The Word Business Is Twice As Long As The Word Show…

I bet half of the people that come to this site regularly would be better presidents of a record label than some of these shitbags that are running things now. All these motherfuckers seem to know how to do is take vacations and pat each other on the back. The real talent is contained in the performers. Maybe you can extend some credit to Diddy for being able to find that talent, but he always runs them into the ground. Let’s face it, the recording industry was a den of thieves from jump street and shit has only gotten more desperate since they can’t figure out how to maximize the profits from their content. That shit these record companies did to DJ Drama was fucked the fuck up.

Fat Joe just got a platinum plaque for a ringtone?!? What the fuck is next for these record companies? Are they finally going to give plaques to the artists that are downloaded the most? In that case, the Clipse will finally be getting their due. The south should stand up now. I thought it was ridiculous that the recording industry would recognize ringtone sales to the level that they are awarding platinum certifications. I guess ringtones really are the new rap music. I wonder if Just Blaze is still making polyphonic beats like he did back in the 2-way pager days? How ill would that be if Saigon’s new album were only choruses and polyphonic ringtones? That shit would go wild platinum.

But now what if you were a label exec or owner? Which rappers would you sign to your roster? Who would you want to place as the centerpiece to your movement? Fisty Scent? Lil’ Wang? T.I.? Who would you surround them with to balance out their styles and content? You can answer these questions and more by becoming the head of your own record label and playing the cRap Music Fantasy League. CMFL was developed so that all the people that imagine themselves as CEO’s of entertainment companies could select a roster of artists of their choosing and compete with other CEO’s for which imprint would score the most points. It’s like a fantasy baseball league but instead of ballplayers you draft rappers.

The next round of cRap Music Fantasy League is about to kick off for the third fiscal quarter (7/1/2007) so if you want to join in the fun just log onto Dallas Penn Dot Com and follow the instructions. The winner of the cRap Music Fantasy league gets an exclusive pair of Nike Dunks sneakers for free. Registering for the league is also free and the shit is wild fun. It’s up to us internets people to save Hip-Hop from the monotony of Foxy Brown arrests.

  • John Brown

    Billy,

    So the South lost huh? Hmm…Best hip-hop artist T.I., Best collaboration Ludacris, (but wait) Viewers Choice Award (BILLY’s favorite rapper) Lil Wayne and Birdman. BTW, I bet you was all happy that Wayne gave you a shout-out last night huh. You know when he said “If your a Wayne fan, this is for you. If your a fan of hip-hop this is for you.” Shit Billy I didnt know that you and Wayne was that tight.

  • John Brown

    50? Wayne? TI? Can you really go wrong with any of these acts. I mean Interscope has made 50 a world-wide celebrity. Wayne is just getting better (according to Billy). T.I. has that business mentality with that street mentality. Well since its all about money I’ll have to go with 50. I mean outside the U.S. of A he is the most known out of those two. But are we drafting this rappers before they made it big or while they are still a force?

  • jacquez
  • Rizzop

    “So the South lost huh? Hmm…Best hip-hop artist T.I., Best collaboration Ludacris, (but wait) Viewers Choice Award (BILLY’s favorite rapper) Lil Wayne and Birdman……….Thats only because you folks down south have nothing better to do than call in and vote…We gettin money and pussy up north. “king” was trash and the voters must have been intimidated by the T.I.P of my dick and ludas weed carrier having a friday night sissy fight. Ludicris (who had album of the year for someone else) won for doing his best tupac song impersonation.

  • Danny

    If I had a record company, my first four artists would have to be as follows….

    1)Joe Budden (I would promote this dude like the legend that he is)

    2)Termanology (Get Joey and Term on a couple songs together and it’s over)

    3)Cam’Ron (Who gets more publicity than Killa?)

    and last…

    4)Jadakiss (I have always wanted to hear a Killa Ft Jada song)

    ….

    Now that would be my top four but….

    I’m not stupid either…

    From watching Joey and Term, they have not really had much commercial success so I would have them ft a couple R&B cats like T-Pain or Akon and it’s a wrap…

    Ya dig??

  • Danny

    If I had a record company, my first four artists would have to be as follows….

    1) Joe Budden (I would promote this dude like the legend that he is)

    2) Termanology (Get Joey and Term on a couple songs together and it’s over)

    3) Cam’Ron (Who gets more publicity than Killa?)

    And last…

    4) Jadakiss (I have always wanted to hear a Killa Ft Jada song)

    ….

