Hey peeps, what it do, nephew, how’s it hangin’, is u wangin’?? (Shout outs to my man Capo Snake for that last one!)
Aight, enough with the intro, peeps, let’s go!
So, the last video/song I dropped was for “Teach Me How to Snuggie,” thus effectively allowing me to have made a visual for every song off my “Prince of Parody, Vol. 1” album (available on iTunes – click HERE to check it out). And just today, one of my fans asked me what my next YouTube video was going to be.
On that end, I have no idea. Actually, scratch that – right now I’m deciding between two different songs. One of them is a parody, while the other one is an original song that’s just plain funny.
In reference to the latter song, the lyrics are already done and the chorus has been recorded. Normally I’d stick with my M.O. of going strictly with a parody song/video… but when I came up with the idea, it made me laugh so much while I was writing it that I had to see if it would be worth recording. And when I told the idea to a couple of my lady friends (who will also be on the song), they couldn’t stop singing it over and over after only hearing it ONE time.
Once the song has been completed, I’ll probably put together a video for it, one that’s not too complicated. I’ve noticed that there are a LOT of YouTube videos that get hits, many of which aren’t all that impressive. I think the content of this particular song won’t require me to do too much visually, yet I’ll still be able to make it funny.
So that’s all well and good, but what about albums?? When are my next ALBUMS coming out, you may ask? Well…
As you may have noticed, the climate of music has changed. Are people still buying albums? Absolutely. Are they buying them at the same volume as they were 10 years ago? Absolutely not.
With that thought, it’s dawned on me that putting together a whole album these days may not be the most profitable route to go. Take a look at recent examples by Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Lil’ Wayne – three artists who have figured out way to sell a TON of copies of ONE of their respective songs. Britney did it by releasing teaser snippets of “Hold It Against Me” a week before it came out; and, just recently, she spent the last 14 days putting out snippets of the video for it – by the time the video dropped, the world was DYING to see it/hear it/buy it online!
And so it is, I’m considering doing the same thing. Granted, right now I’m back in full-on writing mode (finally!), so I have ideas coming at me for an official A.P.T. album as well as another Prince of Parody album. I’ll probably release at least one more A.P.T. album for the heck of it, and concentrate on releasing any future songs as singles as they come to me. Plus, the Prince of Parody thing is great because I can release an album of spoof songs at any time and have most of the songs off it be popular since they’re essentially remakes of songs already proven to be popular.
Wow. That last sentence was a tongue-twister.
That’s all for now – new song droppin’ later this week, fam!