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[Dirty Mic] 5 Problem Areas For Bad Publicist

[Dirty Mic] 5 Problem Areas For Bad Publicist

Coming off of the popular “Dear Struggle Rapper: I Am A Publicist, Not A Magician” podcast my good people Kevin Robinson, Carl Gillespie, and Nancy Byron shared to the public about bad clients and handling expectations, I thought to myself “there are some publicist that have bad etiquette too.” After sharing my thoughts with Kev, we both agreed the five […]

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Who’s Having The Best Year So Far? TDE, Taylor Gang, G.O.O.D. Music, or MMG?

Who’s Having The Best Year So Far? TDE, Taylor Gang, G.O.O.D. Music, or MMG?

This year has been great in music, so far. Other than the mini soap opera beefs and the wave of ratchet music turning our youth into riot starters, a few teams have been making major marks in the industry. Whether they’ve been working together or competing for the top spot, who do you think is having the best year so […]

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[Article] Three Artists Who Wasted My Time – Part 1: Blu, Donnis, CyHi da Prynce

[Article] Three Artists Who Wasted My Time – Part 1: Blu, Donnis, CyHi da Prynce

I feel like there are a bunch of individuals who are faking about their likes and dislikes when it comes to music these days. On Twitter you get a lot of weirdo opinions. On Facebook…we won’t even go there. And on some of these media sites, I’m not sure if they’re posting these artists because they like them or just […]

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[Dirty Mic] Grey Matter: The Illusion of Black and White

[Dirty Mic] Grey Matter: The Illusion of Black and White

Article by Eric Edelman In recent weeks, an anonymous user posted a comment on a popular Internet news site. “[In regards to the Kony 2012 campaign] I definitely think this is a very black and white issue. Kony is the bad guy and the Ugandan government is definitely the good side.” The user’s comment, in many ways, is a microcosm […]

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[Dirty Mic] It’s A Bloggy Blog World

[Dirty Mic] It’s A Bloggy Blog World

Article by J.J. Parker In this day and age of tweets, wall posts, reblogs, and pins, just about everyone with a first grade reading level has something to say, or share, on the Internet. Do you lol at cats? There’s a site for that. Are you curious to find out what Ryan Gosling and Marlon Wayans’ baby would look like? […]

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[Dirty Mic] The Misconception of the Internet Artist

[Dirty Mic] The Misconception of the Internet Artist

By Thomas Agnew It was kind of hard to get this article together because after you think about it, most artists nowadays are Internet artists. You see a lot of artists making a come up from what you think is just a strong Internet buzz. While that holds truth in some ways, don’t be fooled into thinking anyone can do […]

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[Dirty Mic] Pay To Play: Payola, is it right?

[Dirty Mic] Pay To Play: Payola, is it right?

Pay to play: Payola, is it right? By Thomas Agnew I’ve been talking about this a lot lately. I’ve been talking to a few people about my thoughts on the situation and hearing what they have to say. Sadly, dealing with an artist, this has come up as some sort of option to “help” promote their music. Even before the […]

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[Dirty Mic] …Doomed To Repeat It: No Excuses For Being Unaware or Uninformed In The Internet Era

[Dirty Mic] …Doomed To Repeat It: No Excuses For Being Unaware or Uninformed In The Internet Era

In a time where the internet connects us all, being unaware should no longer be an excuse By Eric Edelman It’s often said those who forget their past are doomed to repeat it. Recently, two bills were introduced into Congress. The names of said bills are SOPA and PIPA. The former, introduced in the House of Representatives, and the latter […]

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[Dirty Mic] First Night: Yes, No, Maybe to Giving It Up On The First Night

[Dirty Mic] First Night: Yes, No, Maybe to Giving It Up On The First Night

Article by Shannon W. Martin Plans to leave, throw the keys to Lil’ Cease. Pull the truck up front, and roll up the next blunt. So we can steam on the way to the telly, go fill my belly. A t-bone steak, cheese eggs and Welch’s grape. Conversate for a few, cuz in a few, we gon do what we […]

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[Dirty Mic] Rick Ross, Drake, and Kanye West top MTV’s Hottest MC List. You Mad?

[Dirty Mic] Rick Ross, Drake, and Kanye West top MTV’s Hottest MC List. You Mad?

By now if you’ve been paying attention to all of the MTV Hottest MC Listings you’ve noticed one thing. Not all of the artist are consisted of our favorite lyricist/artist. Why? I’ll tell you why. MTV compiles these list on things we more than likely fail to realize. To easily break it down it’s all about Fame, Publicity, Consistency (how […]

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