Much to my shock, I stumbled across these promo videos that MySpace Music UK dropped on YouTube in an effort to generate some traffic I assume to Myspace Music, which I consider a potential threat to Apple and Itunes in the 21st century music networking race. Right now I wouldn’t put too much stock behind MySpace Records for the moment, their artist roster lacks inspiration and talent for the most part. Mind you, Christina Milan being a major exception to that talent-less stigma I’m placing on them, we all know how much God has bestowed upon that young beauty. But if MySpace Music becomes the front runner for promoting major artists and their respective brands, be sure that the talent will flood towards the networking giant.
Here are a few notable videos. MySpace UK blocked a bunch of their content for viewing in the U.S., so enjoy these, and David Guetta if you’re into that sort of thing.
These live broadcasts on YouTube are the next big thing in bringing in viewers and money back into the music industry. We don’t watch TV anymore guys!!! Nothing like a charity concert by Ms. Keys on World AIDS Day to showcase the viral value of a YouTube concert. Viral value was a bad pun, but you know what I mean, if the industry wants to make money off the next generation, you have to go to their rooms and speak to THEM! In this case the room is YouTube, and they’re waiting.
Remember when people would say “break it down” when referring to somebody really going buck wild on a track? “Break it down MJ!” I realize now that a “broken down” version is a little less vague. Peep Alicia Key’s “breakdown” of Empire State of Mind, Part Deux.
You have no idea how depriving it was to grow up a fan of Philadelphia sports teams. Well, perhaps you’ve witnessed a tree sloth being hunted, in that case, yes you can empathize with your average Philly sports fan. Until the Phillies took the World Series last year, the city of Philadelphia had not seen a world championship since the Sixers won the NBA Championship in 1983. Yours truly was a mere two years old. Oh yes, twas horrendous to root for the home team, so bad that Mac OSX had a widget called “The Cheesesteak of Suffering” which was a real-time clock counting the minutes and days that had gone by since that Sixers victory in ’83.
Thank god we took the World Series last year, I had been salivating and daydreaming about consuming that cheesesteak for nearly two decades. Now we’re back in the World Series for a consecutive year and will begin taking it to the Yankees on Wednesday night in the Bronx. That game will be kicked off by a performance of “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, how awfully NYC of them. Jigga also stated the following prediction with some authority I may add:
“I’m gonna take the Yankees in seven … Dramatic A-Rod walk off at the end of the game, redeeming him for all the times the paper and media vilified him and… that’s specific enough?”
Ok that’s it. I’ve been defending Jay-Z’s apparent status as a Top 5 rapper of all time for way too long. Fuck it, Phillies in 5, Lee pitches two wins in the series, Alicia Key is a lesbian, and Jay-Z may not a Top 10 rapper. Philly stand up.