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November 12, 2012
Look what my friend found!! In today’s age of file-sharing and YouTube it’s pretty hard for the independent artist to spread their name out and, more importantly, make money. However this DJ underdog has been able to find a way to market himself in way I have not yet seen before (and I’ve seen a few ways). 
The real kicker about this is that there is a dollar hidden inside the case. The idea is that the dollar is spent but the person puts a dollar in and shares it with someone else, in turn having the fan invest in the promotion of the artist. I honestly find it genius, and I feel like it is creativity like this that will shape the new music business that is developing in this digital media based world. 
Awkwardly enough, because I kept this paper I didn’t actually follow the steps lol, but I consider this blog post promo enough! So go check out DJ Underdog and follow him on Twitter @itsLOVEdog! 
As always thanks for reading nerds! 8)
Brendan Gill

Look what my friend found!! In today’s age of file-sharing and YouTube it’s pretty hard for the independent artist to spread their name out and, more importantly, make money. However this DJ underdog has been able to find a way to market himself in way I have not yet seen before (and I’ve seen a few ways). 

The real kicker about this is that there is a dollar hidden inside the case. The idea is that the dollar is spent but the person puts a dollar in and shares it with someone else, in turn having the fan invest in the promotion of the artist. I honestly find it genius, and I feel like it is creativity like this that will shape the new music business that is developing in this digital media based world. 

Awkwardly enough, because I kept this paper I didn’t actually follow the steps lol, but I consider this blog post promo enough! So go check out DJ Underdog and follow him on Twitter @itsLOVEdog! 

As always thanks for reading nerds! 8)

Brendan Gill

November 7, 2012
thefunniesoflife:

DJ CollegeFest is THIS SUNDAY in NEW YORK!! Anyone who is in the Big Apple on Nov. 11th should definitely go out there and check it out. It is going to be a bunch of different DJs literally ROCKIN the place. My favorite of the line-up is DJ Choppa Dunks from Boston. For more info click here!!

thefunniesoflife:

DJ CollegeFest is THIS SUNDAY in NEW YORK!! Anyone who is in the Big Apple on Nov. 11th should definitely go out there and check it out. It is going to be a bunch of different DJs literally ROCKIN the place. My favorite of the line-up is DJ Choppa Dunks from Boston. For more info click here!!

October 8, 2012
MATT AND KIM ‘LIGHTNING’ OUT NOW ON FADER LABEL FULL ALBUM STREAM AVAILABLE ONLINE MASSIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR


LIGHTNING TOUR 2012


10/3 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

10/4 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

10/5 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

10/6 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

10/7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

10/9 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

10/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

10/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

10/13 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre

10/14 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre

10/16 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon

10/17 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

10/18 – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues

10/19 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

10/20 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs

10/21 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

10/23 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

10/24 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

10/26 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

10/27 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/30 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune

11/1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

11/2 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

11/3 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall

11/4 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant

11/6 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown

11/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave

11/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

11/9 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

11/11 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre

11/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues

11/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

11/15 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

11/16 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues

11/17 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater

Full Album Playlist with Official Lyric Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZeFH66A3t_J1jcad1SsctUwbjPz2UdrG

Visit mattandkimmusic.com, facebook.com/mattandkim and follow @MattandKim to get the latest information on Lightning and all things Matt and Kim.

September 24, 2012

Hey Tumblr world so there is this group called Dragonette and they are releasing their third studio album TOMORROW!! As a musician and music lover, I beg of you to check it out. This bands deserves to be heard! Pre-order their album NOW here —-> http://dragonetteonline.com/

Hey Tumblr world so there is this group called Dragonette and they are releasing their third studio album TOMORROW!! As a musician and music lover, I beg of you to check it out. This bands deserves to be heard! Pre-order their album NOW here —-> http://dragonetteonline.com/

July 18, 2012
On Grilling the Beef, Hip-Hop/Rap & Questioning a Legacy

thesociologicalear:

(Note: That Frank Ocean post I alluded to a week ago? Is not happening. Well, not right now anyway—who knows what the future holds?—because I am swamped with emotions and work. Mostly emotions. Hope you’re not too upset!)

A few days ago I flipped absentmindedly through this slideshow on Complex Magazine’s official site. My original intention was just to kill the time that I simultaneously had too much & not enough of, but I ended up learning a lot—mostly that there were fourteen other beefs in the hip-hop/rap world that I had no idea existed. To be honest, the only beef I had concrete details about was the one between femcees Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim, mostly because I was at an age to properly follow it and because it interested me on a level that my (budding) feminism was able to latch onto. Thankfully, I am now a little bit older and a little bit less obnoxious, so I  reread through the slideshow and left with some questions about beefing, its influence on the hip-hop/rap community (and thus, the black community) and its importance.

When I wrote On Femcees & the Hip-Hop Highlander, I wanted to include a brief history of beefing, but I realized I didn’t know anything real about beefing. Much like many other facets of hip-hop & rap, I knew what it generally meant, and I’d heard of enough legendary beefs to put two and two together. What I didn’t understand was why beefs happened and the true effects it had on the hip-hop/rap world and the black community. In the case of the Minaj vs. Kim beef, it was easy to understand why two black female rappers in a majority black male space felt the need to claw at each other; that was survival and considerably necessary for their careers. With that in mind, beef between black male rappers—which arises far more often & with more media coverage—seems almost arbitrary and nothing more than unnecessary displays of arrogance and power.

I’m not going to frame beefs as such, however, because I am hesitant to characterize any facet of hip-hop/rap with an attitude that seems (uncomfortably) reminiscent of the anachronistic views of either genre. It would be dangerously easy to write off beefs as men flexing their muscles, especially when you consider how and why beefs were created. Additionally, we knowthat beefs have substantial influence on the black community, especially in the aftermath of the 1994-1997 Tupac vs. Notorious B.I.G. I refuse to label beefs as significant if they are able to rally an entire community into opposing sides.

As a witness to an argument about the (non-existent) Minaj vs. Banks “beef, I heard that “beef has always [been a part of] hip-hop.” It was a statement and an arguing point all at once; I thought “duh” in agreement even though I was on the opposing side. It’s not enough to say that beef has always been a part of hip-hop/rap; we should be questioning what kind of parts it has played. Has beef always been needed? How has it changed?

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July 14, 2012

Audio Version Of My New Song - “Maniac”

July 13, 2012

Anonymous asked: Do you take submissions of music from independent artists

Yes I am always willing to listen submissions for posting. At the moment I have a couple that I’m juggling, but I still advise that you send it to me anyway. 

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