Thursday, July 29, 2010
STOP- OR START THE FUCKERY?
Many of you saw this pic on my blog and said "Oh My God...". Many of you was excited kuz ima basically be gossiping on what happened, why it happened, how it happened and yo'll now know why this simple but creative Mixtape Cover had over 150 comments over the title: "Stop the Fuckery". What really happened it, it started fuckery.
In the beginning there was an idea which was laid on a cyber canvas. This canvas was then uploaded into the Facebook Cafeteria and a note (tags) passed to about 30-40 people. The message in translation, "Stop the selfishness" although it read 'Stop the Fuckery". For some reason this artwork caught my eye. Not only did the message hit a soft spot for me emotionally but the details and creativity behind it was... well... awesome. Under the picture read:
"Some of these NC MC's need too support other MC's and DJ and STOP THE FUCKERY. If this is a so called MOVEMENT then everyone need too be working on the same goal and make it not just yourself but so everyone get put on and that's real LOYALTY for NC. To many selfish azz cats and when you do that dumb shit its going too bite you in the azz. (STOP THE FUCKERY THE MIXTAPE)"
Before i get into what happened and what was said first, ima break down what the fuck Jay White was saying in that statement. Im gonna put it white girl terms since im good at doin that (no offense to my white sistas, in fact WAT UP LISA!!)
*The first sentence means, "Some of you NC artist should start supporting other artists and Djs instead of just your own team". Meaning, dont be hypocritical. If you screaming its a movement and you moving the movement this and that then SHOW US. The same way a woman tells her man to "show me you love me, dont just say it", you have to show the industry you are actually supporting what you speak and not just saying it to look good."
*The second sentence meant, "If this is really a movement then that means the goal is to put NC "on" with you and not just yourself". I mean, i wrote about this "Movement Flu" when i first did this blogging http://sarcasticrenegade.blogspot.com/2010/07/movement-flu.html If you're a movement, then link up with the other movements and combine your power. Dont just look at the other side and say "fuck them, they aint paying, i can do better." That's called being selfish my friends. Sometimes you have to take risks. Everyday i take risks with artists. I charge flat rate fees too but honestly if they'll got a lil buzz, a lil potential, a nice lil edge up (lol) ill put SOMETHING together for them to help with their exposure. Any little thing counts.
*Lastly, the 3rd sentence simply concludes the 1st too. Being loyal to NC means showing support, a movement is not a movement unless its supporting one common goal. Again, read my Article on "Movement Flu". The dictionary co-signs what the fuck im saying so if you disagree then you're a selfish fucker and probably has a guilty conscience. Sorry.
::what had happened was::
I made the first comment. lol How ironic right? I didn't know it would lead to me writing about it, but like i said it did hit me emotionally. Why? Because im the member of the "team" that's the, philosophically speaking, "backbone" of the "great artist". I do the work that's extends their exposure beyond the writing and studio sessions, beyond the performances and beyond the event appearances. Besides assisting in bookings and an artists' public relations, i (along with my team, Wet Set) plan the campaigns for the mixtape, book the photo shoots, book the showcases, promote every event the artists are performing at, etc etc. No, im not complaining, i can quit anytime but i havent kuz although there are many ungrateful and unappreciative artists that whine and complain worried about what the next man is doing, it still love doing it. Cant help it. So when i first read the title it caused me to comment. "I DONT THINK THEY HEARD YOU JAY!! lol" is all i said. Just being my silly sarcasticly joking 'self. I knew they heard him, but i wanted them to read it closely. And they did.
Next thing i know someone come in with this deep, heart felt comment about how they aint "gettin no shine" and how they mad at how other artists wont reach out. While reading this i started to go out find my lost violin from the 4th grade, then break open my bottle of white wine from 1998 and get some cheese off the last change from my mommas food stamp card so i could read the rest. I mean seriously? Now, i wont mention this artist name because when i catch people being ignorant, hypocritical or lying i call them out and i always have proof. Lol Ill just say they left a long ass comment basically speakin on personal emotions about their career blah blah. The thing that made me most upset is that they commented earlier with this line, "Criticize one person in that squad, get blacklisted." HOLD UP! what u mean bruh bruh? If you cant take criticism, this is NOT the Industry for you. I wrote about criticism also, click here http://sarcasticrenegade.blogspot.com/2010/07/if-you-cant-take-heat-dont-ask-me-for.html So this artist is sayin that if i go to his "squad" and say "hey, i dnt like how u make beats" im blacklisted and he wont fuck with me no more. THAT'S FUCKERY.
