Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"May 10th, 2012" - QuESt

"May 10th, 2012"
(Prod. by 6ix)
Searching Sylvan 9-2-14
QuESt has been quietly working on his debut album for a few years now and is ready to tell the world his story. QuESt has built a small but strong fan base with the help of his indie record label, Visionary Music Group. QuESt really wants you to listen to his upcoming project, Searching Sylvan, because he tells his life story. I always like it when artists tell stories of what got them to where they are today because they are real and shape your style. So be ready on September 9th.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"Get Focused" Music Video - Dom Chronicles

"Get Focused"
Dom Chronicles
Music Video
"Get Focused" is Dom Chronicles' first visual since the release of his most recent project, Atoms, which is available on iTunes and Amazon. I have always been a supporter of Indyground ever since I met Steddy P and DJ Mahf back in 2010. Their focus on good music as well as being independent should be respected by fellow artists and producers. 

"Action Figures" Music Video - Sam Lachow Feat. Gifted Gab & Mario Sweet

"Action Figures"
Sam Lachow Feat. Gifted Gab & Mario Sweet
Music Video
Sam Lachow released a new single on July 17th with an accompanying  music video off his upcoming project, Huckleberry. The Seattle based rapper raised more than his goal for his album via his Kickstarter project over the past few months. Lachow has created a very committed and excited fan base over the last 5 years because he doesn't disappoint when he releases new music. I can only assume his new album, Huckleberry, will not disappoint.

"Tread Lightly" Music Video - Chris Webby feat. Apathy

"Tread Lightly"
Chris Webby feat. Apathy
Music Video
Chris Webby links up with another Connecticut veteran in "Tread Lightly," his newest visual off his most recent tape, The Checkup. Webby has been staying fairly quite lately because he has been hard at work in the studio working on his 2nd official album, Chemically Imbalanced, which is due out later this year. I have been a fan of Webby going on 4 years now and he has had his ups and downs while he tries to find his sound and solidify himself in the Hip Hop industry. I am excited to see what is next.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

#AcapellaTuesday - July 15

Who Needs Beats, When You Have Bars

Join the movement by releasing an Acapella on any Tuesday and tweeting it using the hashtag #AcapellaTuesday

My goal is to create a network of artists that support each other and can help bring views, comments, and downloads to everyone that participates. 

July 15

Sam Lang


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Renaissance 2014" - The Infamous DKMTR

"Renaissance 2014"
The Infamous DKMTR
Brand new unreleased recording from The Infamous DKMTR from Brooklyn, NY. Catch him freestylin' off the lid on the "Renaissance Rap" instrumental. This routine exercise for the upcoming artist and is just a warm up for the fall, when he has more music coming out. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Three H’s to Success in the Hip Hop Industry

Written by: Ben Grotzke

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk to with Mr. Easterling aka Tiger da Writer from MandT Consulting and he said you need to remember the Three H’s to success and they are Hot, Hungry, and Humble.  Let’s go in depth with the three H’s right now. 

Remember you are a role model for the people; they will look up to you and listen to you. When a fan tries to talk to you via social networking or at shows whether it be before or after the show talk to them even it’s for just a minute. You are an artist that does not mean you are of superiority over the fans and people that you come into contact with. We are all human and talking to them could make the difference in gaining more fans or losing fans. The artist cannot get caught up in the fame and glory, but always remember we all started somewhere. Say THANK YOU to your fans for buying your merchandise, apparel, music, tickets. They are the reason your shows have people. When they play your music they become part of your street team, and will be bringing more fans to you. 

Always are pushing yourself to be the best that you can be no matter what position you hold. Keep growing and learning and being able to achieve more than what others have said. Stay hungry don’t get full of yourself where you stop achieving your goals. As a hungry artist you will be always striving for more and spending money on your music instead of clothes and shoes. You will be having long nights and early mornings to get things done. As hungry artists you will not be able to settle for less. Often times a hungry artist priorities will be on spending hours upon hours in the studios and listening reviewing beats. 

Keep your talents fresh and leave the fans/supporters wanting more. If you do lame song after lame song your career will die out. If you put out hit after hit and your fan numbers keeps growing. Stay hot and don’t be a cookie cutter artist but pave your own lane. A hot artist is not one that sounds the same as everybody else but has their own unique sound. People don’t want the same thing over and over but new and fresh ideas. Your sound needs to be you and not what everybody else has. The artists need to be focused on changing the game. The hot artists rarely looks for the records but works on his craft to be the best artist he can be and the deals will come to him. 

Jon Dubb - "All About The Music" Music Video & Interview

"All About The Music"
Jon Dubb
Music Video

Jon Dubb is HIP HOP. His old school approach to 'rap' music is really refreshing in today's day and age. Hailing from New Jersey, Jon was influenced by music at a young age and starting creating music at the age of 15. He likes to release his pain of life struggles through his music in his lyric-heavy tracks. Jon Dubb's next project, The Leilana May Project, will not disappoint. Learn more about him and his new video "All About The Music" below.

Describe your life journey, up to today, in 5 words.
Unimaginable but blessed.

What do you think the difference between Hip-Hop and Rap is?
Hip Hop is a form of art. It comes from the heart. It’s real. Rap is something else entirely.  It’s what’s commerical. What is “perceived” to be Hip Hop. 

What does “It’s All About The Music” track mean to you?
Simplicity. Back to the roots. Back to where it wasn’t about the flash, cash and women. When it was about how good an MC could spit and not how much cash an MC could throw up. When it was legitimately “All About The Music”. 

In your newest video “It’s All About The Music “ you say “Hip Hop lives and breathes through me.” Break that down for me.
A lot of people believe Hip Hop to be a dying culture due to the avenues it has traveled on the last couple of years. Now, I’m not saying I’m the best in the business by any means or that I’m a saviour of Hip Hop or something... All I’m saving is that I breath Hip Hop. I believe I am what Hip Hop stands for. I have Hip Hops best interests in mind. I’m not here for money (all though I will not turn it down because we all have to live). That’s not what it’s about. It’s about touching lives through music. Influencing a single person through words in a postive way. 

Where was the “It’s All About The Music” Video shot?
“All About The Music” was shot in 3 different locations, all in Norfolk, VA.

Who is in last scene of the video with you?
Lol… That’s my heart. The reason behind why I do what I do. My baby girl, Leilana May.

What do you want your fans to take from your music?
Realness. Something they can relate to. My music is for the people. Not the rich, driving lambos, throwing money in the clubs people but the average everyday person like myself. 

What can your fans expect from you next?
I am currently working on my next album The Leilana May Project, that is scheduled to drop November 14th 2014. It’s a serious work of art featuring some of the most  talented artists and producers in the game right now including Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, DJ Hoppa, Passionate MC, Prince Ea, Nick Hubbell, Epsitra, Spittzwell and more. My labels lead producer (Nick Hubbell)  and I are also working on a local (Virginia/757) mixtape that we are looking to release in a few months. We have gathered the best that Hamptons Roads has to offer to put together a legit mixtape for the fans and also to showcase some of the local, unheard talent.