Got to start putting pictures of our artists (or soon to be) up on here. I have new pictures going up this week as well as new beats. If you haven’t already noticed Boxxer has blessed us with a new installment of “Boxxer’s Block”. I also decided to begin a “Shows” section due to the growing amount of shows going down. Our very own Epiphany Blue is performing at one of the largest indie music festivals here in the city. Epiphany Blue will be performing cuts from the upcoming album “Bottled Water” on April 29th at the New York Music Festival. It is located at the Village East Theatre on 181 Second Ave. at 12th St. Come check it out around 6 pm.
I must say something that almost sparked another “Logrithmic Speaks”. Within all music, trends develop leaving record labels scrambling for a formula to catch the trend while it is still hot. Once the formula is put into effect and copied the trend then becomes a repetitive annoying style of music. Played out. Which then of course is put to an end by another trend starting the cycle all over. The question is…”Where in the cycle are you?”
And yes Kanye sparked that thought.
I must acknowledge the Roots single “Don’t Say Nuthin’“.
In regards to the problems with accessing the site, I have been having problems with the server. I have quite a few more updates to make. Beats.
April 29th, 2004
Yes, M-A-dollar sign-E is back. Ma$e has decided to make a rap-comeback. I am sure many of you are as confused as a Republican. I know the first thing in my mind was “I thought he was preaching and co-writing books”. Yes, he’s still preaching but now he wants to join Nelly’s label as an artist. That makes sense. Then I thought “maybe he’s going to be somewhat creative and put some sort of Gospel-Rap into the mtv generation brain”. But, he’s not. He’s coming back as the average harlem wapper. I really am not going to look out for that. But, I did catch mad people (males) on the radio literally screaming at his plan to return. What you think what? Mase be old Mase be sold?
Stamina has finished about 90% of “The Jersey Devil”. Look out for that early Summer. Also, Epiphany is scheduled to shoot his video for the song “Feel Us Flow”.
I know I have a picture of the preaching Murda Ma$e up there but the real buzz around the industry has been Prince. Apparently Prince is on a major tour right now for his new album “Musicology”. The gimic is that anyone who goes to the concert will get a free copy of the new album. Now Prince has not been in the spotlight for some time and his name is probably meaningless to MTV viewers, so you may ask “Why is his giving his album free to the people who will actually buy it?” I mean, he sold out every venue in advance. The amount of free CD’s he is giving out is way more then 500,000. That’s more then gold. “Why is he doing this?!” I know y’all are thinking he must have jacked the price of the ticket up to compensate. The price of the tickets range from $50 to $75. He did. The only difference is that all $10.00 dollars of that supposed CD price go into his pocket instead of the normal .10 cents. And we all know artists forget the label and make most money off tours anyway. I don’t feel right giving him credit for this idea but it may only be half of his scheme. Apparently, Prince, noticing the amount of music piracy that happens these days decided to put his own twist on it. If you don’t know, both Napster and iTunes offer albums legally via pay-per-download. Not only can you legally download albums but single songs as well. So Prince decided, “Why should people go to iTunes for my album when they should be able to just get it via pay-per-download from my site?” You might say, “How is that genius? That’s pretty obvious.” But it’s not obvious. It’s as genius as the “free” CD’s. When people download his album from iTunes not only is the label taking a percentage but iTunes also. So it’s actually worse the people buying the CD from Sam Goody. By offering the CD on his site via pay-per-download, Prince is pocketing all $10.00 of that CD as opposed to the .10 cents of it. Once again he is leaving the label out of it. I mean, why should he care if his album does poor SoundScan numbers if he’s making so much more money. And who knows, by doing this his album might sell more in stores. I’d actually like to see this catch on. If Eminem personally offered his new album via pay-per-download he would make so much more money while leaving his label with no percentage of those online sales. Any artist of any status level should be able to pull this off with just a little promotion. This may change the game. Label = Enemy. (And I know y’all noticed all the lay-offs at the major labels too. Artists are getting laid off. HOLLA!)
Kanye is still “Flava of the Month“. And don’t you hate those people that claim their no-name artist is the hottest ever to grace the earth. Check this hilarious article about those people titled “Hate The Hype“. Also check out what makes a good artist and what the game needs.
I try to update once a week y’all! The radio is coming soon!
April 3rd, 2004