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@djflipcyide releases anticipated #HipHopIsntDead Album!

So proud to have been a part of the making of this #classic tribute to real #hiphop. @djflipcyide hand picked every beat in order to deliver a great album. Congratulations to Flip & all the talented #emcee #femcee ‘s #singers and #producers who contributed. (Some tracks contain explicit lyrics so please be careful of the little ones listening) This album is now available on ALL major streaming platforms and apps!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hip-hop-isnt-dead/1435980917

https://open.spotify.com/album/5in2adgmssnMHqXMJPRrkq

https://tidal.com/browse/album/94983040

https://www.amazon.com/Hip-Hop-Isnt-Dead-Explicit/dp/B07H8WCZQ5

Hip Hop Isn’t Dead features: Heaven Razah aka Hell Razah, Queen The Prophet, Chino XL, Eternal of Killa Beez, The Dirty Clanzmen, Quantom Physics, Rez Sps Kings, Caper, Selima Young aka Wonda Woman, Rampage the Last Boyscout, Arkatak, Karnage Ca$hman, Betty B., Honey Dinero, DC (Darci Carpenter), Firenation Flamez, Tahmell (Rakim’s Son), Brandon Heat, The Artillerist, Astro Jiggy Jones, kOpE kAiNe, Dungeon Masta, Solomon Childs, P.I.L.L.S., Carmen Thompson, Dave Knyckz, David Casto, Woar2, DTACH, Dre Specz, DruGunn$, iNTeLL, Judah Priest, & Nki Louise. DJ Flipcyide on the cuts and nothing but BOOM BAP beats.

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#HipHop101 Mixtape Etiquette for the new artist

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted in the HipHop101 section, but what I’m going to talk about is really going to be able to help some people who listen. Although I am an artist, my first love in music has always been the business side as far as marketing, management, and promotion. One of my favorite things to do behind the scenes is organize collaborative Mixtape or Album projects which requires you to work with and organize a lot of different people that do a lot of different things. You have artists, producers, DJ’s, record labels, managers, graphic artists, bloggers, promoters, etc who can all be involved with this kind of project. It can be extremely difficult sometimes when you are dealing with so many different people and personalities but no matter how difficult it can be, I personally find that the finished project always ends up being worth it and whatever or whoever the difficulty was, you learn from it and move forward so that you can make each project better than the next.

With that being said, what I want to address is the Etiquette of Artists. I am very aware that we live in a day and age of social media and we are living in a generation of selfish people. Be that as it may, I am going to explain to you the honorable way to conduct yourself and you can choose to ignore it or pay attention. I am going to tell you the truth about somethings and it might hurt your feelings, but you will be alright if you can get out of your emotions and listen to the logic because this is after all business regardless of what you see portrayed on television or social media.

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  • YOU ARE NOT FAMOUS. Unless you are cashing million dollar checks, have hundreds of thousands of dollars in endorsements, have gold or platinum records, or have been recognized as one of the greats for your well seasoned and decorated music contributions? SIT DOWN. Relax. you don’t deserve to be disrespected, but you better stay humble. If you are unreasonably a jerk, nobody is going to want to work with you and eventually you will end up biting every hand that tried to help you get fed and burn down all the bridges extended to you. Unless you are an outstanding artist, producer, graphic artist, DJ, blogger, promoter, manager, and record label all in one? You will eventually need the help of other people so it’s best to conduct yourself as a professional. In my opinion I don’t understand how people can say they want music to be their full-time job so they don’t have to do anything else but they’ll behave like professionals for their job at the gas station and act like they have no manners or common sense when it comes to conducting themselves as an entrepreneur (which is technically what you are as an independent artist).
  • Value an invitation. There is a lot of work that goes into a collaborative project. Far too many times people undervalue the time and work that’s put in to a collaborative project especially if all they did was submit a song. This is no way means the creative process and recording is under valued, but the point I am trying to make is a collaborative release has many components to it and if you are invited onto a collaborative project (especially one being presented by an artist, group, or label that holds weight under their name or brand) there are a few things you can easily do that show you appreciate the opportunity of exposure and free promotion.  The LEAST you can do is share the project and support it especially if you were invited on. Even if you pay for a slot, what was the point of purchasing your exposure opportunity if you don’t even support it? If you are invited onto a project, turn in your music in a timely manner. Nobody should have to chase you down to give you an opportunity. If you want to be taken serious as an artist? Be professional. Nobody is going to keep calling, texting, inboxing, or emailing you in order to put your music on a project that’s overall cost isn’t coming out of your budget. What all of us as artists need to remember is that there are millions of us. Sometimes it’s not even natural talent that help people move forward in this very competitive business, it’s things like honoring your word, professionalism, and integrity.  For me personally? I will help a less talented artist who is a good person ten times over breaking my neck for someone who is super talented but a headache to work with.
  • Label your tracks properly.  When you are submitting a song, nine times out of ten whoever is collecting the music is slammed with emails. Make sure you do your part to cut down on the instance of error and costly mistakes. Your email should come with the MP3 of the song, Artist name, track name, and producer name. One thing that happens far too often is people do not label their tracks properly and then expect everyone to stop what they’re doing to correct spelling errors, add something or delete something. Once things like promotion is started or track lists have been designed and released it is far too time consuming and costly to make changes and frankly, unless the error was a track by a heavy hitter? Chances are you’re going to have to deal with the error and move on. It’s happened to all of us at one time or another and nobody died because of it.

