads of tuning issues.”— Ian Shaw, producer. Interviewed in MC Feb. 2013 MC Home Join The List AMP Social Space Unsubscribe  …

Music Connection Weekly Bulletin

Quote of the Week: “A formal signed contract is not always needed, and many venue bookers won’t sign one anyway. However, an email that says, ‘Yes. We will pay you $300 for this gig’ will work. If you have a contract and the venue still refuses to pay, you may…

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MC SEEKS LIVE REVIEWER FOR HIP-HOP SHOWS

Music Connection magazine, which has for years reviewed unsigned bands performing in a club setting, is seeking a Live Reviewer with a passion for, and knowledge of, live hip-hop, particularly the current Los Angeles scene. If interested, email markn@musicconnection.com and include a writing sample. Kurt NiceKurt Nice aka Kurtiss Jackson…

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