You know it’s tough enough when you’re growing and transitioning as a person. It’s even tougher if you’re trying to do this while trying to achieve your dream. Throw in being a female in a male dominated industry (with opinion #LSMH) like hiphop, well the challenges can be a lot. But not for Kiyana #FRFR. Kiyana has a new single “No Love” ft Diamond (#CrimeMob). It’s a driving club cut (#DjAlert #DjMixes) at 143Bpm. It’s a seductive groove that catches your ear and stays in the back of your head (#DjAlert).
Kiyana is a small bundle of energy that’s on a real mission (#ThisIsHerDream) and she has all intentions of succeeding. With a competitive discipline developed from her cheerleading days to a drive that engages her soul to succeed. Kiyana spends her days mowing down obstacles and positioning herself in a #ImmaWin mode (#WeAintGotNoTimeForNoBusters), All distractions better watch out because this lady right here “ain’t havin it”.
Kiyana feels that there should be more female mentoring examples in the male dominated music industry. Kiyana should look to all the successful ladies in urban radio as her target because many of these ladies are some of the real gate keepers in hiphop and urban radio. Angela Yee and Angie Martinez at New York powerhouse Power 105 (iHeart media) are two of the really most prominent voices in urban radio and music today. Angela yields enormous clout on Power’s hit syndicated morning show “The Breakfast Club” (and she very accessible in social media) and Angie Martinez flexes her muscle in afternoon drive. Di Carisma(also accessible) is one of the most powerful female mix dj’s in Urban radio today in LA at Power 106FM ( Carisma knows how to pick the hits). Angela Watson PD/MD at WQUE 93.3 in New Orleans is definitely a power mover in the iheart media urban stations and you best believe Shanick Mincie at WHXT 103.9 in Columbia S.C. has real folks in this business’ ears (#FRFR). Urban radio has the weight in women who can mentor and lead young women in this music thing and don’t think because they’re in radio that music execs don’t heed the weight of their position #FRFR.
Go check out Kiyana and her new single “No Love” (over 100 downloads by Dj’s on the GetAtMeMiniMixxxx ft Future (F*ckUpSomeCommas)/Kiyana (No Love) on hulkshare.com. Before we know it I’ll be saying “I told yall” about this young lady on the move, Kiyana. #GetAtMeIToldYall.
Okay here’s this week’s GetAtMe TopTen. Remember here at GetAtMe, we’re one of the few charts that measure radio play, online sales and Dj input to get our charts. This week, 9 of the TopTen were handicapped (picked to be a hit) by GetAtMe (9 out of 10 ain’t bad) but what we’re really proud of is that our topten is also selling on itunes (great job to urban radio for adding winners). At one point urban radio was giving lots of spins to songs that wasn’t selling online but that has taken a turn for the better. At the end of the day we are in the business of selling music, not just letting people hear it so from GetAtMe #GreatJob.
Okay let’s go. Starting at #1 this week is Nicki Minaj’s “TruffleButter” great sales and radio. (#Strong song). At #2, Big Sean holds on (dropping from #1) with “IDFWU”. At #3 is Neyo’s “SheKnows” (urban radio loves this record). At #4 is (#WeToldYa) Chris Brown’s “Ayo” (this dude is smashing the charts right now #FRFR). At #5 is Usher’s “IDon’tMind” (at #5 for 2 charts in a row, #wow. Now that’s consistent). At #6 is Rae Sremmund “ThrowSumMo” (These guys are also crushing em. 3 hits in a row). At #7 is The Weeknd’s “EarndIt” (the 50 Shades of Grey movie took this cut right to the top). At #8 is Beyonce’s “711” (stayed afloat due to strong radio play). At #9 is Mark Ronson’s “UpTownFunk” (#1 on itunes and a really funky record #GreatRecord. Urban radio play is in motion) and at #10 is Wale’s “Body” (all radio plays. If this song was selling on itunes it would have been #1 or #2 #wow).
The OnDeck records are “SlowMotion from Trey Songs (this record is hot), T.I. “PrivateShow” (this is such a strong record, I’m really surprised at its slow movement in the market but this is a great record) and Anthony (CandyRain) Lewis’ “ItsNotMyFault” (if this was Pharrell, CeeLo or Robin Thicke or Bruno Mars, this record would be gone).
1st off let me be clear, Iggy Azalea is a talent. Her beats and performances are hot, clever and relevant (to her market…). No one can take that from her. But Iggy lets be real, you don’t get the ring if you bought it (you bought it, that’s why it’s yours, you bought it). There’s nothing wrong with buying your ring in the music business these days, that’s what many in the industry are saying that’s how it’s done and Iggy to core hip hop people they feel like you cheated and they’re not gonna respect that you cheated (no matter what you’re greedy lil handlers tell you “It's all about the money, fuck those haters……#SMH). It is about the money but if you want real respect in a certain theatres then you have to earn it (not buy it).