Of course i went in on them, praised Jay White and the previous comments, but ya girl mos def went in on them. He came in with more FUCKERY talkin bout its 'too many rap cliches". When has Hip Hop NOT had rap cliches. Wasn't hip hop founded within one? Maybe im dumb... SIKE! Fuck that. I research shit for no reason all the time. I might hit yall with some sex help one day just because i can or some religion jsut because i read shit all the time. Anyways, this person eventually shut the fuck up b/c he made it seem like he was talkin about someone but when was asked they said they were speaking on observations from the news feed of that day. what u mean bruh bruh? From the News Feed? So u speaking from some Facebook shit? THAT'S FUCKERY.
All this was just Day 1. July 26. The next day was your basic commenting and everybody shouting out the team behind the work. DJ B-Ski, Jay White and Xclusive Inc. Jay, B-Ski and Carolina Blew did alot of explaining on the title and made it known they appreciated everyone's opinions but stop the fuckery. I said no more. We all thought it was the end.
Day 2 that morning was just a bunch of 'Everybody Workin" and "Loopy" comments, some networking and praises. Then BAM somebody else threw in their two cents before the afternoon got in good. Within 30 fuckin minutes their were 5 comments of FUCKERY. 3 guys who decided they was gonna talk shit about artists who worked with established artists and "thought they was on", then started name droppin, tryna damage Bettie Grind name and then a dude ranting about somebody to "tell him names". I mean, im not saying their names simply i refuse to give them any publicity. They dont deserve my fingers to type their names b/c their comments were as ignorant as ignorant can get. I mean serious? The title read "Stop the Fuckery" and you come in talkin bout "say names! say names! dont hide behind the computer!" Lol. Where did that come from? They got hype for no reason. Its a proven fact that when someone saids something, whether its being sarcastic or critical, and you get angered by it, that you're guilty for something. If you feel that someone was talkin bout you, you go to that person directly. Thats the mature thing to do. Its called being the BIGGER PERSON.
Then you know i came in with my opinion just kuz i wanted to know wat they was talkin bout and i tried to make sense of what a movement was about. Here's what i said (someone please comment and tell me where i was wrong in what i said)
" it aint bout callin names. lol wats that gonna do? nothing. start controversy. u gotta read this whole comment feed. Its about nobody in particular. the only name said was Bettie Grind by J Face kuz Bettie charge. & i mean maybe Bettie feel like his name is a brand. maybe he feel like since he do it for a living, since his name bring people, maybe feel like he cant just do a track w/ any and everybody. on another note, like Shelly D said, 'we need unity & smart moves'. if u aint workin & aint grindin 2 get ur name out, u cant expect to wait arnd waitin for a handout & when u do decide 2 stop waitin arnd, ask for a link up, if they charge u, u cant get mad. this a business. this is someone career. everything aint free. u cant get mad at that man for wantin 2 charge. he wrked hard 2 get that name. i dnt evn promote for Bettie. Never promoted for him but i do knw he invested in himself numerous times. alot of yall artists need to build up a team & stop tryna do everything by urself. stop being cocky tryin be the hottest... "
I feel like i didnt say anything wrong. But then, this is wat was said back to me, and THIS is why i decided to officially write about this and why it upset me,
"LOL FIRST OFF TIA I FEEL YA BUT WUT MAKE U THINK I DONT HAVE I TEAM? BECAUSE I DONT USE THE SAME PEOPLE U THEY DO! PLEASE LOOK MY TEAM IS DEEPER THEN U THINK AN STRONGER THAN U THINK! JUST LIKE THE COVER SAY STOP THE FUCKERY! ALOT OF PEOPLE TALKING AINT FROM THE KAK, TIA U ARE FROM KENTUKY NOT FROM CAROLINA! SHOW ME SOME PAPERWORK, AS FAR AS BEING COCKY U NEED TO TELL THAT TO SOME OF THE ARTIST U WORK FOR HUH! I FUCK WIT REAL PEOPLE WHO KNOW A REAL ARTIST WHEN THEY SEE ONE AN PEOPLE WHO HAVE BROKE AN ARTIST BEFORE FOR REAL FOR REAL. NO ONLINE PLAY PLAY SHIT! IM IN THE STREETS KEEP THINKING THE NET WILL SAVE U ANBODY CAN PUSH A BOTTOM BUT IT TAKE A REAL PERSON TO GO GET IT YOU DIG! BEFORE U TALK ABOUT A BOSS GOOGLE ME FIRST!"
