Hollywood, CA - January 11, 2011 - As the brainchild of Kareem Fort
, C.O.O of HiPNOTT Records
and Co-Owner of Cypher Lounge Radio
is not just your average documentary film; it truly serves as an awe-inspiring guide to success for the struggling, intermediate, or well established independent artist.
Joining forces with Kevin Nottingham, C.E.O of HiPNOTT Records and Hip-Hop Blogger, the dynamic duo has come together once again to breathe a breath of fresh air into a somewhat asthmatic industry with this powerful film. As Executive Producers of the project, Kevin and Kareem also brought on Hip-Hop Artist and Co-Owner/Host of Cypher Lounge Radio, Hassahn Phenomenon as well as Velv Somersault as producers on the DEMOS project.
"How do I stand out from the countless other artists trying to make it? "Should I put out a mixtape or an album first?" "Do I need a booking agent?" "How do I build my brand and create an image?" "How can I get sponsorship for shows and tours?" These questions are the essence of DEMOS
. The answers are masterfully supplied by hip-hop legends, highly successful independent artists, and industry tastemakers covering the entire span of music culture. Narrated by the Grammy Award winning Hip-Hop Poet, J Ivy
and featuring the likes of Talib Kweli
, Naughty By Nature
, Pete Rock & CL Smooth
, Carl Choi
, Rapper Big Pooh
, Da Beatminerz
, Jean Grae
, Tony Rock
, Asya Shein, Statik Selektah, Dumbfoundead
, Mac Miller
, and a host of others, DEMOS
will soon serve as the standard by which all How-To-Guide films should be measured. Slated for a Summer 2011 release, DEMOS
is guaranteed to be a game changer. Leading up to the release, the creators of DEMOS will be releasing a series of trailers, contests, and other details surrounding the film. Stay tuned and for the time being...
Listen to Watch My DEMO.
WATCH THE DEMOS TRAILER HERE
Demos is a documentary that was created to educate and inspire the emerging hip-hop independent artist to accelerate their career. Its primary objective is to provide insight on the myriad of ways to establish or further enhance a successful independent music career. Industry veterans along with well established indie artists will share their experiences, advice and techniques providing an invaluable and unprecedented resource for the up and coming artist. From scholarly advice about branding and getting noticed to revelations about submitting content to media outlets, Demos is a film that should be on any musician's "must-see list!
Demos will expound upon how the industry has transformed over the years. Through the industry's overhaul, the artist needs to now empower and equip themselves with this essential information to maximize their chances of success. The music industry is ever-changing and to keep up, you must be well equipped; Demos is the tool to create a metamorphosis within an artist career.
Appearances By: Pete Rock and CL Smooth,,Naughty By Nature, Shyheim, A-King from PNC Radio
Murs, Carl Choi, El Prez, Dae One, Statik Selektah, Talib Kweli, Tony Rock,Verbs
Wax, Dumbfoundead, Michelle McDevitt from Audible Treats, Money Making Jam Boyz, Z of DJBooth.net, Asya of Fusicology, Spintelect, Bigg Pwee of KJLH, K Sparks, The Regiment, Convinced, Raven Sorvino, Jean Grae, Pharoah Monch, Big Dho, Jake Paine of HHDX.com, Da Beatminerz, Cisco Adler, Chris Young, DJ Houseshoes, J Davey, Sean Falyon, Marley Marl, TruthLive, Matt Diamond, Joe Scudda, Chaundon, DJ Rhettmatic, Kooley High, Tanya Morgan, Kyra Kyles, Tanvi Patel of Crucial Music, Mac Miller, Warren G, Verbs, Cymarshall Law, and more to be announced.
Executive Producers: Kareem Fort & Kevin Nottingham. Produced by Hassahn Phenomenon and Velv Somersault.
Directed By: Matt Friedman
Written By: Kirkland Morris & Hassahn Phenomenon
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