'K.R.I.T. iz Here' Album, XXL Freestyles, Do Artists Really Need a Manager? | Everyday Struggle

'K.R.I.T. iz Here' Album, XXL Freestyles, Do Artists Really Need a Manager? | Everyday Struggle



what's going on guys good morning welcome back to everything on the desk academics and here come on in what's up you just seen me for the first time every time I do the introduction it's good act always happen to the show man you know it's early like you gotta warm it up argue for 10 minutes boy you know that's what stuff that's all but I mean so good yeah you got you gotta warm up the arguments got it well I'm glad you did but we're not gonna start with arguments today we're gonna start with some music if that's cool with you guys I'm cool with that there's been a lot of dope album shopping recently uh let's talk about crits new album so you drop this last Friday it's called crit is here 19 tracks features from lo Wayne Cole yella bzees it's been a long journey since then he's been through a lot he's been on everyday struggle before mmm every struggle alum you guys had a chance to dig into this project I did i do yesterday and i was having a tough day laughs I did but yo ib is 24 hours in the day you never know how that shit is gonna go but I ain't gonna front like crib made my day a little bit better okay I'm gonna lock rip me my day a little bit better um he's like with this album it sounds like a little bit more like clarity and and comfort like like uh like he's not battling something right now like he's just like really sure of himself and he knows where he's at in his career I really enjoy his I'm I listened to it twice I really enjoyed this I'm alone I love the intro and just alright can we go through the tracklist a bit um intro is very dope I've been waiting the two drains he did with Rico love and I think it's yeah energy and obvious those two drinks with this bar Rico love prove it with J cold believe like it's just so many it's full of so much content you know on this album um the thing that I don't like about like hip hop sometimes is that we always like regionalize where artist is from and like we crit even though he's from Mississippi and he puts on I just think that he could go Bob football way anybody same way like I said Freddie Gibbs can and hopefully we get a chance to by the time soon but like I feel like Creek could go ball football where anybody he's just as good as anybody he may not have the the mainstream access or the top forty record like my man act always like the top forty records but um I think he could compete with anybody well he's very very he's always been good but this is very good I think that is one of the best hip-hop albums of the year yeah you're right he's nothing in a much better space now than he's been in recent times because he went through a lot of label drama and stuff like that beans up right now I could you think uh I do always bring up top 40 but I bring it up when I do we start somebody popular make it validated popular but I will say when it comes to crit crit is a project artist to me like he he delivers bodies of work and for that usually I'd never go into a crit project saying oh where's the single never like retarded – well he did work with sweetie on here which was unexpected you didn't have a couple of singles out yeah I was not I was not anticipating that at all salute to Wayne Wayne was on the track but I will say that I was a good record okay okay so honestly overall I enjoy the project and by the way like you got to realize sometimes when I'm listening to a project like from an artist like crit I go back so I went back to forever my long time and I listened to that one and I noticed kind of the same thing you notice in terms of like there's a it's a slight different income in content and how he approached it and perhaps that's just where he's at in his life but you know like not gonna lie I do enjoy that last album more but I thought it was a solid effort especially in the year where you know like I feel like we have a couple of sleeper albums just like you said I'm green a lot today here the Freddie Gibbs joint alright um like don't drop too much of it can i Blair Benny the butcher but I know what's not got to do as well there's been a bunch of albums that again they're not like super all over the place cuz it's not like single driven or whatever but they're like really complete bodies of work and listen to this which again I believe it's how many tracks was it like 18 19 yeah you know I usually see 19 tracks I'm like it is really pushing it but along – right because you did the never feels like it's like you're like trudging that album and that's my point and even seeing how long it took from the last album to this like if you hear some of the samples on the shit like should I was wondering like how he got him joins clear yeah because like it's it's a lot but it gives that feel like he gets his message across you know I mean it felt authentic the intro initially kicks it off the gate and you kind of feel like hell let's back you get me so salute to Crete you know he's I want to do like car chases the mainstream shit but he still has a real strong fan base he holds offices to be really well I thought it's a very solid project I just was like I mean I don't know if that's due to people's marketing budgets or whatever but I just like growing up this type of music and you always had mainstream big dance singles all of that they was not I wouldn't say the same playing field but they got a lot of the same attention I just wish like shit like this gets a little bit more attention you know they were trying right now absolutely but uh top 40 man so we do have a fan question about this