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Hip Hop Company ‘Gifted Stoners’ in an Evolving Music Landscape


The stereotype of an independent artist is one of a struggling musician, and we see it often in TV and movies. While it can be difficult to make it as a musician, independent or not, the world has changed to allow independents more avenues to success. Barion Smith, better known by his rap name, BjMrclean Zeus, is an independent hip hop artist. He created a company, Gifted Stoners, to help other independent artists. Gifted Stoners offers songwriting services and designs clothing. 

One thing that hasn’t changed is how much work needs to be done as an independent artist. Not only do they need to create music, but they also need to market their brand, speak to people to promote themselves, create artwork, manage their social media, and much more. This is a lot to handle. Being an independent musician is a full time job

Gifted Stoners Eases the Burden

Gifted Stoners has a team of songwriters for independent hip hop artists to work with. BjMrclean Zeus is one of them. As an independent artist himself, he truly understands the struggles his clients go through. Located in Camarillo, California, Gifted Stoners is in a good location for many independent artists. 

Gifted Stoners allows artists to focus on other aspects of their career rather than just songwriting. With guidance in this area, the independent artists can really concentrate on marketing their brand and growing their fanbase.

Teamwork Can Still Mean Creative Control

An artist’s imagination overflows with ideas. An independent artist may have trouble juggling all these ideas and the business of the industry. Bringing the idea to fruition may be more difficult than they bargained for. 

“In talking to our independents, we have learned that many of them think that in order to be a ‘true, real artist,’ they have to do everything themselves, but this isn’t always the case,” Gifted Stoners says. “The music industry is constantly evolving, and today, an independent has the possibility of surrounding themselves with a strong, creative team that will help execute their vision while still maintaining autonomy over much of their work.”

Defining those roles and the line between independent and loss of autonomy can be tricky, the company allows. “Our independents have told us that they are looking for an architect: someone who will assemble a team to build the whole house instead of the house plus its plumbing. Having this, they say, gives them the confidence in their work that they can share the responsibility of their creations.”

Gifted Stoners Can be the Team

To provide this necessary creative team for their independent artists, Gifted Stoners takes over some of the tasks they encounter in their careers. BjMrclean Zeus, helps to write hip hop songs. He believes that in the coming years, rap is going to evolve into multiple sub genres like trap rap, conscious rap, drill rap, and alternative rap.

Gifted Stoners provides other services as well. They design one of a kind clothing for their artists. Another service they provide is helping these new rappers to stay motivated, focused, and dedicated to their craft. BjMrclean Zeus feels, “It is important that rappers find their own niche rather than just following what they see on social media.” 

As an independent artist himself, BjMrclean Zeus knew there was a need for songwriters for independents. His company, Gifted Stoners, can now fulfill that need. 

For more information on Gifted Stoners, and to hear BjMrclean Zeus rap, visit: https://lnkfi.re/loQEmlWd

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