With the reported demise of iTunes – which apparently still works within the framework of Apple Music – we wanted to offer an alternative way to download Rap’s albums, outside of the Apple machine.
The albums are distributed by a company called CD Baby, and in spite of its name, it also sells digital downloads. By going through CD Baby, you can download individual tracks or entire albums. You can put the tracks on your devices or computer and you don’t have to worry about them vaporizing in the “cloud” or otherwise get wiped out in iTunes.
The first album I ever bought on iTunes was a double album, Van Halen’s greatest hits. It’s nowhere to be found on my iTunes, now Apple Music account. The only reason I still have a copy is because years ago, one of my sons burned CDs of it. Writing this reminds me that I should back those songs up to a hard drive to ensure they are not lost again. LIke many of you, I rarely listen to CDs any more, but backing up content that you have paid your hard-earned money for is something to consider in our “here today, gone tomorrow” increasingly cloud-based world – either on hard drives or good old-fashioned CDs.
So I’m adding a CD Baby link to download Rap’s last three albums, recently released as digital downloads for the first time ever. Let me know what you think, by either signing up for Disqus and commenting on this post, or by dropping me a line in the contact section. Mahalo for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!