Archive | November, 2013

Independent vs. Mainstream

21 Nov

One question that I meant to ask you guys is who  do you normally listen to? Independent or mainstream artist? A lot of people are starting to drift away from music played on the radio. It seems that anybody can get a record deal in this generation. If you look good, have a catchy hook, sound like everybody else, or can somewhat sing, you can get a record deal. But looking good doesn’t mean you’re a good artist, it just means you can be marketed in a way that make you seems like an artist. Half of the artist you hear on the radio stations don’t write their own lyrics. Some rappers and pretty much every singer has a ghost writer that writes for them. That’s is one of the main reasons I listen to Independent artist. there’re more genuine, more authentic, more real. Independent artist don’t have to conform to what these records labels want them to talk about. They make music for their fans not just for a paycheck. But don’t get me wrong, money is VERY important. Money is the motive in my eyes. But are you willing to sellout and let somebody else tell you how to do you craft for a paycheck? I’m not, but other people might think other wise.

On another note:

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Action Bronson dropped his latest mix tape Blue Chips 2. Overall the tape was pretty good. Bronson is pretty lyrical. This is my first time listening to any of his mixtapes. Overall I would give it a 7.5 out of 10

Lyrics of the week: “When I was ten, back when nine ounces had got you ten. And nine times out of ten n*ggas don’t pay attention. And when there’s tension in the air, nines come with extensions.”

Nostalgia- Pusha T Feat. Kendrick Lamar

Song of the day: 10 2 10 (Remix)- Big Sean, Rick Ross, Travis Scott

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Bodega Recap!

21 Nov

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Like I mentioned last week, last Sunday I attended AMCS Bodega at the Fillmore. It was my first time going so I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve been to the Fillmore before for concerts but I’ve never been for a festival. The inside was set up a little different than it normally would be. They had the stage area set up was normal but in the back they had tables set up for different venders showcasing their art or  clothing line. 

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I’m into fashion so I’m always looking to try out new clothing lines. Bodega provided local independent clothing lines to display some of their products. Some of the clothes were available for purchase and others were just the prototypes of what the clothes will soon look like. 

 

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I loved the art work that the artists were showcasing. The bright colors these artist used mixed with the dim lighting in the building brought their work to life. 

 

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The highlight of the event were the performances. There were over 10 performers that consist of rappers and singings. Some good, some decent, and some I felt like needs a little work. But overall I enjoyed seeing artist pursuing their passion. Because if you’re serious about what you do, you will always improve on areas that you can. This event help me network and find artist I can use for my upcoming mix tape the Carolina Take Over. 

 

 

 

Bodega is this Sunday!!

11 Nov

Anybody who is in the Charlotte area should attend Bodega on sunday! I will be speaking more about this through out the week including a recap of the event.

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