Baltimore residents know it better than anyone else: Baltimore is the best city in America. And that certainly is the case if you’re someone looking to launch your hip-hop or rap career. Baltimore might be small, but it sure is mighty. Its strength is measured by its closely-knit communities and hard-working individuals. There are many opportunities, city-wide, to expose your music to people who understand the city that made you.
Sense of Pride, Sense of Self
Marylanders, in general, have a lot of pride for their home state. Who else use their state flag for…literally everything. From shorts to lanyards to the UMD football jerseys, everything is that red, yellow, black, and white design we are all oh-so-familiar with. And that pride certainly exists within the boundaries of Baltimore City as well. Baltimoreans’ sense of pride is unmatched, as it should be. It’s a city full of people who work hard for what they have. Let that sense of pride be shown in your lyrics. You know who you are and what made you that way. Everyone who lives here feels connected to the city in some way. Channel your pride into the energy of your music.
Communities That Get It
Part of Baltimoreans’ sense of pride is understanding the people within their own community. You know your neighborhood, and they know you. You have an entire community of people who are willing to, not only come to your shows but promote them as well. As your career takes off, don’t forget the people that have supported you and your music since day one. These are your people who molded you into the person and artist that you’ve become. Even with growth and learning curves ahead, it’s important to value the community that really knows you.
Baltimore’s emerging, or perhaps, re-emerging, music scene is the best way to spread the world about who you are and what you’ve got. With so many venues all over the city to get in contact with, you’ll be sure to make connections in no time. Be confident. Be strong. Be your best Baltimore artist self.
En La Calle Records to Get Your Music Out There
Are you interested in taking your music to the next level? Are you looking for a committed and talented group of like-minded people to collaborate with? Submit your tracks to us online and we’ll give them a listen. Check out our music here or search on iTunes for En La Calle Records and you’ll see why we’re different. To see more of what we’re up to and listen to more of our tracks, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.