ST.LOUIS ARTISTS ALWAYS BITCH ABOUT NO ONE SHOWING LOVE BUT NEVER EMBRACE THE LOVE WHEN ITS GIVEN. ST.LOUIS ARTISTS ARE THEIR OWN WORST ENEMY.
ON THE LAST DAY OF MAY, 2011. THERE WAS A CONTEST TO OPEN UP FOR DORROUGH, (HIT SINGLE’S ICE CREAM PAINT JOB, WALK THAT WALK), SPONSORED BY BIG G BENTLEY, SOU FRESH ENT, DJ WHOBETA, & BETA 2SDAY’S. THE CONTEST WAS $10 PER ACT AND ADMISSION WAS FREE FOR EVERYONE ALL NIGHT.
WE WERE SUPPOSE TO GIVE AWAY 2 SLOTS TO OPEN UP FOR DORROUGH, 1 BASED OFF THE JUDGE’S DECISION & THE OTHER BASED OFF CROWD PARTICIPATION. THERE WERE 11 ACTS IN ALL WHO PERFORMED THAT NIGHT AND OUT OF THE 11 THE CROWD CHOSE T PRINCE OVERWHELMINGLY. THE JUDGES THEN ANNOUNCED THEIR DECISION & L’Z UP WON THE JUDGE’S DECISION TO OPEN UP FOR DORRUGH AT SPRUILL’S.
MORE SURPRISES CAME WHEN BIG G BENTLEY DECIDED TO GIVE AWAY 4 MORE SLOTS THAT DAY AND A 5TH SLOT THE NEXT DAY. SO 7 OUT OF 11 ARTISTS WHO ENTERED WON THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM FOR A TOP SELLING ARTIST FOR $10.00 (WOW).
EVEN THOUGH HE INITIALLY WON THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES BECAUSE OF HIS EXCELLENT SHOW, IT WAS RUMORED THAT L’Z UP WAS TELLING PEOPLE HOW THE CONTEST WAS FIXED BECAUSE HE DIDN’T WIN BY CROWD PARTICIPATION. SHOCKINGLY A LOT OF ARTISTS FELT THIS WAY, EVEN THOUGH THIS WAS A FREE EVENT THAT ANYONE OVER 18 COULD ATTEND. THERE WERE OTHER ARTISTS WHO DIDN’T WIN AT ALL STATING HOW THIS CONTEST WAS FIXED EVEN THOUGH 7 OUT OF 11 ARTISTS WERE CHOSEN. MANY OF THOSE ARTISTS STILL HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST ME TO THIS DAY. (KANYE SHRUGG)
ONE OF THOSE ARTIST I LOOKED UP TO LIKE A BIG BROTHER IN MY YOUNGER DAY’S, LAVELL WRIGHT. IT WAS RUMORED THAT HE WAS TELLING PEOPLE THE CONTEST WAS FIXED BECAUSE HE FELT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN A SLOT BECAUSE I & 1 OF THE JUDGE’S KNEW HIM PERSONALLY.
THE 7 ACTS WHO WERE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN UP FOR DORROUGH WERE ASKED TO PROMOTE THE EVENT VIA FLYERS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS. NONE OF THE CONTEST WINNERS EVER PICKED UP/ NOR REQUESTED THE FLYERS THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO PASS OUT. SOME OF THE ARTIST EVEN CHOSE NOT TO MENTION THE CONCERT IN WHICH THEY WERE TO PERFORM AT EVEN ONE TIME.
SOME OF THE ARTIST WERE UPSET THE DAY OF THE CONCERT WHEN THEY FOUND OUT THEY ONLY WERE TO RECEIVE 5 MINUTE SETS BUT NONE OF THE ARTIST HAD A REAL DEMAND FOR THEIR MUSIC BECAUSE I CAN ONLY THINK OF ONE ACT THAT BROUGHT MORE THAN THE 3 FREE PEOPLE ALLOWED TO COME WITH THEM.
THIS WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR UP N COMING ARTIST TO CAPITALIZE BUT INSTEAD IT WAS A SERIES OF EVENTS THAT PROVED WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE MUSIC SCENE IN ST.LOUIS.
BIG G BENTLEY SPENT MORE THAN $7,000 DOLLARS ON THIS EVENT AND SHOWED LOVE BY ALLOWING 7 ARTIST TO CONTRIBUTE NOTHING BUT THEIR (TALENT) TO HIS EVENT. SHOW YOUR LOCAL ARTIST SOME LOVE. THEY DESERVE IT.
SHOULD I RELEASE PART 2 OF THIS STORY PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK.
4 thoughts on “SHOWING SOME LOVE”
U said that real talk. St.louis artist act like things are suppose to b handed to them and most act Hollywood great oppertunities are hard to com by and promoting is the key to any successful business. I like working wit u and if I get the chance I would do it again…….. JayKidd
#salute bruh, and you already are in away keep working with Clint he is a good dude and he welcomed me with open arms hope yall make alot of money together. Next things I got coming up I’ll run them by you.
That’s realshit tho niggas gon always feel bad when they lose… Not hating on nobody but most local rappers (not all) are wack. But just because those artist rubbed off wrong there are a lot of artist out here that is appreciative.. Somebody in the business told me that now a days these grown men and women act like kids ., but even no I been handling my personal business and just been learning the game I’ve been learning a lot .. I’ve always been appreciative of everything and everyone that gave me hand in building Dott as a artist .. We still LIVE AND DIRECT LOL … Truuuee
I would like to mention to you that writing a blog should include nothing but straight facts, not rumors. How old are you? L’z is in our circle and I’ve heard nothing of the kind, L’z is a talented artist and puts on a major performance, so he earned everything received.Offer concrete info, not childish he say she say bs. Dont bother to do a part 2, it’s irrelevant. Thank You….