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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.

KN Premiere! theFWD: Mountain [Music Video]

theFWD; a collaborative effort between individual artists and Polar Entertainment label mates Ceezar & Satele is a strong fusion of instrumental and lyrical fire. Christopher Hearn, also known by his stage name, Ceezar is a talented musician and young scholar originally from Columbus, Ohio. Armed with clever lyrical content and well executed cadence, Ceez’s words are the fuel. Ohio native music producer Satele brings the heat with his highly inventive instrumentals. Best known for cooking up dope music, Satele’s production style blends the emotion of R&B with the culture of Hip Hop, then mixes in a Rock edge and tops it off with a twist of Electronica. Ceezar and Satele have a shared passion for creating music filled with a sound that they call “young, curious and bold.” The new single MOUNTAIN is a sound that is energetic in feeling and a fresh young voice in these turbulent times! theFWD = Friend – Warrior – Delegate Check out the new album entitled “theFWD” released Dec. 9, 2014. Read More »

Von Pea: Chasing Amy aka In Your Heart [prod by The Other Guys] Music Video

Von Pea and The Other Guys release visuals to the latest single off their album To: You.  “Chasing Amy aka In Your Heart” is a tale about a guy who falls for a girl he can’t have… for more reasons than one. Watch the video to find out why. To: You is now available online for digital download on iTunes, Bandcamp, and all other retailers. Compact Discs are available at UGHH, Fat Beats and anywhere else you can cop CDs. Read More »

Bop Alloy: Winter Breaks EP

Independent Hip Hop duo Bop Alloy release their first holiday project today, December 9, 2014. In February 2014, Bop Alloy was able to fund their 2nd LP, ‘Another Day in the Life of…’ using Kickstarter. The initial goal of the project was $7000. They more than doubled that amount in under one month and issued stretch goals, one of which included a holiday EP which would become ‘Winter Breaks’ . ‘Winter Breaks’ compiles 6 sonically vintage Hip Hop tracks. Producer, Marcus D handles the live instrumentation mixes masterfully while infusing jazz, soul and a pinch of Afro beat samples. Lyrically, Substantial touches on the personal, social, and economical effects of the Holiday season, using thoughtful lyricism, wit, and a variety of flows to paint a different portrait of Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s. “I wanted to do something that wasn’t a traditional Christmas/Holiday album. I celebrate Kwanzaa as well and I set out to make songs that give you a peek into this underexposed, wonderful world” , says Substantial . “Regardless of how you celebrate, what you celebrate, and/or who you celebrate it with, this is the best time of year, and I think ‘Winter Breaks’ embodies that sentiment without the cliche “holiday raps factor”, says Marcus D . The ‘Winter Breaks’ EP is sure to be the only holiday music you’ll be playing from now through February. Read More »

Donwill: Bad With Names Episode 5: The Uncomfortable Truth (feat. Ilyas)

Donwill went to Cincinnati for Thanksgiving and caught up with his good friend Ilyas. On this episode the missing member of Tanya Morgan explains exactly why he left the group as well as discusses his feelings about their last release. We also get a couple of tour stories as well as perspective on why Donwill and Ilyas had beef in high school. This episode also introduces the “Horrible Advice” segment and urges listeners to send anything they’d like advice about. Drop us a line at BWNPodcast@gmail.com or @BWNPodcast on Twitter. As always rate, review and subscribe and don’t forget to check out WorkingCreative.BigCartel.com and OldGold.NYC. Read More »

HiPNOTT Certified – The Regiment + RF3RD: Let’s Begin [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 from RF3RD .   Here’s the fourth cut,  “Let’s Begin” , produced by Sinitus Tempo. 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)