    Now that would be my top four but….

    I’m not stupid either…

    From watching Joey and Term, they have not really had much commercial success so I would have them ft a couple R&B cats like T-Pain or Akon and it’s a wrap…

    Ya dig??

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    Billy

    15 comments on that April 22nd ringtone drop … muthafukkas thought it was a game. Shit’s really real now, fast-forward & next thing you know they’re giving out plaques and a free leather cell phone case for this shit with the inscription “you did it!” on the back …

    I’m waiting for the ringtone compilation album … it’ll be 3 minutes long, 15 joints strong … each track about 12 seconds in length. Pump that out ‘cha 15″ woofers bitches!!

  • John Brown

    RIZZOP,

    Why not give the best hip-hop artist award to Jay-Z and tribute to what he has done to the game. Why give it to T.I. because he simply “intimidated” a couple of people. DAWG, come up with a better excuse. Yall NY cats kill me with that shit. Yall cats are living in “YESTER-YEARS” albums. I do admit I like music from all type of regions. But NY cats go from “yall southern peeps aint lyrical, blah blah blah to we getting money and pussy”. BTW, when Jay did a remake of Pac song he didnt win shit. East coast hates the south just like they hated the west in the 90′s. ENVY and GREED is what NY is known for, that and BITCHING all the time.

  • beeyo

    Rizzop and John Brown should both shut the fuck up. Tip aint intimidate no one, he built his fanbase up all the way from I’m serious, (when I 1st became a fan)to rubberband man, to destroyin flip fresh out the cage, to bring em out (new york sample and producer) to you don’t know me (str8 southern fried fire) to what you know (check that west coast themed video). That nigga worked hard and the people liked him. Luda basically got that grammy not 4 his album, but for his whole career. His most mature album finally gave them white folk a reason to give him the little golden speaker he deserved for awhile, even though it wasn’t his year.
    And New Yorkers aint stuck in “yester years”, we wanna hear our shit get some burn, cuz that Ny shit is what we feel in our bones, same way you southern niggas love yall trunk bangin shit. We feel south niggas aint lyrical cuz most the shit that gets play out yall side is some one hit wonder shit that comes and goes like high heeled hoes. Yall got some real, lyrical niggas down there. But when was the last time a nigga like Z-Ro blew up out yall side? Don’t tell me Wang, cuz …… Well that nigga got problems with everything about him. Ask Billy. Fuck Papoose, listen to Joell Ortiz . That nigga is what it is in these New York hoods.
    Niggas aint usin they brains. I’m disappointed too, cuz I figured most of yall internet niggas would have a little more intelligence than the average dude. I guess not.

  • beeyo

    As far as the post goes? Funny shit. The labels giving niggas merit badges for a job well done, overcompensating for ACTUAL record sales and shit. Do these niggas really need they egos stroked that much? Platinum ringtone plaques? Huh?That’s gotta be a bittersweet win for Joe. They aint like the song enough to BUY THE ALBUM, but at least they hear it when the phone rings. Sheeeeeeeeit.

  • sk

    Bitching??????????……..nah that would be ya’ll niccas from the south prime example at the grammy’s T.I. BITCHING about Luda winning for best album ….even though both those albums was TRASH…u have never ever ever ever seen or heard about Jay bitching about not winning an award…the only time I ever heard about Jay bitching about something at an award show is when the Grammy’s didn’t wanna air the hiphop portion of the show a few years bac….that’s when he did his boycott thing…….oh an you a fronting ass NICCA knowing dam well you won’t say half of that shit you type on the STREETS OF NYC 2 a NYC CAT…CAUSE YOU’LL GET YA HEAD TAKEN OFF…..Oh and NYC is known for “If you can make it here you can make it anywhere”…….Get right BITCH

  • 1,2..1,2 it don’t stop81

    The Better Label:

    1.Nelly
    2.50 cent
    3.lil’Wayne
    4.NE-YO
    5.The Game
    6.Foxy brown
    7.JAY-Z
    8.TUPAC

    REASONING-1.HE DOESN’T MAKE GREAT MUSIC BUT HE’S NEVER DROP THE BALL AS FAR AS SALES.
    2.LIKE’M OR NOT HE’S A POWERHOUSE SUPERSTAR AND GUAREENTED TO SHIP PLATINUM AND OR GET OR HAVE SOMEBODY KILLED.
    3.His rhymes stand to make him a catalyst in future years to come with his growing fanbase and persona plus he can be depended on to f-up and kiss a man every once in a while. (controversy sells)
    4.He’s a damn good hitmaker! a lil’ bit on the funny lookin’ side but time and time again he’s proven to be consistent and whores like’em.
    5.I don’t give two shits about this “gangbanger” but he’ll eventuall get popped or have some kinda altercation wit’ someone from the unit.
    6.This should be obvious she’s the greatest rapper to never rap and still garnish more attention than your favorite rapper.
    7. what more can I say?
    8.He’s the golden boy, unruly,marketable,a major selling factor and hitmaker so if it comes down to it I’ll sell his ashes if I got too.

