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Owner - Kevin is the owner and founder of KevinNottingham.com. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA he now resides in South Florida. In addition to this site he runs HiPNOTT Records, a small independent Hip Hop label and is an Executive Producer of the documentary film DEMOS: An Independent Artist's Guide To Success. Other than music, he is a techie by trade and holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology.

Ben Boogz (of 2 Hungry Bros): Soleil (feat. DJ M-Tri)

Does anyone set their morning alarm on their phones to sound an inspirational and vibrant tune? Does anyone have one that sounds as fresh and motivating as Ben Boogz’s “Soleil” (French for Sun)? “Soleil” is the perfect track off I Moreno to start your day with, featuring playful cuts by frequent 2 Hungry Bros collaborator, DJ M-Tri.  “Soleil” is the second installment from Ben Boogz’s debut instrumental album I Moreno.  It’s like a cold glass of water and some key lime to energize your daily routine. I Moreno officially drops this Friday. Preorder your copy on limited edition orange cassettes or grab a digital download! Read More »

MarQ Spekt & Blockhead: Devil’s Island Storyteller (feat. Sadat X)

After dropping two full albums this past Friday, MarQ Spekt keeps the momentum going with the latest single off his album with NYC producer Blockhead, Keep Playin’.  “Devil’s Island Storyteller” is Spekt’s gritty collaboration with legendary Brand Nubian member Sadat X. This one is meant to be bumped at high volume in the whip, so head on over and cop the album on compact disc for the car ride. Read More »

Microphone Check 1-2, 1-2

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Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 8: 2014 Wrap Up (feat Von Pea)

As the year draws to a close Von Pea, our invisible co-host, drops by to chop it up about about Christmas gifts, the best rap releases of 2014 and  Iggy Azealia. We dug into the mail bag to read a few listener letters and tried something new by replacing the commercials with song snippets from an upcoming Tanya Morganrelease that drops on Jan 2nd at soundcloud.com/TanyaMorgan. As always rate, review and subscribe and be sure to drop us a line at BWNPodcast@gmail.com. We just may read your email on air! Read More »

Happy Holidays… From HiPNOTT Records [Free Download]

This winter, HiPNOTT Records has gathered our team of artists to give our fans a compilation of previously unreleased music for this holiday season.  The compilation is available now for free download as our holiday gift to you. Check out the tunes and view the accompanying video holiday cards from our artists. Read More »

Top 10 Albums of 2014
Top 10 Mixtapes/Free Albums of 2014
Top 10 Slept-On Albums of 2014
Top 10 EPs of 2014
Albums / Mixtapes Instrumentals New Singles Sponsored Releases
Ben Boogz (of 2 Hungry Bros): Soleil (feat. DJ M-Tri)
MarQ Spekt & Blockhead: Devil’s Island Storyteller (feat. Sadat X)
RIZSELFMADE: Dat Made Life
Hassaan Mackey & Kev Brown: That Grit [EP Review]
Big K.R.I.T: Cadillactica [Album Review]
Black Milk: If There’s A Hell Below [Album Review]
Stalley: Ohio [Album Review]
Ras Kass Talks Blasphemy LP, Working with Apollo Brown and Longevity in Rap
D.S. Interview At 90.5 FM [Video]
Artist Spotlight: RF3RD
Otis Brown III Talks The Thought of You, Jazz & Hip Hop’s Symbiosis and Donald Byrd
RIZSELFMADE: Dat Made Life
Lazarus: Open Heart Surgery (feat. Bizarre of D12)
Clay James: Kool Water Intro (Music Video)
Git x 1Mt: Lifestyle of an Artist
actress
British Producer Actress Embarks on Short Tour – Win Tickets!
Paid Dues
Win Passes to see Lil Wayne, Ab-Soul and more at Paid Dues Fest in Los Angeles!
Microphone Check 1-2, 1-2
Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 8: 2014 Wrap Up (feat Von Pea)