The genres of music that the Specialty Department at Tinderbox promotes are Hip Hop, RPM (Electronic), New World, and Jazz. If you’re interested in pursuing radio promotion for any of these genres, please e-mail Jordan Young (Jordan@tinderboxmusic.com) with a submission containing a brief bio, information regarding the release you’re interested in promoting, links to where your music can be heard, and links to your social media pages. Also, please state your goals upon promoting the release and what you are hoping to accomplish with radio exposure.

*For more information on non-commercial radio exposure, we invite you to read an article on the topic that Jordan Young wrote for the High Season Co. blog.

Though we are well versed, knowledgeable, and experienced across all of these specialty genre formats, we are especially well established in the Hip Hop circuit. We have an extensive listing of CMJ/NACC Hip Hop Chart placements, including multiple albums reaching #1 on the chart, and many others breaking the Top 5 and Top 10. Some of our most noteworthy Hip Hop clients include Nappy Roots, Matisyahu, Slum Village, Grieves, Coolio, Jackal, CookBook and Evidence, Gangstagrass, Sadistik, Mega Ran, Raz Simone, Derek Minor, Allan Kingdom, The Herbaliser, Lizzo, Rhymefest, Cecil Otter, Shinobi Ninja, Kosha Dillz, Jon Wayne and The Pain, Psalm One, Ceschi, and more.

Interested in hearing some of our past clients?  Check out our Youtube Channel! All videos on this channel are on releases that have been promoted by Tinderbox Music.

The Tinderbox Specialty Department’s previous radio chart placements are as follows. All placements are at CMJ unless otherwise noted. (**) denotes placement on NACC Chart.

 

A.S.H.E.S. The Chosen “ID, Ego, Superego” – #4 Hip Hop Add / #23 Hip Hop Chart          

A.S.H.E.S. The Chosen The First Call” #2 Hip Hop Add / #6 Hip Hop Chart

Abstract Artform & Fresh Kils “As the Crow Flies” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #9 Hip Hop Chart

AfriCali Genre “The S.T.R.U.G.G.L.E.” [Single] – #3 New World Add / #25 New World Chart

Allan Kingdom “Heart Gang EP” – #5 Hip Hop Add / #34 Hip Hop Chart

Atherton “No Threat” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #8 Hip Hop Chart

Art Vandelay “Eye 8 the Crow” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #2 Hip Hop Chart

Awol One & Ecid “Awol One & Ecid Are…” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #5 Hip Hop Chart

Background Noise Crew “Everybody Does This Vol. 2” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #17 Hip Hop Chart

Bingx “My E.G.O.” – #8 Hip Hop Chart** / #199 Top 200 Chart ** / #3 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Black Lung “Tha Me$$ I Made” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #16 Hip Hop Chart

Bleubird “Lauderdale” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #5 Hip Hop Chart

Bobby Capri “Instant Gratification” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #6 Hip Hop Chart          

Bobby Capri Remote Viewing” #1 Hip Hop Add / #7 Hip Hop Chart

Bobby Phisher “Deer Hunting Deer” – #14 Hip Hop Chart

Brett Gretzky “Crows” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #10 Hip Hop Chart

Buddakao “Hand Over Hand” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #22 Hip Hop Chart

Canon “Loose Canon Vol. 3” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #5 Hip Hop Chart / #5 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Capeech Cappuccino “Galacticstar Hip Hop” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #5 Hip Hop Chart / #5 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Capeech Cappuccino Sky’s The Limit” #2 Hip Hop Add / #10 Hip Hop Chart

Carnage “Worth the Wait” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #18 Hip Hop Chart

Cecil Otter “Rebel Yellow” – #14 Hip Hop Chart

Ceschi “Broken Bone Ballads” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #2 Hip Hop Chart / #117 Radio 200 Chart / #1 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

ChanHays “Here” – #21 Top 200 Add** / #103 Top 200 Chart** / #1 Hip Hop Chart** / #1 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

