A Read: Ending the Slavery Mentality in Hip Hop

Since celebrating our newly implemented federal holiday, Juneteenth Saturday, there’s been one particular thing on my mind. As it relates to Juneteenth, it’s a celebration of the official end to slavery, the day we as black people consider our very own Independence Day.  We all I’m sure reflected on the sacrifices of our ancestors, and how far we’ve come as a people. Black business/home ownership is higher than its ever been, we own the highest selling genre of music in the world, and we are definitely hands down the most influential…

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Post: New Marketing Tactics You Might Not Have Considered Before

Whether you have only just started your business or you’ve been running it for a long time now, marketing is always going to be a priority. It has to be; without marketing, your wonderful products and exceptional services aren’t going to get the recognition they deserve if you want to make your business a success.  You have probably already explored the usual advertising and marketing methods, such as social media and local news outlets; you might even have sent out mailshots, and perhaps they haven’t worked as well as you…

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Post: Tips on How To Achieve Your Business Goals

Whether you run a home-based business or an established company, you should always be working towards a specific goal. Without clear business goals, you are moving forward without a sense of direction or focus, meaning it is easy to go off track. It could also mean that your business struggles to grow and develop and you become caught in a rut. Therefore, it is important that you put together a flexible business plan that adapts to your changing needs while providing you with opportunities for growth. Here is a great…

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Performing? Own Your Stage With These Simple Tips

Image Credit  Good stage performance takes more than just singing to your audience. As a musician, you need to own your stage to contribute to getting many performance deals. Despite being a great singer, failing to engage your audience can result in poor performance. Organize yourself, be the best version you can ever be, and to top it all, believe in yourself. All these can contribute to a successful performance and allow you to improve yourself as an artist. Other than that, there are things you can do to better…

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Lifestyle: Why Workout Wear Matters

Image by Taylor Harding from Pixabay  You’ve heard the phrase ‘all the gear and no idea,’ right? While too many people fall into this category when it comes to a number of things, many are put off by it when it comes to working out. Too many people worry that they will fail, so they don’t want to splash out on a load of gym clothes to only wear them for a few weeks of the year. Surely an old t-shirt and leggings will do the job? Especially if you’re…

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Culture Article: Streetwear On A Budget

Streetwear style is all about brands and the wear you wear them. Putting together a great ‘fit on a budget isn’t easy, especially if you’re new to the streetwear look. If you want the look but don’t have the wallet to match, there are some ways, if you’re a savvy shopper, to do streetwear on a budget. Thrifting There are cheaper brands creating pieces in the streetwear style, but for a true streetwear look you need to have at least a few items from the big brand names. Thrifting can…

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Feature: Paying For a Blog Post vs Paying for PR

Paying For Blog Posts vs Paying a PR Rep There’s been a debate about whether it’s OK for blogs to charge for posts for years now. Around 2015, a new wave of bloggers came into the game, and decided to make a hustle out of their blog.  Before them, the blogs that were already established were doing no such thing. When we started this thing, it was more about contributing to the culture. Now these new bloggers just want to contribute to their own wallets, using hip hop for their own…

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Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2020 – Joka Beezy x T Scrill @JokerBeezy @tse4life

Arkansas natives Joka Beezy and T Scrill are frequent collaborators under the same Tho’d Studio Empire imprint. Both rappers have a unique niche for making catchy, radio-potential hit records. The two first caught my attention on T Scrill’s “When I Wanna” single, which features Joka Beezy and fellow Arkansas rapper King Dolla. The hook alone is catchy as hell, but the hard-hitting beat sets the song off the right way. Then all three rappers deliver the perfect individual sounds to make it a certified hit. This song should be much…

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Here’s a List of Black-Owned Businesses in Louisville

Now more than ever we need to be in full support of our black owned businesses, but as the looting continues while others peacefully protest, we need to be mindful to PROTECT our black owned businesses. I’m blessed to have a platform dedicated to our culture, so it’s my responsibility to promote and protect our people. Here’s a list of black owned businesses in Louisville, Kentucky, and I’ll touch other cities also, but I wanted to start at home. If you own a black business in Louisville and would like…

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Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2020 – Nomad Mr Murk City @nomad803

South Carolina native Nomad Mr Murk City came into the new year busting guns and has yet to slow down. Already releasing numerous content, as well as developing his business, Nomad is on a roll this year, also recently giving us his latest single and video,”Make It Home”. The single has been getting rave reviews, even earned him a spot on Sway in the Morning’s infamous “Get in the Game” radio segment. As the single and video continue to travel around the internet, Nomad is guaranteeing his spot in the…

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