2013 South Carolina Music Awards
July 26-28, 2013
Category Archives: Commentary
This past Saturday June 8, 2013 my blog turned five years old. On Sunday June 8, 2008 I wrote my first blog post. Shawty, I was so good and terrible at blogging back then. When I look at some of those … Continue reading
Hip hop culture, fan engagement, startup culture and the use of mobile technology has been changed, all by a Carolina artist named J. Cole. June 5, 2013 was a regular evening at home. I was winding down and strolling my … Continue reading
Some of y’all know I have a pretty cool “regular” job in corporate IT as a project leader and project manager. Basically a project manager (PM) is somebody who makes sure something (i.e. a project) gets done the right way, … Continue reading
Kanye West: "Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you…I’ll let you finish. But Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!" With the 2013 South Carolina Music Awards nominations ending … Continue reading
Thank goodness for hip hop blogs. More specifically, thank goodness for regional hip hop blogs. One of the best things about being a fan of hip hop culture right now is not having to rely on commercial media outlets to … Continue reading
Hip Hop music lives here! We bring you the latest news on the latest hip hop artists, and keep you tuned into the best in hip hop music, past, present and future. I, Nanci O, am a North Carolina Hip Hop chick who digs hip hop and technology. I'm right here, on the street, at all the shows, and can keep you tuned in to what's really going on.
So I gotta keep it real with y'all. I've been writing this post since November 2012 and have been struggling to find the words to finish it.
I felt the winds of change within the Carolina hip hop scene last year, around October. For some reason though, I've been having a hard time getting my thoughts together and expressing them eloquently. Guess I'll just say it. Whether or not y'all think it's eloquent, oh well. It's time to finish this post.
Photo by Nanci O. Taken February 18, 2013 at The Freedom Expression Tunnel in Raleigh, NC. Imagine if there’s somewhere budding lyricists could speak rhymes (new or written), without judgement, to better sharpen their rap skills. A training ground for rappers, … Continue reading
Well y’all, 2012 is officially about over. Are you happy with how your brand prospered and flourished in 2012? Did you achieve all of the intended goals for your business? In 2012, the Carolina hip hop scene had a great … Continue reading
Well y’all, A3C 2012 is upon us. A3C stands for "All Three Coasts" and is the largest hip hop festival in the Southeastern United States. Every year, thousands of hip hop fans from across the U.S. (and some international ones … Continue reading
9th Wonder (@9thWonderMusic) Keynote Speech At International Music Software Trade Association NYC (Video)
I’ve seen and heard 9th Wonder give plenty of talks on hip hop culture, producing and working with Jay-Z, and other various topics but this particular one may be the best thus far. Over this past weekend (Saturday Sept 22nd) … Continue reading