What Is Support? Blog
Support is something needed in whatever you out here doing, it's also something you have to earn from the people through your craft not because of who you are but that is sometime a reason for people giving their support or you(whoever you are) complaining about them not giving it.
What's your reason for doing what you do? If your answer not because you love it and out of passion then you completely lost out here. Main other reasons people do something is money, popularity and sadly likes and retweets.
• Money-to be perfectly clear money is definitely a want out of your brand because this is the thing you want to change your lifestyle but it should not be your main reason. Investing mean you spending whatever on your brand not thinking about immediately getting it back but knowing your work ethic gone sooner or later take what you just kicked out for yourself and triple it. This goes back to love if you don't love what you do you will simply lose all interest with time & be right back at ground zero trying to find another hustle until it dies out.
•Popularity-you have to be the lamest if all you want to do is been viewed as "that nigga". How can you expect the people to back you if that's your motive and ask yourself what you gain from being that nigga, you run the city? Cool but what do you do for your city and remember it's a whole world out here that don't even know you exist step out your city limits & you a nobody.
•Likes and Retweets- this doesn't even mean they supported. I mean yes when everybody post something we want as many likes as possible but what actually does that do? Nothing. Just because somebody hit that like or retweet button don't mean they even checked your work out they could've did it just off the strength that they know you. Example let's say you sell clothing & you drop a new tee that gets 100+ likes, 10/10 I'm sure 100+ people did not cop that tee so there's absolutely no relevance in this end of the day.
My next thing is hometown support and so-called lack there of. I think most fail to realize everything is over saturated and unoriginal these days no matter if you rap, sell clothes, sell weave etc. it's hella others out here doing the exact same without a passion just a quick hustle and very few grinding for the love of it but good thing is quick hustles die out after the first year. It's pretty much if everybody selling who's buying kind of thing out here if that person going hard for their brand you cannot expect them to put a lot of energy into yours. The support is not genuine because if you do something for him you expecting the same thing back and it becomes a ongoing game of favor for a favor but first time one doesn't return a favor then you have business issues and those issues become personal. Also are you being authentic enough that your brand doesn't look exactly like everyone else's if not how can you expect to draw in support when you just another fish in the sea. Home is home never forget where you came from but it's more important that when you out of the city you putting on for it and representing it in a positive way. Everybody doesn't have to come together but same time that doesn't mean you have to compete or can't show love you can simply do your own thing, if somebody make it and you not going hard for your own movement why should they bring you with them because yall from the same place you in no form deserve the rewards from another person hard work.
I could say way more but I'll just keep it at those few topics for right now. Never complain about not having enough support if anything simply be thankful for those who show love and sit down and ask yourself how can I turn my work ethic up and gain the support of the people who don't now. Nobody going to give you anything so don't expect it or think their supposed to but at the very same time remember there's a lot who watch but don't say anything and that's also support rather they like it or just watching to hate.
Everybody Can’t Rap
Finally the long overdue topic where everybody feels the exact same but hasn’t been touched on yet, the rap game. Easily the most crowded business out right now that’s flooded with the trash.
Rap is an art and talent given to a select few but these days has lost so much value from the lack of talent attempting to test the waters. We all know about a 100 niggas who out the blue attempted rap careers and failed tremendously because the simple fact it’s just not for them and they had to find out the hard way. The lifestyle is what draws the attention but people fail to realize that’s not the only way to live the lifestyle.
Why can’t everybody rap? Easy question because it’s something you have to actually perfect and master by studying and being consistent. It’s no originality niggas dead step in front of a mic and sound exactly like the artist they listen to the most, sit and listen to your local rapper after reading this and watch he sounds like the Migos or like he straight out of Chicago. That last statement goes back to the lifestyle that’s all people want so they turn to rap thinking it’s gone come overnight by imitating what’s already being done. The rap game is a business where people have longevity when they separate themselves from what everybody else doing you following a trend not gone help you get anywhere but where you already at.
