BITCHES IN THE INDUSTRY BY: LADY PHOENIX (MS NOT SO LADY LIKE)
HAVEN’T BEEN HERE LONG BUT I LEARNED A LOT IN MY SHORT JOURNEY. ONE THING THAT WILL ALWAYS BOTHER ME IS WHY A WOMAN IN THE INDUSTRY HAS TO BE A BITCH TO GET THE 80% OF RESPECT OF ANY TOP MALE IN THE INDUSTRY. THESE MEN WALKING AROUND HERE WITH A FAKE PORTRAIT PAINTED IN THEIR MIND LIKE THEY RUN THIS ISH BUT IF THEY DO THE RESEARCH THEY WILL FIND THAT IT’S REALLY MAINLY WOMEN THAT MAKE MANY OF THE MAJOR MOVES IN MOST RECORD LABELS OR DISTRIBUTING COMPANIES. WOMEN HAVE BEEN THE STRONG HOLD IN THE INDUSTRY FOR A LOT OF YEARS BUT HAVE RECEIVED THE DESERVE CREDIT OR HAVE YET TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AND RECEIVE THEIR REWARD. THAT IS WHY I TAKE MY HATS OFF FOR THINGS TO HONOR US SUCH AS BLACK GIRLS ROCK OR FOR RUSSEL SIMMONS SHOWING TO THE WORLD THAT HIS EMPIRE WOULDN’T RUN AS SMOOTH AS IT DOES IF IT WASN’T FOR THE WOMEN THAT BACK HIM, KEEP SHIT IN ORDER AND TAKE THE BULLSHIT FROM OTHERS SO HIS DAY CAN GO A LITTLE EASIER. WOMEN LIKE SYLVIA RHONE (who as chair and CEO of Elektra Entertainment Group) , DEIDRA FIELDS (who is CEO of ROC Promotions), LeBaron Taylor, senior vice president at Sony Music Entertainment, DENISE J. BROWN,( senior vice president, Black Music Division, Warner Brothers)-à just to name a few.THESE WOMAN ARE THE STRONG HOLDS OF THESE MAJOR COMPANIES AND THEY FAUGHT HARDER THAN ANYONE TO EARN THEIR POSITION FOR WHICH THEY HOLD BUT HALF OF THE COUNTRY EVEN KNOW THEY EXIST. WHY IS IT SO EASY FOR SOCIETY TO TAKE THEIR HATED OFF FOR A MAN WHO HAS ACHIEVE GREATNESS AND GREAT THEM WITH A, “JOB WELL DONE, YOU HAVR TRULY EARNED YOUR REWARD”. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO A WOMAN IT’S THE OH SHE SLEPT HER WAY TO THE TOP OR HER FAMILY MEMBERS MUST HAVE GOTTEN HER IN.” WHEN MEN PUT THEIR FOOT DOWN TO ENSURE THEIR COMPANY IS UP TO STANDARDS AND RECEIVING EXCELLENT TURNOVERS HE IS THE BOSS BUT WHEN A WOMAN DOES IT SHE IS A BITCH.
WELL ITS LIKE THIS IM A FEMALE COMING UP IN THIS INDUSTRY AND IF I HAVE TO DENY PETTY OFFERS OF INDECENCY, YELL SCREAM KICK GROW BALLS OF STEEL, PUT MY FOOT DOWN PUT IDIOTS IN THEIR PLACE, EXERT MY INTELLIGENCE, AND SHOW MY DETERMINATION TO MAKE ON MY FEET INSTEAD OF ON MY BACK TO EARN MY PLACE THEN ILL BE THAT BITCH TO BE A SUCCESSFUL WOMAN IN THIS INDUSTRY.
YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT I WROTE OH WELL WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE I CARE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN FIX MY FACE…..
Inspiration By Saschelle
I have made the mistake that many women tend to make, which is giving up my reality for a man’s sake. That right there is a NO, NO. I did all I could to satisfy his soul. I put myself in situations that did not make me feel whole. I sat there and set aside my wants, just to pursue his needs. All that ever did was come in between my purpose and my desires to succeed. Sometimes at night I would always talk to God, asking him to help me find myself of who I had left behind. I would look at him sleep and cry out to the stars, looking and seeking for some type of freedom away from him and the abuse that had consumed my spirit. Then one night I looked in the mirror, realizing that I deserved better and that I had to make it as a singer. It was at that point that I wiped away my tears from my crying heart. Instead of giving up, I gave my life a new start. I learned to honor my needs by respecting my own space, mind and spirit. I never gave up who I was for anyone. In closing, “sometimes in the midst of all confusion, you have to learn to peek at your own beauty and look beyond who you are to see who you are becoming.”
