Monthly Archives: June 2014
You may be familiar with Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate/ Sunz of Man Hell Razah’s (Heaven Razah, Razah Rubiez) GHETTO GOVT (Go Hear Emmanuel Teach The Other’s God’s Only Victorious Truth) global movement. GGO (Ghetto Govt Officialz) are active in their communities (food drive, clothing drives, etc.) as well as in music. You may also be familiar with Razah’s label, Hell Razah Music, Inc. but we’d like to introduce the newest division of GHETTO GOVT which will be headed by HRMI artist D. Strange (The Book of Daniel) (who also the GGO AZ Chapter Leader) the GGO TRIBAL NATION. The GGO Tribal Nation logo includes the trademark Hell Razah “H” as well as a traditional Native American Dream Catcher with feathers (which by the way, we obtained tribal permission to use before executing. For those who are unfamiliar, feathers are earned and not costumes. This is why you’re hearing backlash about mainstream artist Pharrell and Chloe Kardashian. “Dressing up” as a Native American is just as outrageous as “dressing up” as any other nationality would be and inappropriate use of symbolic Native American traditions is disrespectful.
FEATHER NOT FASHION
“The Feather has sacred significance in Native American Spirituality. To us, the honor of carrying a feather is a sacred blessing, an honor that is given to an honorable and trusted figure. Warriors are presented with sacred feathers which holds the significance of a fearless protector who is willing to sacrifice himself in battle for the honor and progression of his people. Medicine Men, Those considered “spiritually anointed”, Leaders, and Spiritually Gifted Men are awarded feathers as Leaders. They are regarded as a gift given by the Most High to bring healing and blessing upon the people and are often used as a direct line to send prayers to the Creator. Each feather holds its sacred meaning. One who is awarded a feather should know why he was entrusted with such a sacred gift. To wear a feather (in a Native American fashion) without knowing the significance defiles the spiritual purpose. The feathers on the GGO Tribal Nation Seal represent the spirituality and strength in each member that has overcome their struggles and hardships, as we continue to battle through this Rez life. A-HO all my relations” – The Book of Daniel (COCOPAH Tribe translated from KWAPA)
MISSION & VISION OF GGO TRIBAL NATION:
The GGO TRIBAL NATION is a gathering of strong, artistic, and talented Native Americans, united from various Tribes, in order to heighten spiritual and traditional culture awareness that has been lost in today’s society to the Youth though music in a positive manner, as we ourselves face the trials of everyday struggle on and off the Rez. – The Book of Daniel
(GGO Tribal Nation Artwork by: Optimus Prime, GGO NJ)
Be on the look-out for upcoming GGO Tribal Nation music & projects coming soon! The first single from my solo project “Rise of the Phoenix” (produced by Sneak Vandel, GGO/HRMI/ BKZU) drops in July and features GGO Tribal Nation Chief, The Book of Daniel. (Project drops in full September 3, 2014)
Bow Tie Cinemas presents FREE Family Movies all Summer Long!
Starting June 24 & 25 a 9-week series of Family Films Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10AM
Seating is limited to theater capacity and tickets are issued on a first come, first serve basis.
Participating Bow Tie Theaters:
Hartford, Palace 17
Stamford, Landmark 9
Trumbull, Marquis 16
Annapolis, Harbour 9
Bergenfield, Bergenfield Cinema 5
Hackettstown, Mansfield Cinema 14
Hoboken, Hoboken Cinemas
Kinnelon, Kinnelon Cinema 8
Ocean Township, Middlebrook Cinema 10
Parsippany, Parsippany Cinema 12
South Orange, South Orange 5
Succasunna, Succasunna Cinema 10
Upper Montclair, Bellevue Cinema
Washington Township, Washing TWP. Cinema 3
Manhattan, Chelsea 9
Franklin Square L.I., Franklin Sq. Cinema
Schenectady, Movieland 6
Wilton, Wilton Mall Cinema
Reston, Reston Town Center 11
Richmond, Movieland at BLVD. SQ
For more information bowtiecinemas.com
Saturday, June 28th 5pm-2am Big House Bar & Grill 801 Bordentown Road, Burl NJ
This will be an all ages event 5pm-8pm. “Will Rap 4 Food” event is asking folks to bring non-perishable food items for donation. This is an open mic event and representing GGO/ BKZU at the event will be Judah Priest and 144,000 (GGO PA Chapter). Come out and support this great event! Brought to you by Chosen Few Member Elliot Ruckus.
