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GetAtMe HipHopArtist vs HipHopConArtist Has Hiphop became the WWE? ... #ItsAboutTheMusic

GetAtMe HipHopArtist vs HipHopConArtist Has Hiphop became the WWE? ... #ItsAboutTheMusic | GetAtMe | Scoop.it

Look I realize hiphop is entertainment (that’s not even an issue…), but recently a reader asked me “Well why do the sales matter anyway?”  That was amazing to me.  Why wouldn’t you want to know the sales (that’s when I realized that I may have become Don Quixote (from the Man from La Mancha) and now I spend most of my day fighting hiphop dragons.  The reason this reader felt that the sales numbers were irrelevant is because he’s aware that hiphop has become one big living lie.  I mean come on, we have ex correctional officers acting like mafia bosses, ex child tv stars acting ingenious thug villains, we’re telling people that streams are the same thing as sales (clearly a fugazzi play to fool investors into believing “oh no we haven’t f*cked up your money…) and we have one artist that is so irrelevant in the world of Madison Ave advertising, that they didn’t even hit him with a cease and dissest order when he blatantly infringed upon their copyright (“it wasn’t worth drawing attention to that kind of foolishness…”).  We now spend more time creating beefs than creating hit music.  How can hiphop really expect America or the world to take it seriously?  Artist now attack their exes for media attention and use online sites to steal beats and concepts and the hiphop PR people will say any lie for a check (“I gotta get that check folks…”).  Why has this happened? Because hiphop found it more feasible to invest in HIPHOP CON ARTIST than to invest in HIP HOP ARTIST (“whose gonna believe a con artist when he tells folks that we didn’t pay him…? #lsmh).

Radio on a regular are 6 months late on a record that’s over and never sold, why because someone Is silly enough to pay to get in the cut line to get on radio (and yes” it is still tricking if you got it…” folks just say that to make folks feel good about tricking.).  When I first saw CB4 many years ago, I would have never dreamed that this movie would become the blueprint for how we operate in hiphop today.  That’s MC Gusto would be beefing with all his new challengers through online PR firms and threads.  That the real Gusto wouldn’t realize that these folks were just using up not only his cash but also his street juice (and then dry snitch on him to go to jail or encourage (on the low) for some new and up and coming artist to “do what you have to do to get your spot… (even if it means you robbing and killing the current star as a way of creating a situation for them to rise and where the money owed to the current star is never paid out.  Is this what HipHop has become?  Really?  How did party music that was able to be so impactive in society become just one big financial ruse?  Was it a conspiracy?  Naw it was just some folks who were greedy and not as smart as they think they are constantly coming up with bad ideas and those bad ideas are about to make hiphop as an industry implode.  What Dionne Warrick and C Deloris Tucker couldn’t do, the HipHop Boula has done by creating creating a cancerous environrment in hiphop, and it’s gotta stop.

Look I’m not one to knock anyone’s hustle (I personally don’t count other folks pockets…) but some of this behavior is really bad and is an embarrassing eye for hiphop as an industry.  Hip hop and music has always had its share of snake oil salesmen (it came with the industry) but these folks today are really new and improved and some of the ideas are so bad, you can’t even call them criminal.  They are just bad.

I’m Reggie Redd and as I always say. “here at GetAtMe, It always about the music…”

#ItsAboutTheMusic

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GetAtMe- So Let Me Get This Straight, we just upload 1 mp3... #ItsAboutTheMusic

GetAtMe- So Let Me Get This Straight, we just upload 1 mp3... #ItsAboutTheMusic | GetAtMe | Scoop.it

Man yall know I try to keep it sort of light with GetAtMe (yeah right…) but there’s always some idiot that makes me tell the truth.  I really just want to review good music.

HipHop has become one huge ass fugazzi and the labels (at time trying to act like master villains..) are becoming masters of foolishness,  The labels through licensing groups have continued to attack fans and djs and chase buyers away with licensing strikes (this sh*t is so massively dumb…).  What’s worse is that they are the reason that downloads sells are dropping, not the free downloads.  Why, because the mashups, mixtapes and covers are viral influencers that trigger trends and itunes sales...

