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What is IndieVersal?

cropped-218fa788-61d2-429f-b393-627c65e0a1cc.jpegWhat is IndieVersal?

For the longest, I myself, really had no idea what IndieVersal was. Not in general, anyways. All I knew is that, once I started paying more attention to the independent side of music, I wanted to focus my attention on not just the music portion, but those involved within the entertainment side as well. There was so much talent to be discovered and not too many platforms focusing on these creatives. Those who have to start from the bottom, to grind every day, to gain acknowledgment, to become entered into the conversation as those at the top of their respective fields/careers.

At the beginning of 2015, IndieVersal was orchestrated to help promote independent Hip-Hop/RnB/Pop artists, with the vision of extending to more diverse genres and fields (photography, creatives, choreography, influencers, etc…)

We can all agree, music that is currently being rotated through mainstream channels, are not what they once used to be… Nowadays, you will hear the same songs in rotation, due to the larger record labels flushing tons of money into the marketing side of their artists, to profit more of off radio plays, ticket sales, memorabilia, etc…

My agenda, at first, was to provide promotion towards dimly lighted talent, that I felt was actually on par with there mainstream peers, but did not have the financial backing as one signed to a label or knew the business as well as others within “the game”.

Fast forward nearly 5 years… What I first envisioned, has now come into fruition. Chance The Rapper won a Grammy… Russ is one of the highest-grossing independent artists. More independent artists are becoming known through social media and certain playlist; provided by music streaming platforms and so on…

The Entertainment portion has been no different. From local talent to viral sensations, talent from choreographers, photographers, influencers, creative artists, cinematographers, etc… have all started making waves within the Industry and generating cash flow to extend their “15 seconds of fame” until able to create a decent amount of revenue to sustain hobby/career.

No more do you need the backing of an agency or talent scout (as much as before). With proper knowledge and ambition, your social media IS your book of business and audience to generate cash flow. The key (trick) is learning how to turn your engaging followers into paying customers or at least, spread your name/work throughout the internet.

As easy as this all sounds, I learned another important factor… Most independent creatives, starting out, do not know where to look or how to grow their hobby/business. Some will eventually find a way through networking, while others may become stagnant and soon fade away, due to no direction, lost of inspiration, or whatever may be hindering their growth to reach a wider audience.

Through research, I (IndieVersal) had found my purpose. As I was witnessing a problem, I had also done my due diligence and found a solution as well. Not only is IndieVersal a blog; helping to promote independent artists. But, also provides a curated directory to help independent creatives navigate to the best of their abilities, through the Music/Entertainment Industry. Of course, you will need a team to provide assistance, but that is for another conversation…

It has been a beautiful journey; meeting so many individuals throughout the Industry; from local to well-known, from rookies to seasoned vets of their respective careers…

So much more is in store for IndieVersal, and the experiences and awareness will only cultivate as well. Through my vision, I believe IndieVersal could become so much more than just a blog, but a global brand. To compete with the giants that are more famously known and change multiple industries as a whole.

Although, I can not reveal as much, just know IndieVersal is here to assist YOU!!! Providing necessary intel, services, and resources, to connect you with other like-minded creatives and audiences, who value your form of art, to support your growth and expansion.

#IndieTube @BlakBravo Ft. @CurlyChuck_ – “No Way Out”

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Dealer’s Choice: Vol. 29

Dealer’s Choice: Volume 29 by Legendary Wayne

Go ahead and check out the many unsigned artists through Twitter and remember to follow/listen to more tracks individually from artists that captures your interest the most by way of Soundcloud and other personal links that person or group may have.

#BreakingOut

Send comments about artists featured on the ‘tape as well as feedback on the mixtape itself. Remember to rate the mixtape at the bottom and also share with friends through our social media options… Enjoy!

