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Welcome to the 1VIBE community!

Ildi
“I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” - Tupac
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Hey there, welcome to the new 1VIBE website! This is our very first welcome thread, and we're hyped to have you here!

rapper nas smoking cigar

To get familiar with what's new, explore our about and faq pages. After you've done that please leave a comment on here and introduce yourself!

  1. Let us know where you're from, how you discovered 1VIBE, or any fun facts about yourself.

  2. What have you been listening to recently? You can share a song, album, or introduce us to an artist you think we should know about.


If you have any questions please drop them inside this thread. We also recommend visiting our #tags page to follow topics that interest you the most.

UPDATE: If you would like to add links or embed YouTube, Spotify, Twitter, Instagram or other content within your posts, take a look at our editor guide.

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Ildi Author

Hey everyone! My name is Ildi, founder/community manager for 1VIBE. Im originally from eastern Europe (born in Albania), but moved to Toronto, Canada, as a kid. Have been bumping hip-hop and repping t-dot ever since!

Fun fact about me: I used to record music (wanted to be a rapper) with a rap crew back in highschool (s/o infinite empire entertainment). Probably recorded hundreds of songs which were never publicly released. Back then artists used to upload music to SoundClick instead of SoundCloud, YouTube and Spotify.

Also for those of you who don't know, 1VIBE started as a campus radio show back in 2007 when I was attending university. Our first website was 1vibe.net

Recently I've been enjoying the latest album from rapper Evidence. I've also been really enjoying this modbap playlist that @michaeltharrington introduced me to on here the other day.

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Ella

Also for those of you who don't know, 1VIBE started as a campus radio show back in 2007 when I was attending university. Our first website was 1vibe.net

Did not know that! But enjoyed the trip in the wayback machine. Thanks for sharing!

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Ildi Author

Looking up 1vibe.net + 1vibe.com on the wayback machine is a serious trip down memory lane. It's truly a passion project!

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Ella

Evidently! Passion makes the world go round, so props to you for keeping the fire burning for all these years 🔥

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Ella

Whaddup y'all, I'm Ella.

Born in London, I've lived in Manchester, Glasgow, Melbourne, Detroit, and Rotterdam and every city has made its own home in my soul, with its music, people, and food. I'm living in France right now, listening to anything that keeps my mind right, and waiting for the second coming of Lowkey:

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Ildi Author

Hiiii @ellativity 🙌

Thank you for joining us, it's awesome to have you here! Must be real cool to breathe in the unique cultures and music from all the different cities you've lived in. How would you compare the hip-hop scene in France vs UK or North America?

Also thank you for sharing Lowkey with us. I am a big fan of music with true substance. Will need to dive deeper in his catalog for sure!

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Yathees

wow awesome website! ✨⚡️😋 im looking to hear some REAL rap/bars and nice vibes in general

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Ildi Author

Thank you brother! Very nice to have you on here and glad that you are enjoying the new website. Which artists have you been listening to recently? I know I saw you watching old school rap battle videos of MC Jin the other day 😎

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Michael • Edited

Awww yeah, I haven't thought about Jin in ages!! I remember watching that live back in the day on 106 & Park. And because I'm well versed in Forem (I work for them haha!), I'm gonna drop a YouTube video. 🙌

How'd he do that? you may be thinking...

It's as easy as grabbing the id from Youtube and popping it into a liquid tag... so typed like this:

{% youtube GRIX1AcCckY %}

Just know that for now, not all YouTube videos are embedding nicely, so you might occasionally see some videos that can't be embedded. We hope to fix this soon! 🤞

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Ildi Author

That was a quick fix! Thank you @michaeltharrington 🙏 I think it's a good idea for us to create a few tutorials on how to use the important markdown/liquid tags and some of the other cool features that users have available on 1VIBE.

Thinking about battle rap just reminded me of the battles from 8 Mile:

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Andrew Bacchus

@ildi ! It's truly inspiring to see what you have created here. From spending many years working on 1Vibe alongside you up to now, your passion for this project has never wavered.

This new platform along with its integrations is a beautiful site to see (S/O to @michaeltharrington ). It's crazy to still see you on this wild journey and I'm excited for what is yet to come. #1vibe

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Michael

Thanks for the shoutout! I really gotta say credit goes to my team cause they are the brains behind this awesome software, haha!

