Gianna Michaels in Dyme Def’s “Do Something” video (NSFW-lite)

Gianna Michaels at Adult Entertainment Expo 2008
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This video is posted purely for the sake of noting a popular p0rn star is prominently featured in it. Nothing about this video is pornographic. Nothing about this video is life-changing or inspiring, so it doesn’t fall under the concept of an Audio/Visual Gem. The song is solid and AVN Award winner Gianna Michaels is in it.

Dyme Def is a rap crew out of Washington state and they have a new project called Sex Tape, sponsored by the T.I.T.S Brand (you’re getting how all this ties in, right?). If the sound of this song resonates with you, then you should support the video production budget (Gianna was probably paid $$$$) and buy Sex Tape. Here are the links (Label store / iTunes).

Dyme Def - Sex Tape on AmazonLike the song? Consider buying the project! Each purchase helps this blog continue to provide compelling content such as this.

Once you are done watching and/or listening, how effective do you think this marriage of media producers will be? Everything seems to be in place. How do you their respective audiences will respond?

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#3 Music Industry Secret to Success: Have Humility

I have developed a set of music industry “secrets.” These “secrets” are designed to develop positive behavior, so do not expect a ton of tactical talk. Strategy will be the ultimate takeaway. In each shared “secret,” we are going to give ideas that should help you make the right changes toward a substantial music career. Be sure you check out the previous “secrets” of “Be Yourself”, “Reach Out” and “Listen” before reading this.

If there is one thing that is more annoying than a spammer, then it has to be the person that cannot tell when they are spamming or at least have too much ego to admit it. You either know people like this or you are one of these people. Today, we are going to focus on the egotistical person and hope by giving (an) unknowing spammer(s) an existential update will put a stop to the offenses. Hubris is more difficult to circumvent, as it can have lasting negative effects, even after correction.

humanity. love. respect. photo by B.S. Wise
Photo by B.S. Wise

The world is a noisy place. Billboards, television commercials, Facebook, Twitter, blah blah blah… we are vying for each other’s attention at every turn. As an artist, you are well aware that you are one of many. Many have come before you and many will come after you, so you do what you can to try to stand out from the crowd. Some of us just add some shine to our exterior; others try to look different. At the end of the day though, it is the content you provide that will really draw interest.

The issue is, the wait for others to notice you can be excruciatingly long. Everything else comes at us so quickly, why can we not speed up our success process?

Well, if we knew that answer, this blog may not exist.

What we can do is help you cope and get yourself ready for the successful connections that you are bound to attract.

As we are focused on those seem a bit too into themselves for their own good, it makes sense to repeat some things and iterate this – the world does not owe you anything. Stop acting like you are entitled to our attention, money and/or adulation. You are one of far too many! Get real!

We want to share this idea with you, brought to us by Amber Naslund of Radian 6 and Brass Tank Thinking, GET USED TO BEING IGNORED. It should be expected that it may take time for you to “get noticed.” You should see paying dues as a way to bide your time to getting what you want. It should all be in the effort to being ready for your opportunity when it comes. Forcing the issue will usually get you the opposite reaction that you want.

It takes patience. It also takes a humble understanding of your small place in the world. If you ever plan to have sustainable success in any facet of your life, then the virtues of patience and humility need to be critical tenets of your character.

Download SoundCloud Player – Doc Illingsworth

SoundCloud is one of our favorite places to discover new music. There is a little bit of everything on there, but if you love electronic-based jams, you cannot beat the diversity of sounds on the site.

One of the coolest features on SoundCloud is the ability to follow artists and interact with them. With that idea in mind, we have decided to bring some of that interactivity here. Introducing SoundCloud Players, we will interview artists on SoundCloud that we dig and give you the opportunity to check out some of our favorite works by them. We hope you enjoy!

Our first feature act is Doc Illingsworth (Disclosure – I, Hubert Sawyers III, manage this act). He is a rapper / producer from Detroit, MI and is a member of the hip hop group, Detroit CYDI. He also released an instrumental collaborative project with a Swedish gentleman by the name of Erik L. You can check out the album called Northern Connection (affiliate link) on Amazon right now.

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