"Walking with my hoodie on that's him again/Is this a bloodbath
that we swimming in/ Will I get away with murder like
Zimmerman". (Click on lyrics to hear track)
In the light of what has happened this week, many
artist have taken to the booth to get their thoughts on the subject out there.
We have heard most of the records in regards to the tragedy of Trayvon
Martin. However, Kidd Kidd, decides to take it a step further by relating it to the one place he
knows...HOME. Ahillitia North, a six year
old who was slained in Louisiana this past week.
Kidd Kidd did not attend any of the marches in support of the Trayvon Martin
family. Now before you bash him, he took a flight from his busy schedule to help
produce and performed at a benefit concert held in the memory of young Ms.
North. This record isn't for publicity, it isn't for special attention, it is
simply to let America know that the "THUGZ" pay attention and give a damn about
their own. GGGG-G-Unit.
On June 22, 2013 Themicbooth.com will be headed to Allentown to help celebrate PA promoter Kay Love birthday. We won't dare call him local or smalltime. With the host Joseline Hernandez, performances by Rich P of Harlem, NY and COKE BOYZ artist Chinx Drugz of Queens, NY known for the record "Ima Coke Boy" which was atop of New York charts, and also celebrating alongside Memphis Bleek, yes the Memphis Bleek of Roc-A-Fella, Kay Love is getting a lot of love. We see everyone doing their best to impress the BIG HOMIE. The event is going down at Club Horizon in Allentown, PA June 22, 2013. If you are in the area come swing by.
The writing is on the wall. Jay-Z will sign KING JAMES to ROC NATION.
This past week we have all learned, due to conflict of interest in the eyes of the NBA, Jay-Z must sell his stake in the Brooklyn Nets. We highly doubt that he wants to but in interest in growing his empire its the best financial move. Jay-Z isn't one for losing. Roc-a-Fella has sold over 50 million records, ROC NATION still thrives with its current artist line-up, and well then there is JAY-Z. Signing Lebron James will allow Hov to represent a champion. He will represent the man who will likely win the next few titles considering Pat Riley remains a good selector of talent. Selling the NETS also allow Jay to go to HEAT games, a much added bonus.
So what is the truth about Bling Bling? Many people judge rappers for wasting money on cars and jewelry. People say they don't save. This may be true but are the really the ones #WINNING.
Maybe we are wrong, but isn't money a representation of something more valuable. Just saying, it is written in quite of few United States history books that money in fact is a representation of gold.
So if these artist continue to do what people call wasteful spending, they will realize they are only exchanging the paper for valuable GOLD!!!! So keep on dropping your record advance on those gold chains. Your bank account may be broke now but your pandora box will be worth a ton when the revolution begins!!!
Now as many know the events of this past week included Lil Wayne almost buying the farm.
Lil Wayne's visitor's list at Cedars-Sinai hospital in L.A. is quite the star-studded lineup! The Young Money boss, who was hospitalized last week following a series of seizures, has been surrounded by friends and family since he was first re-admitted on Wednesday, March 13 -- including bold-faced names like Nicki Minaj, Drake and Birdman.
Its great that Lil Wayne has support. However, the question of his health along with other rappers namely Rick Ross have come victim not to the guns and shells but to the liquor and chicken.
Conflicting reports about Lil Wayne's health condition have been circulating ever since the rapper was rushed to the hospital to be treated for severe seizures on Tuesday, March 12. He was released on Wednesday, but quickly readmitted after his bodyguards found him unconscious on the floor several hours later.
What would Lil Wayne be representing? What legacy, other than music will Lil Wayne leave behind? The man has hits. The man has education attending University of Houston and University of Phoenix. It is also overlooked that his secondary school was in fact a magnet school. Magnet schools are reserved for accelerated students. The man is no dumb-ass. At least not when it comes to academics. His life choices definitely has some meaning behind it and hopefully the coming days will allow him to address whatever issues he is working out. Maybe this is isolated, a case of a bad batch. If you drink hard you know the feeling. Out cold, wake up the next day, headache, and the shits that come out like golf balls.
