XXL had a short article about rappers who blog. As I said in a previous post, one of the ways a blog could be good is if it’s written by a famous person. People are just a lot more interested in what the person is thinking and doing. Kanye just launched his blog in September and he (or someone he is paying) is doing a very nice job updating it frequently with not only news about Kanye but also some of his favorite designers and personal photos. I find it weird that Twista is publishing a blog on The Chicago Tribune’s Web site. I wonder how they convinced him to do that. Lupe Fiasco’s blog is fresh too, though I’m not a MySpace fan.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“It used to be that the blogosphere was the domain of fans, and fans alone. But, lately, rappers have been flooding that corner of the Web. Whether to generate buzz for upcoming projects, tackle rumors or fire back at Net hecklers, blogs (or online journals) have become an ideal way for artists to to connect directly with their fans.”
Since when has Twista been a news satirist? But, I guess that’s the point…with blogs anybody can be one.