because there are a lot of Krypton's out there but knowing his music since he dropped like like a decade that's so crazy alright so this question is a crit was one of the most promising southern rappers when he came out but I feel people slept on him along the way and he's still making good music why do you think he's so underappreciated nowadays I don't think it's just a nowadays thing I just think that crit he never had a situation where like the the staff of the label like really understood or had the time to focus on him you know he was signed at Def Jam for a bit at Def Jam through the years is going through a lot of transitional changes with like GM's and VPS it's like musical chairs with that shit P boys swapping out and that held them you know for a bit but I mean he's always had the music I don't think that he's under I don't think he's underappreciated because if you're a fan and you really fuck with it then you're pretty ton of people like I just think like on a mainstream like media level he might not get that attention and that might be due to whatever label situation he's it I was Sophia rough time but then he kept dropping like mixtapes and good music it didn't like stop him from that definitely affected him yeah the good thing for him is at least it comes across to me like you self-sufficient and even though he signed and everything like that and I usually chalk that up to the southern like mentality of most artists who seems you know like that hustle usually it's kind of green and Southern artists who historically have had a harder time kind of getting on the radar if like media which is usually New York LA based but honestly I do think he is good he should be more appreciated in the mainstream media but I don't see him chasing it either you get me so like I feel like he's at a a good medium of where like he's still appreciated but like you know he's not swinging for the hills to use like a baseball analogies you gave me like he's doing this thing he's delivering and he's not really trying to compromise what he does to you know I mean try to be the guy who sells like 200k first week you know I mean again he's never gonna flop okay he's appreciated by a very large audience which is almost really his core again and he's self-sufficient so whether label do more than they or do what they should do honestly I'm or they don't he I think it's gonna be fine you remember what he did like the beach it was and he performed like wearing the police officer in uniform it's like even with that like that shit was he almost cried on the stage like it was a powerful performance but you didn't see like the attention of it you didn't see a lot of attention of it but you know crit has always been a dope artisan he'd been hit it stayed like 10 years like you said like Kurt was here does it seem like 9 years exactly yeah but like I said he has the core fan base which a lot of people don't have and I saw him in LA a few weeks ago and it's just like what you guys said he feels like later he's a little bit radiant right now you know like he's in a good place so I'm happy for him Creek Congrats on the album I do think though like if he was from like a different region how would his career be in terms of like you know it I think his career is like a perfect example of you know really good artists super talented but if he's from LA or he's from New York or maybe he's down with certain factions I don't like EC I mean well he has I mean he has like a little bit he has like great like relationships with certain people but I think like LA it could work only because like the type of music that he does I mean if it was a lay it'd be a kind of a different sound but la he will work only because like la rappers always pop off a little bit more recently in New York not so much you know I mean when artists have that type of content cuz there's tons of artists from New York that have that type of content like I'll put crit like I'll put Joey badass and then I think I think of Joe gonna them yeah Joey it yeah and Joey is like a great a great rapper but it's like that when you from New York you have that pressure of if you're a great rapper you have to have this hit record that runs radio and I don't think you do for people to appreciate you I think Joey like his name should come up with more conversations – but it doesn't but that's just like a New York thing I think when it comes the median shit music yeah yeah the beef coast I was gonna say did you listen to that it'll be as close to all right so you guys asked for more albums and now they're all coming so don't start complaining when there's too many projects start right so the Lost Tapes – from NAS is coming out that's supposed to drop July 19 so it's just a few days away so of course this is unreleased tracks from his last four albums a lot of big producers on this project Kanye Pharrell Swiss RZA static select the hip boy the alchemist no ID and there's some more in addition to that anyway we did get a new track sorry I'm so sleepy today a few days ago cultural a rap produced by Eddie Cole so he's going over jazz-inspired sample here what you guys think of this one lead single okay let me go first oh okay because another reason why is because like the knives fan that I am I never really like I'm a big fan of knives always grew up on him everything but I don't have the usual like take that the hardcore like you've a jay-z and I fan right growing up in New York okay so I'm a jay-z NAS fan not the knowledge a Z fan right so my my take on nods like it was written as my favorite album not illmatic like Stillmatic is one of my favorite albums not so much godson's I didn't like his the streets disciple album I