This brings us to one of the most prolific and greatest creatives of the Jerk genre in my estimation. I've been fortunate enough to work with, YoungAce Hoodstar the founder of K.I.O.E. (Kream Inc Over Everything). The lyrics express the youthful irreverence for the status quo, but yet that seems to be just what Kream Inc seeks.
I have issues with the business model that says, I want to be big on Sprite My_Space, and 106 and Park, but to get there I'm going to give all my music away free. When something is free, people do not value it. They abuse it. Let me give you an example: In 1985- 1988 I worked at a Parks Recreation Center in Harlem NYC, that had an indoor swimming pool. It was free for the public to use and had free lockers for the public to leave their street wear and valuables, they just had to wait on line at opening time to get in. So what did the youth do? Rather than having to wait on a line for a free pool, they cut a hole through a $300 security fence to gain early access to a free pool. What was the solution for this devaluation. We charged $1.00 to use the lockers so patrons had some value of the pool and would have to go past a check in point to pay for and receive a locker. Upon return of the lock they got the $1.00 back essentially making it a deposit.
|Kream Inc Ft YoungAce|
Would it be better to wait on the big muckety mucks from Sony and Interscope and sell out your ideals on the movement? Or be true to your Jerk fan ideals and work underground even if it's an indie thing to get your music out and give the fans what they like about you before your time comes and goes, waiting on the Bigs to make you a one hit wonder.
Case in point The Rangers that we'll go further in depth on in another blog, were putting out hit, free songs at the rate of about one or two a week and then got picked up by Nick Cannon of NCredible Ent. Get a clue!!! The industry Bigs are taking the competition off the market for their big Rap and Rock boys by signing the fledgling Jerk stars making a record or two and getting it some airplay and then relegating the artists to a kind of deep six limbo where nothing really happens for them and they are just there while the bigs make gobs of money with there other talent.
Tatted (feat. G.TAYLOR, Ace3rd, Space & Nebula) - Single
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