@sneakvandel releases 1st Video 4 #MuseumOfHipHop “RUN HARDER” ft @1tommywhispers @krymelife @bighomieog
Saturday the world premier of the first video from the Museum of HipHop (produced by Sneak Vandel, Directed by Nick Ruiz, Artwork Jason Warner) “Run Harder” ft. Tommy Whispers , Kryme Life (TMF) & Dez 3agle was released. The next video scheduled to be released is “Life is a Gamble” ft Hell Razah (also directed by Nick Ruiz and produced by Sneak Vandel). Museum drops in full July 27th, the same date as the iPhone Siri predicts that “the gates of Hades open” . Sneak’s next production project scheduled after Museum is “Rise of the Phoenix” (Queen the Prophet) set to be released on September 3rd the same date as the iPhone Siri predicts that the “gates of Hades close”. Stay Tuned!
Once you come out? You stay out.
When you’re a well established artist (with an established fan base) your fans will find your stuff as soon as it’s out and listen to it. This takes YEARS to build and the reality is it may or may not ever happen. Who are fans? The people (not your few friends that know you and tell you everything you do is good) that don’t know you at all and they genuinely like the music. My recommendations to any new artist would be to start by drop singles only until you can regularly pull 500 legit plays on a song. Once you’ve done this a few times and you see that your numbers are growing and consistent, then drop a whole project. During the time you’re dropping and promoting singles, you should be recording and STACKING music. If you prematurely drop a full project and you have no real audience, who’s going to download it? *crickets* …… Then all of the time & money that went into the project is basically wasted.
Generally speaking, you should have something in rotation every season (i.e. if you just started yesterday, that is one song per season). Full projects like Albums or MXTPS should be promoted HEAVY for the first 6 months and still promoted for the remaining 6 months of the year.What happens is to an artist the music is old to you, so you’re bored. This is exactly why artists need assistance in Management and Marketing. The music is not old if people haven’t heard it. Everything should be planned and timed. Each release should have it’s own momentum or build up. For example, if you’re releasing a single that is just as important as a whole project. A whole project should ideally have a promo flyer, commercial, you release the first single, 2-weeks later drop a second single, 2-weeks later drop the entire project. Then the whole project should be the focus of promotion for an entire year. What happens most time like I said, artists get bored. The worst thing you can do to yourself as an artist is record, release, record, release, record, release what you’re doing at that point is your not putting the proper promotion time behind your release (video, single, project). What happens when you don’t put the proper promotion time behind a project? Wasted time and money. This is where you will see an artist with 20 songs on Sound Cloud and nothing has over a few hundred plays … if that. One of the worst ideas you can have is buying plays, likes, and views. Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT REAL. Although most people do it to “give the impression or appearance” that there song is better than it is, it profits you absolutely nothing but “feeling” like a rockstar for five minuets. If your music sucks? It sucks. Not everyone that can use a band aid or knows CPR is qualified to be a surgeon now are they? It is in your best interest if you are SERIOUS about your music is get a legit feel for how it does. Otherwise you’re going to basically just keep wasting money. You’re not fooling Jay-Z, Diddy or anyone else you tweet your You Tube video to with 10k purchased views.
Speaking of money…. your music is going to cost you thousands of dollars and there is a 90% chance you will NOT make back what you spent and a 100% you’ll end up broke (some of us more then once depends how many years in the game you hang on) before you make one cent. An artist being talented or a song being good has very little to do with the Artist’s success. To quote a very good friend, GRYNDHOUSZ (Indie Artist with over 70k sold) “You are not a singer or a rapper. You just sing or rap until you can feed your family off of it”. BEFORE YOU RELEASE ANYTHING, you should have a plan and budget for promotion. It is a waste of time and money to release a project and have no money saved to promote it. Each project (single, video, MXTP, etc) should have a strategy for release & promotion. This includes researching the best yet most cost effective way to get your music out and in as many places as possible. The general public thinks that you can just “get your music on the radio”…. sure you can, if you have $80-100K to launch a Clear Channel campaign for 6-months. (If you’re not sure what Clear Channel is, it proves you really didn’t research the career field you say you’re in). Any artist you hear on a main stream radio station has spent six figures to get there. I’ve had people say to me “Well when a label signs me, they’ll pay for that.” Again, this proves how little you’ve researched. No record label in the world is going to invest that kind of money into someone who is not already an established money maker you have a better chance of winning the lotto.
It always makes me laugh when a brand new artist starts charging for versus. First of all, WHO ARE YOU? Seriously, who are you? There is nothing wrong with asking to cover your studio time. Honestly you shouldn’t even THINK about charging anybody anything until there’s a reason (i.e. you’re pulling thousands of LEGIT views, plays, etc. ) LOTS of artists prematurely TRY to start charging just because they’re tired of spending all of their money and not getting rich and famous fast enough, which of course realistically probably won’t happen at all. When it comes to money and your music, the best piece of advice I can give you is do it for the love. If you do it for the love, you’ll never be disappointed.