 

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For those of you who may be very new, there is a difference between a Mixtape and Collaborative Album.  A Mixtape can be done by an individual (normally a collection of their music they are putting out for free in order to generate a buzz before an album comes out, a free project an individual releases in order to start building a fan base, a free collaborative project from a group/label/ DJ that showcases a collection of artists / producers. The key word though is FREE. The only time there is ever a charge for a Mixtape is if hard copies are pressed up then you are paying for the actual hard disk and shipping, not the actual music. Artists can be invited on by a DJ/Group/ Label or slots are sometimes available for a fee. Purchasing a slot would be something you charge to your promotional budget and you should only purchase slots on Mixtapes that target the fan base you want, and or are hosted/produced by a reputable organization/DJ/Label/Group. I say that because I can’t even count the number of times a no-name brand or group has slid in my inbox trying to sell me a Mixtape slot for hundreds of dollars. No thanks. If you are debating on purchasing a slot, google the other Mixtapes they’ve done. Combine all the numbers from all of the sites you see it posted on and decide if the slot fee is worth that investment for the level of exposure you find. ( Side note: Any slot fee over $100-$150 you should look for downloads and plays of ten thousand or more but BE CAREFUL…. some of those “downloads” aren’t organic, meaning they could have been purchased. So the best way to make sure it’s legit is see if the project comes up on multiple sites and check all of the stats before making your decision.

A Collaborative Album is actually for sale. Normally a collab album will have one producer and feature many artists on their beats, or put out by a label/group and showcasing their artists and producers. On this kind of album purchase you can expect all original tracks.

I hope some if not all of this was helpful or enlightening. One more helpful tip until the next time… if you are an artist and consider the music industry your ideal profession? Do some research about the “business” you say you’re in. There’s a lot of “artists” that don’t even own the name they’re making beats or recording songs with, and there’s a lot of producers selling beats they don’t technically own although they made them.

That’s all for now! Be blessed –

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Beyonce, Lemonade, Oshun, & TIDAL

 

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“OSHUN” also referred to as “Queen of the witches”.
I know, I know all these “conspiracy theories” because why on earth would Beyonce be using subliminal symbolism for millions of people to subconsciously accept in their spirit? Crazy right? (Please apply a generous amount of sarcasm when reading)

 

http://www.africaresource.com/…/oshun-the-african-goddess-…/

http://mic.com/articles/141799/this-beyonc-lemonade-meaning-theory-involving-the-african-goddess-oshun-is-mind-blowing#.NZwhxOGxT

http://santeriachurch.org/the-orishas/oshun/

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2nd Timothy 3:1-3 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

Revelation 21:8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Deuteronomy 18:10-13 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,  or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD; because of these same detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God.”

Galatians 5:19-21 “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,  idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Micah 3:7 The seers will be ashamed and the diviners disgraced.
They will all cover their faces because there is no answer from God.”

1st Samuel 15:23 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”

Leviticus 19:26 ‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying.”

