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I suppose it was stupid on my part to post anything released on a Major.
On a related note, any artist, label, hell, even music fan, can request ANY download content removed. I, in no way, am unwilling to comply to requests for removal. My goal for this blog is not to help people steal music, it's instead to share music. The same way people take their friends to different restaurants you know? You take them there so that if they like it, they'll start going there and maybe take some friends of their own. I try the hardest any broke college student can to support artists and pay legitimately for music, but I also understand where musicians are coming from.
It's okay though, TYT will live on as long as we aren't shut down completely by blogger.
And even though I don't necessarily like how this situation was handled, a label's action shouldn't reflect an artist's view. I say, if you are able, go out and buy the new Erykah Badu. It's such a sick record. The song Soldier is one of the best tracks I've heard this year.
But most importantly support all of your favorite artists. I try to attend a concert or two a month and I try to buy around two or three albums every month too. Lastly, I just wanna say that Blogger was also really cool with how they handled this and I greatly appreciate their hosting. Without it we'd be nothing!