I was just thinking that I’ve been so slammed with #OPERATIONREVOLUTION it’s been a minuet since I have blogged any of the traditional QTP wisdom. So I need to pause for the cause. I think I’m going to make this a combination of hip-hop and #REALTALK.
Anyone who has met me in the arena of music will tell you, I just do things differently. Fam, I have been SNAKED in ways I can’t even wrap my own mind around sometimes but I don’t let it change me. I learned on a long hard road that the secret that unlocks blessing is love. What other people do to you is about them, not you. Only hurting people hurt other people. It’s not an excuse it’s the way it is. You have got to learn to take the hits and keep going.
Now this is extremely dangerous in the music industry because most people have no idea the jungle it is. People will lie, cheat, steal, and stab their own Momma just to get on top. They do these things with no remorse because they move at a speed faster then anything you could imagine and unless you have seen it with your own eyes, you will never understand. I can tell you that the reason we are successful is because we don’t operate like that. People forget a very simple principle, if you do right, blessing happens. You do wrong and you reap that, somehow, someway, someday. You don’t even have to be perfect, but you at least have to make an effort. We got folks out here acting like they had no home training at all… ever.
Battlegrownd Entertainment has NEVER stolen anything from an artist or a person we have conducted business with. We keep our word, we honor our commitments. Above all things, we try to help those who come to us or at least point them in the direction of where they should be headed. Now we do that because that’s who we are as individuals. You can check our resume, it’s all true. The sense of love, unity, loyalty, honor, & respect somehow was smothered out of hip-hop by skinny jeans. We make sure that we keep those values and communicate this through the music we make and the services we provide. Sometimes it’s explained in a graphic way. Sometimes what’s graphic just so happens to be the truth. If you haven’t been convinced #OPERATIONREVOLUTION is worth supporting, I encourage you to get to know some of our affiliates. Ask them why they support us. Then I invite you to get to know us. You won’t be disappointed and we promise to never ever sell you a piece of music that isn’t worth the money you spend.
Here’s how we spend what you support us with….. Take a look through #OPERATIONREVOLUTION Certified Resources. Watch our promoters. We hire the people. We purchase our services from other Indies. You give it to us, & we give it away.
I told you I was the Robin Hood of HipHop and I’m not by myself, there’s an army…..
Most of you know I RARELY co-sign anything or anybody. The #OPERATIONREVOLUTION Certified stamp is never to be taken lightly.
#ConfessionsOfTheHipHopMobWife : By far, this is my favorite piece on an artist I’m blogging to-date. Charlie Summers is Fam to me (#DBG #427) but that has nothing to do with why it’s my favorite. To be quite honest, Charlie and I got off to a bit of a rough start… LOL You just can’t have 2 Gemini’s in a room. That’s 4 people in the room trying to run the show.
I love what I’m presenting to you because in my personal opinion, Charlie Summers (Ciroc Boyz, Frat House USA) makes some of the best music I have ever heard (He’ll be finding out I think so highly of him at the same time you all do). Fam, I can’t front if I wanted to… Charlie’s latest video “The Last Donut” is not only one of the most outstanding pieces of independent film I’ve seen, but the music? Smh… I smile every time I hear it. I remember when music used to move me. Somehow it got lost and #OPERATIONREVOLUTION stepped up to bring it back. I strongly urge you to watch this video and see for yourself. Charlie, you found hip-hop. Thank you for bringing it back. #SALUTE #DBG #427
Welcome to vintage tomorrow.
New York artist and video producer, Charlie Summers, captures feel good moments in lush beats reminiscent of the wonder years, while being wholly contemporary.
After a lifetime of quietly paying dues while honing the secrets to his craft, Charlie is ready to unveil an audio reinterpretation of cool to the world with his stunning mixtape, “thatsummerlife”.
Charlie Summers delivers clever lifestyle-driven lyrics that evoke an overall aura of couture, no matter how grounded in city living. His voice is smooth, his flow’s are relaxed, yet hungry, and he’s arrived with the soundtrack to your summer.
WATCH “THE LAST DONUT” Starring Charlie Summers @thatsummerlife
They tried to smother you in skinny jeans. We wore baggy clothes because we needed to dance every time we heard you. They’ve been singing songs to your beats with lyrics they didn’t write in battles they never won, because the hired help had no idea what you ever stood for. They started cutting your 16s into 12s… maybe because since they weren’t telling a story, then ran out of things to say.
They forgot you were created to transcend barriers of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and the “social norms”. You represented folks coming from NOTHING and turning into something. You brought hope that dreams came true. You told stories. You did what they said was impossible.
They have attempted to brain wash an entire generation making music about things most people will never have. Hired help spits songs about things they don’t own, lifestyles they never lived until they were hired. The people were no longer allowed to CHOOSE their role models, they were bought. The stories of struggle & victory were replaced by skinny jean molly amped bottle poppin BS. We have an entire generation now of DISRESPECTFUL youth that sag skinny jeans and believe that hip-hop is about sex and poppin bottles in the club. They will even be as so bold to disrespect the FOUNDERS of hip-hop on social media simply because they have never heard real hip-hop. They have disrespected one of the most important roles in music… the DJ. Our youth is destroying SELF because they now believe the only “arrived” they need to get to, is enough money to wear expensive jeans and buy $80bottles of liquor for $400 in the VIP section. When they can’t obtain these things…. They destroy themselves trying to get them. They don’t know that the impossible is possible because what is on the radio is not telling them that. They have no idea that the world is not just made for rich folks.
