Archive for the ‘Independent Scene’ Category

May 17th, 2013
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Hey man don't blame us if you don't chill for the long haul on show nights every Friday.  Things like this just happen. Shouts to Anchiello.

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March 6th, 2013
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You guys have heard him as a guest on the show a few times and just last night MOLA1 dropped his first music video for the song "Product." off of his "boom." EP.  Check it out!

We've got more news involving this guy coming very soon!

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February 9th, 2013
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Dilla Day Detroit 2013!Last year we went to this event and had an absolutely incredible experience with the people, the vibe and the performances at the show.   Expect nothing less this year, HoodHype will be in the building shooting performances, interviews and photos.  Be sure to follow HoodHype on Twitter/Instagram and Facebook  or follow MOLA1 on Twitter/Instagram to get updates throughout the show!

Come join us at the Fillmore Theater in Detroit, it going to be an incredible show!

Get Tickets to Dilla Day Detroit Here! 

Check out the official press release, photos and video from last year after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »

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January 23rd, 2013
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Finally. Been wondering what these guys have been up to. We've been following A.DD+ for close to three years now and watched these guys evolve and grow, it's been an amazing transformation. Big shouts to Slim and Paris for continuing to work and follow their dreams.

'Can't You See' is a collaboration between Dallas rap group (and Red Bull Soundstage artists) A.Dd+ and producer NickNack. The video was directed and produced by OG of Luxury Mindz.

The song, which appears on NickNack's album 'State Machine' and is available at Crowd Control Records and NickNack's bandcamp page, came about when A.Dd+'s DJ Sober met up with NickNack in Austin during a Red Bull Thre3Style event. NickNack said he was a fan of the group and played a few beats. The end result was 'Can't You See,' a head-bobbing tune with a soulful beat and sharp lyrics from rappers Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy.

A.Dd+ debuted their first album, 'When Pigs Fly,' in 2011 to wide acclaim, earning raves from Pitchfork Media and XXL. The group's upcoming mixtape, 'DiveHiFlyLo,' drops January 26. A.Dd+ will celebrate the release with a performance at the Granada Theater in Dallas.

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January 3rd, 2013
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BlatPack's own links up with Mic Write from Detroit's Coldmen Young and this dude Rafael spittin his ass off to put together a video for a sick track we spun back in episode 194.

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October 17th, 2012
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We've said it on the show on multiple occasions, SmCity's Indie Life album does represent a lot of what we're about so it's hard for us not to contantly have his music in rotation here at HoodHype.  Props to SmCity.  Great interview on the show, great show at the DMV showcase, good people.

Cop SmCity's Indie Life exclusively at or boy Z's house:

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September 27th, 2012

We're gonna start doing this more. Shouts to Ben Miles from Of Mice and Musicians for coming through to sit in with us on #184.  It's probably time for us to have more guests sit in and go in on the mic.  I mean that's what the basement is for right?


Note: Footage was a bit shaky, trying to manage things WHILE holding a camera is not the move, well it actually is the move.
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July 20th, 2012
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Detroit mainstay, (and guy I see at EVERY St. Andrew's Hip-Hop show) Marv Won taking all you terrible rappers to church for two straight minutes. Sit up, put your hands up, confess and repent your sins.

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June 6th, 2012
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We're seeing something special happen with this kid.  Not only is he putting out some great music, but he's got all the right ingredients to evolve into a pretty incredible artist.  All the ingredients are there.  Raw and undeniable talent, great production, a hard working team, humility and charisma.  A lot have talent, but few have their act together like this dude.   Joey is one in a million, keep your eye out for him.

Shouts to the best film crew on the planet for another great one.


On a Thursday after school, Joey and his Pro-Era crew assembled at Brooklyn’s Dunham Studios — backpacks filled with laptops, laptops filled with loops – to create a new song, from scratch. Within minutes, the beat Chuck Strangers made only the night before sent Joey searching the insides of his eyelids for bars beyond his years. “Daily Routine,” the first in Yours Truly and adidas originals “Songs From Scratch” series, was written right there on the couch in the control room and will be available for free download tomorrow.

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May 31st, 2012
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I've been to some independent hip-hop events over the years and experienced quite a few performances.   After your first few,  you start to realize how tough it is for an artist to be heard let alone move a crowd of people who are there to see the headlining act, which a lot of times,  is also independent.

As a fan of the music, it's easy to get burnt out.  Between the rappers devoid of emotion who pace the stage with a blank stare and so-called "artists" who open for label acts but seem to lack any sort of passion, it is very easy to get burnt out and never visit an indie show again. Read the rest of this entry »

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