I'm really loving what y'all are doing here with 1VIBE and honored to be part of the journey. 🙌

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Ildi Author

@andrewbacchus I’m glad you like the new site brother! Im hoping one of these days we will record a podcast where we talk about how 1VIBE evolved over the years. We’ve got so many great stories to tell! Thank you for all your hard work and support throughout the years, it has been a wild ride for sure.

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Jawid

Hello community, I go by Balucci Boy and I am a producer from Toronto. Looking forward to hearing new music from new artists on here 🔥🔥🔥
Check out my beats on my IG @balucciboy

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Ildi Author

Nice to see you here @balucciboy - hope to hear some of the music you've been working on during the lockdown!

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Victoria Charko

Hello everyone, My name is Victoria, I am from Toronto, Canada. I am a lover of Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, R&B and regularly listen to Soulection radio.

My dope friend @ildi put me on to 1Vibe!

Fun Fact: I used to operate as a freelance Photographer specializing in concert and event Photography, I established a reputation amongst Toronto’s urban music community. I got to shoot a lot of really dope concerts and hosted a couple J Dilla tribute shows in the city.

Check out these visuals by Jesse James Solomon

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Ildi Author

Victoria! Welcome to 1VIBE 🙏 I’m so excited to collaborate with you and for the community to discover your work. For a while now you’ve been putting me onto some really dope music and I want to thank you for sharing your love for hiphop!

Wicked video btw 🔥 I gotta def check out more from Jesse. The song has such a chill vibe to it, making me wana write some lyrics myself 😎

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Michael

Hey hey!

I'm Michael and I'm from Pittsboro, NC. I'm not too far away from J Cole's hometown of Fayetteville... also just did a brief search and learned that the producer/rapper 9th Wonder/9thmatic is from nearby Winston Salem.

Anywho, I discovered 1VIBE because I work at Forem (the platform that hosts this community) and lucky for me I really dig hip hop, so plan on sticking around. 😎 But, just to say that if anyone has any questions about how things work here, I'll do my best to help out. 🙌

Some fun facts about myself... I love playing music — all types — but most recently played in a classic rock/bluesy group. I also really like the outdoors — I like hiking, kayaking, and just generally spending time outside.

And hmmm, so what have I been listening to most recently? My tastes are very eclectic and I can probably find someone or some thing in nearly every genre of music that I like. But since we're on a hip hop site, I think I'll stay on topic... 😅

I freaking LOVE Anderson .Paak and have been following him for about 5 years now ever since I saw his Tiny Desk performance with his group The Free Nationals:

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Ildi Author

Yo @michaeltharrington once again thank you for all your help and support getting 1VIBE ready for the people! You know my 💚 for Forem runs deep 🌱

I also really enjoy the outdoors, especially going on long walks or drives. It’s when I get to enjoy listening to new music without all the usual distractions.

I have a feeling that Anderson .Paak will go down as a hip-hop legend. I’m sad that we have to wait until next year to get the new album from him and Bruno Mars. But I know the wait will be worth it and imagine those two performing live together. That will be epic!

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Sam

Hellooo everyone!👋 I'm Samson from Toronto. I'm not an artist or producer, but I appreciate good music. Here to enjoy good music and discover new songs with you all.

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Ildi Author

Hey Samson! Thank you for joining us. I hope we will help you discover lots of great content on here. See you around!

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Ben Halpern

This is looking absolutely beautiful!

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Ildi Author

Thank you @ben it’s amazing what you can do with Forem 💚🌱

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Roya

I’m so happy to see 1VIBE again! Platform looking sicker than ever !

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Ildi Author

Thank you @royabliss we are excited to be back and so glad you could join us!

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Lee Wynne

Love it!!!! congrats on the launch - I am a huge hiphop fan, massive Nas fan 👊

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Ildi Author

Yo @lee welcome to 1VIBE! Happy to see you around here 🙌 Nas is a legend, def one of my favorite rappers of all time!

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Zach Watson

Hello 1vibe)

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Ildi Author

Welcome to our community @zachwatson let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything around here!

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Gowsigan

What's up gang gang, it's @impressno1 and I'm super excited to see this community grow. Looking forward to all the discussions and new music!

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Ildi Author

Thank you for joining @impressno1 I can’t wait till the community hears all the dope music you’ve been cooking up recently 🙏

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wrks

Yerrr hello world, it's Litewrks | soundcloud.com/litewrks

Hope to hear more music soon!

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Ildi Author

Yo waddup fam! Welcome to our new home! Looking forward to hearing new music from you 🙌