Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Chuck D...Master of the New Media???

Chuck D of Public Enemy fame is giving a talk at the Commonwealth Club (San Francisco): THE FUTURE OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY: ARTISTS AND THE NEW MEDIA REVOLUTION. The idea of the "liberatory" power of new media is seductive but how technologies are used and configured are often (un)happy accidents. I'm sort of curious about how the convergence of "rap/hip-hop" and the Internet will play out in the future, as both have become increasingly commercialized.

Flavorpill notes, "it was in 1999 that Public Enemy released There's a Poison Goin' On via the Internet — two years before Wilco was recognized for a similar move."

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