My New Album “The Testament” Was Released Today On Spotify!

🙌🏾🚨 OUT NOW!! My new full-length album “The Testament” was just released on Spotify! Click the link below to listen! I put a lot into making this album yall! Coming to other streaming platforms by the end of the week! Thank you all for your support!

Released 03/28/23

North Carolina Hip-Hop History

The History of North Carolina Hip-Hop

Many of you may or may not know, that as Vintage Retroman (Your Neighborhood Hope Dealer), I’m from North Carolina. I love this state, so I decided to write about our history of hip-hop music in hopes to educate you on our overall rap music scene.

North Carolina hip-hop has a rich and diverse history that has been shaped by the state’s unique culture and geography.

From the early days of hip-hop in the 1980s and 1990s to the current thriving music scene, North Carolina has always been at the forefront of hip-hop innovation.

The early days of North Carolina hip-hop were characterized by a focus on DJing and MCing, with artists like Little Brother, Petey Pablo, U.G., and Kooley High setting the stage for the future of the genre in the state. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, North Carolina hip-hop continued to evolve, with artists like Little Brother, The Justus League, and 9th Wonder emerging as some of the most influential voices in the genre.

One of the defining characteristics of North Carolina hip-hop is its strong sense of community.

Artists in the state are known for collaborating and supporting one another, helping to build a vibrant and inclusive music scene. This spirit of collaboration has helped to fuel the growth of the genre in the state, with many artists finding success through their work with others.

Another hallmark of North Carolina hip-hop is its connection to the state’s rich musical heritage. From blues and jazz to R&B and soul, North Carolina has a long history of musical excellence, and hip-hop artists in the state have always drawn on this rich musical tradition to create something truly unique and innovative.

In recent years, North Carolina hip-hop has continued to thrive, with a new generation of artists emerging to carry the torch for the genre.

From J. Cole to DaBaby and Rapsody, North Carolina hip-hop continues to produce some of the most exciting and innovative music in the world. North Carolina’s hip-hop scene is thriving today, with this new generation of artists emerging to take the genre to new heights. From the bustling cities of Raleigh and Charlotte, to the rural communities across the state, North Carolina hip-hop is a vibrant and diverse music scene that continues to evolve and grow.

One of the most exciting things about North Carolina hip-hop today is the sheer diversity of the genre. With artists working in a wide range of styles and sounds, from classic boom-bap to futuristic trap, North Carolina hip-hop has something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of conscious rap or hard-hitting beats, you’ll find something to love in the state’s thriving hip-hop scene.

In conclusion, North Carolina hip-hop is a thriving and exciting genre that is continuing to evolve and grow.

With a thriving music community, a rich musical heritage, and a diverse range of artists, North Carolina hip-hop is sure to be a driving force in the years to come. Whether you’re a fan of the classic sounds of the past or the innovative beats of the future, North Carolina hip-hop has something for everyone.

My Debut Album Coming 11/2022, “The Genesis”

Hi everyone! I’m pleased to announce that my debut album “The Genesis” is being released this week on all streaming platforms! I’m so excited! Pre-save your copy soon! Your Neighborhood Hope Dealer!

Debut Album
Coming November 2022

🚨My New Single Release “Victory” Is Now Live On Spotify and All Streaming Platforms! 🥳

🚨🥳 My Newest Single “Victory” just released today on Spotify. Check it out when you have a chance! I’m excited about this one! Your Neighborhood Hope Dealer! 🚨

Released 06/18/22

New Release- “Set The Record Straight”

🚨Release Day!🚨 Now streaming on all platforms, check out my newest single, “Set The Record Straight”! You don’t want to miss this one y’all! #spotify #itunes #applemusic #youtube #releaseday

Click the link below to listen: 🔊

New Single Release Today On All Major Platforms!

“I Know” is my new Christian song that I made with my 10 year old daughter Je’well (Lil Juju). Check it out on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and any other major streaming platform. I really appreciate the support – Your Neighborhood Hope Dealer

New Release 04/20/22

My First Video Podcast, “Create & Cultivate” With Makeda Makes Tunes

Hi everyone! Here is the direct link to my feature on the “Create and Cultivate” video podcast by Makeda Makes Tunes. Appreciate you all! -Your Neighborhood Hope Dealer

Create & Cultivate

The Ukraine Song, “Be Mindful”

🚨Release Day for the Ukraine song I made called “Be Mindful” on 03/22/22- Pray for Ukraine. This song is dedicated to all of those suffering from the war. Full song on my YouTube channel. #ukraine #peace #war #stop #ig #tiktok #christian #love #video #viral

Pray for Ukraine

Top 4 Simple Marketing Tips To Help Your Business Or Blog Grow!

As many of you may know or may not know, I work in the marketing field. Outside of music and blogging, I’m also a Marketing Director (day job), an Affiliate Marketer (side hustle), a Marketing Ministry leader at my church, and owner of VRM Business Solutions (my marketing consulting firm to help others.) Long story short, I LOVE MARKETING! Check out this post and share it with others. I hope you find it beneficial to help your business or blog. More to come soon. 😇