Monthly Archives: September 2008

I Stay Buying CDs

Don’t get me wrong, I support and purchase digital downloads from iTunes, etc, but as a personal preference, I still buy CDs.

Even though I mostly listen to music on my computer, iPod and Blackberry, I still prefer having a physical disc to sync the music from and to keep on my shelves. Maybe I’m a collector, maybe I’m nostalgic, but it’s what I prefer.

I purchase music all the time, but today 2 albums dropped that I’ve actually been looking forward to for a while:

T.I – “Paper Trail”
Dru – “The One”

New Music CDs: T.I - Paper Trail, Dru - The One

By the way, if you’re an R&B cat like me and you’re not familiar with Dru, you need to be. He was formerly with the group, In Essence, which broke into the scene with their song, “You Will Never Find Another” back in 1998 with Funkmaster Flex.

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Check out some of his videos below and make sure to go cop his new record.

I SEE YOU DRU!

So now, let me ask you guys; what’s the last music (single or album/digital or physical) that you purchased?

The Faces Of Hip-Hop 2.0?

Who's Got Next In Hip-Hop? Asher Roth, Charles Hamilton & Mickey Factz

The internet and the streets alike have been buzzing for months about 3 artists: Asher Roth, Charles Hamilton & Mickey Factz. Could they be the new faces of Hip-Hop?

What are your thoughts?

Jimmy Iovine Discusses The Future Of The Music Business

Here’s an interesting video I found of Jimmy Iovine discussing his views on today’s music industry and his vision on the direction it’s taking. (Note: The video is about a year old)

He offers advice for new artists as well as talking about possible distribution models, what makes a great producer and the future of Interscope and the traditional record label.

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Dancing All Over The World

I just saw this video and had to share it with you guys.

I’m surprised I’ve never seen in it before though, since it’s apparently a very popular viral video.

No matter what kind of mood you’re in; you will definitely laugh and smile watching it.

This video took Matt Harding to 42 countries in 14 months and the best part about it all – it was all paid for by Stride Gum. How awesome is that?

[EDIT: You have to wait until about 1 minute into the video to understand why this is such a great and hilarious video.]

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