Here are 2 videos of the panels he spoke on:
In the video below, producer, Isaac “Ike Dirty” Hayes III, discusses the current state of A&Rs and the need for record labels to recruit A&Rs with a musical background.
This isn’t a “new music” blog, but I’m in the mood to share some new music with you so figured I’d do that today since it’s Monday and nobody feels like fully waking up on Mondays.
Sarah MK – Good Life (Remix)
Check out the new track from upcoming singer/songwriter, Sarah MK. Let me know what you think of this song in the comments section.
David Sides – Love In This Club (Piano Cover)
Check out his other covers. Talented dude, no lie.
Naturally 7 – Wall Of Sound
I wanted to show you another segment of their performance, but couldn’t find the video anywhere.
I finally got a chance to see these guys perform live at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and believe me; they are INSANE! This video, or any other video really does not do them justice. If you’re not already familiar with their name, I’m sure you’ve seen their YouTube video that was spreading like wildfire last year all over sites like Facebook.
Don’t call them beatboxers though; these guys take it to a whole different level.
Dondria a.k.a Phatfffat – Promise (Ciara Cover)
I know this video is old, but it’s still hot! I thought homegirl was lip synching for a minute. Forward to 1:00 in, if you want to skip the talking and get straight to her singing.
A little while ago, I mentioned that I wrote a post on another site a while back, explaining my motivation for starting this blog and naming it makingthemogul.com.
Well, I found the post and am posting it here to share with you guys.
This was my response:
I came up with the name of mine a few years back actually. When I started my first internship at a major label, Donald Trump and NBC had just launched the show, The Apprentice, and everybody used to joke around that I was “the real apprentice” due to my strong work ethic and never-lose attitude.
I always thought there should be a show that mixed The Apprentice with Making The Band. A show where people compete to make it in the business side of the music business.
We ended up getting one TV series that was almost amongst those lines, BET’s “Ultimate Hustler”. I say “almost” because the show didn’t seem to have a defined goal; if you win The Apprentice, you work for Donald Trump, if you win Making The Band, you get signed to Bad Boy, but if you won Ultimate Hustler, you won a car, a new wardrobe and I think some cash.
Didn’t make much sense to me.
We also had AOL’s web series, “Tha Biz”, which was more along the lines of what I wanted to see, but it was only aired online and didn’t receive much of an audience.
I figured if nobody else is giving me the content I want to see, then why not create it myself. I decided that a blog was the best format for me to deliver my story. I might incorporate video and other elements into the blog later on, but for now, the blog is my main platform.
So my blog is my version of the show/story that I always wanted to see – the journey of a young professional in the music business…..makingthemogul.com.
That’s what I posted on April 6, 2008.
Now, MTV & 50 Cent are launching the same concept with their new show, Mogul In The Making.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not hating. I’m actually looking forward to seeing the show. I’m sure there are hundreds, if not thousands, of us who have thought of the exact same concept.
It seemed really ironic that we’d have so many reality show concepts and yet it took this long to launch this one. I’m happy they’re finally doing it though, although I just hope it’s executed up to the standards I always envisioned a show like this being.
Personally, I think it would’ve made more sense to have someone else rather than 50 do the show. Again, don’t get me wrong; 50’s definitely been doing his thing and has been making millions upon millions doing it; but we all know him firstly as a rapper, and as someone who’s name only became relevant within the past few years. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ came out in 2003. That’s only 5 years ago.
Like a true mogul, 50 is certainly proving to be successful in multiple avenues, however I would have like to see MTV partner up with someone whose history and success spans a longer timeframe. Somebody like Russell Simmons, Chris Lighty, Steve Rifkind, Jimmy Iovine, Steve Stoute, Lyor Cohen, L.A Reid, Jermaine Dupri, Jay Z or even expand the Making The Band franchise and have Diddy do it.
These are all people who’ve been breaking all kinds of records and making historic movements since before the new millennium.
As a fan and viewer, those are the people I’d like to see the show air with, but as a decision-maker, I agree that 50 Cent will achieve higher ratings than most of the people on my list; especially since most of them are not entertainers themselves and don’t have the massive fanbase as does an entertainer like 50.
Anyhow, like I said, I just hope the show ends up living up the expectations. (I also hope they end up helping my web traffic rankings rather than killing it!)
Whoooooooa. I did not expect to find this video on YouTube.
Here’s a throwback video for you – Whodini‘s “Freaks Come Out”. Crazy.
My favourite part about this video – the little kid dancing in it is Jermaine Dupri!
DJ Felli Fel did it again. This is a new joint with Kanye, Fabolous, JD & Ne-Yo.
I’m definitely looking forward to Felli Fel’s album, which is dropping later this year on So So Def.
Listen below – DJ Felli Fel ft. Kanye West, Fabolous, Jermaine Dupri & Ne-Yo – Finer Things[audio:felli-fel_ft_kanye_west_fabolous_jd_neyo.mp3]