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KANYE WEST & JAY-Z receive a PROTEST LETTER from INDIE record stores


Fans are eagerly awaiting the release ofJay-Z and Kanye West's joint collaboration 'Watch the Throne,' set to hit iTunes exclusively on August 8 and digital retailers on August 12, but not everyone is pleased with the impending effort.

On Thursday (July 28), the team who created Record Store Day -- a day independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music -- devised a letter that announced their displeasure in the 'Watch the Throne' release strategy. The open letter, which has amassed more than 50 signatures from indie store representatives and will reportedly be published in a forthcoming issue of Billboard magazine, details the "great damage" excluding the stores and limiting the initial LP release to iTunes and Best Buy will do.

"We know that you are busy, and that you put most of your energies into creating great music, but we are writing to you in the hope that you will hear us and take the time to rectify this matter," the letter reads. "As representatives of the independent record store music community, we are asking you to allow record stores and music fans equal access to your new album."



watchthethrone.com


Read the full letter below:

Dear Jay-Z and Kanye West,

Independent record stores serve our communities. Our passion is music, and
we convey this to the millions of customers who come to our stores. That's
what we do.

Four years ago independent music stores across the country banded together
to create Record Store Day. Our goal was to counter the negative media
coverage about the supposed demise of record stores brought on by the
closing of the Tower stores and to respond to the music business practices
that fans deemed to be manipulative and onerous.

We reached out to the artist community to see if they would join us, and the
response was overwhelming with words of support coming in from Paul
McCartney, Erykah Badu, Tom Waits, Chuck D, the Foo Fighters and countless
others. Working with their label partners, many of these musicians created
limited edition works of art, including vinyl and CDs made especially for
music specialty retail. Hundreds of these artists took the opportunity to
perform, DJ, and interact with their fans in our record stores. Here in the
US, Record Store Day lifted the entire music business by 8% and contributed
to the growth in music sales. Record Store Day is now one of the biggest
music events in history with millions of people participating worldwide. We
also continue to work throughout the year with labels, artists and managers
and run regular promotions via physical independent retail and
recordstoreday.com.

We are responding to the bad news that your new album will not be available
to independent record stores until after iTunes gets a window of
exclusivity. We also learned that the deluxe version (which is what the true
music fans who shop our stores will want by an overwhelming majority) will
only be available at Best Buy exclusively for a period of time. We believe
this is a short-sighted strategy, and that your decisions will be doing
great damage to over 1,700 independent record stores -- stores that have
supported you and your music for years.

We know that you are busy, and that you put most of your energies into
creating great music, but we are writing to you in the hope that you will
hear us and take the time to rectify this matter. As representatives of the
independent record store music community, we are asking you to allow record
stores and music fans equal access to your new album.

CHICKEN HEAD!


i want a chicken for my birthday!!! 

MTV turns 30 this weekend!!!


 

MTV launched on August 1st, 1981 at 12:01 a.m. The first images broadcast were the launch of the Apollo 11, followed by a video for the Buggles song "Video Killed The Radio Star." The network has gone through countless permutations since then, but this weekend VH1 Classic will commemorate MTV's founding with a three-day marathon of footage from the 1980s, including a re-broadcast of the network's first hour, starting Saturday at 6 a.m. 

 

i dare you to try this! i did... & it jus didn't sound the same. haha


this doesn't look so hard to do! hehe

sesame street BREAKZ IT DOWN!


if Sesame Street was like this EVERYDAY... i'd be hooked again. 

Sesame Street breaks it down from Wonderful Creative on Vimeo.

this is how i walk into the station when it's time for WORK!


this is how i walk into the station when it's time to WORK!!! it's my SOBER walk. 

Bow Wow has a child and finally admits it with a letter to his fans.


After rumors of fatherhood circled the 'net, Bow Wow penned an open letter to his fans today (July 6), admitting that he indeed has a daughter, by the name of Shai Moss. Posted on his site, Bow Wow Today, the 24 yr. old Young Money rapper writes on why he chose to keep the birth of his daughter private and his thoughts on suicide.


"Let me start off by saying i love my fans. With out yall i wudda been left the game. For the past 3 years i been batteling life. Even thought about taking my own. I felt like as a kid i did everything and saw everything too fast which spoiled my adult years. I felt as if i had no purpose to live(Thinking selfishly) until god gave me the illest gift of my life. No lambo, no blk card nuffn ammounts to my lil girl. I waited so long to tell yall the truth because i was nervous on how yall would look at me. Yall know everyone makes a big deal out of everything i do. I wanted to be 1st n let yall know the real. My lil girl is getting BIG fast. i love every minute of it. She inspires me to go harder.Even made me treat my mother better, its like it made me into a man over night. Never been a fan of posting pix of my daughter. Reason is because i want my boo boo to have everything i didnt. Want her to be able to cheerlead with her lil friends with out some asshole sticking his camera all in my lil girl face. I know how fame is. I missed out on so much that i now know how important it is to cherish and have those things in your life. Yes! I change diapers. Aint as bad as i thought hahaha. I want her to live with me so bad. Jus us 2. Thats my dream man but fellas yall know how it go. Baby gotta stay with they momma and all dat bull. I hate that! So i have to fly 5 hrs away to see her. I find myself going into my i phone book jus lookn at pix of her. Sometimes i tear up cuz i just cant believe it brotha be emotional. All in all im good. This is my 1st. I know all my fans gone support me and ride for her like yall been doin my whole career. To the ones that say "Im heart broken how can he do that to us" well i do have a life thats not all about movies or making albums. Im 24 now. I cant wait 4eva. Im happy and if your a fan then ud be happy too cuz yall gone be with me every step of the way. The bs that comes with having a baby momma is expected. So i neva trip. Jus gotta suck it up keep chin high and try not let her get the best of my feelings by playin them stupid games. Ima stay positive and keep maintaining long as i got yall i cant lose.  I love yall. And shai shai daddy love u too! Wizzle!!!! [sic]"

Bow Wow plans to reveal more of his personal life in his documentary, "Who is Shad Moss," directed by Rico Da Crook. Check out the first of three trailers:

i know it's been HOURS since the verdict... but this is just sad.


when reporters choke up, something's just not right. i know it's been HOURS since the verdict... but to see this just makes me sad all over again. 

check out my niece & nephew! hahaha, i WISH!


 

these kids are SICK!!! 

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