  • John Brown

    BEEYO,

    I never said that T.I. won cause he “intimidated” no one. All I said was that how can so many bloggers and fans say that the south is losing but yet the REAl southern rappers win awards. People jump and say Young Joc this and Young Joc that, D4L this and that. But notice how they dont win shit. Thats because not all “southern folks” listen to that B.S. I like Outkast as much as WU-Tang, Ill bump Nas and Jay as much as Scarface and Z-ro, Biggie, T.I., Jada anyone who doesnt make YOUNG JOC, YOUNG DRO type of music. But once people know that d4l or dfb come from the south they easily bash the who south instead of just those artist.

  • beeyo

    Yeah my bad, you said voters were intimidated by Tip and Luda havin a fight. But my comment still stands.
    Tell you the truth, Dro is nice. His subject matter doesn’t do his skills justice though.

  • MP5

    jeezy
    b.g
    wayne

  • beeyo

    AND JOE BUDDENS IS A BITCH. Nice rapper. BUT THE DUDE IS AN EMOTIONAL,UNDERACHIEVING,WHINY, B.I.T.C.H. I can’t get behind a rapper I can’t stand as a person. Vote Joell Ortiz, 2007-08.

  • BirdsFlySouth

    Its a new day and age. You sound like them cats refusing to get rid of tape decks and transition to CDs. With all this new technology such as the IPhone actually purchasing CDs will be obsolete. So the music industry has to change with the times. Pretty soon all record stores will be virtual anyway. I mean why carry around huge bags of CDs when you can just get an ipod.

  • John Brown

    sk Says:

    June 27th, 2007 at 10:26 am

    Oh and NYC is known for “If you can make it here you can make it anywhere”……
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Apparently NY rappers arent part of that saying. Well the “new” generation of NY rappers.

  • BirdsFlySouth

    sk Says:

    June 27th, 2007 at 10:26 am
    Bitching??????????……..nah that would be ya’ll niccas from the south prime example at the grammy’s T.I. BITCHING about Luda winning for best album ….even though both those albums was TRASH…u have never ever ever ever seen or heard about Jay bitching about not winning an award…

    ^^^^hahahahaha. Dude Jay Z stabbed a dude over a chick. Now what do you call that?

  • beeyo

    If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.
    If you make it anywhere, you can’t make it in New York.
    A couple dudes IS startin to make it, and they don’t have to suck a down south dick to do it (MIMS is nothing but a one hit wonder, same as the southern 1 hit wonders he copies.) The fact that most of these hardworking dudes hasn’t blown yet attests to the fact of how much more competitve the NY market is than anywhere else. If DFL, DFB, Joc, Shop Boyz, Richboy, Jibbs, Unk, or any other # of lame-oes came from NY, you think they would have gotten the little shine they got? Hell no. Niggas would’ve ripped they heads off. And its fucked up, cuz them lame-oes is just tryin to feed their families. Poor MIMS, what will he do in 5 years?
    ..
    ..
    Be writing for the next wave of southern one hit wonders.
    Don’t worry, NY got our share of lame-oes.

  • sk

    @birdsflysouth …ehhh your off topic comments was about AWARDS….BUT hey what the hell…..I wasn’t their so I don’t know what the stabbing was about…some say it was over Un bootlegging Jay’s album some say what U said…but I would call that protecting your CHICK/BITCH/WIFEY …what you wouldn’t get at some1 if they was Hollering at your CHICK?????????

