Video: Brother Ali Vlog: Downloading vs. Buying

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.

Related: RIAARadar.com

And be sure to check out Ali’s new site: BrotherAli.com


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14 Responses to “Video: Brother Ali Vlog: Downloading vs. Buying”

  1. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    Joe Budden Makes So Called Goon Apologize: Guy Who Threatned Joe Says Sorry It Was Just A Prank
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    *DEAD*
    *DEAD*
    *DEAD*

    *bury me a G*

  2. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    is Brother Ali black or white?

  3. mr. vengeance Says:

    is Brother Ali black or white?

    ^^

    well he’s albino

  4. Adriel Says:

    Jay On Bill Maher
    the knee joke
    was that a shot at Drake?

  5. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    well he’s albino

    ^

    so he’s black.

  6. natedawg Says:

    no don’t get it twisted he’s white and albino, he just fronts like he’s black. i’m dead serious

    ol lazy eye lookin ass

  7. Yakov Says:

    He is legally blind, and he doesn’t front like he’s anything but himself…

    However, in one of his earlier songs he talks about he “was taught life and manhood by black men.”

  8. Yakov Says:

    oh i just watched his first video. yeah he does seem to think of himself as black

  9. lilslim79 Says:

    ill give you one big pro of downloading music and not buying.

    Is because you CANT BUY the song or album, not for finanicial reasons, but because its not in stores, its not officially released.

    Ill give you an example i have a lot of jay-z songs that were unreleased like one of my favorites the ORIGINAL “ignorant shit” and tons of other songs that were NEVER AVALIABLE ON HIS ALBUMS IN STORES OR EVEN I TUNES so i had to download those jay-z songs because i support him.

  10. lilslim79 Says:

    And dont get it twisted i have every single jay-z album he ever made all 10 solo albums even a kingdom come special edition and the blueprint 2.1 so thats 12 plus his duet albums thats like 16 jay-z albums right there and 17 when BP3 comes out

    But i will also download the BP3 illegally whenever it leaks fully probably a week or so before 9/11.
    THEN drop 12 dollars or so and BUY THE BLUEPRINT 3 BECAUSE I WANT TO SUPPORT MY FAVORITE ARTIST AND HAVE A PHYSICAL PIECE OF HISTORY THATS MINE TO KEEP.
    Just like Ali said in the blog about having physical copies and now we have shit on phones and computers….

  11. BSEENANDHEARD Says:

    # Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    well he’s albino

    ^

    so he’s black.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Every race has Albinism……..

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  13. PR DEAN Says:

    THAT WAS REAL SPIT, BK LOVE FAM. HARDTIMES!!!

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