Where will you buy "I am the West" when it's released?

Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 12:08 PM

This question came to my mind some time now and I couldn't find a good answer for it, why? well, because I'm not from the US and the fuckin' itunes store doesn't have any music in the Romania store.
This really bugs me and it's frustrating because I want to show my support for Cube by buying his great music, but I'm not able because of the stupid record company and itunes distribution policy
How the fuck is it possible now, when we're in the internet era and people get access to information from all across the globe to still find these kind of restrictions that drive you to illegal practices just to be able to listen to your favorite artists the day they release their albums? this is fucked up.
And still record companies blame piracy for their falling profits when actually they don't give a shit about selling records to countries other than the ones with powerful economies... fuck this, because if it wasn't for torrents and the like I wouldn't have shit to listen to when it comes to music... only brain-dead music made for brainwashing stupid people and turning them into livestock.
So, I'm curious, where will you, the non-american Ice Cube fan buy the record from?

This shit needs to change and record companies need to get into their senses and realize they have to start selling in emerging countries and even poor ones, because there's a big public for good music there. yey yey

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  1. Re: Where will you buy "I am the West" when it's released?

    Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    You may try and check online sites that do international shipping. I think Amazon may do it but you have to first make sure they ship to your country... I used to work for a computer place that did that type of shipping and YES it's a lot of work getting all the paper work, manifest of contents and prep work ready for inside and outside of the package. I even had to make copies for customs officials to examine that were placed in a pocket on the outsides of packages...

    The record companies are probably in it for the quick buck so they don't want to "build bridges" selling to emerging countries. They've even already started controlling what people listen to in the rap game. I've been having a hard time looking for TALENTED west coast rapers to listen to... Five of my last CDs, I bought directly from the artist's. This includes my Young Maylay CDs, who is an artist featured on "I Am The West" and my Bo$$olo CD which was the last thing that I bought. So, yea the whole situation sucks...

    MAV

  2. Re: Where will you buy "I am the West" when it's released?

    Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    that's not really what I was talking about..I don't want to deal with any shipping and that's why I wanted to be able to download the album, also it's cheaper and I'll turn the cd into mp3's anyway.
    as for the record companies, they'd better stop bull shittin' with all that "piracy makes us lose money" type of shit, because these motherfuckers don't want to earn money,otherwise they'd start selling in the jungle, especially now, when there's not even the need for physical shipment.
    you're on of the lucky ones that live in the states and are able to buy the music they want, but I'm curios to find out what the people from other countries have to say about this, since I noticed a lot of them are from Central-Eastern Europe and Africa

  3. Re: Where will you buy "I am the West" when it's released?

    Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    Well, I am going to buy it at BestBuy... because i'd rather have a physical copy that i can rip on my comp and listen to in the car or anywhere else...

    Try these places when the album comes out?:
    http://mp3.rhapsody.com/ice-cube

    It isn't there right now.. but I Am The West should be there when it is released... also check amazon a day after release date of album... it should have a mp3 download option aswell... because the rest of his albums on amazon do...

  4. Re: Where will you buy "I am the West" when it's released?

    Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 3:53 AM

    buy it on ebay noob.
    SA all day

  5. Re: Where will you buy "I am the West" when it's released?

    Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    iv'e backorder it 2 month ago from a little discshop in my city now im counting day by day till 28

  6. Re: Where will you buy "I am the West" when it's released?

    Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    i dont give a fuck I steal it if I dont have the money
    killa gorilla

  7. Re: Where will you buy "I am the West" when it's released?

    Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    yup they'll be tons of sites on the internet that you'll easily be able to order
    the record off of. you'll also most likely be able to find it now, and pre-order
    it and they'll send it for you right on the day that it come out.. unless you've
    already figured all your shit out this reply is a little late to your post.
    i have stores around me that sell it and i have very easy access to the album..
    but i also still chose to order it online because i do so much anyway.

    cant wait for the release!

  8. Re: Where will you buy "I am the West" when it's released?

    Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    TARGET

  9. Re: Where will you buy "I am the West" when it's released?

    Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 8:09 AM

    i get it on itunes i guess then i get the album a few days later

  10. Re: Where will you buy "I am the West" when it's released?

    Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    yeah tell me about it ! i live in kosovo , the only option for me is to get it from my uncle which lives in US , he is coming october so that's my option lol

  11. Re: Where will you buy

    Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 4:35 AM

    what the fuck can we do about it? nothin'...
    i live in Romania too and trust me our only option is to download it ilegally cuz u wouldn't find it in regular music stores and most of the people don't have credit cards like visa, mastercard and so we can't have it from itunes, amazon...
    hope Ice Cube will send me a free copy by himself lol
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  12. Re: Where will you buy

    Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 6:48 AM

    Ca$hOnly wrote:
    what the fuck can we do about it? nothin'...
    i live in Romania too and trust me our only option is to download it ilegally cuz u wouldn't find it in regular music stores and most of the people don't have credit cards like visa, mastercard and so we can't have it from itunes, amazon...
    hope Ice Cube will send me a free copy by himself lol
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    that some gay shit... i think u just lazy mofo if u say so, or u broke.

    same shit in Lithuania there i live, there is no music in music stores, u cant get shit here. but i started to buy music online, for like 4 years and i do it easy. my cd collection right now about 200 or more cd's.

    just go to local bank, ask witch debet/credit card is acceptable online , get some cheap ass visa or maestro. then create account in pay pal and go buy any shit u want. otherwise u just lazy ass if u cant do it.

    my ppl from all eastern europe buy online and no problems, Ukrain, Latvia,Estonia, Russia etc.. all buy online easy, and now u talking about your pour country and how u cant buy nothing... bullshit. just do something not sit near pc and cry..

    SA all day