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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.

HiPNOTT Certified – The Regiment + RF3RD: Crimson Skies [prod by Sinitus Tempo]

The Regiment have teamed up with graphic designer RF3RD to create a new project which merges 2 of the 5 elements of Hip Hop: MCing and Graffiti. The new project, S.O.U.L. (Sound Of Us Living) , is one of the first to utilize our new platform — HiPNOTT Certified , an outlet of HiPNOTT which allows us to showcase specific brands represented or sponsored by the label. HiPNOTT Certified , over the coming months, will bond with and promote individuals/brands within the industry such as graphic artists, DJs, videographers, and clothing designers. It allows us to focus on other aspects of the industry and push the HiPNOTT brand even further. Check out RF3RD’s HiPNOTT Certified page and biography here . Every Friday at the beginning of each month,  The Regiment  will release a track from S.O.U.L. along with original artwork fromRF3RD .   Here’s the third cut,   “Crimson Skies” , produced by Sinitus Tempo. In addition, to let everyone know a little bit more about artist RF3RD , KevinNottingham.com has posted an artist spotlight interview on the graffiti artist.   Go check that out . Read More »

Artist Spotlight: RF3RD

Today’s artist spotlight is a little different, as we feature neither an emcee nor a producer. We all know that there are 5 elements to hip hop: MCing, DJing, B-Boying, Graffiti, and Knowledge. Well today, we put the spotlight on graffiti artist RF3RD. From Brooklyn, by way of Detroit, RF3RD has been working with HiPNOTT Records for a bit now and the main graphic designer for The Regiment. His latest work can be seen at the top of each month in his S.O.U.L. project series with The Regiment and HiPNOTT Records. Check the spotlight below… Read More »

KevinNottingham.com Presents: “Chances & Change” Remix Contest

While on Tour in Europe a couple months ago, Boston emcee M-Dot, dropped his acclaimed mixtape “Jake LaDOTTA” and the 2nd Single was the uplifting gem “Chances & Change” ft. Skyzoo, Krumb Snatcha, Revalation prod. by DJ Nefarious (with add. vocals by Red Pages & cuts by DJ Decepta). Now he is giving upcoming producers the chance to shine with the “Chances & Change” Remix Contest presented by KevinNottingham.com! Read More »

Bop Alloy (Substantial + Marcus D): Autumn Leaves (feat. Pismo)

With Fall in full swing, it’s only fitting that Substantial & Marcus D officially release their latest single, Autumn Leaves. Guest vocals from the always soulful Pismo, add the perfect touch to this Autumn anthem while Marcus D’s stellar production sonically captures the coolness and brilliant colors of the season. Substantial’s lyrics, inspired by Gordon Park’s book To Smile In Autumn, talk about setting new goals after reaching those from his youth as his life approaches the Autumn years. It’s like I reached that point where many folk lives get froze Instead I’m busy living most of my childhood goals Never stagnant, forever I’ll strive for more This elevator’s barely above the bottom floor Autumn Leaves is from Bop Alloy’s critically acclaimed 2nd album, Another Day in the Life of… if you’re a vinyl record enthusiast, you’ll be happy to know that the duo recently released Limited Edition EP version on 12″ vinyl. Pick up your copy today and don’t forget, there’s more Bop Alloy right around the corner. The Winter Breaks Digital-Only EP drops this December 2014. Read More »

Von Pea: So East Coast [Music Video prod by The Other Guys]

The first single, “So East Coast”, off the upcoming album, To: You, from Von Pea and The Other Guys has received a ton of love since it dropped two weeks ago and it’s just a sliver of what the whole album has to offer. Today, the East Coast crew give us some visuals to the hit single. Grab the single now and bump it in your whip. After a few spins, this jam will no doubt be stuck in your head. Watch the video below and stream the single now on Soundcloud  or Bandcamp  and if you pre-order the album now on Bandcamp, you’ll receive an immediate download of the single. To: You will be available on compact disc and digitally everywhere on November 25th. UGHH has compact disc pre-orders up now. Read More »

Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 1: The Group Dynamic w/ Von Pea

Donwill is back with another episode of Bad With Names and this time he’s joined by Von Pea. Together they collectively mourn the Wiz/Amber breakup as well as talk about Tanya Morgan, robbery attempts and how not to use twitter. Needless to say things get very interesting, tune in! Read More »

Saranyu: Old Habits Die Hard

Check out the debut project from Virginia Beach artist Saranyu, as he lays his heart out over some smooth laid back production. Read More »

Confidence – Still Got It (feat. Wildelux)

Producer Confidence links up with Bronx emcee Wildelux for the new track “Still Got It”. This free download is boom bap hip hop at it’s finest. Cuts provided byDJ Technic. Don’t forget, School of Confidence starts November 1st! Read More »

Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 0 – The Pilot

Introducing Bad With Names, a podcast hosted by Donwill. The new weekly series will feature conversations with a few working creative’s and some other cool stuff that is still yet to be determined, sort of like life in general. Read More »

The Regiment & Random: A Gamer’s Anthem

After releasing two singles (“Kung Fu Treachery” and “Bloodstream”), a video, and a pre-game mixtape, The Regiment and Random finally unveil the final project, A Gamer’s Anthem; available today for download on iTunes and all other digital retail outlets. You can also stream the project in full on Bandcamp, and order physical compact discs at UGHH. 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
Microphone Check 1-2, 1-2
Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 8: 2014 Wrap Up (feat Von Pea)
Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 7: The Fun of Feminism (ft. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh)
Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 6: The Honor Roll (ft. Mike Baker & Tap 10)