Thanks to SupprtTheHustle.com for giving me the chance to write thus blog. I just hope this was a message to someone out there who can relate in some way.
Frenemies by Karis Soturi
Water and oil are two entities that will always reject each other; the same law applies to friends and enemies. In spite of logical reasoning it’s still a popular notion that these two things can be blended into one. Truly speaking the science of the mind can be a very complex thing but to replace rational thinking with high sounding nonsense is outlandish and irresponsible!
It’s stated in the bible that “As iron sharpens iron a friend sharpens a friend (Proverbs 27:5).” Even during the biblical era it was a common understanding that the purpose of friendship is to engineer growth and prosperity within one another. Not to dismantle opportunities that will lead to future happiness so a simple “job well done” won’t have to be sacrificed. Yet, as a member of this postmodern society I witness this corrupted philosophy being practiced time and time again.
For the time being let’s take in consideration that friends and enemies cannot be one in the same nor can they overlap each other to create a new element. I compare this theory to fire and ice because sooner or later one will consume the other, along with the fact that the relationship will be temporary. Either the alliance will grow into a raging fire or the flames between the persons involved will have to subside. These occurrences will fall into play as if it was a law of reason and true character will be revealed. It’s inevitable that one will eventually override the other.
In other considerations, my personal perception on this issue is that you’re either for me or against me. It’s impossible to have a relationship with your enemy without seeking some kind of selfish benefit. There is a popular saying that states “keeps your friends close and your enemies closer.” The reasoning for this statement is that there is no better way to learn all your enemies’ weakness than to befriend them. Additionally, take into consideration that your enemies may not come knocking at your door with weapons of mass destruction. With this common level of understanding my question is why expose yourself to someone who may not have your best interest at heart? What profits you from sleeping in the same bed with your advisory? The answer to the previous question is usually more complex when trying to defend your blatant absurdity.
All in all to befriend someone is to love them. Although love is a very complex all on its own one thing it is not is self-centered. If someone doesn’t have your best interest at heart then it’s time to release them from your day to day agenda. Since, I assume that you want your days to be filled with people who love you.
THERES A THIN LINE.... BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE. By Lacey Monroe
Too many of our relationships end up in a Love Hate STATUS. Most of our relationships- which consist of a Guy and a Female- circulate LOVEnHATE. The Line is so thin, that in Fact its no longer eye raising. Regardless if its an intimate, business or just causal relationship- We need to know the rules of our relationships. Knowing the rules, can keep them Hate Free. I never meet people to make enemies. However at the end of the Day, you have to make sure that the relationship you are building is a benefical one. Most relationships that maintain strictly in their lane ex. Strictly Causal, 9 times out of 10 are successful relationships. And again, I stress relationships as beneficial bonds nothing more, nothing less. Define what kind of relationship your in, so the Thin Line will never be crossed.www.LaceyMonroe.blogspot.com
MUSIC CONFERENCE AND I NEED MONEY, SHOULD I GO? WHAT TO DO?…… By Lady Phoenix
Artists need to realize that there are many sharks that set up boiler room operations just like in big corporate schemes with contests and auditions. There are so many companies out here trying to make a bitch out of you (if you are one of the first artists they contact). They will draw you into their web, snare you, and convince you to bring other artists along for the ride, only to trick you into signing your life away, do nothing for you at all, or "create" a few appearances for you (studio, club, concert, etc.).. Remember, they may already have received your contestant or audition fee, so they no longer need you, unless it is to attract other artists to pay that fee.
They look good, smell good, drive good, eat well, and dress good, but they are not there for you to like them, they are there praying you walk right into their trap. I know you are anxious and hungry, but you have also got to be smart about it. Just because someone is pushing a big body Benz, wearing an Italian suit, "talks the talk and walks the walk", you artists keep making the same mistake by thinking that this guy in this suit with all the money in the world is your ticket to becoming successful. Get out of the house or your basement studio, and go to some conferences and industry events and you will definitely find them there.
