Independent Hip-Hop icon Tech N9ne debuted his new video for the song “Fragile” featuring Kendrick Lamar, MAYDAY, and Kendall Morgan via a release on MTV.com yesterday morning at 6 a.m. The track & video have caught on fire! Beating out the likes of Miley Cyrus, Teen Mom, and Real World Ex-plosion for that number one spot (you know you said that out loud in your best Ludacris voice), the fans are letting the world know who they really want. While the mainstream artists are busy running from the police in rented Lambos and attempting to twerk with a pancake a**, Strange Music and the world of independent Hip-Hop is recognizing one of it’s legends. With a nation wide 70+ city tour spanning April 9th until June 28th featuring Freddie Gibbs, Krizz Kaliko, Jarren Benton of Funk Volume, and The Psych Ward Druggies, this powerhouse has just lit the fuse and set a high standard for all other artists to reach.
Milwaukee Hip-Hop lyrical giant Klassik is once again drawn into the spot light for positive reasons. Recognized by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as one of ’10 Wisconsin bands to watch,’ the local Hip-Hop community is very proud of one of our favorite sons. But then again we already knew about the moves he was making. After winning the 2012 Radio Milwaukee and 2013 WAMI awards for “Artist of the Year” with his methodical blending of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Blues, Klassik has set his sights on conquering the music world as an independent artist. Drawing on the inspirational memories of his father Robin, who rests in eternal peace, his latest release YRP is proof positive that he will not be swayed from his goal of making quality substantial music for the world.
Showing that Hip-Hop truly has no borders, YC The Cynic had plans to make the trip across the ocean to perform in the land of the Nile, Egypt. But due to the continued conflicts he was not allowed by the government to go and perform, according to his Facebook. This was done, according to the TSA, for his own protection. While the Bronx, NY native is obviously disappointed that he could not deliver on his promise to his fans, he did say that he will be making the journey in a few months. As the founder of the RDACBX Hip-Hop community center in the South Bronx, YC is a patient man and knows how to put in the hard work it takes to succeed as an independent artist. ~Biggz