love hip hop is dead like I got going back for him when it comes to the Lost Tapes I've never been a fan of Lost Tapes and the reason why was because I feel like nas is so critical of himself and his music that I don't like the idea of him using like songs that he did that didn't make the cut oh yeah sure I don't like that but like so you didn't like the first one at all I didn't know why was it 2002 right yeah that was a while ago I can't I'm not gonna lie like I don't even I don't even listen to like in my desire graffia of how I listen to knowledge music I don't even listen to like Lois tapes much because I'm not okay I'm not really incident so I've never really been into the low estate they had like I'm gonna live before the Lost Tapes became a thing they used to have like the nas bootlegs of like songs that was scrapped and that I liked some of those but I never really gotten the Lost Tapes but this song I wasn't really into okay so is it cuz you went into advice already feeling like you don't want the Lost Tapes – nothing was specifically what about the song did you not like though I just I don't know like it alright so when it's just like I'm not the Jazz know the Jazz thing is cool but more recently the more I like nas album done with Khaled and I like the song I had with swish last year more than I like the not said album that he did with Kanye was just those two songs so I like that side of NIH's or where he's been going as opposed to when I was kinda takes it back to jazz and all that other stuff and I and I get it his father's a jazz musician all that but I like when I was just going with squishing and maybe I gotta wait to hear the lowest tapes cuz you guys feel like a changed your mind now that I got all that backstory did you like life is good yeah I love life is good but that something it's like the Lord said if you love life is good and then you hear the lowest tapes is to astronomical different things okay okay it's gotta start off by saying listen we're gonna tread lightly release our when disgusting no it's not call me a lesson in conference can I never forget anyway to be honest this isn't I don't really love the song and honestly it felt like it was like it felt like it was the soundtrack to a musical kind of musical nothing it was just like I didn't expect that from nos okay I don't know again I didn't expect that like it sounded like alright cool I just didn't like the beat and even though like yeah he's rapping didn't do anything for me honestly no that was I don't like it 19th oh I wish I had a Friday I'm in a time warp right now alright so this next one you guys aren't to think that deep about French Montana possibly has another album dropping soon so he's got a similar call wiggle it featuring the city girls I feel like we should let the city boy go first on this one laughing Michael Asiri this album was apparently coming out August what's the score right now 105 223 Wow 105 222 I call the game off but make the styling apparent about to come out of the locker room and she's about to drop 30 it's like an app you keep sleeping on Meg I just seen on the gram she might update anyway honestly I like this song I like this I don't like the sample a life sample when I get city girls they're ratchet the epitome of ratchet and they got that sample so one of those um does that make a name give us a hint oh shit why can't I remember cuz you don't prep that's why I gotta like sound it out but the sample is on what's the dude's name are you talking about a producer a rapper oh thank you yeah exactly they like the motel like hotel motel holiday inn bullshit whatever I felt like that is so cop that sample is so pop that when I'm listening to the city talk about Torkington Wiggly and I hear this like super I like like a little amuse I'm like what the fuck French did a good job by by getting the city girls on the record take that sample out I love it you know French recently I think he even though you know like here he's establishing industry I do things like he relies on the newer talent I realized on the guest feature to kind of move the song as well how good the song is see the girls they're hot right now that type of song up there Lane remove that sample I fucking it right so you like the song you just want them to take the simple that one little sample yeah it sounds goofy with it okay like it don't sound like some shit like it's some ratchet shit it's on some shit that you could hear like in like a rave right okay so let me tell you I don't I don't like this song right why I love French Montana's music I don't like this song only because it's like city girls alright I just feel like are the city girls giving people records because or are they just Brandon that city girls because JT's not home yet because she doesn't have a verse on there right she doesn't have a verse on there so that and they're not of course they're not gonna brand it young Miami featuring young Miami is city girl city girl city girls but I feel like every time somebody wants to make one of these songs because they feel like it's just gonna go because it's summertime it's the cool thing to do is just go grab the city girls at French Montana doesn't have city girls on his record he doesn't do a record like this at all right so that's my only really I don't think that he would if there's if young Miami was not a feature on his record he would have never had like I had a record like this like it wasn't it yeah I don't think with it with that type of beating on it alright maybe not mmm even then I was like we do know Francis the nigga who gets all like free she had popped that like he does what I'm talking about and the in this link pop that is wait pop