How come niggas who trash don’t know their trash? Smh this could be its own blog. The #1 blame for this is yes men, their very own friends who know they nigga making the most BS but since they cool well say it’s hard just because they don’t want to jeopardize their friendship. This shit hear creates a monster, the people around this man gassed him so bad when somebody does come and gives the honest opinion he thinks he has haters and gone go either harder dropping more trash with a motive. Don’t let this man be a “local celebrity” where the city rocks with him heavy and know he not like that rap wise he feel like he untouchable anywhere when nobody gets down with his music outside the city. Then you have attentions seekers, grown men who want to be in the spotlight by any means so they try the rap game out. You call these lil hoes no man should do anything for attention but we now live in a world where a lot of dudes not manly at all these days.
Not knowing the business side of the game goes right along with not knowing how to rap they both hand in hand. If you are a decent rapper or trash rapper nobody going to listen to your music if you nonstop posting your links on social networks, that’s not working you spam and worrisome af. You want people to give your music a chance approach them respectfully in their emails or try to set up meetings. Studio quality is a must! You niggas are not rappers sitting 10 deep in your homeboy crib smoking that’s not a studio that’s a hang out spot. Don’t get it wrong nothing wrong with house studios if the quality high but after you record it in-house send it to off to get mixed and mastered DJ’s not about to play your homemade tracks in the club and your low quality bust their speakers they put all that money into. You want to be taken serious make the investments in your music to let people know you for real about it.
Moral of the story just because you love music and want to live you life doesn’t mean it’s something you can up and start doing, the people on today because they have an actual love for the art and was willing to make the sacrifices it took to become successful. Everything not meant for everybody aint no way around it. For those who can rap and making the sacrifices to get where you want I salute you and you get all my respect because I know it has to be frustrating seeing all these others doing it with and motive besides the love.
The Misconception Of Getting Her Number
Getting a female number can by far be the easiest thing to get confused. As a man we always feel getting the digits is a sign of victory that of course she’s interested back when whole time she could just be giving it with not one intention of even replying to one single text you send. A mind game? Yes it is but it’s a risk every man willing to take because we’ll never know until we try.
Where did this misconception start? It started when females favorite 2 tricks stopped working on the overly persistent dude who wont quit. They use to give out fake numbers but now that doesn’t work because it’s type of males species who will call her phone as soon as he gets it to make sure her phone rings and that she can save her number back. The second…the infamous “I have a boyfriend” line which not one man walking this earth cares about. Don’t get it confused though not every female is going to ignore you but it’s plenty of categories so let me name a few.
· No intentions of responding type: She just gave you her number because she was too nice to reject you so once you get it 9/10 she gone regret she let you get it.
· Only going to respond when she bored type: She has no interest in you at all but you keep hitting her up so she gone respond from time to time giving you a hella dry conversation hoping you yourself get the point
· The user type: She gone take advantage of the fact you feeling her and might just let you take her out and that’s it you nothing but free food. Don’t be a sucker
· Interested until you mess up type: Now her you have a slick chance with but the ball is in your court, she kinda feels you a little bit but that first time you ask for a pic or bring up sex you just turned her completely off and have no chance with her now.
· Ready to turn up type: You struck gold! She digging you and ready to pass you the box instantly once you get to it. Rare case, honestly what we think we going to run into majority of the time we bag a number but misconception and we’re wrong most of the time.
· The one who actually likes you: No misconception here she trying to get to know each other, build something with you more than just a couple texts and casual sex from time to time. The one you take serious and play your cards right with.
Those examples are only the few types of misconception that majority females can relate to but if you’re not any if it don’t apply let it fly. Men we never know which we gone run into until we actually get her number all I can say is play your cards right it’s a chest game we didn’t sign up for.
P.S. 9/10 if you got her number in the club you gone get ignored, you know how many savages done approached her nonstop since she been in there. Be safe it’s filthy out here