In the music business we have a process that’s called seeding (these new school music execs who are really glorified interns who’ve never work in retail or radio, have no awareness of this process.  The process is simple, we seed a 1000 (promos) for word of mouth to create 3000 sales. These free downloads are the start of the conversation whether a song is a hit or not.  It’s a very necessary process. From early adapter consumers to influencer djs, this is the starting point for a hit song.   Some of the tools that give us an indication of a song's legs are the remixes, mashups and covers that fans produce with the song.  This is who the licensing people have decided to attack in their infinite wisdom.  Your (the artist…) influencing fans. (did I mention that they were influencing fans...).  This has got to be one of the stupidest strategies in the history of business (“lets piss off(or on) the influencing fan bases in an effort to extort $1.29 out of them so we can charge the labels to do what they will do for free,,,”) #JustDumb.

The labels have one job essentially; upload an mp3 that has the market potential to sell.  That’s it.  I mean I know it’s not calculus or string theory so why is this becoming such a costly task that they have to attack the fans as shade for their incompetence (I’m not going to say theft, that’s dry snitching…).  The artist should be mindful not to allow the professional fans at the label to become the aggravant that drives a wedge between current and potential fans (its sort of like an unconscious way of hating.  “pay me while I drive your fans away cause I can’t sing or rap”  did I say this was just dumb?)

We gotta do better as an industry or one day there will be no HipHop or worse, no music industry.

#ItsAboutTheMusic

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YouGuysSayTheDarndestThangz: Comment about Cassie's GQ Spread

YouGuysSayTheDarndestThangz:  Comment about Cassie's GQ Spread | GetAtMe | Scoop.it

"When you have no talent or ambition in life, but a sugar daddy why would you care? Cassie you're pushing 30 and have yet to achieve squat! What is the value of your life on earth if you do nothing? There are a million beautiful chicks in Hollywood, being pretty isn't enough!"

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2:21 pm - Sep 24, '12

Site:  Young Black and Fabulous

 

 

Wow what's with all the hating on the fine girls.  So now it's a bad thing to be fine.  She's wrong to have a dude that's on her team.  Here's a flash folkes, rich people pick who they want to sponsor not who's the best nor who's the best qualified.  Why because it's their money #RealTalk

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HardWorkIsHighlyOverated: Do You Want To Be Rich Or Just Not Broke

HardWorkIsHighlyOverated:  Do You Want To Be Rich Or Just Not Broke | GetAtMe | Scoop.it

You know I have a few friends that it has occurred to me that really don't want no money.  They say they want some money but their actions don't say the same thing.  Actually their action say" I just don't want to be broke.  As a matter of fact, why don't you get rich and I'll become your consultant on how to spend your money."  Now they may fool you into believing they want some money because they are constantly telling folkes how hard they are working (be careful with this one because different people have different definitions of work.).  But the way I know that they really don't want no money is they are not willing to sacrifice whatever they feel is their comfort zone (their bills, their vices, their whatever, their job ect).

 

So to get rich you have to strive for huge risk to get huge returns.  The wealthy realize this, that's why they created a savings system to take those risk with your money from your labor (oh my bad , you weren't  aware of this).  Now there's nothing wrong with this strategy, what's wrong is that most people are not aware of this strategy.  So while many work very hard to accomplish something for themselves and their families, by them not being aware that this is a strategy they really only accumulate wealth for other to take advantage of opportunities hoping that the wealthy will be nice enough to share in the winnings (yeah right).  Folkes it don't work that way.  if the wealthy hit a lick (make money) usually the only ones who will be rewarded will be their inner circle.  But you always are welcome to put more money in their institutions while they wait on the next big thing with money from your labor( I wish I could get in a game where someone pays me for 30 years to rent my money.  The banking system, you see what I mean).  Also while you are supposedly earning interest on you money, quietly inflation, taxes and fees eat away at your principle (not good).

 

So now that you are aware, what's next?  Good question.  The answer focus and learn.  Entrprenuer be mindful of what is the most key term to an investor.  R.O.I. return of investment.  Basically how long will it take to get my money back and what will be my return.  Be mindful some wealthy people have no problem giving the financially unaware money, the financially unaware can't wait to put it back in the system.  If the investor can get his money back in a timely fashion and at a healthy return (most investor are real happy to see a 15% turnaround quartetly (every 3 months). Real happy.  Example: $10,000.00 @ R.O.I. of $1500.00 per quarter non taxible (That's $500.00.00 per month) and you handle the taxes, you are their best friend.  So be aware decide if you want to be rich or you just don't want to be broke.  Being rich will probably make you feel a whole lot better.  Remember "If you knew better you will do better."

