R.I.P. MP3 Posts

So fam…the unthinkable has happened.  The man has come down on us here at HNL Hip Hop.  For the third time in a month I’ve got hit with a DMCA violation and wordpress threatened to shut me down permanently.  I couldn’t have that so I struck a deal and told them that I woud cease to post MP3 downloads and wipe out all the ones I’ve put up since we began the site last March.  The reason I have to wipe out the archives is because mostly these violations I received come from older posts from months ago.  To all of the labels who understand the digital age and the changes in the music industry who have kept us up on MP3 downloads as a way of promoting their artists through the blogs, I got you fam.  And I’m hella sorry that you have to suffer for the actions of a few misguided and out of touch labels who think that posting their artists’ music hurts their sales.  Remember that without blogs people get their music through Limewire and are clueless about album release dates, artwork, any videos related to the project that aren’t on 106 & Park, and, by the way, they only download radio hits meaning you are not exposing your artists to new audiences.  But let me stop…I’m preaching to the choir on this one.

So fam, hurry up and get any of the MP3 downloads off the site that you’ve been wanting because they’re all coming down when I have a chance to take on that task (most likely this evening).  I’ll continue to post mixtape links as that’s new material that I don’t get violation notices for.  Perhaps in the very near future I can figure out a way to resume posting MP3 links but until then please check out my folks over at the New Music Cartel, KNOWxOne, and IllRoots for the latest in MP3 downloads and brand new music.  I’ll get this worked out fam…but once I erase all the work done so far its gone forever.  Get it while its hot.

One love,



4 Responses to “R.I.P. MP3 Posts”

  1. 1 KNOWxONE September 29, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Sorry to hear, I got a shitload of cease & desist orders from Atlantic, same threats however those rusty cunt buckets can suck a fat one. Can’t stop the crook!

  2. 2 Billion $ Baño September 29, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    i got those warnings too

    im always worryin about what i posted in the past

  3. 3 choopy dooo September 30, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    do you ever wonder why some sights get cease and desist orders and some don’t? think for a second and get back to me.

  4. 4 KNOWxONE October 1, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Do you ever wonder why some *sights” get no hits and some *sites* get lots of hits? Think for a second and get back to me.

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