No, not exactly about my personal life (event though from time to time you’ll find a post about my personal chronicles and see it fit), but I mean opening up my counseling services for music. I’ve already been doing this whenever I do interviews for bands in Miami (which I’ve been doing lately). At interviews I don’t get too in depth and a lot of times I myself have made a few mistakes which is instantly learned once I get feedback. To be fair with bands, I make sure to interview and lead them the right way with their answers, but some bands should be a little bit more fitting to their persona as opposed to other bands. The truth is, there’s a lot to be learned about hip-hop.
Hip-hop is the most judgemental genre in musical history. Everything gets personal and what he says in a song means this and that and etc. I’ve come to this conclusion after having a long conversation with Guilletine and Lou. Everything is about reputation and what not. Rock music tends to understand that songs aren’t always as direct and can be interpreted as many things while hip-hop is completely direct. Rock music has a form of art that stories can be told and many people would see it just as art and not always taken serious. The same can be done in hip-hop but the truth is, hip-hop really is the story more than half the time of the speaker (the rapper himself). So in interviews the lines all fall into one. Think of your interview as undressing you away from your music and putting you into a “hip-hop stage”. You have no excuses because there’s no music to dress you as being vague into your art whatsoever. This is you as a person talking to a possible MILLIONS of people on YouTube. It’s very important you get your shit together before answering a question. So take your interviews VERY SERIOUS! The public eye is just as judgmental as hip-hop is and minus your music, it’s even more crucial. You have no excuses if you say the wrong thing. So make sure you’re centered and ready to pursue the persona that you want your fans to see. Sure you can be funny and say things to give your band character, but don’t fuck it up by offending because this is far from the right time.
Now that we got that out the way, just know that many bands out there have been approached by to do you guys a favor to interview you and get the word out. My part is giving you the information and card, but after that the ball is in your court. You either shoot the ball in the basket to score or just stand there dribbling and let time take the ball away and score a three pointer on your ass. I WILL NOT CHASE YOU. You make the decision and call, email, or even Twitter me. That’s several ways to contact me and it’s a possessive girlfriend’s DREAM to have all this information and even possessive girlfriends get all they need with a simple phone number so there’s no excuses (shout outs to them).
I’m a musician too, remember that and I’m trying to do me too. I do this Antisteez thing to interview and publicize bands, why? There’s many reasons but it’s mainly to give back and try to put local bands in the national phase. Showing people that Miami is another major city that has great bands/artists coming up. We’re looking to revolutionize it, but if you want to be part of the coalition, then I suggest you start hunting and eat rather than stand there and die of hunger. Antisteez has a reputation and we work with artists that want to be helped and we can’t help those that don’t want to be helped.
That being said, the month of October is going to be a hard month to squeeze a lot of interviews and interviews the month of October will be hard to grasp. So if you’re one of the few bands that came and got the worm? Congratulations! Of course, this is not to say that just because I haven’t been contacted, that you are not hungry and want to hunt for success. I know some bands are still taking care of finishing their materials and that to me is by far more important and understandable. I’m pointing my fingers at the bands that think I’m going to chase them to get interviewed, not going to happen. Pizza Hut doesn’t call you to get pizza ordered, when you’re hungry, YOU CALL THEM.
Well, that’s all for today.
Continue the revolution to the path of success.