 

I'm ReggieRedd and that's #TheBottomline

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Rapper TI GOES BONKERS ON Twitter . . . He CURSES OUT A Teenage BOY . . And A WOMAN . . . Because They DISRESPECTED HIS FAMILY!!! - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2012

Rapper TI GOES BONKERS ON Twitter . . . He CURSES OUT A Teenage BOY . .  And A WOMAN . . . Because They DISRESPECTED HIS FAMILY!!! - MediaTakeOut.com™ 2012 | GetAtMe | Scoop.it
Rapper TI went on an INSTAGRAM WARPATH yesterday . . . cursing out people who talked CRAZY about his...
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STAR INTERVIEW ON THISIS50.COM

TROI TORAIN CEO of "Start Snitching" gets interviewed on Thisis50 Radio. He promotes snitching and goes in on Busta Rhymes and Shyne.  This nigga Buc Wild is of the chain, but really tho there's ot of truth in his stress #RealTalk

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GetAtMe This is how todays' music meetings sound #FrFr ... #ItsAboutTheMusic

GetAtMe This is how todays' music meetings sound #FrFr ... #ItsAboutTheMusic | GetAtMe | Scoop.it

Sometimes the simplest answers are the best.  It seems like today music business execs are hellbent on destroying music as an industry (which is what happens when your hires don’t come from retail or radio…).  Some of today’s music business solutions are so short term for the industry that some of these decisions are decisions that will one day make our industry implode.

The “Its All About The Money…” mentality has created a cottage of lazy thinkers and conmen in the music business.  It’s like all the slow thinkers in class all wound up in the music business with no respect for analytics or math (“I’ll mess up a $100,000.00 budget on a gut feeling, what you think?).  This mentality is killing our business and music is so important to our culture as a whole.  Yes at times “ITS ABOUT THE MONEY” but for some folks it’s also about betting right for themselves, investors and music fans.  Like I’ve said before, If you have to spend $400.000.00 to get a 12-17 year old music fan to spend $1.29, then you don’t have a product (“We’ll just rig the numbers and overcharge corporate advertisers to align with the fugazzi artist instead of getting kids to engage at a $1.29, yeah that’s the plan…” #JustRealTalk ).  We gotta do better as an industry and as a genre.

#ItsAboutTheMusic

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RealTalk; What's All The Hating On The Fine Girls? (Why)

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You know while I was putting GetAtMe together today, I was in another blog and I was really surprised by the hating on fine girls (really).  Some of the comments were off the chain and over the top.  I mean I'm sort of lost, when did it become vogue to bash on the fine girls.  I for one am an avid fan of fine girls and I noticed that everyone else seems to be afraid to stand up for them.  Well here it is, Kim Kardashian has done nothing to noone except make more money than you, Grow up.  Kris Jenner is not a pimp, she is a mother that created real opportunities for her children and in the dark world of Hollywood finance, believe me she was the best person to manage her kids money.  Rihanna is a young girl having a good time, as she should.  She's worked hard for her success and she made the moves that mattered that positioned herself to be successful.  No she didn't listen to some dysfunctional girlfriend who told her fuck the studio let's go chase ballers ( she realized there was plenty of time for that after her success and she's just catching up).  Nor did she listen to some half ass producer who told her Jay Z was on some bullshit (even if he was she knew that she would be alright after she got on the other side of the fence).  She definately didn't listen to the alternate lifestyle associate (like that :)) who had a chance in hell in getting in Jay Z's door but he surely would have all the answer and been on the team if he could have been the overpaid stylist.  And my personal favorites that she blew off, were the fools who told her the music industry is full of the devils, illuminati's and negative people (by the way could you drop off my demo. WTF is up with that?).  These women accomplished something.  What does it matter if they are fine?

 

I mean people are really silly.  You are bitter at someone because they are cute and the world likes having them around but you want someone to celebrate that you went to school.  Fool you were supposed top go to school, you don't get no points for doing what you're supposed to do if the opportunity affords itself.  That's like someone applauding you for wiping your ass, that's what you supposed to do. 

 

So the next time you read someone being bitter because Amber Rose has the world at her feet, ask them, "Is it going to get better if you become an enemy of someone that has the world  at their feet?"  I think not.

 

Real talk although, being bitter and jealous is a weak hand to play.  Disliking someone because their attractive is a weaker hand.  Life is simple.  People do things for those they want around and that's a perk you get when you do what you need to do to get rich.  It's a fact of life and that's RealTalk.

 

Im ReggieRedd and that's RealTalk

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Video: Real Sh*t: Time Is Everything (SpokenReasons "Spoken Word")

@SpokenReasons..

