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EYE know...HARSH WORDS.  But if you're "trying" to be in the BUSINESS of "show business," some of you better get used to hearing this...a LOT (as if you haven't already).  Believing in yourself is NOT enough!!!  YOU NEED TALENT...AND QUALITY PRESENTATION!!!!

Waking up this morning....after some really "strange dreams" (ancestors just be PUSHING ME these days when, honestly, EYE'm just trying to chill and make money)...and "encouraged," or should EYE say "compelled" to say this:

YES...EYE know a LOT of folks in the industry.  NO...mi contacts are NOT su contacts.  EYE "earned" mine; work for and earn yours accordingly and don't EXPECT it to be a given...especially when YOU have not proven yourself.

PROFESSIONALISM AND WORK:  EYE don't CARE what your cuzzins and dem, your mama and dem, your homies and dem think!  IF YOUR SHIT SOUNDS MUDDY, EYE'M NOT DROPPING IT ON REAL FOLKS IN THE BIZ WHO'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOREVER (not just a couple of years) AND TOO BUSY DEALING WITH REAL SHIT THAT MATTERS AND MAKING REAL WAVES WITH REAL HEAVY HITTERS IN THE INDUSTRY!!

QUALITY OVER EVERYTHING!!  The industry has dumbed down stuff sooooo much that anybody think they can be a "recording star," the next great "rapper."  And of course, EVERY FREAKIN' BODY'S a GREAT poet these days.  No.  NO!  You are NOT! (with your NO concept of poetry before 2001 ass!)

Consider THIS scenario.  YOU're in high school...and YOU want to come to a 20-30 year professional and tell them how to run THEIR business (which they have SUCCESSFULLY been running for 20-30 years), claiming you'd make the BEST CEO they would ever have.  First off, in asking you, WHAT does CEO stand for, you get that ALL wrong.  FAIL.  Then you come off with arrogance on top of that ignorance with NO respect whatsoever for someone who's NO DOUBT open the door for YOU to come in....sadly looking AND sounding foolish.  FAIL.  Then, the work you present is shoddy, muddy, not professional looking at ALL and your presentation sucks!  FAIL!  THEN, YOU get a case of the ass and "haterade" syndrome because a PROFESSIONAL is telling you that YOU need to BE and SOUND more PROFESSIONAL!  EPIC FAIL!!

FACT:  IF YOU SHIT SOUNDS "WACK," NONE OF MY "PROFESSIONAL FRIENDS" IN THE BIZ WILL GIVE IT A LOOK OR LISTEN PAST 3 SECONDS.  Then they're gonna look at ME like EYE'm the crazy one.  Let me make this perfectly CLEAR:  EYE BUILT MY WAY, MY STEPS, MY CLOUT, MY CREDIBILITY ON MY OWN WORK!  As a woman in this biz, EYE had a LOT of obstacles.  STILL do.  MOST wanna FUCK ya than actually HELP...in more ways than one.  Weak egos can't take strong women.  And dumb egos can't take brilliance.  And the fact that EYE can actually PRODUCE MYSELF and not just be a "pretty voice" is apparently intimidating to those who think women couldn't do the job as well as men.  Silly rabbit!!  And God forbid if you just happen to be BLACK TOO.And not ONE time did EYE turn up MY AZZ to get a gig...KEEP a gig...or get somebody to "fund" me.  ONE WOMAN...in a sea of sharks....handling biz like a little piranha (thank GOD for the OTHER fish when the nice one attempts to get "overwhelmed").  Airborne brat.  SO DON'T FUCKIN' TREAD ON ME!!!  But back to some of YOU...and what you "assume" is the job EYE should be doing for YOU: 

If YOU think EYE'm gonna ruin all that EYE have built on some "dumb shit" that is not PROFESSIONAL SOUNDING or MUDDY and YOU wanna call me "non-supportive," then go right ahead.  As EYE'm checking, HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE DROPPED A DIME IN MY POCKET FOR THIS HELP THAT YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T WANT?!!!  

Take a class.  Get better.  STFU and LISTEN.  And stop taking it personal.  It's a fact.  If it doesn't sound up to par and you're NOT a good performer, it just IS what it IS.  EYE am NEVER looking for the "Hood's Next Greatest Star."  EYE look for people who've got REAL star quality that could impress the WHOLE WORLD.  Don't let Worldstarr or that ratched ass Source Awards get you twisted.  The Professionals that EYE deal with are NOT impressed with such....and tour all over the world.  NOT just trap clubbing in your local zipcode.

