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obsidianchrysalis
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"Poll question: Song with the best tidbit of industry knowledge"


  

          

Just a funny post.

I'm sure there are other examples of MC's or singers dropping information about the business of making music or just making music into their songs, but these were the ones that immediately leapt into my mind.

Poll result (7 votes)
Industry Rule #4080 - Check the Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest (3 votes)Vote
I live by the beat, like you live check-to-check - Elevators - OutKast (2 votes)Vote
Other (2 votes)Vote

  

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
First of all, who's your A&R?
Feb 13th 2018
1
In a wild way, No vaseline!
Feb 13th 2018
2
MC Rell & The Houserockers "Life Of An Entertainer"
Feb 13th 2018
3
This LP?
Feb 13th 2018
6
I had taped this song on pre recorded cassettes
Feb 18th 2018
14
This was my joint when it came out
Feb 22nd 2018
20
Royal Fam "Summin' Gotz To Give"
Feb 13th 2018
4
Industry Rule #4081
Feb 13th 2018
5
Almost posted this. I've always wondered who he was talking about...
Feb 13th 2018
8
J-Live - Them That's Not
Feb 13th 2018
7
Do people know about this song?
Feb 15th 2018
12
Get a good lawyer so problems won't pile...
Feb 14th 2018
9
lol...pick several songs off most any J-Zone album
Feb 14th 2018
10
the Miracles with Billy Griffin post smokey Robinson" ain't nobody strai...
Feb 14th 2018
11
richard marx it Don't mean nothing"
Feb 15th 2018
13
Dr Dre "Dre Day"
Feb 19th 2018
15
Somebody just made 40 million dollars...
Feb 19th 2018
16
kokane feat Cold 187 - Don’t Bite the Funk
Feb 19th 2018
17
Del's Nightmare
Feb 19th 2018
18
The Smiths
Feb 20th 2018
19
That Pink joint with the LA Reid line in it
Feb 22nd 2018
21
cormega industry song
Feb 22nd 2018
22
Jews run it/Niggas run around in it.
Feb 22nd 2018
23
I really enjoyed Kanye's 'Last Call' for this
Feb 22nd 2018
24
Devin the Dude and Andre3k on What a Job
Feb 23rd 2018
25

j.
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1. "First of all, who's your A&R?"
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the struggle of trying to get outsiders to understand your vision and craft

  

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-DJ R-Tistic-
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2. "In a wild way, No vaseline!"
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3. "MC Rell & The Houserockers "Life Of An Entertainer""
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This is one of two songs that come to mind, I remember seeing this video back in the day of Rap City with Thomas they Mayor of Rap City was hosting it, looked the song, took me almost 15 years to find this 12", still trying to luck up one day & find the cd or lp but heard it's rare too.

Anyway, this song is so funny but one thing I found out about rappers who rhyme about the industry usually never go anywhere or get famous, it's like a catch 22 thingy, lol.

"Life Of An Entertainer": https://youtu.be/7zePyDMOOvU


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6. "This LP? "
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https://www.discogs.com/MC-Rel-Into-The-Future/master/206867

  

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14. "I had taped this song on pre recorded cassettes"
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Back day. What happened to hip hop?

Heavily around my throat/ I don't play

  

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20. "This was my joint when it came out"
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I only ever heard the song when I saw the video on Video Music Box.

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4. "Royal Fam "Summin' Gotz To Give" "
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This one of two songs I think of off the bat when thinking of songs about the industry, one was MC Rell, the other is Royal Fam's "Summin' Gotz To Give", basically just dissin' new artists about how they need to quit and their efforts are a total waste.

I remember when Wu-affiliates were starting to come out and get signed to various labels and buying those 12"s when I saw them, during this time I was doing underground mixtapes and putting "Summin' Gotz To Give" accapella over the Jay Dee remix instrumental of "One Little Indian", anyway.

Funny thing about this (like I said in a previous post) is that artists who usually make songs like this either get dropped before the album is released or if it does get released it's usually undersold or didn't sell at all; with Royal Fam, they got dropped from Capitol Records, and the album that was suppose to come out in '96 got released in 2000 as an import thru RZA's Wu-Tang label.

"Summin' Gotz To Give": https://youtu.be/PJ1mu9JoMmg


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"We in here talking about later career Prince records
& your fool ass is cruising around in a time machine
trying to collect props for a couple of sociopathic degenerates" - s.blak

  

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spenzalii
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5. "Industry Rule #4081"
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Shout out to Apache...

<-- Dave Thomas knows what's up...
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Jay: Look here homie, any nigga can get a hit record. This here is about respect.
Game: Like Gladys Knight.
Jay: Aretha Franklin.
Game: Word, I like her too.
Jay: Nigga...

  

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8. "Almost posted this. I've always wondered who he was talking about..."
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...on that track.

