Indy Hip Hop World

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

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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Monday, August 22, 2011

Breakdancing and Street Art in Barcelona

Breakdancing and Street Art in Barcelona

I rarely do a blog post on Indy Hip Hop World AND my Radiogirl Blog, but here's a topic that's relevant to both blogs: breakdancing! And frankly, I'm strapped for time and wanted to get some fresh content up in here.

My recent trip to Barcelona and Madrid confirmed for me just how global hip hop is: the favor and vibe is everywhere and thankfully, it's not just that watered down, commercial ish that's saturating the market.

So peep this breakdancing team (along with a few pics of some street art) in this slideshow. Unfortunately, there's no music, so cut me some slack hip hoppers. kfox.

Breakdancing and Street Art in Barcelona Slideshow full view

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Monday, August 01, 2011

FREE MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD: DJ House Shoes presents "Rappin"

I haven't had a chance to listen to this yet, but I thought I'd pass it along to you guys anyway. 

Let me know if it's ah-ight and what not hip hoppers. kfox.

DJ House Shoes presents Rapping With Paul White - The Mixtape