You have the dopest blog!! I love it!! Can I pls send you some music? –sorry, couldn’t resist (ps, don’t worry, I have no music to send, but I do dig the blog! )
But one thing is for certain that situation is purely give and take, bloggers pay more attention to artists other bloggers are talking about (not you just in general). I only send music to blogs that I read. But its much harder to build relationships via email as well. It often feels like no one wants to be the guy who truly breaks new artists, a lot of bloggers just like rappers have the end goal of being the next Perez Hilton or some bull shit. Hip hop is a community of give and receive we as fans, bloggers, emcees all have a responsibility to the culture. (Hope my comment was relevant I tend to ramble)
Now that’s funny!
Your comment is very relevant. You can tell from the artists I post that I don’t really give a shit about what’s popular. If I like it, I post it. I’m not sure if other bloggers pay attention to my blog or not. Other blogs run theirs like a corporation so they have to post mainstream content to get the traffic. And it works for them. Supply and demand. If it wasn’t the case, this blog would have a lot more traffic. But I’m not complaining. I do this because I love hip hop.
It made me not respond to anyone’s blog or music sale your music site for a very long time.
You only hate that if you click it & the artist is wack. Bahahhahhahahhah but it was some dope shit. It’s was good move on there part
Very true post. Being an artist I don’t believe in mass tweeting blogs, celebs or people to promote music. There is a such thing as etiquette. Something I’ve learned over the years is the importance of building relationships. Why would someone you don’t know, never spoke with, never met and you never took the time to get to know personally want to stop their day just to hear your music because you copy/paste tweeted them? Often I receive tweets from random music artists because they may see a blog or person of relevance tweeting me. And when they abruptly jump in on a conversation I let them know “Hey dude, say Hi, speak first, be genuine, build! Don’t just tweet me a link telling me to listen to your music.” A lot of these artists think it’s just ok, because when they send these mass tweets most of the times they are just ignored by the recipient. But I believe in letting people know, how else will they grow and realize their approach is all wrong. So, I totally agree with you on the annoyance of serial tweeters. But I present this question, what about the artists who genuinely try building or tweeting these blogs and they act too cool for school. It does suck that most bloggers out now rarely posts indie artists. Like you mentioned no one wants to be the one bold enough to break new artists. And that’s where my problem lies. I get that these blogs are harassed 24/7 by artists claiming to be the “dopest thing out” but there are some artists like myself who genuinely look to build relationships with blogs/individuals and these artists are sometimes treated like the serial tweeters. Genuine artists with etiquette are still out here reppin’ hip hop well. And I’m one of ‘em. What some of these follow the leader blogs continually miss is that these same main stream artists where once just “Indie Artists” until someone was bold enough to take a chance on them…. Just some words I felt impelled to share. =)
Yours truly, Pozzie “Miss Hip Hop”
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your blog is dope can I send you some music? HA….my bad it had to be said if not already.
BTW cdbaby.com promoting ya real nice. Good look
Tweets like this show laziness and lack of professionalism