DJ ICEMANS PAGE just a dj trying to do his thing in this cold,cold worlden-usdjiceman73@gmail.comhttp://www.djiceman.netdj_icemanBigicedogdj_iceman_730mm150265ca-app-pub-5614911574263464/3568931435 Icemans Short Blend Set by djiceman0, 6 Jul 2015 02:17 GMT<center><a href="javascript:launchURL('')"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center>44693dj iceman, blendsProclamation by djiceman0, 20 May 2015 18:50 GMT<div id="fb-root"></div>(function(d, s, id) <a href="javascript:launchURL('')"> var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//;&#106;&#115;#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);</a>(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));<div class="fb-video" data-allowfullscreen="true" data-href="/Bigicedog/videos/vb.503309716/10153298757839717/?type=1"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="javascript:launchURL('')"></a>AND HERES WHAT WE DO DURING HIP-HOP APPRECIATION WEEK!! 206/South Sound Zulu/Temple Of Hip-Hop Receives a proclamation form the city of Tacoma recognizing Hip-Hop appreciation week!!Posted by <a href="javascript:launchURL('')">Robert Anderson</a> on Tuesday, May 19, 2015</div></div>43253hip-hop,music,historyblogs/5-2015/43253-hiphop-music-history--s.jpgJUST GOT POSTED IN VINTAGE MEDIA GROUPS BLOG by djiceman0, 8 May 2015 16:16 GMTYEAH BUDDY!! <a href="javascript:launchURL('')"></a>42833hip-hop,blog,dj,musicblogs/5-2015/42833-hiphop-blog-dj-138921-s.jpgNEW BLOG POSTING by djiceman0, 8 May 2015 16:09 GMTso i was just featured on rap!! <a href="javascript:launchURL('')"></a>42832blog,hip-hop,rapplugWhat NOT To Do In Battle by djiceman0, 5 May 2015 20:13 GMT<div id="fb-root"></div>(function(d, s, id) <a href="javascript:launchURL('')"> var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//;&#106;&#115;#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);</a>(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));<div class="fb-video" data-allowfullscreen="true" data-href="/Bigicedog/videos/vb.503309716/10153266721474717/?type=1"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="javascript:launchURL('')"></a>DJ FAIL OF THE DAYPosted by <a href="javascript:launchURL('')">Robert Anderson</a> on Monday, May 4, 2015</div></div>42739DJ ICEMAN,DJING,TECHNICS 1200,HIP-HOP,SERATO,VIRTUAL DJblogs/5-2015/42739-dj-iceman-djing-techn-s.jpgThere's Just Something About A Brooklyn Dj... by djiceman0, 15 Apr 2015 20:23 GMTThey say you always know when a Harlem cat is in the room cause they have that "something extra" the same could be said about Brooklyn djs. Brooklyn djs have that "something extra" when they spin and they let EVERYONE know it. From Grandmaster Flowers To Frankie Bones, to Mr Cee To Total Eclipse,Brooklyn djs are the consummate Showmen. coming up in some of the roughest parts of New York, Bed-Stuy,Brownsville,Bushwick,Fort Greene, Brooklyn djs are used to having a hard time. most of the time they got a hard time from Bronx djs cause they were from Brooklyn. so they felt they had to go a little harder than the average dj. Brooklyn djs have a flashy style of spinning. its the way they bring in the music,they way they cut a little harder,that little extra swagger that lets the room know "Im dope!" from Dj Scratch,Akshun Love,Daddy Rich on the cuts on some of the dopest cuts in hip-hop, or Dj Dice tearing up a stage, to dj Kindu on the blend, you can hear how serious these djs are. from the clubs, to the radio, to the battle scene, Brooklyn djs have left their mark world wide. TRUST ME,no matter where you go worldwide ,you will find a Brooklyn dj BROOKLYN IN THE HOUSE Some of my favorite Brooklyn Djs (other than myself lol) Larry Levan Grandmaster Flowers Pete "Dj"Jones Dj Lance Clark Kent Daddy Rich Wolfman Jack Dj Scratch Dj Evil Dee Plaztic Man Mr Cee Dj Dice Dj Scratch Tashi Kindu The Original J-U-Ice Butta L Dj Dummy Mell Starr Akshun Love Fankie Bones Dj Total Eclipse Dj Rondevu Dj Puerto-Roc Dj Esquire Dj Clear Master Dj Tony Soul AND MANY MORE!! ( there are too many to name but you get the picture LOL)42028dj,brooklyn,blogblogs/4-2015/42028-dj-brooklyn-blog-1456-s.jpgFUSION LIGHT REVIEW by djiceman0, 15 Apr 2015 19:58 GMT<center><a href="javascript:launchURL('')"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center>42024REVIEW,LIGHT,DJ ICEMAN,blogs/4-2015/42024-review-light-dj-icema-s.jpgLSTN REVIEW by djiceman0, 15 Apr 2015 18:59 GMTTHIS IS A REVIEW FOR THE LSTN TRUBADOR HEADPHONES <center><a