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No Label Academy at Harvard

  No Label and artist IDK are teaming up to teach a course on the music business at Harvard. The application for the course goes live on June 15th on the SNKRS app at 11am PDT. The academy plans to be free to students and will soon give people more insight than ever in the music industry. No Label was founded by students at Harvard and has had panels with artists Travis Scott, J.I.D., Boston’s Cousin Stizz, IDK and more. Rapper IDK raised in Maryland has been one of the more insightful artists in the music industry with his projects “Is He Real” and “IWASVERYBAD,” IDK is working to help the community by teaming up with No Label in creating this course.
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YLM Forest

Three years ago, YLM Forest started recording music. Since then has had many opportunities in the industry, including “assisting in Shooting a music video for Teflon of M.O.P. DJ Premier funded the video at Arthur Kills Correctional facility, the same place where Orange is the Black was filmed. I also edited the Don Julio music video for Termanology UFO Fev and Nems.”   YLM Forest has also created some buzz with his music with his tracks “Muddy Cup” and “Gusherz.” YLM Forest knows how to learn from the artists that inspired him along the way. These artists are Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Young Thug, Lupe Fiasco, Coldplay, Tool, and Metallica. With these artists being such a diverse blend, he learns from these artists and uses his unique talents to incorporate many different sounds into his music.  YLM Forest has a lot planned for this year, including many visuals and great music this year, along with continuing to work with his friends and music colleagues SebiiCeleb (wh

Interview with Internet Money Producer Isaiah Valmont

1 on 1 Interview with Internet Money Producer Isaiah Valmont by 617 Hip-Hop! Artist: Isaiah Valmont Interview by: Nick Fonzi Edited by: Michael Donabedian and Nick Fonzi Thumbnail by: Matt Maloney Background Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgpVk... ​ Link to Intro Beat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny8YA... ​ Outro Song: Plug Daughter 2 by Kevin Gates (prod. Isaiah Valmont)

Apple Music Launches “The New East Coast” Playlist

    On February 3rd, 2021 Apple Music launched three new regional playlists for hip-hop scenes in the Midwest, East Coast, and the Pacific Northwest. Specifically for the East Coast Playlist, it showcases artists from Boston, Rhode Island, and more. Apple Music’s Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&B stated “Launching these three new regionally-focused playlists allows us to shine a light on the vibrant local communities producing some of the most progressive sounds in hip-hop, It’s always been a priority to connect with artists and listeners at the community level as we champion discovery and emerging artists from across the map.” Continuing from Apple Music executives, programmer Cyle “Zini” Tahsini stated “Regional hip hop scenes have only grown in importance over the years and we’re confident these new playlists will help spotlight tomorrow’s superstars by giving them a global platform. We’re excited to accelerate discovery and connect artists with new fans.”  The New Eas

Jake Lewis

In 2014, shortly after being shown a song by a close friend, Jake Lewis was immediately inspired to start making music himself. Since then, Jake hasn’t stopped and has made sure to let everyone know that music is his passion. Jake emphasized that his passion for music has also been inspired by his group of close friends. He mentions “ Without them, the strides in music I've made over the last couple of years wouldn't have been possible.” When it comes to Jake’s music he knows it is authentic. He explained “ Nothing I release comes from a place of want or desire to be something I'm not. I simply transform what I think about on a daily basis into song. There's something about that rawness that stands out.” As you listen to Jake’s music, you notice how true his statement is, especially after songs such as “Bubble” and “On a Dime.” As Jake’s career keeps evolving, he has a lot for people to be excited for as he emphasized “ Expect music you wouldn't expect from

Interview with Maybach Music Group's Smoke Bulga

  Maybach Music Group’s newest artist and Boston rap pioneer Smoke Bulga sits down with Nick Fonzi from 617 Hip-Hop to discuss the day he signed with Maybach Music Group, his plans for the future, his acting debut and more! Check out his interview with 617 Hip-Hop! Smoke Bulga Bio: “Boston Emcee, Smoke Bulga, has one of the most decorated and respected resumes out of the emcees to taste superstardom from New England. Whether it be early smoke that was straight from the streets or the more refined and industry-ready artist that was seen on MTV, BET, and everywhere else worldwide, Smoke has never let his hometown down. (Smoke Bulga Spotify)” 

Fasscoupe

Representing Massachusetts to the best of its ability is something Fasscoupe takes very seriously, and that is something he has done very well. From opening to Lil Uzi Vert at back to back sold-out dates at the House of Blues to working with the likes of Lil Baby and Rich the Kid, Fasscoupe has been able to bring Massachusetts’ underground rap to the spotlight.  Fasscoupe began to make music in 2014 and was inspired by his older brother to do so. He mentioned “My older brother used to play CD’s around the house, he would play Dipset, G-Unit, and more. That is how I started to fall in love with hip-hop.”  Something Fasscoupe has credited to his success thus far is his experience in the music industry. He continued with “I am able to give something that really has no expiration date on it. To leave a legacy for people to follow or admire.” These experiences have been able to come from some of the biggest names in music, especially from when he worked on his track “Pray For” whic