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Feature with Chicago’s Wild Beats Team, Gwop, J-Lie and Waka Flocka

Today we’re speaking with the very popular Wild Beats Team, long time Chicago-based production company who have produced tracks for artists such as Juelz Santana, Bo Deal, The Cool Kids, Mikkey Halsted, GLC, Shiest Bubz, Skull Gang, Eryka Kane, Sly Polaroid, Bump J, Twone Gabz, Big T, Byrd Davis, BXC, Parkay, Cap One, Skooda Chose...

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Exclusive interview with nerdcore indie rapper MC Sykosis

Today we have an exclusive interview with MC Sykosis. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions. I liked both your delivery and the production, which seems to cover a bunch of electronic and bass/hip hop genres. Tell us about your music and any new releases. Thanks for the compliment! My music, in my opinion, has evolved immensely...

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A.L.Beatz releases “Go-Go-Girl”, hip hop and pop from Dallas, Texas

A.L.Beatz, also known as A.L.B, an up-and-coming hip hop/r & b/pop solo artist comes to us all the way from Dallas, Texas with one of his newly mastered club-ready creations, “Go-Go-Girl”. The man behind this project, Antonial Barnes, honed his skills by singing in the local church choir, a move that definitely seems to have...

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Jay-Z releases new track “Glory”, dedicates to newborn daughter

Superstar rapper Jay-Z released a new track today called “Glory“, and it’s dedicated to his and Beyonce’s newborn baby girl Blue Ivy Carter. An introspective and heartfelt track, Jay sounds overwhelmed and inspired in the best of ways here (as you’d expect), and it seems his skills are nowhere near ready to take a break...

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Black Nacirema deliver classic hip hop haters anthem with “The World Owes Me”

“This for all y’all who told me I’d fall.” The concept of revenge is popular, but even more popular is the concept of retribution by way of personal success.  Instead of going after your opponent, you just rise on your own terms, thus proving them wrong. This way, those who doubted you are taught a...

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Baltimore rapper TestMe shows skill with “Party Time”

Baltimore rapper TestMe has definitely made a lot of headway in getting his name out there. Rapping since the early age of 12, he has already released a total of 4 mixtapes, as well as two singles “What It Is” and “Waiting On You” achieving some mainstream/radio success. He’s also been included in some impressive...

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The Board of Education joins the new hip hop movement

Hip hop duo The Board of Education takes cues from both the old school and the new school in their impressive track (and video) “Expectations”. Ryan Teodoro and Darryl Watson contribute to this up-and-coming project that seems to be overflowing with potential. DIY to it’s core, they’re releasing their art the way they want to, just like...

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DJ Black Panther Unleases Hip Hop Opus With “Soul Eater”

Black Panther is an example of an indie artist who has gained a massive following through (he has almost 11,000 Twitter fans) hard work, viral marketing and music worthy of any loud stereo system. His new release “Soul Eater” is an absolute opus of dark, conscious hip hop and soul music. A concept album, “Soul...

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Balliztic’s “Confessions” mixtape for fans of ASAP Rocky and Lil Wayne

A critical aspect of hip hop culture is mixtapes, which can launch an artist to success by virally spreading their music “free of charge”, the preferred modern method of distribution.  Juicy J, ASAP Rocky, Big Krit, Maffew Ragazino and Domo Genesis are just a few of the hip hop artists who have released mixtapes recently and...

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Kronstudios releases Drake-inspired hip hop anthem “Dream”

Hip hop/r & b trio Kronstudios, from Kingston, Washington, is truly a family affair. Made up of two brothers who go by the aliases Kron Ron and Brotherman, and their sister Gela, the project has been going strong since 1997. That takes a lot of dedication, smarts, or possibly insanity, and that’s exactly what I like...

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Rick Rollin Has Chuck Sheen Swag And So Can You – The Interview

I respect any artist who embraces the entrepreneurial spirit and puts effort into promoting themselves. Recently I had the chance to check out the catchy “Chuck Sheen Swag” by Green Thumb Project and was surprised at the number of Youtube views it had gained (over 100,000). Read my article on controversy in music marketing for...

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