April 24, 2013
Welcome to Nugato! It was after first hearing Blackalicious' Blazing Arrow in 2002 that I became been a fan of underground hip-hop. And that love continued to grow, aided by having the Minneapolis-based Rhymesayers label nearby, which allowed me to learn about and experience their roster of artists, such as Atmosphere. I have wanted to get this site up and running since 2007, but I have always procrastinated and never took the time to get it done until now.
My goal is to provide you - underground hip hop fans - a one stop shop to keep track of your favorite artists and learn about others from our community. Having spent many hours going from label web page to label web page looking for any announcements for tours, albums, news, etc. I want to provide an easier way to get this done. After signing up for the site, you can come back, login, and browse and follow artists. You will receive an email notifying you if any artist you follow tours in your city or puts out a new album. The site has links to the artist's homepage, blog, Twitter account, and Facebook account. You can also find links to purchase the albums directly from iTunes and Amazon.
There have been many people that I need to thank for helping out with the site. Brian E for the design, Peter A for helping me get the front end of this site moving along, Corey C for the domain name, Kelly G for putting up with me, my MN crew and my OB crew for going to shows, getting me t-shirts, coozies, and stickers to promote the site, and all the artists for putting out great music and taking pictures with me.