Now-a-days this game is all about who you know and a little of what you know. So with that in mind it is always important to do your research when networking also this will save you time and effort for those that are full of BS. Do-Not be fooled by the glitz and glamor most of the important cats are NOT wearing a ton of bling nor do they talk loud they are usually the one on the phone in the corner conducting business.
These are the ones making the executive decisions and are watching you closely so don't mess your self up treating them like a**holes because these are the ones that can give you that desired break you been looking for keep in mind when you shop your music to an artist in the same field your giving it to a future competitor and who gonna put you on to take his/her place (Think About It!)
With that said it always speaks volume when you find out who your dealing with because the biggest and greatest topic you could talk to any person about is them! Be blessed and have a great day! For more tips like this check out www.moneynmusic.blogspot.com and "The Money & Music Show" every Monday 7pm EST on BlogTalkRadio www.blogtalkradio.com/cool-vs-rated-next also join www.trunkhustlers.com for more tips, news, events and where you can network with industry movers & shakers!
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Cool V industry Tip#
New artists PLEASE stop imposing in peoples emails, FB, twitter with dropping your music with no introduction its a waste of time and your spamming start by introducing yourself and please do your research of the people you want to reach you wouldn't go for a job interview with no knowledge of the company... or brand so why would you do this in the music business (Note: key word Business!)
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Monday, June 28, 2010
What's Crack'n People!
1st I'd like to say once again "Thank You" Aaron for being ahead of the curve and creating that Boondocks episode that just shed light on a subject we all know but still ignore. It's not about a Black or White thing that's what the industry perpetuates and what they want us to believe its a reprogram thing. That's what this great nation have been doing for years. Why? Because an educated consumer is a "SMART CONSUMER"! It's a shame we buy into it every time BET or MTV (Or any station) says something like: Your fat if your over 110 pounds! We buy into it just about every woman will try to kill herself to make herself become that weight! Another example would be (Crazy But True) If a commercial said New studies show that you need 3 phones to communicate most consumers would kill ourselves trying to get those three phones before they even ask the question who did the survey or study and why? You get the point? Now your probably saying ok we know this but why do I think BET is exploiting us? Well it's simple because they are!! If you just pay attention to programming these days it's self explanatory you don't see educated kids watching BET (sad but true) they watch the Discovery Channel or CNN (But that's another story within itself lol)
People I ask again can you "Please" inform me of the educational shows this channel produces? Also inform me about what movements if any have they started which truly give back to the black community? Ever time there was a educated brother or sister or otherwise who had a show on BET it lasted for no longer than 3 seconds and *poof* it was gone! Brother Jeff, Teen Summit hell the news was taken off "THE BLACK NEWS PEOPLE!!!!!!" So what does that leave you with? The answer is reality shows, video shows and comedies.(Man that's gonna help us grow! (SMH) What's funny is even the only surreal show they had that was halfway real was one exploiting our Drug lords which glorified it rather than showing the true tragedies of these people and why you DON'T want to go down this path. The examples showed how they acquired amazing amounts of cash or how they had this many famous friends. This was the message most of this generation paid attention and came to the conclusion that the successes far out weighed the bad. It also showed our teens what mistakes these kingpins made so that they could try to avoid them.
Now I ask once more what value do this channel bring to the table besides promoting new music or sports? The only time BET is interested in something is when they can make a profit off of it. It's like last night when we seen the award show but did you notice one thing Note: Teddy Pendergrass just died where was his tribute? What about Roger Troutmans the man truly responsible for the sound of today's music? Hymm I smell BS!!! How about when your gonna pay homage to an artist and give a tribute please get a artist who can at lease capture the essence of that artist! The look on Prince face priceless!!!! However Alicia Keys did a great job so did Patti (Thanks for bringing it home ladies) Now if that wasn't bad enough did you notice the emphasis on John Legends humanitarian award was short no info on supporting his cause also why did give the teacher a 60 second slot? Her section was faster than a Taco Bell drive threw and only 10 thousand dollars? that's NOT even 1/4th of the cost of a BET ad! Cmon son (like Ed Lover would say!) But it's because we support and endorse BS is why this cycle continues. We have become a generation of buffoonery (See Tyler Perry) if we are so concerned about our kids future we have gots to do a better job investing in it.
