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General Discussion /
« on: October 21, 2008, 07:23:07 PM »
Yeah, man I am back and daddy's got a bag of brand new tricks. Checkout my blog:

I have been on a hiatus working on my mixtape: "damn, it's so challenging because I am so competitive and I am honestly my own worst critic"- "From Starvin to Stardom is set to be my magnum opus trust that. Lyrically, I am going to be taking it to the next level. I am going to be locking myself in the booth for a year crafting this cla**ic. In the interim, stay focused on my blog for updates.

If any of you want to get your work noticed in the US, we are striving to give yall a forum to show us what your hustle is. We will put ur work on the map. Hit me up on AG mail

General Discussion / My Views on the Game
« on: July 28, 2008, 10:54:09 PM »
It recently came to my attention that the gossip mongers are at it again. There has been talks that I aint with The Glitz Gang. Maybe true, may not be, who knows. Since my proposed status is in limbo, business-wise, I just want to reflect that none of my boys ( Morale, Maggz, Tido, Sean Pages) are not accountable for the way I choose to conduct my business. We are all grown men, my business relationship with the Glitz is functional at best. I am not a full fledged member for those of you who cared. So in noway, should my actions, statements reflect upon the Glitz Gangs sentiments.I just wanted to get that off my chest. My primary hustle is Born Rich Entertainment, everything else, is everything else. So no need to start a fabricated thread, that you can't possibly substantiate. I also am committing myself to changing my habits of starting sh1t that could possibly endanger the well being of my a**ociates. Plainly put it's just bad business, the game is evolving past the beef ish. I entertained it here and there. My business model is changing and is getting more aggressive and seeking lucrative partnerships with a network of like-minded people. I am looking for beatmakers that have that heat and want to get their talent resonate across the ocean waters. I live in the US and I want my people to shine. I know we got soul so let's let it be known. PM me if you are down for the cause....Let's reinvent the hustle...Online forums are powerful tools that transcent the logistical limitations, I mean you can send a beat via email, track it, mix it all that..Damn i love the global village..So holla at me.

General Discussion / Cash ( Where is the Beat?)
« on: July 24, 2008, 04:11:18 PM »
What's good playa? Keep it real you got the beat or not. The beat is a weak overdue, I know you are busy homes but keep one hundred ya dig...Get at me, let me know if it's a go or not, either way that won't stop the grind

General Discussion / At Volatyl
« on: July 22, 2008, 07:30:43 PM »
What's good? You pop sh1t and disappear. I mean you were really talking a good game on how brilliant you are on the mic and I am really anxious to see what you got. Don't worry about Cash, he's busy fending off some haters ( Cash still need that beat b) rest easy on this one. All Im saying let's get busy on this mic, I got some arsenals ready to blow at your ego (lol) and this is for the love of the game. The battle component is always the climax of the game and you really get to learn more about your skillsets when put in the heat of the moment, so I hope you are strategizing a vicious a**ualt.Upload your track and Im on ya asap with no delay. And please non of that gangsta talk cos you aint gonna do jack, so kill that noise.

IF you surveyed the crowd this summer at the punk-flavored Vans Warped Tour here, thick with unexpected piercings and regrettable tattoos, the Paramore fans were hard to miss. Many were clean-cut young girls sporting the same shaggy orange-and-blonde hairstyle as the one worn by the band’s singer, Hayley Williams, in the music video for this pop-punk band’s hit song, “Misery Business.”

“I just want to be just like her,” said a 12-year-old fan named Christine, who cried while standing in line to get autographs from Ms. Williams, 18, and her band mates. Ms. Williams cupped a hand over her mouth and spun away for a moment for fear of losing her own composure.

Paramore is undeniably ascendant: after three years of tireless runs through clubs and festivals, the band, from Franklin, Tenn., has built a pa**ionate audience that has snapped up more than 350,000 copies of its recent second album, “Riot!,” more than doubling the sales of its debut. And now the band is selling out theaters on its biggest tour to date.

Though its success is in large part due to smart pop songwriting and a fashion-forward frontwoman, music executives and talent managers also cite Paramore as a promising example of a rising new model for developing talent, one in which artists share not just revenue from their album sales but concert, merchandise and other earnings with their label in exchange for more comprehensive career support.

If the concept takes hold, it will alter not only the way music companies make money but the way new talent is groomed, and perhaps even the kind of acts that are offered contracts in the first place.

Commonly known as “multiple rights” or “360” deals, the new pacts emerged in an early iteration with the deal that Robbie Williams, the British pop singer signed with EMI in 2002. They are now used by all the major record labels and even a few independents. Madonna has been the most prominent artist to sign on (her recent $120 million deal with the concert promoter Live Nation allows it to share in her future earnings), but the majority of these new deals are made with unknown acts.