ChanHays “The Creepy EP” – #2 Hip Hop Add** / #25 Top 200 Add** / #1 Hip Hop Chart** / #1 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Chris LaBella “Flyaway [EP]” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #13 Hip Hop Chart

CookBook and Evidence “A Whole New Cook” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #1 Hip Hop Chart / #1 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Conrad Clifton “Picture in Picture” – #4 RPM Add / #17 RPM Chart

Coolio “Kill Again” [Single] – #1 Hip Hop Add / #18 Hip Hop Chart

Crunchy Kids “Mint” – #9 Hip Hop Chart

Culture Cry Wolf “Dia de los Muertos” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #20 Hip Hop Chart

D. Lector “Hookahs and Machetes” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #9 Hip Hop Chart

D. Glove “My Glass Ceiling” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #38 Hip Hop Chart

D. Man “Journey” – #3 RPM Add

David D’Angelo “Born in Paradise” – #4 Electronic Chart** / #192 Top 200 Chart**

De Marcus Rashad “Star Track” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #17 Hip Hop Chart

Deca “The Ocean” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #15 Hip Hop Chart

Def Letter “Social Introduction” – #6 Hip Hop Chart

Derek Minor “Reflection” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #4 Hip Hop Chart / #154 Radio 200 Chart

Derill Pounds “Black Unicorn Denim Jacket” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #19 Hip Hop Chart

Derill Pounds Emotional Rollercoaster Rescue” #3 Hip Hop Add / #25 Hip Hop Chart

Desdamona “The Source” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #17 Hip Hop Chart

Devontee “Jewler” [Single] – #1 Hip Hop Add** / #22 Hip Hop Chart**

Dilemmanade “The Stand” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #16 Hip Hop Chart

Dynamic “Dynamic Vibes” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #17 Hip Hop Chart

E.G. Bailey “American Afrikan” – #35 Hip Hop Chart

E-Dubble “Reset” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #13 Hip Hop Chart

Ecid “Werewolf Hologram” – #2 Hip Hop Chart
Ecid “Post Euphoria” #20 Hip Hop Chart

Ecid “Swagger Wagon” – #6 Hip Hop Chart

El Prezidino “The Illness EP” – #3 Hip Hop Add

Elevated “The Toby Sessions” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #11 Hip Hop Chart

EllaMaeFlossie “Ebony Stoned” [Single] – #1 Hip Hop Add** / #23 Hip Hop Chart** / #22 Single Chart**

Extremities “Re:Fresh” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #3 Hip Hop Chart

Fashawn “Rant” [Single] – #6 Hip Hop Chart**

Femapco “North American Idol” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #8 Hip Hop Chart

Fraction & Fresh Kils “Extra Science” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #4 Hip Hop Chart

Fraction and Finsta “Thoughtwork” – #4 Hip Hop Chart** / #164 Top 200 Chart** / #2 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Gaines “ReAnimation” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #5 Hip Hop Chart

Gangstagrass “Lightning on the Strings, Thunder on the Mic” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #13 Hip Hop Chart

Gas-Lab & Traum Diggs “Jazz Hop” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #8 Hip Hop Chart

Ghettosocks “Treat of the Day” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #2 Hip Hop Chart

GHIIA “The Sea” – #3 RPM Add / #12 RPM Chart

Gisto “OMW” – #8 Hip Hop Chart** / # 8 World Chart**

Glenn White “Quirk” – #2 Jazz Add / #12 Jazz Chart

gLife “One-Five” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #11 Hip Hop Chart

gLife “My Rise” – #6 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

(G)nosis “The Sleepwalker EP” – #3 Hip Hop Add /#17 Hip Hop Chart

Grieves and Budo “Irreversible”#20 Hip Hop Chart

Grieves and Budo “88 Keys and Counting” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #16 Hip Hop Chart

