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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North Carolina Rhyme fanatic Itz Prof is back with a series of explosive music video releases. For years, the enigmatic wordsmith has been turning heads in the Hip-Hop circuit with his dynamic delivery and witty wordplay. His music takes you on an introspective journey and forces you to see the world as a whole – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Authenticity is the key to Itz Prof’s success. He doesn’t create cookie cutter radio songs. Instead, he concentrates on producing passionate songs from his heart and soul. With his city behind him, Itz Prof is ready to become a nationwide contender in the Rap game.
His philosophy is “live life to the fullest with positive vibes only.” That energy is reflected in his compositions. Itz Prof is Rap’s renaissance man. He’s on a mission to out work and out think the competition. Hence, he has flooded the marketplace with a bevy of top notch visuals. The buzzing rap renegade unveiled his cinematic music video “My Vision” featuring Cash Money’s Caskey.
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Teenage phenom King B most certainly had a breakout year in 2017, having collaborated with the likes of Rich The Kid, Blac Youngsta and several others. This along with the fact that he has been featured on some of the top platforms on the web and his Surrounded By Hate project was very well received. Now with his fanbase steadily rising, the 18-year-old St. Louis native looks to up the ante in 2018. Known for hook-based songwriting abilities, King B takes another route this time, highlighting his lyricism in the remix to Tee Grizzley’s “Win.” On the track, he effortlessly rhymes over the synth-based instrumental.
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Dope DJ grabs super producer Supreme Creme to create a masterpiece called “100.000.” The Atlanta, GA heavy spitter has a project coming which is called “Woldwide Dope” and this is the first single off the project. Click the play button right now to hear greatness.
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Illtalian is an award-winning rapper from Hawaii of Italian and Filipino descent. His music has been featured on some of the biggest music sites in the world, including Rapzilla, z180 Radio, and New H20, and has been played on radio stations ranging from Hawaii to the United Kingdom. IHH got with him to talk about his recent album release, Makana, dedicated to his friend who was killed in a car crash in 2016.
IHH: So how did you get started as a rapper and what artists inspired you?
Illtalian: Well, I was a relatively late comer into the world of Hip Hop, believe it or not. It wasn’t until middle school that I even began to listen semi-regularly to rap. My dad bought me a compilation CD of all sorts of different Christian rappers one day, and I discovered KJ52, who was the first rapper I ever connected to. He was young and Italian (like me) and a Christian and funny and I actually felt like he and I might have something in common, and that made his music more appealing to me. From there it was Eminem and Tupac and Black Star and Lecrae and by 15, I was already rapping along to most of their songs. So when my friend, another rapper, asked me to enter the school talent show and rap with him, there was no hesitation. And even though we lost (we came in dead last, ha!) the adrenaline was addicting. I couldn’t go back, and I didn’t want to, so I became a rapper. The rest, as they say, is history.
IHH: What’s the hip hop scene like in Hawaii and is there strong support for the culture there?
Illtalian: Well, yes and no. There is a small but vibrant Hip Hop community in Hawaii, and that subculture is …read more
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Helmed by CEO Nitt Da Gritt, RGF Productions has been a mainstay in the Hip Hop scene for the past several years with breakout music superstar Fetty Wap. For all of his massive mainstream success, Remy Boy Monty has also made a name for himself, also releasing notable hits. As of late, RGF has shined the spotlight on their emerging acts, namely the duo known as Guwii Kidz, who recently released their single “Please Don’t Call Me,” featuring Fetty Wap at the tail end of 2018.
Now, with the new year in full swing, RGF Productions brings 4K Tay to the forefront. Having been earning his stripes amongst the collective for some time now, the newcomer is ready for his time in the spotlight. This comes in the form of his debut project No Rap Cap, which was premiered by HotNewHipHop. The 15-track project features guest appearances by his RGF brethren including Fetty Wap. Speaking with HNHH, 4K Tay shared that maintaining authencity was the inspiration behind this tape, sharing: “I really wasn’t going to take rap serious. I’m hearing these rap songs everyday and these dudes are rapping [about] my life and I know for a fact some of them are lying. Thats where the No Rap Cap shit comes about. Cause the shit i’m talking about, i’m speaking all facts. I’m giving to them folks like that.”
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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.
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.
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Tim Maiden returns bringing a brilliant visual to “So Far Gone.” The track itself has been gaining a buzz on Spotify, with over 50K plays and featured on playlists like Earmilk’s “Throughout”and “Fresh Finds”. The Brooklyn/LA singer puts fans in mind of a James Blake, with a mild soulful R&B, yet indie alternative vibe. This past month, he’s been on sites like Purple Melon, Tune Collective, GoodMusicAllDay and a host of others.
Check it out above.
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Harlem Songstress, Shelby Ellimac released her new promotional single “Takeover.” The catchy track is a salute to “Curvaceous Women” all over the world as well as the amazing qualities they possess. The inspiration for the song is to uplift and empower women of all shapes and sizes to love themselves and embrace being comfortable in their own skin. You are all beautiful in your own unique way, do not let anyone tell you different! If you ever thought Shelby is ashamed of her frame, you better think again!
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