Last night, Nicole and I enjoyed seeing The Pharcyde perform at Yoshi’s San Francisco. The Pharcyde is perhaps my favorite rap group of all time, with their album Bizarre Ride II being perhaps my favorite rap album of all time. Kanye West has also named Bizare Ride II as his favorite. If you’re interested in listening to Pharcyde tracks such as Drop, you’ve just got to check out their YouTube Channel.
If you’re been reading PPC Ian for a long time, you may also know that Rap Music Drives My Online Marketing. Pay per click search engine marketing is a lot like computer programming. When you’re managing large campaigns and making money online, you need to get in the zone. How do I get in the zone? I like to put on my headphones and listen to hip hop music. I like hip hop more than any other music genre for a few reasons. First, I can’t get enough of the beats and lyrics. I’m a walking encyclopedia of hip hop lyrics and facts. Second, I grew up listening to this stuff. Third, on a philosophical level I can relate to the relentless pursuit of money that comes across in many tracks.
Nicole took me to Yoshi’s San Francisco for my birthday earlier this year. We saw another one of my favorite rap groups, De La Soul. (Side Note: You’ve got to check out The Bizness Remix on YouTube, a true hidden gem.) Since then, we have kept a close eye on the Yoshi’s calendar for great hip hop and jazz artists (we also enjoy jazz music quite a bit). The food at Yoshi’s San Francisco is always top notch, and I must say The Pharcyde and De La Soul concerts were both amazing! I went away from both thoroughly inspired to see some of my personal heroes perform their best tracks. It’s always a great crowd and great time at Yoshi’s, I highly recommend it.
How do you get in the zone when you’re working on online marketing? Any other fans of rap music out there, especially 90s artists such as The Pharcyde and De La Soul?
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Sounds like you two had quite a blast, Ian! I am a fan of most music genres but hip hop definitely has a rhythm about it that’s unlike anything else. Makes me start to bust out some moves without evening realizing it, haha.
Thanks so much, Jean, very much appreciate the comment! 🙂
Jason Thompson says
Ian, I am very familiar with getting in the zone! I love all music, but hip hop is definitely the top genre for me. You’ve listed to of the greatest groups ever to rock the mic! The endless pursuit of money can’t be a bit monotonous at times but it really does keep you in that frame of mind. Today I think I listened to 2 shots of watever by Lil Wayne, a few drake songs and the watch the throne album while I was making Sirloins.net ! The time flew by and it kept me focused! 🙂
I ended it all with an audio feed of the Clippers completely dominating the Lakers. (I just had to add that!) 🙂
Thanks so much for the awesome comment! 🙂 It is great to hear that you are also a big fan of hip hop. Sirloins dot net is looking sharp, you have been accumulating some seriously great domain names. Can’t wait to read more about your new site on your blog.
All the best,