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New #Video by @_joseph_sd “In My Zone”

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Brand new official video by Joseph SD, “In My Zone”! 

Be sure to follow Joseph SD on Twitter & Instagram at  @_joseph_sd , soundcloud.com/painforglory and his

EPK at artistecard.com/painforglory 

#HipHop101 #Music #Promo, Do your homework BEFORE spending!

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Greetings folks… For my readers that are also Twitter followers, my infamous random Twitter rants are no surprise especially as it relates to the independent artist. There is nothing I can’t stand more then a liar and a thief. I have found throughout my time in the music industry that most people are in this business to get money and a good number of them will do it by any means necessary, even if it means misleading people (such as yourself) that don’t really have a whole lot of money, don’t know any better, are just starting out, and aren’t the kind of people that have money to lose. Most people (from my experiences) can’t afford to be full-time in music. They have jobs, families, and bills so every dime they invest in their self needs to be a good investment. I give away a lot of information for free (quite honestly you would have to hire a Manager or Publicist to give you and sometimes even then you could be learning a very expensive lesson) because I don’t want to see anyone get robbed. I remember what it was like when I first started out. Music is expensive. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when you’re involved with music (no matter what role you’re in) it’s expensive and for someone just starting out, you will spend thousands of your own money and realistically quite possibly not make a dime back. Even if you one day get signed to a major label, this will come after you’ve spent a significant amount of your own money and even then when the label is picking up the tab for your expenses, they take it back off the top with interest. However if you do it for the love and not the money? You’ll never be disappointed. With that being said, today I want to address the area of promotion especially purchasing online promotion for social media, radio spins, mix tape slots, and showcase performances.

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Realistic Expectations: 

You have got to keep an open mind and have realistic expectations. You can’t “make” people like your music. The only thing you have control over is giving it your all, having it professionally recorded, mixed, mastered, quality artwork and the rest? Is going to fall where it may. When you are purchasing promotion services, you are hiring someone to do a specific task. The best you can hope for when investing your money, is that the person you employ delivers the work you hired them to do. You can’t hire anyone to give you plays, downloads, or purchases. If you’re looking for organic (natural, not purchased “plays” or “hits”) numbers the best you can do is make sure the person you hire is doing what you paid them to do and that you are hiring the right person.

Budget: 

You have to have a budget for promotion. Period. Once you have established that you are taking your music seriously and have dotted all of your I’s and crossed your T’s (check the Hip Hop 101 tab on this blog for other articles that lead up to the point where you’re actually employing promoters) you need to set aside money that is specifically for putting your music out there. I don’t care if it’s $20 a week, you need to have a budget. You also need to understand that the more money you spend on good promotion, the better your results are going to be.

Publicist: 

Ideally, you’d be able to hire a Publicist. This costs thousands of continual dollars and is a regular expense or staff person to an artist that has a fan base, buzz, and music income that warrants hiring a Publicist. You can hire one for a campaign (i.e. to release a debut album or mix tape) however, this is still going to cost you thousands of dollars. Just to give you an idea, some years back for a gospel artist, I hired a reputable publicist in the gospel music community for a Myspace/ Email blast and that one service alone for 30-days was $750.00 USD. The artist this was done for was an established independent artist with an existing fan base in the gospel community and in his case the investment was well worth it because he sold a few thousand albums during the first month alone. If you are not an “established” artist / producer as of yet, spending that kind of money on a person with no credentials or existing fan base would more then likely be a huge waste of money unless of course you just hit the lotto and had the extra money to burn.

“Showcase Performances” : 

DO NOT EVER pay anyone to perform. Ever. “Artist Showcases” are a hustle. You’re paying to perform in front of other people who paid to be there. The “A & R” from so and so records that’s also allegedly in the audience? Big, huge, fat joke most of the time. If you want to know who an actual A&R is for a certain label? Look it up. It’s public information. Don’t just believe something because someone told you, CHECK. There are companies that make ALL of their money taking yours. They book venues with club owners they have existing relationships with, you pay your own expenses to get to the show, you pay for your performance time, they give you a flyer with their logo on it that says you’re performing so you can post it on Facebook and feel like a rock star, and they split your money. Open Mic nights are usually free (with the exception of a door cover charge or a small entry fee) and if you make great music and can present yourself in a professional way, most small local clubs or bars will let you host your own show there during the week for a reasonable fee. You can also find out if there are local events already going on in your community and you can inquire about performing. This works the same way with a “prize” at the end. I know several artists from different states that all found themselves “winners” and no cash prize, radio interview, or record deal ever manifested after “winning”.