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7. "J-Live - Them That's Not"
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Once upon a time there was a brotha named Kastro
Had a little problem with his cash flow
More than once his friend'd tell me he had a dream to clock mad dough
Only at the time it seem that absurd
Then he saw a light bulb flash up in his forehead
Shine so bright he had to close both eyes
Said whoever hit him for the average poor asshole
'Bout to be hit for they biggest surprise
Now meanwhile, still short on pot to piss in
Not to mention any window to throw it out
Lookin like who don't you want and where it come from
Sippin on chicken wing, smackin on stout
Step to his boys, the label of the month
Like 'yo, what's the haps kid, let me get a deal'
Got a dope style, sound just like so and so
What's her name, runnin from ya, even more ill
Make ya wanna holler like Marvin, did I mention I'm starvin and quite thirst
Meanin what, meanin that I'm a do whatever it take to make sure they play my shit first
On the Billboard and last on the countdown, like contact on that show
So what's up black, yo, how that sound?
If you down then c'mon let's go
Down to the studio right now, bring me that crate with the old hits
Make that beat with the right style, so that brotha wanna go get
In that club with the DJ, he be on the radio all day
I get in cool with him even though he fake as a toupee
I roll with ballers and thugs to make my image legit
Even though back in the day they told me "you ain't shit"
I'm at the Cinderella ball, now it just don't quit
Eh, Fuck that, I shrink my feet if the shoe don't fit
I make it happen like hormones, you been forewarned
I got you mad now cause I'm kickin that popcorn
It blows up in a couple minutes
Expand the pockets so your girl's hand's all in it
I see ya shorty starin at me on the guest line
But these four backstage'll do me just fine
Or five, that's for my jam on the request line
So if you stress me I could tell you through the grapevine

Yo, I'm number one, but the bullet can't hack it now
The Billboard need a full metal jacket now
You see my face all day 'til it make you sick
I got a hand full of cards, you can take your pick
Now who'd a thought this bullshit song'd have me seen
And every video and every other magazine
With more attention than a jet black drag queen
At a convention with a Grand Dragon Klans meetin
Kids hang on every word I say like a damn fiend
It's too bad it don't stand for a damn thing
They parents say I'm too nasty for they damn teen
But I ain't write it so don't ask me what the fuck it mean
I got some other shit to worry 'bout instead
The more money, more problems like the man said
Ain't like my phone is bein tapped by the damn FEDs
But my accountant said I can't get out the damn red
I heard that people gettin tired of my song now
The album drops and now my fans are gettin hostile
I only had one song that got the style right
The guy who wrote it, yo, his album dropped last night
My pockets on Slim Fast and Jenny Craig
The same clubs and restaraunts that kept me well fed
Reject my credit like a Muslim do a boar's head
Good thing my boss is my boy so I ain't gotta beg
But now he hollerin at me like 'yo, where the loot went?'
We had to clear the damn sample when the loop went
We comin up type short like an indent
And I just learned a new word called recoupment
I got paid for the video equipment
And every other detail a red cent spent
Oh hell nah, don't talk about no fuckin fine print
Well tell me this, how the hell I'm gonna pay the rent
I got a live-in landlord so now I tiptoe
In and out the crib to find a way to get dough
Can't make another record cause I can't flow
But I could tell you a little story
And that shit go


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I don't like the beat anymore because its just a loop. ALC didn't FLIP IT ENOUGH!

Flip it enough? Flip these. Flip off. Go flip some f*cking burgers.(c)Kno

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12. "Do people know about this song?"
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It's obviously brilliant, but in the big picture I feel like it might've gotten overlooked.

I have the promo 12" with the acapella and I always wanted to pose a remix challenge with it. Would be fun to hear producers try to keep up.

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9. "Get a good lawyer so problems won't pile..."
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...you don't wanna make a pitch that's wild







https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1992-mixtape
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1993-mixtape
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1996-mixtape-part-1
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1996-mixtape-part-2
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1996-mixtape-part-3

  

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10. "lol...pick several songs off most any J-Zone album"
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Keep one or two goons, not eleven deep...quiet killers like Kawhi Leonard, they don't ever speak - Conway

  

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11. "the Miracles with Billy Griffin post smokey Robinson" ain't nobody strai..."
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ain't nobody straight in La" was something else when it was released.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

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13. "richard marx it Don't mean nothing""
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he did this cut with Don Henley and it was his debut cut back in 87. still bumps.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

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15. "Dr Dre "Dre Day""
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that video and song spilled over the cup.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

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16. "Somebody just made 40 million dollars..."
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...and it sho' wasn't you, nigga.

Ras Kass - The Music of Business
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17. "kokane feat Cold 187 - Don’t Bite the Funk"
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Everything 187 said on there about Death Row was true. Back in those days a lot of people thought the Ruthless camp were just haters because of Dre’s success but time showed that what they were saying was true.

  

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18. "Del's Nightmare"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys3Sd8fgN44

  

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19. "The Smiths"
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I probably think of "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby" in regards to some business shit at least 5 times a week – even if that wasn't the song's intent

And "Paint A Vulgar Picture" might be one of the best summaries of the music industry, from all angles (label, artist, and fan), ever.


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21. "That Pink joint with the LA Reid line in it"
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22. "cormega industry song"
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23. "Jews run it/Niggas run around in it."
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(c) Ras Kass - Uni-4-Orm

Rest In Peace, Bad News Brown

  

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24. "I really enjoyed Kanye's 'Last Call' for this"
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25. "Devin the Dude and Andre3k on What a Job"
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https://genius.com/Devin-the-dude-what-a-job-lyrics

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