Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Should Artist and Indie Musicians Use Samples in Their Music?

In today's music world, it's a very common thing for an established artist and up-and-comers alike to use samples in their music. Just to put this into perspective, I thought I'd mention that one of my favorite rappers, one of the most successful producers on the planet; Kanye West has basically built his career off sampling. Now the question of whether or not sampling is right or wrong has probably been going on for a lot longer than I've been alive, so today this post is not meant to address that issue. I'm writing this because I was inspired by this video to basically regurgitate in my own words what I got from it. 

1. Try to avoid sampling at all cost!
2. If you want to sample a song or a peace of a song its best for you legally to either rerecord the peace yourself or hire someone who can best duplicate the parts you want to sample, then use that sample.
3. It's better to do a RE-make of a song then to sample! You will have a better chance of making money off that song.
4. Just because you have bought certain wrights to a song never means that you can use any previous recordings of that song!
5. Don't Sample! It takes a vast amount of resources that 99% of artist just don't have.

What are The Top Social Networking Apps For Smart Phones?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

2Pac - California Love

I Still beat this, like It just came out..

Friday, June 22, 2012

What is real hiphop?

Peach Street "My City" ft. Jedi (prod. Billion Coast)

What is the Future of the Record Label?

I Love these Guy's

How to Better Engage Fans Using our Powerful New Feature ‘Questions’

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How to Better Engage Fans Using our Powerful New Feature ‘Questions’

How does it work? 

1. Invite fans to submit intriguing questions.
2. Post your answers for your entire fanbase.
3. Share your Q&A on Facebook and Twitter. It’s that easy.

*Reverb Tip*: Share each Q&A post 2-3x, at different times during the day, to ensure fans see them in their newsfeed. 

How do I get more questions from fans?

Simple. From the Questions module on your Reverb profile, click the “Share” link to invite Questions via Facebook, Twitter and Email. You can do the same thing from your Questions backpage by clicking the ‘Invite Fan Questions’ link.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Are Adidas Roundhouse Slave Shoes?

Do you find the Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids racially offensive?   A poll taken on http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk said that 57% of people say "No!". So why did Adidas withdraw JS Roundhouse Mids? Slave Shackle Trainers? I'm sorry people, you can ask anybody Adidas Roundhouse been my favorite shoes since the first release. Im just  sayin..  

How to Collect Credit Card Payments With Your Smart Phone.

Today I received my free Square credit card reader, courtesy of squareup.com 
Right Now it's crucial that I look to give myself every advantage possible and make the most out of my time selling my mix-tapes on Hollywood Blvd. For those of you that don't know--the Square works for most smartphones that run on the Ios, Android,and Blackberry. I haven't used it yet, but I get excited just thinking about the possibilities. From what I understand, it's incredibly safe for both the seller and the buyer. Accepting all major credit cards, you simply download from the App Store or the Android Market. Sign in to your account, plug in your card reader and get paid. I'm going to slowly integrate this into my hustle.  I'll let you know about my experiences as I go.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Sorry I've been gone.. About to really get back on my blog shit now;)