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January 2018

Music

AlistFame – “MAN·I·FES·TA·TION” [Album]

January 31, 2018

By Kaitlin

Producer AlistFame unveils his first full-length solo LP, MAN·I·FES·TA·TION. The album, which is released via MadMisfit/Penalty Ent, is an instrumental project that encompasses a wide array of his signature sounds that have become favorites among his collaborators. AlistFame’s clients include Rick Ross, Dave East, TDE, Chinx, Bobby Shmurda, Prodigy and more. A native of Paterson, NJ he first gained notoriety when he was featured on the premiere episode of The Rapfest which aired on BET Jams. The exposure eventually led to him being added to the production staff of Grammy Award winning producer Jerry Wonda, working with Buda & Grandz and released a drum kit alongside !llmind. Now with the next phase of his career on the horizon, Alist looks to take things up another notch with the release of MAN·I·FES·TA·TION, which is currently available on all digital distribution platforms.

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Music

Reck442 – “Big Racks”

January 31, 2018

By Kaitlin

Hailing from the Bronx, NY by way of Zimbabwe, Reck442 is somewhat of a nomad. Having to assimilate to American culture at a young age, the MC eventually relocated to Dallas, TX and now resides in ATL. Due to the constant moving, Reck picked up on the influences of each area, thus, he was able to use all of his living experiences, including Africa, to influence his sound musically. Now that he is currently working on his debut EP The African Plug, which is slated for release later this year, Reck442 unveils his brand new single titled “Big Racks.” Produced by RicoElite, the newcomer rides the beat with unquestionable ease. “Big Racks” is currently available on all digital platforms.

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Mike Rebel – “Paint Me In God” ft. T-Pain [Video]

January 31, 2018

By Kaitlin

South Central, LA native Mike Rebel is one who takes his artistry very seriously. This is evidenced by his countless hours in the studio, putting in the hours to master his craft. Mike’s creativity and work ethic has most certainly been noticed by his peers considering that his forthcoming album features guest appearances by French Montana, Cee-Lo, Nelly, Nipsey Hussle, Gucci Mane as well as production from Cool N Dre and Mike Rebel himself behind the boards.
Yielding inspiration from his real-life experiences, Mike Rebel looks to share his vision with the world and on his brand new single “Paint Me In God,” he is joined by T-Pain as the two remove the labels that society has placed on them, instead opting to see themselves through their own eyes, painting on their own canvas. The timing of the release is equally as important as the message, with Mike sharing: “We were actually going to hold Paint Me In God for a later release but when I saw the H&M ad, I felt it whether it was intentional or not, they were insensitive to the way people are pained in society. So paint me in gold if you’re going to paint me but I’d rather you paint me in God.” Check out the visual and be on the lookout for Mike Rebel’s soon-to-be-released album due for release in 2018.

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Music

DOT. – “Who The Greatest Is” [Video]

January 31, 2018

By Kaitlin

Now that 2018 is in full swing DOT. returns with a banger for the new year. The New York MC closed out 2017 with back to back releases that saw him build an organic following that continues to grow. His previous music videos, “Bound 2 See” and “You Need It, I Got It” featuring Uncle Murda are both yielding fantastic results online, thus continuing the momentum for the release of his self-produced debut project “Start The Hate,” slated for release some time this year. 2018 looks to be a breakout year for the newcomer, as he is set to open up for Kendrick Lamar during the European leg of his tour and has a rumored Dipset collaboration in the works. Doubling down on his success from the tail end of last year, today DOT. officially releases the music video for “Who The Greatest Is.”

For the visual, he takes his talents to the local barbershop, where the G.O.A.T. debate often takes place, humbly paying homage to the greats who have inspired him such as 2pac, Notorious B.I.G., Kobe Bryant, Muhammad Ali and those of that ilk. Heeding the words of his mentor, Hip Hop icon Chuck D, who shared the importance of quality over quantity, DOT. bypasses the trendy gimmicks new age artists utilize for stardom, instead focusing on sharp lyricism and hard-hitting beats, the backbone of Hip Hop. DOT. then shifts gears into the gym, showcasing his discipline and commitment to excellence, the MC takes a tactical approach to his artistry, treating his peers not as friends but competition and on Who The Greatest Is, he eloquently makes his case as one of the best of Hip Hop’s new era.