href="javascript:launchURL('')"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center>42022headphones,LSTN,review,djiceman,blogs/4-2015/42022-headphones-lstn-revie-s.jpgJon Jones New Entrance by djiceman0, 12 Jan 2015 01:09 GMTi was buggin when i heard Jon Jones new entrance music!! LOL <center><a href="javascript:launchURL('')"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center>39696mma,jon jones,funny,cocoLatching on to you blend by djiceman0, 12 Jan 2015 01:06 GMTJust a little blend i threw together a while ago.... <center><a href="javascript:launchURL('')"><img src="" border="0" /> Watch Video on YouTube</a></center>39695blend,hip-hop,dj,djingAn Open Letter To "Artists Movements" by djiceman0, 27 Jul 2014 08:27 GMTOK, To all you "artists" out there lets not get it twisted YOU DO NOT HAVE A "MOVEMENT"!!! YOU JUST HAVE MUSIC!! what malcom x had was a movement. what martin luther king had was a movement. the black panters had a movement what africa bambaata,grand master flash,and cool herc started was a movement. if there is no community outreach,or upliftment, no soulutions to problems,or something being said that will benefit us as a people, just shows and mixtapes, YOU JUST HAVE MUSIC, NOT A MOVEMENT!!!!35670dj,hip-hopblogs/7-2014/35670-dj-hiphop-s.jpgED LOVERS RULES TO THE GAME by djiceman0, 27 Jul 2014 08:24 GMTRule #1 Promotions costs money!! Rule#2 Companies are not signing individuals, they are signing MOVEMENTS! Rule # 3 Everything anyone spends on you (the artist) will be recouped! Learn the meaning of that word!! Rule #4 Get your OWN laywer! Never accept one recommended by the label!! Never!! Rule # 5 Hire a manager! Not your homie! A real manager! Not your attorney either Rule # 6 Unless compensation is clearly stated by CONTRACT, keep family and friends away from your business!! Rule # 7 Study the masters and perfect your craft! Everyone on the court is considered competition!! Rule # 8 Be polite and respectful when approaching dJ's, radio ppl, industry ppl etc. This goes a long way Rule # 9 The IRS is no joke! When u start or continue to make money, pay your taxes quarterly!! Rule # 10 Find your voice!! What are u really about? What are u adding to the landscape? What are u saying that hasn't been said?35669dj,hip-hopblogs/7-2014/35669-dj-hiphop-s.jpgEDITORIAL: The Saturation of The Mixtape Game by Jesse Atkinson July 20th, 2012 by djiceman0, 27 Jul 2014 08:22 GMTThe Free Mixtape/Street Album phenomena is killing the revenue flow in the Hip-Hop game. Artists are not getting paid, producers are not getting paid, etc.. I say, leave the MULTIPLE Mixtapes for the DJs, and the rappers should go back to giving out singles and samplers and creating quality EPs or Albums that they can market and sell. Rappers have trained their audience to expect free music all of the time with the multiple releases of Free Street Albums...CRAZY! Stop painting rap fans with a broad brush. Not every rap fan wants free throwaway music. Rap fans are not demanding this free clutter music; it''s being shoved on them. Many aspiring Rock & Roll, Pop, Country and R&B artists are building solid fanbases without giving away free albums. Rappers Take Note! You can put out a free single or sampler, and still spark a lot of interest in your brand. Who told you that you MUST put out a FREE Street Album/mixtape? Your fans must either want to be you or believe you. You must know your target market, and your music has to resonate with them. As an Artist, you must understand that your Fans don''t just buy your music; they buy your Lifestyle, your Brand, and your Movement as well. You don''t have to keep putting out multiple free street album/mixtapes of original music to attract fans. You can release other free content from your brand like music videos, freestyles, video diaries, audio from radio interviews, video from concert performances, etc. Nowadays, it''s no longer just about selling CDs. It''s about selling or providing "Content" and conveying the mission of your Brand and your movement. Try something different to build a fanbase. Look into the possibility of producing and starring in your own short films or long version music videos, and add your music as the score. Think outside of your circumference. Give away a single or a sampler to attract fans, and then get them excited about buying a full length album or EP from you. Give them something to look forward to. When rappers constantly give away whole street albums of original music right out of the gate, it''s