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You’re Killin’ Me: Upcoming Rappers

August 9, 2011 · Posted in news · 14 Comments 

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Recently, I was approached by a young fella’ trying to make it in this Hip Hop game. The Circle K lights bright. The air filled with dreams of costly clothes, and cars. He offered me a disc in exchange for 2 dollars. I laughed. No, I kid. Being the humble dude that I am, I asked him if he knew who I was. Quez, the #1 blogger in the state for the #1 site in the world, KillerHipHop.com. You’re here trying to sell me a demo? Although true, once again I jest.

Seriously though, what’s going on with these dudes selling demos in the streets like it’s the mid-90’s. What’s up with these rappers with MySpace links on their private twitter pages? You’re killin’ me. It’s 2011. Not only are these guys killin’ me with their stupidity, they’re killin’ their own talent and success with thoughtless marketing. Listen up.

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Selling demos out in the streets might seem like a good idea; except we’re not in the 90’s anymore. The fans, the money, and the A&R’s are all listening to the internet. Get on a computer, start tweeting, facebook-ing, YouTube-ing, and creating a network of friends, and fans. When you get online make sure to make all of your profiles public! It kills me to see “rappers” with private twitter profiles. How are fans supposed to connect with you? But when you get online,  please please stay off MySpace.

So you’re smart enough to get off the streets and have decided to put yourself online. If only MySpace were still relevant. I throw up in my mouth when I see dudes using MySpace to promote their music. Nobody uses MySpace! Meaning nobody is going to listen to your music, meaning nobody is going to share your music, meaning you’re never getting signed.

Tell your friends, tell your mom, tell your neighbors that these upcoming rappers need to quit selling demos in the streets, un-protect their twitters, and get off MySpace.  Because they’re killin’ me, and you wouldn’t want to kill your favorite blogger, would you?

Upcoming rappers, you’re killin’ me.

Thanks for reading, you can now go back to reading Watch The Throne lyrics here on KillerHipHop. Go on.

Don’t forget to follow me on my un-protected twitter with no MySpace links @QuezKHH

PS. I chose that young Drake picture because when I first heard that the guy from Degrassi was trying to rap, I LOL’d. But did he prove me wrong or what? Besides being talented he has a phenomenal team, that got him to where he is today. If I was a rapper trying to make it in this game, I would look at what Drake and his team did, and take lots of notes. I didn’t choose the picture because Drake is an upcoming rapper.

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14 Responses to “You’re Killin’ Me: Upcoming Rappers”

  1. AntPDX on August 10th, 2011 12:01 am

    It’s good to hear you call everyone out on this haha.

    Social media has taken over and whoever isn’t jumpin onboard is gonna get passed up real quick. “Hustlin” in the streets, slangin CD’s wont get you far. Be self made. Self promote. Do it yourself

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  2. Alexis on August 10th, 2011 12:21 am

    Lol you’re writing skills isn’t really good but I feel you on this.

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    Chad Reply:

    @Alexis,

    your*, aren’t, and a comma after good

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    MzDinaaa Reply:

    @Chad, Hahaha I was def gonna post the same corrections!

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    Jose Reply:

    BURN!

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  3. MzDinaaa on August 10th, 2011 12:29 am

    Quez, you often say the same things that I’m thinking but in better words. Are you on Facebook as well as Twitter? (Fan page)

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    Quez Reply:

    on Twitter @QuezKHH no facebook fanpage yet I’m not that famous…yet! haha but thanks for the support MzDinaaa

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    MzDinaaa Reply:

    @Quez,

    No doubt!

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  4. Oblivion God on August 10th, 2011 2:25 am

    People will try to give their material away to anybody. Does it look they care if you are famous? Not really. They just want people to let them listen to them. Btw I don’t really think anybody knows who you are |: I don’t even know who made this site and I don’t really even care who they are, I just come here for the lyrics of my favorite artists..

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    MzDinaaa Reply:

    @Oblivion God, And you’re commenting on something you don’t care about, why?

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  5. palidhje on August 10th, 2011 12:14 pm

    HEY KHH YOU’RE KILLIN ME TOO WITH THESE KILLIN ME!!!

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  6. carter on August 10th, 2011 4:20 pm

    whoo! this makes so much sense. these posts just keep getting better & better! I just hope he doesn’t go in on drake! D:

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  7. DarkCloudz on August 10th, 2011 5:53 pm

    “Selling demos out in the streets might seem like a good idea; except we’re not in the 90′s anymore. The fans, the money, and the A&R’s are all listening to the internet. Get on a computer, start tweeting, facebook-ing, YouTube-ing, and creating a network of friends, and fans. When you get online make sure to make all of your profiles public! It kills me to see “rappers” with private twitter profiles. How are fans supposed to connect with you? But when you get online, please please stay off MySpace. ”

    Thanks for the heads up i’m going to have to start recording again, & follow these tips.

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  8. jmiller on August 12th, 2011 1:55 am

    to be honest i picked up a few cds from guys selling them at the circle k or sppedway and sometimes its some good local talents good beats recorded good and has some good songs but then sometime it gets thrown out the window a block down the road sounded like they recorded it on the phone or something…

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