that is a sample that everybody knows his fucking Luke dude ran like okay if it felt like he was trying to meet them with the production right I will say that but again go back to my only critique of the song which I do like if the city girls do anything to sample but going back to the last song he dropped which I think he thought it did better didn't do as well they had a little they sit on it and Wiz Khalifa on it was not in the video reckless I release a new patient and lo T Jade video yeah yeah I think he did too much too much new wood production there French Montana get back with hairy frog please go for it just go get back with hairy frog seriously go but but those are those most likely ain't gonna be single I mean he had a couple choices yes yo he a singular hairy frog man will it features usually with the feature brothers go get drink man no did you no style no was no stars they didn't know Shyamalan lost I didn't like it no no well label is he on happy yes I thought they could have pushed that a little better listen man French need to just do French I think I mean he always has like the the the summer try to throw the club anthem on say just do French right like right now is if I gotta have some what and the right now is the perfect time that just if I was French or if I was a in are in French will be the perfect time just put him back where he fraud let him get back in his Street bag and then have the records within that like how he had bite down will fuckin um with Kodak black you know I mean that's a record that French could have still had that same record without Kodak black on it codec black me to dope but he could have had that same record without coding yes I'm like the to you right my heartache ever since friends fucked around and did the song was Swale II forgot like an unforgettable that shit went global he's chasin hi Rhonda he's been touring the world if you look at he's done a couple of the features all international I do feel he's lost a bit of that like pop that freak type of like I don't say creativity but that's where his Lane was when he was getting a single poppin you get me then he got that huge international song now he was trying to pretty much stay in that Lane a little bit get it again now he's coming back around with the song like Wiggly but it almost don't even feels as natural as the other ones felt it felt a little forced so then do you grace right now 1/4 way no 0 with that but that's I think try to get another global hit you feel like I think he's coming back to the yo I used to be always had a ratchet one on to my belt let's go get it again but did a little bit too much you got I got the right chef I went to his French or some samples again like just I'm talking about like soul shampoos like then what are you guys expecting for the album then album full of potential global international collaborations or yo again for anybody who's a French fan fan a New Yorker – who saw the rise of French Montana all the way to heat him kicking it with Chloe when I nigga used to shoot cocaine silly DVDs like you number one you appreciate it but number two like you know like when you really did like his music number one of course all the og show would max me goat shit right but but like all the mac and cheese joints is where he really got in this bag and you know like his last project there were a couple of joints but like his albums ain't like his mixtapes so his albums you could tell it's clearly a studio album for for epic they clearly want some hits it's not about those album cuz cuz Mac do I don't think it's like a cheese – I could possibly argue that that's a classic mixtape magazines two or three – who is the one where you go mm so is which one is devil on my shoulder to it – is crazy I don't tell you that should show that nasty but this is what I'm saying here that maggot cheese French yeah but but like he hasn't given an album like that yeah yeah it out like that I don't even know epic you know how to work that type of shit because I think there's one of those like you'll work with a city girls that won't get his maggot cheese three I'm getting it Friday it's three it's not – I know I was bugging three but I'm what you that I'm rich on it all right Wow um why don't we gotta check back up on this song when when this nigger goes to strip club four weeks of now and he's telling us who the hands-on experience of how French is reka fucked it up yeah you do need this is what I learned about music yo you have your audio experience and you need a live experience when you have a live experience it helps to audio sometimes you go to a person show you black it is niggas you guys have definitely been giving some songs lukewarm reviews only to say a few weeks later I see in a person yes eat in prison the London Thank You Roger not lending this fight no and I didn't even go no I didn't get a lot of experience for London I just I just sat and listened to it a few more times that shit is fire I ain't gonna front when I first heard it I didn't like it but that should aspire to go back and see his initial reaction what I should buy it grower not a shower shower not a grower and and Colver sandesh is crazy too co versa nation is crazy k a queue in a tickets through some numbers please o worry about the numbers oh okay okay okay um quick update on all the numbers and things that I really do but you have cars oh yeah you guys how I do yeah I can't look at a prompt to look law sophisticated cut it out listen man revenge of the dreamers was actually number one it was predicted to do like 90,000 but again word of mouth during a week could take an album from doing whatever number and boost that numbers definitely what do you say