Subscribe to this thread:. Cherry says that before he reached out to Nehpets in fall to play Dex’s tune “Drip From My Walk,” the video already had about a million YouTube views. Nehpets couldn’t deny the track’s catchy hook or Dreezy’s microphone prowess—she crushes Dollaz with tireless speed and bravado. That is something that definitely could help local artists out more. But though he realizes he’s out of town on tour too much to be the best judge, he thinks local radio could still do better. Cole shut it down last night performing new songs off his album KOD , as well as blessing the crowd with joints off his previous LPs. When Nehpets began his run with Power 92 in , he focused on juke music. There shouldn’t be politics behind it.
Rich the Kid 6: WGCI already has a section on its website called HomeTurf, which is supposedly dedicated to Chicago artists—but clicking the button to submit music takes you to the station’s contests page. They need a little bit more work. College radio is also popular with independent artists, according to Chicago MC Rich Jones , founder of the concert series All Smiles—audiences there are smaller, but it’s generally easier to get airtime. Nehpets definitely has a soft spot for the underdog. Showing 1- 1 of 1 Add a comment.
It’s so many streaming services to find music to the point people don’t even go to radio anymore,” he says. In the age of the Internet—with its proliferation of outlets, platforms, and niche services specializing in all sorts of music—the tedious and expensive art of courting radio rotation can feel not just futile but also unnecessary. But when Wstch say the song, they’re like, ‘Oh, I heard that on the radio,'” Watts says. High Watcj Stage 9: That is something that definitely could help local artists out more.
Corner Boy P 2: Like Chance, both Noname and Joey Purp are unsigned. Cole shut it down last night performing new songs off his album KODas well as blessing the crowd with joints off his previous LPs.
Ishon Cherry, aka DJ Shon, insists on the importance of developing an audience before trying to break into radio. Maxo Kream 2 p. Nehpets likes to think of radio DJs as a filter. Commercial radio can seem impossibly inaccessible to emerging artists, and its tightly circumscribed playlists hardly make it feel like a welcome place for new acts.
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Ski Mask The Slump God 4: DJ Nehpets joined Power 92 as an on-air personality inafter 12 years of guest mixing for the station. He started off by booking and scheduling saucy Chicago rapper Famous Dexhelping him build a fan base, and now he works as Dex’s tour DJ, performing at colleges and other venues around the country.
College radio oyt also popular with independent artists, according to Chicago MC Rich Jonesfounder of the concert series All Smiles—audiences there are smaller, but it’s generally easier to get airtime. But the format still has numbers that are hard to beat: If you get your record played at any time on the radio, that’s a privilege.
Watts suggests that radio stations watcch programming blocks devoted solely to locals. Send me a clean version. I would contact artists and be like, ‘Yo, I like your stuff. But even the most restrictive hosting site is still more accessible than commercial radio.
I definitely fqmous like it’s a waste of time, even if you do make the cut famoys they do play your music.
Once it became a radio smash, entering rotation at Power 92 and later WGCI, that count soared, and now stands at nearly 11 million. Popular mixtape-hosting sites such as Datpiff and Audiomack can also be free in most cases, the better site placement you want, the more you paybut uploading music to another leading service, Livemixtapes, requires more effort—new artists have to get their accounts approved, and that can be difficult without a cosign from an already approved artist. The last thing programmers want is for listeners to change the station because they’re put off by a mediocre song from an unknown.
Watts credits Chicago radio DJs for helping to nurture the local hip-hop scene and connect it to audiences outside the city. Craig Xen 5 p. Your record got past thousands of records that got considered for play. Rico Nasty 5 p. More by Tiffany Walden.
Local artist Bekoe, who’s promoting his September mixtape Sumthn Diffrnt with the help of a small team of friends and family, recognizes that radio has its problems, but he hasn’t given up on it.
Hoodrich Pablo Juan fxmous But of those messages, maybe ten are from artists in or around Chicago.
November 02, Music Music Feature. Lil Uzi Vert 8: He’s also working social media hard, and to generate buzz he’s playing at the Wire in Berwyn on November 6. They need a little bit more work. People think no one is going to respond or see it, but that’s not true. Nehpets receives or so e-mails a day from rappers and singers looking for a break. At the time, he says, no one was playing it on the radio.
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Lots of hopeful hip-hop artists reach out to Nehpets—he’s one of the hottest radio DJs in Chicago, with deep roots in the local scene and a reputation for supporting local talent. But though he realizes he’s out of town on tour too much to be the best judge, he thinks local radio could still do better. We play in the house parties. Subscribe to this thread:. Nehpets audlomack deny the track’s catchy hook or Dreezy’s microphone prowess—she crushes Dollaz with tireless speed and bravado. If the DJ is playing your music, they’ve filtered through a lot of craziness to get you the best camous.
We play in the car. I think they’re scared.