Back2HipHop Terms of Use

Welcome to Back2HipHop®!

These Terms of Use govern your use of our website and joining of our community. When you use our website, you agree to these terms. These Terms of Use constitute an agreement between you and Back2HipHop LLC. We also believe in privacy and security. You can find out more about that in our Data Policy.

Consistent with our spirit of sharing the community and culture of HipHop, one of the services that our site provides is an opportunity for you to share your artistic works and Hip Hop experiences with others. In connection with your submission of materials to Back2HipHop LLC (“Back2HipHop®”), you agree not to infringe upon or violate the rights of any other person or entity, will not cause or threaten to cause immediate or future injury or harm to any other person, business entity, or any property. Your submissions will comply with all guidelines of submission and standards of submission consistent with the spirit and intent of Back2HipHop® as well as all applicable laws, regulations, codes and ordinances. Specifically, you understand that Back2HipHop® will not publish, broadcast, or otherwise use materials that, in its sole determination depicts violence, misogyny, obscenity, discrimination, or vulgarity.

You acknowledge that anon-returnable, non-refundable administrative fee of $19.99 accompanying any of your submissions is required for the review of your submission to determine its compliance with Back2HipHop® standards.

You understand that Back2HipHop® has no obligation whatsoever to accept, post, broadcast, or otherwise publish any materials that you submit for consideration. You acknowledge that Back2HipHop® has the sole and final determination of what materials will be posted on its website, on any programs associated or produced by Back2HipHop®, or in any media platform in connection with Back2HipHop®. You understand that your non-compliance of any of the submission guidelines may result in my materials not being used or being removed from the Back2HipHop® website, programs associated or produced by Back2HipHop®, or in any media platform in connection with Back2HipHop®.

Back2HipHop®shall have the perpetual and worldwide right to use any materials used by you in connection with the Back2HipHop® website, programs associated or produced by Back2HipHop®, or in any media platform in connection with Back2HipHop®. Any such materials are subject to Back2HipHop’s® prior approval. You warrant and represent that you (a) are the sole creator and owner of all of the rights and/or (b) have obtained all necessary clearances from all parties, participants, and business entities in connection with the musical composition(s), the master recording(s), the video recording(s), and any other materials submitted by you. This includes clearing any samples, obtaining necessary rights from people who appear in your videos and recordings, and any rights to use music or other art included in your videos or posts.

Specifically, with respect to any pre-existing musical composition (lyrics, music/melodies and/or both) fully written by you or fully controlled by you (each, a “Composition”), or such a Composition is contained in any of the material that you have supplied to Back2HipHop®in connection with your submission to be considered and/or participation in any programs produced or associated with Back2HipHop®, you hereby grant to Back2HipHop®, to the full extent of your authority and right, without charge or the need for any additional documentation, the irrevocable, non-exclusive, unlimited, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, synchronize, reproduce and perform such Composition in and in connection with such programs or productions, and all derivatives thereof and advertising, publicity and promotion for the programs or productions and related and ancillary uses, in all media and by any and all manner or means now known or hereafter devised (including, without limitation, exploitation of any programs or productions associated with Back2HipHop® and all derivatives via the Internet).

You waive any claims to royalties of any kind, whether accruing now or in the future, from Back2HipHop® and any of Back2HipHop’s® affiliates or assigns for the use of any such music (including without limitation any Composition), including, without limitation, any applicable copyright, public performance, mechanical and synchronization royalties. Furthermore, if you submit to Back2HipHop® any photographs, drawings, artwork, published works, choreography, or other copyrightable materials, then you represent and warrant that you have obtained all of the rights, clearances and releases necessary from all parties or business entities for Back2HipHop® and Back2HipHop’s® affiliates and assigns to exploit those materials in and in connection with the Program or otherwise.

You agree to indemnify and hold Back2HipHop® and any person, firm or corporation deriving rights from Back2HipHop® harmless from any and all damages, liability and costs (including legal costs and attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with any claim, demand or action by Back2HipHop® or by any third party which is inconsistent with any of the warranties, representations, covenants or agreements made by me in connection with my submission. You shall reimburse Back2HipHop®and/or its assigns on demand, for any loss, cost, expense, or damage to which this indemnity applies.

Creating, curating, and nurturing our the Back2HipHop® Community requires collecting and using your information. The Data Policy explains how we collect, use, and share information. You must agree to these Terms of Use and the Data Policy to join and fully use all facets of our website community. We will notify you in advance of any changes in our Terms of Use to give you the opportunity to decide if you want to continue to participate in the Back2HipHop® community.