Guante and Big Cats! “An Unwelcome Guest” – #31 Hip Hop Chart

Hectic Zeniths “Hectic Zeniths” – #31 RPM Chart

The Herbaliser “There Were Seven” – #2 Hip Hop Chart

Hermitofthewoods “Land of the Lotus Eaters” – #10 Hip Hop Chart

Hologram Kizzie (AKA Psalm One) “Hug Life” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #16 Hip Hop Chart

iLLism “Love & Loyalty” – #5 Hip Hop Chart** / #124 Top 200 Chart**

Ireesh Lal “Ethnotronica” – #2 New World Add, #5 RPM Add / #5 New World Chart, #15 RPM Chart / #9 !earshot International Chart

Ivan Ives “Stranger” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #10 Hip Hop Chart

Jackal “Endorphins”#80 Top 200 Chart** / #13 Electronic Chart**

Jackson Turner “The Foundation EP” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #4 Hip Hop Chart / #2 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Jahshua Smith “The Final Season” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #1 Hip Hop Chart

Jon Wayne and The Pain “Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe” #103 Top 200 Chart**

Jonny October “Prisoner’s Cinema” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #4 Hip Hop Chart          

Jonny October The Wheelhouse” #2 Hip Hop Add / #6 Hip Hop Chart

Jonathan Emile “The Lover/Fighter Document LP” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #2 Hip Hop Chart / #167 Radio 200 Chart / #2 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Jonezen “Day Job” [Single] – #2 Hip Hop Add

Junkyard Empire “Rebellion Politik” – #4 Hip Hop Add

Junkyard Empire “Acts of Humanity Vol. 1 & 2” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #25 Hip Hop Chart

Just Isaac “Just Wait” – #4 Hip Hop Add / #21 Hip Hop Chart

Kidd Wes “Youngworld” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #9 Hip Hop Chart

Klassik “In the Making” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #22 Hip Hop Chart

Knox “From the Ashes” – #28 Hip Hop Chart

Kosha Dillz “Dodging Bullets (feat. Matisyahu)” [Single] – #1 Hip Hop Add / #12 Hip Hop Chart / #3 New World Add

Kosha Dillz “What I Do All Day and Pickle” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #2 Hip Hop Chart / #164 Radio 200 Chart

Kristoff Krane “Picking Flowers Next to Roadkill” – #5 Hip Hop Add / #5 Hip Hop Chart

Krooked Treez “Militant Soldier” [Single] #3 Hip Hop Add**

Kyle Knight “The Truth” [EP] – #1 Hip Hop Add** / #11 Hip Hop Chart**

Langston Francis “Fckd It Up” [Single] – #9 Hip Hop Chart**

Legend Haz It “Neptune Deuce” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #16 Hip Hop Chart

The Let Go “Morning Comes” – #4 Hip Hop Add / #19 Hip Hop Chart

The Level Heads “Level Heads” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #9 Hip Hop Chart

Likwuid “No Regrets EP” – #11 Hip Hop Chart

Lizzo and the Larva Ink “Due Process & Product” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #18 Hip Hop Chart

Longshot “Live From Gravebomb Vol. II” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #9 Hip Hop Chart

L.O.W.F.I. “Awakening” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #9 Hip Hop Chart

Lox Chatterbox “How To Sell Your Soul” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #3 Hip Hop Chart / #10 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Luke Banter “Behind Me” [Single] – #2 Hip Hop Add** / #26 Hip Hop Chart**

Mad Dukez & Fresh Kils “Gettin’ Gatsby” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #2 Hip Hop Chart

Marc Payne “Pleasure N Payne” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #9 Hip Hop Chart

Marc Payne “Payne To Fame” – #2 Hip Hop Add** / #10 Hip Hop Chart**

Marco Pavé “Perception” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #2 Hip Hop Chart

Marcutio “Redline” – #4 RPM Add / #17 RPM Chart

Mason “Candy Flippin” #2 Hip Hop Add / #24 Hip Hop Chart

Matisyahu “Love Born” [Single] – #2 Hip Hop Add / #14 Hip Hop Chart / #2 New World Add / #19 New World Chart

