Nicki Minaj is on top (#FRFR). A top song on the online sales charts (TruffleButter), 4 songs that she’s on in the TopTen Urban radio, at the top of the GetAtMe TopTen 3 weeks in a row ( that means she’s at the top in radio play, sales and street juice). How in the world did she quietly unthrone Iggy Azalea? Well it all started with “Anaconda” (she really should thank SirMixalot with the assist of the viral video with that chick from the Seattle Symphony doing the “BabyGotBack” #LSMH).
Nicki did something most artists seem to have a problem with doing, she took control. She started doing features with everyone. From Bobby Shmruda to Rae Sremmund to anyone that looked like they were next on deck (that’s the important part #NextOnDeck). Nicki was even on a smash that you never heard with Future call “RockStar” (ain’t no telling what happened with that. How can you lose with a “Careless Whisper” sample? If George Michaels people didn’t clear the sample, well that was dumb.
Nicki clearly is now in control of Nicki. She dodged the Lil Wayne/ Birdman media battle. She endured the Safaree Breakup. She stayed out of major beefs with artist online (I think she learned her lesson from the Mariah Carey dust up with American Idol, because beef opponents have fans also and friends). She just got in the studio and got on great songs (why does that seem to be so hard for some artist to do). If you are lucky enough to get a song that’s poppin, shoot make sure that you keep em coming #FRFR.
More artist need to get in control like Nicki. Nicki seems to understand that that 15 minutes of fame has a expiration date and she seems to have full intentions of squeezing all the juice she can out of her 15 minutes. Well done Nicki, Well done.
Kiyana has gotten over 200 downloads on hulkshare.com. With over 1300 plays to 200 downloads, that a 0.151 L to E ratio (listen to engagement ratio. Most mixtape and club dj's want 0.250 L to E) #YaNeedToKnow #DjAlert #LetsGo .
Mike Will brings out some very special guests to close out Fader Fort at SXSW Thursday night. With SXSW in full swing right now, one of the festivals main staple every year is Fader Fort, which hosted Chance the Rapper Wednesday night and Ear Drummer Records Thursday night. With producer Mike Will M...
Alright on this GetAtMeMiniMixxx we feature music from the Furious 7 movie soundtrack (can’t wait for this movie, saw the viewing and gotta see it again). We chose “RideOut” by Kid Ink and Juicy J’s “Payback”. Both of these cuts are real high energy and are great for mixtape situations. At 105 bpms these too track are hot. Once again Kevin Gates owns a track, his second verse is a beast (this guy is gonna pop off #FRFR).
These two tracks both boasted allstar rap rosters. On “Ride” we had Tyga, Wale, YG, and Rich Homie Quan and “Payback” featured Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Future and SageTheGemini. Enjoy and
Azealia Banks is something else. She has no problem speaking her mind and takes on all comers (she does have a right to her own opinion). Be it T.I. for his support of Iggy Azelea, or Nicki Minaj or Eryhah Badu or most recently “Fat White People” (I think she meant just Rush Limbaugh...#LSMH), she’s gonna give her 2 cents (#FRFR).
It amazes me that this lady is a lightning rod for all cultures. What is more amazing that people dislike her so much (who don’t even know her really) without really “OVERSTANDING” what she is saying. She might be right, maybe it is just jealousy. Does society want her to be just a quiet little black girl and doesn’t she have a right to speak her mind on society issue ( this one definitely wasn’t going to be in the big house kitchen mumbling about wrong doings with the rest of the slaves #LSMH). So no matter how you feel about her, you can’t say she’s not talented or boring.
I mean Erykah Badu tweeted “I don’t understand what she saying?” (A paraphrase). What is hard to understand about what Azalea is saying in her music (no Erykah you didn’t want to understand, you’re not that slow). You don’t understand because she said a true statement about Kendrick Lamar (Kendrick does sound like an apologist so that he can keep his deal. What she said can appear to be true). So to attack her for her opinion and to shade it about her art may have been dead wrong #FRFR.
I hear music everyday with this blog an Imma tell you, barring her online antics there is no female rapper out that has this girl’s skill level. Her tongue is quick and clever and all the time on point (you gotta really listen to what she says; a slow mind won’t catch it all). Does she do hit music, no she does her music and really ain’t that the point of being an artist. No one although can say she’s not talented (well you can but you’re just wrong #LOL).
Folks let Azalea Banks have her opinion because you know what? She might be right, standing up for something may be more important than just having a record deal or just getting money. You never know.
On this GetAtMe3PcSnack we spotlight YungDre, Neyo and T-Pain. Yung Dre is a new artist and is on his way to making moves. This mix is a select cut (that’s where we play the whole song with the other songs mixed in between verses. Yung Dre has a comfortable blend from ballads to party tracks. Here’s the 3PcSnackView (scored 1-5, 5 being the highest)
Yung Dre “HowManyTimes”
Track- 3(***) nice traditional mellow track (for the real lovers out there…..)