The solution is demand better programming stop supporting BS and more importantly watch what you support and co-sign if everyone jumped off a bridge would you? If your answer was No....Then why are we doing this NOW peoples!!
Stay strong educated not and informed NOT programmed its our job for TV to be catered to us NOT the other way around otherwise who's watching who? Think about it! Be blessed and remember ignorance has NOT a color racism does so stop blaming TV OR OTHER PEOPLE GOD has given us the power over our own minds and limbs. Let's stop supporting or feeding into perpetuous cycles that keeps us grounded because we all where made to fly!
I LOVE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!
The Industry Insomniac!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I never thought I would be the one complaining about the future or anyone in general because that's NEVER been my style those that truly know me know that I'm a upbeat positive cat who is full of energy and loves life and to have fun. Now as of lately I have been seeing some real Bitchassness going on that we as a whole have been co-signing. Cats wearing spandex with nipple rings dancing like girls (Stankyleg) also niggas crying every minute like they took hormone pills for no reason.
I even had a conversation with a homies complaining about the opposite sex about relationships yet the only thing they are interested in is the sex or what type of car he/she drives and not what they can do for each other but what can he/she do for me! Last time I checked relationships was a two way street who the hell posted all these one way signs? ( I didn't get that memo) Also If you think this is just regarding peoples personal life "THINK AGAIN") These actions have transcended into the way we do business. I thought business was an exchange of goods or services when did business become "What Can You Do For Me?" NOT "What Can We Do For Each Other" we have also gained a whole lot of cold hearted individuals who are lashing their fury on unexpected people because of a past relationship now EVERY MAN/WOMAN has to feel the wrath of Mr or Misses Asshole!
I say shame on you because if you judge everyone on the same scale you get what you deserve treat others how you want to be treated simple and plain also If someones a ass move on!!!!!!! I am so sick and tired of hearing men and women complaining about some BS if you know that persons no good move on! It has also become a generation of disloyalty, unfaithfulness, unrealness and just straight once again bitchassness How is a parent gonna be jealous of his/her own daughter or son "GROW THE F@CK UP PEOPLE!" Also ladies all men are NOT created dogs that process is made the same goes for you men. If you look to sniff ass you get ass period! Most of us have this moses complex Imma change him or her If they show you their true colors and its in the red "MOVE ON!" Life's to short to except bullshit fake friends disloyal family members etc..
How many people have you heard get burned by their family or peers and be like but that's my blood or I've known him or her for 15 or whatever amount of years? Well my theory is my family is those that love me & care about my well being and NO sometimes blood ain't thicker than water! (Notice the word sometimes) Also what's with this generation where we have become racist & sexist don't believe me just listen to people talk for a day and you'll be surprised what you hear if you truly listen. GOD created us all EQUAL their is no bad race just bad people period take a lesson in history because the facts don't lie haven't we learned from slavery or the holocaust or from examples like Ghandi, Martin Luther King (Since everyone loves that example) Malcolm X ETC... What most people don't realize is in the end they all shared something in common and that is that "PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE!" ( Besides when was the last time you seen infants being racists that's a LEARNED process!)
People we have lost our way I think that part of that reason is we are trying to over compensate sometimes for what we didn't have when we where kids. Also television has played a big part of this whole phenomenon as well. For example WDF talent do Kim Kardasian or Tila Tequila have that is worthy of a TV show also the Stallions (Don't care about the botty boys names) or I love New York (Tiffany) I can see a hood rat at any corner store. Man tell me peoples I missed that memo but it's crazy how some people are still following these trends and actually finding these idiots entertaining. (WDF?)
Any-who that's my two cents give me yours below & let me know If you Think that this a Bitch ass generation or what? Let me know!
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
COOL V PRESENTS - ANOTHER "RATED NEXT" MUSIC SOUNDBITE FROM "COOL V" & "DJ OMEN" (DON'T WORRY WE RETURN LIVE VIA BLOGTALK JULY 5TH!)
Here's some music to keep you rocking till we return to blogtalk July 5th with a "BANG!" we hope you enjoy! Just copy & paste http://www.zshare.net/audio/775007751c7b07ea/ in your url browser and sit back and enjoy! Stay Tuned!!!!!
