What's your criteria for downloading new music?

Is it an up and coming rapper, or producer?
Associated acts? Different music entirely?

December 27th, 2013

It has to be good.

December 27th, 2013

If i like it i’ll download it

December 28th, 2013

Well, if it’s something I don’t plan on buying or something I can’t find on CD. I’ll download it if i’m a fan of the artist or at least heard of the artist. If there’s some hype surrounding the project, I might download it.

December 28th, 2013

I download songs in album because it’s easier to organise for me. I’ll check up an album from a certain artist and if I like at least 2 songs from that album then I’ll download the full album.

If it’s a new artist who I never listened to before I’ll download the album with the most popularity/better reception.

December 28th, 2013

if its good.

December 28th, 2013

if i enjoy it, maybe a little hype, gotta look official and whatnot, yea that’s it. bonus if it has an article on wikipedia or a mention on it.

December 28th, 2013
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Definitely new shit. I like having a backlog of stuff to keep myself occupied. But I do have my staples that I’ll fuck with.

December 28th, 2013


  1. Pleasing to the ear = Download
  2. Put on iPod.

Now the real listening begins.

  1. First listen = Beat
  2. Second listen = Lyrics
  3. Third listen = Search on Rap Genius
December 28th, 2013
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Firstly I look at the price. If it’s cheap or on sale (I just bought Yeezus today for half of the price) then I take a quick listen to it. If I like then I’m buying it.

December 28th, 2013
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If people inessantly talk about it (how I got on to Chance, the Rapper)

If it’s a project I follow, or related to a project I follow (how I got on to Denzel Curry, through Raiderklan, Death Grips, through Hella, and Freddie Gibbs, through Madlib)

If it sounds different to what I’m hearing, stands out and sounds good (how I got on to The Underachievers, when I saw their ‘Gold Soul Theory’ video last year)

If it’s regarded as ‘classic’ or ‘highly influential’ (how I got on to Big L, Mobb Deep, Pete Rock/CL Smooth, Gravediggaz and many, many more)

I download way too much and like to have as extensive a library as possible.

December 28th, 2013

Look at the reception it received, if positive: download. If negative: don’t download. Its pretty simple.

December 28th, 2013