What I have just shared with you for FREE, would have taken you years and cost you thousands to learn, if you ever ended up learning it at all. Take heed, Be Wise, You’re Welcome.
INDIE ARTISTS: This is a must read, trust me! It will save you time & money http://www.thegryndhousz.com/10-indie-commandments
Battlegrownd Entertainment via Queentheprophet.com is running the following social media promo specials for the Summer (Sale ends 8/31/14) :
BANNER SPOT: Have your business, book, service, album, or mix tape in the banner spot on Queentheprophet.com for 7-days $25
The Banner is seen by all site visitors. This blog is promoted daily, so you inherit the free promotion/ exposure.
BLOG FEATURE: Have your business, book, service, album, or mix tape featured $15
Your blog feature will be hosted on the site and seen by all site visitors. Your feature will be promoted/shared on Queentheprophet’s other social media links (Twitter & Facebook) for 7 days with no additional cost. Your blog feature stays active for the life of the blog article, free promotion ends in 7-days.
To maximize your feature & exposure, when you see the link to your article have your team or hire a team to circulate your article via social media. You can add the Banner Spot to your feature for $15.
INTERVIEW: Customized Interview $25
Your interview will be hosted on the site and seen by all site visitors. Your interview will be promoted/shared on Queentheprophet’s other social media links (Twitter & Facebook) for 7 days with no additional cost. The link to the interview stays active for the life of the blog article, free promotion ends in 7-days. To maximize your feature & exposure, when you see the link to your article have your team or hire a team to circulate your article via social media. You can add the Banner Spot to your feature for $15.
BANNER SPOT, FEATURE, & INTERVIEW $50
Battlegrownd Entertainment via Queentheprophet.com is running the following services to indie & underground artists for the Summer (Sale ends 8/31/14) :
Consultation/ STRATEGIC PLAN- $65
Regular price for consultation is $100 per hour. For the next few weeks, I will customize strategic plans for new /indie artists that cannot afford official Artist Management. Basically, $65 will buy you free consultation from an experienced Artist Manager/ Developer and a detailed written plan (course of action) customized for you personally and instructions on how to do it all yourself. The consultation will include a 60-minuet phone assessment at no charge. Who would benefit from this? An indie artist that cannot afford formal management, wants to release a project and has no idea how to do it or where to begin. If you feel you would like more support afterwards, add 1.5 hours of Artist Development and pay $100 for the entire package.
New Business Start-up Consultation/ Strategic Plan – $65
Social Media Music Promotion- Contact for details, packages start at $25 and Up
Digital Promotion Consultation/Strategic Plan- $40
Digital Promotion Consultation will customize a digital promotion package as well as a directory of where to purchase the services at little or no cost to meet any budget.
Legal Services Consultation- 1-hour $40
If you are a new artist and have no idea where to begin with the legal aspect of music? This is for you. We will address name registration, trade marks, copy writing, and basic music law.
ALL INQUIRIES SHOULD BE EMAILED TO: firstname.lastname@example.org PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE WHICH SERVICE YOU ARE INQUIRING ABOUT.
HELL RAZAH presents : GHETTO GOVT USA (Under Seraphim Authority), Volume 3
***DISCOUNTED MXTP SLOT RATE ONLY AVAILABLE VIA QUEENTHEPROPHET.COM*** Non-GGO slots are $100 MENTION this ad on Queentheprophet.com slot is $75
email GGOMXTPS@gmail.com YOU MUST MENTION THIS AD IN YOUR EMAIL. NEXT MXTP SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31st
Coming July, 2014 Hip-Hop Producer Domingo (domingobeats.com) will drop “Same Game New Rules” featuring M.O.P., AZ, HELL RAZAH, Prodigy, KRS-ONE, KOOL G RAP, SEAN PRICE, RAS KASS, R.A. Rugged Man & more!
If you missed my exclusive interview with Domingo some months back, be sure to check it out!
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with HELL RAZAH @razah_rubiez RAZAH’S ARK PRODUCER @beatsbydomingo http://wp.me/p2dJOM-no via @Queentheprophet
June 14th. Watch for the “Run Harder” video. The first single from the mixtape “Museum of Hip-Hop” featuring @tommy_whispers @gemstar_bluie @dez3agle and cuts by @djhot2def produced by @sneakvandel directed by @philadelphiakid artwork by @optimusic #MOHH #realhiphop #GGO #HRMI #brooklynzu #zubulliez #TMF
“Museum of HipHop” is the first solo production project by Hell Razah Music, Inc/ GGO /Brooklyn Zu Zu Bullies member Sneak Vandel. The project will drop in full July 27th.