Morning Music Notes – All Tomorrow’s Parties in Heaven
Start your Monday with some more collaborative stuff Killer Mike and El-P, better known as Run the Jewels. We previously saw the hip hop act in Ottawa, and featured their track 36″ Chain. Now feast your ears on Get It.
The track has a pretty awesome beat that gets you amped, with some slick rhythms and rhymes to top it off. The video is also just one good time, featuring scenes from their recent tour. Give it a watch below.
Run the Jewels – Get It
Morning Music Notes
In case you missed it yesterday, the legendary Lou Reed has passed away at the age of 71. He was, of course, the Velvet Underground’s founder, and was an icon to many people. Brian Eno said, “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” Reed passed away from a liver transplant he received back in May. Reed also did solo work, and collaborated with the likes of Gorillaz, Metric, and Metallica to name a few. (via Consequence of Sound)
After serving 2 years of his 4 year sentence, Conrad Murray has been released from jail. You might recall Murray from being convicted of providing Michael Jackson with an overdose of sleeping aid propofol, leading to his death back in June 2009. (via Billboard)
Apparently only 1.1% of all digital music tracks have sold more than 1000 copies. Based on a book from a Harvard Business School Professor, 7,931,408 out of 8,020,660 songs in digital existence in 2011 have sold 1000 copies or more. 97.1% of albums sold fewer than 1000 copies, too, and also 400 albums accounted for 35% of all 2011 music sales. Time to work on a business model based on these facts? (via Hypebot)
Jay Z teamed up with US department store Barneys. Unfortunately, Barneys was subject to some racial profiling accusations of late, based on some incidents in New York City. People have urged Jay Z to end his relationship with Barneys. He sat silent – until now. Check out his defence on his Life and Times website. (via Consequence of Sound)
If you have 8 and a half hours, check out the Bridge School Benefit webcast replay, which features acoustic arrangements of bands. To save you some time, check out My Morning Jacket (at 4:50), Arcade Fire (5:45), Queens of the Stone Age (6:40), and Crosby Stills Nash & Young (7:40).