Now you can lie to yourself or rationalize to yourself about your success (that’s your koolaid and you’re allowed to drink it…), but ma you bought a win, that’s what you did. Hip Hop is not disrespecting you as an artist (I mean you’re numbers were for real), what hip hop has an issue with is that maybe your peopled muscled your win with money and if that’s what they did, they cheated (and for real, you probably didn’t need to cheat because you’re really good).
Hip Hop at the end of the day is an art culture for some moreso than a business and they get pretty offended when you cheat (their art form) and you’re arrogant about it (no matter what your handlers think, there are those who respect a solid win).
But really you’re a pop star and is that really so bad? Michael Jackson was a pop star. The Beatles were pop stars. Elvis was a pop star. Madonna is a pop star. I mean that’s pretty good company. Rihanna is unashamedly a pop star now and probably could give two fucks about what the hiphop community feels about her, she displays it all the time and you know what, her strength is attractive.
Iggy you complaining about hip hop not respecting you is almost like you’re crying about not being at the cool table. Well Iggy T.I. lied to you, to some it’s not all about the money, it’s about the craft and sometime when you buy your win it cheapens your victory. Fat pockets mean nothing to an empty soul.
Respect that your pop fans love you and nurture them and keep them happy because #FRFR, those 15 minutes of fame can disappear real fast. Love your fans and your fans will love you
No Bobby, Epic Records ain’t your homies. I don’t know how to take this situation with Bobby Shmurda. On one end we have these corporate dudes getting rich off of kids portraying street life (real rich I must say) and on the other end these kids have to right to tell their tale (even if it does glorify a situation that might get you jammed up like Bobby did.). Bobby you and Epic was in a business arrangement, they weren’t your homies.
Labels walk a thin line on this subject (some even feel that labels sign these guys knowing they’re going to jail). I mean you gotta get what’s hot and no matter what anyone says “Hot N*ggas” was a huge song. Were they supposed to pass because of this kid’s questionable background? Well I'm gonna give you the skinny (The real). Bobby and his friends more than likely threw a lotta money around to get in Epics door. That deal, radio support and massive push for Bobby Shmurda to the front of the cut line had nothing to do with “it was a hit…” It had all to do with someone kicked out a lot of bread to push the button so that this kid was put ahead of the pack.
The music business or hiphop side, responds to the person that's willing to fuck up the most money to get in the door (especially in New York). Oh yeah the labels will put you on the map but what keeps you on the map is the campaign money (did you really believe that all those artist features on Hot Boy was done for free). Come on Juicy J, Drake, Nicki, Lil Kim ect. I was able to do an 8 song mix on just Hot Boy features (hit me at email@example.com and I’ll send you a copy).
The problem here now is that it’s real weird that after all the money has been spent, music sold, PayPal accounts been accounted for, Epic now is wanting to distance itself “from that gangsta guy, it might hurt our image” (#SMH). I remember watching L.A. Reid smile has Bobby performed in front of the Epic execs (I mean a scene straight out of the movie CB4 #frfr). Come on you’re telling us that a gang related street corner hustler got in the Epic offices (in New York) because they thought his song was hot on Vine, for real.
I hope this works out for Mr. Pollard and I really hope his attorney is able to collect his cut and make sure Mr. Pollard’s mom has some bread to put on his books. Too often people find out that in dealing with the labels that love has nothing to do with it. Bobby Shmurda may have found this out to late.
Breyon Prescott is the new Head of Urban A&R at Epic Records. LA REID named him as the new go to man in Urban Music for Epic. Prescott has had 20 years in the industry and looks forward to working with REID. Currently Scott is behind the revival of JODECI and the buzz is that the album is hot (#DjAlert).
Prescott will bring his CHAMELEON ENTERTAIMENT imprint to Epic. Prescott has worked with Jaime Foxx, Drake, Kanye West. D’Angelo, Angie Stone, Brandy and others.
His most recent situation was with Def Jam but also has been with RCA and J Records.
Man had great time at the ArtOnTheWall event last night (#followthesplotch , love that statement Kristina). This intimate blend of art and music that was presented by Goddess Kiko, Kristina and Tenzin , was really hot. Truly a wonderful evening. Goddess Kiko kept the event lively all night with her engaging hosting style (#ThumbsUp).Go check out their www.aowatl.wordpress.com. The artist JoKu performed his single “Woosah” along with other acts and art exhibitors. They have events every Thursday. Got to their site for more deets.
Statement From Myriah Pointer (the female who was beat in the video): This past weekend I was set up by the two girls I called my best friends and one of they cousins. I was held down and stomped until I was unconscious. Once I gained consciousness they were still beating and stomping me. This went on for about 3 hours and then they threw and cracked my phone and hid my battery for another and held me hostage! I am BLESSED to be alive and I need justice to be served because I DID NOT deserve this. If you can get the attention of any news station, attorney, or newspaper please pass this story on because Atlanta Police aren't doing taking this as serious as it is. I have fatal facial& scalp confusions, post-concussion syndrome, subconjunctival hemorrhage, and busted blood vessels! Posted By QBHLady
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