No label? No problem: Macklemore and other rap artists with hot DIY imprints

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Los Angeles Freestyle Rap Artist Chris La Vrar (Photo Courtesy: Overallsite.com)

In recent years, the phenomenal rise of rap artist Macklemore and power producer Ryan Lewis has proven that the world wants to hear music aimed at exploring obsessions and provoking social change.

An increasing number of young music devotees are becoming more particular when it comes to listening to the styles of hip-hop and rap. Many are gravitating away from superficial lyrics and inching toward purposeful messages that present a greater impact on their existence and the influences in their lives.

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Becoming A Successful Celebrity DJ In LA Means Impressing An Audience

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Emmy-nominated comedy writer and celebrity DJ Diallo Riddle explains what it takes to become a celebrity disc Jockey in the entertainment capital of the world. (Photo Courtesy: Diallo Riddle)

Now that the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the job outlook for announcers and masters of ceremony to play out like a slow drag in coming years, a growing number of emcees and DJs in Los Angeles are setting their sights on the big city’s teeming nightlife.

With hundreds of thousands of bars and distinguished clubs dotting the landscape at every twist and shout, many in the entertainment industry are discovering a groove that’s considered a creative way to make a buck.

Continue reading at CBS Los Angeles.