We all know that radio sucks…that is, until they start playing your shit.
If you happen to do the right politickin’, spend the right amount of money, or have a joint so hot on the streets that you can’t be denied, you may successfully get it in rotation. If this happens, you want to make sure that your spins are accurately monitored and counted. There are a couple of systems that will do this for you that you should know about. And they’re FREE.
BDS (Broadcast Data Systems): This is the standard for monitoring radio, television and internet airplay of songs based on the number of spins and detections. This monitoring is done with a patented computing Read the rest of this entry »
Long before the rest of the world came to know Twista, Common, Lupe and Kanye, hip hop was alive and thriving in Chicago. Who is Quicksilver Cooley? Well for starters, he was part of two ground breaking, historical events in Chicago hip hop history. Read the rest of this entry »
DJ Averi Minor is one of Chi- Town’s finest on the 1′s and 2′s. I caught up with him at the Adidas spot in downtown Chicago, and chopped it up about independent hip hop and the moves he’s making for his production company. VP of Core DJs Derek “the Big DM” Jurand and DJ Malik Shabazz dropped by on a Twitter’s notice and talked about the Core DJs Retreat in Atlanta. King Boola, CEO of Infinite Hustle joins the pack to top off a dope interview with a group of some of the most influential people in the game.
DJ Ktone is one of the hardest working DJ’s in Denver, Colorado. Ktone is a big supporter of the indie hip hop movement and is doing great things with his company, Still Livin Entertainment. After witnessing his grind first hand while networking on the internet, I wanted to find out more about the hip hop scene in Denver and get his views on the state of hip hop. DJ Ktone delivers his message to up and coming artists with no sugar coating. You definitely need to peep this one.
Straight from the D.M.V. (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area, Lushy Lush is doing it big and doing great things to help indie artists. She hosts a few successful radio shows, does public relations, handles marketing and on top of all that, she’s trying to save the world. After interview her, I’m pretty convinced that she can do it. Check out what she has to say and get at her if you’re an artist in need of some extra exposure. She’s someone you definitely need to know!
I met Trip through Twitter. And once I found out what he was doing in regards to helping independent hip hop artists, I wanted to introduce him to my readers. Tripp has an online radio show that plays and spotlights indie artists and he’s got some big things developing that you may want to know about. We chopped it up for a good while about music and business. Check it out and get at him.
Coming straight from New York, DJ Omega Red is a mixtape DJ as well as a radio DJ. With dozens of mixtapes under his belt, Omega Red is flooding the streets with his brand of hot music and solidifying his name in the game. If you’re an indie artists with heat, holla at him and get that east coast connection.
DJ Stupac hails from Denver, Colorado and is the first DJ to be profiled on Indiehiphop.net. Every DJ profiled on the this blog plays indie hip hop artists and openly accepts submissions for their mixtapes and projects. Get at them!! Exposure is what its all about and I don’t waste time with people that are not serious about their game.
Currently Dj StuPac is working on a new mixtape with Denver, Colorado artist Hypnautic called “The Movement” that also features many other Denver heavy hitters, such as Julox and Fat Lee. Dj StuPac is also working on a mixtape hosted by Denver native DJ KTONE THE TURF DJ called “WHITE MEN CAN’T DJ” and “A GANGSTA RESUME HOSTED BY CTE’s ROCCETT as well as “SLEPT ON SLAP VOLUME: OUTKAST hosted by DJ BIG SPADE aka DR. XCLUSIVE. Just recently dropped are “SOUTHLAND TALES VOLUME 4 and BEDROOM BOOM BLENDS. Dj StuPac is a 2009 SEA nominee for mixtape rookie of the year, a Crunk Energy Drink Dj (www.crunkenergydrink.com) and runs his own production company Down Rite Durtay Productionz.