Mega Ran “RNDM” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #1 Hip Hop Chart / #176 Radio 200 Chart / #3 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Mike Mictlan + Lazerbeak “Hand Over Fist” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #23 Hip Hop Chart

Modefi “Ursa Major” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #8 Hip Hop Chart

Modern Condition “The New Reality” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #24 Hip Hop Chart

More Than Lights “The Electric Prescription for all Your Funky Ills”- #3 Hip Hop Chart

Myer Clarity “BYOB” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #9 Hip Hop Chart

Nappy Roots “The 40 Akerz Project” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #1 Hip Hop Chart / #193 Radio 200 Chart / #7 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Natty Nation “Divine Spark” – #2 New World Add / #11 New World Chart / #9 !earshot International Chart

Nick Pratt “Manifest Destiny” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #8 Hip Hop Chart

Noesis “The Way Things Work” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #8 Hip Hop Chart

Nukky Grissom “IAMGRISSY” – #4 Hip Hop Add / #25 Hip Hop Chart

Pause “No Small Order” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #10 Hip Hop Chart / #4 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

pausemc “Blue” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #3 Hip Hop Chart

Pat Maine “Doomsday Charades” – #4 Hip Hop Chart

Pleasantville Killerz “Pleasantville Killerz” #5 Hip Hop Add / #19 Hip Hop Chart

Pleasantville Killerz “The Return of the Pleasantville Killerz” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #21 Hip Hop Chart

Progress Report “Eddie Logix & D. Allie Are Progress Report” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #11 Hip Hop Chart

Project Lionheart “Shoebox Radio” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #13 Hip Hop Chart

Raz Simone “Cognitive Dissonance: Part II” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #1 Hip Hop Chart

Raz Simone “Solomon Samuel Simone” – #5 Hip Hop Chart

The Recipe “Funerals & Purgatory” – #29 Top Add* / #192 Top 200 Chart** / #9 Hip Hop Chart** / #10 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Relic “Miles to Go” #1 Hip Hop Add / #5 Hip Hop Chart

Relic “The 13th Floor” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #2 Hip Hop Chart / #1 !earshot Hip Hop Chart / #40 !earshot Top 50 Chart

Rel McCoy “Gas Money” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #2 Hip Hop Chart / #2 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Rheteric Ramirez “Dear Diary” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #19 Hip Hop Chart

Rhymefest “Blue Collar Collection” – #5 Hip Hop Add / #36 Hip Hop Chart

Ryme “Voices” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #6 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Robo Robb “SOULBOT2” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #14 Hip Hop Chart

Sadistik “Ultraviolet” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #1 Hip Hop Chart / #90 Radio 200 Chart / #7 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Sadistik “Altars” – #83 Top 200 Chart**

Scribes “What Was Lost” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #8 Hip Hop Chart

Sean Anonymous “Anonymo” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #7 Hip Hop Chart

Shayda Gray “Cold” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #15 Hip Hop Chart

Shinobi Ninja “Bless Up” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #15 Hip Hop Chart / #195 Top 200 Chart / #74 Top 200 Chart**

Sir Glen Lamar “Take 30: Just Listen” – #4 Hip Hop Add / #13 Hip Hop Chart

The Sleaze “Arkitectoniks” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #20 Hip Hop Chart

Slow Spokes “Slow Spokes” – #5 Hip Hop Add / #22 Hip Hop Chart

Smiletron “Intrinsic” – #37 RPM

SoHo Kings “Don’t Go Down That Road” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #15 Hip Hop Chart

Spoken Nerd “Our Team is Going to Win” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #12 Hip Hop Chart

Streetlab “Streetlab” – #3 Hip Hop Add

Swamp Thing “Creature Feature” – #4 Hip Hop Chart

Taylor Girls “One Percent” [Single] – #1 Hip Hop Add** / #6 Hip Hop Chart** / #27 Singles Chart** / #6 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Teenburger “Burgertime” – #1 Hip Hop Chart

Telepathic Teddy Bear “Forgiveness” – #16 Radio 200 Add, #4 RPM Add / #107 Radio 200 Chart, #8 RPM Chart