Something began to happen in 2012…. Many people missed it because didn’t and still don’t yet comprehend the importance of social media…. even if you get it today… You won’t catch those of us who already locked that up last year 🙂 You see, there was a time of local shows and selling mix tapes out of the back of your car. Now that we are in an electronic generation, we don’t have to sell anything out of the back of our car. We can email our music to every corner of the earth that wants it & has internet access.
The people are once again using their voices … they are choosing their champs AS IT SHOULD BE, AS IT ALWAYS WAS.
There was a meteor shower called #LIFEONMARS…. then when the clock struck 12 on 12/31/12 the #HipHopApocalypse began… on 1/14/13 one month from the day #CONNECTICUT became a household name the 7th Trumpet sounded… Symbol? 7th Trumpet is the symbol of KINGDOM reign time… #OPERATIONREVOLUTION is in full effect across the globe.
7th Trumpet “26Project” Watch on Utube : http://youtu.be/–pGEKMCZ6c
7th Trumpet on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/battlegrowndentertainment/the-7th-trumpet
Support on iTunes: Grand Giovanni – 7th Trumpet (feat. QueenTheProphet) – Single – http://itun.es/i6JM95W #iTunes
#OPERATIONREVOLUTION is not just about #BATTLEGROWNDENT, it represents UPROAR in the #indie community. We are by the thousands turning our backs on your industry and everything you stand for. We are coming together, supporting each other. We don’t have to be millionaires to accomplish this. We are though, supporting each other so EVERYBODY EATS. They said it was just Twitter…. It wasn’t real life. Those are real people behind those accounts able to buy, sell, & trade music, services, and support via the internet.
All we’re doing is telling the TRUTH. We believe there is enough for everybody… If 100k people buy 10 singles (yup $10) from 10 #Indie Artists, you the people just changed the lives of 10 people who have friends & family JUST LIKE YOU instead of just one…
We didn’t come for contracts, you can keep your 80/20 & 70/30. We don’t want ANYTHING we haven’t earned. If you came from the underground and EARNED yours? We #SALUTE you. To the frauds? GETCHOBARZ UP because there has been an earthquake in the underground across the globe, most of us hail from “the most violent cities in the US” and we’re screaming #OPERATIONREVOLUTION
If you know nothing about these folks, LEARN ABOUT IT…. Because there’s too many of us to number….
#SsNation @Thrilla_Ssn http://www.thrillassn.blogspot.com #CHICAGO
#GNATION @G_Nationcrown www.gnationcrown.com #HUSTON
#KUSHFACEGANG @callmekushface @detpromoking313 #PHILLY #DETROIT
#TTO @FLA_Phantom @IceCold_ @medley_ceo #ATLANTA #VA
#TeamFollowOrDie @ihannibalaka730 #BOSTON
Well behaved women seldom make history…. and people crazy enough to believe that they can change the world? OFTEN DO.
What can I say? I’m just a little girl who grew up WU.
My name is QueentheProphet, your friendly #HipHopApocalypse Robin Hood of Hip-Hop and I approve this message.
Welcome to the revolution.
@queentheprophet , CT
@iambrandonheat , NJ
These aren’t all, but these are some of the greatest men & women that have ever been heard. If you are unable to recall music from at least 7 of those pictured below… please go back to your studio. Fire the DJ, slap the producer for allowing such nonsense, burn your masters, go apologize to eveyone who’s ears you made bleed with your garbage music and you are now only allowed to sing in the shower, because you have NEVER really heard hip-hop. (We still love you, don’t do it again please.)
#ConfessionsOfTheHipHopMobWife Valentines Day, 2013
Now Fam, understand that when music is your job rarely do you know what day or time it is. Anyone who does any kind of entertainment for a job gets this. So last night in the rap dungeon after a long night of previewing upcoming releases and beats.. not to mention the Paul Masson, at 5 am Valentines Day morning the fire alarm goes off. The LordOfTheKennel then soon was running down the hallway from the couch yelling “Day 1 with George Yung!” Mind you…. the sun wasn’t even up yet. Laugh Fam. Behind the walls of #OPERATIONREVOLUTION we are just as funny as everyone else you know.
Happy Valentine’s Day
Doberman Gang #DBG #427
Happy New Year’s Eve!
I don’t know about you, but 2012 has been one hell of a ride. Most of the folks in my camp (myself included) have been through things this year that you more then likley wouldn’t believe if I told you. Through it all though we have continued to make great music. #OPERATIONREVOLUTION will present for #2013 the #HipHopApocolypse. The moves we make this year are going to be massive and there’s going to be a lot of them.
Yesterday we revealed this blog as well as the #FmeImstoned online store zazzle.com/fmeimstoned just for starters. Here are a few of the projects on deck for #2013:
> Brandon Heat @iambrandonheat will release his sophmore album “Good Man Gone Bad”
> George Yung @kinggeorge427 will be releasing his video series & MXTP “Death of George Yung”
> Grand Giovanni @_grandgiovanni will be releasing his first video and the MXTP “InstaGrand”
> Verbal Kent @kingnattyboog & Grand Giovanni will be releasing the single & video “BANK”
> DOMBERMAN GANG “Loyalty is Everything Volume 1”
> PhyscoRock will be releasing his “Animal” album
> BattlegrowndENT has put together digital distrubuition & promotion packages for sale
>BattlegrowndENT now offers BOOT CAMP training and mentor services to indie artists
These are not the only projects you’ll see us push for #2013… Expect to see Don Pyro, Coke Kev, Big Heights, & Speci tha Wolf in the mix too.
Wishing you & yours a blessed New Years