like a woman giving up everything on the first date. There is no momentum, no excitement, and no build up to what comes next - because she gave up everything on the first date. And it''s the same with artists. Many upcoming rappers take the mystique and excitement out of their brand by giving away everything up front in the form of FREE Street Albums. At least 70 percent of the independent rappers who put out multiple FREE Street Albums last year did not make a dime from their endeavors. FACT! The crazy thing is that my next door neighbor''s 10-year-old daughter made more money selling lemonade last summer than many unsigned rappers made all year from their music endeavors - which included Free Mixtapes and Showcase performances. The little girl gave out samples, she advertised, did a raffle, and then she sold lots of lemonade drinks and ices. (Apply basic business principles to your music projects and watch your revenue grow by three-fold.) The game plan for most unsigned rappers consists of giving away Free Street Album/Mixtapes and paying to be in showcases. And that''s it. The average rapper spends $1,500 to put out his Free Mixtape/Street Album.. Who''s getting paid off of your FREE MIXTAPE/STREET ALBUM? LET''S SEE (Count With Me): The Studio, the engineer, the graphic designer for the cover, the CD manufacturer, perhaps the DJ you paid to host it, and perhaps the producers of the original tracks, the mixtape marketing company, and Datpiff or any other mixtape website that posts your mixtape in order to draw traffic to their site with the expectation of selling ads based on that traffic, etc. I know an unsigned rapper who paid $2,500 to a well-known DJ to host the rapper''s FREE mixtape/street album. And the DJ didn''t even promote it. Next, the rapper spent $1,500 to get a collaboration on a song with a popular upcoming MC that went on the FREE mixtape/street album. Then, the rapper paid the studio and engineer to record and mix the FREE mixtape/street album, and he paid a graphic designer to design the cover. Then, the rapper spent $500 duplicating the CDs. And finally, the rapper paid $1,500 to a mixtape marketing company to promote the Free mixtape/street album. At the end of the day, this rapper spent close to $7,000 on a Mixtape/Street album that he gave away for free. He got 12,500 downloads at the end of the day. Was it worth it? I say NO! Most independent rappers are just following Lil Wayne and Drake, and have no idea what they are doing. Equally important, when you put a Free mixtape/street album on any mixtape site and generate thousands of downloads, do you know the demographics (Sex, Race or Age) of those downloading your mixtape? NO! Can you obtain the email addresses of those downloading your mixtape? NO! Do you know the location of those downloading your mixtape? NO! On these mixtape sites, you don''t receive any real stats, and thus, you don''t know who your potential consumers are. The only thing that you are doing is making money for the mixtape site. They use the traffic you draw to their site to sell advertisements. RAPPERS WAKE UP! For many rappers, these Free Mixtape/street albums are just vanity projects and an expensive hobby. And many spend little money advertising the mixtape releases. Most rappers put out multiple free mixtape/street albums just to stroke their ego, but they have no understanding that, in many cases, they''re just throwing away money and cluttering up the already saturated Mixtape market. And, some rappers are even going as far as to buy Mixtape Site downloads and manufactured stats. Fake Downloads On Mixtape Site X + Fake Views On YouTube + Fake Followers On Twitter + Fake Fans On Facebook = FAKE MOVEMENT. Just about every independent rapper has a FREE Street Album/Mixtape cluttering the market place. Try Something Different. Be Unique. Stand Out It would make more sense to put the mixtape on your own website and draw traffic there. You can set it up so that people must enter a name and an e-mail in order to download it. Also, you can put a traffic tracker on your own website, and gather analytic demographic data of the unique visitors who visit your site. Moreover, you can also sell advertisements, bonus singles, merchandise, etc. on your own site, based on the traffic you draw there. The bottom line is that many rappers are just following a trend. Instead of having a plan, most indie artists just make music, and put it out like they''re throwing darts against the