The Roland 808 | The Beat | Audio Addiction
This is one of the most iconic devices next to the Fender Stratocaster. From luxury to the dumps to historic object. This has become a cultural icon that we now hear throughout all of hip hop.
Through The Wire | Crash into Inspiration | Audio AddictionThrough the Wire is one of the most pivotal moment in rap, it help usher in a new style of rap music, a more emotional, more human, and less gangster. It also help bring in the next newest rapper onto the scene Kanye West. However the journey for Kanye was never easy, and Through The Wire is where he would make that story heard.
Who Is Lil Kim? | Queen of Rap | Audio AddictionShe is one of the most important figures for female rappers. Growing up in a terrible neighbourhood, Lil Kim would meet Biggie Smalls another prolific rapper, and would work with her in developing her career. Now Lil Kim has sold millions of records around the world and is currently working on releasing a new album this 2019.
What Was The PMRC? | The Filthy 15 | Audio AddctionThe PMRC was a Parental governmental but not governmental body that advocated for regulation of profane lyrical content in popular music. During the mid 1980’s society saw a rise this new music called heavy metal. This kids loved it, parents not so much. It got to a point where government became involved, to a point. Artist dressing up in attire they wouldn’t typically wear, and stand in front of council to promote the right of free speech.
The History of Music Reproduction P2 | Audio AddictionIn this episode we dive deeper in the development of the LP record, the wonders of cassette tapes, the CD, and most importantly the Digital age of music.
What was MoTown? | The Ford Assembly Line, Re-created | Audio AddictionThere was no other label as prolific as MoTown Records. Bringing about 2 decade of some of the most important popular music ever played. They’re system of pumping out hits was like no other, perhaps only the Brill Building could relate. However they had shown what commercial pop music can produce, and how it can impact.
Who is Grandmaster Flash | The Scratch King | Audio AddictionWith rap being the defacto mainstream genre of music in todays music, it’s important to know it’s roots. Grandmaster Flash is one of the most prolific DJ’s in history. Bringing samples and beats to the fore front of our ears.
Who is Bebe Rexha | The Newest | Audio AddictionNew artists are all a dime a dozen, but artists like Bebe Rexha who put in that hard grind is someone worth looking and talking about.Talented at a young age, and going to raves just as young… Not to party, but to play. Bebe has finally made her mark on the world stage as a serious pop writer.
The History of Audio Reproduction | Audio Addiction
This is part one of looking at the History of Audio Reproduction. It’s almost something that we don’t consider as time moves fast, but it is all relative. About 100 years ago we were listening to music on wax cylinders. 100 years before that we were listening to the orchestras, and the first models of player pianos. Technology has influenced music so much that it has changed how we record, how we listen, and how music even sounds.