The Daily Word Vol. 6: Recognition

The Word of the Day is

“Recognition”

This word is not hard to define its the actual process of creating the recognition that is the challenge. As an artist, there are so many ways to create publicity for yourself whether its in the streets handing out free music, posting flyers/promo cards on poles, or doing shows. The most resourceful way is hitting the net and creating publicity through dropping tracks on the major HipHop sites, Blogs, and dropping free down loadable mixtapes. Still, all of these things don’t mean an artist will get bigger or gain more notoriety. Sooo..with that said, I chose the word recognition because in today’s world you really have to stand out to make the smallest dent in the industry. I believe one, you need some luck, two you need to have faith in God, and three, you need to have your own niche. That can be introducing a new hairstyle, new fashion, new form of music, different stage show, swagger, and most of all Business sense. If an artist can gain two of the things I mentioned, you should see your name start to rise in the ranks. Now, this is only my opinion, but I have the stage show, business sense and somewhat different music to say I have made alot of progress in the 4 1/2 years I have been taking Hip-Hop serious. Though, I chose music as my platform for gaining recognition, I know there are millions of people in different situations where gaining recognition is a valuable asset.

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The Daily Word Vol. 5: Judgment

The Word of the day is

“Judgment”

Do you remember that Atari game called Pitfall? The graphics were simple and it didn’t look to hard to beat. The music business looks that way to the average person, but those on the inside, haaaa, I said that like its some secret society or something. Anyways those who seek to be successful in the music business know there are plenty of snakes in the game to cause an artist to go off the deep end. Sooo…as I set that up, that brings in the word of day “Judgment.” This word can be tricky because it involves a decision either made through a life experience or your just acting on instinct. Since there is no blueprint on how to make it in the music industry like these crooks on the internet say, you have to exercise a little “Trial and Error” Tadahhhhhh!!!! Bottom line, we are put in so many situations where judgment comes into play whether its big or small. We just have to believe God will handle it, be confident, and stick the script of our final decision. Mannnn that seems simple, but hey on the real have a Happy Thanksgiving and I will try to drop something quick for the early birds tomorrow, PEACE!!!

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The Daily Word Vol. 4-Perseverance

The Word of the day is

“Perseverance”

Do you think your ready for the ups and downs life, and if your an artist, the music industry will bring you? I ask this question because there are so many snakes on both sides of the tracks that you better rebound like your coming out of a bad relationship. You know that saying “Only the strong will survive?” Well, though its cliche’ it is so true. Think of how many times you lost a job,  someone less qualified gets promoted before you, an artist with less talent is on a major label or even somone who only has one hit sells more records then your crtically acclaimed album. Well, situations like the one’s I mentioned force someone to either break or exercise some PERSEVERANCE!!!! There are tons of examples I could throw out there, but everyone in this world is going through there own struggles in which they must decide the outcome. I will say this, if you quit and don’t push through the hard times to reach your dream, its the same as giving up or having your spirit broke. Sooo….I ask everyone who reads this, “Dig down deep and find the will power to break through life’s many roadblocks.”

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The Daily Word Vol. 3: Perception

The Word of the day is

“Perception”

Whether your a signed or unsigned artist, perception and professionalism should be apart of your daily persona. I think it was 2 years ago when my brother told me, “Hey, even if you haven’t made it yet, you have to look like you have.” Man, was that statement true because we live in such a materialistic world that the average business man or associate will definitely take you more serious if they percieve your about something. I know it sucks, but u wouldn’t go to work looking like a bum and artists need to treat there craft the same. When you go out be aware of your image now; that way when you blow the tranisition will be alot easier. Also, this is the entertainment business where once a persons image slips, there career seems to follow. Its unfortuante, but perception can be your best friend if you can pull it off and no I’m not saying it like you have to trick people. If your an artist with true ambition to make it you will make sure the public perceives you as someone to pay attention to. Maybe one day you’ll have the paparazzi  knocking on your door, car, studio and anything else they can squeeze into.

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The Daily Word Vol. 2: Determination

The Word of the day is

“Determination”

Do you Posses that extra hunger, angry, strength, and courage to make it in this business? Well, you better because this game is a rat race, so there’s no room for slackers. Everyday I rag my brain thinking of new networking and promotion techniques to out think friends and even opponents. When I work out for an hour and a half 3 to 4 times a week, I am looking to be healthier, stronger, and more focused then the next man. Besides that, I want to be one of the, if not the best performer in the world someday. The things I want to do on stage take alot of stamina, so I push myself and pretty much train like I’m playing my old love; “Football.” See, I think that’s where I learned my determination, but then again I always had a drive to be successful like my brother. All in all, I have my parents to think the most because being an army brat, (which I wasn’t, figure of speech I know, I know, just get back to the blog, my bad) you really had to be determined to find balance in moving every two years, making new friends, proving yourself in sports, and most of all school. In closing I will say this, determination is not something I believe your born with; I think the journey to find your place in this world should have you determined enough!!!

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The Daily Word Vol. 1: Bloggers

The Word of the day is

“Bloggers”

If your a musician or have aspirations to make it big in the entertainment field, you have to become friends with these bloggers out here. They are regular people just like you and I, but they love to spread news and talk about Celebrity Gossip, HipHop, Current events and alot more. I’m friends with numerous bloggers around the net and because I do HipHop I reach out to the one’s cover that particular genre. Some have hit me up, others I find on my own, but its truly like the cliche’ phrase your looking for “A needle in the hay stack.” Still, I don’t limit myself and I have managed to become friends with bloggers in Russia, Japan, Australia, Sweden and more. People, we have to utilize the internet, its no holds barred, no boundaries, a networking device that is only going to get larger as we feed it information. Hell, start your own blog on here or the well know sites wordpress.org and blogger.com Hey, I’ll send u some music, videos, and news if you hit the blogging circuit.

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