EYE tried to say it nicely....people don't get it.  EYE ignore...people don't get it.  EYE tell the truth...people don't get it.  WELL OPEN YOUR EYES AND YOUR EARS AND BE HONEST WITH YOURSELVES!  Some of these "studios" with ALL their so-called equipment keeps putting out the muddiest shit on earth.  AND YOU'RE PAYING THEM...BUT EXPECTING ME TO PUSH THAT GARBAGE FOR FREE?!!!  GTFOOH  

PEOPLE ARE "HIRED" (because it's a JOB) to do Promotions and A&R (Artist & Repertoire for those unfamiliar with the term).  Yet some folks who just "woke up" and think they're an artist feel some of us have nothing to do in our lives but spend all our time and OUR dime making THEIR shit hot when it's NOT.  Sorry...it's NOT!!  PERIOD!  It might be...it could be.  IF you listen and follow instructions of a REAL teacher.  But again, people get PAID for that because it's a JOB....like TEACHING.  And after all this FREE help proved to be my financial "downfall," even Da Oracle had to "re-assess" and "re-calculate" the math and the actions EYE was doing.  You're never too old to learn.  But some ARE apparently too stupid.  NOT my problem NOR my "job" to concern myself with. But back to those tracks...and the difference between YOURS and MINE: 

Do you hear the CLARITY of each track that EYE put out?!  Each commercial?!!  Do you think PROFESSIONALS would PAY TOP DOLLAR for that shit if it sounded muddy and muffled?!  EYE've had clients make me redo a word because it didn't sound quite right...and EYE DID...because that was my JOB that EYE was PAID to do.  But that's on rare occassions because EYE HAVE AN EAR FOR QUALITY PRODUCTION AND MUSIC.  It's clear some of you AND your "sound people" DON'T.  Is your sound man/producer's ears just off?!  Or is he not professional and don't know what the fuck he's doing...and can't be told anything BY anyone professional?! Is his/her ego getting in the way of experience he/she clearly doesn't have...yet?!  NOTE:  Do you SEE anybody who IS professional making SERIOUS moves to utilize these people?!

As the ole saying goes, "You get what you pay for."  And you DON'T what you DON'T.  And not sorry at ALL to say, EYE'm not gonna ruin MY reputation and credibility for ALWAYS knowing and hearing and pushing GOOD shit to get tainted by some dumb shit.  "MY PEOPLE" already looked at me "sideways" once and gave me ONE "pass" and a swift kick in the ass for doing that, blaming it on my depression and the need to be "Florence Nightingale" in wanting to help EVERYBODY.  But seriously, you can't make wine out of raisins.  And MY time can't be wasted on such ridiculous miracles as to push something that EYE know in my heart, my head AND MY EARS that is not going past your "pre-production" sounding "post-production."  Not again.  NOT again.  QUALITY OVER EVERYTHING!  MONEY OVER MESS!!  REAL BIZ OVER BULLSHIT!!!

Okay...wow!  And all of that was BEFORE coffee.  Blame it on Uranus and Venus going retrograde at the same time.  Revisiting truth...and letting it ALL hang out before EYE move forward without looking back.  Can't EVER say EYE didn't tell you or let you know....many to your faces!!  But EYE'm sure you will anyway.  Funny how stories get distorted....LIKE YOUR MUSIC!!

Just had to get that off my chest.  Feel purged now.  Yes...THIS house is CLEAN (in my Tangina voice).  Some will get it; some NEVER will.  They'll just continue to "hate" and say EYE don't support and yada yada yada.  Whatever.  Looked in my future...didn't see you there NOR where YOU mattered at ALL other than a lesson for ME to let go of bullshit not to MY benefit and growth.  Thank you for the lesson though.  You just can't waste time on folks who don't want to learn.  So, let REAL LIFE teach 'em.  EYE'm just saying....

Believe me (or not, doesn't matter) when EYE say that YOU will need the truth before the truth will need YOU.  And truth is always patient because it's ETERNAL; unlike the lie that's ALWAYS temporary...and ALWAYS folds under REAL pressure.  And please believe that EYE really AM saying this with LOVE. EYE actually WANT you to do better.  But if you CAN'T, that is NOT my problem or situation to fix.  And definitely not for FREE and especially if YOU won't listen and learn!

P.S.  EYE'm "ancient." Past...Present...AND Future.  And some of you...are just yesterday already.  Sad.  But it IS the path that YOU chose.  And WE...just aren't going in the same direction.  And MY folks...just ain't trying to hear ya, dawg!  GET BETTER...and maybe we'll get back to ya.  #faREALdoe

LEARN BEFORE YOU LEAP!!

#DaOracleSpeaks
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