It’s not possible to tabulate the number of acts working under 360 deals, but worldwide, record labels share in the earnings with such diverse acts as Lordi, a Finnish metal band which has its own soft drink and credit card, and Camila, a Mexican pop trio that has been drawing big crowds to its concerts. In the United States, Interscope Records benefits from the marketing spinoffs from the Pussycat Dolls, including a Dolls-theme nightclub in Las Vegas.

“Five or eight years ago an eyebrow would be raised,” said the music producer Josh Abraham, whose recent credits include recordings by Slayer and Pink. “Now it’s everywhere. You can’t talk about what a deal looks like without seeing 360.”

Like many innovations, these deals were born of desperation; after experiencing the financial havoc unleashed by years of slipping CD sales, music companies started viewing the ancillary income from artists as a potential new source of cash. After all, the thinking went, labels invest the most in the risky and expensive process of developing talent, so why shouldn’t they get a bigger share of the talent’s success?

In return for that bigger share, labels might give artists more money up front and in many cases touring subsidies that otherwise would not be offered. More important, perhaps, artists might be allowed more time to develop the chops needed to build a long career. And the label’s ability to crossmarket items like CDs, ring tones, V.I.P. concert packages and merchandise might make for a bigger overall pie.

Not everyone is sold on the concept. Many talent managers view 360s as a thinly veiled money grab and are skeptical that the labels, with their work forces shrinking amid industrywide cost cutting, will deliver on their promises of patience.

“That’s a hard speech for many people to buy into,” said Bruce Flohr, a longtime talent executive who signed the Dave Matthews Band to RCA Records and now works for ATO Records, an independent label. “You can speak to me that you’re going to work a record for 18 months. You’re going to work a record for 18 months when it’s selling 420 copies six months from now? Come on — really?”

Even inexperienced performers may resist sharing their take from the box office, particularly at a time when plunging CD sales have pushed artists to rely even more on their concert earnings.

But record executives argue that such deals could free them from the tyranny of megahits because there would be less pressure to make back the label’s money immediately. In the 1990s the arrival of computerized data from SoundScan, which tracks retail sales, meant the industry had an instant scorecard that tempted companies to push for Hollywood blockbuster-style opening weeks. The demand for quick payoffs persisted, even though a review of the last 15 years of Billboard data shows the albums that immediately seized spots on the upper half of the Billboard Top 200 chart would go on to sell fewer copies, on average, than the releases that slowly worked their way up.

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 Jeff Leeds on 360 Deals “If we weren’t so mono-focused on the selling of recorded music, we could actually take a really holistic approach to the development of an artist brand,” said Craig Kallman, chairman of Atlantic Records, which signed Paramore, along with Fueled By Ramen Records. “What’s the healthiest decision to be made, not just to sell the CD but to build the artist’s fan base?”

The industry’s hunger for 360 deals might also subtly shift the ways labels view the scouting and cultivation of talent, a process known as A&R, or artist and repertory, development.

Rap acts, for example, might lose out, since their recordings can be expensive to produce and very few become touring successes. On the other hand, rappers can attract lucrative endorsements for products from sneakers to computers to soft drinks; many have started apparel lines. With an eye to a piece of that potential revenue, Atlantic recently signed the Brooklyn rapper Maino to a 360-style pact.

And labels may take a closer look at the progeny of the Grateful Dead: hard-touring jam bands that don’t necessarily sell many CD’s or score radio hits but do draw obsessively loyal fans who gobble up tickets and memorabilia. “We used to look at jam bands as bands that absolutely we shouldn’t sign,” Mr. Kallman said. “Now all of a sudden I’m saying: ‘Guys, you absolutely must find the next hottest jam band. I need the next Phish. Urgently.’”

A somewhat similar blueprint emerged in 2005 when Atlantic and a small partner, the Florida company Fueled By Ramen, signed Paramore with plans to build a brand-name rock band, one that now not only racks up sold-out shows but sells merchandise from flip-flops to tube tops. The band members, who were mostly teenagers when they signed, felt drawn to a comprehensive approach that allowed for slower growth, Ms. Williams said during a recent chat on the band’s tour bus.

The slow work of playing scores of clubs has paid off so far. It took time for Ms. Williams’s marketable girl-power persona to blossom. At first she usually wore a T-shirt and jeans, but after roughly two years of gigs, she had an epiphany.

“We were leaving Glasgow, Scotland, on the way to another city, and I remember saying, ‘I don’t want to wear this kind of stuff anymore, because I kind of feel like a dude,’” she recalled.