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Mix Tape Slots: 

Purchasing Mix Tape Slots is a great way to get your music out into other people’s fan base. You want to make sure that the slot you’re purchasing is actually geared toward the fan base you’re trying to target. Placing your hip-hop track on a jazz mix tape would be pointless. Any mix tape opportunity that offers free slots is something you should jump on because it can’t hurt and it doesn’t cost anything, but these don’t roll around too often.

How much can a slot cost? In all honesty a slot can cost anywhere from $25- thousands depending on the DJ or who’s mix tape it is. The higher it is in the ranks of fan base, reputable brand, and DJ the more it’s going to cost. In my experiences, you can get on a decent mix tape for $50-$150 and the good and great ones are going to cost you $500 & up. You want to ALWAYS do your research. I know too many people that have been robbed out of $10, $15, $25 for “mix tape slots”. You have got to cross check who you are doing business with! Who are these people? Who is the DJ? When you google them, what comes up? Do they have an actual website or were they trying to hustle you a slot in a direct message on Twitter? What other mix tapes do they have out? What are the numbers? Can you find previous projects on more then one site? Who’s on the mix tape? If they’re telling you Hell Razah (Wu-Tang Clan/ Sunz of Man) is on it, check his time lines, is he promoting it? This is a lot of work folks, but if you don’t have money to lose, you better do your homework.

Radio Spins: 

To launch a radio campaign on major radio stations costs approximately $100,000.00 for six months, possibly more. That’s how much it was last time I checked almost four years ago. This is why the artists you see on television and hear on the radio are people with millions of sponsorship dollars behind them (and why you constantly hear that real hip-hop is not on the radio). Your local radio stations may do certain segments in order to let local people compete in contests or be played on the radio but it’s not consistently unless someone is getting paid a large sum of money. Most college radio stations will play your music for free if it’s good or they have a radio show that supports your genre. The only way to find this out is to start supporting your local college radio stations and listen to their shows and figure out who you’d need to submit music to, the web site, and if there’s possibly any upcoming events that you could participate in. Most college stations though are going to tell you that your music has to be “radio edit” meaning profanity and illegal drug reference free (check with them about guidelines). You can also buy “blog talk radio” spins and don’t sleep on blog radio because it’s on the come up and some shows have huge followings. If you check my bio information on the front page, there’s a link to when I appeared on the Nikki Rich Show awhile back. If you aren’t familiar, Nikki has made quite a large following with blog talk radio, has always offered promotional services at a reasonable price, and has moved on to bigger things (check out her Instagram @ msnikkirich and side bar, this is exactly what I was referring to about doing your research on people before hiring them to do something). Check out the show though, find out how many listeners they have, if they feature someone is that person also sharing they were featured there? All of this validates the source and although of course nothing is guaranteed, you can cut down on the instance that you may get robbed simply by doing a little research.

Social Media Promotions: 

This isn’t rocket science folks, as I have mentioned above you have got to do your homework on people. I can’t tell you how may “Twitter promoters” I’ve seen that claim celebrities use their promotion services yet there is absolutely no evidence anywhere on the internet that they do. I’m going to use Hell Razah as an example again because it’s not a secret I’m affiliated with his movement and work for his label. If Razah has a new song and I promote the new song, Razah shares the promotion I’ve done so that his fans know that the promotion I am sending out is real. This is public information and can be cross checked on both of our social media accounts. When people “appear” to have millions of followers, etc. you have to check their time lines. People can purchase followers, re-tweets, plays, etc. You have to be very careful because there are individuals that sell these purchased services and loop people into their time lines only to hood wink them with a few robot followers and they’re basically taking your money to share your music with fake follows. Look at when people’s accounts were established, how old is it? How long have they been selling promotion? I sell promotion, occasionally. I say occasionally because I won’t send just anything through my time line for a few bucks. I value my fans and supporters and they click my links because I don’t give them garbage. I know in this respect not everybody agrees with me but they can keep their $100. I am a person that poured a lot into my brand and name and a few hundred dollars to me isn’t worth discrediting myself. There are good reputable people out there that sell real social media promotion, but you have got to do your research. Face Book and Twitter now both offer “boosting” for posts. I haven’t found it to be hugely effective, but it’s reasonably priced and at least you’re purchasing the service or boost from the site directly.

