If you haven’t been listening to this for the last 2 years, what have you even been doing
Instead of letting Apple or another big retailer or service handle this free promotion, the way Daft Punk did to astounding effect, contributing to its eventual victory at the Grammy Awards, De La Soul is handling the whole thing on its own — the website is registered to David Jolicoeur, a.k.a. De La Soul’s Trugoy The Dove. That means instead of iTunes getting the email addresses, the way it did with Daft Punk, De La Soul gets to use them to promote whatever music it’s going to release later. There’s another side effect, of course; Rolling Stone, OK Player, ourselves, and 49,500 other Google News search results are writing about De La Soul for the first time in a while
There’s often an uneasy tension between taste and talent.
Technical proficiency is something that can be taught but taste is a little bit different.
Taste is having a distinct perspective on how your ideas should be presented.
Don’t let your talent drown out your taste.
Taste is what defines you. It’s your perspective. It’s what audiences will connect with.
You have everything you need.