Indy Hip Hop World

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Getting Up-to-Date on Indy Hip Hop Music

In my effort to sort of get up-to-date on indy hip hop music, I've been quickly perusing several sites. Of course, I've been reviewing email messages along w/tweets to @IndyHipHopWorld.

Here are the sites that I've checked out:
Audible Treats

But I also bounced over to (using the Pulse app on the iPad):
Word Is Bond
Wax Poetics
We've Got Jazz
Indie Hip Hop Blog
The Couch Sessions

Finally, the college kids are really good at spotting good, new music, so I popped over to see the CMJ (College Music Journal) hip hop chart. Here's the CMJ Hip Hop Top 10:

Shabazz Palaces (image borrowed from

      ARTIST "Title" (label)
1.   SHABAZZ PALACES "Black Up" (Sub Pop)
2.   GRIEVES "Together/Apart" (Rhymesayers)
3.   ANIMAL FARM "Culture Shock" (Focused Noise)
4.   WILEY "100 Percent Publishing" (Big Dada)
5.   WUGAZI "13 Chambers" (Self Released)
6.   PLAYDOUGH "Hotdoggin'" (Writer Dye)
7.   THEOPHILUS LONDON "Timez Are Weird These Days" (Reprise)
8.   SOLE AND THE SKYRIDER BAND "Hello Cruel World" (Fake Four)
9.   HAIL MARY MALLON "Are You Gonna Eat That?" (Rhymesayers)
10. POTLUCK "Rhymes And Resin: (Suburban Noize)

Alright hip hoppers, there's homework to do, so get to gettin. kfox.

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