Now don't go run out and start passing around that someone named Lady Phoenix told me that all contests and auditions are scams. There are some legitimate contests and companies out there; you just have to weed through them all to get to the good ones. Ask for references. Have them show you artists they have worked with in the past, and what they have done for them. You need to know or have a working knowledge of what is being said to you by any professional in this industry. It is the only way to guarantee yourself that you won't be ripped off or used.
DO NOT WAIT until after you have signed because they threw some money, jewelry, a wardrobe, and other things at you, only to find our later down the road that you were misled and being ripped off. Have them checked out by the Better Business Bureau. Just put your thinking cap on and be aware. TIGHTEN UP OUT THERE!!!!!!
F#ck You, Pay Me!! By iFuckedDaTruth They call me “the cure” cause I’ve come to clarify the bull shit to some of y’all dumbasses and today I’m going to have to go in on some of y’all broke ass niggas. All the niggas reading this please continues reading if the following apply to you: When you give a girl your number and ain’t the number to your phone cause you don’t got one, or If you are working at a warehouse or on a construction site and think you balling off $9 an hour, and by now you can kind of get the idea of which type of nigga you are and if you need to continue reading this PSA. First of all let me start on how it must be some secret that dick is free! That shit run ramped like water, the shit is just everywhere! So now that we are clear I don’t care if it’s good or not your dick has no value cause it don’t take much for a bitch to get some dick. What’s of value is what comes with your dick. If you have money in the bank, an engine to turn your car key in, and a strong work ethic then you qualify as a “keeper.” I don’t care if she bout-it or not a competent bitch does not want a hit and run. When all is said and done she wants either some type of compensation or to continue on with whatever the fuck it is y’all call yourselves doing. If you cannot adequately pay for the services she just provided you then do not try to holla cause us bitches got “aint shit nigga” 20/20 vision and if you ain’t bout shit expect your ass to get embarrassed; plain and simple. Now, fortunately for some of y’all aint shit niggas there are a bunch of incompetent bitches out there that don’t understand the value of their pussy therefore that shit is on clearance. They’re the type to probably accept a trip to burger king as some type of compensation. But if you run into a bad bitch and your pockets aint right please step to the side and just appreciate her ass from afar, cause chances are she already fucking somebody or got a few applicants in line. I don’t make the rules its just how shit operate. But like I always say if you don’t like what I gotta say hit your mutha fuckin key board and talk yo shit in the comment box below!
No Ni**as No Problem, No Bitches No Drama! By Karis Soturi
This is dedicated to all the women out there that are dating men who got excuses after excuses pretending that what you guys got is something exclusive. This is for the all women out there that are in love with some dead weight living a double life. I’m devoting this to all the women that have reached their breaking point. I can’t forget about my niggas that found he was in love with another basic bitch with basic hoodrat tendencies. This is addressed to whoever gave their heart to someone else despite their fears just to find it been thrown back at you not in a tactful condition. If you’re feeling what I’m saying then this anthem is for you.
Its time for a turning point in your life that may or may not include your significant other; it just depends on how much your spouse is willing to invest in your happiness. I’ve been a victim of doormat syndrome and if you agree with the following statements most likely you are too. If you’re not happy with your current relationship and it seems as if your “betterhalf” is fine with the way things are going chances are you’re his/her doormat. The many benefits of a doormat is that they keep your feet clean when they get dirty and they even serve the as a purpose for decoration. However, when it’s time to clean that doormat most people don’t take theirs to the cleaners like the instructions usually says. Instead they hang their piece of carpet over a clothing line and beat it clean with a bat. If this sounds like your current relationship I’m sorry to inform you but you’re a doormat.
In this situation, I found one of the most relieving ways to get over this syndrome is to throw both middle fingers up in the air and scream “FUCK THIS SHIT” like you want the neighbors to call the police. I’m not telling you to become a man/woman hater, I’m just saying it’s time to wake up and get a back bone cause last time I checked doormats didn’t have one. In addition, nine times out of ten you can’t grow in any direction with your oppressor right on top of you. You have to break free from whatever is causing your growth and/or happiness to become stagnant. In other words, if you’re not growing you’re dying. I know one of the hardest things to realize is the very thing you’re in love with is the source of your pain. Even Mary J. Blige said it herself pain and niggas are the same. I don’t agree with the statement but the reasoning behind what she is saying is very true. Sometimes in order to get better you got to relieve yourself from the situation. Like they always say: No Niggas No Problem, No Bitches No Drama!!!
