Turn on the radio. Turn off your brain. Allow the labels to tell you what to listen to. Buy the merch. Repeat.
Or… end the cycle. There are thousands of artists out there who deserve your ears and are creating art that will change your definition of “music”. You won’t find it on MTV, the radio or in sold out arenas. Go to a local show in a dive bar. Support indie music. Visit forums and educate yourself. Don’t be like Cypher in The Matrix. Ignorance isn’t bliss. It’s death.
Hip hop group Tanya Morgan recently released their EP You & What Army. This 9 track EP futures one of my favorite producers, Exile, along with Che Grand and Tiffany Paige. The EP is available for free download, or you can pre-order it along with a free tee shirt. Check it out.