May 18, 2011
DOWNLOAD PLEASE LISTEN TO MY DEMOS VOL. 1 MIXTAPE,
PRESENTED BY HiPNOTT RECORDS, UNIQUE SQUARED, DUBCNN
AND MIXED BY DJ MARK-1
For Immediate Release: May 18, 2011
In promotion for the upcoming music documentary, DEMOS: An Independent Artist’s Guide To Success, we hosted a contest for independent artists to submit their “demo” for a chance to have their music included in our upcoming promotional mixtapes. Over 150 submissions were received and 36 artists won a spot. In addition, one track in particular won us over so much that we asked to have that song be included in the film’s official soundtrack (due later this year). Congratulations to Jacy Elizabeth for winning us over!
Please Listen To My DEMOS Volume 1, presented by HiPNOTT Records, Unique Squared and DubCNN, is mixed by DJ Mark-1 and features 18 of the 36 winners from the first leg …
May 16, 2011
The winners to Kevin Nottingham’s ‘Please Listen To My Demos Mixtape Contest‘ have now been announced!
DEMOS is a documentary film intended to educate and inspire emerging music artists by providing insight on ways to establish and further their careers. Narrated by Grammy award-winning hip hop poet J Ivy, DEMOS features an eclectic mix of industry veterans, established artists such as Talib Kweli, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, DJ Quik, Naughty by Nature, Mac 10, Marley Marl, Rapper Big Pooh, Da Beatminerz, Jean Grae, Statik Selektah, DJ Rhettmatic, Shyheim, Dwele, and up-and-coming artists like Mac Miller, J Davey, Wax, and Dumbfoundead.
With 150+ entries, submissions were broken down to 36 demos that were deemed good enough to make it on the mixtape. The 36 will be split into two volumes, with …
January 19, 2011
Ok, Ok, Ok!!! Wildstyle, Breakin’, Graffiti Rock, Beat Street… were just a few to capture the Hip-Hop culture on the “Big Screen” in it’s early stages, but who are Atlanta’s starring crew? I mean who are the people that keep Atlanta’s Indie scene alive from day to day? You know the “go-getters” and “trendsetters” of the different tiers and facets of our beloved local Hip-Hop scene? I decided to put my money and time, where my heart was and honor these people by presenting them with award plaques and throwing a show called “My brother’s Keeper” . Tag teaming w/ the “Temple of Hip-Hop’s” own Minister Server and bringing the legendary “Cold Crush Brothers” for “MBK” show #2. Show #1 was thrown in 2008 at Atlanta’s own Apache cafe. S/O to Unique Squared for sponsoring part of this historical 2010 event… “And the winners are”… Enjoy!!!
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER 2010 …
December 1, 2010
I was doing some research on emceeing, rapping… you know the art of rhyming, and stumbled across a surprising fact: Females in Hip-Hop are truly hardly ever mentioned. As I noticed this, I began to wonder “Why?”. I mean, talents like Dj Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Frosty Freeze and Lee Quinones did have counterparts like Sha Rock, Lisa Lee, Lady Pink, Dj Spinderella and so on. So, I decided to take the time out to introduce you all to 10 of Atlanta’s most influential Women in Hip-Hop. This particular post will be broken down into 2 parts, consisting of 5 very versatile and diverse women per post. Enjoy!!!
1. StaHHr (Emcee/Crochet Designer)
StaHHr is a true powerhouse MC who was born in Memphis and raised in Atlanta. She has shared stages, ciphers, and/or studio time with the likes of Del, MF Doom, KRSONE, John Robinson, Lewis Parker, Luciano, Amiri Baraka, …