Our bold, highly dedicated, hugely appreciated, inaugural 2024 Partners are:

Brian Kidd
Holland Gallagher
The Yonda Project
Adrian Fussell
Linda Fussell
Dina Allen
Phonte Coleman
Alex Yllanes

Want to join them? To be a Partner, tap the "Subscribe" button in the lower right of your screen, and select "Partner" membership, for either $100/year or $10/month. We appreciate all subscribers — including those at the Free and Reader levels — but Partner memberships go a long way to making this little experiment more likely to succeed.

At Super Empty, we could always use help bringing in subscribers at the Partner tier. Here are some of the types of people you could reach out on our behalf:

  • People who don't have a ton of money but have a ton of passion for hip-hop
  • People who don't have a ton of passion for hip-hop but have a ton of money
  • Rappers, producers, and DJs who hope that helping fund this site could possibly translate into favorable coverage for themselves (maybe it could?)
  • That friend from college who was a huge Little Brother fan and now works in finance
  • Your retired parents, who over recent weeks may have heard about media layoffs and could be coaxed into seeing a Partner-level subscription to a local, independent outlet like Super Empty as one small gesture of support for an industry in freefall
  • Retired major label and/or music streaming executives, saddled with guilt at the hellish landscape they've wrought and seeking to do at least a little bit of good before leaving this Earth

These are just some starting points, but don't feel limited to these alone! There are plenty of people out there who desperately want to make significant financial contributions to geographically-specific, genre-specific music blogs — and simply haven't been approached about it yet. It's just a matter of finding them.