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#BlackFriday by @queentheprophet

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Black Friday:
Where ppl spend money they don’t have, to buy things they don’t need. Some of these ppl will sleep outside all to buy crap that on December 26th will complain that their kids are ungrateful and don’t appreciate anything. Giving a gift is supposed to just be a thoughtful token of love. For some people it’s a means to buy themselves out of guilt for not spending time with their kids and for others it’s a way to buy back the times they didn’t have it. There’s nothing wrong with gift giving, but be wise fam. The acutal CHRIST in CHRISTmas had one kid show up with no gift and just banged a drum. Nobody kicked him out of the club.

Be blessed-

Q

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Get a slot on the next HELL RAZAH @heavenrazah GHETTO GOVT MXTP! Deadline 2/28!

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SLOTS FOR THE NEXT GHETTO GOVT MXTP USA, VOLUME 2 ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!

THERE ARE ONLY 10 SLOTS FOR THIS VOLUME!

PLEASE READ SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY! ALL INQUIRIES GGOMXTPS@GMAIL.COM

SUBMISSION FOR VOLUME 2 WILL BEGIN NOVEMBER 22, 2013 -FEBRUARY 28, 2014 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS BOTH GGO & NON-GGO: 
ALL TRACKS SUBMITTED MUST BE THE FINAL MIX (PROFESSIONALLY MIXED & MASTERED) DO NOT SUBMIT MUSIC THAT IS NOT THE FINAL MIX!
ALL MP3’S MUST READ ON THE MP3 ATTACHMENT TRACK NAME – ARTIST NAME (YOU MUST PUT THE DASH AND YOU MUST LABEL THE MP3 EXACTLY HOW IT SHOULD READ ON THE TRACK LIST)
YOUR EMAIL MUST CONTAIN THE TRACK IN MP3 FORMAT ALONG WITH ARTIST NAME, CHAPTER (if applicable), & TRACK NAME.

**It is preferred that tracks submitted are original. If you choose to use an instrumental that is not original some websites sites may reject it at the time of upload. If your track is rejected by any of the sites used for promotion, slot fees will not be returned. **

For more information on becoming a part of the GHETTO GOVT movement email:  ghettogovtinfo@gmail.com

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If the struggle is REAL right now? Read this… by @queentheprophet

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Greetings Fam!

This blog is multi purposeful right now and I do believe it will be right on time. I think at this point, just about everyone I know (myself included) is going THROUGH IT. Not just like regular things, extra things. The series of unfortunate events that you look up at the sky towards God and scream “UM HELLO? Anytime you’d like to step in now…”

DO YOU TRUST GOD? Ask yourself that seriously. Most of us only kind of do. You trust him because it sounds good, but do you REALLY trust him in your finances? In your marriage? Waiting on a mate? You get the point. What makes something faith is the fact that you can’t see it, you KNOW it. (Hebrews 11:1 Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen) When you doubt, you kick the door wide open for fear which cripples your faith. You either believe God’s got you, or you don’t. See, don’t confuse faith with your feelings. You don’t always “feel” spiritual, God’s presence, secure, in love, or anything else. Everything in your life especially faith is a choice and a decision. You are under no obligation to trust God at all.

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When you ask God for faith, He doesn’t wave a wand and give you faith. Situations begin to present themselves for you to exercise your faith. If you tell God that “if you were rich you’d do this & this.” What good is that? The key to unlocking blessing in your life plain and simple is to be a blessing, especially when it’s harder for you to do. These things make your character. These situations are the very things that turn up the heat and melt your imperfections and make you better. A lesson will keep repeating it’s self until you’ve mastered it.

Your test becomes your testimony. A set back is a set up for something better. If the struggle is real right now? You better thank God and keep your composure because your blessing is on the way. Did you ever stop and think, the outcome of your reward is calculated from your response to the test? Why do you deserve to be rich if you never help anybody now? If we gave you a million, you’d be just as selfish as you are now except with a million dollars & since you don’t care because you’d have a million, is exactly the reason you don’t have it now. We will never understand everything and in case you haven’t noticed, God does not always come when you want him to, but he is ALWAYS on time. He has a highly esteemed reputation for never letting anyone down and He certainly isn’t going to mess that up for you.

