Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Mixtape Review" Chip Gnarly: G.O.D. (Guilty of Dedication)

I’d like to introduce you to "Mixtape Review" an outlet for which kaylacalloway.com will be reviewing mixtapes from the freshest crop of indie and emerging hip-hop artists! First up              Chip Gnarly: G.O.D. (Guilty of Dedication)

Chip Gnarly: G.O.D. (Guilty of Dedication)
This one is for the Cali folks. Chip Gnarly, a 17 year old Inglewood, California bred rapper, recently released his second mixtape, G.O.D. (Guilty of Dedication). Gnarly gives listeners that cool California sound but doesn’t limit himself to it. His music has dimension that surpasses his region and offers his listeners a different take that may have not been heard before, which is difficult to do. He even shows off an ear for sampling, alongside producer Mike Free, with the song “Gangsta Party”. And while some lyrics are catchy and even humorous like those found in a personal favorite “You Gone Learn Today”, others recount life memories and reveal his passion for music. G.O.D. shows a great deal of growth since his first mixtape, Fre$hOuThaBox and leave fans intrigued for what’s to come.

Links:
Twitter: @CHIPGNARLY
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChipGnarly

Mixtape: http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/17570/chip_gnarly_god.html

“You Gone Learn Today” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbJQzvB6AFo

3 Ways Hip-Hop Artists Can Use Pinterest to Promote Their Music

Many brands are utilizing Pinterest to promote their bottomline and uniquely interact with consumers. However let's explore how this virtual scrapbook-themed social photo sharing site that lets users create theme-based image collections can translate to hip-hop marketing. Here are 3 Ways That Hip-Hop Artists Can Use Pinterest to Promote Their Music:


1.) Link Your Social Media Accounts: Pinterest users can sign in through their Twitter and/or FaceBook accounts

2.) Create Backlinks: For example, you can type in your mixtape title and whenever someone clicks on it have it backlinked to your website or datpiff.com, livemixtapes.com profile or where ever your music/mixtape is hosted.

3.) Be Creative: Use Pinterest to connect with your fanbase on a personal level; show your interests outside of hip-hop, as well images that promote your music. Pin images such as mixtape cover art, promo materials, press photos, images of venues that you've performed at, YouTube videos and etc.