You Cant Handle the Truth.
I got sooooooooo many responses to the last email blast and it seems like everyone has a different idea of the type of music you would like to hear. I saw I alot of first time responders who say they visit the site but never post or respond to anything (Boooooooo *Throws Tomato. Just kidding ), and a lot of others who were very passionate about their opinions. The truth is you can't make everyone happy. Everyone's got an opinion so you can only hope that people appreciate the type of music that you decide to create. Some of yall really love old school screwed Texas music and some of yall really don't. Some of yall like music that is more underground and raw, and some of yall like music that sounds more commercial and radio friendly. Regardless of your opinion I appreciate your responses and support. We will keep the discussion going.....
I will say that I did respond to some of the emails that were sent via email but I normally do that when an email is coming from someone that I see posting on the site or a name I recognize. I would rather have a full conversation with the people that I feel give me at least a little bit of their valuable time. Its not about competing for rewards or points, Its about being a part of the discussion. I also try to post some of the answers on the site so yall can see what others are saying.
So my next question is: I noticed a lot of fans were saying they miss the mixtapes but are those same type of mixtapes even a good idea in 2013? Who really raps on jacked beats anymore? If you have made a whole career out of it and now eveyone judges you off the lack of real songs and albums you have how is that a good idea? It was cool in 2008 but is it ok to be the guy that just jacks everyone elses beats in 2013? I feel like people "always miss a good thing when it's gone" so its not surprising that a lot of you miss whatever series. All I know is that I always STOP doing something when I feel like fans aren't completly feeling the quality. Just look at my history.....
What happened to the old forum? Too much complaining so I shut it DOWN for it never to come back.
When the old store was up? Too many issues so I SHUT IT DOWN.
Mixtape Messiah series? Too many people saying they weren't as good as the old ones so what happened? SHUT IT DOWN on high note with only 100 real copies for people who appreciated them.
Major pain? Same thing.
Freemixes? Seems pretty simple because they were a different type of mixtape with full song remixes on them right? Nope. Too many people saying the weren't getting better and not as good as the other series of mixtapes. I know some people think its because I got tired of doing them..... but why do you think I got tired of doing them? Why do you think any artist gets tired of doing something? Why do people leave major labels to go search for different careers? Most of the time it's because of the same thing.....
I just don't think FANS realize the power they have with artists. Even the artist who say they don't listen are really listening. They might choose to ignore what fans are saying but they hear the noise. Lil Wayne, Jay Z, everybody. They hear whatever people are saying about them. Your FANS decide your fate in this music industry so that voice matters. I know what you're thinking. "Well if that's the case KOOPA, why don't you listen to your fans and bring back the color changin' click, re-unite with Paul for GYMC2, etc etc?"
Truth is that stuff will probably never happen. It just won't. There is no way to re-create that feeling you had in 2002 when you fell in love for the first time. Everybody that tries FAILS. Hot Boys? Dipset? No Limit? You really think they could create that same exact feeling again? No way. The way that screwed voice sounded when you heard it for the first time? How did that old school tape make you feel? That was back when you were starting on the basketball team, had your first love, your first car, your first everything. You weren't this person you are right now. You have bills and responsibilities now and hip hop is a little different to you nowadays. You barelly even have time to post on "your former favorite rapper's" website like you used to. You cant go back in time and you shouldn't try to. It wont work. If you do you have to understand it wont be the same and most people never understand. If you still think this is possible: You are a prisoner of the moment. You are stuck in a imaginary time machine and don't realize there is no way to go back in time in REAL LIFE. Even if you somehow manufacture something that looks like its a machine that will take you back in time you will still be in the future....I hate to be the one to break this to you but Id rather be the one that gives you the truth. The truth is you should appreciate the present because you are carving the possiblities of the future. Disagree? Let me know your thoughts....
Don't be a silent weirdo. This is research. This is work.....
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