The homie Brother Ali recently launched a new site to connect with fans, spread content and speak his mind. Here’s a new new vloghe did on one of the more hotly debated issues amongst music fans and industry watchers: downloading vs. buying music.
I’m gonna be straight up with you. Back when the RIAA was suing anything with a pulse, I was wholeheartedly against purchasing albums by any artist distributed by an RIAA backed label. Since they’ve somewhat lightened up on that practice, I have somewhat lightened up on my stance.
That being said, the RIAA is still guilty of underpaying artists, lobbying for legislation that hinders technological advancement in the music industry and just flat out sucking at life. So while I strongly believe that artists should be compensated for the work they produce, I would also advise consumers to educate themselves about who they are spending their money with.
For the record: Ali’s label, Rhymesayers, is not an RIAA backed company.
And be sure to check out Ali’s new site: BrotherAli.com