wall hoping to get lucky. If Lil Wayne comes out tomorrow and states that the Mixtape game is dead and he will no longer deal with it, then watch how many rappers follow his lead...SMH. What worked for Lil Wayne, Drake and Wiz Khalifa as it relates to giving away Free Street Album/Mixtapes of original music will not work for every indie rapper out there. Furthermore, if Rap Music Songwriters and producers understood the importance of publishing revenue and copyright ownership, they would not be giving their original music away for free so easily. Your music catalogue is an ASSET, and it has revenue generating potential. I can understand giving out free samplers or free singles. But CONSTANTLY giving away whole street albums of original music to try to build a fanbase doesn''t make sense. ATTENTION INDEPENDENT ARTISTS: Are you receiving publishing Checks? Do you sell merchandise? Do you sell digital downloads? Are you getting paid from shows? Have you generated revenue by licensing your music? Have you obtained funds from Endorsements or Sponsorships? Do you get paid from doing features? Who is your target market? What is your distribution network? Do you have a marketing plan and budget in place? Do you keep track of money you spend and money you take in regarding your music? Do you pay taxes based on income generated from your musical endeavors? How much did you earn last year from your music endeavors? How much do you expect to earn this year? How much did you invest in Promotion last year? How much do you plan to invest in promotion this year? One hit single can generate millions for an artist via digital sales, publishing, paid shows, endorsements, ring tones, etc. It is very important that every aspiring artist and producer know and learn the multiple revenue streams in the music business. Some of the Music Biz Revenue Streams include CD Sales, Digital Download Sales, Merchandising Sales, Tour Income, Licensing Revenue, Publishing Income, Ringtone Revenue, Endorsement Deals, and Sponsorship Revenue. The key is to ATTRACT the masses to your music. Convert folks into fans and capture them by being unconventional. As an artist, you have to get out there and meet with the people, engage your supporters, hand out flyers, T-Shirts etc.. Don''t be a backwards hustler. What dude you know in the streets who gives away all of his product and is able to grow in the streets? Big corporations give away free SAMPLES to attract buyers, but they also invest in advertising and marketing to sell the products as well. PepsiCo is boosting its overall marketing budget this year by as much as $600 million. SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES INVEST IN PROMOTION. FACT!! If you believe that nobody buys music anymore, then you''ve already lost. You''re just basically stating that you''re music career is a hobby. There''s a big difference between FREE music and GOOD music, and some rappers confuse the two. Most Rap fans don''t want FREE music. They want GOOD music that appeals to their emotions. And they will pay for it if it''s marketed right. Forget about putting out three (3) mediocre FREE mixtapes in a row, and concentrate on creating one (1) CLASSIC ALBUM that you can market and sell. The music business is NOT the LOTTERY. That "Dollar and a Dream" mentality will not cut it.35668dj,hip-hopWhy Doesn't Hip-Hop Respect Controllerism? by DJ Iceman (From Digital DjTips) by djiceman0, 27 Jul 2014 08:18 GMT'It was great in '78!' Isn't it time hip-hop stopped being so narrow-minded about new DJ technology? "I'm DJ Iceman and I'm a controllerist." This is how my greeting would start at the DJs Anonymous meeting, shortly before being kicked out of the room for not being a "real DJ". This is how it is in the realm of hip-hop. I've been a DJ for 30 years, the last five being digital, and it seems that in an age of "keeping it 100", in hip-hop circles there is no room for the kind of progress controllerism promises. Please let me tell you my story. I started my DJ journey in 1982, following behind my uncle A.D. (who was a big deal at the time, being the first DJ from Brooklyn to be down with the Universal Zulu Nation). I would bug him endlessly to teach me how to DJ. At seven years old I really didn't know what it was to be a DJ, but I saw A.D. do block parties and the crowd going nuts, and I wanted to make the crowd go nuts too. My analogue years Well, I got my chance in May of '82. when A.D. got some gear - and I got the old