8 hours ago
January 21, 2010
My album has been nearly two years in the making, and yesterday I was finally able to see it materialized. I've been poring over every detail of it sonically, aesthetically, financially, and emotionally and I hope that you feel it when you buy the cd. There's something different about downloading it off the internet and holding an actual copy in your hand - you can learn all about the people who were involved, get a sense of who I am and feel closer to me as an artist (aww warm squishy feeling).
And I'm saying this because it's the same feeling when I write an article in print, walk to the newstand, pick up a copy and flip to the page: there it is, my hard work for all to see.
I'm also saying this because it's important that people go out and support artists, especially the independent ones. I can tell you right now that every penny goes straight to my bank account and feeds my family. Of course, I can't say that I've never bootlegged an album, but what I can say is that I know plenty of independent artists, including my man and I, who don't take it as a pet project and who supplement their income while at the same time, adhering to principles of integrity that keep us from getting that mainstream $.
Also, to my homies that are expecting a free copy, shame on you! Unless you were directly involved in the project, I encourage you to scrounge up $10 from the couch cushions and support your girl for all her hard work! Just know it goes back to paying all the lovely and talented people that lent their artistic visions to my project and that a little $ goes a long way for their hard work. I will do the same for you, I promise :)
Thank you all for sharing this...February 2nd is right around the corner so let the madness begin!
Posted by Ms. Krish at 9:39 AM