Building A Repertoire With Phenom

“From my experience, the best way to promote yourself as an artist is through personal connections. Before you ask a stranger to check out your music, you should get to know them a little. Introduce yourself....

Woman Allegedly Punched In Face By Chris Brown

Maybe phenom music artist Chris Brown's New Years resolution should be to stop being on the wrong side of accusations. A woman has surfaced claiming that Brown punched her in the face over the weekend at a priv...

Yump Daniels Returns To His Roots Of Genuine Hip Hop

"This indie wave is really good for that, creative control for the artist is the best thing for authentic music. The next step is for an indie label (Hopefully PeaceLife) to grind it out until it becomes major. When that starts happening, then that's when we s...

Hopsin Leaves Funk Volume Records

Hopsin is threatening to leave his Funk Volume label, due to issues with his business partner, Damien Ritter. The Los Angeles took to social media over the weekend, where he revealed problems with Ritter, wh...

Street Saavy Todd Faroe Face On Meeting Face To Face

“Social media is cool and can help you in some aspects, but nothing is better than actually going out into different areas of your city and meeting new people like they used to do back then. I bet that there ...

DSmith Finds Success By Staying In His Own Lane

“I am not a fan of most of today's music especially hip hop/rap. Everyone is following trends and the radio is filled with a lot of mediocre records about drug abuse, senseless violence, and reckless thought provoking garbage. I support the indie scene a lot...

How Rapper YS Builds A Fan Base

“Just being real with people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; showing them I'm just a regular person like them and my music is just another way to voice our struggle that we all go through daily...

Jus’ J Embarking On His Own Journey

“Research other artists’ journeys. I can't stress that enough. I don't mean their discography, I mean their story, what their ideology is. Get to know them best you can. Learn from their journey and hopefully...

The Poet’s Guide To Music

“First I always find the right melody and the right drums. That is the foundation for me when building a track. I don't like plain generic music. I try to find the right type of rhythm for my music. These are the steps that I go through when making music.” ...

Iggy Azalea’s Digital Diamond

If Christmas presents weren't enough, all of Iggy Azalea fans can sure rejoice again with the news she broke over the holiday weekend regarding her sophomore album titled Digital Diamond. The Aussie rapper t...

Watzreal The Artist Is Also The Fan

“The fans and artists in San Francisco are great. The artists are very supportive of each other. In the Bay Area, people don’t let their egos get the best of them preventing them for genuinely being fans of e...

Artist BhadWaiz Invests In His Brand To Grow His Influence

“The biggest challenge I face in this business is standing out and being heard. The music game is saturated with weak and dope artists and it's hard to stand out from that. From what I know, in order to stand out is with marketing and where there's marketing...

For Rob Carney The Key To Success Is To Have Fun

“My biggest piece of advice I would tell them is just to have fun no matter what the business brings. That's why we do this right? To have fun. Stay in touch with yourself and surround yourself with like-mind...

Roy Miller Creates His Own Lane To Avoid Fakes

“There's a lot of fakes in this industry who just want a quick buck. Advantage takers who try their hardest to throw a wrench in your tire. It makes it hard for many artists to get heard because of the wrong people. I advise my fellow artists to create your ...

How Key Artists Are Mike Crump’s Inspirations

“My biggest inspiration is Nas. The way he delivers a rap brings more visuals to my mind than anyone else I have ever listened to. I respect Future’s work ethic as well, you can tell he works hard on his craf...

J-Fuze Is Learning To Spread Knowledge To His Team

“Lack of support! Everyone can’t be the boss but wants to play the boss role. I have been learning a little of everything as far as graphic design, mixing and mastering, video production, etc … I will learn i...

Inspiration Goes Far Beyond Music For Chase Enriquez

“As a kid my biggest influences and inspirations ranged from Guns N Roses, Nas, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Big Pun, etc. The first music you're introduced to that blows your mind as a kid sticks with you forever. Today, Bernie Sanders inspires me greatly. So...

Just B. Polo On The Rise Of Long Island Hip Hop

“I come from a small town on Long Island. But Long Island as a whole has its ups and downs when it comes to music. A lot of hip hop legends came from the Island you know? De La Soul, Public Enemy, Rakim, so m...

40 Glocc Wins Judgement In Game Lawsuit

The sweet smell of victory and a great Christmas present. 40 Glocc has won with lawsuit against Game that award the rapper a $3,000 judgement for an altercation in 2012. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Susan Bruguera also found that Game committed batt...

Remember Kreayshawn? She’s Flat Broke

Breaking onto the scene in 2011 with the viral hit "Gucci Gucci," female rapper Kreayshawn is reportedly in financial troubles. The Bay Area rapper took to the twitter-sphere this week and claimed that the IRS ...

Music Reflects What NXICON Sees Out In The World Today

“The things that are going on right now. Mass shootings, racial profiling, brothers getting killed, and women too, by the police. Racism is the one thing that's going to destroy us all if it's not truly and f...

Putting In The Work Is What Channel Dark Prescribes To

“Work on it, even when you don't want to. Work on it until your brain doesn't feel right doing something else. From this moment forward you only have less time to make it happen; so dive into it. A wise man once said success comes knocking on your door when ...

Lupe Fiasco Now A Free Agent

Free agency in music can be just as lucrative as it is sports. And music artist Lupe Fiasco has obtained the desired status and has big plans for 2016 with the release of 3 albums. His last album under Atlantic...

Meek Mill Faces Jail Time

Meek Mill could face more time behind bars come February after being found guilty of probation violations on December 17, 2015. During the court hearing the Philly rapper took the stand and pleaded about his...

Overcoming Challenges Is Child’s Play For Tae Bleezie

“The greatest challenge I face in today's entertainment business is being a handicapped rapper with so much talent, but most people shy away because of people’s perception of what someone with a handicap is supposed to look and act like.” Check out the in...

QNA Is New York City’s Homegrown Band

“I love that it’s New York City. It’s kind of a cultural epicenter. There are always other good artists to draw inspiration from. But definitely one downside is that that big industry people seem very inacces...

Disagreement Between Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q

Lets face it, arguments, and even fights, will always break out between friends and family - especially if it's within a creative team. Word on the street has it that this may of happened within the TDE camp between Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q. The alleg...

Nate’$avage Knows How The Biz Works

“The streets dictate what you hear, not the suit and tie. That's why the big 3 are scrambling trying to make sure independent companies don't make it. For artists to be more a part of the future they need sta...