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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

So we are getting requests from artists and managers for the BHF. People's lack of professionalism is amazing and comical.

My question to y'all is what is the desired respomse from the following email. How do you think this cat expects me to resond to this request?

Hey Wes, how can you have a hip-hop festival called "Brooklyn Bodega" [sic] have one of the founding fathers of BK,"Big Daddy Kane".....& not have one of it's [sic] sons, [name deleted to protect the grammatically challenged] , he grew up in BK, u [sic] didn't. You moved in the area from pleasantville,USA. He's Brook-nam all day, plus he's real hip-hop. Come on, wake up buddy. You are losing focus
Also, where is Pleasantville? I thought I grew up in the South Bronx. Maybe I have my facts wrong.
This is the whole message. No salutaion or closing.
Party people, tell me what should I do?
Scott Mclellan resigns...wow


Blogger Jay Smooth said...

that is high comedy right there

April 19, 2006 2:46 PM

Anonymous james said...

was talking to the wife about this situation last night. it's a shame you have to deal with such annoyances with so much else of real importance demanding your attention at this point - and if memory serves correctly, this same shit was popped last year.
i was saying to her that maybe the best move would be to send in response an absolutely respectful email, addressing their 'points' of 'concern' and explaining plainly what EXACTLY the BHF is trying to promote (i.e. family, unity, positivity, progression, respect...)
I think if you address them as one grown man to another, than maybe they will fall back.
nothing spells relief like squashing all beef, right? and it's always the REAL mans job to do so... even when the opposing squad might not deserve such respect.
keep grinding brother - we're all in this shit together

April 19, 2006 3:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the desired response from [a poorly written] email?



Niggas, er, excuse me, Brothers gotta step their game up! Plain and simple. No grammar book needed.

-- Trent

April 20, 2006 5:35 PM

Anonymous akil@luv4art.com said...

Hey Family,

It's a rough job but someone has to do it. I thought you may have had some help (Alma and Greg) in handling the onslaught of unprofessional inquiries. Damn I hope I didn't come off like that LOL. You could be talking about me LOL. Hold tight, I'm sure the cream will rise to the top and make the selection process a lot easier.


April 21, 2006 8:12 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's a suggestion:

How about you stop acting like a little prissy biatch and just deal with it? Maybe you should accept the fact that you work in the hip hop industry and not with fancy wine(whine) & cheese industry. damn its just someone trying to get on and make something happen. Its hard enough without having someone pick apart your grammer or tact in an email you wrote to somebody about A HIP HOP SHOW ( it is the "Brooklyn Hip Hop festival right? Not the Nobel peace prize ceremony). Its not like it was a job interview. Damn!

Get over yourself homey. Or get up out this game that you constantly bash and shit on.

Yeah I know you aint gonna post this but you are gonna read it tho.

April 21, 2006 1:54 PM

Blogger Swifty said...

Thank you all for the comments. Especially the last one. Whine and cheese - I like that.

Although I should respond as my man James said, I think the right response is no response.

I do not know why there is this latent need for unprofessionalism in hip-hop. Dude wanted to get on the show the answer was no. Why can't that be it? Keep it moving. There are many other events to rock at. Roots at Radio City, Summerstage...

The bottom line is that it has to stop.

you see how the angry comment spelled grammar wrong? I am sorry I just couldn't help it

Thanks for reading, even you.

Ak, holla at me.

April 21, 2006 2:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's the issue. asking to get on the Festival should be treated like a job interview. People treat it like a joke.

step the game up

fuck leaving the game, change it

April 21, 2006 4:44 PM

Blogger Jay Smooth said...


When did "low expectations" become the 5th element of hip-hop?

The dude was trying to get somebody a job! How is that not like a job interview??

People need to lose this hip-hop Peter Pan mentality, like "we should never have to grow up and act like adults, cuz we're from the streets and we're hip-hop and people just have to respect that."

I mean damn.

Sorry, had to vent for a minute.

April 27, 2006 4:20 PM


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