Tragic Hero “My Own Worst Enemy” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #3 Hip Hop Chart

Trenton P “So ILL” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #8 Hip Hop Chart

V. Nova “HiPS 3: The New Commission” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #5 Hip Hop Chart

Vision the Kid “Lost Summer” – #3 Hip Hop Add / #12 Hip Hop Chart

White House Band “The Stimulus Package EP” – #4 Hip Hop Add

Young RJ “Issues” [Single] – #10 Hip Hop Chart**

Young RJ “Motion” [Single] – #9 Hip Hop Chart**

Young RJ “Blaq RoyalT” – #23 Top 200 Add / #93 Top 200 Chart / #1 Hip Hop Chart / #1 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

Young RJ “The Detroit Project” [EP] – #26 Top 200 Add** / #150 Top 200 Chart** / #2 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

10isee Williams “Gorilla Warfare” – #1 Hip Hop Add / #2 Hip Hop Chart / #8 !earshot Hip Hop Chart

3flection “Adapt & Evolve” – #2 Hip Hop Add / #23 Hip Hop Chart

 

Jordan Young with Sadistik, Nappy Roots and Mega Ran

Client Reviews:

“I trusted Jordan and Tinderbox with what I felt was my best album yet, “RNDM.” They exceeded my expectations, taking the album to #1 on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts, the top 200 all genre chart, and even a spot on the Year End Chart. I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend Tinderbox to any artist looking to make a mark!”
– Mega Ran
@MegaRan

“I must say that the campaign itself, Tinderbox Music, and Jordan specifically, all exceeded my expectations.  Throughout the lead up, entire campaign, and since the campaign has ended, Jordan has been available and willing to share insight and advice that has helped our album and brand grow tremendously. The fact that we are still charting 12 weeks after the launch of our campaign is only the icing on the cake.  I look forward to working with Tinderbox on future albums and I predict big things in the future for Jordan.”
– Traum Diggs
@TraumDiggs

“We are so happy with everything Tinderbox has done for us within the radio campaign for Rheteric. I know we both learned a lot, and it gave us a ton of leads in areas that we otherwise wouldn’t have had that kind of exposure. I will be contacting you guys in the future about licensing opportunities and more radio campaigns. Thanks again Jordan!”
Shane Biddle (representing Rheteric Ramirez)
@NichaeCortez

“Working with Tinderbox was amazing! This was my first radio campaign, and Jordan was incredibly knowledgeable and walked me through the whole thing step-by-step. What I really appreciated the most is that Jordan truly believed in my album, which was evident in the way he worked it to the stations. He really stayed on top of everything, and as a result I scored very high marks on the charts, for an extended period of time! I couldn’t be more satisfied. Thank you Jordan, and thank you Tinderbox Music!”
– Conrad Clifton
@ConradCliftonNY

“I definitely recommend Tinderbox and Jordan for a college campaign. They’re great to work with and produce results. My group ended up in the charts and that resulted in nationwide exposure and a chance to personally connect with every DJ and school that played us. We booked one gig at a nearby school almost immediately and are working on more. And as far as charting on CMJ that’s something that has really impressed people within the industry. It’s definitely the portal to the kids, which is the demographic we all need to get going and get a passionate fan base. So yea, I fux with Tinderbox and Jordan.”
-Bryce Alvord (of SoHo Kings)
@SohoKings

“Our relationship with Tinderbox has been both fruitful and effective in helping us get out on the road. Jordan is hard-working and tenacious. He’s not afraid to go to bat for the acts he’s promoting, and did a great job of keeping us informed throughout the campaign. We look forward to working with Tinderbox on our next release.”
A.S.H.E.S. The Chosen
@ashesthechosen

“As we progress I realize more and more how cool it is to still be in the top 40 especially with not having a real label and promotions etc to back me like some of these guys do; I have you! So as always I appreciate the work you’re putting in brother. Much appreciated and let’s hope for a strong finish!”
-Derill Pounds
@derillpounds