As the third fiscal quarter comes to a close and the fourth quarter begins to take shape in the music biz I ask you all the question that was posed several years ago by the King Of All Jigs. Puff Diddy proffers us the eternal query, what would we rather do, be a baller, a hardbody brawler, or the top of the food chain, a shot caller. In my lifetime I have been all of these at some point except shot caller. That shit is wild exclusive company to be up in. Ballers spend money recklessly, brawlers take money recklessly, but shot callers make money recklessly. Making reckless money takes courage, fearlessness and more than anything else, it takes intelligence.
When I watch these videos about dudes that are mad with Jay-Z because he isn’t pouring money back into their pockets I realize how intelligent that Jay was to not put himself in a position where his money could get stopped. If the Feds even had a whiff of dirty business being the foundation of the Rocafella empire they would have shut that shit down from the gate. The Feds don’t play that shit. Evar. People are expendable in the grand scheme and no one is bigger than they are. You see they merc’ked that fool JFK when started to eff the money machine up. Jay-Z is smart and therefore he is a shot caller. Whatever else you think about his reign at the reins of rap music’s Stax you need to recognize that man thinks as fast as he spits that Fu-Schnicken flow.
What would you do if you were running your own record label? First off, what would you call your record label? What artists would you sign to your label? Imagine for a moment that you were a music mogul and you could sign any artist that you wanted to. Well, you actually don’t have to imagine that scenario (the remix is the GOAT Hip-Hop posse track behind Triumph). Seriously, you have the opportunity now to live the lifestyle of a rap music mogul.
The cRap Music Fantasy League is a game similar in some ways to a rotisserie baseball league in that you draft, or sign as it is called, a roster of rappers for your fantasy record label. You choose the artists that you think will be the most profitable for your label during a fiscal quarter, in this case it will be the fourth quarter of 2007 (October 1st -December 31st). The things that rappers do in order to be profitable to your label are typical goals for most artists. Releasing records, receiving RIAA gold and platinum certifications for those records, releasing music videos and receiving awards are all profitable goals that will score points for your label.
But since this game is called the cRap Music Fantasy League your label can also receive points based on the cRap music activity of your artists as well. If your artists gets arrested for anything, your label scores points too. In this way, Foxy Brown has been a profitable artist for her label owners even though she hasn’t released a studio album in a thousand years.
Here’s a simple outline of the game…
Create a name for your record label
Choose eight(8) individual artists for your label
(included in that roster must be one(1) R & B sanger and at least one(1) female rapper)
How easy is that? That’s so simple even Dark should be able to wrap his brain around that concept, then again, maybe not. If you want to be a label owner in the Q4 round of the cRap Music Fantasy League you should click the link below and submit your label name and roster. Registration in the cMFL is totally FREE plus the winner receives a pair of exclusive Nike kicks.
So what you wanna do? Be a baller, brawler or a shot caller?