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
COOL V - PRESENTS "INDEPENDENCE DAY" DEATH 2 THE INDEPENT ARTIST & LABELS (A MUST READ THIS IS FOR YOUR CONCERN!)
"Attention Artists!" I have heard you complain about paying a dee jay $20 to $50 to help push your record well guess what? Now the industry is fighting back you say screw the labels and radio stations now the powers that be now say "YOU'RE DONE!" (Your time is up!) artists you will kiss the ground that the old DJ, publicist or promoter who gave you or your as well as the chance yet missed all because you didn't want to do a drop to or pay or co-promote yourself (by reposting that article radio show or whatever platform that that gave you. NO MORE people are fed up with the disrespectful attitudes and neglect and now saying basically FORGET the independents! Now this will be across the board but was actually created for Urban music due to the way we have been conducting business as of lately.
When did you artists get the nerve to charge DJ's or radio stations for promotional visits after they broke your record? ( I missed that memo but you'll pay Viacom Thousand who will play your sh@ only once shame on YOU!!) This is just one of the reasons another reason is the lack of respect saying with artists saying excuse my french but the F word to the Dj's (See Here) then to add insult on injury not wanting to give drops or showing up to interviews high as hell and not even promoting the same show your gonna be on. Well like I said the industry is getting fed up this will NO LONGER BE TOLERATED! Now for all of you that think this its a joke see "here".
Now if that didn't wake you up dig this Howard Stern & David Letterman buys labels see here for David Letterman & here for Ellen De Genereres label and this is becoming a trend. Now what does that means for you the independent why would I if im a corporate brand invest in you with your maybe if your hustling hard 50+ myspace twitter followers when I can invest in a household name with millions of fans? Hymmmmmmm see GOD don't like ugly and just when we get full of ourselves he administers a good old fashion reminder that basically says I built you up I can tear you down so don't forget where you came from! (See Here)
You have got to do better its not how much you have but the effort you put out! Let's 1st start by respecting around you that help daily also those you need to help break your record you can start by NOT coming at sideways or like they are idiots telling them your the flyest thing since slice bread when no one outside your block or city has ever heard of you!( Just see Micheal Jackson & Prince who are world-wide icons who are still promoted their brand! ) Secondly less is more!!! Let your work do the talking (Stop Over doing this swag shit confidence is great but action speak louder than words) trust me a industry vet can smell a imposter mile away. Another point is respect his/her time start by properly introducing yourself remember your in the music business for example:
Good morning/Afternoon/evening (or whenever) Mr/Ms _________________________
I have done my research (AND MORE IMPORTANTLY PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!!)and it has come to my attention you are the person I need to speak with I know you probably receive a lot of mail so I'm going to get right to the point. I would like to work with you I don't have a huge budget but I have _____ what can be done if anything for that price also I am willing to do trade promote your brand , pass out flyers or even intern to secure your services. I understand that your about your business and I want to show you I value you as I hope you will do once you've gotten a chance to review my music, one-sheet, video and/or E.P.K once again thank you for your time and the opportunity to network with you.
Let's speak again soon what is a good time and what is the best way to contact you?
Now that will increase your chances immensely its not what you do but how you do it nor what you say but how that message is being conveyed. This has been a Cool V 411 and some real talk please take heed. Stay humble invest in yourself because if you don't why should others. Stop looking for handouts and acting like the world owe you something you don't go into pizza hut or corporate America with that attitude you shouldn't come into this business (The Key Word Business)with it either!
I wish you all the best and ONLY YOU can make a difference people give me feedback on this one!!
Monday, June 21, 2010
COOL V PRESENTS - WDF MOMENT BOOFONARY AT ITS FINEST (SMH WE GOT'S TO DO BETTER GIVE ME FEEDBACK PEOPLES!
1st I would like to thank "Aarron Mcgruder" for saying what myself and other people who support true art over BS. I have never been sold on the "Tyler Perry" Nigg-a-tree which have been fed to us for the past couple years and who elected him as the national spokes person for the black family? This is the type of sh@t that perpetuates stereotypes and racism yet we support it 100% because....... He's a christian and he's a black man, Right? Wrong if you follow history so was Jim Jones, Bush was supposed to be a christian look at the results of the war and the list goes on this country and slavery were founded on those same principles.
