Hip hop covers a very wide genre of music which makes it very difficult to give a proper explanation of what hip hop actually stands for. Textbook definition of hip hop calls it a stylized rhythmic music that is usually accompanied by rapping. As a whole, the hip hop culture also includes things like DJing, beatboxing, break dancing, graffiti writing and MCing. Hip hop began forming during the 70s in the United States. It began forming as a creative outlet during inner-city block parties, as they were called. New members started some new, “swag” trends such a boarding on electric skateboards for off road.
Today, artists whose music is regarded as hip hop includes names like Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Drake, Kanye West, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre and many others. Those are mainstream artists, who are recognizable by the broader public. This website of mine is however going to be talking about the underground hip hop scene, which rarely gets the necessary recognition and attention by the media. After all, all the big hip hop names that I mentioned earlier were once considered struggling underground artists. Lots of interesting names and faces exist out there which are doing experimental things like including foreign music into their beats, mixing classic jazz and even some which are using props like camera drones with built in screen in order to present their art better.
I myself am a struggling artist that’s trying to make a name for himself the fierce New York hip-hop scene. Even though there isn’t a doubt in my mind that I’ll have my breakthrough and I’ll succeed in the mainstream, in the meantime I’ve decided to launch this website where I’ll be talking about hip hop. It’ll mainly be the underground scene, but I’ll also include the mainstream hip hop news from time to time. Sometimes I might end up talking about some of my other interests like tech and how it can be used in your hip hop career. I’m a huge fan of video camera equipped GoPro drones and making backdrop videos with them for me music is my favorite pass time activity.
Hip hop scene
Most prominent underground hip hop artists today include names like Lando Chill, Young Wicked, Flipp Dinero, Coach Tev, Gaz The Rapper, EMoney, etc. They all offer a wide range of songs that are worth checking out. Keep in mind that I’m just one man and if I’ve omitted a singer that you love please don’t hold it against me. I try to stay in the loop with the hip hop scene, but like it was already mentioned, it’s a huge and ever changing thing. You can’t cover everything that’s going on. But I remain confident that I will be covering all the more important names that are worth checking out.
Lately I like to expand my horizons and instead of just limiting myself to the US hip hop scene, I’m dipping and keeping track of what’s going on the international scene. One artist that I’ve been listening to for the past few days, from the UK, is Professor Green. Before that it was Tinchy Stryder. They have some great tunes that are worth checking out. Language is very important when it comes to hip hop, at least for me, which is why I normally keep track of artists that write and sing in English. There are those who enjoy hip hop even when listening a song in a completely different language. Nothing wrong with just enjoying the song rhythm.
Keeping tabs on the hip hop scene isn’t easy, regardless whether it is local or international, English or non-English. My hopes are that I’ll be able to deliver new and interesting music to my readers. Your help is greatly appreciated. If you have an interesting new artist that you would like to see featured, make sure that you send me a link to his/hers soundcloud profile. I’ll give it a listen I promise and if I like it I’ll give it some exposure here on the website.
Tigran Mimosa is a website that I plan on making a household name in the business of underground hip hop. Tigran is my actual name, but my friends call me Mimosa, like the drink. What can I say, I really love my mimosas. Going forward I’ll be building this website to be the central hub in the world of hip hop. I’m hoping that you’ll be helping me by getting in touch, leaving messages, suggestions and recommendations for artists that I should be checking out. Thank you for coming by and I hope to see you again soon.