Indy Hip Hop World

"A setback is just a setup for a comeback." --from Bebe Moore Campbell's "72 Hour Hold"

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hip Hop From SoundCloud :: DJFAbb

If you haven't checked out SoundCloud, jump on it. It's a music/audio sharing site w/all kinds of goodies; freebies to be exact.

I like SoundCloud because you can search for the genre of music that you like as well as customize the audio player if you embed SoundCloud files to your blog or website. Those are little things, but little things make the world go round, right?

Movin right along ... if you upload music or audio files, they give you:
  • a limited amount of FREE space; which is a good amount
  • stats on who's listening to your files
  • the ability to add a Creative Commons license
  • the ability to allow people to download your files
  • People can comment in the timeline of the track
  • You get a direct link to the track
  • All kinda apps so that you're not stuck just using the web interface
I could go on, but you get the point. And I'm not getting paid to speak for this site. I just like what they're doing.

For those of you who are trying to get put on, this is your spot. For those who want to explore, they have a diverse palette for you (and not just music).

For this post, I was diggin DJFabb. This is a nice basic jam, but he hooks it up. I don't know how I feel about that "Pants on the Ground" near the end of the track; well, actually, I do know how I feel about it ... DJFabb loses some points on that, but this is nice.

Time to catch some beats and rhymes hip hoppers. You know how we do it ... kfox.

Hip Hop by DJFABB

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Monday, January 17, 2011

The Hip-Hop Word Count: A Searchable Rap Almanac

Hip hop is so many things to so many people, but undeniably, hip hop is about the lyrics. I mean, that's how hip hop got on the map, right? It was the Sugarhill Gang's verses over Chic's "Good Times" that got noticed on "Rapper's Delight"...

We could debate this point, but my main point for this blog post is a project called the Hip Hop Word Count. Love this idea: a searchable database of words, phrases, places, things, etc from hip hop lyrics dating back to 1979.

If you like this idea, this project is seeking some funding. Support somebody's dream today!

I can't imagine the first word that you'll search out hip hoppers, but I'm smh. kfox.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

CMJ Year End Hip Hop Chart :: 2010

I kinda like the year end charts to give me a chance to know exactly what kind of a slug I am. I mean, who can keep up w/all of the entertainment that's available these days? Why would you even try?

On any given day, I know that I'm missing out on a ton of good music, movies, books and a shitload of really good articles.

Nevermind all of that though and back to how behind I am on consuming hip hop. Notice how I did not say purchasing anything? Who does that? Okay, so, we all have to buy something every now and again ... but, my point is that my music consumption is all digital these days and it's usually a free download somewhere (and, I should add, legal). I'm thinking you're nearly in the same boat as me, huh?

So s/o to CMJ for compling the year end list for 2010. I have at least 3 of the top 15 on the Hip Hop Chart. And I'm feelin good about that. Because those three are:
  • Murs and Ninth Wonder "Fornever"
  • The Roots "How I Got Over"
  • Wu-Tang Klan "Return of the Wu and Friends"
So here's part of the list (see below). Get the full CMJ Year End Hip Hop Chart for 2010 along w/all of their other charts.

It's no competition, but how much of a slug are you hip hoppers? Slackin, schemin and dreamin. kfox.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Top Indy Hip Hop World Blog Posts :: 2010

Top Indy Hip Hop World Blog Posts :: 2010 (according to Google Analytics)

Another year and another set of Indy Hip Hop World blog posts. I've never pulled up the annual stats from Google Analytics. But it's not too late to do that, right? So I'm on it.

Here's the Top 3 Indy Hip Hop World blog posts from 2010:

Originally posted on July 29, 2010

Originally posted on April 7, 2008

Originally posted in March, 2007

So hip hoppers, here's to another year. Let's do this. kfox.

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

VIDEO: The Roots "The Christmas Song"

VIDEO: The Roots "The Christmas Song"

Oh, whatever ... so what if it's a few weeks past Christmas and I'm just now seeing this vid. Stop Scroogin on me!

But seriously, I'm diggin this vid and the song, however, I keep waiting for them to break out in the true spirit of The Roots and make it funky.

Happy New Year hip hoppers. kfox.

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