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#DaFiveFingerDiscount: Horseshoe Gang – Anti-Trap Music [Editorial]

April 21, 2016 by


Very excited the present the latest installment of our series Da Five Finger Discount! Before y’all spend your hard earning money to support your favorite artists, we’re wanted to provide a deal! That is why we get these artists to provide some insight into their upcoming project. Long Beach’s Horseshoe Gang broke down 4 tracks […]

Poet, Writer and Director, Congomuse Speaks on Women in Hip-Hop [5-part Interview]

March 27, 2016 by


Christina ‘CongoMuse’  Fonthes is a Manchester-based artist, Create and one half of #DesiMeetsCongo, a radio show that focuses on popular culture. Her mantra – telling stories through any means possible –  allows her to bring stories to life through writing,  the spoken word,  and filmmaking. She has completed residencies with Royal Exchange Theatre, Home, and Community Arts […]

#DaFiveFingerDiscount: Charity Clay – Bridges [Video]

March 21, 2016 by


After years in the making, Charity Clay is set to release her new album Bridges at the end of the month.  If you are in the Bay Area, come to the album listening party on March 30th at 44 Restaurant in Berkeley, Ca.  To get y’all ready, Charity decided to break down five tracks from the upcoming […]

Da-What+Friends pick the Top 15 Artists to Watch For in 2016 [Editorial]

January 20, 2016 by


This year’s Top 10 to Watch For is a bit different from years past.  I have reached out to some fellow journalists to provide picks of their own to supplement the Da-What Top 10.  To be honest, while I stand by all of my prior lists of talented artists, they don’t all demand the attention in […]

I Am PR Agency – Marvelous Marketer: Why You Still Need A Publicist In 2016 [Editorial]

December 28, 2015 by


Lately, we have heard some people tell us that they do their own publicity. But they are barely generating impressions, have no reach or awareness, and no press placements. A publicist is still very necessary in this day and age. The role of a PR has greatly expanded, and can now be quantified. With the […]

I AM PR Agency – Marvelous Marketer: How To Use Fame To Make Dollars! [Editorial]

November 23, 2015 by


Fame is a mechanism to create demand for products and services. We have made a lot of people famous, and we thought that was it. Turns out there’s a lot more. Fame by itself does not make money. If you don’t have the infrastructure set up to create sales from large amounts of awareness, fame […]

#DaHipLife EP. 11 – Lil’ Shaker Interview [Video]

October 10, 2015 by


Every time I visited BBNZ studio, Shaker was there working.  So I don’t think it is a coincidence that I see him making moves. As explained in the interview above, Shaker actually prefers working as a featured artists and/or producer on other peoples’ songs rather than his “own”.  So yeah, an album is coming but it doesn’t […]