stuff! Fast forward a year and after I did my first block party with A.D., I knew that this was my calling. After I did my first block party with A.D., I knew that this was my calling... Over the next 24 analogue DJ years there were all the usuals ups and downs most "real-life" DJs go through: Stops and starts, DMC qualifiers, DJ contests, mixtapes, shows, a four-year hitch in the Navy, various nine-to-five jobs, marriage, divorce, kids, and life in general, but I still DJed when and where I could. So now it's 2002, and after a stint as a corrections officer, I'm starting on my MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) career. With fights come after-parties, and I end up DJing one of these parties. And guess what? My co-DJ was using CDJs. I admit, I kind of lost it! Wow, he was doing everything I was but on CDs - and being the hip-hop purist, I promised I'd never go that route. Time to go digital... A few years later there I am, deciding to get into DJing full time again - yet with kids and not a lot of money, a full set-up is out of the question. But a friend of mine gives me a go on this new program called "Virtual DJ", and I'm blown away. The Hercules MP3 controller: One of the first, but alas, not one of the best. I go out and do a few gigs, giving the other DJs a very good laugh when I walk in (by now digital vinyl has taken hold). They're genuinely shocked when they see I can actually hold the crowd. "But it's not really DJing!". "The computer's doing all the work..." Nonetheless I decide to go the "controller" route. The first controllers I try (Hercules MP3, Numark Omni Control) truly suck as the jogs aren't touch-sensitive, but I keep at it - and of course we all know how much controllers have now changed since these early days. However, one thing that hasn't changed is hip-hop's attitude: Every DJ wants to "preserve the culture", and that culture is seen as having two turntables and a mixer. It's been decided that Serato Scratch Live is OK, but that controllers are "toys" - something no serious DJ would use. Never mind that the same thing was said about Serato and the other DVS systems (and CDJs - yes, by me too!) when they first appeared: It's plainly evident that it's going to take a plenty longer yet for controllers to gain any respect in hip-hop circles. The big question... So having found myself on both sides of the argument, I confess I'm still mystified as to why hip-hop is remains set in its ways. As a controller evangelist, I find myself regularly getting into discussions and outright arguments about this. What I find even stranger is this: isn't a DVS system basically the same? I look at DVS as simply a different form of controllerism. I find myself regularly getting into discussions and outright arguments about this... For me, with many clubs downsizing their booths, I needed something small, and after my MMA career my back isn't what it used to be! So having a controller is just easier. The way I see it, as long as you can keep the crowd going nuts, why should it matter? Yet despite having absolutely nothing to prove as a DJ, I still to this day find myself fighting to get respect as a controllerist playing hip-hop - and I am at a loss to explain why, here in 2012, this is should still be so. 35667dj,hip-hopblogs/7-2014/35667-dj-hiphop-s.jpgFUNNIEST DJ MOMENT by djiceman0, 27 Jul 2014 08:16 GMTSo last night im doing the Eternal show,and im Playing "Above the clouds" by Gangstarr and these 2 girls walk up to me and say "can you play some Migos or Iggy Izelia?" heres the rest of the conversation me "Look at my shirt what does it say?" Girl 1 "Wu-Tang" me "Whos headlining this show?" Girl 2 "Wu-Tang Killa bees" me "you do know who Wu-Tang is right?" Girl 1 "Yeah" me "You know this is a "hip-hop" show right?' Girl 1 "Yeah" me "so why would you ask me for some stuff like that?" Girl 2 "cause my man is performing and i want to hear it" me "how many people are here to see your man?" Girl 2 "me,her (pointing to her friend) and his brother" me "how many people came to see Eternal,(the headliner) at this Hip-Hop show?" Girl 2 "i dont know,everybody in here" me "thank you you can go now,this is a true school hip-hop show,and if you want to hear ratchet,turn up music,im sorry but it wont be here tonight" And not a fuck was given for the rest of the night while i basked in the sounds of real hip-hop and the spotlight of dirty looks from those 2 girls....35666dj,hip-hopblogs/7-2014/35666-dj-hiphop-s.jpg