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Manners:

Lastly, I want to mention manners. If someone takes the time to blog you, or share your music? Don’t forget to also promote the article or at least return the music sharing with a thank you or a shout-out. I can’t stress enough how important it is to respect people. You don’t have to be the best emcee, producer, or DJ in the world but in the digital age where everyone can just reach out and touch anyone on social media, the only fool-proof way to gain a following and real supporters is to be respectful and remain humble. Too many times people forget (mainly because of the trash they’re brainwashed with on the radio) that manners, honor, integrity, and respect will get you places money can’t buy.

If you found something in this article helpful for you or someone else, don’t forget to share it! Best wishes in all your endeavors!

QTP

Can we Auto-Correct Humanity? by @princeea

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Meet Prince EA. I came across his You Tube video “Can we Auto-Correct Humanity?”  this morning and was so impressed I had to blog it Fam.

There is a distinct difference between rap and hip-hop. The category hip-hop indicates that there is knowledge within the content of the music. Personally, the message in the music is right on time. Hopefully, more people will listen and start to control their technology instead of their technology controlling them.

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Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me.
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#HipHop101 How much of my own money will I spend on making music?

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I’m so sick of folks out here acting absolutely crazy. I want to explain a very simple principle to you. First ask yourself this,

If you played little league…. Are you now a professional baseball player?

If you drew pictures in Art class….. Are you now a professional artist?

Should everyone that can carve a turkey be a surgeon?

Fam… just because the world has made it easy for you to make music, doesn’t make it your profession. It’s actually VERY disrespectful to those in the game that have suffered and clawed their way through being broke and all kinds of other things you have NO IDEA that await you in the music industry. Making music is a beautiful thing. I think everyone should experience its joy. It is OKAY for it to be a hobby. Too many people aren’t honest with themselves. Honestly Fam, let’s keep it real. There is music links circulated all over the net of some music that’s terrible. It’s not even recorded properly and it just wastes space in cyber space.

I don’t know who has been lying to you, but I’m going to tell you the TRUTH about what kind of money goes into funding your own music career. Incase you didn’t know, you will spend THOUSANDS of dollars on it and possibly NEVER make any back. You will give away music for the first few projects. Those projects will cost you money. Promoting those projects properly (which means you hire someone to promote you) cost money. The more you want it exposed, the more money it costs. If you don’t promote your project, you will not build a fan base. If you don’t have a fan base, who’s going to buy your music? If you buy downloads and followers… what happens when you put a song on iTunes? If you have 100k fake followers and can’t sell 2 Singles for $1… why on earth are you wasting time & money? There are THOUSANDS of other emcees JUST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER then you. I’m not trying to be mean, this is REALITY. You should know exactly how big the mountain is.

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SOME OF THE WORST THINGS PEOPLE DO EVERYDAY:

Tweet strangers (people you don’t even follow) your links directly. They don’t click on it. You’re wasting time.

Tweet your music to famous people hoping they click it and love it. Let me know who get signed that way when you find out.

You are the only person promoting yourself. If you don’t invest in you, why would a label?

If you are still doing illegal things and your MXTP cover is your product, who is going to sign a law suit waiting to happen?

DISRESPECT THE DJ If you don’t know how important the DJ is? You are banned from making anymore music. It shows you researched NOTHING.

Get on social media and DISRESPECT the people that created the music of the game you’re trying to get into. NOBODY invests an artist who is disrespectful, immature, & unprofessional. You know why? THERE’S A MILLION MORE OUT THERE.

Not have help. There are a few (not many) folks in the music industry (myself included) that will not take your for a ride and rob you and actually give you what you pay for. What I’m telling you FOR FREE would cost you THOUSANDS of dollars to HOPEFULLY one day learn it from a Management or Development person.

Get mad when people don’t like your music. If this is you? You are banned from hip-hop. NOBODY likes everything. How dare you ask people to listen and when they tell you the truth, you get mad? You need to pay attention. Why? Because this is your BASELINE OF FEEDBACK. If 100 people listen to your song and anything over 80 say they didn’t like it? You need to seriously re-consider doing music or the kind of music you’re doing or accept that your fan base is going to be smaller then you anticipated.

Waste your money.

Not know what kind of rapper you are.