Now let's think back why have we been letting BS get a pass case in point OJ Simpson who clearly had issues but because he was black we gave him a pass. R Kelly because he made good music we neglected his issues and overlooked him being a pedophile and peeing on little girls! What about Karrine Steffans the poster child for hoes who not only wrote a book and broke up countless marriages but followed up with a how to guide and she because a superstar of it the same applies to Ray J & Kim Kardashian WDF are we thinking and supporting? We are getting way out of hand peoples!
I am NOT here to pass judgement on Tyler Perry or one particular person because I'm far from perfect but the only difference is I'm not using GOD as a branding tool to co-sign my BS. You can support ignorance if you wish but all I have to say is don't get mad the next time your stereotyped by police co-workers etc because of this crap that perpetuates it and racism. It has made being ignorant the norm, well I for one will have to blow the unofficial whistle on this crap!
But don't take my word for it check the videos below and judge for yourself give me feedback peoples!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
COOL V PRESENTS - SEXY IN STL NEW COMMERCIAL FOR CONTEST (LADIES GET @ MY HOMIES GBASSA AND LINDA *HUGS* TO GET IN NOW!!! )
I told you before that "Cory Gunz" was earcrack and it's good to finally see the world realizing what I predicted years ago! (See Older Blogs also www.ThePeoplesChoice.info)for further proof! Any-who this young cannon kills it no matter how you look at it. This kid was destined for greatness the son of "Peter Gunz" nephew to "Lord Tariq" and Godson to "Shaq" this is a True Hip Hop baby!
I love to hear a true MC make it I just pray they don't shelf the boy and I have to say Wayne is making some serious chess moves. If you had any doubt or have any questions as to why he was signed see for yourself why he's Got my official whistle and NEXT!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sorry Peoples "Wild Wednesdays" show is canceled for tonight but will return in just two weeks so hold tight same bat station same bat website lol meanwhile check the soundbites I post on www.coolvsratednext.blogspot.com I would never leave you lonely!
Friday, June 11, 2010
AZ "Feel My Pain" (Clean) produced by Frank Dukes, cuts by Statik SelektahHeyAZ.com
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Promises to Change Rap Music Videos Forever
CHICAGO – In the days leading up to El Che’s June 8 release, Rhymefest continues to build anticipation for the highly anticipated LP with the announcement of Hip Hop’s first three-dimensional music video. The video, produced by veteran videographer Konee Rok, features Rhymefest and Little Brother’s Phonte for El Che’s first official single, “Say Wassup.” The first in a series of graphically groundbreaking videos, “Say Wassup” is predicted to change rap videos in the same light that Avatar changed motion pictures.
Following “Say Wassup,” fans can expect to see a video for every song on El Che. With the comic book themed “Chicago,” and the Merry Melodies inspired “Give It To Me” already buzzing online, Rhymefest promises to deliver more visual gems with “Prosperity,” “City is Falling,” and “Talk My S**t” hitting the net soon. According to Rhymefest, “because my fans have been so patient with El Che, I want to give them things they’ve never seen or heard before. That’s what makes El Che revolutionary on multiple levels.”
In addition to the world class visuals that will accompany El Che, Rhymefest’s label, dN|Be Entertainment, also recently announced that a limited quantity of red cassettes will be released for the album. Dubbed the “Red Tape,” the cassette will feature all 16 tracks from Rhymefest’s long awaited sophomore effort. As well, a transparent, prison-safe cassette will also be released for El Che. The clear cassettes will feature no screws and are approved for usage by inmates in most prisons.
With El Che already receiving an XL review from XXL and an 8/10 from Spin Magazine, the momentum for the project continues to build as Rhymefest releases goodies like the collector’s edition “Red Tape” and the 3D video for “Say Wassup.” Rhymefest vows to drop more El Che exclusives on the interactive website ElCheTheMovement.com.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
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Check out ya boy boy @coolvsratednext with model @kimmikennedy on swagger radio tonight 11:20 pm we going in call up peoples 646-716-6443when Kimmi & Cool V's on deck = Trouble haha Tune in!