As the band developed, Atlantic and Fueled By Ramen underwrote many of its touring expenses, including, early on, the purchase of a van and payments to Ms. Williams’s mother to continue the band members’ high school education on the road, said John Janick, Fueled By Ramen’s top executive.

Paramore’s handlers wanted the band to hone its craft off the industry radar, forgoing the push to get radio play for any singles from the band’s first album, 2005’s “All We Know is Falling.” Instead, Fueled By Ramen tried to drum up support on Web sites like, where users explore new music. “The band was so young, and they were trying to figure out who they were,” Mr. Janick said.

Paramore’s debut sold more than 140,000 CDs: no flop but far below typical expectations for a band considered a label priority. “We were given all the time in the world, and all the support we could ever ask for, to basically do nothing but play shows,” Ms. Williams said. Without the 360 approach, she said, “I don’t know that we would’ve been given that lenience.”

Though the concept could be applied to anyone, even fleetingly famous pop stars, the real potential of a 360-style pact does not emerge unless an act is popular long enough to attract either loyal fans who reliably buy tickets, or attention from business partners who might help market spinoffs like a fragrance or sneaker line.

“Let’s face it, if you’ve sold 1.5 million albums off one single, and here comes your clothing line, and here comes your personalized phone, you haven’t really built a fan base,” Mr. Flohr of ATO said. “You’ve built fans of songs.”

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 Jeff Leeds on 360 Deals If 360s mean that labels might practice more patience in developing raw talent, however, they could hardly have picked a worse moment. In the open culture of the Internet fans can render judgment on burgeoning artists almost instantly, long before the musicians have a chance to hone their songs or road-test their performance skills. Indie-rock bands run a gantlet of blogs that might include a round of breathless hype that vaults them to Next-Big-Thing status then a thorough backlash, all before they even release an album.

While most labels now monitor blogs for new acts to sign, many executives insist that, once they commit to developing a new act’s career, they can discount much of the online banter. “It’s not just like, ‘Oh my god, they’re not hip in Williamsburg anymore, so therefore it’s over,’” said Steve Ralbovsky, a longtime A&R executive who signed artists including Kings of Leon at RCA Records and now runs his own unit, Canvasback, at Columbia Records. “You just have to realize there’s a world apart” from the blogosphere.

Mr. Ralbovsky, who has started to discuss 360-style pacts with several artists, said it will take “a couple of years” before anyone can determine whether a group’s ancillary income can offset the continuing slide in album sales. As for Paramore, executives say they still view the band as an investment, and decline to disclose financial details of Atlantic’s arrangement.

Particulars of a 360 deal might differ from label to label, but a recent Atlantic offer to another act provides an example of how one might be structured.

Atlantic’s document offers a conventional cash advance to sign the artist, who would receive a royalty for sales after expenses were recouped. With the release of the artist’s first album, however, the label has an option to pay an additional $200,000 in exchange for 30 percent of the net income from all touring, merchandise, endorsements and fan-club fees.

Atlantic would also have the right to approve the act’s tour schedule, and the salaries of certain tour and merchandise sales employees hired by the artist. But the label also offers the artist a 30 percent cut of the label’s album profits — if any — which represents an improvement from the typical industry royalty of 15 percent.

Mr. Kallman said that if Atlantic engages more artists in such agreements, it will have to devote more resources to a smaller roster and raise the stakes for each album. “Your batting average has to go up,” he said. If new artists don’t become successful, “I’ve doubled and tripled down on everything and I’m still playing to empty houses and not selling records.”

As for Paramore, the band’s chance to develop away from the spotlight of the mainstream marketplace has now ended. With its gathering fame, the band has already confronted a handful of tough decisions about how to maintain its identity. Ms. Williams said she rejected an overture from a shoe company that wanted to feature her — alone — in an ad campaign.

Still, to grow, the band will have to expand its reach. Josh Farro, Paramore’s guitarist, sounded wary. Until now “we didn’t want to get lumped into that whole machine, MTV and all that stuff,” he said. “We felt like it was just too soon. And we’d rather build a solid fan base.”

He added, “We have such crazy fans, and those are the ones that are going to stick with us forever.”

