F_ck You: Indie Rapper / Street Peddler

FU Segment

Now I know I was suppose to start last week but were going to say F_ck Pardon Me Duke and then move forward. So Fuck You PMD, your blog is wack. So one day I’m walking down Broadway coming from lunch and this dude is like “You Like Hip Hop”. I simply refused cause I didn’t have the money or the time to stop and get the CD. As I walked away he said “No Autographs later, I remember faces”. I looked back and laughed and went on my way. That was about three months ago. The other day as I walked down 5th ave and 43rd a group of dude crowded the rush hour corner getting in front of people trying to push there music. Three things come to mind: 1. You’re Wack, 2. No One Knows You, 3. Ever Heard Of The Internet?.

I know tons of people that rap. Everyday I’m working with someone who wants to design a cover or have me post there “new heat”. My problem with you the street seller is the simple fact that most of you have not mastered the salesman 101 guidebook. As a salesman you must first determine if you have good product or the illusion that you do. To determine this you cannot rely on your weed carrier for a thumbs up. His job is strictly to cosign and boost your ego, so therefore he’s not a real opinion. Try setting up Myspace, Facebook, Imeem, YouTube, accounts and get your product on the real testing ground…it’s called the internet. Chances are the millions of people online who are ready willing and able to yay or nay are more reliable than someone who can’t afford there own sour (Owww Owww!!!).

Rule number two from the guidebook is presentation. Lord knows that even if you put sugar on shit, it comes off more appealing (well maybe in Sweden). Most of the time the street peddler doesn’t even take the time to find a graphic artist to design a cover. Note to you indie rat bastards, this is NOT a good cover. Try googling words like graphic design, mixtape design and such. When you see something that doesn’t look like this your ready. Give you a freebie, check out the dude Shake, his design team is sick.

Number three is the most important one, talent. Most likely you’re it, you don’t have what it takes. If you did maybe you wouldn’t be harassing people coming from a hard day of work to buy a CD. What you need to do is simple, test the waters see your response. As much as it suck that DJ’s are into payola and stuff you can get the greatest DJ for free…the net. I wont stress how simple of an answer this place is for you to get international exposure. Get to know your fellow bloggers, more than likley they’ll post itand give you a little write. Soon you’ll see a few blogs posting your shit and you’ll be Charles Hamilton.


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5 Responses to “F_ck You: Indie Rapper / Street Peddler”

  1. Client 9 Says:
    September 22nd, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    cosign.. That goes for those fuggin 30 year old candy selling/basketball ninjas.

  2. NativeAmericanIndianX Says:
    September 22nd, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Word…”i could be in your pockets right now but instead i’m trying to support myself in a legit way” although that maybe true, thats not much of a consolation. Is there no other hustle??

  3. S. Mathis Says:
    September 22nd, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    …my usual reaction is “fuck you try it” in my head @ NATIVE

  4. napps126 Says:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    I totally agree.
    I do a Local Wednesday at my blog every week.
    And I gotta deal with dudes that got no talent and no presentation.
    it’s crazy lol

    Soulja boy was smart and went hard on the internet.

  5. dairy Says:
    September 24th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    love the hate week logo. i wish it moved down the page like an ad. but then i’d get upset and never come here again.

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