NEWS

Me being a HUGE Lady Gaga fan I was just excited to read that Lady Gaga will release her first single, Born This Way, on February 13th and her next album, of the same name, will be released on May 23rd. This maybe the second biggest release of the year (first being Detox of course) so far. Until then lets hope Lady Gaga doesn’t fall off. Read more at:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lady-gaga-announces-release-dates-for-new-album-single-20110103

-Abe

What are you listening too?

One of the biggest names in rap today is Aubrey Graham or better known as Drake, a fairly new rapper from Canada. Discovered by Lil Wayne and mostly known for his relatable raps and somewhat soulful singing (which he only does while he’s recoding.) He has been around for about a year but had more success in his first year then most musician do in their entire life.

Music (mostly rap/hip hop) has been in a decline for the past few years.  The quality of music, sales, and talent has been less than pleasurable.  Music has become so desperate that they turned to the internet.  Youtube, myspace and facebook played a major roll in music last year. They started to make music flashy and more catchy and less “good.”  In other words, “simple”.

One of the biggest examples is the wildly popular Lady Gaga. Her music is as simple as a pre-school rhyme and just as catchy. She is more known for what she wears then what she sings. Her music videos have nothing to do with her songs. Alejandro a song about break up with a Spanish guy and the video is about Lady Gaga building an army. This is what the music industry resulted to. Over the top to generate numbers. Now I love Lady Gaga and I believe she should be known for her music not her actions. She has been viewed over a billion times on Youtube, the most followers on Twitter, numbers do not lie and they are saying that she is not stopping anytime soon.

So what do Lady Gaga and Drake have to do with the current state of music? Nothing! They are just doing their job and paying their bills. They get up go to work then go home just like everyone else. It is not the artist that made music the way it is, it’s the fans and the listeners. If people (me included) stop caring about the artist personal life and actually listen to the music then maybe we could go back to the golden age of music where people didn’t get laughed at for buying an album.

-Abe