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, we take a special interest in discovering and highlighting new talent out of the Boston hip-hop scene and beyond.
Lindsey Gamble (@Lindsey_Gamble): Lindsey Gamble is the Founder/Editor of Hard In The Paint. covers the Boston music scene for Arena.com. Under Pipedream Music Group, an artist development and management brand, he manages Boston hip-hop artist/producer Mr. Fritz.
Ernst Jean – Jacques Jr. (@EShimmyCombs07) : Ernst Jean-Jacques is a contributor for Hard In The Paint. After receiving his Bachelors degree from Pennsylvania State University in Communications, he decided to take his talents to Internet radio, where he has become an avid fanatic of the local hip-hop scene and is on a mission to show the world all the talent that comes from the great city of Boston.
Scott Steel (@GlobalXLocal): Scott Steel is a writer for Hard In the Paint. He is also a graphic designer born and raised in Boston. He is working on adding photographer to his resume. If you need any artwork for a mixtape/album/single/flyer/
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 and LIKE us 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)
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For all inquiries, contact via HITPMusic@gmail.com