Bishop Lamont, Rock City, Others To Attend Netherlands Conference

AllHipHop Staff

Bishop Lamont, MC Shan and DJ Tony Touch are among a wide cast of Hip-Hop professionals, artists and music lovers that will partake in the first ever New Skool Rules international music conference in The Netherlands. The event spans over three days of networking, conferences and parties with Hip-Hop aficionados in the global music industry. New Skool Rules hopes to foster the global development of “Street culture” or “Hip Hop culture,” according to founder and organizer Henca Maduro.“We really want to be that conference where people are like ‘We saw this artist there and after that they blew up,” Maduro told “I really want to change people’s careers from giving them so much exposure or [help those] behind the scenes.”The event takes place from April 9 – 11. Other artists include Charlie Sloth (UK), Black Kent (France), DJ Trauma, Form One (Sweden), KMD (UK), LMFAO (USA), Smiley (Aruba) and Anuschka (Netherlands), among several others. Panelist include Corey "CL" Llewellyn of DigiWaxx Media, DJ Semtex , producer Drumma Boy, journalist Hillary Crosley , Ozone magazine’s Julia Beverly, Phat Phillie of Croatia, Kelly G of BET and a plethora of others. Maduro explained New Skool Rules has garnered significant attention and interest from the community even though it’s the first year. “People think because of the website and the [quality of the event], that its been going on for a long time,” said Henca Maduro. “I’ve very excited that we have people from more than 20 different countries. That to me is crazy. Twenty different countries of Hip-Hop.”She said that she hoped for people to interact, educate themselves and also network with other Hip-Hop reps across the globe.“[Attendees] are broadening their network to other people’s network and I think that’s the most important thing from a foundation perspective.”The Dutch music industry staple said she researched different markets and felt that the Netherlands was the best place to start. “The Netherlands is often used as a test market for Europe. The Netherlands people are very critical. A lot of [European companies] test their product here.”New Skool Rules is conducting a publishing competition with EMI Publishing. People can enlist their tracks for 35 Euros and if they win they get a 5,000 Euro advance for one track and the winner will flown out to New Skool Rules. The winner will recieve lodging and other accommodations. “I’m looking for hot a** beats and the ones I’m getting are not that hot,” Maduro concluded.For more information and registration details, go to