Everyone is jumping on the cloud train these days. Apple has iCloud, Microsoft has their cloud services such as Office 365, Google has Google, lol. In additional to those, other companies are developing services that takes the space off your device and in the cloud. I am 50/50 on this idea, I feel some things can go cloud but other things need to stay private. It could just be my paranoia as a tech guy, but I digress. If you want that new hot sauce, it is not in the iCloud (sorry Apple), get up on Box.
We continue Ras Benzo and his top 5 list of what you shouldn’t be doing as an artist in 2010.
3. Beefing with your label in public
Even Nas, in his bitter relationship with Def Jam understands that beefing with your record label is so 15 years ago. The artist is responsible in this era of being mindful in negotiating a deal that supports his aspirations and potential. We all know that labels can be shady, unsupportive and down-right nasty, but they can also be the back bone of what holds you together. Rappers beefing with labels is like over-paid athletes complaining about their jobs/teams/salaries. There are so many people who would quickly take their place, who are lined up for the opportunity to be used and “abused” by the system. Being an artist is not a special talent. Working as a professional musician is a job – just like working in a factory. It might seem glorious, but those moments are the grand total years of hard work by tons of OTHER people. When the person with the least amount of sweat equity invested, often the newest person on the team (the artist) has the audacity to start a public beef with a system that has been working just fine for so long without them, The system does just that – it goes on to working just fine without them.
Ok Here we are GoJu Nation. The second incarnation of the Sony PSP has arrived in the US. Debuting in Japan, the Sony Playstation Vita is hoping to crack through the Nintendo 3DS market and take back a significant share. Courtesy of CNET here is a video breakdown of what Sony hopes will become the new standard handheld gaming device.
Yes GoJu Nation we have da album charts… And yes GoJu Nation things overall from a sales perspective are still declining. The number 1 album in the country? Only 95k this week.. The number 20 album in the country? 12.2k this week…. It’s like a cemetery at night, all bones and no meat. I feel like a jerk proclaiming earlier this year that this chart may be experiencing a renaissance. At this rate I’ll be writing this charts obituary if this doesn’t change. I predict that at this pace in the next 3 to 5 yrs albums will fall the way of the vinyl album. They will still make them but only the cream of the crop will be available. Let’s see if we can find something positive to report this week.
NE-YO is moving from DEF JAM GoJu Nation. He will stay in the Universal building but will be moving floors. He’s going to be the “flagship” artist to keep the MOTOWN brand alive. It has been a literal ghost town for the legendary label but hopefull with him & Erykah Badu and Kelly Rowland they can revive the label entirely (if that even means anything to this current A.D.D. generation). And that’s not all GoJu Nation…..