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The 5 Most Significant Self-Released Albums

The goal at I.M.P. is to pull the quality musicians crawling through the muck of self-promotion up to the surface. With the Internet behemoth at full roar, sharing music, singles, experiments, full albums, is as easy as the click clack of a keyboard. An artist can record something into the head of a microphone, compress...

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Twerking, Miley Cyrus, And How The Music Media Became Gossip Rags

Are you online looking for something interesting, newsworthy, inspirational, or merely useful in some way in the music media? You may be looking for a long time, because, well, those things are hidden beneath other, more pressing matters. If you’ve read Ryan Holiday’s book “Trust Me, I’m Lying”, you’d be familiar with the fact that...

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Montana Maxx: Detroit’s Dirtworker

On “City Of Gods,” off the mixtape, KingMi, from Montana Maxx (or Mt. Maxx), the Detroit rapper explains, “I’m from a city where it’s god this and god that / but when we hungry it’s sell this or rob that.” No flash. No champagne. Just real life in America’s currently most disheveled city. On the...

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T.O.N.E-z is taking the hip hop world by storm

The hip hop world is a challenging place to create a buzz, but hard work, honest lyrics, an Emmy nomination and a staggeringly good flow have created massive word-of-mouth excitement surrounding New York hip hop artist  T.O.N.E.Z. This man has a LOT of people talking about him at the moment, and once the viral meme...

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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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Jon Prophet Preaches To The Rock N Roll Choir

Recently I had the chance to speak with a very driven artist who has crafted his own intelligent and unique brand of rock n’ roll. In fact, he seems to share some of the same inclusive ideas as my own on the subject. I’m excited to introduce you to an artist you’ll no doubt be...

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