I've probably mentioned that in my teenage years I was in a rap group with some friends from high school. Eventually, I became a computer geek and now work at Microsoft. However some of my friends kept at it and some of their friends have as well. Thanks to YouTube, I can now share their music with you

  1. My name is... by Ikechukwu

  2. Delicious by BigLo feat. 2shotz

It's great to see some of my friends living their dream. It's definitely made my day.

By the way, uploading videos to YouTube is ridiculously easy. Any Microsoft competitor in this space will have a hard act to follow. It will be interesting to see if YouTube ends up getting usurped from the #1 spot.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006 1:27:36 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I'm not sure what business model is going to exist around video upload. The bandwidth demands (and costs) are pretty horrific, and AFAICT, youtube is currently operating under the "get lots of users and then get acquired" business model.

I'd be interested if you think differently
Eric Gunnerson
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 4:46:46 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
What does 'Ikechukwu' mean?
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 1:44:33 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
I agree that it seems YouTube's only viable exit strategy is acquisition.

Ikechukwu is his name. It's Igbo, so I don't know what it means since I'm Yoruba. If you have any Igbo friends they can translate the name for you.
Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:32:33 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
What name did you go by in your rap days?
Jim T
Friday, December 1, 2006 2:49:02 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
That was nice. You may also enjoy the work of guys like Terry the Rapman, ModeNINE, and 6 Foot Plus. Their record label is PaybackTyme Records (Google it for the website).

By the way, "Ikechukwu" is Ibo for "the strength of God". Although if you mispronounce the first syllable (Ibo, like many African languages, is a tonal language) it also means "God's rear end" :)

I'm not an Ibo man but I play one on TV. :)
Jimoh Alabi
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