It’s been close to a year since Nappy Roots broke from Atlantic Records and declared themselves to be independent artists, dropping their first self-released album The Pursuit Of Nappyness. Having full control of your career as an independent artist always opens doors for greater collaboration opportunities which they’ve found in their recent connection with Atlanta production company Organized Noize. If you don’t recall these guys they produced some pretty big hits back in the 90s working with artists like OutKast, TLC, En Vogue, and more. The latest project will feature the expertise of both groups, entitled Nappy Dot Org, expected to drop September 20 of this year. This first single and most recent release, “Congratulations” just goes to show that Nappy Roots is currently on top of their game with a whole new focus in the way they do music and business. Catch the single here and be sure to lookout for the release of their new album late September.
Fish Scales is dirty as hell, as you can see in the beginning of this vid. Check it out:
It’s definitely worth it to go out and buy Nappy Roots‘ newest, self-released album The Pursuit of Nappyness, and there’s actually more than one free mixtape download on their site too. Keep up with Nappy Roots for sure, they’re still doin it REAL big.
Nappy Roots absolutely killed this performance at the first annual THC Music Fest in Alma, Colorado – the highest town in North America. I also got a chance to talk to the guys about what they’re up to now. Look out for those interviews soon.
Hello again! This is Dante Cullari, Beat-Play’s founder and president, and I just wanted to give everyone another update on where we are with Beat-Play and what’s going on behind the scenes.
First off, we are officially in invitation beta, and have been for about a week now. Right now our beta consists only of the social network capabilities and minor player and music discovery features. Our plan now is to continue to develop the player’s capabilities and to add to the ways in which fans can discover new music, using our automated word of mouth system (more info here). These features will be available hopefully by the end of this year in their full glory. Other things we’re working on are fixing a bunch of aesthetic stuff and also making the profiles more customizable for the users.
Once these fixes are done, hopefully before December 31st, we will release Beat-Play to the public for the first time. However, if you are an artist and would like to join us in early beta testing, please contact us at email@example.com, and we will get you a pass code.
We are getting extremely close, and extremely excited to be able to make these revolutionary new tools available to people for the first time in history! With the completion of these tools, a great many new opportunities for fans and artists will be made available. It is our goal and dream to help artists and fans realize that these opportunities are then there, and to watch them take advantage of them – being more accurate, more personally customized music discovery for fans than ever possible before, and more efficient, effective, and FREE promotion and distribution for indie artists, with the added opportunity to make the fans happy by giving the music away for free, while still earning a living off of ad revenue, in addition to an almost unlimited amount of other revenue streams, such as merch sales, live streaming concerts, music licensing, 3D virtual artist meet n greets, and any other kind of content that would draw fans to an artists page where we can place unobtrusive and relevant ads. Not to mention artists being in full control over the price of ad space, and of course, full creative control over their music.
These are some really incredible gifts that this technology will make possible for the first time in history. This automatic word of mouth could even have a huge effect on marketing as we know it. The only catch is that it literally will not work without people to populate it. These effects will only be fueled by a massive social network. It’s up to the artists and fans to back this community if they want to see their careers and music discovery reach it’s full potential. Pass it on!!
Anyway, for now we’re truckin along pretty well. We also have a lot of awesome content coming your way. This week we may be a little bit less present on the blog than in the last weeks. This is because we’ll be traveling to several events around the country.
One this last weekend was the Mile High Music Festival in Denver. You can look forward to an interview with indie band Slightly Stoopid and a lot of amazing photography from that event. Also this week we’ll be traveling to the THC Music Festival in Alma, Colorado. This was the South Park Music Tour last year. There are going to be a BUNCH of amazing indie bands out there. Last year we were blown away. You can expect a lot of great HD live performance footage from there, and probably some interviews as well. I hear Nappy Roots is going to show up too! Should be a great time.
Then as soon as we get back it will time for the Rock the Bells concert in NY!! featuring A Tribe Called Quest, the whole Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Slick Rick, Lauren Hill, and a lot more! We’ll be there soaking it in, giving you all the details, taking pictures and hopefully getting some meet and greets in there too – come on Tip!
So there’s your Beat-Play update. We’re steadily grinding away everyday to get these roll changing tools into your hands as soon as possible, because God knows we could use them, and we’re also attending some really amazing events that you won’t want to miss out on, and thanks to us, you won’t have to. Stay tuned for more updates. Sorry again for the slow blogging this week, but I assure you there’s a lot more original content coming from Beat-Play in the coming weeks. Thanks a lot to all of our artists, and everyone who has shown support!! We need you more than ever now. Hit us up to beta test too! We need more artists and music on there! Take care. Peace out!
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