Comments from makana

I think Madlib could serve as a counterpoint since there's almost no marketing associated with his music. He's a highly creative musician who focuses on making music, nothing really else, and let's his output speak for itself. Pretty sure Kanye takes notes from the guy and I bet his music will have a long lasting impact and get more revered as time marches on. This kind of marketing may lead to immediate album sales but I wonder what it's affects are on legacy?
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July 7, 2013 on Deconstructing: Jay-Z, Kanye West, And The #NewRules of Hip-Hop Marketing
Got into the album when I first got my license at around 15, cause that's when I finally was able to buy cassettes and CD's that would not be played in the house and didn't need my parents inspection (They ran a TIGHT ship). Combining the new-found freedom of driving with this album was a perfect match. And I think I got into my first accident while JAMMING to Freedom super hard and not paying attention to the road. But I also like to think that it is the perfect going-through-puberty soundtrack... the energy and messaging just carried me right through that time in my life....
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November 10, 2012 on Rage Against The Machine Turns 20