I hope to have already made clear that Twitter is an amazing service. If I haven’t: Twitter is an amazing service. It provides artists with the opportunity to reach a bigger audience, to plug their music or to tell more about themselves. For us, as music-followers, it’s just a brilliant way to be right where the action is. I showed how Twitter can provide a discussion forum, by displaying some tweets concerning Rihanna’s ‘Unapolagetic’. Also, I cheered the ways in which Tyler and Captain Murphy used Twitter to represent themselves in their own way.
However, there’s a flipsideto the Twitter-coin. As an artist you could present us with things we don’t want to see, express controversial views on things you don’t seem to understand, lose your mind publicly (aight Kanye?) or you could, the biggest fear of every artist, let people come to the conclusion that you’re just plain boring.
What about Chris Brown getting banned from the medium after calling a woman who questioned his dignity ‘a ho’? Or what about little old Hannah Montana, showing she can stand up to teasing Tyler? Let’s forget the Chris Browns and focus on the Miley’s: Who are the twenty Top Tweeters of 2012?
Action Bronson is a Tweeter as he is a rapper, a guarantee for controversy.
9. Justin Vernon (Bon Iver)
Justin Vernon may look like a serious man on stage, but his Instagram and tweets prove otherwise.
In his busy Vampire Weekend-life Ezra Koenig luckily has enough spare time to be as witty on Twitter as his music is.
Thundercat asks himself, which planet am I on, looking at his tweets I’m also not sure which planet he’s on.
6. Jessie Ware
BECAUSE I LOVE HER. THAT’S WHY.
5. Flying Lotus
FlyLo is the example of what a truely valuable and interesting tweeter should be like. He tells us everything we want to know, and is funny at the same time.
Mad-Decent signed Riff Raff is a living parody of himself, however, his tweets are very witty and clever.
So much wisdom and nerdy randomness in such a young, but damn talented producer that’s going to dominate 2013.
2. Tyler, The Creator
Tyler’s tweets make clear what a crazy teen can become when puberty, talent and fame collide.
We all know Kanye can go crazy, and nothing is funnier than to be there when the lightning strikes. Prepare for some rants of hundreds of tweets, but no worries, afterwards you can relax for some time. His tweets give a lot to talk and think about, but sadly, he removes them after some time.