Hobby Rapper

Freestyle Rapper

Battle Rapper

MXTP KING

Feature Rapper

Indie Artist

Label Artist

Let me expound here a little bit… When asked “who is your fan base?” EVERYBODY is not an acceptable answer. Everybody would include kindergarten, middle school, high school, and senior citizens all in the same group.. In the words of Sneak Vandel,  “FALSE”. We’re going to get into this in depth in another article but it’s something you need to think about. I also want to give you a reality check about “getting signed”. In the words of Gryndhousz, “You have a better chance winning the lottery.” and that is 100% true. The days of getting signed to a major record label for a 50k advance and all that are long gone unless you are an artist ALREADY making money and numbers on your own that warrant such a deal. These days labels sign known artists or very young artists, they get a 100 page contract and lose all sense of ownership and identity to themselves as an artist. Make no mistake, anyone raking in the dough on the level you aspire for? Most of what you see come across in costume, dress, sound, etc is entirely dictated by the label that own’s the artist. We’ll visit that in depth in a future post.

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Fam, this information would normally be contained in a development or management session. I am spilling FOR FREE what I use to eat & pay my bills with because in all honesty, I don’t want you stupid. If I know the way, it’s my job to share it. I don’t depend on any of you to buy services here, hit my blog, or buy our music. I depend on God. What most people don’t understand is that giving things away can get you credit at a bank you’ll never owe it back to. #ProphetTweet LOL Okay, back to business. Let’s start with something basic… Your first MixTape.

You want to drop your 1st MXTP

Studio Time: $35-$250 p/h depending upon where you go. You get what you pay for in most cases unless you happen to personally know somebody. If you don’t know the studio ask to hear some of their work!

15 Song MXTP: You should record a minimum of 25 songs to choose from. You should never just throw something together.

25 songs x $40 per hr for each song to record

25 songs x $40 per hr for each song mixed (bare minimum it’s more when it’s done 100% professionally)

If you want your tracks Mastered, it’s going to cost an additional $25 -$100 per song

Features: Well this depends on what kind of splash you’re trying to make on the scene. Let’s say the fan base you’re aiming for is Little Wayne’s fan base because for whatever reason he is your hip-hop hero. You should be aiming for those kind of sound features. Get Wayne out of your mind though unless you have a million dollar budget for this project because a 16-bar verse from him is going to cost you well over 50K. Your feature cost depends on the caliber of the artist. There are some you can get for $500-$1000 but nine times out of ten you have to know somebody that knows them to get that price, so plan on $1000 at least for each feature. If you’re having a well known underground artist feature, they may not charge you for the verse if they like the project but they will definitely charge you for their studio time which would roughly be $100.

Production: On a MXTP if you are using other people’s beats (aka “industry beats” beat from a song on the radio) this won’t cost you anything. If you have a friend or team member that makes them you’re still fine, but if want original music and don’t have anyone around that makes beats? You can tack on anywhere from $100 (for something decent)- 5k per beat depending on what kind you want & the caliber of the producer. So multiply 15 songs x $100 per beat and that’s another $1,500 on the bill.

Artwork: Decent underground artwork $30 -$100

Duplication: If you want hard CD’s, you’re looking at $250 off the rip (CD & Case) depending on how many you want and they are expensive. Sometimes 50 CD’s are $200.

Promotion: Typically, folks who make hard CD’s skip this step and just pass out CD’s which of course only reaches where YOU DO. Artists that are hip to social media should hire people to promote there.

If your MXTP is hosted by a DJ, add $100-$5, 000 depending on the status of the DJ

If you do an indie video, add $300-$500

Also add what you afforded for the song’s promotion again because the video also needs promotion.

Add in promotion costs for however long you plan to promote this project.

