'Promote and, Distribute,'....Deal. Should read as follows, and the understood usage. In Hip-Hop, and other music, were about thirty 'artists' -and- 'backstage', workers. The upfront, and behind. Shambolic, with moments. In, and about, all (was), goin' on. Easy times to engage, in and among, few/ able, to produce an original, and strong song. A convergence in the midst of a dominant expectation: The UK, Don't Do Hip-Hop, like...
Taken as, not/never(?), as good, as,...
Monthly, get-togethers. The tiny nos., of hours in a studio (proper). The lingering, and visits to the offices, central Brixton. All roads: South. Local fans of Lewisham to Brixton. The early days, when all on streets, be able to, rap.Football Team-like, focus and respective, crew. Believers, in the handful of undoubted top-voices and so-few who took 'stardom', serious. As for the music-making? The gold, and digging, was for accomplished and smash-hit, producers. Fruity Loops software, on PCs struggling to sample-in, and capacity to develop. Mix, UP, and be, 'radio play', standard?
The UK and three 'groups/crews' in our aspire to be; 'Mixed Media Collective, with artist management.' [Shoutsouth].
Had 1) Distro, covered, yet no, easy access, to "P 'n D" (Promotion and Development) money, so that be a stumbler.
People are praying (tonight), outside the hospital for Hip-Hop, cream of the crop, 'People Warrior', DMX.
Seeing, the never would-have..., and, Casanova, (facing a long jail term), is another, 'tough to look'.
Write a wee bit, oughter do something, part-from play, toons.
Got into Hip-Hop, twice. Circa., 2000, and 2020. From 1998, to about 2004, yapped my way into... helping. Looking back, it was more good intentions, than the breakthrough, required. In a messy, place m'self, to make 'good', aka., money.
"Blame the Yanks" closing out the competition. From Tulsa to Tooting, it was/is(?) an American show. Didn't control, or care-for, Reggae. That was ok, and ours in the UK, with JA. So, HipHop was all; The Projects, and, the hustle. Mecca and Stateside' street-life.
The trio of trouble? 1. Distro., (bution), needs. The Music Biz., and generals in their $/£ First and Last, Wars; 2. Studio (time), and an upgrade from reel-to-reel and shine-up with digital desks, and mix-down/ why-not, ...up (?); 3. The UK Hip-Hop'rs, Lurvved... The Big, this, and 50, that. All about, Saturday Night, and Westwood. Choice FM, had Friday Night Flavours, with DJ 279. Liberty to couple the Best of British/United States. The young uns on the Council Estates, and multi-everything/and Hip-Hop.
Four 'groups/crews' in our, aspire to be; 'Mixed Media Collective, with artist management'.
Had, 1) Distro, covered, yet no, easy access, to "P 'n D" (Promotion and Development) money, so that be a stumbler. 2) Presumed, Hit Factory quality, Studios, were the one's gate-kept by the Majors (labels). Otherwise, relative to the time takes was expensive, and access with sufficient technology to sample and plug in to "radio quality"
Mentioned my whistle-stop meets and Giggs, Roots (Manuva.), both, one time. Told m'story, and...
[Darn, wanted to be done by 6. Take a break and 7ish, an hour and got skedaddle. Will jump to... JaJa Soze, well-up, unto, Stinks. Chuffed to hear JaJa, sound as-wise, as y'all hear. Written a line or two, about 'Stinx', (spelled differently/wrong(?)) It's a 'resurrection, wonder', seeing him, OUT, and... on, the music-making.]
NOT, underground (UK) hip-hop, and to-be-kept, so (it seemed). Keep, under/off the radar, and a rare one or two, given access. The rappers/producers who started in the early 90s had matured and found the pockets of Rap-heads. White, as Black, more so, and gig and vinyl supporters; the handful got going to make a wage. Likes of; Lewis Parker, Rodney P, Mudd Fam., Blak Twang, and, Roots Manuva.
IF... and T I M E, would like to re-listen to that talks, posted. The chimes of freedom.
[Forty-five mins. to do my fam. time, and watch, Faulty Towers. NOT, to pray for DMX, (now/), is lame, and convicts. Be missin' what it's, all about.]