SAVE THE DRAMA FOR YOUR MOMMA

Mix tapes are illegal now? I understand the notion although I never agreed with the laws concerning sampling. Some of that shit is crazy unfair and it smells crooked. How the fuck can someone copyright a group of musical notes? That’s like me copyrighting the letter combination of ‘ea’ so that every time someone says ‘tear’ or ‘cream’ they owe me money.

Leave it up to white to always come up with some law shit that makes no fucking sense so he has to enforce it with an army. When I watched one of the newscasts that held a feature about DJ DRAMA’s arrest I saw that Recording Industry Association of America wears jackets just like the DEA and the ATF. The RIAA isn’t even a government agency, but they are dressed up like paramilitary police.

I understand that the RIAA needs to protect their artists and whatever. CD sales have always supported a lot more people in the industry then just the musicians. There’s the people that do album cover art. There are the people that work in the factories making the plastic cases that CD’s go into. What about the person in charge of putting shrink wrap around the CD? Can he live? Let’s not forget all the young ladies like CARMEN BRYAN who work at record labels but secretly yearn to place several musicians ballsachs in her mouth simultaneously. Without our CD purchases to fund these record industry jobs some people would have been forced to ply their trade in the traditional manner, from a darkened street corner after midnight.

The truth is that whoever bought CD’s from DRAMA’s enterprise are the last dinosaurs alive. Only old people and really poor people use CD’s now. That format has been fossilized. Did you not just see the iPhone that’s about to drop? It’s your entire CD collection AND music videos in your cellphone. I saw a dude on the subway with a CD Walkman and that shit had scotch tape holding the earphones together. The RIAA needs to shoot themselves for their failure to embrace the new digital formats.

If I see someone selling a DJ DRAMA CD on the street I will buy it just for old times sake. For that and the reason that DRAMA is gonna need every penny he can muster so that he can hire himself a good T.I. lawyer.

  • http://87northmusic.com The Biz

    I agree with the CD thing. Who the hell is buying CD’s anymore specifically mixtapes. Hell they are promotional tools therefore I always get them from the low.

  • GS

    “If I see someone selling a DJ DRAMA CD on the street I will buy it just for old times sake. For that and the reason that DRAMA is gonna need every penny he can muster so that he can hire himself a good T.I. lawyer.” hahaha

  • Da B

    Ferst Bitches
    Good Read Mah Nigga

  • dookie

    this guy is funny

  • SukedowN

    ^ How the fuck can someone copyright a group of musical notes? That’s like me copyrighting the letter combination of ‘ea’ so that every time someone says ‘tear’ or ‘cream’ they owe me money.

    Riiiiiiight.

  • RICK RUDE

    Everything you said is right on(and has been said before) but how the fuck do you not understand how someone can copyright a song. Evidentally you have never written anything worth someone repeating as their own…it must be the white mans fault.

  • AnnoyedWitcha

    I buy cd’s, and I am neither poor, nor old. A bit nostalgic maybe, but it’s your new school brand of hip-hop that leaves something to be desired. For me, all the new technology lacks a real connection between artist and audience, and I’ll take a cd over a free downloaded albumn anyday. Jigga gotta eat!

  • che

    ^ How the fuck can someone copyright a group of musical notes? That’s like me copyrighting the letter combination of ‘ea’ so that every time someone says ‘tear’ or ‘cream’ they owe me money.

    yeah that is a pretty stupid argument. it’s called copyrighting. they do it with books. you know, those things that usually have a few hundred sheets of paper in them, words in a particular combination on the pages?

  • Cashus Clay

    Without Mixtapes you would have no Lil Wayne No Young Jeezy Making mixtapes is just a way for the RIAA To get back at Independent niggas making flow By The way the dopest mixtape out right now is Chamilllionaire Joint he coulda charged for that shit

  • Che

    yup

  • http://stealinmywavesandshit.blogspot.com jl3969

    ^ you say that like its a horrible thing.

  • http://stealinmywavesandshit.blogspot.com jl3969

    ^you say that like its a horrible thing

  • Belize

    >Let’s not forget all the young ladies like CARMEN BRYAN who work at record labels but secretly yearn to place several musicians ballsachs in her mouth simultaneously

    ^werd? Lemme get dem digits, she sounds very intellectual

  • Belize

    I buy(..and..umm..burn) mix CD’s and reg. CD’s, obviously you dont own a whip, last time I checked, that the only reason u buy cd’s..

    Elden Campbell

  • Billy X. Sunday

    My bad to the people that buy CD’s for nostalgia purposes, but that shit is dead.

    RIAA was trying to make an example of Drama because he is doing something even they can’t do which is package and sell shitty music.

    Eff CD’s and the RIAA.

  • apple halsey

    But seriously, why this dude? There are like a hundred different mix-tape/CD dudes out there that advertise their shit. He’s not the only one, def not in ATL. There’s more to this story — I’m not buying the company line.

  • content

    I guess everybody else is afraid to criticize your posts yet.

    Who the hell you talking to? From what I can gather most people that come on this site are in their 20′s. We grew up with CD’s. There’s a feeling you get when you run a classic CD all the way through that can’t be duplicated even if you have the albums songs following one another on an ipod.

    You can save all that ‘the iPhone/iPod are the only ways to listen to music’ shit for the next time you talk to your 12 year old nephew.

