Eljay Williams is a screenwriter, director, and most importantly, a big supporter of independent hip hop artists. He’s the creator of a documentary that profiles independent emcees, producers, b-boys and graffiti artists. These documentaries are called The Stand On Demand, and they have been on Comcast, in the Atlanta, for the last 3 years. I caught up with Eljay to find out more about his passion for hip hop and to ask him about what he has in store for the future. This is that interview.
The Stand: Artist, Adrift Da Belle
Filed Under (Interviews) by FuNkwoRm on 03-11-2009
Tagged Under : dmx, major labels, video games
In this video, DMX talk about how even the highest paid artists get abused and taken advantage of by major labels. This is why I’m glad that the the old way of doing business in the industry is collapsing. What artists can’t afford to do is allow major labels to regain their power to continue this.
Naughty by Nature is now releasing their music on their own label, Illtown. I caught up with them in Chicago and asked them about the benefits of being independent artists.
Check out their new single, “Get To Know You Better’.
In this video, Saigon expresses his frustration with trying to maintain integrity with his music, while constantly seeing less talented artists achieve more success in the hip hop game.
spotted at Nah right.
Tommy Boy Records’ role in the history of hip hop has been of great significance. From the very beginning, artists on that label defined the very core of hip hop culture. Some of the most notable artists were, Afrika Bambaataa, Queen Latifah, De La Soul, Naughty by Nature, Digital Underground, and many, many more. I caught up with founder and CEO, Tom Silverman, to talk about his thoughts on the future of the music business and The New Music Seminar, an event Tom created to educate aspiring artist by bringing them together with music industry professionals and visionaries that are shaping the future of the business.
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.
This is a great interview.
Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor was signed to Universal for 18 years before going completely independent over a year ago. After experiencing some disappointments as an indie artist, Read the rest of this entry »