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You will do all this for FREE music. This music you are GIVING away. You have to build a fan base. Nobody is going to buy your music unless they know you or they just rock with you like that. Honestly, if you put out a song on iTunes today, how many people do you know for a fact would buy your single for $1? Count them times .70 (iTunes sells your track for $1 but you only make .70 off each single). That’s how much you’d make with no fans. It costs $10 to load it to iTunes so subtract that from that number. It costs roughly $100 to copywrite & publish the track so subtract another $100. Whatever you’re left with is what you’d make right now selling a piece of music with no fan base. Is your number positive or negative? You will more then likely do this kind of project at LEAST 2-3 times before you should even try to sell anything. Fam, if you are not willing to commit to that? You won’t make it. Some of us have lost EVERYTHING over our music. My team? In the words of @kinggeorge427 “We starved together, we’re going to eat together.” Anyone of the greats in hip-hop, went through most if not all of everything I mentioned. If you’re not prepared for battle, don’t try to be a soldier. We’re only hiring warriors in hip-hop for the next 5-10 years. But if you’re ready? Welcome to #OPERATIONREVOLUTION

If you are in need of organizing, help with your project, or are interested in pricing for this kind of service, click the Queen the Prophet BIO at the top of this page and submit the inquiry form. Please allow up to 72-hours for response due to the high amount of inquiries received.

This has been a @queentheprophet public service announcement.

#HIPHOP101

#FREE #Blog Feature #Free #Promo via queentheprophet.com #READ Limited time offer

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Starting June 20-June 27, 2014 Queentheprophet.com is offering FREE blog features (normal cost $15)  with  3-days of FREE promo (social media sharing, normal cost $20) for Artists, Authors, Radio, and small businesses. 

What’s the catch? Well there isn’t one really other than if you receive a free feature, please share it via social media.  The only other “catch” is that you please read the submission instructions carefully because your submission must be a complete submission the first time (meaning all of the information requested including pictures, links, social media handles, etc) must all be together in your email submission. Incomplete submissions will not be processed. 

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  • You must write “BLOG FEATURE” in the subject line of your submission
  • Your email must contain any information about yourself /product/service that you want published including a bio/ description, social media handles, pictures, website, and links.
  • Your complete email submission must be received by Friday, June 27th 11:PM EST
  • Send submissions to queentheprophet@gmail.com

* Please note that Queentheprophet.com reserves the right to refuse any submission that we feel compromises the brand or integrity of Queen the Prophet, Battlegrownd Entertainment, Hell Razah Music, Inc. or GGO.  

Wu-Tang Affiliate HELL RAZAH @heavenrazah drops GHETTO GOVERNMENT MXTP

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Chron Smith, better known by his stage name Hell Razah.  He is best known as a member of Sunz of Man, an early affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan. Also known as Heaven Razah, Razah Rubiez, El Raziel

Razah is rumored to have suffered a brain aneurysm in April 2010. He was quick to recover and continue recording. He came to adopt the moniker Heaven Razah. { @heavenrazah via Twitter }

Easter, 2013 Razah released “Living After Death” currently available for purchase via iTunes

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Star of the New Esquire Network’s first documentary film, Freestyle 101: The Movie¸ alongside NY battle MC Iron Solomon and LA art-rapper Open Mike Eagle. The film is a 90-min look at art and struggle in hip hop, using freestyling as an analogy of living life on the edge. It also stars Ice-T, RZA, The Game, Fat Joe, Del, Mobb Deep, MOP, Cypress Hill, Sean Kingston, Prodigal Sunn, RA the Rugged Man, and many more. Freestyle 101: The Movie will hit film festivals, the web, VOD, and elsewhere this summer.

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Razah {President/Founder} of Ghetto Government {GHETTO GOVT is a Revolutionary Project of HELLRAZAH to bring unity, peace, empowerment and education around the globe} so if you see the hash tag #GGO…. Now you know.

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Recently released the first Ghetto Government Mix Tape “United Hoods of America” which is available for FREE download via wtcfolife.blogspot.com or http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2324196 …  Just in case you haven’t been watching my recent Twitter feed… yes, you’ll also see an appearance from me on that Mix Tape.

GGO has an entire ROSTER of heavy hitters and more to come from around the globe, this is definitely a movement you should pay very close attention to. Battlegrownd Entertainment #OPERATIONREVOLUTION {which includes the CT based collation DOBERMAN GANG, & New Jersey based Artist/Producer Brandon Heat} have jumped on board to offer their support.

