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Independent Music

Independent Labels are Small Businesses

Small Independent Record Labels are small businesses. The  owners of these labels are small business owners and the independent artist is a contractor.  Independent music is music produced independently from major commercial record labels or their subsidiary companies. This technique is  a process that may include an autonomous approach to recording and publishing.

The serious producers and artists launch independent labels as an outlet for their work and often create innovative developments that stand apart from the big time major commercial record labels.

Grass Roots Level

In the United States their is a trend in which independent labels, producers and distributors often band together to form organizations to promote trade and parity within the industry but at the same time leave out the college educated, self determined small business owner who simply wants a fair shot in the market.

In low-income African American communities the statistics are even more disparaging and the definition of an independent record label takes on a different connotation because of racism and red-lining of these communities to keep the residents from receiving certain resources such as equal opportunity, home ownership, small business loans, quality education and quality affordable health care.

"Change the World", by Tef Poe feat. Peetah Morgan

This official music video dropped on Youtube Nov, 19, 2012. St. Louis was very proud of Tef Poe for recording a song with a big time reggae artist like Peetah Morgan. This song was a breath of fresh air unlike all the other copy cat underground rappers out their who sound artificial, bland and no creativity.

Tef Poe featuring Peetah Morgan in Change The World from War Machine 2. Video shot & edited by Joseph Lombardi for Aztech Productions courtesy of StreetMade & OverDose Ent.

War Machine 2 available for FREE download from…
www.TEFPOE.com
All material (c) Tef Poe & OverDose Ent. 2012.

"Hog In The Lane", by Tef Poe feat. Rockwell Knuckles/Produced by DJ Burn One

This video dropped on Youtube July 9, 2014 and is still a STL underground hit.

“Hog In The Lane” (prod by DJ Burn One) is featured on “Cheer The Villain” by Tef Poe & Rockwell Knuckles. Available for free download.

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Video shot/edited by Charles “CityDivision” Jennings (facebook.com/citydivision) for City Grafix films..

Music and materials contained within this video are the property of Tef Poe (Footklan) & Rockwell Knuckles (Mech Industries). All rights reserved.

YbZoGo makin noise from Sacramento California

One of this week’s featured hip hop artists is YbZoGo. This guy has a unique sound that could garner a lot of attention nationwide and also over seas. If you are familiar with American rap artists then YbZoGo has a definite West Coast accent that distinguishes him from artists from the south and the east coast which would make the market more diverse with regional sounds reminiscent of the “golden age” of Hiphop.

The name of the featured song is “5. 3, 4, 5”,  (Feat. Local$tar & Kumandae)

YbZoGo’s Bio:

It was California’s Purple Valley that Rap/Hip-Hop artist YbZo Goldenchild has carefully aged his craft over the last decades. His roots originated near the scenic landscapes and vineyards of “ Northern Golden Purple Country.” However, his creative growth was always tested by tribulation. He’s had to overcome many difficult “growing seasons” to produce Some of his beautifulest Slaps of hip hop and finely aged Creamery.

YbZoGo, was born in Stockton, California… yet was raised in Sacramento. The third of eleven siblings, YbZo was the seed like DMX that didn’t need much to Succeed . “I was blessed , raised by both my Father and Mother ,” YbZoGo reminisces.” I was taught to move in Silence to be a Black King, Prince to always rise above the abject poverty that surrounded him.

As a child, YbZoGo grew up on , around notoriously crime- ridden blocks ,” and it challenged him. “I was taught to move in silence among violence,” he explains. While he may have remained somewhat silent for years, YbZoGo is now making noise in the form of Slaps , Blaps and Rhymes , Clothing Apparel and Short Films.

Since elementary school, YbZoGo has been mesmerized by the rap game music legends , that he now understands was a part of his education and growth with my own music , He elaborates, “ everyday listening to Tupac., Nas ,DMX – E40 , Too $hort They inspired the hustle blueprints I still do to this day ! My love of music made me listen to anything “I must admit,” adds YbZoGo, “ I was inspired by ILL individuals – Chef Raekwons, Ghostface , Scarface, Ice Cube , Ice T, Snoop Doggy Etc.

