March 2nd, 2004
Rapper Ms. Dynamite has opened up a hip-hop school in her name called “Diddymite”. Although the title contains the name “Diddy” there is no relation to the annoying Bad Boy. The school is situated in South London and its goal is to give talented teens the oppourtunity to get behind the mic. I don’t know if this is good for the music but I can name many names that would benefit from classes.
With Rawkus officially dying, 2004 is becoming the year where labels are just closing down. For the past three years CD sales have drastically gone down but DVD sales have tripled. Labels are beginning to take more interest in DVD’s. Music DVD’s alone account for 11 percent of all DVD sales. With that said, Arista records is shuting down and Time Warner Music has layed off twenty percent of their staff. This is leaving artists scrambling to find a safe home. This may afterall be a great year for hip-hop.
But then again Drag-on has just dropped two videos which means an album is coming. 9th Wonder has been chosen to produce the entire new Memphis Bleek album. Kanye West has started up his own record label (Why? That’s third level label). 50′s album is gonna drop his next album on Independence Day (Why?).
And anyone I see with a “Free Tony Yayo” shirt is getting smacked. How is Yayo gonna violate parole the day after he gets released for passport fraud?
For such a garbage song, Kanye really did his thing on that video for “Falls Down”. Feeling the multiple cameos. And Jay-Z just shot a black and white video for “99 Problems” here in Brooklyn.
The reason why I haven’t put up new beats in a while is because too many people on Soundclick are stealing them. I’m going to find another way of letting people hear them.
Now that John Kerry is in the lead with delegates lets concentrate on the greater evil. Bush. At least vote this time.
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