Here are the Facebook contest rules for the Ecko watch giveaway. They’re really simple. On our Facebook page is this image. Tag yourself in the image, and express why you love hip hop. Feel free to be as creative as you want. You can use just words, a photo upload, or video etc. A winner will be selected by our crew and announced Monday morning, Aug 22nd. Good luck.
Tomorrow on Friday, August 19th, 2011, IndieHipHop.net along with Marc Ecko and Co. will run a contest to give away this fly-ass watch to a lucky reader. The contest details will be revealed tomorrow. To enter you must join our Facebook Page
Oh boy! Has it been 2 years already? Running this blog has occasionally taken me through emotional highs and lows. Only because it takes a huge amount of time away from the other thing I love to do; producing music. But, the rewards of running this blog far outweigh any troubles I’ve encountered along the way. And those rewards are not only measured in monetary profits. While running this blog has provided me with many Read the rest of this entry »
It’s a new year and with it, the beginning of a new decade. A lot of other blogs and writers have been offering their opinions on what the next 10 years will bring for music and technology, so I thought I’d add my two cents to the convo. Here are a few things that I think we’ll see in hip hop before the next 10 years are over.
1. Advance technology for the lyrically challenged
Gotta weak flow? Much like it’s distance cousin, Auto-Tune, helped the lacking singer, the Flowmatic will help the rapper who needs a little boost with his lyrical dexterity. Just plug your mic into the input, and turn the dial to your favorite emcee, and you’ll soon be on everybody’s top 5 list!
50 cent’s first week sales of his album, “Before I Self Destruct”, came in at a very disappointing 160,000 sales. These numbers are great for an independent hip hop artist but terrible for a hip hop artists of 50′s caliber. In my opinion it wasn’t his worst album, but this post is in no way shape or form an album review. Fifty gives early leakage of the project as the reason for low sales. Recent history has shown that early exposure to projects more often than not, increase album sales for artists. Read the rest of this entry »
Independent hip hop artist, A.G., hails from Seattle, Washington. Coming off the success of his 1st single entitled, “We Fly” ft. Bizzy Bone, which gained ground with local and national markets and reached #9 on the Billboard Charts, A.G. furthers his quest to put Seattle on the map. Check out it club joint, ‘Call That’, featuring Wingo (Jagged Edge).
Meet independent hip hop artist, MarVo. He’s buzzing hard in Chicago right now because he’s got an ill flow and a dope pen to match. He has a mixtape out right now titled “Respect & Live Vol. 2″ that’s free to download.
I first heard about this group when I came across and article about a rap group who’d manufactured cassette tapes to promote their new album. Article here . I thought, “how dope”. They cassette also comes with a digital download card.
Dood Computer and Stir Crazy are from Albany and Detroit. This single, “Rachel Profiling” is off their album “Penny Dreadfuls”. The video is crazy and funny as shit, but it’s the kind of break from the routine that I need in my hip hop.
Independent artists, Afterschoolspecial, hails from San Diego, California. This band successfully blends hip hop, rock and soul to make for some good hip hop music. Check out their single. “Future Rock Stars of America”
Independent hip hop artist, Twizted Mind, hails from Cleveland, Ohio. The self proclaimed Micheal Myers of rap will be dropping his mixtape “Disrespectfull” on September 19th. Check out this dope single “Early Million”.
Deeno Snuff and Triple X together make of Brooklyn, New York duo, Ashy L Bowz.. This dope hip hop joint, “So Ashy” features Donnell “Ashy Larry” Rawlings from the Dave Chappelle show. This single is off their independently distributed debut album No Lotion, which was released on Ash Wednesday of 2008…now that’s some funny shit. Check em out!
Independent hip hop artists, Two Crown King, hails from London, Ontario, Canada. Sean Goodchild and Adam Dick ﬁrst met at college and have been rocking crowds together ever since. They have a sound all their own and it makes for some good hip hop. Check out their single, “A One Man Mess”.
Independent hip hop artist, blctxt, hails from Atlanta, Georgia. This gifted emcee started out as a spoken word artist, later transforming this art into rhyming. Give a listen to this nice hip hop track, “Drop Tears”.