I have to get this off my chest because I just had a rapper hit me up and submit music to me in my DM’S on IG. As a blogger and just as a consumer in general, when your presented with an opportunity to listen to an unknown person’s music, I know for me at least I have several things working in my head. What I mean is, whether I get a submission from someone or I am scrolling on YouTube, I look at the thumbnail and the name of the artist to decide if I am going to press play.
When I got a submission from Wuddha for his song “The Count UP”, I didn’t even want to listen based simply off of his name and the thumbnail for the YouTube link which is a grainy stock picture of a money counter. You look at the thumbnail directly below this and tell me that, without me obviously writing about it right now, with no previous knowledge of this song, it just comes in front of you on IG or YouTube, your going to listen to this song? I don’t think so.
I am not being rude or jaded, but you have to understand that consumers and bloggers are presented with so much content daily. You have to grab us somehow and a single picture video that was made on some app and has the watermark, isn’t going to make someone want to listen to your music. And don’t tell me you can’t afford a real music video or something better in general because I know artists in your same shoes of having no budget and they still can come up with capturing content.
London Yellow of Glasshead is able to make insanely capturing content with no art school training. Dude taught himself on YouTube tutorials. But back to Wuddha, this guy reallywanted me to listen to his song. So I did just to be polite and I wasn’t impressed. T told him I listened but I didn’t want to outright tell dude that I didn’t like it, so I said “K. I did and?” So he asked my opinion, and to be honest I don’t think the song is absolutely horrible and I wouldn’t boo him off a stage but in my opinion the song was nothing unique or interesting. It’s run of the mill same old same old trying to be something that other people can already do better. But I didn’t want to be rude and deter someones dreams so I said “u could do better” and he said “Of course, but is it fire or trash” and I responded “ehh”. This is what gets me though, Wuddha proceeded to tell me that he knew his song was better then Gucci Gang and in fact he’s still trying to convince me in my DM’S. I have heard so many up start rappers compare themselves to Lil Pump or say there song is better than Gucci Gang. Um yeah… So the fxck what?! First of all Wuddha, straight up your song is not better than Gucci Gang, and in fact it sounds like you actually had that in mind when you made the song. To all of the other rappers who have had the same thought I beg of you to just ignore it. Gucci Gang is an anomaly, Gucci Gang is an outlier, Gucci Gang is something completely different and wasn’t as forced as the garbage you will end up putting out thinking your going to make the next Gucci Gang. Do you know how many songs I heard in 2017 and 2018 so far, that deserve to have more attention than Gucci Gang? Way to many…
And before you think “damn, nicejewboy really went in, why did he have to name the rapper though? He could have left his name out and not linked the song.” Yeah that was my intention but Wuddha told me he wanted me to credit him in the article. Lol cause of course. curatedflame.com
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