Dailymotion, the world’s second largest video destination with 112M UMV and #31 site online ranked by comScore, this week released the exclusive first episode of the highly anticipated web series, DEMOS, to help educate and inspire independent Hip-Hop artists. The series, which is the brain child of rising documentarian Kareem Fort, features top Hip-Hop artists sharing their own stories and insights of how to make it in the world of independent music. Eight inspiring episodes will be released exclusively on Dailymotion once-a-week leading up to the premier of Fort’s debut film, DEMOS: An Independent Artist’s Guide to Success, on May 22, 2013. The 30 minute intro to the full length documentary will also be simulcast only on Dailymotion.
Featuring outtakes and interviews obtained during the making of the full film, DEMOS: The Web Series gives artists and fans a unique look into the world of independent Hip-Hop and what it takes to make it big. Episode one features artist Black Thought discussing how acceptance in music has changed and how embracing one’s individual talents can help one find success in their own niche. Subsequent episodes feature Talib Kweli sharing the risks and rewards of being a leader, Murs delving into the concept of group advancement, Kendrick Lamar conveying the importance of connecting with one’s fans, and four other insightful episodes.