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Da Hip Life Ep. 5: M.anifest Interview [Video]

May 28, 2015 by


By  any metric, Mr. M. – M.anifest – is one of the best rappers in Ghana.   He is the grandson of one of Ghana’s most esteemed musicians and musicologists, Prof. J.H. Nketia, and plenty has rubbed off on this talented emcee.  His work ethic and hustle match his natural born aptitude, helping round out a complete musician […]

Da Hip Life Ep. 4: Gemini Interview [Video]

May 21, 2015 by


At this point, the English language has so many words for “good” that it is hard to keep up.  Gemini has chosen “dopest” to describe his skill-set.  The Ghanaian tongue-twister is officially signed to 2131 Records while managed and promoted by VRMG and BBNZ, essentially a trifecta of Ghana’a biggest musical infrastructure.  With so many endorsements (previous stints with big […]

The Marvelous Marketer – Marketing Myth #3: I can Bypass The Small Blogs & Head Straight To the Top [Editorial]

May 7, 2015 by


  The latest installment of Da-What and IAMPR Agency’s effort to help independent artists! I have had at least thousands of conversations over the last 6 years with musicians wanting to bypass being featured on small blogs. It didn’t matter which genre: Rock, Pop, Rap, RNB or else, the big goal was landing the huge media […]

Mandalay Bay Welcomes Juicy J [Editorial]

May 4, 2015 by


Throughout his career, Juicy J has earned over 13 nominations and five notable awards that include “Best Hip-Hop Collaboration” and “Best Song” at some of the world’s biggest music awards ceremonies. A couple months ago, he announced his upcoming tour dates and locations, and fans across America couldn’t be more excited for his upcoming North American […]

The Marvelous Marketer – Marketing Myth #2: I Can Get A Record Deal By Spamming Record Execs Via Twitter [Editorial]

April 29, 2015 by


The second installment of IAMPR Agency and Da-What’s editorial series to help independent artists learn about the industry and dismiss the marketing myths that are so commonly accepted. We could all use more visibility to increase the awareness of our businesses! However there are some creative ways to get to that goal and destructive ways […]

The Marvelous Marketer – Marketing Myth 1: Why Aren’t My Numbers Growing Overnight? [Editorial]

April 22, 2015 by


In an attempt to help bring more information to the indie artists and help them navigate the difficult landscape that is 2015’s music industry, Da-What and IAMPR Agency have joined forces on a new column “The Marvelous Marketer”. So without further ado, here is the first installment “Marketing Myth 1: Why Aren’t My Numbers Growing […]

Da Hip Life Ep. 1: Edem Interview with Da-What [Video]

April 17, 2015 by


Da Hip Life is the newest series from Da-What shining a spotlight on the Ghanaian scene past and present.  Episode 1 kicks off with Edem, one of the biggest artists out there. I knew of Edem well before I realized just who he was.  My initial introduction was the song “Koene” that receives major spins on the […]


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