What happens when a musician's computer and external hard drive go kaput? They get crafty, that's what!
A rapper from Brooklyn, New York, was recently faced with those obstacles and he discovered a unique solution. Prince Harvey decided he wasn't going to give up his dream of becoming a well-know hip-hop artist that easily, so he went on down to his local Apple Store.
Harvey then used the software available to customers to produce and record and entire album. The process took over four months and he's been receiving a lot of positive attention about his ingenuity.
Harvey told the Daily Beast that he was forced to use the “recording studio” when his hard drive and his computer died altogether.
“It wasn’t my plan to record this at the Apple Store. First, my computer died. Then my external [hard drive] died… New York is expensive. I couldn’t just buy another laptop. I just thought, ‘I’m going to die before anyone knows I’m hot,’” Harvey explained.
He continued, "The Apple Store used to be like my second home. I did an entire album there. A lot of people started talking about it but honestly I never thought it'd be what it is. I just wanted to make music and frankly the idea to do it at the Apple Store was my friend Gordon's after I lost my computer, but I'm glad I listened to him."
His album, dubbed PHATASS (an acronym for Prince Harvey At The Apple Store SoHo), is set to be released at the end of this month and I'm eager to hear what music produced at an Apple Store will sound like.
I can appreciate his drive and creativity when the odds turned against him, but what do you think? Tell me by leaving a note in the comments section below.