Editorial

Interesting…Sacrifice Millions in Album Sales for the Free PR?
By May 28, 2011
Interesting…Sacrifice Millions in Album Sales for the Free PR?

I find this Lady Gaga scenario a bit interesting. As of now, Billboard has Lady Gaga’s Born this Way album selling over 1.15 million units in its first week on the charts. Pretty amazing stuff. However, at what cost? If you don’t already know, it’s a simple explanation: Amazon.com. Amazon sold the album on their […]

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Interesting Article About Branding, with The Keystone Design Union
By May 13, 2011
Interesting Article About Branding, with The Keystone Design Union

Found this article about the art of branding pretty interesting. It’s about the KDU and how they work with some of the top public figures and brands in the world to successfully promote them through numerous outlets. Check it out below: The art of the mad genius is not as daunting as you think. One […]

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The Making of Mobb Deep’s “The Infamous”
By April 26, 2011
The Making of Mobb Deep’s “The Infamous”

Although they are now considered a legendary group, leading into the release of their second album, The Infamous, it was far from a given that Albert “Prodigy” Johnson and Kejuan “Havoc” Muchita would enjoy such long and fruitful careers. Their first album, Juvenile Hell, had been a commercial flop, although it did yield a minor […]

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JENESIS Magazine’s 4th Anniversary Issue feat Dom Kennedy
By April 8, 2011
JENESIS Magazine’s 4th Anniversary Issue feat Dom Kennedy

Says Jenesis of their latest issue: We’ve been racking up on our “annual” issue but this one is the most important. This month we celebrate our 4th Year Anniversary. 4 years of building and being the voice of the up and coming individuals. The West Coast’s biggest up and coming act Dom Kennedy covers this […]

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FYI -
By March 30, 2011
FYI -

I just wanted to keep everyone in the loop since I had a lot of inquiries. You might have noticed Sunday night and all day Monday that you got a ‘warning’ notice when you visited the site…at least, I know it was like that for the firefox browser. Essentially, either someone or a third party […]

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Gotta Love a Story Like This (Big Sean X SXSW)
By March 20, 2011
Gotta Love a Story Like This (Big Sean X SXSW)

I saw this story while browsing the forums and I wanted to post it up here because I like it and it backs up the notion that Big Sean is one of the coolest industry guys – as I’ve heard from numerous people (I’ve never met him, personally): My very good friends _____ and _____ […]

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FYI
By March 12, 2011
FYI

I’m turning off the comments for a day or so. Getting hit with a lot of spam and I can’t seem to block it. Usually goes away if I turn the comments off for a bit. Will let you know when I turn them back on.

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Surprise. Jay-Z & Puff the Richest in Hip Hop.
By March 10, 2011
Surprise. Jay-Z & Puff the Richest in Hip Hop.

I feel like Forbes does these lists like 5 times a year, but this time around we get the top 5 wealthiest in hip hop. Here’s the article: Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has had quite a career thus far. Since debuting in 1996 with hip-hop classic Reasonable Doubt, he has sold over 50 million records worldwide. […]

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Editorial: Lupe’s Fan Fiasco
By March 7, 2011
Editorial: Lupe’s Fan Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco’s album Lasers drops tomorrow. The internet savvy have already downloaded the bootleg. From what i’ve seen via twitter, facebook, etc.,  most Lupe fans are not rocking with the album. “Lupe sold out”, “Lupe mailed it in”, “this isn’t the lupe we want”, and on and on and on. The most consistent complaint i’ve […]

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JENESIS Magazine 3rd Annual Love VS Sex Issue
By February 24, 2011
JENESIS Magazine 3rd Annual Love VS Sex Issue

Last year, the Love VS Sex Issue was the highest rated issue of the year. This year we’re back at it again with more hot and heavy sex stories, sex tips, and also some serious articles that ties everything up to greatness. Issue features NDK Clothing, CoCo & Breezy, artist Johnny Polygon, Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan […]

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The Labels with the Most Billboard #1 Singles Are…
By February 20, 2011
The Labels with the Most Billboard #1 Singles Are…

…those labels above. The word cloud breaks it down. The bigger the name, the more #1 hits were served up. Columbia and Capitol reign supreme. Don’t let this necessarily fool you, though. It’s all relative to the number of artists on each label, how long the label has been around, as well as the popularity […]

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FYI
By February 15, 2011
FYI

I’m back from LA, so expect posts to be at the regular pace. I’m not even going to try and recap all the stuff I’ve missed since last Wed night, so I’m just going to do one post with all the material from yesterday and this morning and then move along with all the breaking […]

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NYC —> LA
By February 10, 2011
NYC —> LA

Just wanted to let everyone know – I’m currently on the airplane (Virgin America ftw) heading toward LA for Grammy Weekend. Looking to cause a bit of mischeif and hit up a lot of events & parties. Also meeting up with some folks. What that means is that I won’t be posting, although I have […]

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FYI
By January 26, 2011
FYI

I just realized that a bunch of comments people are leaving are going right in to a spam folder for some reason. I never looked in the folder until just now, so sorry if your comment was never posted. I’ll be more conscious of looking through that folder in the future.

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