Posted by: Cor
A recent Blackberry ad gives me the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite trip-hop tracks of all time. The song Ghostwriter by RJD2 is so hip, so bouncy, so sonically eclectic that it appeals to just about everyone. If you don’t like this song, you probably don’t like music. And as we know, whenever an instrumental track rates this highly on the ULS (universal likability scale) you can bet it won’t be long before it’s being used to shill products of all kinds. Considering the track is nine years old, Blackberry is a bit late to the game here, but Ghostwriter has been used in NBA spots, painkiller ads, skateboard videos, and (checks Wikipedia again) eh, looks like some Washington State Lottery commercials as well.
If this is the first time you’re getting acquainted with RJD2, it might also interest you to know his track A Beautiful Mine is used as the opening theme song to AMC’s Mad Men. I know you know what that one sounds like, but I’ll post it anyway…
If these two tracks appeal to you, as I’ve already insisted they should, you’ve got enough reason to go back and check out RDJ2’s impressive debut album Dead Ringer. The mp3 album is available on Amazon, and well worth the meager six bucks it’s going for.
And in case you’re just dying to see some advertising, the Blackberry commercial can be viewed after the break.
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