Now, this person obviously thought i was talkin directly to him the whole time. lol SMDH. No silly rabbit. What made me mad was he told me, he told ME, that im not from Carolina. THAT'S FUCKERY. How is he gon tell me where IM from. Then told me to SHOW HIM PAPERWORK.
Let me tell everybody something. It aint where you from, its where you AT! Im a Navy Brat and my profile say my hometown if from Kentucky kuz thats where i did all my 1sts. From 1st kiss to 1st rap CD (Mystikal's "Unpredictable" lol). I was conceived in San Diego but born in Beaufort County NC April '86 at 4:31am. I left NC after 7 months and bounced around this world from the states to Europe and moved almost every 2 years. KY was the 1st place we stayed for more than 2 years. I lived there for 8 years. I been in NC for fuckin 10 years. I feel like since a bitch graduated here and can claim a decade, i can love Carolina just like everyone else love Carolina. I love Carolina but loving her dont make me a lesbo and dont mean i cant represent my respect for this Bible belt state. It was pure fuckery. Yea. Maybe i shouldve just kept my mouth shut- c'mon, look who you readin from. Its in my nature to speak my mind. I do know one thing, nothing that i said, deserved that. I sent this person a email by the way. You know, keepin it real, tryna find out why he came at me like that. I got a response about 3 days later, ill share that message later.
The rest of July 27, comment after comment just kept coming in. I started to un-tag myself just because of all the notifications. Then it started right back up EARLY around 1am. A good day couldnt even get by without some artist taking something personal. Another artist asking for names like it was gonnna make a difference. MORE FUCKERY.
Day 3 continued from like 1:30am until 2:44am. This time 2 artists going in on each other worse than me and the rapper tryna beef with me. UGH! FUCKERY. Yall know yall couldve just called each other. Have respect for everyone else tagged. That's wat i did i called my "opponent" lol. It ended with me hanging up on him lol but i at least called. Let me note that this guy didn't answer when i did call, he was too busy involving a 3rd party before he called me back. What is this high school? You gotta snitch to my boss and get me in trouble. Business is business, personal is personal. You took it way too far and i know you reading this.
Nikki Nicole had to come in a 2nd time, even Shelly B came in, trying end it all. It took 3 females before this shit calmed down. (I love my NC ladies!! yay)
There will not be any successful movements in NC unless all the movements combine for one big movement to just support everybody. We all got to take steps. We al have to reach out. There's more to Carolina than just Charlotte and Raleigh. The Everybody Workin/ MoonCriketz movement is here in 252. Rocky Mount/ Greenville. There's a Loopy/FAMM movement in the 919. WE LINKED UP! It wasnt hard to do neither. No beef, no problems. i promote they shit, they promote mine. We got collaborations going on, its a beautiful thing. This is just one step. The goal is for everybody to be workin and linking up. Not tryna outdo the next person. You cant claim your own credit, credit is giving. Until NC is "PUT ON", there is no official movement, no one to claim to they did it kuz it hasnt been done yet.
Nikki Nicole and DJ Ike Gda are puttin together a "Carolina We Stand, Divided We Fall" mixtape together. Deadline is Aug 6 to submit mp3 only to email@example.com
Manifest and DJ Krush are puttin together 3rd Quarter mixtape. Submit mp3 only to firstname.lastname@example.org
I along with DJ B-Ski are accepting music with donations for the 1st Annual National Poetry Awards (on Aug 21 in Raleigh). Make history with us and email email@example.com
I love you all!!
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