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Business

Hip Hop Artists and Beatmakers: Post Your Music (1-31-18)

January 31, 2018

By FuNkwoRm

Hey Indie Hip Hop Artists and Beatmakers!

It’s Indie Wednesday! Time to share your music!

If you’re new to this hip hop blog, check out the rules below and post your music.

PLEASE READ

1. Everyone is limited to one music post per week. Spammers will be banned.

2. You can post the same song if you posted it the previous week but keep that practice in moderation

3. Converse and dialogue with each other as much as you like. In fact, I encourage it.

Here is the suggested format:

1. Name of the artist:

2. Location (where are you from)

3. Couple of your social links (Twitter and or Facebook)

4. Say something about yourself, hip hop, or anything interesting. It can also be totally unrelated to music. Show us you have a personality.

Post music or videos that can play in the thread please. No download links to your mixtape.

Feel free to post any PICS and GIFs.

POST…LISTEN…NETWORK

Follow Indie Hip Hop on Instagram.

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Music

Nanu Alidina – “When I’m Gone” ft. EverythingOShauN

January 26, 2018

By Kaitlin

Toronto is currently producing some of the highest quality talents in the music industry and Nanu Alidina is no exception. This year, Alidina is looking to make a statement this year as he unloads his Earmilk liberated R&B track, “When I’m Gone” featuring EverythingOShauN. The song is the subtle amalgamation of singing and smooth emceeing over bass-heavy production by IISaints.
Stream the track below and purchase it via iTunes here.

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Music

Bigg Z – “Whole Thang” [Video]

January 26, 2018

By Kaitlin

Bigg Z drops off a visual for his single “Whole Thang” produced by Cutta Classics. Bigg Z expresses how he doesn’t want to settle with anything minimal and won’t stop until he gets it all. The ambition in the songs narrative is backed by quality, well-written raps and an autotune driven hook that bounces right off the beat. The visual shot by Koran Sharp takes the viewer through Tulsa, Oklahoma where Bigg Z is the home town hero and gives a detailed look into his hood and his lifestyle. Check out the video for “Whole Thang” below and look out for more from Bigg Z coming soon.

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Business

Hip Hop Artists and Beatmakers: Post Your Music (1-24-18)

January 24, 2018

By FuNkwoRm

Hey Indie Hip Hop Artists and Beatmakers!

It’s Indie Wednesday! Time to share your music!

If you’re new to this hip hop blog, check out the rules below and post your music.

PLEASE READ

1. Everyone is limited to one music post per week. Spammers will be banned.

2. You can post the same song if you posted it the previous week but keep that practice in moderation

3. Converse and dialogue with each other as much as you like. In fact, I encourage it.

Here is the suggested format:

1. Name of the artist:

2. Location (where are you from)

3. Couple of your social links (Twitter and or Facebook)

4. Say something about yourself, hip hop, or anything interesting. It can also be totally unrelated to music. Show us you have a personality.

Post music or videos that can play in the thread please. No download links to your mixtape.

Feel free to post any PICS and GIFs.

POST…LISTEN…NETWORK

Follow Indie Hip Hop on Instagram.

Check this: Hip Hop Artists and Beatmakers: Post Your Music (1-24-18)

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Music

Nipsey Hussle – “10 Rings: Episode 1” [Video]

January 21, 2018

By Kaitlin

Having recently inked a multi-million dollar joint venture deal with Atlantic Records, Nipsey Hussle looks to take his independent ingenuity and match it with the major label system. Director Kid Art and Chariot Pictures, the film company behind some of the most visually stunning videos and short films in Hip Hop, take an inside look at the moves behind the decision. In collaboration with Executive producer Cartier Brown and Associate Producers Rocko Rathon & Frank Polonia, the pilot delves into Nipsey’s meteoric rise on the indie circuit and his transition into the new major label construct. 10 Rings is a docs-series that highlights the accomplishments and contributions of Hip Hop’s top creatives and sharpest business minds, showcasing their mastery of both aspects of the music industry.

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