 

Once again Spoken Reason delivers a powerful message.  This guy has the potential to be one of our best writers of this generation.  Great Vlog.  "Time Is Everything"

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ThinkAboutIt: Are You A Spectator?

I love tv.  I love entertainment.  I love stories.  In the new STARZ series "BOSS" starring Kelsey Grammer, well let's just say, it that thang.  Great entertainment along with great acting and a great story.  A classic story with all the intrigue and drama of a great Shakesperian play.  And in all great plays that last, the story always ask the audience an important question.  In the case of "BOSS" the question that rings for me is "Are you a spectator?"  In a scolding moment the mayor of Chicago (Kelsey Grammer) explains to s staffer about how noone cares about the spectator, only the doers.

This is so true.  There are plenty of sideline coaches in life.  Do this, don't do that ect, ect. You have to really be wary of these folkes.  Usually they are giving their counsel as a way of experimenting with your time (backdoor pimping).  One thing about doing, you will at least have a result and with a result you can draw your own conclusion.

In the show these comments were directed at todays voters.  Today voter sometimes have all the answers but no way to fund their agenda.  Agendas have to be funded or they will just be ideas that never got off the ground.  If you see wrong and you want to fix it, in a world of power players you have to have the leverage to make it worth their time to focus on your situation.  Agendas have to be funded.

So are you a spectator, a sideline quarterback or can you get in the mix, roll up your sleeve and fight the good fight.  The reason politicians are so bad is because they know that most don't want the responsibility of doing the work of doing the right thing.  So they give people what they know they will take.  If you live in an apartment, where does the money come from for your child to go to school (schools usually are funded through property taxes from homeowners and commercial property).  As a spectator, you don't care as long as the tab don't hit your pocket.  But Mr. Spectator it still has to be paid, kids still need to go to school.  Mr spectator knows that kids still need to go to school but it's way more entertaining to worry about the illuminate ( you see my point).  So let's all roll up our sleeves and do less spectating and more developing in the areas of urban growth, education, medicine and whatever else we need to do to get American back to being doers and less spectating.

#ThinkAboutIt

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ILikeDatt: Is There Still Any Love In Hip Hop?

ILikeDatt: Is There Still Any Love In Hip Hop? | GetAtMe | Scoop.it

Man I remember when I first heard a rap song at a party.  It was "Rappers Delight" by The Sugar Hill Gang and boy, did it make the party jump.  That's what rap or hip hop's function was in the beginning.  A way where when young people came together at a party they got motivated to get down.  But no matter how hyped the evening events was, every young man in that room waited patiently for this one song to come on that was a game changer at the party that evening.  That song was "Always and Forever" by Heatwave.  When this song came on it was at that moment that magic came into the room and whoever you had your eye on, you had a chance to go for it.  To get close and for at least those 3 to 4 minute that that song was playng, your love was going to last Always and Forever.

 

As hip hop grew the love songs changed and so did the function of hip hop.  Hip hop went from being party music to being a communication function for the urban community.  Hip Hop became an activist, a newscaster, a voice of change, a setter of trends and a marketer of brands.  Hip hop sort of grew up..

 

Oh we still had love songs and groups.  Groups like Jodeci, H-Town, and 112, changed how the love song was presented in the game.  When H-Town was singing about "Knocking The Boots", they meant it, literally..

 

Todays music is different.  The music has changed with technology and has morphed into being twtter moments on top of a beat (how many way can you say I love you in a 140 charaqters).  Since the music became short burst of clever statements, the meanings also became compressed.  I love you became, we straight.  Let's get together became, let's chill and smoke one.  I want to love and hold you became, Let's do the damn thing.  My wife or mother of my child became, my baby's mama.  Different times, different languages.  it's sort of weird when in hip hop the person who tells you "How To Love" is a hotboy named LIL Wayne (thank you Lil Wayne for one of the best love anthems today).  Also thank you Drake for being hip hop's new age balladeer.  T-Pain, Wales and Jerimiah you too.

 

I myself hope love find it's way back to hip hop (we miss you). We need you to come back in and help people to understand that it's alright to love and to be loved.  It's alright to have someone in you life that you don't have a problem trusting and if ya'll fall out, fix it (or if you can't break a window in his car like Jasmine Sullivan told you to.  Ouch).  Hip hop come back and let them know that every relationship don't have to end in a Creep or a Confession.  let people know that sometimes, if there is magic, Love can be "Always and Forever."

 

#ILikeDatt

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