Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Wiz Khalifa says that he recorded a song with Action Bronson and has plans to further collaborate.
Friday, April 27, 2012
BRAND NEW TRACK ''DAUGHTERS'' BY NAS. BEAT IS PRODUCED BY NO I.D. ENJOY!!!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Audio: Suge Knight Threatens To "Beat The Dog Sh*t" Out Of Rick Ross Because Of The Song 'Tupac Back' & His Association With Diddy *UPDATE*
Audio: Is Nicki Minaj Leaving The Rap Game? The Young Money Star Says It's A Possibility Following The Poor Response To 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded'
N.O.R.E. links up with Styles P and Raekwon for the official video to "Google That," off of his new Crack On Steroids mixtape.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Rap fans get another Top 10 debut, and Snoop Dogg vaporizes his way onto the charts with his first digital project and his first EP, in honor of 4/20. There were two debut appearances on the charts this week. Most notably, Decatur, Georgia rapper Future's debut Pluto scored a Top 10. This was a breakthrough 12 months for the Dungeon Family affiliate and Epic Records sensation. With the unofficial marijuana-smokers holiday of April 20 (4/20), Snoop Dogg's themed-EP is the third project appearance for the 1990s superstar in the last three years. Future's Pluto Debut Scores A Top 10 On The Charts Twenty-two year-old Future had an impressive first week with Pluto. The Epic/A1 Records release sold over 40,000 units to land a #8 debut. The first studio project from the cousin of Organized Noize co-founder Rico Wade features Drake, T.I. and Snoop Dogg. In addition to Organized, production comes courtesy of Juicy J, DJ Pharris and Mike Will. The commercial success comes after mixed reviews, including a 2 out of 5 on HipHopDX.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Watch Beats Rhymes & Life The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest online - on 1Channel | LetMeWatchThis Release Date Available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download! Genre Hip-Hop Documentary Studio Sony Pictures Classics Plot Outline Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the Queens NY collective known as A TRIBE CALLED QUEST have kept a generation hungry for more of their groundbreaking music since their much publicized breakup in 1998. Acclaimed actor Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows the band to this day, and explores what’s next for what many claim are the pioneers of alternative rap in his feature directorial debut, BEATS RHYMES AND LIFE: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest. Awards LA Film Festival-Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature Starring A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, The Roots, Pharell Williams, Nas, Mos Def, Ludacris, Beastie Boys, Mary J. Blige, Monie Love, Busta Rhymes, Pete Rock, Common, Large Professor, The Jungle Brothers, Kanye West and many more... Directed By Michael Rapaport Produced By Ed Parks, Frank Mele, Eric Matthies, Robert Benavides, Debra Koffler
Sunday, April 22, 2012
written by Kevin Akat If you are an indie artist and… Your goal is to get to 2,000 Facebook fans…STOP! Your goal is to get 1,000 Twitter followers…STOP! Your goal is to SELL 100 ITunes songs…STOP! Did that get your attention? K good… The goals I most commonly see growing bands and artists shoot for are QUANTITY based. In other words, the more followers I get, the more popular I am…STOP! Your goal should not be about QUANTITY fans, but QUALITY of fans. I’d much rather have 20 die-hard fans than 200 fans that just clicked “like” on my FB page and ignore my posts. Why? These 20 die-hard fans will • Tell everyone they know about you • Try to influence others to like you • Spend $ for almost every concert you show • Purchase merchandise • Buy the albums simply to buy support you And most importantly, they are COMMITTED to you. The more commitment a fan has to you and your music, the more valuable the fan is both in terms of profitability and long-term success of your musical career. Thus, the key to successfully growing your name is NOT trying to send all your friends Facebook invites and getting as much “exposure” as possible, but to cultivate a small group of true fans and grow it that way. I was talking to a growing and very promising band called Face The King from Long Island (btw, they are freaking AWESOME, check them out!) and they have a crowd of die-hard fans they call their “Supers”. “Supers” are the fans who I described above…they spread the word about you, buy everything you sell and support you in every way possible. THAT needs to be your goal. Build personal relationships with your fans who are interested in you. Make it a goal to go QUALITY OVER QUANTITY and forget about how many “Likes” you have. How To Gain “Super Fans” As with building any relationship between 2 people, it takes conversation, communication and engaging the other person to build a relationship. So, talk to your fan base, communicate, spend the time to engage them and interest them. Let them get the chance to build a personal relationship with you. • Use Live Shows as a networking event rather than just playing music (Although you want to put on a kick-ass show too!) • Use Twitter to start a conversation with your fans, not sell them music • Use Skype to talk WITH your fans, not YouTube to talk AT them • Use Facebook to recognize loyal fans for their support, not to ask for support from uncommitted fans • Your Merch is not just a shirt. Make it represents something of meaning and importance to your fans Think of it this way… The more time you spend talking, interacting and conversating (I made up the word “conversating”, it is now a word lol) with someone, the more committed they are to helping you out. Therefore, the more time you spend conversating, interacting and talking personally with your fans, the more committed they will be to help you out…whether that be by going to your shows, spreading the word about you or just supporting you in general. I’m sure many of you do some of the stuff I’m suggesting here, but the key to this is consistency and straying away from “Sale-sy” Tweets & FB posts. Do this all the time and make it one of your primary goals. Here are some ways to communicate and build relationships with your fan base: • Take a lot of time to talk to your fans before and after the show. Music is cool to talk about, but get to know that fan on a personal level as much as possible. Even exchanging phone numbers with people who you think will really support you can go a long way and make that fan feel special • Identify the people that really, genuinely love what you do, support you and make them feel special. Aside from exchanging phone numbers, leave personal voicemails & e-mails informing them on upcoming events. Also, take the time to know these people on an individual level • Recognize your fans on stage. Every once and while when there’s a large enough crowd, give a personal shout-out to a list of fans who normally support you • Ask for feedback on music you are working on and ask for suggestions. Let the fans know they are being listened to and that their input is being considered • Know your audience: If your audience is 16 year old girls from the burbs, make songs that they can relate to. Making songs about ghetto-thug life may not be as relatable • Recognize. Recognize. Recognize. People love to be recognized. When fans who may not be die-hards see that die-hard fans are constantly getting “shout-outs”, it is incentive to support in hopes they can get a shot-out. You can recognize people by sending personal e-mails/thank you cards, FB status/Tweets, Let them be in your music video, give-away, free backstage pass, shout outs at the show etc. Get creative in how to recognize true support! • Video/IM Chat after a show. There may be services out there that can help you do a Group Chat (Google+) or there might be something cooler to use on the horizon • Stand for something or represent something that is more than music and keep a consistent message. o Tupac = The Struggle of Ghetto Life o Nsync = Love & Heartbreak o Rage Against the Machine = Fight for Freedom o Lady Gaga = Being an Individual/Unique Develop a brand your audience can identify with and relate to and BE CONSISTENT. Do not send mixed messages. The more you can relate to the problems, concerns, desires or feelings of your audience, that’s a way to build a relationship. Study Tech N9ne & Strange Music, they have MASTERED this! They are synonymous with CHANGING THE INDUSTRY!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
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Saturday, April 7, 2012
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