“The net is going to be bigger than television,” says Tajai. “It’s going to be something where everybody is connected.”
Artists like Hieroglyphics, who use the web to advance the hip-hop cause, bask in the klieg lights of the Online Hip-Hop Awards.
At the 1999 Online Hip-Hop Awards, the Hieroglyphics won big in two categories.
Sites like Hieroglyphics.com connected like-minded fans and forged relationships. Author John Morrison explores early online hip-hop.
Hustling & innovations online lead to the establishment of Hiero Day: an officially-recognized holiday in the city of Oakland, California.
Tajai of Souls of Mischief shares the history of going from major label to indie, touring the world, pioneering on the Internet and creating a business.
The members of the Hieroglyphics rely on the Internet to get their message and their music out to fans.
When you’re running the Hieroglyphics’ official fan-controlled website as Yameen Friedberg is, you’re privy to details few people know about making music.
Hiphop group Hieroglyphics has used its Website not only as a community, but as a place to distribute its music after being dropped by its record label.
The Grammys have long been criticized for not properly recognizing hip-hop culture. Now a group of online artists & activists are staging their own event.