Rapper Records Full Album in SoHo Apple Store After Laptop Dies

Have you ever considered recording a music album in an Apple Store? If not, here is a trick the rapper Prince Harvey whispered to the Daily Beast (via 9to5Mac): if you happen to live in New York, you can go to the SoHo Apple Store and start recording on any of the exposed machines. It’s free.

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The rapper claims that his laptop and external drive died, and he had no money to record his album. The solution? The Apple Store, which became his second home after a pair of employees bent corporate rules to help him record the album.

Every night, a memory wipe is scheduled on the exposed machines, when the store closes, so he discovered a trick to keep those files: he hid them in the trash. Of course, he was able to send them by email by the end of the day or save them on a thumb drive.

Finally, after four months, his album was ready. The title is pretty interesting: PHATASS, which stands for Prince Harvey at the Apple Store: SoHo. Besides being recorded in the Apple Store, there’s more interesting stuff related to it — every track on the album is made with only human voices (the vast majority of which are his).

Of course, this story could serve as a great way to market his album. Or maybe it’s an album you want to listen to.

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  • I wonder how much of a cut Apple will demand if and when he goes big 😛

    50/50 split seems fair eh? Used their ‘studio’ and equipment and name in the album.

  • Tim

    Well they already take 30% on iTunes no matter where it was recorded so you’re close!