Hey there’s new music dropping tomorrow at 11:11am from @jlately featuring myself and @darealoops21
Release number 7 in the Beejus Day Collection!
As a hip hop artist its amazing how much of the leg work we have to do for other professionals. Hire a photographer and they expect you to come up with all the shots, locations, and themes. Hire a videographer and they expect you to write the treatment, contact and provide all the talent, and locations. Hire a visual artist and they expect you provide 100% of the idea.
The thing is, any motivated hip hip artist will be happy about doing most of this work, because we realize the more work we put into our dreams the more we reap the benefit of success in life(and career.) The thing that kills me though, is it seems hip hop artist are the only ones that have a stigma surrounding them. We’re the lazy ones, we’re the ones that “Don’t respect the art”, we’re the ones that good looked at side ways if we ask for money for ANY type of work we do. This is all the opinions of a non national recognized hip hop artist so my views, I’m sure aren’t a good representation of what its like out there in the more “Professional” world of art, and its possibly just in my head.
In conclusion just because you have a good camera and know how to use it, or know how to use a pen and paper doesn’t mean you can call yourself a professional. The same way that buying pro tools and a microphone doesn’t mean I can just call myself a professional artist.