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Introducing… Kendrick Lamar [NEW MUSIC]

In his neighborhood of Compton, Kendrick Lamar is as known as K. Dot . I don’t need to explain how much of a struggle it is growing up in an environment that is built to fight social and individual progress. With such suppression Lamar has harnessed this emotion to be recognized as one of  West Coasts’ top lyrical geniuses. He dedicates much of his success to his upbringing and being surrounded by his father and the rest of his small family that consists of around 13 aunts/uncles, baring at at least 6 kids apiece. Lamar grew up around it all as a youngster; the good, the bad, the drinking, the smoking, the gangs and the violence, all of which seems to be portrayed in his music.

His music has been acknowledged by the best of the west. I saw footage a couple weeks ago of a concert where Snoop Dogg, The Game, Dr. Dre and The Dogg Pound all publicly showed their full support of the young rapper and his style of music. Have a look at the footage below:

Let me throw some examples your way,

The Heart.1

A.D.H.D.

In the song A.D.H.D. Kendrick makes continuous drug references, attributing this to experiences that he has come across along the west coast streets. This song is not about him, but rather the generation that he sees beside him being too often brought down the wrong path of drugs and violence. Lamar speaks openly on not even smoking weed (a very rare thing coming from the coast that brought you such green-leaf endorsing rappers such as snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, game, Cypress Hill, Nipsey Hussel)

Now Kendrick does not look highly on featuring big names in his music, for he doesn’t look for such quick exposure, or fake press. Another +1 in my respect book, ya, I keep tally. What are some artists that Kendrick would love to include on some of his upcoming music you might ask? Well the list includes such names as Erika Badu, Andre 3k, Bilal, and Floetry. When I heard those names come out of this dudes mouth I about dropped my glass. These are all artists that put out music with a message, not just a club hit. You can instantly tell by listening to just a couple of songs of his that he is different. Then you listen to a couple more songs, and realize that Kendrick Lamar is the truth. He is every hip-hop fans great hope, lyrically he can only grow. Having such a rich west coast background look for a couple exclusive Dr. Dre beats to be thrown his way to be used as canvas for Lamar’s lyrical masterpieces.

After reviewing his thoughts on the music industry you can’t help but get excited for lies ahead for Kendrick Lamar.  He seems to fully understand the way the industry works and is taking advantage of the benefits of owning your music.  His music is art and, seeing how great music spreads, I can’t wait to see where he is this time next year.

Lamar’s newest mixtape, Section.80 grabbed much attention and is now on itunes.

Hiiipower

Kian Bardikalaie | San Diego, CA| @KianwithMWL

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The Beat-Play Experiment Entry #9 – Updates!

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 beta@musicwithoutlabels.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!

– Dante & the whole Beat-Play Team