Web + Graphic Designer / Audio Producer / Video Director / Clothing Designer

M.A. (Multimedia) - CSU Eastbay / B.A. (Multimedia) - CSU Sacramento

APPLE IPHONE 4 – WORTH THE WAIT?

6 / 21 / 2010

I just switched over to AT&T after completing my first iPhone app and got the 3GS in hopes of upgrading to the new iPhone 4 which was sure to drop within a month. Why didn’t I wait for the iPhone 4? I received news that the unlimited data plan would be cut off on June 7th so I bought the 3GS before the deadline.

iPhone 4 Features:

-Improved display. 960×640 = 4x as many pixels! More resolution than the human eye can handle (326dpi) so text should look as crisp as printed paper. NICE (fabolous voice)

-Video Chat. Only compatible with WiFi and to other iPhone users, but it’s still cool and a way of the future.

-Better battery. 16% more. YESSS. This 3GS battery dies especially if you tweet, facebook, or play games. I need a car charger bad.

-Smaller size. Should be easier to carry, but i actually thought the last body design was more sleek. But wait, with a gel cover on it you can’t see it anyway. Smaller = a +.

Apple iPhone 4

Apple iPhone 4

And this is not a 4G phone (AT&T doesn’t have 4g yet).

Presales are closed, but I’ll try getting mine on Thursday anyway. Not stressing over it because if they run out I can still reserve one. Not really in a hurry. Plus it might be cool to wait for the white one to drop since EVERYONE gets the black anyway.

**6/30/2010 UPDATE** I got my 32gb on the 29th and bought the Zagg Invisible Shield for it at bestbuy for $25. The most expensive yet worst screen protector ive ever encountered. Took awhile and was hard to put on. Once it was on it left a bubbly orange peel texture and I found out that that is how it’s supposed to look like. Why?? (Not Sexy). Plus the film is sticky and not smooth!! I need to use my finger tip and nails to navigate dummy! Sticky screen is pissing me off. The phone is legit though. Tested out the Facetime app with the homie Junco G. Battery lasts alot longer! No dropped calls yet (crossing my fingers). Already a big improvement from 3gs. Well worth it.

NEW BLOGSITES DESIGNED BY TY THA ARTIST : YOUNG DRU, JDUB SHACK BOY, MICHAEL MARSHALL

6 / 17 / 2010

CHECK OUT THE LATEST BLOGSITES I DESIGNED:

www.youngdru.com
YOUNG DRU – CHECK OUT THE NEW SINGLE FEATURING RAY J “SUPER BAD”

www.jdubshackboy.com
J DUB SHACK BOY – CHECK OUT THE SINGLE “AUTOPILOT” PRODUCED BY ROB-E

www.michaelmarshallusa.com
MICHAEL MARSHALL A.K.A. THE SOUL OF THE BAY – CHECK OUT THE LATEST SINGLE “DRINKS R ON ME” FEATURING E-40 AND MISTAH F.A.B.

MORE TO COME!!!

GETTING SIGNED TO A MAJOR LABEL – **THROWBACK POST**

6 / 15 / 2010

Getting Signed to a Major Label
(A POST FROM MY OLD BLOG, OLDIE, BUT GOODIE)

Many people think the only way to make a living off music is to get signed to a major label. The advantages of being signed to a major label is better promotion and distribution, but the downside is these services are paid for by your record sales. Even the handful of popular musicians who do get signed to a major label and get a hot single or two find it hard to live off of record sales.

Something you probably didn’t know:

The profit from 500,000 units sold on a major label is usually equivalent to 8,000 independently. Of course artists with enormous buzz before the deal like Drake or Justin Bieber had more leverage to work with, but let’s face it, the majority  of new artists aren’t that popular yet.

So if your album goes gold on a major label, the average amount of profit is around $50,000! Of course that doesn’t count shows, sponsors, or publishing, but considering how long it took to get signed, make the album and promote the album, makes living off album sales an unrealistic expectation.

Let me break down what A&R’s look for.

1. A new sound – The key to getting their attention is to stand out from the rest while not straying too far from what is hot right now or what they feel will be hot for several years to come. You need a balance of popular and eclectic style, which will sound new, but within the comfort zone of the sounds of past successful acts.

2. Single-ready – In an era of Itunes, labels know that single sales will generate more money than full album sales with new artists. Keep your song structure simple by having an infectious chorus that you can feel coming. Most popular songs are built around the “verse-chorus-verse-chorus-verse-hook-chorus” formula and make sure you build around that conventional formula.

3. A following – Labels need acts that are ready to put on a good show and already have a good track record with shows. Putting on a good show can make or break an act and labels don’t have time to wait for their artists to find their groove.

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Drake “Over” (Remix) – Produced By: TY THA ARTIST

5 / 17 / 2010

Drake “Over” (Remix) – Produced By: TY THA ARTIST

Drake Over Remix Produced By TY THA ARTIST


DRAKE – “OVER” REMIX PROD. BY TY THA ARTIST

TY THA ARTIST – www.tythaartist.com | MySpace Music Videos


Dropped some dirty south flavor with some TY energy in it… Not what you expected?? If so, then good. The original beat was against the grain so hopefully you can dig my transformation of the song.

Still waiting on “Thank Me Later.” Don’t disappoint me Jimmy.

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD LINKS:

http://rapidshare.com/files/388273706/Drake-Over-_Remix_-Prod_By_TY_THA_ARTIST-2010.mp3
http://www.mediafire.com/?ozzjfzymgim
http://www.zshare.net/audio/7618775812991fd3/
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9ITGT3T5
http://depositfiles.com/en/files/sqpk7p5gy
http://www.badongo.com/file/22713469

Tubed – May 2010 – The latest vids Lupe Fiasco, Alicia Keys

5 / 13 / 2010

Watchworthy videos of May 2010


Alicia Keys – “Unthinkable” Official Music Video
Very similar to Drake’s FIND YOUR LOVE video, but this one makes more sense.

Lupe Fiasco – “I’m Beamin” Official Music Video

LOOKING FORWARD TO LASERS… THE LEAKED MATERIAL HAS BEEN IN N OUT MY DECK FOR OVER A MONTH.
MANNNN I THINK IT’S OVERDUE FOR ANOTHER TY VIDEO… GOTTA TAKE OVER THIS SUMMER

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