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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The guys over at The Real have been making quite a bit of noise with their brand of “hip-hop sketch comedy”.
Check out the video below on Def Jam’s Secret To Success.
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Finally! For all the dancehall fiends, Black Chiney finally blessed us with another mixtape after nearly 4 years.
But don’t think they’ve been sleeping. I was talking with my man Supa Dups (Black Chiney’s founding member/producer) last night and the list of production credits he’s building is incredible: Nina Sky, Kardinal Offishall, Collie Buddz, Akon, Pussycat Dolls, John Legend… the list goes on.
If you’re not familiar with Black Chiney mixtapes, they are an incredible blend of dancehall and hip-hop featuring members Supa Dups, Bobby Chin, Willy Chin and Walshy Killa.
Black Chiney Vol 8.9 features Buju Banton, Kardinal Offishall, Shawty Lo, Elephant Man, Kanye West, Swizz Beats, Mavado, Jay-Z , Munga, Busy Signal, Leftside and Snoop Dogg.
Pay attention to the names Supa Dups and Black Chiney; as you’ll continue to see more and more from this crew.
Click here to download the new Black Chiney vol 8.9