The game has changed ladies and gentz, the recession is here and we are experiencing a paradigm change on a global scale. Damn, the internet/technology dun fukked things up

General Discussion / The Glitz Gang....Is coming
« on: July 18, 2008, 12:04:46 AM »
If you are really hip on things, the Glitz Gang is about crush the game right now. The members are Morale, Maggz, L-Tido, Sean Pages...silent member Zsupreme. Look at the stats, Morale's Neo Shanty Co, is branding T-shirts ( will post soon), The Rising Star album is on the way,building his Neo Shanty Party Promotion company. Maggz is coming out after his mixtape smash " Sorry for the Long Wait," with an official release " The Break-Out", L-Tido is gonna be coming out with a mixtape and currently featured on the Da Les album, Sean Pages is the illustrious producer on deck, check his credits, he also is building his Final Touch Productions. Z-supreme is shaping his company Born Rich Entertainment, is working on his debut mixtape, clothing line, and his film company Creative Venture Films,look at youtube search name zsupreme, video snippet for social concious song "my people". as well as his online blog are putting in the work for the love of the game.The Glitz gang also is partnering up with Showlove Promotions as a medium of brand extension reaching the people that are in our immediate market...checkout .Creative Ventures is partnering with Botswana Film company Outlook Productions and Nyaniso clothing line There has been a lot of brokering going onbehind closed doors and we want to give yall the best experience possible. We are also looking for more people who want to contribute in the success of our community.Just give me a shout at or pm me.... Looking for hot beat makers, preferably east coast flavor, or new sound that thumps, no crunk ( no disrespect)....Look out for the pictures Hustle hard

General Discussion / SA's millionaire club gets bigger
« on: July 01, 2008, 08:31:12 PM »
I was surfing the net when I ran to an interesting article that I wanted to make everyone aware that SA is coming up economically. Not that yall need to be reminded but it's a beautiful thing you gotta admit it. Check it out- After hearing about this emerging market, I got on the phone with the squad and asked for a broker so I can a piece of that action. I hope you guys see the gla** as half full the market is ripe for making some serious dough. My new mantra is " I want in!" ;D

6400 new members joined the ranks of the elite in the past year, writes Marcia Klein.

The number of South Africans with over a million US dollars increased by almost 14% — or more than 6400 people — to 55000 last year.

The 2008 Capgemini Merrill Lynch World Wealth Report shows that the growth in the number of South African dollar millionaires far outstripped the global average increase of 6%.

Those South Africans in the prestigious club each had financial a**ets (only investible a**ets and excluding property, collectibles and belongings) of R7.9-m illion or more at the current exchange rate.

The Capgemini Merrill Lynch report showed that the rich in emerging markets grew their wealth far faster than those in developed economies and, for the first time, dollar millionaires totalled more than 10 million individuals worldwide.

The report showed a 10% increase in the number of millionaires in Africa — so South Africa also beat the continental average.

However, the biggest increase in dollar millionaires was in the Middle East, where the number was up by 15.6%. In Europe and North America, there was a minimal increase in millionaires — or in their wealth.

Among the ultra-rich, who the researchers said were worth more than 30-million, the biggest increase was in Latin America, followed by Africa.

According to the report:

There are just over 10million people in the world who have financial a**ets in excess of 1-million. This was 6% higher than the previous year.

ý The combined wealth of the 10 million people who had financial a**ets in excess of 1-million, was 40.7- trillion, 9.4% up on the previous year. The increase in the wealth of the rich was well ahead of the 5.1% growth in the global economy.

ý The ultra-wealthy grew in both number and wealth — 8.8% more in number and 14.5% in accumulated wealth.

ý The growth in emerging-market wealth was strongest in the Middle East and Latin America, with India, China and Brazil showing the biggest increase in numbers of wealthy people.

ý The world’s millionaires are expected to have a combined wealth of 59.1-trillion by 2012, their wealth growing by about 7.7% a year.

ý The biggest increase in the number of millionaires in 2007 was in India, a startling 22.7%, with China second at 20.3%.

ý The world’s millionaires “a**umed a more defensive approach” in a volatile economic climate, opting for safer investment options.

Andrew McGregor, managing director of Who Owns Whom, which compiles the Sunday Times Rich List, said the Capgemini report attributed the disproportionate increase in the number of wealthy in emerging markets to growth in the gross domestic product, “but a further South African nuance is the regulatory impact of state black economic empowerment objectives.

“In the late ’90s, Who Owns Whom identified only eight significant empowerment groups — including Kagiso, Pamodzi, Royal Bafokeng, Shanduka and Thebe — but this year there are 98.”

McGregor said people like mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, who was third on last year’s Sunday Times Rich List with R13.5-billion; the CEO of cellphone company MTN Phuthuma Nhleko (R1.6-billion, ranked 16) and businessman Tokyo Sexwale (R1.3-billion, ranked 20) were probably included in the Capgemini calculation.

He added that an interesting aspect of the report was the burgeoning wealth in the Asia Pacific region, given the recent cla**ification of Chinese South Africans as black for the purposes of empowerment.

