It's Friday so we providing you with not only a new episode of The IdOMUSIC Podcast featuring nothing but Grammy audio engineers this week but our weekly playlist as well. We have four quality engineers speaking on their introduction to engineering and a playlist with everything from Seal to Kanye West, to Beck and some Fetty Wap.
Today episode of the IdOMUSIC Podcast brings us a hip hop journeyman in Dj Rasta Root. He is able to assume the role of almost any position as a facilitator of action. Often I tell him, his normal days would be extraordinary to others but guess you gotta live it to understand. Listen as he shares his stories from being raised in Canada to living in Japan, to managing a hip hop legend!
The rise of social media broke down a lot of barriers to entry of the music industry. No longer are people waiting around for that once in a lifetime opportunity, and no longer do record labels make all the calls. Fortunately, this allows for exposure to more artists, and more specifically, female artists. I decided to create a playlist showcasing the ladies. The Female Element is a playlist highlighting women at different levels in their musical career, as well as showing appreciation for their talent.
Have you used the services of Patchwerk Recording Studios over the last 20 years? You can again rock the brand that is known for hits based in Atlanta, Georgia. The house of Sonically Superior Sound has two tees available for purchase in either black or white.
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No stranger to delivering powerful messages through videos that occasionally go viral, motivational speaker Dr. Eric Thomas, aka ET the hip-hop preacher has found himself reaping the benefit of becoming a worldwide trending topic due to his heartfelt 'Nothing Funny,' clip shot at Vashon High School in St. Louis, Louisiana.
ET explains why he will not be disrespected, and challenges a group of underperforming students to reach their potential.
Although my month long free trial of Tidal just ended, I'm committed to maintaining a subscription to the premium music streaming service headed by industry favorites including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Madonna and Kanye West. I will be the first to admit, I was very hesitant to literally buying into a streaming service knowing that there is so much music that's legally available online for free. Ultimately, it took the respect and love I have for the consistent genius artistry of Kanye West to give the highly publicized platform a shot once he announced that his new album, The Life of Pablo, would only be released via Tidal. Not only did TLOP live up to my expectations, I fell in love with all of the other great music I had been missing.
Being that it's been reported that Pablo's exclusive release helped double Tidal subscriptions, it's no surprise that right when the free trial period came to an end, Yeezy made multiple tweaks to his latest project including altered vocal arrangements on 'Famous', new vocals from Sia and Vic Mensa on 'Wolves', and a new track called 'Frank's Track' featuring Frank Ocean. Although other streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, and Google Play are all doing well, and perform in many areas better, Tidal continues to show promise as a work in progress with many powerful artists with ownership stakes. That makes room for a lot of new exclusive music and video releases, where loyal subscribers can get first dibs on spontaneous releases.
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Eric B. & Rakim are by far one of the greatest music groups of all time. There's not too many true hip-hop enthusiasts that will leave Rakim off of their top 5 dead or alive emcee list, but not enough is said about his legendary partner in crime.
A sold out crowd made their way to Patchwerk Studios to experience the latest I dO MUSIC Weekend Werkshop series with Grammy Award winning music producer DJ Toomp.
If attendees were paying attention at the I dO MUSIC Weekend Werkshop featuring Aldrin 'DJ Toomp' Davis, they would have noticed that the super producer showed a great since of pride when describing his come up in the music business. While breaking down, 'The Anatomy of a hit Record,' the Atlanta native broke down how much different it was to get put on 30 years ago. Although Davis had the advantage of being an early bloomer, getting DJ money locally in high school, after graduation, he realized that in order to really make some noise, he had to move to Miami, which had a much stronger music industry presence at the time.
Toomp ultimately explained that having great ears, an authentic obsession for music, a deep music collection, and creative skills, and knowledge of some of the latest production hardware and software, should put you on the path to hit records. Davis also stressed the importance of asking plenty of questions, learning the business aspect of the industry, and surrounding yourself with a solid team. Toomp's hitmaking discography includes smashes that he has created with Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Kanye West, TI, Ludacris, Jeezy, Rick Ross, and many others.
The digital age has changed marketing and advertising forever. Thanks to free social media platforms, it is now easier than ever to spread the word about your new album or that show you’ve got coming up. But we’ve kind of hit a plateau, have we not?