“Hip-hop” (Used 111 times)
ToussaintMorrison on 01/14/2016 at 07:24PM
Right now, I am absolutely stumped at what to write in explanation of uploading my label’s entire music catalogue to the Free Music Archive. I’ve sat here for at least 20 minutes in a Minneapolis coffee shop, damn bewildered at where to start, or even the intonation to take with this piece.
When I booked my first tour with The Blend, back in 2005, I bought as many blank CDs as possible to mail out to each city we planned to hit. Each CD had a flier stapled to its case, and was distributed by a coffee shop or friend willing to prop them up in a visible spot, or hand out. With that maneuver, we were able to pull a fan-base that had never seen us before, but had heard our sound. The simplicity of giving our music out for free, created an invaluable ripple effect across the country. Soon, as myspace, facebook and other social media sites arose to prominence, we were able to stream our music to anyone that happened to cross our site. Now, I know how way, way, way back this is. I mean, I just referenced myspace. Not the Justin-Timberlake-owned-newly-revamped myspace, but the original myspace with the user experience of a Neanderthal, and fonts worse than “Papyrus” or “Impact”.
Over the past decade, The Blend, and several other bands I’ve managed, have produced amazing music and then moved on to other projects. However, in an effort to preserve the integrity of these projects (or albums), I’ve sought to keep as much of the music alive online, as possible.
BeastRobot on 10/22/2015 at 06:20PM
♫ Artist: staRpauSe
♫ Track: Hooky Hicky
♫ Album: staRpauSe singLes
♫ Genre: Electronic, Soundtrack, Funk, Hip-Hop Beats, Instrumental
BeastRobot on 10/11/2015 at 09:35AM
♫ Artist: J.O
♫ Track: Fortitude
♫ Album: netBloc Vol. 46: #returnofthenetbloc
♫ Genre: Hip Hop, Electronic
jayhandly on 08/30/2015 at 04:58AM
We took the drive in my car. While we drove, the trees pained the windows. The world changed color, and brushed her face with auburn. She said, "These candy pink clouds make us feel like we're young again." https://soundcloud.com/jaykendrick/and-it-was-beautiful