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broken cool
Toronto, Canada
Funny.
Interests: Music, Entertainment, Comedy.
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The days of mindlessly blasting music out to blogs and websites is over. And while blogs and websites maintain their relevancy as part of an overall marketing plan, playlists, personal relationships with key media, unique promotional opportunities, music licensing and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at broken cool.
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Originally published on brokencool.com June 5, 2009 Hip-Hop artists create some of the most vivid stories put to music. Why not start turning some of these songs into films? 8. GRAVEDIGGAZ "DIARY OF A MADMAN" There is so much wicked... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at broken cool.
Vs. Think of it as 'Celebrity Deathmatch' video style. In May of 2009, brokencool pitted Eminem's "3 AM" against Matchbox Twenty's "3 AM" in a video battle that had blood, Mexicans, Hannah Montana and more. The video battle (a good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at broken cool.
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The following review was originally published on HHNLive.com May 22, 2008. All screenshots by way of Internet Archive. Hit the jump to read the rest of the review. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at broken cool.
Back in 2009, I had an hour or so long phone call with Scooter Braun about his upstart rapper Asher Roth. Near the end of the phone call, Braun told me about one of his newest signees, Justin Bieber. Shortly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at broken cool.
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What an unfortunate title. In June 2008, then HHNLive writer Quinton Hatfield sat down for a chat with "This is Why I'm Hot" rapper MIMS. MIMS and Q discussed "This Is Why I'm Hot", ring tones, where he's been, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at broken cool.
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In June 2008, then HHNLive writer Kaia Karamoko sat down for a chat with C-Murder. Kaia and C discuss his then up-coming album, becoming an author, the importance of family, his pending legal troubles and much more. C-Murder on Master... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at broken cool.
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Originally appeared on Genius - written by brokencool: Read the full feature here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at broken cool.
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In 2007, HHNLive.com was the first Internet site to interview Tay Zonday, the man behind viral sensation "Chocolate Rain." Here is a look back at this classic interview where Tay revealed himself to be much deeper than just a YouTube... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at broken cool.
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Classic interview with rapper Gucci Mane from 2007. Talks Jeezy, ad-libs, murder trial and more. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at broken cool.
It's 2024. What will you be doing? Where are you working? Do you have kids? Where are you living? These are all questions people ask themselves looking into the future...so how about another question: Where will the music industry be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at broken cool.
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With news yesterday that the 'Entourage' movie now has a release date (no one talk to me on June 12th, 2015), brokencool thought it would be fun to look back at the music of 'Entourage.' The show was a launching... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at broken cool.
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Earlier this morning, Kid Cudi followed in the footsteps of Beyonce and, with "no promo", delivered a "surprise" album release on the masses. The "no promo" trend is gaining steam after the success of Beyonce's new album. And sure, this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at broken cool.
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Don't look now, but on the weekend Drake sold-out his 5th Annual OVO Fest in seconds (and tickets are already going for big money on the secondary market)...oh, this happened before too. Fans waited in line to snatch up tickets... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at broken cool.
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Yes, Billboard Magazine is a vital part of the music business and keeps industry folks up-to-date on trends and goings on in the business. Yes, XXL and RESPECT. are key print Hip-Hop mags (with online presences) to focus on for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at broken cool.
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NOTE - I originally wrote this post in 2009 - walk with me. Video games and music are BIG business. The "Guitar Hero" series hit $1 billion in retail sales in January 2008 after only 26 months on the market... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at broken cool.
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You used to swear by them. You and your friends used to talk about them. You used to get mad when they changed. You used to have time to think about them - they meant something to your life. Those... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at broken cool.
Britain is tuning into digital music (The Independent) Is Crowd-Funding the Next Revenue Maker for the Music Business? (Motley Fool) Why This Venture Capitalist Is Optimistic About the Music Busines (Billboard) Hip-Hop Cash Princes 2014: The Ten Most Promising Acts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at broken cool.
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Looking for cost effective online marketing and public relations? Looking for someone to work WITH you instead of FOR you? Click here to learn about the services offered by brokencool media built on over 16 years of industry experience. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at broken cool.
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Today, Connor Evans releases his new single "Kanye Glasses." The song, produced by Connor Evans and BHB, is an insanely catchy, ultra soulful flash back to the days of college dropouts and shutter shades. "Kanye Glasses" is the first single... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at broken cool.
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After a career ending injury and parting ways with the group, Mike is striking out on his own with a follow-up to his first solo EP "The Free Life" with his first full length album called "The Layover" that will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at broken cool.
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Today, Connor Evans releases the final single from his critically acclaimed album "The Road to Coachella." The song, "Until", is a haunting look inside an on again/off again relationship complete with love, hate, sex and violence. As with all "The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at broken cool.
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I remember it like it was yesterday. I eagerly went to check the mail at 18 years old in 1998. 2 years earlier I had started one of the first music publications online called the HHN (Hip-Hop Newsletter). I had... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at broken cool.
If you are born between the era of '50s and the '70s, you certainly belong to the Pop Music Culture. A pop song is usually a song not written or performed with a symphony or concerto but with a plain... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at broken cool.
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Today, Connor Evans releases the latest single off his album "The Road to Coachella." The new single, "Lil' Homie", features Chicago's own Alex Wiley ("Club Wiley" mixtape). Over a boombastic BHB track, Connor and Alex spit street tales reminiscent of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at broken cool.