John 3:16 ” For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

1st John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Romans 10:9 “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” 

Cast your #vote for the next Hell Razah @heavenrazah #GGO MXTP!

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As you may have seen, the promotion for the Ghetto Government Album has started recently. Although no exact date for album release has been made public as of yet, it is in fact coming soon. 2012-2014 Hell Razah Music, Inc. has probably pushed out more free music for the public then any other camp between individual and collaborative project efforts. 2014-2015 individual projects and albums were released. With that being said, now that we are leading up to the actual #GGO Album, we have decided that the next series leading up to the album release will be dictated by the fans/ supporters.

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The first round of voting will be choosing your top 20 tracks from all of the collaborative mix tape releases, the second round of voting will be your top 20 tracks of individual release projects, and the third round of voting will be your top 20 tracks from all of Razah’s individual releases. This series is a “Best of Ghetto Government” and although there is a small handful of folks that are no longer active members, if their track was a part of the collection you may absolutely still vote for that track. Good music is good music and the collection is going to be compiled of the top fan choice tracks. Votes for the first round will be accepted from now – Wednesday, September 30th at midnight.

Hell Razah presents: “Agenda 21, GGO World Order” Coming Soon! 

Wu-Tang Clan/ Sunz of Man affiliate Hell Razah (founder of Hell Razah Music, Inc.) presents the Ghetto Govt movement & GGO (Ghetto Govt Officialz). The anticipated GGO album “Agenda 21, GGO World Order” produced in full by Dr. G (GGO UK) promo teaser directed by HRMI Graphic Designer Ron Degiar (GGO Switzerland) hellrazahdigital.com

VOTING INSTRUCTIONS: 

-List your top 20 tracks (include artist & song title) from the mix tapes listed below. (Remember, individual releases and Razah’s releases will be for separate mix tapes and we will call for votes at that time)

-Email your picks to ggomxtps@gmail.com 

DEADLINE: September 30, 2015 

Make your selections from these projects (any votes received from a project not listed below will not count) 

Ghetto Government Volume 2, United Hoods of America    

http://www.datpiff.com/Hell-Razah-and-Ghetto-Government-Hell-Razah-Present-Ghetto-Government-mixtape.484777.html

Ghetto Government Volume 3, United Hoods of America    

http://www.datpiff.com/Ghetto-Government-Hell-Razah-Presents-Ghetto-Government-Vo3-mixtape.506388.html

GGO USA (Under Seraphim Authority) Volume 1   

http://www.datpiff.com/Hell-Razah-Hell-Razah-Presents-Ghetto-Govt-Usa-Under-Seraphim-mixtape.547657.html

GGO USA Volume 2 “Martial Law”    

http://www.datpiff.com/Hell-Razah-Hell-Razah-presents-Under-Seraphim-Authority-Vol-mixtape.602701.html

GGO USA Volume 3 “Election Day”    

http://www.datpiff.com/Hell-Razah-Under-Seraphim-Authority-Vol-3-mixtape.663343.html

#New Hell Razah @heavenrazah “El Raziel” Album now available for pre-order!

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“El Raziel” is now available for pre-order! The album drops (Easter) April 5, 2015 via Empire Distribution. Artwork by Culture Freedom. Pre- Order your copy today!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/el-raziel/id977811071?ls=1

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#PROMO BLOG FEATURES, INTERVIEWS and more SUMMER SALE!

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Greetings Fam!

As you know, I am a HUGE supporter of entrepreneurs and underground artists. Promo does cost money Fam and the best you can hope for when it’s all coming out of your pocket is that you’re at least doing business with someone who will give you what you pay for. On this blog (under Underground News/ Operation Revolution Resources) I have listed folks I have done business with myself and got exactly what I paid for, so I pass that information on to you.

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Battlegrownd Entertainment via Queentheprophet.com is running the following social media promo specials for the Summer (Sale ends 8/31/13) :

BANNER SPOT: Have your business, book, service, album, or mix tape in the banner spot on Queentheprophet.com for 7-days $25 

The Banner is seen by all site visitors. This blog is promoted daily, so you inherit the free promotion/ exposure. 

