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Indy's Blog – January 2010 Archive (34)

Music Producer Oddisee Presents Traveling Man

As a musician, life is often lived on the road. Each city leaves its imprint on the artist as they develop their craft. For Oddisee, the producer and MC brainchild behind 2009’s critically acclaimed Diamond District, the life and travels of the artist is no mystery. Touring, recording, and keeping up with friends and family took Oddisee beyond his hometown of Washington DC to Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Rather than keep these experiences to… Continue

Added by Indy on January 31, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Respect the Architect: Classic DJ Premier Interview

DJ Premier drops wisdom on Hip Hop and gives a rundown of how Slaughterhouse put their album together. Shouts to CrateKings.com for the great interview.…

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Added by Indy on January 30, 2010 at 8:51am — No Comments

New Business Model: Blue Scholars Sign Duck Down

It's not a typo - Seattle's Blue Scholars did not sign to the indie hip hop label Duck Down. Instead, the band hired the label to handle marketing and other functions for several of their releases. Using money from an innovative partnership with Caffe Vita Coffee Co., who will also handle local distribution, the band hired Duck Down.



According to the band, "the sales and distribution model developed by the group for their upcoming releases will… Continue

Added by Indy on January 30, 2010 at 8:47am — No Comments

Producer Disko Dave Makes A Beat From Scratch

Music producer Disko Dave currently resides in Virginia. He has some really hot tracks. A lot of his Youtube videos have over 10,000 hits. I like the way he flips… Continue

Added by Indy on January 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Video: Joell Ortiz Talks About His First Record Deal

This is a throwback interview of Joell Ortiz explaining why it was so hard for him to get a record deal. He signed to Dr. Dre's record label Aftermath a… Continue

Added by Indy on January 29, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Video: Wii BeatLooper Machine By The Amazing Rolo

The Amazing Rolo is a freelance sound designer based in Scotland. He creates instruments in ways I've never experienced. Check out this video of him turning a… Continue

Added by Indy on January 27, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Guess What Teenage Millionaire's Dropping A Book

I was on Herfection.com today and saw that Soulja Boy is dropping a book in July. I hope it is a based on his life story. I know there are a lot of people that would like to know how he made his millions. We'll keep you posted on the… Continue

Added by Indy on January 26, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Clipse Team Up With G-Shock For A New Release

The Clipse got together with the good folks at G-Shock to bring you the DW-6900 for the Spring 2010 collection of Play Cloths. The picture might not show it but there’s a Jack logo on the watch. This drops March 2010, at Play… Continue

Added by Indy on January 26, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Great Template for Writing a Music Business Plan

This template comes courtesy of the good folks over at MusicThinkTank.com. I highly recommend you check out their website on a regular basis for more awesome blog posts and quality content like this.…



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Added by Indy on January 21, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Throwback Interview: Snoop Dogg On Arsenio Hall

This is Snoop's first major television interview. Arsenio Hall had the best late night show of all times not only because he was a naturally good host, but also because they exposed artists like Snoop Dogg and MC Hammer nationally first.

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Added by Indy on January 20, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Guess Who's In The Studio Cooking Up Some Classics

J.Cole and Pharrell are in the lab working on what should be a classic debut album. I was just listening to Illmatic last night and it made me… Continue

Added by Indy on January 20, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Put Your Dreams First: Handle Your Business

In Put Your Dreams First, Thembisa Mshaka uses her 15 years of experience in the music… Continue

Added by Indy on January 20, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Joe Budden's New Mixtape Irregular Heartbeat

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Added by Indy on January 20, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Play Cloths X Yele Haiti Relief Fund Exclusive Tee

Clipse's street wear line Play Cloths and Wyclef's YELE Haiti Earthquake fund have collaborated for this “Haitian Jack” limited tee where 100% of proceeds will go to the relief fund. Shirt retails for $38 and is available only until 1/22 at PlayCloths.com.



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Added by Indy on January 19, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Free Beats Friday: 26 Foxy Brown Instrumentals

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Added by Indy on January 15, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Video: The Clipse Talk About Future Collaborations

The Clipse talk about the connection between music and fashion. They also talk about their upcoming single and new collaborations for… Continue

Added by Indy on January 14, 2010 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Jamie Foxx Flips The Brady Bunch Song Live On Stage

There's no surprise that Jamie Foxx has an Oscar and a Grammy. This is from his comedy special, "I… Continue

Added by Indy on January 14, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Music Producer Digga Explains How He Shops Beats

Music producer Digga explains how it is important to shop beats to multiple artists. Just because the beat doesn't work for one artist, it doesn't mean you should… Continue

Added by Indy on January 12, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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Added by Indy on January 12, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

New Gear: Beats By Dre's New Line Is Diddy Beats

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Added by Indy on January 8, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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