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Being a loyal fan in today’s restless, smash-and-grab nature of the rap industry is overwhelming. Many of us that manage to keep pace with the revolving door of album-quality mixtapes, breakthrough releases and exponential amounts of mediocrity cranked through the internets have become dependent on a constant intake of new music. Just as many others that grew up with The Chronic, Enter the 36 Chambers, and ATLiens revere a past era when an album had real staying power, and question the value of a contemporary artist’s full-length release that is one of five in a given year. Yet it seems this progression is one we’ll all have to live with, and unless you’re Kanye West, it implies that simply making a great album is often not enough to keep peoples’ attention for more than a few weeks…
What about a “living” album? One that evolves- adding, removing and remixing tracks with time as fans digest it. Business As Usual Entertainment, Public Axis and YBMusic have unflinchingly set out to change the benchmark of fan interaction with THE BOARDROOM, a living hip-hop compilation album that gives fans stock in its output and renovates according to their feedback. Starring contributions from some of Philadelphia’s reputed next generation of artists such as PT, Nico the Beast, 2ew Gunn Ciz, The Incredible Stro, D.O.E.Boy Philly, 750, The Symphony and others, the project still employs a traditional work ethic. Vacant of typical, mixtape culture lapses such as unmixed tracks or freestyles over exhausted hit-list records, The Boardroom boasts a collection of 100% original music. Get incorporated on DatPiff and Soundcloud, where everyone’s encouraged to leave comments and help this project grow.