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Born (1976-10-01) October 1, 1976
Origin Red, New York
Genres: Underground Hip-Hop
Years active 1994–present
Labels: Baby Grande Records Nature Sounds
Hell Razah Music Inc.
Legion of D.O.O.M.
Wu Music Group Associated Acts Sunz of Man, Black Market Militia, T.H.U.G. Angels, Maccabeez, Blue Sky Black

Hell Razah 2 @heavenrazah Living After Death

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Chron Smith, better known by his stage name Hell Razah.  He is best known as a member of Sunz of Man, an early affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan. Also known as Heaven Razah, Razah Rubiez, El Raziel
Born (1976-10-01) October 1, 1976
Origin Red, New York
Genres: Underground Hip-Hop
Years active 1994–present
Labels: Baby Grande Records Nature Sounds
Hell Razah Music Inc.
Legion of D.O.O.M.
Wu Music Group Associated Acts Sunz of Man, Black Market Militia, T.H.U.G. Angels, Maccabeez, Blue Sky Black

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Razah is rumored to have suffered a brain aneurysm in April 2010. He was quick to recover and continue recording. He came to adopt the moniker Heaven Razah. { @heavenrazah via Twitter }

Easter, 2013 Razah released “Living After Death” currently available for purchase via iTunes {see link below}

Star of the New Esquire Network’s first documentary film, Freestyle 101: The Movie¸ alongside NY battle MC Iron Solomon and LA art-rapper Open Mike Eagle. The film is a 90-min look at art and struggle in hip hop, using freestyling as an analogy of living life on the edge. It also stars Ice-T, RZA, The Game, Fat Joe, Del, Mobb Deep, MOP, Cypress Hill, Sean Kingston, Prodigal Sunn, RA the Rugged Man, and many more. Freestyle 101: The Movie will hit film festivals, the web, VOD, and elsewhere this summer.

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GHETTO GOVT is a Revolutionary Project of HELLRAZAH to bring unity, peace, empowerment and education to the divided states of america.
So if you see the hash tag #GGO…. Now you know.
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Now fam….You all know I don’t co-sign a thing unless I believe in it & the filter that came with my mouth is broken. This one though? SUPPORT this project & download via iTunes #QueenCertified – QTP

https://itun.es/us/6DuJK 

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Next on deck!
TUNE IN: NIKKIRICKSHOW.COM 4/25/13 9pm EST for her interview with HELL RAZAH!

NEWEST PRESS ARTICLES FEATURING HELL RAZAH:

TEC!: CHECK OUT THE LATEST ON QUEEN THE PROPHET. THE HYPE IS ON! http://liveforentertainment.blogspot.com/2013/04/check-out-latest-on-queen-prophet-hype.html?spref=tw …

Go to #itunes and get Hell Razah @heavenrazah new album #livingafterdeath and check out the #interviewhttp://instagram.com/p/YAfeWkn_DH/ via Siren Song Radio

NEWEST MUSIC & UTube LINKS:
Skull & Bones by HellRazah  http://youtu.be/dL5zIJ58NHA WATCH via Utube
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WINGZ UP HEAVENRAZAH PT 2 COMING SOON!!
FOLLOW ON TWITTER @HEAVENRAZAH OR @RAZAH_RUBIEZ http://www.redhookhouses.com

The Hash Tag stories of #TEAMQUEEN

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DEAR #TEAMQUEEN:

I’m not sure if you all know where the hash tag #TEAMQUEEN came from. About 2 years ago, I became an active Twitter user and met @thequeendyme on one of my infamous rants. Now cue @QueenDetria, thus the hash tag #TEAMQUEEN was born. Then we found other Queens…. @jennydaqueenb, @Queencremita, @duchesssofbitchs , @aqueenofqueens, & @mz2rude showed up and then there became too many to name.

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Personally, I am impressed with the level of class that are associated with #TEAMQUEEN. I’ve never heard a disrespectful word uttered one to the other. I believe that when a woman is truly a Queen, she has overcome much and earned her throne. The meaningless parts of stupidity don’t bother her because she is a Proverbs: 31 woman in constant progress.

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So…. The reason you’re reading this is because I am personally inviting you to share your story. I would like to introduce the women of #TEAMQUEEN to the world. Please do not feel obligated to participate, but I extend to you the invite to testify about the journey to your throne.

Please only include information that you are comfortable with sharing on the internet. Include the photos you would like used, your social media links, & any other information you would like listed. Please email everything in 1 email to queentheprophet@hotmail.com put #TEAMQUEEN in the subject line.

Be Blessed-

QTP

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#LADIES June 2k13 “F WHAT YOU HEARD” Author:@GRYNDHOUSZ audio #book for women that will change the way you look at yourself & men

NEW MUSIC by @_grandgiovanni VOTE CRUNK IT OR JUNK IT!