Musical Career

YbZoGo’s musical career began in the Late 90’s , when he worked with C.C.H. (Capital City Hustlers) on ” High Speed “, and again in 2000 on the album ( We Bubblin ). It was YbZoGo’s first real trip into the Local music scenes of northern /central/southern California . He also worked with C.C.H. on 4u2Trip’s ( Paper Route ) CD – entitled “100’s & 50’s.”
Filthy Silk was the first Cd – YbZoGo created with Sh.e partners , Known as ” Silk ” on this project , We hustle this CD From California to Seattle, Arizona and Texas as we progress the project start falling apart , and this is How the Name the Goldenchild came about . . YbZoGo explains
A , “GOldenChild meant that I was the last one left from my generation and style.” As GOldenChild, I released CD, ( The Gift ) with longtime friend E-moe of pay style music .
A 2nd CD released with UmojaEntertainment ( He’s No Item ) this Cd was created with talented local Sacramento and Bay Area artist .

I’m told YbZoGo, that time has passed for me – that is too late – I’m always Like – I Love this Music , you couldn’t , wouldn’t understand . “I’m the last artist out of the whole crew of talented MCs that stayed true to the game , always mack-in and stack-in , politicking , CCH hustling .” explains YbZoGo.

In 2012, YbZoGo released his first solo CD called ( Late Bloom$). The project was the result of blessings from a chosen few artist – such as Local$tar, beat-maker/rapper from Alaska , Kumandae R&B singer , R&B diva Jimmie Reign , Tre Macc , Flossalini , Raw SyL , Dank funk , Doug Smith , and the Very Talented Infinity of StarCity records .

In 2014, YbZoGo formed his own record label, SilentHandzEntertainment and is continuing to produce new albums/cds. What began over a decade ago from a tiny seed of potential within YbZo has now become an actual hybrid ready for harvest within YbZoGo. It stems out of a lifetime of struggle, it flourishes from hardened soil into something from nothing. Sh.E working – over time, YbZoGo has produced many different candies and purple melodies for the ears and brain waves to soak – Blessings to Life To all walks of Life
Sh.E we all Around the World
Bless the Movement
1000s

Jayali9 combines hiphop tracks with arabic

The mainstream media has already capitalized from African Americans and Hispanics with the exploitation of their culture and music. Now in the 21st century, America has become tolerant of people from all walks of faith. I think the next hottest style of hip hop music will come from the arabic language and other semitic languages like Tigrinya, Af-Somali and Ki-Swahili. Jayali9 has a fresh sound that I feel can be marketable in segments of the American, U.K. and Caribbean markets.

Jayali9 has several more songs that are noteworthy of listening to and international music fans will not be disappointed.

Jayali The Great making noise from Providence Rhode Island

One of this week’s top 5 featured underground hiphop artists is Jayali The Great. This hip hop artist is keeping the art form alive with his expressive lyrics and his non-mainstream sounding-like-everybody-else rhyme flow. I checked out his music on Revernation and liked his songs and I especially liked the fact this artist did not use Auto-tune! The featured song is “The Real”. Bigg up to Jayali The Great.

 Jayali The Great’s Bio:

HiGuys LLC is a creative media company formed by Jayali the Great. HiGuys LLC seeks to provide quality presentation and production across all forms of media, from cinematography to music creation. Taking note of the switch from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, HiGuys LLC realizes that the next shift will lead the market to Creative Media. With this in mind, HiGuys LLC is taking the necessary steps to provide a competitive advantage for all clientele involved with the company.

Pioneers of Sound. Producing Culture. HiGuys.

E-mail:[email protected]
Phone: (401)-699-2002

Underground Hiphop Playlist from 2015

The following video highlights several different underground hiphop artists with different styles and flows. This is an important list because more and more underground hiphop artists are getting publicity, more listens and more control over their music. Even though this list doesn’t cover the majority of underground artists, these artists in the video are doing a great job of representing and respecting the culture and art form of Hiphop.

I wanna big up the person who originally posted this YouTube video whose name is TheRapYouNeed… Bigg Up Bigg Up! Be on the look out for artists who droppin in 2016, it don’t matter if it’s winter, spring, summer or fall.