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4 of the Best Online Forums to Post Your Hip-Hop Music On

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Blog features, social media, and email marketing are some of the more popular methods of ensuring your music reaches beyond your local network of supporters. But there's one platform that seems to be underrated in its ability to attract new fans: forums.

An oldie but a goodie of the internet, online message boards are where you can find some of hip-hop’s most diehard consumers. Many of your favorite blogs have their staff lurking on these forums, and while they may be looking for high-profile album leaks, message boards also have the ability to break indie artists to global audiences.

To help you uncover these hidden gems, here are four great hip-hop forums you can share your music on, along with some advice on posting with proper message board etiquette.

5 Sub-Genres of Hip-Hop You Should Know the Difference Between

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As hip-hop continues to evolve as a genre, categorizing sub genres by sound or location is becoming a more and more difficult task. However, it's important to be able to identify different types of hip-hop in order to have a full grasp on how it can impact people in different ways.

Certain subgenres have more appeal than others within the realm of the mainstream, while music from independent artists tends to receive appreciation from all sides of the spectrum. In order to have all over your bases covered, here are the top five hip-hop subgenres you should know if you want to have a full understanding of the genre as a whole.

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Jun 3, 2016 08:00 AM

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Take This Quiz to Find Out How Much You Know About Hip-Hop

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3 Tips for Building Relationships with Hip-Hop Bloggers

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A version of this article originally appeared on Hypebot.

 

Building relationships with hip-hop bloggers and editors is an essential part of your music career. Bloggers can help get you in front of your audience and add credibility to your brand. As your music career and team grows, you’ll eventually assign this job to someone else, but until then, you'll need to forge those relationships. So, I’m going to give you three tips for doing exactly that.

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Apr 15, 2016 10:00 AM

Max Monahan

The 10 Biggest Hip-Hop Cities in America

Since its very recent inception in the early 1970s, hip-hop has absolutely blown up. Maybe it's the heavy beats, the themes of counterculture, rebellion, and unity, or maybe it's just because the music sounds so good. Hip-hop has taken may twists and turns over the past 40-plus years and developed different niches based off of the different regions it has existed in. Just like an accent in a language, different cities bring different sounds and have made distinct contributions to the genre. Check out this list to get schooled on the 10 biggest US cities in hip-hop.