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December 25, 2007

There’s nothing else to do….so I’m blogging

Filed under: Uncategorized — exclusivelyexclusive2 @ 1:28 am


This morning I woke up and found an IM on AOL from this guy that I was doing some side work for promoting one of his producers. And the IM says, “I’m in NY. Am I gonna see you?”

Are you gonna see me? Well, maybe if you had corresponded with me consistently at all in the last several months I would want to see you. He told me he had another project for me and then I never heard from him for weeks until this IM message.

Can people just pay me? This is the underlying animosity of my reaction to his IM.  Like, I want a paid side project. Nothing free and I have a feeling he wants to see me so that he can ask me to do a side project for free. And the answer is “No.” I don’t do anything for free anymore. I need to be compensated at a rate commensurate with my experience and work output. 

That means $5,000/hr. Why can’t people just pay me?



  1. I hear you.
    Such is the life of a youngin trying to get into the hip hop journalism game. The blogging I love and will continue to do for free for…well, as long as I have to. But the album reviews and concert write ups? There comes a time when you start to want the money.


    But I’m not at that point where I’ll deny free work. I still need to get my name out there.

    I hope Baby is doing well! And of course you too. Have a good day, exex.

    Comment by amanda — December 25, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

  2. the hanging money is so baller, exex.

    Comment by mr. get $ — December 27, 2007 @ 11:31 am

  3. oh, and btw.
    there’s sundry rampant devaluation of hard work in the biz.
    it’s shameful. everybody wants something for free.

    with that said, you rep producers? i have no money btw…

    Comment by mr. get $ — December 27, 2007 @ 11:35 am

  4. Thanks, Mr. Get $. I love to play with Google image search. It’s awesome.

    And yes, I did promote a producer (the one referenced above). But it was HARD work, because I don’t really have music PR contacts, just general consumer PR. And unless you are like The Dream, Timbaland, Pharell, it’s hard to get these music journalists to pay attention. They’re too used to interviewing Beyonce on JAy-Z’s yacht. Okay, maybe not really, but you get my drift.

    Comment by exclusivelyexclusive2 — December 27, 2007 @ 12:38 pm

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