Kevin Nottingham, of KevinNottingham.com’s notoriety, introduces his record label HiPNOTT Records’ latest musical endeavor. Through a partnership with HipHopDX, HiPNOTT is slated to release the first volume of a two-part series mixtape entitled HiPNOTT Records 2010 Takeover where Nottingham hones the label’s direction and sound. The mixtape, presented by HipHopDX, KevinNottingham.com and DJBooth.net, will be available for free download starting January 11, 2010. A video promo trailer is available for download and share now at http://hipnottrecords.com/hipnott -records-2010-takeover-promo.html.
HiPNOTT Record’s 2010 Takeover is a feel-good head-bobber reminiscent of the Golden Era of hip-hop that we all miss. Expect a skillful blend of exclusive tracks from both unsigned and established hip hop talent including Chaundon (Justus League), Guilty Simpson, Kyle Lucas, Joe Scudda, Verbs featuring MURS, El Prez, Truck North (The Roots), Tiye Phoenix, Wax, and Ilyas (Tanya Morgan). HiPNOTT’s signed artists, Cymarshall Law, K. Sparks, Nobody Famous, Trav Williams, JC Poppe and Preach, more than hold their own.
Following the Takeover mixtape series, the label will usher in its impressive roster of talent that includes Cee & Bekah, Cymarshall Law, Dasha, G.C., Has-Lo, JC Poppe, Jermiside & Danny Diggs, K.Sparks, Nobody Famous, Notion, Preach Jacobs and Trav Williams, with the release of projects beginning the first quarter of 2010.
In other news:
HiPNOTT Records 2010 Takeover Vol. 2 will be available February 2010, bolstering a list of talent that includes Epsilon Project, Has-Lo, Hawdwerk & Jansport J, Jermiside & Danny Diggs, L.E.G.A.C.Y., MaG, N’Telligence, Plex Long, Preach Jacobs, Random, Self-One, Siya and The Movement Fam (Cee & Bekah, Notion, Tommy Gunnz).
Additional first quarter HiPNOTT releases:
January: Cymarshall Law – The Creator’s Kid EP
February: K. Sparks + G.C. – A Day In The Life
March / April: Albums by Jermiside & Danny Diggs, Preach Jacobs and JC Poppe
About Kevin Nottingham:
Kevin Nottingham is an award-winning hip-hop blogger and founder of HiPNOTT Records. His blog, KevinNottingham.com, sees an average of 13,000 viewers a day was named one XXL’s Top 100 Hip-Hop Websites (2009) and voted SOHH’s Best Music Love Blog (2008). Nottingham launched HiPNOTT Records in 2009 via the release of Nobody Famous’ Order Up Vol. 3 Chicken & Waffles.
“These days it seems the blogs are running the music scene,” Nottingham said. “I receive hundreds of emails a day from people asking to listen to their music. Combine that with an ear for good music and the right connects and it becomes a solid foundation to run a successful label.”
For more information:
Label – http://hipnottrecords.com
Blog – http://kevinnottingham.com
HipNOTT Records 2010 Takeover Promo – http://hipnottrecords.com/hipnott-records-2010-takeover-promo.html