DVD: Funk Volume Releases Documentary Independent Living Capturing Label’s Journey to Success

Released today, this feature-length documentary provides an inside view into the lives of rappers Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, and SwizZz and label co-founder Damien Ritter during their 44-date Funk Volume 2012 Tour

11.11.2013

The DVD:

When Funk Volume founders Stanford University MBA grad Damien “Dame” Ritter, younger brother SwizZz, and pal Hopsin set out to create a label in 2008, they kept one thing central to their vision: the artist. Even as the Los Angeles-based label grew to include a full roster of artists such as Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, SwizZz, and DJ Hoppa, and more recently, producers Kato and Rikio, preserving this creative control remained crucial. As Dame puts it, “We’re trying to do something that hasn’t been done in a while— bring it back to the artist.” This approach, along with years of hard work, has paid off, and Funk Volume has established itself as a leader among independent rap labels with nearly 200 million YouTube views and over 1.5 Facebook million likes – not to mention tracks charting at Top 10 on Billboard and iTunes and high profile write-ups from media outlets such as Forbes, Billboard, and SPIN.

This riveting, feature-length documentary captures the artists’ swift rise during their Funk Volume 2012 tour in which rappers Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, and SwizZz and label co-founder Damien Ritter toured 44 cities in 50 dates. For the first time, Funk Volume pulls back the curtain on the philosophy, non-traditional tactics, and challenges they’ve embraced to reach their current position. For fans of the artists, this well-photographed movie will provide an intimate look at their lives, but even new fans will be drawn into the drama of the artists’ transitions as they become more comfortable with the highs and lows of success.

Order Independent Living now: http://myfunkvolume.com/product/the-funk-volume-documentary-dvd/

Watch the trailer, purchase streaming access for 48 hours, or purchase the movie file here: vimeo.com/ondemand/funkvolume

To request a screening in your city, contact info@myfunkvolume.com

To request a review copy or to speak with any artists on the Funk Volume roster, contact Michelle or Dan 

Funk Volume Background:

Funk Volume is a Los Angeles-based record label, marketing, and production company that been cited as a leader among independent rap labels with nearly 200 million YouTube views, 1.5 million Facebook likes, consistent Top 10 chart placements on Billboard and iTunes and high profile write-ups in media outlets such as Forbes, Billboard, SPIN, LA Weekly, and many more. Founded in 2008 by internationally-recognized rap artist Hopsin and Stanford MBA grad Damien “Dame” Ritter, the label was created with one thing in mind: protecting the integrity of the artist’s vision. Currently home to rappers Hopsin, SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, and Jarren Benton, and more recently, DJs and producers Hoppa, Kato, and Rikia, the label has quickly transformed into being a label to watch by fans and industry insiders alike. Funk Volume recently released their first documentary, Independent Living, which captures the artists’ swift rise during their 44-date national tour in 2012. The next release from the Funk Volume label will be marquee artist Hopsin’s Knock Madness on November 26th. For more info: www.myfunkvolume.com


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Order Independent Living now: http://myfunkvolume.com/product/the-funk-volume-documentary-dvd/

Watch the trailer, purchase streaming access for 48 hours, or purchase the movie file here: vimeo.com/ondemand/funkvolume

Watch the video for “Funk Volume 2013” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57XlxwPh9OE

LA Weekly label profile: http://www.laweekly.com/2013-08-08/music/funk-volume-hopsin-dame-swizzz/

XXL article “L.A. Indie Label Funk Volume Survives and Thrives”: http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/10/funk-volume-xxl-issue-151/