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Do’s and Dont’s of Promoting your Music on Social Media

I made a quick video sharing advice on how to (and how not to) promote your music via social media.


Video: Prone Practice – Heaven

One year after the initial release of his debut project, rapper/producer, Prone Practice drops visuals for the self produced title track “Heaven” off of “Creative Control”.

Director Streets Beats lays the backdrop for this banger as Prone plays lead, rhyming over the distant horns and boom bap drums.



The Regiment + RF3RD: Final Bout [prod by Sinitus Tempo]

The Regiment have teamed up with graphic designer RF3RD to create a new project which merges 2 of the 5 elements of Hip Hop: MCing and Graffiti. The new project, S.O.U.L. (Sound Of Us Living) , is one of the first to utilize our new platform – HiPNOTT Certified , an outlet of HiPNOTT which allows us to showcase specific brands represented or sponsored by the label.HiPNOTT Certified , over the coming months, will bond with and promote individuals/brands within the industry such as graphic artists, DJs, videographers, and clothing designers. It allows us to focus on other aspects of the industry and push the HiPNOTT brand even further. Check out RF3RD’s HiPNOTT Certified page and biography here .

Every Friday at the beginning of each month,  The Regiment  will release a track from S.O.U.L.along with original artwork from RF3RD   Here’s the fifth cut,   “Final Bout” , produced bySinitus Tempo.  Look out for physical copies of the first 5 tracks along with their instrumentals to drop next month with posters of RF3RD’s artwork!


Stream: Radio B – ‘Bout Nothin’ (prod by Chiveer)

Radio in raw form sets some things straight for the New Year with an aggressive, deliberate, scathing assault on a brand new Chiveer instrumental…Richmond to Russia continues…Go Get The Climb LP



Free EP: Tanya Morgan: 12 Minutes At Karriem’s

Ringing in 2015, Donwill and Von Pea give us a 6 track EP for free download.  Appropriately titled 12 Minutes at Karriem’s, the Tanya Morgan duo spit some realness over beats taken from Karriem Riggin’s 2012 album Alone Together.

Enjoy the free download and look out for Tanya Morgan’s next album You Get What You Pay Fordropping later this year. Donwill’s project Don Speaks and Von Pea’s To: You are both available now.


Video: Comeron – 5 Stars and Adderall

Today I bring to you an artist  an artist from Racine, Wisconsin named Comeron. Comeron Moussavi is an up and coming rapper out of Racine,Wisconsin right in the middle of Milwaukee and Chicago. He just dropped a new visual for his song “5 Stars and Adderall.” The video has been cosigned by the likes of DJ Premier, Wayne Brady, Corey Holcomb and much more!


EP: Ardamus – I Can’t Replace Me, Pt. 1: Improve


Fresh off of delivering the free promo EP, Before I Replace You, Ardamus drops the first half of his album series entitled, “I Can’t Replace Me, Pt. 1: Improve”. The project features production from Pig Pen, Oddisee, Engineer, Nick Tha 1da, Vintage, Kiza Beats, and Soulful!. Featuring guest appearances from Open Mike Eagle, Kokayi, Alison Carney, RNL, Seez Mics, and Lady Maroo. The album goes thru commentaries on the music industry, relationship issues, awareness of communities, and being one’s own enemy. Click here to watch the video for the single, “At Least I Got Laid”.


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Free Mp3: Rich Quick X Rediculus – Buy Me A Beer

Nothing says ‘happy holidays’ like ordering someone a round of their favorite brew. While Rich Quick and Rediculus don’t quite leave you with empty carbs under your tree this week, they do manage to give you the next best thing: some dope new music. On “Buy Me A Beer,” New Jersey’s Rich Quick spits about liquid confidence with a braggadocious charm. Chicago’s Rediculus sonically matches his collaborator’s charisma with an acoustic-guitar sampling instrumental that should go down just as smooth in a pair headphones as it will in a pint glass. “Buy Me A Beer” is a loosie for the fans, but stay tuned as the two collaborators release new music in 2015.

This is the 2nd single off the newly formed Platformz Records, and will appear on the upcoming album “In Response: Dee-Fi” releasing in February.


Single: Pacewon – Do My Thing (prod by Keith Science)


PaceWon is one of the few emcees in hip-hop’s history to achieve commercial success without ever compromising his hardcore style. From the first time the world heard him on The Fugees ‘The Score’, his rugged voice has resonated in the ears of everyone from both underground hip-hop heads to all around music fans across the globe. As a founding member of The Outsidaz, Pace is a legend in his home state of New Jersey. When he was handpicked to open up for Eminem for the entire ‘Slim Shady Tour’, Pace proved that he can rock any crowd, big or small. More recently, PaceWon has toured with Method Man and Redman.


Video: Dragon Fli Empire – Supreme

Calgary (Canada) acclaimed hip hop duo Dragon Fli Empire are pleased to release the music video for “Supreme”, from their latest album”Mission Statement”. With impressive effects courtesy of director Levente Kovacs (LK Visuals), the video creatively interprets the pounding, soulful production from Metacosm (DJ Cosm and Metawon) as well as Teekay’s smooth, poetic metaphors.

Dragon Fli Empire recently unveiled a deluxe edition of “Mission Statement” featuring 5 fresh new remixes, and featuring names like Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Qwazaar (Typical Cats) and Ghetosocks. After recently completing their fifth European Tour, they have several dates in Western Canada including opening spots for Jeru the Damaja and Blackalicious.

Tue. Jan. 20th - EDMONTON, AB – STARLITE ROOM (opening for Blackalicious)
Fri. Jan. 30th - CALGARY, AB – DICKEN’S PUB (opening for Jeru the Damaja)
Wed. Feb. 11th - BANFF, AB – WILD BILL’S (opening for Grand Analog)
Thu Feb. 12th - CALGARY, AB – SAIT GATEWAY (opening for Grand Analog)


Free Mixtape: Ricko – Slick Sundayz Vol 2 hosted by DJ Jazz (Coast2Coast)

After a well received Volume 1, Ricko returns with the second instalment to the “Slick Sundayz” wave.
Out of London, UK, Ricko is building bridges with hosts DJ Jazz and Hash Beatz across the atlantic.

Tune in to Ricko’s vibrant and distinct blend of music. If you genuinely like Rap and
Hip Hop we’re sure you will enjoy this fine release.


Video: Singapore Kane – VICTORY

Today Singapore Kane delivers “VICTORY”, the latest video off his upcoming “Waves N Shades” project. The song was produced by Jon Glass.