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About Hard In The Paint:

Hard In The Paint is a Boston based music blog which specializes in the daily coverage of hip-hop, R&B, and alternative music. Founded in 2011 by Lindsey Gamble, HITP features new songs, videos, album reviews, exclusive interviews, and editorials on a consistent basis. In addition to providing quality write-ups of the latest mainstream/independent music on a national scale, HITP also takes a special interest in highlighting the wide variety of talented artists to come from the Boston hip-hop scene. Ultimately, it is our mission to produce informative/unique content which you can’t find anywhere else, and done so from both a national and local perspective.


Lindsey Gamble (Editor-In-Chief)

Eric Bernsen (Editor)

Scott Steel (Editor)

Submissions | Event Coverage | Interview Request

Please send all inquiries to HITPmusic@gmail.com


For the best chance of getting your material posted, please personalize the email. Please include a link to the material (e.g. Soundcloud, Audiomack, YouTube) that you submitted, attach artwork, and provide any other helpful information that will allow us to review your submission fully.  Please refer to the guidelines below. Don’t forget to connect with HITP on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

  • 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: 

If you would like HITP to cover an event/show in the Boston area, please provide the following details: the date of the event, the location, the venue, and a description of the event.

Interview Requests: 

For interview requests, please provide information on the artist, links to music and details on forthcoming projects.


Advertising space is available. Please contact for further details.

Writer Application:

HITP is always looking to add talented writers to its staff. If you’re interested, please apply here.