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Tracklist w/ Twitter Links

1. Graddy Co. (@GraddyCo) Feat. Ray Jr. (@rayjr216) , LA Dram (@Dramahimself_LA) & Pooh Gutta (@POOH_GUTTA) – All My Hoes  (Prod. by Pyrexxz (@PyrexxzBunkin)) 4.02

2. DJ Meel (@_DJMeel) Feat. Rossi Mafia (Ducky Smallz (@81smallz), Astronaut KI (@AstronautKI) & Tezo (@tezoforprezo)) – The Illest (Prod. By Clockwork Muzik (@DinoCiccarelli)) 4.34

3. Teddy Blow (@TeddyBlowRR) – On Me (Prod. lnt’l campaign) 3.56

4. DENZEL CURRY (@RavenxMiyagi) – “Envy Me” 4.27

5. Alex Wiley (@Alex_Wiley) – “Whip” 3.46

6. Pilot Pat (@piiilotpat) – Black Out (Prod. Rioretti (@Rioretti)) 3.50

7. OttoMattic (@OttoMatticBaby)- “Fire” 3.13

8. Kid Malik (@Kid_Malik) – Fresh To Death [Prod. By Jay Viisiion (@JayViisiion)] 4.05

9. iHipHop Distribution (@ih2d) Presents Cannibal Ox (@CannibalOx) – “Harlem Knights” 3.37

10. NicX (@NicXnation) – Ain’t GOOD Enough [Prod. By Identity Withheld (@IDWH777)] 3.41

11. Dat Nxgga Steph (@Steph_DhXpe) – “Money” (Prod. Bruce Wayne (@brucewayneprod)) 3.17

This mixtape stream was made possible through Soundcloud.

Dealer’s Choice: Vol. 27

Dealer’s Choice: Volume 27 Presented By Legendary Wayne

After taking a long, extensive break, we are back at it. Over the next couple of weeks, we, IndieVersal, will be releasing a stockpile of music from independent artists you may or may not have heard of. Be on the look out and support there up and coming artists… You never know which one will become the next big star…

Go ahead and check out your new favorite indie artist on Twitter and remember to follow or listen to more tracks individually from the artist that captures your interest more on Soundcloud.

#BreakingOut

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Tracklist

1. Teddy Blow – This My Year [Prod. By Big Los] 4.23

2. J.R. Donato – FIFA 2.06

3. Gloss Da Boss – 101 Reasons 4.23

4. OPB Feat. Key! and Omari Shakir – Too Much Pt. 2  [Prod. By TrapMoneyBenny] 3.04

5. Scoop Deville & Demrick Feat. B Real & Berner – “Blowing Money Fast” 4.54

6. Kirk Knight – “Brokeland” [Prod. by Kirk Knight] 2.36

7. Mohlz Feat. Vinny Moe X Tae Mugga – Never Die 3.46

8. Tim Gent – Man I Am [Prod. by Ducko McFli] 2.41

9. Ease – Youth  2.47

10. Gloss Da Boss – LITUATION GMX 1.44

11. Kris B – Ricky Story 4.53

Send comments about artists featured on the ‘tape as well as feedback on the mixtape itself. Remember to rate the mixtape at the bottom.

This mixtape was made possible through Soundcloud

Dealer’s Choice: Vol. 26

Dealer’s Choice: Volume 26 By Legendary Wayne

Go ahead and check out your new favorite indie artist on Twitter and remember to follow or listen to more tracks individually from the artist that captures your interest more on Soundclould.

