What comes to mind when you think of 2Dopeboyz, HipHopDX, Rap Radar, Dj Booth, Complex, Hypetrak, Nahright, OnSmash, HotNewHipHop, XXL, The Source, Noisey, Kevin Nottingham, Stupid Dope, In Flex We Trust and countless others?
Hip-Hop Royalty. These sites keep us up to date with the latest hip-hop news, music and at times gossip haha.
For the past two years I have been on a quest to find the perfect hip-hop blog.
This curiosity led me to create an expansive list of hip-hop blogs.
Recently I have been pitching music for artists and slowly building up the creative will to record more and I have found that most artists want to be featured on bigger hip-hop blogs.
Why you ask? Because of the ability to reach more people.
But what about the smaller hip-hop blogs?
Before I continue let me get one thing straight. Smaller refers to name recognition or brand recognition only. Smaller hip-hop blogs do not have the recognition of bigger blogs and for this reason they are often overlooked.
A lot of artists aim for the main hip-hop blogs and forget about middle tier and even newly formed blogs. I think this strategy is bogus.
Coverage is coverage and you never know who that blogger knows.
So build relationships with smaller blogs. Smaller blogs have the potential to grow.
Below I decided to detail some smaller hip-hop blogs that post music. This post will include some hip-hop blogs from the Ultimate Hip-Hop Blog Directory. If I missed some blogs please notify me in the comments section.