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There is a lot of people in this world way more messed up then you. The Holidays is a time of year many, many people suffer from suicidal tendencies and depression. An entire town in Connecticut will mourn the anniversary of children who were killed last year, even the children who were hidden in other rooms but heard the shots fired that killed their friends. Pause. Now what exactly was your problem again? I strongly encourage you to muster up some strength & faith, push past the way you feel and be a blessing to someone else. You won’t be sorry you did and whatever it is that’s your issue right now? God’s got it. Promise.

 

WINGZ UP

Q

Hell Razah @razah_rubiez Music, Inc artist @automatik7 solo album produced by @supreme7g 12/13

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Hell Razah Music, Inc. Artist/ GHETTO GOVT Secretary of Defense Automatik Greatness announces that his solo album will drop December 2013. This project is produced by none other than legendary Sunz Of Man producer Su-Preme. October 5th of this year, Automatik also released ‘ The Rapture, Raptism 2″ MXTP available for free download via Dat Piff

http://www.datpiff.com/Automatik-GreatnessAURIEL-The-Rapturethe-Raptism-2-mixtape.539175.html

No doubt, “Rapoloticz” is going to be a must have album addition to hip-hop lover’s collection.

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Contribute a verse 4 the 7th Trumpet Project!

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On January 14, 2013 one month from the day Connecticut became a household name, Battlegrownd Entertainment blew the 7th Trumpet.

The “7th Trumpet 26 Project” will begin release 12/14/13 on the 1-year anniversary of Sandy Hook and continue release with the final version on 1/14/14 on the 1-year anniversary the original version was released.  The project will include the original 7th Trumpet track Queen the Prophet & Grand Giovanni as well as 25 alternate versions (for a total of 26) featuring a different emcee on the third verse. This project is dedicated to the 26 lives that we lost 12/14/12.

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There is still time to get involved! If you would like to contribute a verse to the project, you can download the version of the 7th Trumpet with empty 3rd verse below and submit your finished version no later than December 31, 2013 via email queentheprophet@gmail.com please put “7th Trumpet” in the subject line. Please also include artist name, city, state, & country. PLEASE KEEP ALL VERSIONS RADIO READY (profanity free)

DOWNLOAD the 7th Trumpet empty third verse version:

https://soundcloud.com/queentheprophet/the-7th-trumpet-queen-the

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1month from the day CONNECTICUT became a household name, CT blows the 7th Trumpet http://wp.me/p2dJOM-29 via @wordpressdotcom

Underground Artists formally invited to join the 7th Trumpet 26 Project http://wp.me/p2dJOM-dT via @Queentheprophet

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HELL RAZAH @razah_rubiez GHETTO GOVT USA VOL 1 MXTP REVIEW

Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate HELL RAZAH @heavenrazah releases new series of GHETTO GOVT MXTPS.

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On Election Day {November 5, 2013} alongside the Million Mask March {you know, the Anonymous Mask March that actually happened in over 150 countries around the globe and had ZERO news coverage?}

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Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate / Sunz of Man youngest member Hell Razah released a new series of his global movement GHETTO GOVT MXTPS. {United Hoods of America volumes 2 & 3 are available for free download via www.datpiff.com or http://www.wtcfolife.blogspot.com}  This series GHETTO GOVT USA (Under Seraphim Authority, Volume 1 hosted by Dj Yello) launched a commercial days before the release and to-date has surpassed the Dat Piff download/ stream numbers from the last 2.

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This MXTP includes industry heavy hitters like Hell Razah, Killah Priest, Timbo King (Wu-Tang Clan), Sadat X (Brand Nubian), and Young Nobel (Outlawz), Hell Razah Music, Inc. artists Kappo (aka Yung Razah/ GGO Chief of Staff), Scripture (GGO Attorney General), Automatik Greatness (GGO Secretary of Defense), Continuous (GGO Area 51), and of course yours truly, QTP (GGO 1st Lady).  This series though, did not have any outside guests. Typically there are 3-4 non-GGO slots available per MXTP for sale, but this last release is an entire GHETTO GOVT project. GGO Members from NY, CT, PA, NJ, AZ, GA, MA, TX, & Canada made up the incredible mix of various styles that are all housed on one MXTP. This MXTP also includes a sneak peek snippet “The Book of Rachel” {QTP ft. Hell Razah} off the long anticipated GGO Album (produced by Dr. G of the UK) which is anticipated for 2014.