BLOG FEATURE:  Have your business, book, service, album, or mix tape featured $15 

Your blog feature will be hosted on the site and seen by all site visitors. Your feature will be promoted/shared on Queentheprophet’s other social media links (Twitter & Facebook) for 7 days with no additional cost. Your blog feature stays active for the life of the blog article, free promotion ends in 7-days. 

To maximize your feature & exposure, when you see the link to your article have your team or hire a team to circulate your article via social media. You can add the Banner Spot to your feature for $15.

 INTERVIEW: Customized Interview $25 

Your interview will be hosted on the site and seen by all site visitors. Your interview will be promoted/shared on Queentheprophet’s other social media links (Twitter & Facebook) for 7 days with no additional cost. The link to the interview stays active for the life of the blog article, free promotion ends in 7-days. To maximize your feature & exposure, when you see the link to your article have your team or hire a team to circulate your article via social media. You can add the Banner Spot to your feature for $15.

BANNER SPOT, FEATURE, & INTERVIEW $50 

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Battlegrownd Entertainment via Queentheprophet.com is running the following services to indie & underground artists for the Summer (Sale ends 8/31/13) :

Consultation/ STRATEGIC PLAN- $65

Regular price for consultation is $100 per hour. For the next few weeks, I will customize strategic plans for new /indie artists that cannot afford official Artist Management. Basically, $65 will buy you free consultation from an experienced Artist Manager/ Developer and a detailed written plan (course of action) customized for you personally and instructions on how to do it all yourself. The consultation will include a 60-minuet phone assessment at no charge. Who would benefit from this? An indie artist that cannot afford formal management, wants to release a project and has no idea how to do it or where to begin. If you feel you would like more support afterwards, add 1.5 hours of Artist Development and pay $100 for the entire package.

New Business Start-up Consultation/ Strategic Plan – $65 

Digital Promotion Consultation/Strategic Plan- $40 

Digital Promotion Consultation will customize a digital promotion package as well as a directory of where to purchase the services at little or no cost to meet any budget.

Legal Services Consultation- 1-hour $40 

If you are a new artist and have no idea where to begin with the legal aspect of music? This is for you. We will address name registration, trade marks, copy writing, and basic music law.

ALL INQUIRIES SHOULD BE EMAILED TO: queentheprophet@hotmail.com PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE WHICH SERVICE YOU ARE INQUIRING ABOUT.

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HELL RAZAH presents : GHETTO GOVT

***DISCOUNTED MXTP SLOT RATE ONLY AVAILABLE VIA QUEENTHEPROPHET.COM*** Non-GGO slots are $100 MENTION this ad on Queentheprophet.com slot is $80 

email GGOMXTPS@gmail.com for more information. NEXT MXTP SUBMISSION DEADLINE 10/31/13 THIS OFFER ENDS 8/31/13. *There are a limited number of non-GGO slots available per MXTP*

#INDIE #Artist Mid-Night @musichealspain

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Lyricist, father, and small business owner, Dean “Mid-night” Parker was born on March 23, 1982, in White Plains, New York. After watching a live performance at the age of 15, Mid-night knew he belonged on stage. Within two weeks, Mid-night had put pen to paper and written his first song.

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By 2010 Mid-Night began performing at various venues in South Florida. Mid-night and had amassed a modest following. In 2012, Mid-Night won 2nd place at a Coast 2 Coast event (of 25 Artists) and established Music Heals Pain, LLC. (his own independent record label). Mid-Night says, “The reason I feel music heals pain is because once that sweet sounds hit the ear it changes our mood. When your Happy you enjoy the music, but when your sad you understand the Lyrics”. In October 2012 Mid-Night preformed his first out-of-state show in Atlanta, GA at the Star Theater.

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On Black Friday, November 23, 2012 Mid-Night released his solo debut album “Black Ink”. Mid-Night’s debut album is available on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/black-ink/id609043183

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Sample of Black Ink can be heard at: http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/mid-night-black-ink-mixtape.74810.html

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/deanmidnight.parker
Booking info E-mail at Musichealspainllc@gmail.com
Facebook Fan page https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mid-night/122796867781288
http://www.reverbnation.com/MidnightMusikk
Follow on Twitter @Musichealspain
Instagram Musichealspain

Up coming Projects: “Black Suit Spider Man” (EP) anticipated released date 3rd Quarter 2013.