Hip Hop Ya Don’t Stop
by Adrian Arceo
What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? This is the question faced by the current Hip Hop artist. As defined by Cheryl L. Keyes, the author of the book Rap Music and Street Consciousness
10 tips to keep u on the music career-building path
by Christopher Knab , 2006
1. Good music isn't good enough music.
If you think your music is 'good'....then just keep it as a hobby. The music marketplace doesn't need more 'good ' music, it needs truly GREAT music, which is a lot easier to get people excited about, and to market. The low cost and advertising hype surrounding the making and manufacturing of music has given musicians the illusion that their music is worthwhile. The sad fact is that in this new millennium mediocre music is commonplace and increasingly more difficult to promote and sell. These days not only can everybody and their sister make bland music, they are making and releasing bland music; so the marketplace is flooded with mediocrity. MUNDANE might be a good name for a band, but keep it to yourself!
Gangsta Rap is Hip Hop
By Immortal Technique
The connection between Revolution and Gangsta Rap is not only unquestionable in my mind but also historically speaking. So much so that I'm forced to begin to elaborate on it now as I go to more prisons, juvenile centers and schools to talk with young people with uncertain futures about the industry. They ask me about the messages and images in the music. They ask about the origins of this street sound that seems to define what they see as their life and destiny...