Performance- 3(***) Dre brings home the question with his performance “How many times have you been in love?” (A real question for his generation #ItsAMoveMent…….)
Content- 4(****) this song sends out the question of “How many times” have you really been in love. In this generation of “Hoes ain’t Loyal”, the Hoe are everyone’s” and “Bitches be Like”, it’s nice to hear a love song #DontYouThink……….
Hook- 4(****) This Hook is a throwback to the days of the great ballad. This hook stands out and resonates through the song. It asks the question. “How Many Times” have you been in love?
Hitfactor 2.6(**.6) Dre has an uphill battle being an indie but live performances can give this song and Yung Dre Legs.
Total 16.6 B- grade Yung Dre live performances will lay the groundwork for legs for this new artist. #LetsGo
Track-4(****) this is a great track. A strong melodic arrangement with dominant bass presence….
Performance- 5(*****) Neyo, nothing else need to be said .Easy and effortless #GreatPerformance
Content- 4(****) this is a better story than most would hear (but you gotta listen)…….
Hook- 5(*****) this hook rings out like a trumpet part. (great vocal arrangement on the hook)…..
Hitfactor- 4.8(****.8) this one is a hit no doubt…….
Total 22.8 A grade Neyo has a real hit with this one. It climbed slowly but it was a hit for real.
Track- 5(*****) this intro was a beast. Dj’s should have loved this cut…….
Performance- 5(*****) T-Pain has his style down and it blends so well with his production #PerfectFit
Content- 4(****) this song is so solid. T-Pain tells the ladies to the ladies to enjoy this song and “SnapYourFingers” to this cut #LoveIt
Hook- 4(****) this hook was great. It should’ve been heard…….
HitFactor- 2.7(**) Somehow this great classic missed (this should have been a huge record. If this would have been Usher Oooo Weeee)…..
Total- 20.7 grade A- There’s no way this song should’ve missed. Truly a great cut.
I don't know why not. The music business is not like brain surgery. You make an MP3, you upload it on itunes and consumers buy or don't buy, period ( the only people who try to make the music business complex are entertainment lawyer "justifying their billing hours", Licensing groups, who use complexity to steal or maintain power and justify their salaries and their positions or the music business thieves who need complexity to steal from the artist and the investors (if you're not a music business thief this doesn't apply to you so do not think I'm generalizing). Empire (in TV style) addresses many of these issues (of course if you're a person who need a more complex view of the music and hiphop industry, then why are you watching a FOX show in the first place). Empire is good fun but the unfortunate reality is that a lot of the issues that are presented on the show are very real issues in Urban/HipHop Music. Usually HipHop businesses are funded from a street element (these usually are the only real options for these entrepreneurs (who in they right mind would invest in music if it wasn't their passion or unless they were "Hard Money"). There are jealousies and petty power struggles in Urban and HipHop music. There are certain elements of homophobia (even with parents in the urban community) that are really there. To a certain degree Empire is way more true to life than a show like Scandal (which is total real life fiction). No this show isn't society changing (like an All In The Family or Mary Tyler Moore), but it is a very true dramatization of today's music industry (probably way truer than American idol). So if you're smart and just looking for a quick peek into the madness of the music business for entertainment, this show is the one for you. Grab some popcorn and enjoy.
Okay we decided that it has become important for the fans to see the effect (or non effect) that radio play has on sales. Believe me last year this time these number were way lower because it seemed that all the emphasis was on airplay or hype and many time the real sales number were neglected. So GetAtMe decided to bring you the sales numbers. Now we feel it’s time to breakdown the airplay vs sales on the top ten in radio vs the itunes sales.
Nicki Minaj is at the top in airplay (Nicki’s on 4 songs in the top 10 this week #Wow) with “Truffle Butter”. She has 3731 spins and a DSDA (daily sales download average) of 5992 downloads. The top in sales on the top ten was Fetty Wrap’s (#IKnowRite) “Trap Queen”. Hey this song is legit. The streets are buzzing (#LikeCrazy) it at #7 in Airplay with 3041 spins and has a DSDA of 9066 ( at this pace “Trap Queen is on pace to hit over 60,000 downloads a week). Beyonce’s “711” held on in the topten but her sales have dropped putting her at 134 on the itunes chart in downloads.
That’s this week’s GetAtMe Radioplay & OnlineSales breakdown
Empire last night was a trip. The 2 hour finale was a huge success and it left audiences waiting for season 2. Lucious had the classic line last night setting him up to be the ultimate satan type villain (JR Ewing would have been proud #LSMH)
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