bad baby okay it ended up being number one with 115 thousand copies sold MGK Hotel Diablo which we had a conversation about MGK recently and you know like we're discussing his career we like we pretty much agree that he's doing pretty good 39,000 pretty much 40,000 records first week with his album which is a little bit of rock / rap you know he's found his own lane I think you got to call that a win for me that's definitely a win it's hard to sell 39,000 albums the first week she's all that she's not easy exactly and which definitely counteracts everybody's or a lot of people supporting that says oh he's only like hype was when he does M&M no he clearly jumped in on some people care and of course Oh young thug and postman on the song I instantly heard an up on first this and I said it's a hit how does this motherfucker postman don't always debut time like in the top five hit that song was number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart yeah House X that's that debut but little now sex was number one still with old-timer many more weeks you guys think you need one or two more weeks and it's gonna be the old time running somebody got knocking off man call your wife let's do it ready talks about make the stallion and the baby now we got ybn court a Rico nasty and Co metazine when did you guys like these who had the best out of the three hmm I'm going to go with Rico nasty is having the best one out of the three but the only reason why I think Rico's nasties was betters because I want acordes to go along got one of his his verse to go along it's like when Corday cut his shit I'm like damn you just was getting into it cometa zine did this thing as well you know I mean did this thing as well but you can hear it came from like a song it wasn't like really formatted for acapella well I got Rico on that one and then uh why being a court day after okay uh you know I agree I agree with Rico nasty head up what are we comparing all for cuz that we're all just the three right now nah I do like my bags I like mags and I do like actually I like Mike stallions I like Rico nasty and I thought the baby well again we all admitted that from a song he recorded parts of it I like what I heard so far I think this year especially coming from last year a year before we're like you knew that shit was gonna be a shit show in terms of free size cuz certain artists on there like there known for freestyling a que pump other people purp you gave up I think so no that was I think we just all come out and it's like joked like and I remember tripping doing one I think people were expecting a shit show a bit not all of them but like for example method so we're saying this year's class was pretty good I'm saying they prepared more I think Tierra wack is gonna have the best free stuff because she does that show all the time I think that's here or wagons gonna have the best freestyle out of everybody if it's anything like what we've seen on this room recently she should so we got gonna is a profile but no freestyle do you have a question can you pull up the question please right so who is the person who's like that's the most important artists they tell you they're gonna set what's going on for the day when arrived exactly so here's a question real quick a queen and it asked a big fan of the show thank you you're appreciating you want to know how y'all feel about a rapper like gonna not choosing to do their XXL freestyle should they even be considered for the cover or shit XXL just give the sought to someone who actually wants to do the freestyle and cyphers I see your face but I think this is a valid question it is very valid question what the Excel freshmen this isn't about the freestyle though I think that's just content I mean most part of this it's like going into the draft and doing a combine like you have to do it like you you just have to do it I think it's more about content than really about like actually showcase of skill because like they've had certain rappers on there that literally cannot free stuff right only can't free stuff right but it's content for each type but freestyle versus give what what but number one I want to say Sloot's are gonna if he did say yeah I'm not doing a freestyle which again I think to be honest he's the biggest artists on there like you know if he says he doesn't want to do it what are you gonna do we're not gonna have you on the list it's better to say that then look stupid or look awkward or or maybe he might think you know I only got verses that I actually put on beat so why like I'm gonna say it on on this shit then lady I went here gonna beat him call me whack anyway buddy that nobody cares it makes Mason did that makes was doing that shit on on the radio people been doing that shit people been rapping on radio and using the same shit on the album that's not nothing new people are doing that for over 20 years what I'm saying this is like we're gonna I'm with you on the if he if it was if he thinks it was gonna make him look bad or he's not good with shit like that didn't repeat like not do it let's take heed not he didn't do it even but I'm just saying it's like he's a rapper he shouldn't he should want to rap gun is not a bad rap but I don't think if Cole methods Ian could do it gonna Canada and I'm not gonna is on higher than Co methods in his level but I'm talking about skill wise gonna is not a bad rapper like he's not like a pump were you like oh my is nothing he could say that we're gonna fucking like oh you even think something like that I think that gonna should have done it again I've given this position of course it's not my list even not criticize a little time I will say I've always thought that it's