Reflection

For the week of Twitter, I was not able to complete the topic on time. I noticed that my problem was time. Twitter is a news feed that I have to become accustomed to due to the constant presence I had to show on it. I realized that a strong presence on twitter is much needed and I would of drove more traffic to my site if I did consistent posts. But Twitter is a to active source for me at the moment.

The assignment on Instagram I found to be more enjoyable due to the lower effort that I had to do to maintain a presence on the feed. I even received more feedback from that source. Anything I would change would be to add different hip-hop artist to my page and also more events that the artist will attend to.

The post I added to Facebook seemed like an advertisement when I looked at it again. Facebook is an awesome way to bring in people’s opinion if the post could be worded right. I would ask for  peoples opinions on music to get a sense of what the crowd may be listening to. P.S. my Facebook post was posted way long ago but i noticed that my hashtag was #DCCS225 instead of #CS225. I edited my post.

Pinterest is a slow but useful tool to bring traffic to your main site of to see what interest other people. This will allow consumers to be targeted more easily. Pinterest is being less popular while Snapchat and Instagram both take similar features such as Instagram pinning people interest to your personal page but no one else is able to view it.

A featured story is a source used to keep your audience aware of a topic. A way that I will utilize a featured story would be to post one every week to keep my audience waiting for that update. Every new post will provide new information that I will keep relevant for the for my audience. One way that I would have improved my featured story would of been to promote it more on my other social media accounts.

Linkedin is a great source for hiring managers and future employees to connect and provide each other with information to start business deals and job opportunities.I always wanted to gain more skills and knowledge to improve my resume. Linkedin provides an online resume that I am able to add skills that I have acquired from this class on my resume.

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Featured Story: Started from the bottom !

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From humble beginnings to a thrilling life style, Drake has proved time and time again that he can be at the top and stay at the top. This Canadian born musician, singer, song writer, record producer, and actor breaks records in his sleep from his discography. Dropping his first project in 2006 Drake has never looked back in his career and kept moving forward.

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Drakes Comeback Season Mix-tape cover.

In 2006 Drake has dropped his self released album Room for Improvement. This shows how humble and witty this artist is. Drake insinuates that this will not be the best work you will hear from him. This mix-tape had notable features like Trey Songz and Lupe Fiasco. Also within in the next 2 years Drake has proved himself with his next two mix-tape, The Comeback Season and So Far gone. Later on in 2009 Drake was signed to Young Money Record label after by being discovered by his mentor Lil Wayne.

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Drake and his mentor Lil Wayn

With many features on Young Money tracks, such as “Bed Rock” and “Every Girl”, Drake received much popularity and buzz before and after his album release. In 2010 Drake’s Thank Me Later reached number 1 in the top 200 billboards in the first week and later on and became his first platinum studio album. This has set Drakes standards to become even bigger than what he expected to become.

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Drake’s first studio album Thank Me Later
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Drake”s Nothing Was the Same Album Cover

In his next 2 albums Take Care in 2011 and Nothing Was the Same in 2013 Drake stayed at the top of the game with the albums receiving quadruple and triple platinum award, and his buzz did not end there. Drake also had won his first Grammy for best Rap Album over notable artist such as J Cole and Big Sean.

Drake is just not solo rap artist who is only about money. Drake dropped a col-lab album with good friend and artist Future, What a time to be Alive which has been the biggest col-lab since Watch the Throne with Jay-Z and Kanye West.

As Drake’s fame rises, he has broke many billboard chart records with his fourth studio album Views. Drake’s hype continued on social media with his huge fan base who are awaiting for the 6 god to keep the music coming. With Drakes fifth studio album, Drake has taken out the competition with More Life.

What else can Drake accomplish someone may say. Well the sky’s the limit!. He already started an online station OVO Sound which will include his music and videos as well as other artist who he has signed such as Roy Woods and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Drake has been looking to expand his October Firm with more trending music and artist. What can be next for Drake?

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“Started from the bottom now we here”

My featured story will discuss the Hip-Hop artist Drake and his beginning to the quadruple platinum record holding artist he became. This post is set to be inspiration for new upcoming artist who believe its too hard or impossible for them to make it in the Hip-Hop industry. This will view the time when Drake was an actor up to a decade later to a living legend. A person that I will interview will be an upcoming artist who needs more inspiration in his craft.

10 interesting facts about music

 

  1. Expect consistent quality music from the Heartfelt camp.
  2. Heartfelt is independent
  3. Heartfelt is also a clothing line.
  4. Listening to music stimulates the whole brain
  5. Your heartbeat mimics the beat of the music you’re listening to
  6. A song that gets stuck in your head on repeat is called an earworm.
  7. Only 7 Rap artist went Diamond in album sales.
  8. Every $1000 made in music sold, the average musician make $23.40
  9. The chills you get when you listen to music, is mostly caused by the brain releasing dopamine while anticipating the peak moment of a song.
  10. The brain waves of 2 musicians synchronize when performing a duet.

10 interesting facts.

  1. Expect consistent quality music from the Heartfelt camp.
  2. Heartfelt is independent
  3. Heartfelt is also a clothing line.
  4. Listening to music stimulates the whole brain
  5. Your heartbeat mimics the beat of the music you’re listening to
  6. A song that gets stuck in your head on repeat is called an earworm.
  7. Only 7 Rap artist went Diamond in album sales.
  8. Every $1000 made in music sold, the average musician make $23.40
  9. The chills you get when you listen to music, is mostly caused by the brain releasing dopamine while anticipating the peak moment of a song.
  10. The brain waves of 2 musicians synchronize when performing a duet.

today in music

“FUTURE”future“HNDRXX”

Today in music, Future has surprised us with some releases.  released 2 unexpected albums in back to back weeks. With a total of 34 songs, Future fans are extremely thrilled that they can listen to new music by the beloved hip-hop artist. With favorable producers the sound and quality is always the best  when it comes to a banging production and sound. With so many songs there are only 2 features throughout these albums which Means we will expect a mix of emotions with these works.

 

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One in which is for his fans who love the sound of trap beats and enjoy collaborations with familiar producers such as Metro Booming and Zeytoven can expect great results from this. With other producers on the album, there happens to be no features on it, allowing Future to show us his personal life. One of which is a self-named album,   “FUTURE”, has been favored by many who are enjoy his production.

“As talented as Future is with quick wit lyrics and outer space vocal execution, a lot of his success can be attributed to the production he chooses to rhyme on. The best part about Future is how good his voice sounds smothered on top of those blood-pumping trap beats.” –XXL.com

 

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The other album that Future dropped, “HNDRXX”, released after “FUTURE.” This album includes features by Rihanna and The Weeknd. This album is expected to receive much radio play due to the his singing and songs for the ladies.

“It’s significantly more pop-leaning than the album he dropped last week, full of ballads and songs for the ladies. He’s also singing for most of the album, while FUTURE found him rapping for the most part.” –XXL

 

 

With great artist and producers come with great exceptions for Futures works. In fact, Future has passed all doubt and thoughts on him ever to leave the hip-hop presence. Rumors have it that Future is expect to drop a THIRD album which leaves all listeners awaiting and ready to be submerged by the wave of new music from a thrilling artist.