  • Wade

    Dang everybody just 4got about the blog but umm i better not hear fat joe braggin about his ringtone sales(and plaque) on his next album that would just be 2 much

  • Incilin

    This rap league thing sounds pretty cool, and I’m gonna check it out. But what is it based on? If it’s album sales and such I’d hate to be the guy that picks Huey over Pharoe Monch just to win the game (face it, you know its true)

  • Tyler

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    Great Post Bro. 1EAZY

  • http://myspace.com/brand_new_money412 Future Mogul EffYoo

    the BET awards arent a credible source….they gave T.I the award so he wouldnt bitch like he did about the Grammy…see how the showed Luda right after T.I accepted the award? then they turned around and gave Luda one, in a category where himself and T.I were nominated. Neither were nominated in a category without the other one…so what does that say

  • BirdsFlySouth

    sk Says:

    June 27th, 2007 at 11:41 am
    @birdsflysouth …ehhh your off topic comments was about AWARDS….BUT hey what the hell…..I wasn’t their so I don’t know what the stabbing was about…some say it was over Un bootlegging Jay’s album some say what U said…but I would call that protecting your CHICK/BITCH/WIFEY …what you wouldn’t get at some1 if they was Hollering at your CHICK?????????

    ^^^^^^No I wouldn’t get mad. If ya girl lettin another cat holla then that ain’t yo chick. Don’t get mad don’t get sad. See that’s the difference between NY and the south. If yo chick choosing then that ain’t yo chick let do her thing. Its plenty of other women out there. Checking a dude for hollering at a women is the weakest s*&# ever. As long as he ain’t doing right in front of you so what.

    NY cats go to the club to freestyle in corners, break dance, and mean mug other dudes. Southerns go to watch chicks shake something, drink, and leave wit a shortie.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    So is the bottom line $$$$$ or talent? I would think as a CEO you would be trying to get sales. Seeing as how digital sales arent charted, I dont see how that would work.
    So is it skills or sales or both or will that all be discussed at DP??
    Imma pop over there, I was just wondering.

    I was sickened about that platinum ringtone shit too, but the RIAA hasta get pais SOMEHOW until they get their arms around digital sales.
    I thought it was the A&Rs job to find and develop talent…

    Either way sounds interesting and Im lookin forward to those Dunks. Make sure you take em down by yellow rat bastard and get em graffed up to say EReal on em k Sunday?

    1 hunned.

  • http://myspace.com/brand_new_money412 ReDDiLLionaire

    they gave T.I and Luda an award so they wudnt bitch….neither were nominated in a category without the other soo….B.E.T awards arent a credible source anyways soo….

  • http://myspace.com/brand_new_money412 ReDDiLLionaire

    my bad i posted twice lol billys the shit

  • John Brown

    uture Mogul EffYoo Says:

    June 27th, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Neither were nominated in a category without the other one…so what does that say
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Collaboration:
    Akon featuring Snoop Dogg, “I Wanna Love You”
    Beyonce featuring Jay-Z, “Deja Vu”
    Beyonce featuring Jay-Z, “Upgrade U”
    Diddy featuring Keyshia Cole, “Last Night”
    Ludacris featuring Mary J.Blige “Runaway Love”

    UM, Where is T.I.’s name at?

  • RY

    Fisty Scent……….Fucking Classic

  • sk

    yo I hate xxl u can’t go bac an forth (no beef by the way birdsflysouth) I gotta check bac every hour an chit…….but that’s what I’m saying if a nicca try 2 holla at my wife in front of me it’s ON….behind my bac DO YOU(she’s gonna shut ya down anyway)…….. all of those things you STATED happens in every CLUB across the GLOBE……ain’t just NYC niccas mean mugging,freestyling in a corner(lmao)

  • combatjack

    good shiite dude.

  • C.Rob

    I hate the ignorance of this billy guy, but he gets props for the Pov City Anthem instrumental!

  • Ali

    sounds fun but tha best label would have tha worst artists cuz crap sells

  • 1,2..1,2 it don’t stop81

    cuz crap sells
    ^^^
    DAMN SKIPPY JUNIOR! LOVE DON’T=DOLLARS.

  • http://www.fuckya.com EXPOSER

    crap sells
    ^
    I dont see any crap rap going plat besides Jeezy.

  • http://www.eski79msn.com ea

    look flowing is a part of music, but lets be honest micheal jackson cant sing that well, mj isn’t the best outside shooter ,but just those elements don’t make you good ,having the ability to flow and make good music does,andf jadakiss,joe budden papoose and all the other east coast niggas cant make good music.wayne flow is better and his ability to create song is the best in the game, been in the game since he was 12.franchise and yingyang cant rap but they make good music but the lack of flowing reflects the album sales and they dont sell that much.you much have the qualities to flow and make good music like pac,big, outkast, jay z,cube, and snoop(all these niggas been selling millions for over 10yrs and also wayne.

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