  • mannyworld33

    Belize Says:

    January 23rd, 2007 at 11:58 pm
    I buy(..and..umm..burn) mix CD’s and reg. CD’s, obviously you dont own a whip, last time I checked, that the only reason u buy cd’s..
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    CO-SIGNED!
    I NEED TO BUMP MY SHIT ON THE WAY TO WORK……LOUD!!

  • http://whocareswhatpeoplethink thecollinb

    music is considered intillectual property and thats why you can copyright it…

  • EReal

    CD’s will linger around. People like to hang onto shit like that. Its like your 80 year old granny bumpin the vinyl. CD’s arent going to be phased out for a minute mang, I mean shit, they still sellin VCR’s n shit (Even tho they’re more expensive than some DVD players).
    That being said, Ive been bumpin a couple of the Drama mixtapes I have. Those being Case Dismissed, Chronic 06′, and Cant Ban tha Snowman. Now, I may be setting myself up here, but I didnt notice alot of straight up ripped beats on those mixtapes. Please correct me if Im wrong, but In Case and Chronic, I didnt really hear much samplin either. I was understanding from AFROLEZ’s post on AHH that Drama was making artist sanctioned “original” music. Now if thats the case, then Im really fucking confused.
    Besides that, people sample all the time n shit. If it was a copyright issue, then they shoulda filed lawsuits. If it was a tax issue, the IRS shoulda come after em. How the fuck you get your door kicked in for mixtapes? Im still in awe and confused as hell about this.
    Besides the fact that the Mixtapes are usually better than the Albums cause theres no A&R bullshit.

    1 hunned.

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  • DANTE SEVERE

    Not a good start my friend. I thought i’d give you a second chance when you used “then” instead of “than” yesterday, but then you violated again. Basic grammar should be a prerequisite for having your own blog. More importantly, this argument; “How the fuck can someone copyright a group of musical notes? That’s like me copyrighting the letter combination of ‘ea’ so that every time someone says ‘tear’ or ‘cream’ they owe me money.” is deeply retarded.

    Perhaps you could ask XXL for a redo?

  • NickeNitro

    “Basic grammar should be a prerequisite for having your own blog.”

    ^^This guy sounds like tons of fun to hang out with.

    As to the sampling issue, I agree to current law is BS, but you can’t actually copyright a sequence of notes (unless it’s to the writtin music, which wouldn’t pertain to sampling), but you can copyright your recording, which includes your playing of a sequence of notes. And according to the courts right now, you can’t even sample even a single note of a copyrighted recording without permission — even if you do something entirely different with it and no one could even recognize it!!

    That’s BS. A short sample isn’t the work — the entire song is the work. If you’re taking part of a song and putting it in a different context, you’re creating something — it’s art, and it should be recognized as such.

    At the very least, there should be a very broad fair use exception for sampling. According the US Constitution, the ultimate authority here, copyright laws only exist to “to promote the progress of useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors the exclusive right to their respective writings.” The sampling laws do just the opposite of that by hindering a method of creating new music, and they only benefit the major record labels anyway.

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    NickeNitro Says:

    January 24th, 2007 at 4:13 pm
    “Basic grammar should be a prerequisite for having your own blog.”

    ^^This guy sounds like tons of fun to hang out with.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    LMFAO!!!!

  • mic rich

    I am 27 got an Ipod three months ago used to buy one cd a month but they scratch too easily not every song is good it is a waste of time taking the cd out putting another one in just load your favorite songs in your ipod and keep it moving the way we’re listening to music is changing.

  • J.R.O.

    The new Nas, Hov, Clipse & Ghostface were the last CDs I bought. I’ll buy some shit off Mixunit.com once in awhile, but I don’t want the RIAA runnin’ up in my crib.

  • Billy X. Sunday

    ^^Dante Severe,
    go kill yourself in the azz english major.

    I am raising an argument that is begger than(then) your Draconian needs for perfect grammar.

    DJ Drama and mixtape DJ’s have been the lifeblood for the music industry for the last ten years. Can you imagine how desperate record labels are to retain their ineffective business model when they have to cut off their own arm?

    You can worry your sorry azz off about my grammar or you could bring something relevant to the table.

    The choice is yours.

  • thatdukeSuave

    ^^Damn get him Sunday! I’m in ATL, and they barely covered the whole Drama thing except the night it broke. Not much in the papers, or anywhere else, since then. But from what I heard, they tryin to say that any music on a CD has to have the artists name on the packaging somewhere. So, original music or not, since they packed in them slim case, there’s nowhere on the outside to make a songlist with names of all the features. I think they just hatin his cake and found a technicality to try to shut him down. He’ll be on his grind again, watch!

  • P-Matik

    Man when I’m in NYC and I’m on the train, I see those cats that bought them bootleg CD players and I’m chillin with the iPod in the pocket.

    Those Chinatown a** CD joints look like something dug up in a time capsule now.

    And as far as this Dante Severe chump goes, someone slap this dude’s bifocals off!

  • john cochran

    I’m only 20 and I hate technology. Fuck the ipod, phones with music and cameras, and all that other meaningless shit that makes people lazy. I like to buy the album, look at the artwork, and read the liner notes. Call my old fashion.

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