It’s that time again! Submissions are now open for the 5th Annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards, which will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Barrymore Theater. Awards categories include artists, producers, DJs, dancers, fans and more! Click How to Enter for complete submission guidelines.
Produced by TwanBeatMaker
Recorded and Mixed by Blaise Theimer @DipnDashCo
Filmed and Directed by LukasVH Media @LukasVhMedia
I worked really hard on this & I want my hard work to show. With this song I wanted to speak on something that we as people are in love with…DIAMONDS!!!!!. That’s one thing that makes us feel like we are the s!#$. I hope you guys give it a listen & if you really like let the streets hear it.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Madison-based non-profit Urban Community Arts Network (UCAN) announces its free Summer Hip-Hop concert series entitled “Back on the Scene.” UCAN, the organization responsible for The Madison Hip-Hop Awards and a variety of other urban arts events, will hold these live concerts both at area parks and on the capitol square.
Confirmed event dates:
Saturday, June 28 James Madison Park
Saturday, July 5 30 On the Square
Saturday August 16 Penn Park
Each event, made possible by grants from the Madison Arts Commission and Dane Arts (and fiscal receiver, Arts Wisconsin), will allow for a minimum of six performances from the underrepresented local urban artist community, for an approximate total of forty artists for the concert series. UCAN, in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club Creative and Performing Arts director Greg Doby, will include youth performers in these events as well. As the events take place in public spaces, the concerts are free to attendees of all ages.
These events not only showcase the often overlooked urban music genre in Madison but also bring the urban arts community together, provide free entertainment to underserved neighborhoods and provide performance opportunities for artists without creative outlets.
Events in James Madison Park and Penn Park will be held from 1-7pm, with performances from 2-6pm including a mix of rap and dance performances. Between sets, a DJ will spin Hip-Hop music and we will feature beats made by local producers. We will provide some refreshments, card tables, cards, and dominoes to create a comfortable, family-BBQ style atmosphere.
Events at 30 On the Square will be held from 5-7pm on Saturdays. Approximately six rappers will perform in this time period as State Street and Capitol Square patrons walk by. As this performance space can only be booked three weeks in advance, dates will be announced as they are scheduled.
This is the first music video for Madison, WI hip-hop duo “neu dae”, consisting of rapper neumy and producer evaridae. They shot this video at Murphy’s Tavern with the help of Cal Beier. neumy edited it himself in Final Cut. The song is titled “drowning myself” and is all about drinking, we hope you enjoy!
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Check out Merch, the latest project from Madison based hip hop group, 3rd Dimension. A lot of time and energy went into creating this project and it definitely shows from start to finish. Soulful samples and heavy percussive drums lay the foundation of this project. Probz, Spaz, Half Breed, and Reeks bring their experiences to life through their hard hitting lyrics and ability to play off of each other’s styles. Production from Burn Sampson is the icing on the cake that brings it all together.
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