To every one
hey doggs whats the happs.check this, i need some info see me and my dog we do'n' this emcee thing right. but see we got beats and shit right, we just don't know were to go, like hit up the underground raido or like clubs or like companys see we stuck cuss we want it to be are own but we aint got all canecks right so how do we do this any info is good man. peace
If you don't feel good about giving away copies of your tape put together a sampler cassette and give it away. Maybe a 5 minute tape with 20-30 second samples of songs. Let em know where to buy it on the tape itself so that if they like it they can scoop it up.
That was some good advice,,,it might be a good idea to give away some tapes first ( no charge- because then cats wont be so reluctant to pick it up, everybody will take it if its free) to see the response,, because then you will find outif heads in your area are feelin your movement.
Yo, if I understand you correctly, you have beats and rhymes and want to get put on or want to put yourselves on, right? If so, put some chips together and rent out a little place somewhere heads can come over and chill, make flyers and call it a hip hop event. Have some other cats perform, charge $2.00 a head, sell water (don't fuck yourselves by selling liquor), make some tapes, put a table by the entrance with your tapes on it, sell your tapes for "a donation". See how that goes, if you are lucky and it goes well, start making vynil, do the same shit, sell tapes and vynil, get a hold of some record pools and send your records to them, hope some DJs pick them up and play them at their clubs. I'm not saying I know all the shit there is to know about this game, so if I come off as a know it all, excuse me; I'm just trying to help. I've done this before, most of the people I know did something similar to this and it has worked for them, a crew I worked with three years ago funded their album by doing similar shit. A record label won't fuck with you if you're no one and that's a fucking fact, make noise locally and then A&Rs will start to pay attention. If all goes well and your group is the next big shit in Hip Hop, you won't need a loan from a label and will start your own independent movement. Hope this helps, and everyone else, pitch in instead of getting into discussions about who's wack, who dissed, who called me out, etc. etc., that shit is tired.