A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RADIO PROGRAMMER By: Mark McCray My name is Mark McCray….a radio station Operations manager/Program Director for a pair of broadcast signals in Dallas Ft Worth Texas. The 5th largest market in America. Both radio stations play music that caters to Hip Hop lovers. One station plays more contemporary
Break Free by: Scott L. Steward A.K.A. Big Stew There has never been a more appropriate time to ‘Break Free’ since now. Breaking free is to claim one’s own freedom; financial freedom, creative freedom, professional freedom, political freedom, psychological freedom, spiritual freedom, and any other type of freedom that seems to have people bound by
Please Listen To My Demo: How Music Producers Can Be Heard By Reg Young Legendary hip-hop group EPMD is responsible for the infamous quote, “Please Listen to My Demo” from their song of the same name. That was way back in 1989, before a lot of younger rap fans were born. However, those words are
Is Hip Hop Dead? Let’s journey into this never ending question. I often times wonder what is this Hip Hop is Dead thing really all about? First, let’s see how the Webster dictionary defines living, dead, and hip hop. According to Webster (the mobile app of course) living is defined as “currently active or being
The title of this article encapsulates the perspective transcendent artist take in approaching their craft. Constantly pushing the envelope, not being content with the norm or cliché and never settling for a sound or look below par excellence. The battlefield is cluttered with the ordinary and mundane. The challenge is to evoke thought and conversation.