Posts Tagged ‘Macklemore’
What exactly has he appropriated? A genre of music? The last time I checked, music is music. It is what it is.
I’m sorry Macklemore caught you by surprise, missing the 10+ years he’s spent nightly in Seattle developing his material, stage show, and brand. Sorry you missed his breakthroughs and milestones in hiphop, including the miracle that is The Town, from 2009. Sorry you overlooked the SharkFace Gang Movement, where the bulk of his fans locked arms several years before this blog hate.
All I’m reading here is how you don’t care for Macklemore’s music. Fair enough. The rest of your drivel is misplaced, uninformed and perhaps ignorant. No one, including Rick Ross and Maybach Music seemed to share your concern when Mack toured for a full year leading to Thrift Shop by
Opening for him and other A list rappers. And yes, that tour and brand building was global. It was his talent and his Seattle team that got him there, not some minstrel show.
Macklemore has earned every inch of music industry real estate he had coming to him. There were no shortcuts here.
He and his team own 100% of it too. You don’t have to be anything but smart to do that, although I’m sure you’ll think of some clever spin as to how that was pulled off too. Next you’ll tell me he “appropriated” good business sense?
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All I’m saying is that after waiting 20 years for something like the Macklemore phenom to happen, we need to consider reaching back to the next generation of hiphop artists in Seattle / Portland / Spokane / Salt Lake City / Boise onward who are doing real business.
I’m too Mr. Miyagi not to speak on it. And BTW, even if it’s 50% of the tour, there is a long list of qualified MC’s or contemporary, neo soul, R&B artists from the Great Northwest who can get the job done.
While pleased that Talib Kweli is on billing – I’m #JUSTSAYING …
Macklemore won’t mind the rant of an old music Has Been here anyway. #OKbye
Did you get everything in for 2012? I tried to.
This huge gap between Drama columns has to do with the complete time suck social media platforms siphon off of me. All 15 of them. The art form is deceiving. One thinks it is a version of communication (it is) and posting of ideas (yes, that too), with some of it leading to an SEO strategy, but it is not The Drama and I would really like to get it back to where THIS was, on a monthly basis. Is this my apology to myself? Probably.
When we last caught up here, I was quite put off with the handling of Whitney Houston’s terrible death in
Babylon Beverly Hills and we had a U.S. President continuing to hold things together in spite of ourselves in this country. He also saw to it that he remain at the helm for the next four years, his last and hopefully greatest contribution to the world yet to be revealed, although he’s done some pretty remarkable things under the circumstances. I’m excited by the possibilities here.
As for my year, on May 27th I became VERY distracted (in a wonderful way) about something I found last winter during holiday in Palm Springs, quite by accident. Yet, not an accident. Let’s call it a gift from the universe I was asking for but not knowing what it was going to be or in what form. The name of the franchise – distributorship I bought is Pro Health Practices By Gene Dexter and it has to do with science proven health improvement. It’s an exciting time for me. This fits perfectly with my own exploration as to what a positive lifestyle is and the pursuit of it. Hit me up for more information, ESPECIALLY if you are older than 30.
Anyway, my latest and hopefully last business launch will combine my entire life experience AND produce something that will help half of this country enter into “old age” more gracefully than Kirstie Alley on a dancefloor. But then, I love the way Kirstie Alley dances.
Yes, other things happened this year. Although I was not in any way involved wirh the production or promotion of Macklemore‘s album, The Heist, I took special ownership of that journey after I learned one of his influences was Silver Shadow D, who’s records I did put out. So, by my math calculation, I created Macklemore, thank you very much. (Just kidding. Come on now, he and Ryan Lewis did it all themselves – thank you very much.)
Sadly, I had to turn down some work for Monsoon East in beautiful Old bellevue, Washington due to the new business thing I’m doing but was more than happy to recommend my friend Betina Finley from SocTalk for their social media / online PR needs. It is working out well and I wish that marriage all the best.
I sold my share in Ba Bar Seattle in July. It was a great offer and from the experience I also learned I’m not a passive investor in any way, shape or form. Moving forward, I’ll go into deals when I’m also holding the management contract too. So don’t call me unless you need All Hands.
Hmmm, let’s see, what else. I’m making some New Years resolutions, a few already in play. First, my network is my network. If we are not engaging or locking arms in life, business, etc., there is always Twitter, where you can follow me. Otherwise, I don’t need 5,000 Facebook “friends”. Sorry if you haven’t made the cut, but if I don’t know that you have kids or their mom’s name, we shouldn’t be on there. Facebook has become too pervasive for anything less.
On subject of Facebook, I hope you took my advice on social media when I said you should be buying that mofo @ $18 a share. #JustSaying
In music, Seattle Rules. No further comment.
As it is the Holiday season, you know I don’t call out anyone in Wanksters paragraph. This year will be no exception.
SHOUTOUTS FOR DECEMBER: All the people I’ve invited on my TV show and who haven’t taken me up on it yet! These include Cool Nutz, Dyme Def, Young Meez, Scene One, Gabriel Teadro, Avatar.
Watch Out For Intellect, Because It Knows So Much It Knows Nothing And Leaves You Hanging Upside Down, Mouthing Knowledge As Your Heart Falls Out Of Your Mouth – Anne Sexton