Alright, Alright, Alright How y'all feel out there?
Great morning and blessings to all. There are few things on my mind as to why I had to update my usually informative, entertaining blog with the #HM #PSA.
It has come to my attention that there are a lot of people that are in a lane they don't belong in. What do I mean? Let me explain.
If you are reading this blog, you are probably providing a service or trying to make a full time living out of being in the music industry as an artist so you understand the variety of people trying to find their place in hip hop as a "promoter", "magazine owner", "DJ", "radio host", "manager", "event host", "CEO", "A/R", etc. BUT, we all know that they are ALL not cut out for this business; not in the underground scene and fa damn sho not in main stream.
As a person, I do encourage individuals to try new things to figure out what suits them best but it seems like ery body and their momma wants to be some big music mogul... (oh yeh, I forgot "mogul" in my list above) and truth of the matter is, very few of these sorry ass people have no education, no etiquette, no common sense, no sense of style, no morals, no priciples, no good judgement of character, no respect of the english language, (these idiots have managed to even chop and screw ebonics! Let me continue...) no self respect (can I get an AMEN), no direction, no clue as to when enough is enough, and last but fa damn sho not least they have no notion of good music.
This is a small portion, in my opinion, as to why music is in the state it's in and why my artists... I mean why quality artists are having such difficulty seperating themselves from the proverbial "pack".
Let me continue...
If you worked ya butt off, hustled, whatever and saved enough money to buy a big house in a gated community, why on earth would you allow loud, rowdy, destructive, embarrassing, irresponsible people into the community without a fight? You wouldn't. So with that being said, how could you be so angry that the commercial music business changes their standards and requirements everytime the masses figure it out? You can't.
Now back to my original topic and I'm about to keep it all the way funky...
Y'all don't get it. Yes, you. 9 times out of 10 you (the reader) is in a lane you DON'T belong in. You have no natural talent, no schooling, no self taught foundation, and no blue blood running through your veins to even be next to, near, beside, or in this game.
You probably think you can type a word beside your name and *POOF* you become a new person. NO!!! Can I type Ph.D. after Honey and now I'm a f ckin' doctor?!?!?! Ummmm, NO! So, what makes you think you can be a CEO? Do you even know what it stands for? Exactly, you aren't 100% sure. That proves my point; Uneducated!
Ok, you read a newspaper insert that says Staples is selling Photoshop 50% off and you decide to invest. I'm not mad at you; I actually congratulate you. But where you go wrong is when you install the program, reboot and update your FB status and screen name to reflect that you are a graphics company now. Not to mention you O.D. and say you are the best in the game with the best rates. C'mon my dude/dudette... c'mon... no, really... C'MON!!!
Next, I want to reach out and scream on these "radio show hosts". Just because you create a blog talk account, or even if you have an intrernet radio show does NOT... I repeat, does NOT make you a radio personality. And further more, if you are a co-host, you are a CO host. You ride shotgun. You are second in line. You are a shadow. There are some 2nd rate people riding the hosts coat tail and claiming the hosts success. Whereas you don't have what it takes to fly solo. You are merely a supplement to the package and supplements help, but are not essential. Further more, a majority of the support received by the host is really for the host, you happen to catch scraps. SO, with that being said. Watch how you carry ya self because co-hosts have been known to be replaced if its for the better of the brand and lose sponsors. #IJS
Lastly, stop taking credit for other peoples work. Stop stalking peoples timelines and accounts and utilizing what they do and say for your own purposes as if to live a parellel world and emulate them. Its not cool. It makes you a fraud. Maybe if people accepted their place as fans, there would be a balance, a happy place where the music game could again be respected.
I'm not gonna continue. I'm sure you, (the reader) get my point. Hopefully this is an intervention to those who need it and a breath of fresh air to those who think as I do and agree with me.
Happy Labor Day manana...
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