#BreakingOut

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Tracklist w/ Twitter Names

1. Que (@que) Games [Produced by OZ (@OZMusicProducer)] 2.54

2. Crystal Caines (@CrystalCainesFeat. Guylaire (@artofthelover) Mercy [Produced by The Understudy] by  3.25

3. Azizi Gibson (@AziziGibson)Look Around [Prod. by Kamandi (@kamandimusic)] 1.27

4. Robb Bank$ (@RobbBanks) & Chris Travis (@KenshinTravisSolid  3.14

5. Waldo (@Waldo_AGORich Without Money [Prod. Fortune, Gravez (@GravezMusic) & Sango (SangoBeats)] 3.12

6. Rob Curly (@robcurlymusic) Feat. Stroy – Plug (Smoke To This) 3.04

7. Vanatei (@VanateiHead High [Prod. by Blunt City, D July] 3.32

8. Fashawn (@fashawn)Guess Who’s Back 4.02

9. Austin Millz (@AustinMillzFeat. Rome Fortune (@romefortune) Illusion 3.45

10. A.Y.N. (@Luchi_montana_) – I JUS FLEW N 3.52

11. Reek Havoc (@Reek_HavocUPT) Feat. Diverse Character (@VerseCharacter– Born To Die 4.16

Send comments about the artists featured on the ‘tape as well as feedback on the mixtape itself. Remember to rate the mixtape at the bottom.

This mixtape was made possible through Soundcloud

Dealer’s Choice: Vol. 25

Dealer’s Choice: Volume 25 By Legendary Wayne

Go ahead and check out your new favorite indie artist on Twitter and remember to follow or listen to more tracks individually from the artist that captures your interest more on Soundclould.

#BreakingOut

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Tracklist w/ Twitter Name:

1. Courtlin Jabrae (@CourtlinJabrae)1991 [Prod. by Courtlin Jabrae (@CourtlinJabrae)] 3.14

2. Tory Lanez (@torylanez)Crew (Hoodboi & Falcons Remix) 3.56

3. Wave Chapelle (@BLMNWAVE) Feat. Keelyn Ellis (@iamkeelyn)King 2.13

4. Chelsea Reject (@ChelseaReject) Feat. CJ Fly of Pro Era (@FLYestintheeERA) & T’nah ApexGo [Prod. by Psymun (@psymun)] 3.31

5. J Metro (@Jmetromusic)Bodyguard 3.46

6. Skizzy Mars (@SkizzyMarsFeat. G-Eazy (@G_Eazy& Olivver the Kid (@_olivver)Time 3.55

7. Who Is Nino (@WhoIsNino) Feat. Ami The TruthDope Chick 4.15

8. Courtlin Jabrae (@CourtlinJabrae)None Of My Business [Prod. by Courtlin Jabrae (@CourtlinJabrae)] 3.30

9. Ricky Rikardo (@RickyRikardo_1) Feat. Tee Willis (@SweetHoneyTee_What I Wanna Hear 4.17

10. Saba (@SabaAbraha1Crossfire (Dawn To Come) [Prod. by Mikeyy of 94sGold (@94sMikeyy)] 2.30

11. Cubby (@cubbysounds) Feat. Rome Fortune (@romefortunePretty 3.49

Send comments about the artists featured on the ‘tape as well as feedback on the mixtape itself. Remember to rate the mixtape at the bottom.

This mixtape was made possible through Soundcloud

Dealer’s Choice: Vol. 24

Dealer’s Choice: Volume 24 By Legendary Wayne

Go ahead and check out your new favorite indie artist on Twitter and remember to follow or listen to more tracks individually from the artist that captures your interest more on Soundclould.

#BreakingOut

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Tracklist w/ Twitter Name

1. Haze Da Punter (@hazedapunter) – A1 3.07

2. OG Maco (@OGMaco)New Money 4.23

3. YGTUTHangin’ [Prod. by D. Sanders (@sondaehyun)] 3.04

4. JabSplit Wine (High Times) 2.08

5. Crystal Caines (@CrystalCaines) Feat, Kris Kasanova (@KrisKasanova)Seven [Prod. by IRateGenius] 3.13

6. S’natra (@SnatraRaps)Ribbons 2.50

7. Layla Khepri (@LaylakhepriExtendoz Hot 32 2.36

8. Jordan Hunter (@Mr_Hunter336) Feat. Cory Gunz (@CoryGunzReally Tryna Go 3.00

9. Wave Chapelle (@BLMNWAVENew Black History [Prod. by Beat Brokers Network (@BeatBrokersNet)] 3.19

10. Kur (@kurngb)Thousand Oaks [Prod. by KD] 1.51

11. Kur (@kurngb)Blessings (Freestyle) 2.44

Send comments about the artists featured on the ‘tape as well as feedback on the mixtape itself. Remember to rate the mixtape at the bottom.

