About & Contact

About: Founded by Lindsey Gamble in April 2011, Hard In The Paint is a Boston-based music blog/online magazine that features the latest in hip-hop culture, news, music, downloads, videos, exclusive interviews, in-depth reviews, and original features. In addition to keeping up with the latest in the mainstream, it takes a special interest in discovering and highlighting new talent out of the Boston hip-hop scene and beyond. 

Submissions: For the best chance of getting your material posted, please personalize the email, include a streaming link to the song or video, social media links, attach artwork/photo, and any other helpful information. Only material that has been released in the last two weeks will be considered. Before submitting, make sure to FOLLOW us via Twitter/LIKE us on Facebook and refer below for guidelines.

  • Singles: Artist name, song name, location of the artist, producer, what project it comes off of, artwork/photo, etc
  • Music Videos: Artist name, song name, location the video was shot, director, what project it comes off of, artwork/photo, etc
  • Albums/Mixtapes/EPs: Artist name, name of the project, notable guest appearances and producers, three songs that represent the body of work, artwork/back cover, etc

Event Coverage/Interview Request: For event coverage (Boston area) and interviews, please provide all details (date, location, purpose, etc)

Advertising: Ad space is available at the top of the website and in the sidebar. Please contact for further details.

For all inquiries, contact via HITPMusic@gmail.com

You can also submit material via SonicBids. Click on the logo below for details.