Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Acapella Tuesdays - August 19, 2014 - Week 7

Who Needs Beats, When You Have Bars

I created #AcapellaTuesdays as another way I can help artists get more exposure. If the movement goes as planned, everyone that participates will gain more listens, likes, comments, and because of that, more fans. I can only do so much on my end (gather the acapellas in one place and promote them.) What I need from you, is to drop an acapella every Tuesday and join in. You can join in by listening and commenting on the other participants tracks. The only way this movement will work is if there is give and take. Please don't participate if you are just looking to share your music and not others. This can also work as another way for you to meet new artists and potentially collaborate. So help me, help you.

August 19 (Week 7)

Scott Clazy


MC Genesis


Cinco


BKnitts


Eske


Sam Lang


King Kalie




Remember to tweet your weekly acapella using the hashtag #AcapellaTuesdays. If you don't have Twitter please inbox me on Facebook at Facebook.com/UpcomingHipHop


Listen to past #AcapellaTuesdays
August 12
August 5
July 29
July 22
July 15

Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Justin Bieber Rapper Sh*t" Music Video - Cal Scruby

"Justin Bieber Rapper Sh*t"
Cal Scruby
Music Video


Great new track and visuals (directed by Mike Ho) from Cal Scruby in his newest release. He is definitely one of the top artists on the come up from Ohio. He has progressed so much in the last 2 years musically and professionally. Can't wait to see what is next from this kid.

Twitter.com/calscruby

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Interview with 4ourty8



Zaquan '4ourty8' Nelson, 21 (born 2.12.93) was raised in Waterbury, CT. The name 4ourty8 comes from a tragical loss he experienced. He lost his mother "Sharon Mazon Nelson" February 4, 2008 due to cancer & her burial was on February 8, 2008. This was a tough loss but within in that he made a promise to his mom that he vows to keep. Be Great & Never Give Up on his dream. 4ourty8 has been making music for most of his life. At first, he started with poetry & then became a good writer so with his love for music it made it only right to begin recording studio records. He started recording & engineering his own songs which immediately gave him the confidence that he could make good music and was great at it because it came so natural. He then set out to find that special sound of music that the industry seems to lack. 4ourty8 represents a thriving youth and he has set out to help instill the morals and values of living a better quality of life & doing the right thing for your self and others thru his music.  Now currently paying close attention to his social network following understanding that this is one of the major keys to the game. You can find his music and more about him by searching 4ourty8 on Twitter, Instagram, Sound Cloud, & Youtube. 4ourty8 continues to grow daily, musically & mentally, but the greatest has yet to come.

Who do you think is the hottest Hip Hop artist this year so far?
"Well, I don't really listen to too many artist but to me its obvious whose the hottest in the game & I would say Drake because of consistency."

What do you want your fans to take from your music?
"Motivation and Inspiration, when you have nothing its not the end of the world, you still have faith."

What is your favorite part of making music?
"The reaction, I love when people get the message from my songs."

What does it feel like to finally release a project that you have been working on for so long?
"Relieving, I've been working on this project for almost 2 years. Now that its finally finish, I can give it to the people & see how they feel about it."



What was your first Hip Hop CD? 
"Kiss The Game Goodbye. I liked a couple rappers before Jada but when I heard Jada rap it made me realize Hip Hop was more than music, its our culture."

If you could work with any producer, who would it be?
"Harry Fraud, Kanye West or Pharell"

What would you describe your life up 2 today in 5 words?
"Embrace your struggle through faith."

What does it mean to you to really work for your success?
"It means everything. Nothing was ever handed to me cause I never wanted it to be, I won't accept it."

What can we expect next from you?
"Nothing but good music, that's what I'm all about. I just want to be great and focus on what needs to be focused on, build my craft and keep getting bigger."

Why is your name 4ourty8?
"It came from First 48, which came from me always being up late. But I wanted to be more as an artist & I figured my name being First 48 would limit me on a few levels. So, I figured that I should dig deep and really get a better meaning for my name & for what my business would represent. " 4ourty8 " came from my mother's deceased date (02/04/2008) that happened 8days before my birthday (02/12/93)."

Why is your mixtape called Swim or Drown?
"It just represents the struggle and at the same time its motivational. I look at life this way, sort of a life or death type thing."



FOR ALL BOOKING, INTERVIEWS, FEATURES & SERIOUS INQUIRIES CONTACT 4OURTY8MUSIC@GMAIL.COM OR 757-615-6836 DIRECTLY.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Acapella Tuesdays - August 19, 2014

Who Needs Beats, When You Have Bars

I just want to say thank you to everyone that dropped something this week. Hope to see you and your friends back next week!


August 19 (Week 7)

Sam Lang


Scott Clazy


Cinco


Eske


Slugo Degroat


King Kalie



BKnitts


Chocolate Brown


MC Genesis




Remember to tweet your weekly acapella using the hashtag #AcapellaTuesdays. If you don't have Twitter please inbox me on Facebook at Facebook.com/UpcomingHipHop


Listen to past #AcapellaTuesdays
August 12
August 5
July 29
July 22
July 15

Monday, August 18, 2014

Free $50 iTunes Giftcard & UHH Giftpack

Click here to enter: http://tinyurl.com/nb4feta

I feel like I need to start giving back to my fans and what's better than giving away free music. All you have to do is Like the Upcoming Hip Hop Facebook Page or Follow us the UHH Twitter or Tweet about the giveaway. Once you do any of those things go to the Facebook page and click on the 'giveaway' tab. It's very easy and will NOT post anything on your behalf. The winner will be chosen at random on August 31, 2014. I will be running giveaways every other month with different prizes. This months giveaway includes a $50 iTunes gift card and a UHH gift pack that includes free CDs, stickers, buttons, etc. 



"Zonin'" Instrumental - hunkE

"Zonin'" Instrumental
hunkE


This instrumental from hunkE is free for promotional use. 

Facebook.com/hunkE


Thursday, August 14, 2014

"Live This" - SonReal feat. Madchild

"Live This"
SonReal feat. Madchild
Audio


"Live This" is SonReal's 2nd official release since his most recent project, One Long Day. It isn't surprising that he teamed up with Madchild for a track since he appeared in SonReal's "Every Where We Go" Music Video. I recently met SonReal at his show in New York City in July and he is one humble dude. He really impressed me by how much fun he was having on stage. I love to see passion in artists while they are on stage and I saw that in SonReal. Very excited to see what is next for this Canadian artist.