This mixtape was made possible through Soundcloud

Dealer’s Choice: Vol. 23

Dealer’s Choice: Volume 23 By Legendary Wayne

Go ahead and check out your new favorite indie artist on Twitter and remember to follow or listen to more tracks individually from the artist that captures your interest more on Soundclould.

#BreakingOut

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Tracklist w/ Twitter Names

1. ShaqIsDope (@shaqisdopeRhyme Like This [Prod. by Pitt Tha Kid (@pittthakid)] 3.09

2. Kembe X (@KEMBE_X)Crack Baby 2.35

3. Earlly Mac (@EarllyMacFeat. Big Sean (@BigSean) & A$AP Ferg (@ASAPferg)Do It Again 3.57

4. BThaOne (@BthaOne) – Bricks (Remix) 2.23

5. Billard (@iambillard)Can’t Get Enough [Prod. by Billard (@iambillard)& Clockwork Muzik (@DinoCiccarelli)] 4.17

6. Sahtyre (@sahtyre)Spliffz 2.23

7. Key! (@FATMANKEY)Work Ya Risk [Prod. by TM88 (@IamTM88)] 2.40

8. Brian Fresco (@BrianFresco) Feat. Joey Purp (@JoeyPurps)Hammertime 3.50

9. Allan Kingdom (@ALLANKNGDMGlass Up (Chi x TC) [Prod. by Odd Couple (@oddcouplebeats)] 3.33

10. Young Cypher (@youngcypherThe 01 Ville Story [Prod. by Kelly Portis (@theGENIUSofKP)] 2.42

11. The Holy Karon (@HOLYKARON)My Religion 3.15

Send comments about the artists featured on the ‘tape as well as feedback on the mixtape itself. Remember to rate the mixtape at the bottom.

This mixtape was made possible through Soundcloud

Dealer’s Choice Vol. 6.5 Visualtape Edition

Hope everyone has enjoyed the first 6 series of the Dealer’s Choice mixtapes. Now present to you, 6.5 (currently working on 7 through 12), the Visualtape Edition.

Every know and then, everybody wants to watch videos instead of just listening to music, so pieced together something nice for you all to view. As you scroll down, you will find a sample of some of the hottest independent artists, putting in werk to showcase their music to get one step closer in making you part of there ever-growing media fan base.

Spoiler Alert Even though Diddy signed Machine Gun Kelly awhile ago, I still had to put “Till I Die” on here because quite frankly, BIFC and MGK stays repping the hometown. Big ups to MGK on that one. Lace Up mhufukkaz!!! 216 all day!!!

Without further ado, grab some popcorn, sit back and relax, and watch some visuals. Also, get to know these artists if you find interest in there music. Names will be linked to Twitter pages. Remember, please send comments and feedback…

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Dealer’s Choice Volume 6.5 The Visualtape Edition

1. DeLano Brown Jr – Promises

2. Layla Khepri – Extendoz Hot 32

3. Billard – Hope

4. Jerry – Prayed For A Bentley

5. Dillon Cooper – Charge It To The Game

6. Lil Mister Lonely (Remix) (Speaker Knockerz Tribute)

7. Von Swagger Feat. Sn00pySymone & Black Supafly – Let Me See That

8. Skizzy Mars Feat. Marc E Bassy – Do You There

9. Ralphy London – War Backwards (Rugraps)

10. Tae Miles – The Connection

11. Machine Gun Kelly – Till I Die

This Edition was made possible courtesy of YouTube, Vimeo, and Vevo.