“The Who Owns Whom TakeOver Talk database recorded 421 ownership and investment transactions in 2007, of which 59 were empowerment transactions valued at a total of R101-billion. It will be interesting to see what Chinese financial backing does to that trend,” he said.

The report said that trends during 2007 included strong economic growth in the first half and “heightened uncertainty and instability” in the second.

In the second half there was “a distinct and growing divergence between mature and emerging economies — with the advantage going to emerging nations”.

Millionaires hold a significant portion of their wealth on stock exchanges, but the wealthy have become more cautious, moving to safer investments. Deposits and income made up 44% of their a**ets, well up on the previous year. Internationally, the wealthy continued to decrease their holdings in North America. They increased investments in their own markets, preferring to stick with what was familiar to them.

The wealthy are also turning to green investments, supporting research and development into alternative fuels, renewable energy and other advanced technologies, the research showed.

About 12% of millionaires and 14% of the ultra-rich around the world allocated part of their investment portfolio to green technologies and alternative energy.

They also spent a significant portion on “investments of pa**ion”, including art collections, luxury cars, yachts, sports teams, memorabilia, wine and luxury travel. And the rich remained largely unaffected by the international financial turmoil. Those from emerging markets “demonstrated significant influence in the global luxury marketplace”.

For the first time, orders for Gulfstream jets from overseas buyers surpa**ed those of North Americans. Russians, meanwhile, became important clients for yacht-builders, while the wealthy in the Middle East and Asia were the biggest buyers of jewellery, gems and watches.

The report quoted David Norman, co-chair of Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Department, as saying: “We used to think in terms of hedge funds when targeting new customers. Now, we look for barrels of oil.”

According to the report, most of the rich use wealth management companies, but they look for advisors “who understand both the global financial markets and nuances of the local culture”.

This dude is funny. Sliding subliminal diss undercover. Yeah, we got the word. I got some hidden Art of War strategy for these noodles. Yeah, Im talking to you. You wanna slide that undercover subliminals here we go.

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Yeah, been working on a blogradio and my studio. Just got some hot equipment and building my soundlibrary.

"You in your crib shook, don't get your wig cooked, Relax niggas, just keep it on wax nikka,plus my stax bigger, u wack nigga" you know who Im talking too...


Hot Traxxx / New MOP " God Bless Good Night"
« on: February 23, 2008, 08:53:16 AM »
You are all welcome...Im hitting yall with exclusives.....get em while they still hot...

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Hot Traxxx / New KRS- One " The Teacha Retuns"
« on: February 23, 2008, 08:49:03 AM »
It's looks like the Old Skool is back to save Hip Hop...Wher are they at now....They back playa....

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This is one of the dudes that inspired me to rap

Hot Traxxx / New Rakim...." It's nothing" Produced by Just- Blaze
« on: February 23, 2008, 08:44:35 AM »
Return of the Old School blaze....Rakim Allah

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General Discussion / The Real is Back
« on: January 19, 2008, 09:54:19 AM »
I know I know,,, I have been gone for a minute. Your boy has really been busy focusing on the new year power moves.It all good so Immo lay it out like a fresh carpet ya dig....The Glitz Mixtape 2nd quarter, Morale's album....Zee's long awaited mixtape...3rd quarter...let's work

Shot outs to Saudi Western, Ec, WC, Jozi..AmaKipKip..Nyaniso all day!!!!

General Discussion / The Glitz Mixtape....Coming soon
« on: November 21, 2007, 04:59:31 PM »
Oh yeah we are back in position......Morale, Tido, Sean Pages, Maggz, Zsupreme

We working day and night to fill the void in the hip hop market right now. Watch this space boys will be blazing ya with the material....Shine on

Okay fellas, I need feedback, I went back to the drawing boards after catching hell cos of my lacklustre production so I decided to fund this hustle myself to increase my audio production. Any advise:

Let me know what you think-

General Discussion / IF ITS A WAR YA WANT, ITS A WAR YALL GOT!!!!!
« on: September 25, 2007, 02:55:31 AM »
With the latest riffing and allegations of me "E-thuggin"-I was driven to set it off. First and foremost, I love this game. So expect me to put the smash down when a mofo get's out of line.....Kill or be killed right. I aint gon say who it is that Im bombin ya listen to the track and it is what it is after this..... It's Born Riche Entertainment.....Holla at Zee aka Slea-ZEE, Feel how you feel but the game still need me (ha ha ha).....Oh Im ready for 20 rounds about 1000 bars of ma**arce that's if your work ethic is that strong....I gets Busy biyatch!!!!!!!!! :lol:

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