Almost Famous

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Have a Toast to the Assholes

Kanye West and his speech to the sold out crowd at the Bowery Ballroom. Probably a bit over the top, but necessary. Hate on the man all you want, but it’s impossible to argue the pure genius of his music. The sampling on My Beautiful Dark and Twisted Fantasy puts it on a higher level than most of the mainstream music reaching the radio. It’s difficult to find an artist nowadays who is able to reach the mainstream audience and still appeal to the small crowd who knows and understands good music. Apparently he sold 100,000 in digital alone the first day, selling out the Best Buy at Union Square and the city of Chicago (whatever that entails). I guess that’s the industry right? It sounds weird to say “sold out a Best Buy” and “digital alone.” Honestly that’s impressive considering most of the album was either leaked or released during his G.O.O.D Friday campaign. Give people new, free music every week and when your album is released, they will buy it. Or is it, generate enough hype and people will buy your record regardless, even if they hate you as a person. Do your thing Kanye, it really is about the music at the end of the day, right?

November 26, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment