Throughout 2012, The Word Is Bond has sought to grow as a platform to spread the word on underground Hip-Hop. Now in our third year, we’ve gone about this in a number of ways…
Expanding our editorial team globally; we now have writers ranging from Asia (Japan and Taiwan), Europe (UK, France and Ireland) and the U.S. & Canada (New York, LA, DC, New Jersey, Hamilton). With Hip-Hop heads on the ground in these areas we can truly say we boast worldwide coverage – celebrating just how far reaching the art form is.
Major redesigns to the site, new weekly features such as the excellent Chase March hosted WIB Podcast, and our new official partnerships with (what we think) are the genre’s most promising labels all means that The Word Is Bond has got you covered when it comes to underground Hip-Hop.
Internally the whole WIB team is having a lot of fun too, and there’s a genuine family feeling that I believe shows on the outside as you guys (the readers) have shown nothing but love.
Same goes for the artists that have been massively supportive of all things Word Is Bond, without whom we wouldn’t have such industry respect, as we have now.
All of the above has been fueled by your readership and, to show appreciation, we’re releasing “The Magic Number” a compilation featuring WIB’s editors top picks of music posted over the last 12 months. For next year, we have a lot planned out already. As you know we like to keep things under wraps here at WIB and show it off once it’s ready – but believe us when we tell you that you guys are in for a year full of the dopest underground music around. Stick with us, you are in good hands.
As much as we’d like to make the compilation free, with popularity comes the high running costs of the site, so we had to mark the album at the low price of $3 to help with the running costs. I hope that everyone can enjoy and help Word Is Bond with a little donation, and in return get an excellent compilation.
We truly appreciate your readership, love and support, and whenever you can please raise a glass and pour one down for us here at WIB and yourselves, as without your readership we wouldn’t be in this privileged position.
Thanks for everything and here’s to another year full of potential, here’s to 2013!
The Word Is Bond Team
Artwork by goRillA-iNK
Megiddo Productions & ILLusionist – Over My Shoulder
Divine Seven – HER
Soul Jugglerz – Give Ya All
Black Classical (Bonus Tracks)
Seja Herói & BKCLx – Kraken Mare (Seja Herói’s Terraforming Mix)
Seja Herói & BKCLx – Spaceways at 125th & Lenox
Zeroh x AshTreJinkins – Barkpench
Black Josh – Donuts III