a little bit old-school to just say freestyle I get that's a quintessential literally literally killed it cipher shit almost make that like do a cipher clearly and then also a song come on now but if you're trying to get somebody to do something that they've never done their life the game like recently the game had a great freestyle a little eco salute them by the way right like he actually freestyles okay like Jewish world could actually freeze the pump has never really even games only even games Romney he did now game we Colin if I'm recent I'll add you saying I was right we calling it freestyle we see mostly we call any freestyle because of the platform or the format right game is prepared when he goes there every artist that has to rap on radio they are prepared may be juice world isn't and he's that may be one of the exceptions to the whole entire rule right when you a double yourself freshman you notice shit for two months before it happens no for two months so you mean it's um you can't write 16 bars real quick that's gonna make your face might respect you a little bit more or this is hip-hop bro this is rat what's Tommy's for no I understand this I'm which is how you you feel like they can't come with a written but you want them to make a song okay because a lot of these guys and I've like I like watching that little vlog summer and they put out vlogs sometimes you might just see them on Instagram live in the studio honestly they're bars or lack of bars is it reaction to the beat you get what I mean sister so so so you want them to sing please they have never really just had like a bunch of like bars or lines or whatever whatever you can say riddens or whatever and they're just saying it without a beat well like imagine a play board cardi freestyle alright remember wait remember 2016 freestyle to everybody criticized with 21-7 jadi and Uzi without now it was cuz I'm saying this content it was a moment but I don't think no it was okay Stu scared it wasn't the showcases kill the thing all right the only thing I didn't like about that is what is e who is he can actually what people don't know is that Uzi can actually rap like if you go on and you can still find on a SoundCloud you go all the way back I'm talking about like go back to like 2011 rapping on for use he was robbed recently right Iraq before work or he can rap so I was just like damn like musica rapped why didn't he put a fucking good rap on there I'm just saying like if you're it if me hypothetically speaking if I was a rapper who was into the whole track wave and all of that shit I would wrap one time and then never do it again I was just and I didn't want to do it I would just do this shit one time really good so I could get my respect in the shit and never do it again and you'll be fine with that I could understand why gonna didn't do it let's think about the other people that did write if we're thinking about Meg and Manson freestyle no yes I'm just saying it's alright okay different metadata yesterday okay no no no I never said she couldn't wrap it okay okay the baby yeah actually wraps a curette you've seen them freestyle as well right Corde clay of course right like gonna as opposed to everyone we're talking about with the exception of coal methods in so far cuz I didn't think old methods in was gonna do it then he did it he did it I don't think I gave him a choice God is getting a choice come at the scene you gotta do bro but I think with like I know you're saying gun is a better rapper than him but if you listen to Gunners music gonna is more melody driven when he's rapping okay and because of that that is not really set up for yo just spit a acapella you think they should be able to go for a beat fair enough but we should have an altered format yeah all these maybe grew up on a little wing little Wayne as they jay-z they can all Iraq I don't hey I guarantee we did a poll of this may be higher young thug is their their little Wayne mmm okay maybe my side no legally speaking just to close this on a very boring note he's probably just hard for them to do a song or whatever you can clear anything gonna try to murder XXL trying to put out song so that's you happy one reason why they will the cipher is just something on a beat right like again no but you still have the Clinton that you still have to clear that you trust like that's why they use date when they do the cipher and I use a generic joint okay well I use a original they get pretty or less she has to be cleared they get the beats cleared all of that shit because it's an original composition at that point because they're putting it out and there's been an ad dollars on it so there's no different than you putting a song out at that point okay so do the same thing for the freestyle relay everybody gets the same beat alright you don't let nobody here first or you send it to them like a couple of months before come up with something we need a minute listen or you give the option hey you could come and do without a beat and or you could do with me just be a little bit more open using these things are different alright so let's get into our new segment big fax or a BST guys gonna pick a side and are you or so so our first one today's from Jadakiss he says to all new and upcoming artists if you truly want to be successful don't get a manager you'll be better off figuring it out as you go way no current or not only he's also huge Jada fan so I feel like it's perfect for him I'm not only a manager I know I said all right boy you're not all right so when Jada put this up I did I wrote under it Jada Jada is my man comments yeah I wrote in the comic Jada my dog like with all due respect no I said I said air depends