“The Book of Rachel” Queen the Prophet ft. Hell Razah

GHETTO GOVT “Agenda 21, NU WU ORDER”  snippet

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/leak-off-the-ghetto-govt-album

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*Drum Roll* Now…. I want to give you my personal feedback on this last MXTP. This MXTP does not have commercials etc. and yes, true indeed does actually sound more like an album. There is some of everything on this MXTP really though, there’s a couple club bangers, some real hard core gritty tracks, battle rap, and most of all {what I am personally most proud of} is that most of the music on this MXTP is music with a message. There are several tracks with no profanity and fall more along the lines of conscious/ revolutionary/ spiritual hip-hop. When is the last time you heard a project that is not filled beginning to end with music you cringe because your kids are in the backseat? (Well I sorta take that back because not enough people care about what they feed into little ears but that’s a whole other article, back to the music).

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This MXTP can be downloaded free via Dat Piff:

http://www.datpiff.com/HOSTED-BY-ADMIRAL-DJ-YELLO-Hell-Razah-Presents-Ghetto-Govt-Usa-Under-Seraphim-mixtape.547657.html

 Or you can skim through it on Sound Cloud and download: 

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt

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I do have a few top picks off this MXTP. Sooooooooooo here are my PERSONAL top 10: (not in any order)

SCRIPTURE – Hell Razah Music, Inc. “The Tribute”

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/the-tribute

AUTOMATIK GREATNESS- Hell Razah Music, Inc. “Wu-Tang Foever”

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/wu-tang-foever

ACE JEMINEZ- GGO AZ “Son of Man”

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/son-of-man

PAPA PSALMS ft MAURICE REEKS- GGO Canada “Keep it Jesus”

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/keep-it-jesus

HELL RAZAH ft. YOUNG NOBEL (Outlawz) “Thug Tear Drops”

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/thug-tear-dropz

KAPPO “Yung Razah”- Hell Razah Music, Inc. “U make me”

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/u-make-me

LADY BILQUIS,  GGO RI “Queen Sheba”

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/queen-sheba

CONTINUIOUS- Hell Razah Music, Inc. ft s7 “The Professor” & Hell Razah “Abduction”

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/the-abduction

GEORGE YUNG (GGO CT) Kennel Club Music ft. Grand Ave Gramz “Homicide Haven”

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/homicide-haven-ggo-swat-leader

PSYCHOROCK (GGO TX) Battlegrownd Ent. “Crushin on you”

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/crushin-on-you

GHETTO GOVT is Razah’s vision of making an impact on the community through music and outreach. Chapters all over the globe include members from all kinds of professional backgrounds and have already been making moves in their local communities by collecting cell phones for victims of domestic violence, food drives, clothing drives, etc. For more information on getting involved with GHETTO GOVT please email ghettogovtinfo@gmail.com

For more information about MXTP slots please email ggomxtps@gmail.com

Last but not least (and I can do this, frankly because it’s my blog) here are the latest 2 tracks I let go on this MXTP. Yes, both are profanity free and you won’t have to ear muff your kids if they’re listening too.

Queen the Prophet “Ain’t Nobody Worrying” ft. Anthony Hamilton

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/aint-nobody-worrying

Queen the Prophet “Takin Over”

https://soundcloud.com/officialghettogovt/takin-over

WINGZ UP

Be Blessed-

QTP

The Digital Music World 4 Indie Artists, Part 1 by @queentheprophet

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The Digital Music World 4 Indie Artists, Part 1 by @queentheprophet

Welcome to the Matrix.

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We now live in a digital day & age for almost everything and music is no different. For the serious independent artist, changing with the times is a must. You can still press up copies of your MXTP and pass them out of the trunk of your car, but that only reaches as far as you do. There are a few things any new artist should be aware of BEFORE releasing music into the digital world.

