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Listen to BRAVO, Presented by Dead End Hip Hop

Listen to BRAVO, Presented by Dead End Hip Hop



On October 13, 2019 Dead End Hip Hop, in partnership with their friends at Patreon, took over Bravo Ocean Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. They invited some of their favorite MCs and friends of the show to come through and lay down verses over some hard-hitting production. The result is a group of songs that we’re super excited to be sharing with you all!


Producers: M Slago, Beezy430, Khoi Kidd, J. Robb & MaliaMaMusic

MCs: J. Nolan (Fresh & Local STAND UP), Damone Tyrell, Aja Kahti, GranddadWoolly, Adán Bean, Yamin Semali, DT, Dillon, Huey Revolution, & Nemo the...


Fresh & Local Fest: Digital (REPLAY)

Fresh & Local Fest: Digital (REPLAY)

For anyone that's followed our brand in any capacity over the past 4 or 5 years, you definitely know that our annual Fresh & Local Fest is pretty much our flagship event and is what we're most known for doing. Our entire platform as it stands today is based on the undying support and advocacy for independent artists - especially those that are within the genres of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Soul music. This year is particularly special because Covid-19 forced us to...


Fresh & Local Fest is Now Accepting Submissions (Artists + Vendors)

Fresh & Local Fest is Now Accepting Submissions (Artists + Vendors)


Our annual Fresh & Local Fest is returning to Atlanta on June 9th! For those that may be unfamiliar with the movement, Fresh & Local Fest is essentially a FAMILY FRIENDLY community event providing a safe space for creatives of all kinds to network, showcase their talents, and be amongst like minded individuals in an ego free zone. Last year we had an incredible lineup of national touring artists that included RCA Records newest signee Dear Silas (Jackson, MI), rapidly rising lyricist LG (New Orleans, LA), Sasha Renee (Louisville, KY), Ainjo (San Diego,...


Songwriter's Social Club (Presented by Fresh & Local x Fiverr.com)

Songwriter's Social Club (Presented by Fresh & Local x Fiverr.com)


We recently had the great opportunity to partner with Fiverr.com to present the Songwriter's Social Club, a discussion about the music business and the business of songwriting in particular. Within that, we were able to bring in an eclectic mixture of panelists to share their experience and expertise in their respective areas within the business. Platinum engineer/songwriter Scott Taylor Jr. shared a wealth of knowledge and experience as a young man working with a laundry list of major label artists. Emoni Aikens spoke about her transition from focusing solely on the film...


Small Crowds Matter: Using Analytics to Build Engagement

Small Crowds Matter: Using Analytics to Build Engagement

In episode 1 of Small Crowds Matter, we spoke about the potential that artists have in terms of D-I-Y concerts and pooling resources with your peers to create touring opportunities. For our 2nd episode, we wanted to get more to the root of building a foundation and/or fanbase with your actual music. Many artists look from a macro perspective and just want to see a million streams next to their latest release, but having low play counts can actually play to your advantage if you take a strategic approach....