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Music news and reviews from the United States...features also the #rapratz cartoon by Funkworm of indiehiphop.net

[Rap Ratz] The Future of Hip Hop at Award Shows (#rapratz) @indiehiphop « The Urban Link

  With all of the recent nonsense which occurred at the BET Music Awards in Atlanta, this cartoon is probably one of the most relevant items discussing the future of rap music award shows!  I ...

Interview: Chuck D of Public Enemy is Still Shaking Up the Music Industry - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

CHUCK D CONTINUES TO LEAD THE CONVERGENCE OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY WITH THE LAUNCH OF DIGITAL DISTRIBUTOR, SPITdigital.

Battle Rappers Break Out from the Hip Hop Underground - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Battle rap is regaining its status as a recognized breeding ground for new hip hop talent. Grammy.com profiled one of the rising stars of underground hip hop, Iron Solomon.

Digital Music is Creating the New Music Industry Standard - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Major awards and sales certification organizations revamp their systems to recognize digital music releases. Both the Grammy Awards and RIAA institute digital music release qualification standards.

Hip Hop Still Impacting Music Worldwide - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Hip hop music, is here to stay and touching every phase of music...even country. Marketing companies worldwide seek the hottest hip-hop sounds for clients.

Freestyle Fridays Champ Continues His Climb in the Entertainment Industry Ranks - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Bigg Jigg's championship reign on BET 106 & Park "Freestyle Friday,s" earns him a syndicated radio show, brand new record label, and international exposure. Taking charge of his career and leveraging his success are keys to this artists continued climb.

Interview with Grammy Award winner Whitney Peyton - Topeka Music | Examiner.com

Whitney Peyton is a young female rapper from the suburbs of Philly generally appealing to a college-aged demographic. She has independently performed and collab

'Seize the Day' with R&B legend Karyn White - Topeka Music | Examiner.com

OH YES! The "Superwoman" Karyn White is back and better than ever with her new EP entitled “Carpe Diem” (English = Seize the Day).
After 14 years of spreading

Interview: Chicago hip hop artist Twone Gabz - Topeka Music | Examiner.com

“The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.” – Napoleon Hill
Those words are the motivation for Southside Chicago artist

Japanese Radio Impacts Urban Music - Topeka Music | Examiner.com

During its 11 years at #1 in the Japanese Urban radio market, Joint One Radio on Japan’s INTERFM 76.1 has garnered the trust and respect of record labels, major

Columbia Records Falls Flat w/ Kreayshawn Record Low Sales « Davey D's Hip Hop Corner-(The Blog)

About a year or so ago Columbia Records got wind of Kreayshawn and saw she had millions of hits via Youtube for her song Gucci Gucci.. They saw this Oakland based white girl as a major cash cow and...

Interview: Chuck D of Public Enemy is Still Shaking Up the Music Industry · jdobypr · Storify

Public Enemy released a double CD project this summer "Most Of My Heroes STILL Don't Appear on No Stamp" and The Evil Empire Of Everything" via their new imprint SPITdigital.

BET Awards violence spawns forward looking cartoon

Rap Ratz - I hope you wore clean drawers homie!@# Rap Ratz is the Hip Hop version of Doonesbury, created by Funkworm of indiehiphop.net I argue against the

Interview: Atlanta Hip Hop Trio EDUBB -- Party Hip Hop's New "Dream Team" - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Best known for their risqué brand of party music, EDUBB's global hits like "Whooty" and "Rainboots and a Thong," are coming up from the underground.

#Interview: Grammy Award Nominee and R&B Legend Karyn White - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

R&B superwoman Karyn White is back with her new album 'Carpe Diem" after 14 years of behind the scenes work, writing for others and successfully getting her daughter into college.

Interview: Stephen Beasley of the SbP Rock and Soul Experience - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com @thesbP

East Coast rock & soul artists sbP (The Stephen Beasley Project), released their freshman album "The Music of Transition" to rave reviews and gaining their first national magazine cover story via The Hype Magazine.

The No.1 DJ in Singapore, DJ JT launches New Website to Connect with Fans - CNN iReport

DJ JT, better known as “The Remix Master” has launched a new design for his website, dj-jt.com. The updated look and interactive features are designed to showcase his work while getting feedback from

Singapore’s DJ JT scores a new hit with remix of Ne-Yo’s ‘Let’s Go’ on Columbia Records | The Hype Magazine Blog

Singapore's DJ JT came through with a real gem with his remix of Ne-Yo's "Let's Go."  DJ JT is a Universal Records artist who specializes in all sorts

Grammy Award Nominee Frenchie Davis - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com

NBC's The Voice top-4 finalist Frenchie Davis turns her TV appearances into rocket fuel for her career. Landing a #3 Dance Chart hit on iTunes gained her massive LGBT support and national recognition.

Grammy Award Nominee and 'The Voice' Finalist Frenchie Davis - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com | Internet Billboards

Yahoo! Voices Exclusive Interview with Grammy Award Nominee and The Voice finalist Frenchie Davis

5 people who rock in their fields | Creative Ramblings

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The Hype Magazine Blog: STRIP | HAZEL E + SLIM THUG | Orbit Didit Films | Directors Cut - Official Video @Hazelebaby

New Music Video from Pop MC Hazel-E ft. Slim Thug - Strip |The Hype Magazine Blog

MediaPost Publications Yahoo Teams With Wenner Media 11/01/2012 | Internet Billboards

Yahoo! teams with Wenner Media for content partnership, including Rolling Stone, Yahoo! Music and Yahoo! OMG! boosting #YCN contributor reach.

  • Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Grammy member and award winning Yahoo contributor.

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