  1. Research- #1 Mistake. Most people think because the digital tools available are easy to use, that’s it and they’re all set. WRONG. Most people who claim to be an artist have done absolutely no research what-so-ever on the industry they’re trying to get into. 90% of the music industry is business and has little to do with the actual music. If you don’t know anything about the business end, you’re going to be wasting your money. One of the first things I ask any new artist that approaches me for assistance is “do you own your name, is it registered?” if the answer is no or they don’t know what I’m talking about, it proves they have researched absolutely nothing. Music costs money. THOUSANDS of dollars that you may not ever get back. If you are not ready to take that chance, music isn’t for you. If you are not willing to invest in yourself and your career, why will anyone else?

 

  1. Fan Base- In the music world? NOBODY CARES. Social Media has made it very easy to reach out and touch people, so you and your music mean nothing to most people. You need a fan base. If music is sold digitally, you need a digital fan base. I was successful for 2 reasons. God and I spent 3 years building relationships DAILY  on social media before releasing any music. The people supported Queen the Prophet as a PERSON so they supported me as an artist. There was no magic. I spent 3 years talking, networking, building relationships with whom would one day be my audience. In order to be successful moving digital units, getting real downloads, likes, plays, etc. the people have to like you. I also did a LOT of work for free. If someone had no money and needed my help, I’d work out other ways they could pay me. I helped people even when it was aggravating. Giving free artist development advice, re-tweeting, posting a flyer, doing a free blog feature, etc. I did this for 3 years and it landed me into a position that I now get paid from it… even funnier, I still help people for free because they help me. Promotion cost money. Most people who promote for me? Do it free or a fraction of the cost in exchange for my assistance. I will tell you what IS NOT promotion. Tweeting your music or tagging people who never speak to you, talk to you, follow you, etc. IS ANNOYING. It actually is one of the rudest things you can do on social media and will 9 x out of 10 get you blocked, reported as spam, or have your account suspended if enough people report you and then you’ll have to make new accounts and start all over again. You should never send something directly to someone unless they know you.

 

In relation to Fan Base, you have got to get someone on your team that KNOWS what you should and should not be spending money on at each point and time in your career (this is one of my specialties).

 

“The Show Case” – Translation: You will pay a fee of normally $100 or more to appear at your own expense at a club the guy running the “showcase” has a deal with and you will rap a 7-minute set in front of other rappers who also paid to be there. 2 people make money here. The showcase person and club owner. If you want to do shows, open mic nights are free. Don’t let the so & so who’s the A & R on the flyer fool you. GOOGLE the person on the flyer who’s the A & R, 9 times out of 10 it’s not the person on the flyer.

 

“MXTP SLOTS” – Slots on reputable MXTPS cost anywhere from $100-thousands depending on who’s it is. Before paying for a MXTP slot, investigate. The main thing about getting on a MXTP is the FAN BASE. You’re basically paying to expose yourself to the MXTP creator’s fan base.

 

“Buying followers, downloads, & views”- Yes, buying these can make you appear bigger then you are to anyone who is not hip to the fact you can buy these. However, there is software & programs available that help companies determine if the views and downloads are real. I personally wouldn’t pay to find out if they’re real because the proof is in the pudding. If you buy 10k Dat Piff downloads but release a song on iTunes …. Catch my drift? You can’t turn purchased likes or downloads into actual dollars.

 

Now before you do ANY of that….. Who is your fan base? Do you even know? It’s not everybody. Who is your target audience? What kind of people are you going to network with? What age are your listeners? Is the age group you targeted known for purchasing the kind of music you make? If so, how much do they buy? Are they the main consumer in that genre bracket?

 

 

I’m not done but I’m going to stop .

What I just spilled out for you, FOR FREE is a lot of the information I’m often hired to provide. It’s a jungle out here family. A very, very expensive jungle filled with lots of snakes. Best thing to do honestly, is get with someone who actually knows what they’re doing if you’re serious.

Be blessed-

Q

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2-hours, that’s all you pay for. Ever.

 

Serious Inquiries: battlegrowndent@gmail.com

***COMMUNITY SERVICE ALERT***
Stratfield Apartments in Bridgeport, CT (HUD housing for elderly & disabled) moved an elderly gentleman in yesterday who was living in a park. Fam, he has NOTHING in his new home except a blanket & pillow. If you have ANYTHING you can donate (a bottle of dish soap, bar of soap, furniture, towel ANYTHING) please drop off or mail donations to: Attn: C. Roldan
1241 Main Street, Bridgeport CT 06606
203-366-4321

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