Happy New Year to everyone that checks out the site. What would you like to see from RealTalkNY and Nigel D in 2014?
More comments .. before the last change people commented more.. I dont know what happened to everybody, I also dont know what you could do to get more people to comment
ab soul album .schoolboy q album.jay rock album.kdot album.
a “this day in history” section or weekly write up would be cool
Hard to pay full and complete attention to what’s going on in the world of hip hop, especially as you get older and life gets in the way.
Would be good if Realtalkny was a place to reminisce a bit, while still getting all the new/relevant info.
HOW ABOUT EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
REMEMBER WHEN YOU USED TO HAVE ORIGINAL CONTENT
(1) This may not fit for this format but maybe add some current events. Nigel, you are in the position of being the eyes and ears of a lot of viewers. You could insert random current events into this blog and bring awareness to some that may just be oblivious to it. It doesn’t have to be national news. It could just be NYC related content.
For instance, someone posed the question “what did Jay really do for Stop and Frisk?” A lot of people outside of this region (CT-NY-NJ-PA area) may not be aware of the magnitude stop and frisk had in NYC. That could have been a nice set up for you to bring awareness to those that are just not paying attention… Like I said earlier, this may not fit into this format or demographics since this site is purely HipHop and Entertainment but it’s food for thought.
It kinda falls in line with the “Stop the Madness” post you did a while back.
(1) ROOKIE OF THE MONTH or UNDERGROUND KING post that showcase unsigned hot artist. It would give some new artist a great platform to display their craft, open them up to a new set of fans (or haters lol), and could generate some more traffic to RTNY
Hey Nigel, Consider the comment I’m about to leave “constructive” and not a diss.
I’ve been following RTNY since the early days 4-5+ years or even longer. I’ve found the last year or 2 the website has fallen off, almost a little lazy in the updates. Before we used
to get exclusive interviews and updates. Now it’s more an motivational update of Nigel’s life every 6 months and a few concerts you get passes too.
I feel the website has so much more potential in terms of traffic growth and just quality content. Nowadays I feel the main attraction is the “Saturday Night Vixens” every week… that’s about as exclusive as this website gets.
Don’t get me wrong, I still check it daily… but it’s no longer my main website…
In short… exclusive and unique content needs to be more regular.
What do you reckon Nigel?
Just keep doing what you do man… If anything keep traveling and taking photos, showing ppl it’s more to life than just whats 25 miles from their home. Be blessed and happy new years.
Break Talent…what I see here I can go to another site and see. All these sites have the same ole repetitive, ignorant bull.
Damn Nigel, disappointed you didn’t approve my comment. That’s some bitch ass shit man.
Mobile version!! U kno how hard it is to click that little x on the mcdonalds ad on an iPhone?? Lol get that ad money tho Nigel
hahahaha thats some real shit. We definitely need a mobile version of RTNY
More exposure of unsigned talent. There’s a lot of good unsigned artists with good material online. Just gotta look for it.
Think more up and coming artist. You use to have a freestyle thing going on, than dunno what happened to it… but every blog tend to post the same content so I guess some form exclusiveness. Saturday Vixens are dope… Ticket giveaways are dope too…
More underground artist getting more shine.Maybe let the fans vote on which artist they feel should get their mixtape, videos and interviewed an a artist of the month or something.
My comments being posted without it having to be approved first, that would be nice
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anyone but that mz.nicky ho. someone kill that thing.
for 2014 i would like to see RTNY’s demise…nothin’ useful on this site…no funny comments, no interesting videos or anything…its soo not wshh. even rapgenius is a better blog site.
keep the saturday night vixens coming ! haha do something where the people on the site vote on unsigned music sumitted to the site
I think you’re doing a great job in my opinion. I visit this website frequently. I love that the fact that you post the the latest music from my favorite artists.
The content is fine, but a more streamlined updated site layout. Improve on the UI. Make the site more creative.
Keep doing your thing sir! SNV should have more themes, the exercise edition was gold pebbles!
melanie fiona she is amzing
keep up the great work. i hope you’re able to promote up and coming artists in the future with your influence. if we submit our work to you and if you like it, please share! happy new year!
