Posts Tagged ‘rappers’

What’s Wrong With This E-Mail?

August 15, 2008

FIRST OFF F*CK ALL THE UNITED STATES RADIO STATIONS INCLUDING ALL USA SATELLITE  RADIO STATION THAT DON”T PLAY REAL HIP HOP AND GANSTA RAP.  *** G****Z GOT SO MANY GANSTA RAP SONGS FOR THE STREETS IT AN”T EVEN FUNNY.. I WANT TO SAY WHAT UP TO ALL MY REAL DJ”S IN LONDON THAT ARE NOT SCARED TO SPEND  A NIGGAS RECORD, ALL MY REAL DJ’s  OVERSEAs THAT KNOW REAL RAP MUSIC. AND ALL MY REAL DJ’S IN THE STATES THAT DON”T GET RECOGNIZE LIKE THEY SHOULD…. LIKE THE PUPPET DJ’s  DO…. listen to this record **** in the **** real gansta shit i did not even get this shit mastered yet, i won’t be suprise i hear a known FAKE RAPPER BITING OFF  *** G****Z lyrics or WORDS LIKE I HAVE IN THE past

ARTIST: *** G****Z

SONG: **** IN THE *****

www.myspace.com/**** (artist name withheld to keep from embarassing them)

and this one:

Sorry 2 my nig if u got this already but if u dont no me please give my music a chance I put money on it u gonna like dis one especially if u call yo self a THUG………….dis Gangsta Music Fam
 
TAKE A LISTEN
Player Loan me that ear for a min go listen aight

www.soundclick.com/****** (artist name withheld)

Artists, please do not tell me that you are serious.  These are actually emails that I receive from artists that claim to have business about themselves.  I’m sorry, but I can not do business with someone who approach people in this matter.  With the internet age, there is easier access to those you may want to get your music to.  However, you must realize that ANYONE may be on your email list.  Is this how you would approach Diddy? Russell Simmons? Lyor Cohen? Clive Davis?  OH WAIT.  I’m sorry, you’re a real G.  That’s how you would approach them regardless.  Then you want to complain why you don’t have a record deal or why no one respects your hustle.  Maybe it’s just me, but I can not do business with anyone that I can’t put on TV right at that moment.  And no, I do not mean Rap City.  I mean commercials, corporate billboards, etc.  Let’s think bigger than this.  This is a business right?  Are you about your business?

As always, I am available to help you with your project.  Any questions, feel free to email me at starlitpr@gmail.com.  Feel free to leave comments below.

Wow Wow Wow

April 29, 2008

Thanks to my cousin Kim O. on this one!  Check out the beef between Khia and MC Serch!  I think he won it with this post! http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=29919232&blogID=383777284

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Judge Changes His Views on Man Purses!!!

April 17, 2008

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Dj Judge Mental rethinks these Man-purses!  After blasting many (respectable) rappers about bragging about their handbags, I guess that would be bad getting your @ss beat by a bunch of thugs wearing purses.

MySpace Marketing Mistakes

April 10, 2008

As a person that does media promotions and internet marketing, I run into many artists that use MySpace.  MySpace was great when not many people knew about it, but now is becoming a black hole and people are getting sucked in and not handling their business.  Currently, I run about 8 different pages on MySpace…do you think I have time to sit on there and chat with people and add friends all day? (maybe at times for my artists that I handle)  If you are a serious businessperson, use MySpace as the tool it is.  It is not your business office, your official website, or the ultimate end-all of internet promotions.  Which leads me into the mistakes that artist are making with MySpace.

  1. Having MySpace as your only point of contact on your business cards/flyer/cd inserts! – yes, I put an exclamation point on here because this irks me and the DJs I represent.  You had to have an email address to GET a MySpace page, use that.  If it is not representative of your music, get a new one!  Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail and a list of others have them for FREE (you should know this by now)!  I personally like Gmail because you can preview mp3s before downloading them.  Also, get a stable contact number.  No one cares about your baby mama drama (or whatever reason why you had to change your number).  Since I live in the metro Atlanta area, many people use MetroPCS (it’s cheap and can be effective).  Have an audible, articulate message left on the machine(promote your MySpace and website there)!
  2. MySpace is not Your Space – I borrowed this phrase from my friend and mentor Jawar.  Artists, please stop using MySpace as your website.  Do you not notice with the traffic you receive and the number of friends, Tom (or whoever runs it now) is putting limits on things?!?!?  Get your own domain and hosting (I recommend Judge Media).  There you can control your design and content!  Wow, what a concept!  MySpace is for social networking, NOT business.  Direct your MySpace traffic to your website.  You have so much content, you should be able to understand HTML a little bit. No?  Contact Judge Media and they’ll quote you a price for design (starting at $500).  Which leads me into my next point…
  3. Stop embedding every MySpace or YouTube video you have. – Come on now.  This is pretty self explanatory.  There is a reason for blogs, MySpace TV, and YouTube pages.  If the video is engaging enough, you will go to that page and watch all the videos posted.  Trust me, MySpace has sucked me in once or twice (ok, many times)!  And whatever video(s) you do have, do not have it on autoplay unless you like hearing your music and the video(s) go at the same time.
  4. Your Background Image is distracting. – I’m not gonna sit at the computer highlighting your text trying to read over your background image.  Easily put, you have a picture with a black shirt on…why would you have black text over that black shirt?!?!?  Contact me for MySpace design at StarLITpr@gmail.com.
  5. Learn English!! – I don’t want to see misspelled words and run-on sentences.  If you want your bio up there – get a bio writer.  Try to be short and engaging.  If you want to talk long, get a blog or write a book.  I thought you were trying to sell music though.

This is just to tell you that MySpace is not all there is to Internet Promotion.  Someone compared it to street postering.  Is it effective? Probably.  Is it the only thing you will do to get your music promoted? No.  Ok then.  I hope you enjoy this post.  For more about me, please visit www.StarLITprOnline.com.

Swag Songs and Gay Rappers

April 5, 2008

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