Saturday, July 5, 2014

New Music from PovertyMan

While awaiting the release of the Not Safe for Anyone EP (NS4AEP) I booked several shows on the other side of the mountain with one of the co-creators, Sinister Sev. The entire project was his idea to start with. So allow me to pretentiously explain that we no longer wish to release it. Or maybe we'll get Cher on it.

Needless to say these shows have been a lot of fun. PovertyFans are learning that we're constantly performing new material allowing us to quickly shift our PovertyFans into PovertyManiacs. So to remind people about our upcoming release we will post exclusive performances from these shows. Also, expect updates whenever any progress is made with NS4AEP.

Today I released a new video on my youtube channel from my performance at the Sherman Theatre this past week. Any PovertyFans that were requesting the lyrics for this exclusive song can now find them in the description of the video.

Hope to see you at the next show. To keep up with the latest updates follow me everywhere and stay tuned while we sort out the Official PovertyFan-mail system again. Once that's back in place we will be sending email updates. Remember, emails are still being collected in the mean time.

Special shout outs to M.I.C Warz and GCE for helping develop this hip hop community.

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

M.I.C. Warz III - Friday May 9th

The third installment of the M.I.C. Warz battle league has switched venues. Its popping off on Main Street, Stroudsburg; where every body goes! Make sure you stop by the Quality Inn on Friday the 9th of May to see your favorite superhero turned rapper give yet another performance. Come out to check out the new spot. Tons of talented artists. I hear there will even be affordable drinks this time.

Here's a video from last month's show of me performing the crowd-pleasing "570".

Make sure you check out my bandcamp to hear my most recent collaborations.

Monday, April 21, 2014

4/26/14 M.I.C. Warz II

This Saturday there will be the second installation of the M.I.C. Warz battle league. I'm very excited to see how these battles are going to pan out. First round we have Sinister Sev Vs. Mozez Flowz and Blade Vs. Midnight Run. Then the winners will face off to determine the M.I.C Warz II champion. I will be performing my own set at some point and may even do a couple songs with friend and frequent collaborator Sinister Sev.

Also, the EP Sinister Sev and I have been working on is being mixed and mastered. My solo project is in the works. And, I remembered that I really don't care if you use reverbnation or not to promote your music.

Despite tons of exciting news that was a boring update. See ya soon!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Reverbnotion: Dump Reverbnation.

I don't rant very often, but I see so many artists out there who believe that reverbnation is the key to their success. I can't deny that they offer great tools for beginning artists; integrating all these tools into one place allows an artist to focus on the art while the website does all the hard work.

I went through a phase where I wanted to make sure my web presence was as big as I could get it. Signing up for every music web site I could find. Adding as many people as possible just to get a play. Spamming music players anywhere I could. While this internet grind allowed me to meet and network with many talented artists, it distracted me from what was important: making music.

Branding is arguably one of the most important aspects of marketing your music. Every time you share your song from reverbnation, post a music widget, or tell people what place you are in on the reverbnation charts you're lending your credibility and brand to that web site. Essentially you're saying, "This site is legit because I'm on their charts". The truth is reverbnation would be nothing with out you.

So for all you artists that rely on it for all your promotions I realize you're a little scared at the notion of dumping reverbnation. I realize having that safety blanket there is very comforting, but the truth is there are several places that offer the same services. Several places that are far better for you and your future. I'd like to start a series exploring the different places where you can escape having your brand merged with some second rate myspace. After all, the biggest problem with Reverbnation is THERE ARE NO FANS THERE!

While I still have a reverbnation page to network with other artists, I'm starting to feel like Morpheus trying to pull people out of the Matrix.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

PovertyMan vs. the World: Revolution Time

I've been noticing many successful campaigns to increase facebook likes by some of my favorite artists. Now its time for all the PovertyFans and PovertyManiacs to take up arms and join the revolution.

Today marks the day PovertyMan starts work on his solo album and right now there are a 150 likes on the PovertyMan facebook page. If we can get that up to 200 likes I'll release the first verse to the introduction track to the album. 300 likes and I'll release the title of the album. Reach 400 likes and you'll be rewarded a track listing.

I'm asking all my PovertyFans to stop by facebook.com/povertymanmusic and hit like. I expect all my PovertyManiacs to hit like again to "Get Notifications". Share with anyone who you think likes PovertyMusic.

To thank everyone who already liked the page here are a handful of PovertyMan features. Stream. Download. Purchase. Enjoy.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Show review: M.I.C. Wars

Last night was the official Kickoff party for the first battle league in NEPA, M.I.C. Wars. Tons of artists from around the tri-state area came out to this inaugural ball and the town of Delware Water Gap may never be the same.

Every ball needs its bell, and DJ Tiny definitely wouldn't fit into any glass slippers: His mixing was pretty clean (except for a couple mash ups that weren't synced at all); his beat selection for the freestyling set was on point (Though, he switched beats very awkwardly); he queued those CD's so hard.

So there was a battle. I think there was a signup fee. Is that common practice?

The evening's champion, Loedis, showed off some rhyme schemes and freestyled a few licks. All the battlers did their thing. Not sure if anyone was expecting blood and guts. There wasn't any.

Over 20 rappers performed. 20. I really wanted to offer a review of each, but... having so many rappers really cut back on set lengths. Rappers who thought their sets were a certain length had it cut in half and it was difficult to form an opinion on most of the artists: Like guessing the taste of a drink by holding a glass. I understand that they wanted to break a bottle on the bow of the battle league ship, and having 20 artists would ensure a larger attendance, but hopefully this over-booking-practice will be left for the christening.

Artists had to pay the cover to get in. Is that common practice?

Cool show. Lots of potential. Hopefully they'll work out all the kinks.



Saturday, March 8, 2014

PovertyMan opens for M.I.C. Wars!

To show his support for a new rap battle league in the Poconos, PovertyMan will be performing a set on Saturday, March 15th, at the Pocono Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA.

PovertyMan's long time collaborator, Sinister Sev, will be there with his trademarked delivery and you can expect to hear a few tracks from their upcoming EP.

On top of that PovertyMan will be performing a new song to knock your socks off. Two words come to mind: Pocono. Anthem.

March 15th. 9PM. $5 cover. 21+. Leave your kids in the car. Crack a window.