Let Go Of The Bitch And Reclaim The Princess By Karis Soturi
I’m a huge advocate for “It’s not what you say it’s how you say it” but things have gotten a little too far for me to stand idly by. Just the other day I heard an 11yr old girl call herself the H.ead B.itch I.n C.harge. This may not be a big deal to you but to me this is grounds for me to step up and start a movement. It’s been predicted by many scientist that generation X will do worse than the one before us but with this kind of everyday activity you can’t blame them. Teen pregnancy is at an all time high, so are STD’s cases in young adults, and we have more black men that have been incarcerated than ones that possess a high school diploma. If you don’t agree the proof lies in the statistics. Google Them!
Generally speaking, majority of us women wanted to be princesses like in the Disney movies. Now we have girls half our age and younger referring to themselves as the baddest bitch. Let’s not forget they started calling themselves Harajuku Barbie’s too but that’s not any better cause Nicki Minaj is an awful role model which she even said herself how guilty she felt when she found out majority of her fans were 13yrs old. Even so, I can still go on YouTube and see some ignorant teen mom video taping her 3yr old in a pink wig rapping to itty pitty piggy not realizing or simply just don’t care that her infant is rapping about signing boobs, oral sex, and cocaine. Then you wonder why even science is predicting our failure years in advance. Truth be told its cause we failed our own future also known as our youth.
In addition, Notice I put very little blame on the artist for administrating this type of vulgar and lewd music. Honestly, it’s because the issue starts at home and not with media. You can’t count on vh1 or vibe magazine to raise your child. I’ve never read a fairytale where the wicked witch of the east went looking for the baddest bitch of them all. Just the same way our parents read to us while we were kids we need to step up and do the same. It’s crucial to censor our children from the negativity this world has to offer and preserve our princesses. Remember we’re doing this not for ourselves but for the sake of our future (Youth). Its never too late to prove science wrong.
FIND A MANAGER, NOT A PIMP IN DESGUISE By Lady Phoenix
Cont. To KnoW YouR DamN BusinesS
Once you have gotten to a certain level in your music business career, you will not be able to be in many places at one time, nor will you be able to continually tour, make appearances, work on your music, book shows, run your websites, handle the day to day operations of your company, and be the end all by placing all your hats in one basket. You will need a manager.
An artist manager represents an artist or act, overseeing and guiding all aspects of the artist's career, according to Wikipedia. This may include contract and business negotiation with other agents, career development and advancement and financial management. Artist managers require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an in depth knowledge of the music industry and industry networks, good business and management skills and the ability to negotiate the best deals and conditions on behalf of the artist.
Artist managers are usually self-employed and work freelance, but may be employed or contracted by an organization or recording company. People are usually expected to have some skills before they enter the job and prior experience in accounting, business management, administration and working with people are an advantage. Networking with people in the industry is an important factor in getting work.
In the beginning of your career, I would suggest hiring or retaining a professional consultant, until you have signed with a legitimate manager or management company. It is good that when you begin talks with a label that you have good representation, an entertainment attorney, and a manager. I strongly suggest do not hire your friends and/or family members
I know some might refute all of this and say it's a headache letting someone else handle your business, but on the other end of the spectrum, it's an even bigger headache when you have poured your life into this business/industry, and someone else is reaping the benefit of that hard work because you did not handle your career as a business first.
Do You Even Understand What Hater Mean? By iFuckedDaTruth
I'm sure we all got that one friend who is quick to call you hater when you don’t agree with whatever it is they are saying or doing. Its makes me wonder if that person even know what the word means?? A hater is someone who is jealous of you so finds a reason not to support what your doing wishing they were u. Now lets take into consideration that not all your friends are going to want to be you. Especially if they of a different sex than you they probably don’t fit the description unless they was mutha fuckin gay. Now we got that cleared up I am sure that we all know the difference between a friend and a fri(enemy). For instance, we all can agree that a true friend is less likely to be a “hater” and your fri(enemy) is in constant competition with you so y’all both hate on each other. So with that being said, if your friend say they don’t like some shit you did chances are they don’t like that shit you just did. Everyone is entitled to they own opinion and if you don’t like what somebody gotta say or if you can’t take the criticism then stop asking fucking questions and keep looking like a dumb ass!!! But like I always say if you don’t like what I gotta say hit your mutha fuckin key board and talk yo shit in the comment box below!