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Five years later. We still do this because we love it.
October 27, 2010


Our show, the HoodHype show,  is going to be 5 years-old tomorrow.

We're kindergartners in the game now.

Kind of poetic when you think about it, considering a child learns the most in their lives from age 0 to 5, and much like a growing toddler, we've gained so much knowledge and appreciation for so many things over the past years.  I think I can speak for all of us when I say that thanks to this show, we've learned an awful lot about people, the independent scene,  music, diversity, culture, humility, hard work and respect.  It's been an amazing experience to see what started as a little idea, grow into something a little more substantial.

And although the show's come with it's fair share of ups and downs, stresses and hard work, I don't think any of us would take back a single second of being stressed trying to throw together our rig in musty unfinished basements, using bare wall insulation as sound barrier,  trying to work with old busted radio shack microphones, losing countless hours of sleep trying to push the show online,  being completely exhausted and taking 4-hour red-eye flights with vomiting passengers, worrying people who don't know us think "hoodhype" means we're exploiting the hood, driving at 110mph in the snow to make show time forty miles away, convincing wives to let us run the show just *one* more hour, scanning through hours upon hours of music to spin between shows, spending thousands of dollars on equipment, gear and liquor, dealing with pushy, overly sensitive, anxious show producers (me),  long nights and wasted hours waiting for interviews that would almost always fall through (shouts to Devin the Dude!),  worrying that you think I look like a psychopathic douche bag in the photo up there,  dealing with complete equipment failure in the middle of a show,  stressing out to the point of breaking into a sweat 10 minutes before every show and waking up the next morning with a wicked hangover and still having to go to work.  We wouldn't take any of it back because the love of the music never dies, it's why we started this.   It's truly a labor of love........ pause.

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A special "thank you" to all you listeners, friends of the show, readers and family who have ever supported what we're trying to do here.  We couldn't do this without you.

So all that being said, we will be having another LIVE show tomorrow, broadcast via UStream and SmoothBeats online.  Bring your drink and chill with your boys in the basement tomorrow night (10/28/10) at 7:30 pm Eastern RIGHT HERE on the front page of HoodHype.com, on our Ustream Page or tune in from your mobile phone via SmoothBeats Radio!

If  you need a reminder, hop on our show announcement email list (click here).


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