On Friday, TMZ originally reported that the rapper's health was in very bad shape, saying that he was being read his last rites. But a source close to the "Lollipop" rapper told Us that those reports have been wildly exaggerated.
"He drank too much sizzurp to get a better high," the source explained to Us. "He needs rehab but he's not close to death or anything. He's fine and just coming down off the high."
Sizzurp is a highly addictive, recreational drug that involves prescription-strength cough syrup, sugary sodas and hard candies, typically sipped out of Styrofoam cups.
FACEBOOK - A social media giant. It has a goal to take over the world. No really, they have about 1 billion users. Has anyone truly measured its effectiveness? If not, what unit of measure should they use? Should it be by direct revenue generated solely on Facebook marketing, or should it be based on engagement. Not until now, has impressions of your ad held so much value on the internet. Major corporations did not see the value of putting their product on say MYSPACE, however find it almost necessary to do so with Facebook. So let's get to the bread and butter.
The bottom line Facebook, for an artist, is only as effective as the friends the artist connects with. Let's use King Jaffi, fictional rap artist from Brooklyn. King Jaffi is on Facebook. King Jaffi has 4,497 friends. You might say awesome, great, let me check this kid out. POW, value right there. Jay-Z once said "men lie, women lie, numbers don't". This statement has been the business model, as quiet as it is kept, for many successful entrepreneurs. If you saw this site had 1 million friends on Facebook, chances are you would be beating our email to death with music, press kits, and more completely uninterested in the fact that maybe we just won't listen, or furthermore that you just won't receive as much value as the brand you are shopping to.
Up to this point, we actually shed light on some positive outlooks on Facebook. Now, lets look at the other side. King Jaffi, with his 4,497 friends, well, each one of those friends have no less than 1,000 friends of their own. Works in your favor right? Wrong! The more friends a person has the less space your post are able to be viewed. Great way for Facebook to capitalize. Like with any website, changes can be made behind the scenes. For example, if I wanted, I could make it whereas the only post someone sees is King Jaffi. Now that would be amazing for King Jaffi because at that very moment all 4,497 friends are talking about him. That's not the case. When King Jaffi makes a post, there are 999 other people making a post per friend King Jaffi has. In retrospect King Jaffi is not just competing with the industry in the mainstream, he is competing for a chance to be heard over someone's life long friend, or party promoter, DJ, or now, as it has become the norm, MAJOR CORPORATIONS. King Jaffi is competing with 4,492,503 other people. Can you imagine if all of you were in one room? Now tell me everyone is going to listen to an unsigned rapper from Brooklyn because he said his video is fire. NOT GONNA HAPPEN.
What you are seeing occur is a monopoly. Facebook has become so big it becomes less effective for unsigned artist to market. In the real world, artist handing out their CD on 42nd street in New York, or the strip in Las Vegas, or the Broadwalk in AC, are only competing against other artist. Artist handing out their video on Facebook are competing against the likes of Dove soap, Ford Motor Trend, Dog lovers who still bash Michael Vick. Get the picture now?
Just how can you fix this problem? Simple, do not forget about grassroots marketing. When they say build a fan base, they are referring to, in most cases, actual humans who will gather in one place at ONE time. Yes, you have 50,000 likes but, how spread out are those likes, It does not help if you only have 15,000 in the United States, and about 12 are actually from your own neighborhood. Grassroots marketing is what TheMicBooth.com specializes in. Because we are a service provider, we can afford to be a boutique firm and not really worry about Facebook likes as our real clients has something more important than likes, MONEY. Willing to spend on their careers. Willing to be guided in the right direction. Willing to invest in real stats and opportunities instead of looking for the easiest way to get "poppin". We know how to change the direction of your career for the better, and with a REAL budget we will. Most important, you have to actually know how to perform, write, rap, sing, dance, or whatever it is you do, well.
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