Shall we get right to it?
First off we all know there is mad talent in this city, many of our artist are very hungry, but we are a city full of dope misinformed Rap Artist, DJ's, Promoters and Managers. The San Diego rap scene reminds me of many inner city's, high school, the cliques, the popular rappers, the not so popular rappers. How can you have Any knowledge of the record business if you are stuck in a box (San Diego city limits). The internet doesn't show you how to network and build relationships within the record industry. I read a interview sometime ago where a San Diego artist mentioned, "When I'm in other city's for industry events, me and my team are the San Diego representatives". Where are the rest of our artist when these industry events come about? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram have made rappers, lazy and willing to settle for likes and, retweets. The real players are outside, but our local events, are rooms full of rappers waiting their turn. Where's the support from the city? I would Love to go to a rap show in San Diego that's NOT a family reunion for some of the artist performing, Feel me? Genuine fans. Everybody wanna put a price tag on their "nothing". I asked several artist, when should a rapper start charging for verses? They all answered me real quick, "When they sell some records".
But we see them "I got verses & hooks for the low"! YOU CANT DO THAT! Should I really pay you for a verse cause you got 100 likes? You won't do a song with so and so cause ya'll rags don't match, but let Nip or YG wanna do a song wit ya'll active asses and suddenly you all are colorblind. San Diego y'all better get it together cause these other cities is moving! Creating awareness, selling records, doing tours, and eating! Learn to support the platforms that try to push the San Diego sound locally and beyond. High End Radio, Joey Dixon TV,Siccness.net, No CEO Radio, AsweproceedSD. Producers, yes producers, y'all charging these artist NOTHING reasonable for beats and y'all have no popping resume or any residuals coming in no major placement on ANYTHING relevant. Not saying y'all can't, but because your hot wit beats does not mean OVERCHARGE hometown artists. Feel me? We are our own worst enemy.
Joey Got Slapz and this is my opinion.