like you know me really dependent nah I ain't say all due respect but the thing is I think that Jada I think that this is BS you know I mean I'm gonna keep it on I think that is BS because I think every single artist is a particular situation and yes some artists some artists you know they can figure out a lot of stuff on itself but for themselves but are a lot of artists can't represent themselves now you could be dope have the dopest bars just a third but to be in a room and articulate yourself and be able to tell your vision from from from a standpoint that's not coming from just our artists perspective you need somebody in that position to do that the problem with artists I mean the problem or artist is is that they start questioning the the money like it's artists his biggest problem as money is like why do I have to pay for this why do I have to pay for that why do I have to pay a person for that it's because you can't you don't speak for yourself it's no different than a lawyer right you you could go you could say I didn't do this is down to third but if you can't articulate that in a court you can't represent yourself they give you the option right don't they give you the option to represent yourself but why do you get a lawyer the lawyer talks for you and I think that in hip-hop if you want to make it to a certain site but level you just have to have a person that understands you as a brand you as an artist and how to build you and that can be a manager and you need a person that has experience so Jada is a very smart guy so she speculated the sentiment is coming from my now isn't what I think it's coming from I don't know it's to my knowledge he was managed by rock nation I thought that he was by drag nation at this point so I don't I don't know where that's coming from because I never knew the only um manager that I ever knew for Jadakiss is rest in peace to my man ice pick you know past a few years ago was my man ice pick an ice pick was super dope everybody'll in the game learn from ice pick but I don't know where this is coming from legit I don't have those personal conversations with him about his business I got a sore like was it last year whenever it was we were out in LA for the BT words and we met Jada I thought about like his road manager like tomorrow managers I mean so much like just I don't know told my your general me I think he's talking about you I think you talking about a manager but and the thing is this is not Jada's this is not Jada's on situation but a lot of people do have the homie manager which I'm not against having your homie as a manager if your homies willing to learn the business hmm I'm not that goes wrong a lot of times I mean it does but but you have tons of examples that actually work like tons of examples that work I think that like if you're home if you could put your homeys in position but they have to want to learn the business rich Paul was not agent he met LeBron in the airport he ended up becoming a second and third most powerful person in the NBA 16 years later so if you're if you're people want to learn the business and that's cool but there's a few good examples and a ton of terrible he's got fire by two NBA players oh no he got yeah but he still has to broaden our Davis has abroad nice that has Anthony Davis and fucking Bill Simmons built up in suspension is who just sounded 170 million dollar extension all right I'm gonna because I don't know where this is coming from don't know what situations that he might be going through person or maybe someone else he's saying go through some situations that he might be just given general knowledge to her so I'm gonna give what I've heard and to me autism this is I think the most frequent thing you growing up a little bit the money right like I think I rusted this great breakdown in terms of you know like you know an artist size a million ideal you pay 20 percent to manager five percent to your lawyer five percent to your business manager automatically you only have like 70 percent left and then you got taxes yeah exactly half an after taxes from a million dollars you get like three hundred fifty thousand dollars you get me and I think artist and a lot of we started saying well I can't avoid the taxes right how can I write me my lawyer to actually write the shit out mm-hmm do I really mean this guy he's a middleman sometimes so so so and I guess like before I even answer how I feel on it I'm throwing it back to you to say how do you even tell him how do you tell somebody who is just only looking at you as 20% like bro I don't need I don't want to pay somebody 20% well how does that look to someone who says 20% is cool out of 100 I'm out of a million I don't know about that one well I mean the thing is is that the man but people don't talk about managers being a manager is a very thankless job it's a very thankless job you not only a manager but you're under being a psychiatrist you know I mean you end up being a big brother or big sister you end up being all of these different things that a person depends and needs for you when you're doing this when you're doing this every day you're not getting paid there's no there's no hourly compensation for a manager so let's say all right cool I've been busting my ass for a whole year we ain't get a deal yet right we ain't get to do cool when money finally comes I should be compensated even even a lawyer the money the lawyer gets compensated now the 5% based on them always doing work this producer agreements that got to go in all types of stuff so when money comes in yeah they should be compensated for their work the thing is that our artist is not always with their manager so they may not see all the