Some things I like to see in 2014—–
1. mobile version
2. at least once a week or couple times a month share an unsigned talent
3. less ignorant shit
4. more current events
5. more comments (I don’t know how you can change that)
Keep up the good work Nigel
What up Real Talk NY family.. I would like to see the site feature more underground artist.. Help break underground artist music, and videos.. What’s wrong with featuring a new artist every week??? Just something to think about.GOD BLESS & HAPPY NEW YEAR..Much LOVE, 1
Been a fan of this blog for some years now check it daily, some things I’d like to see in 2014 is a new background! thats all im out
ye somehow get the comments more..like robust,easy access like wshh and even ign,like we need a community.wssh comments are like the most unique/funny stuff
-show unsigned talent/underground hip hop rap
-maybe a new UI
I think these niggaz mean a app like thisis50, or hiphopearly.com, or datpiff has a direct app. Yeah thats it. Other than that shit iz cool……..just make a app for android and iphone niggaz.
I think this site could benefit from some new fresh voices and opinions. Similar to an earlier comment I’ve been on this site for a few yrs now and it’s felt more like Nigel d media and opinions instead of a hiphop website. I don’t mind your opinion at all, u would just like a different view also. I feel like you could benefit from a staff or a team. I know that cost money but at the moment it seems to be a 1 man show and that gets stale.
I think some of your loyal visitors have views and opinions and can assist in reporting stories that we the community will care about commenting on.
I mean if this way is working for you then milk it till it’s dry, but I think u can continue upward and expand. I have some ideas, if your interested.
“two type of people.. people who change and people who say people changed …I’m interested” -iNoseBS
NIgel I am abit late so I hope you get this.
I agree with those who say that the comments fell off. I think that is due to people like Wale and Ebro saying that commenters are corny. Not much you can do about that.
What I can say is you should give people the ability to up vote and down vote comments. As for Saturday night Vixens, I am a little Jaded with these hoes LOL(sometimes). You should add a “round the way Girls post.”
Most importantly you have the power that the radio once did. You can select and break new artist. Use more of your power. Try to acknowledge some of our constructive posts to, and let us know that you are listening. We know you are busy but this is your baby( the website) I have been following since 2009. Found it by accident and been checking ever since.
More album reviews [Hint: Give me a job doing album reviews for the site]
NASIR JONES NEW ALBUM TITLE AND RELEASE DATE!
Like a few of the above comments, mobile would be great, leave the ignorance post to sites like worldstar. This is not really a diss but in general, this site has basically a copy and paste format similar to miss info.
I realize hip hop news is pretty bland at times but some personal perspective and maybe even updated picture of said topic/artist would be nice.
The travel aspect you bring to the site is incredible and honestly I look forward to that the most.
In general I still check RTNY first daily, it’s just become a routine for me. Props for creating something that sustains personal income and enjoyment for many people around the world.
I come to this website everyday and i know there is a million other people who do also. I think their should be a section for young artist on the come up or an unsigned section of artist that are doing their thing.
Music from REAL talented artist like my dawg “ARIGINAL THA GENERAL”, don’t want anymore of that other wack azz stuff posted online …… [www.youtube.com]
We would love to see some African music please. Thanks .
A new page layout.. all those artists look a lot older now.. switch it up pimpin
a brand new layout sir.
more music from Dougie F
More interviews and more exclusive photos and content
we need more Jersey artists. they makin noise, check out Chuck Paradi$e..he’s one to lookout for
I think the common thread is the idea of more Underground Artists. You have an opportunity to also breath life into the game by giving shine to younger artists (Like Chicago’s Achillez: Chiraq Report) rather than simply being a reporter of the status quo. I check your site everyday and I want to feel like I’m not just reading propaganda for the Already Rich and Famous. Keep your hustle strong Nigel, you’re an inspiration!
It would be cool if you could get a app for this site, and if you have one already i apologize. Keep up the great work and we appreciate your work.
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I do believe all of the ideas you have presented in your post. They’re very convincing and will certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very quick for starters. May just you please lengthen them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.