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Grand Giovanni Artist/Battlegrownd Entertainment (Doberman Gang, DBG, 427)

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Grand is a 10 year Doberman Gang vet emcee. Grand is one of those emcees that just doesn’t sound like anybody else. Grand makes the kind of music that you can rock with as soon as you figure out what his crazy ass is talking about. Grand has a lyrical gift that is too deep for the average ear. Grand requires a listener that still listens for content and wisdom with in the bars. Although Grand has his own way of doing things, his think outside the box style and metaphors you won’t hear everywhere.

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Listen to “Out of Control” and VOTE!! CRUNK IT or JUNK IT!

http://soundcloud.com/battlegrowndentertainment/out-of-control-grand-giovanni

 

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Grand Giovanni @_grandgiovanni DOWNLOAD his solo début mix tape “Life On Mars” for FREE!

http://www.datpiff.com/Grand-Giovanni-Life-On-Mars-mixtape.411509.html

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Hear Grand on the 7th Trumpet now available for purchase via iTunes & Amazon!

7th Trumpet (feat. QueenTheProphet) – Single – http://itun.es/i6JM95W #iTunes

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Take a quick journey into the making of Life On Mars via Utube:  http://youtu.be/ci7z1hT1G0E

TRAINING DAY New Music by @wwwcnorman

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Bringing you more New and Original Music from the Midwest, Producer C.Norman and Artist Mr. Pure gives us something to Bob-our-Heads to with their New-Single “TRAINING DAY”; with their precise word play and uncategorized rap-style, it’s indeed Purposely.Different™ as their label proclaims.
Listen to and Download C.Norman and Mr. Pure’s New-Single, “TRAINING DAY” (prod by C.Norman) here: https://soundcloud.com/dliberatbeats/dirty-c-norman-training-day
Contact: C.Norman@DLiberatRecords.com
Follow: @wwwcnorman & @MrPure4
Instagram: @wwwcnorman & @Mr_Pure
Website: http://www.CNormanProductions.com

C.Norman “Training Day” (produced by C.Norman) Feat. Mr. Pure

C.Norman’s BIO:
EPK: http://www.cnormanproductions.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/wwwcnorman (@wwwcnorman)
Artist: C.Norman – Producer / Artist / Engineer / Web & Graphic-Designer
Name: Christopher E. Norman
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Production Genres: Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B and Classical
Years Producing: 13
D.O.B/Age: 5/10/1985 – 27yrs
College: University of Illinois (2008) Speech Communications
Influences: Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony, Twista, Do-or-Die, and Crucial Conflict.
Email: C.Norman@DLiberatRecords.com
With the aim to create music which could not be mistaken as having originated from any other Producer or Artist, C.Norman has a Unique Rap/Hip-Hop Production style which often utilizes Orchestral Strings, Entire Brass Sections and Piano Solos, combined with Heavy Bass and Clean Percussion. First learning to make beats by competing with classmates in the 2nd grade, using only a table, his fists and pencils, C.Norman has continually developed his producing talents by deliberately going against the mainstream-grain, experimenting with any sounds available to him.
Recording his first song in his dorm-room as a freshman at the University of Illinois in 2003, C.Norman has since produced for a plethora of Midwest artists since 2005, and is constantly working with new talent on a weekly basis. He has recently completed his 3rd full production project with D.Liberat.Records’ Artist, Mr. Pure (Darryl Gilbert Jr.) titled “Til Heaven Calls… THC.”
Having had their music Featured on dozens of Hip-Hop websites/blogs such as ItsPrettyDope.com and Fkn-Famous.com, C.Norman is now utilizing the Independent Record Label that he founded in 2011 (D.Liberat.Records) in order to reach the ears of the masses, and to influence others to positively cultivate and maintain their Creative-Talents in an industry where easily, one can find themselves on the same wave-length with the latest musical-fad. His Debut Instrumental Album, “D.Liberat.BEATS Vol 1” (8/26/2012), is quickly generating a strong pull towards his 100% original production style, and is gaining the attention of numerous successful production networks and talent representatives.
You can experience first-hand his work as a producer and artist at http://www.cnormanproductions.com http://www.DLiberatRecords.com, and at Mr. Pure’s EPK, http://www.MrPureMusic.com.
Please forward any inquires to C.Norman@DLiberatRecords.com, and follow C.Norman on twitter – @wwwcnorman.