shit that they're doing for them and that's when they start saying well I'm the one that rat this check came in why am I getting that but the thing that artists don't understand about the money is no difference there's no difference than a hundred dollars or two hundred two hundred dollars or two thousand two hundred thousand or two million because if I'm breaking down like this all right one hundred dollars come in can I get 20 yeah you get $20 cool all right so $1,000 comes in can I get 200 you get 200 200 comes in can I get 40 all right a million I can't get 200 thousand there's no difference in the breakdown there's no difference in the breakdown the thing is is that a lot of artists are just not smart with their money and because they're not smart with their money when they spend up all day money they start pointing the finger as to why I ain't got this you got money so it must be your fault why am I paying you you know what cut that shit now but you'll see the difference when the artists and the managers don't be involved anymore you know and that's that's very particular on what artists were speaking about because every artist is different and every artist don't work the same let's go break down when I did post this on my page I've seen waka hop in the comments and he said he said don't don't like pretty much saying don't give good advice give bad advice based on your own like personal drama or whatever and honestly I'm gonna call BS on this one because I do think you know people got to know what a manager is like I feel a manager and you could correct me if I'm wrong imagine ain't the dude that's only like getting your book is it like if a man is not bringing unto the table your team if you're not bringing additional business ventures you're not bringing more revenue right so that 20% who cares about the 20% when without you I would have been making found a thousand but now I'm making two million of course you know you you're brilliant stuff to the table of course basil but that won't be enough for a lot of artists like even that like you can you can bring our artists I'm sorry to cut you off at because you was going a good place but like you can you can bring all that to the table and the thing is it's like you can still get like it's a very old dog it's hot as hard being a manager it's really hard because a person doesn't see like our artist doesn't need to be on the phone when I have a conference call about legal clearances for you for your songs see a manager protects you from a lot of things absolutely like money problems but also just like a lot of terrible feedback auto-ship I can just hurt your feelings like that you shield them damage control I've had that because dude do the relationships be able to stop like our artists might say something crazy and in an interview and I'd be like yo come on please don't put that out and because I have a relationship they'll be like all right you know what we cool let's not do that another person might say fuck that press the button make this nigga look crazy I'm saying so is a man and and think about that artists in one or two bad things can stop all these potential endorsements we're trying to bring it in so that when the endorsements come in can't get minds and that's why I look at like in terms of management it depends on who is yeah because again like is use an example that I was a little bit close to like it was six not I thought he could have made ten times the amount of money if he had the right manager yeah never one of the manager he wanted people who were booking him to hit him DMM like you get me now when you're again all the ancillary stuff that you can be taking advantage of potential brand deals stuff where you could be represented by someone who has your business interests at heart and they could further the income that's coming in now you're like I don't even think anyone who's like your entertainment realize once you're popping you're busy all the time right and I say busy all the time closing in closing I say there's one last thing for artists or whomever any type of business you're doing if you say all right I'm running this this is my thing that I and you got a hundred percent if it's not making no revenue 100 percent of zero is still zero so you can have all 100 percent you want you cannot give 20% up but if you can't bring in money on yourself or you feel like oh well people are hitting me directly if you don't have a buffer somebody that can like get get the deliverables right communicate all of that then you go along you see out of work for you yeah so good points by both you I mean I think and final final closing it's like anything a bad lawyer a bad manager a bad Asian all of it can go horribly wrong you know what I mean you have to find the right person and sometimes it's Charlie and error so just be careful hey listen I'll tell you this I never knew like in terms of I never wanted a lawyer until I got a lawyer then I realized how a lawyer was like you what I'm like yo you know we would agree to that he said naw fuck ya huh say oh fuck that we not agree to that then when he come back I'm like that's what we got that's when you see people's work but sometimes it might be just the particular person right if he does if you're working with with a phone answerer yeah yeah you feelin like that you working with like a hustler building the team is half of this different thing I mean there's good people and bad people you got to find your right people gentlemen thank you very much we gotta go we will see you guys here tomorrow keep sending your questions to us on twitter at everyday struggle with two g's peace

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