I know it’s random but I just have to ask: What’s up with all these JANKY PROMOTERS. First I gotta say that the whole pay-to-play system is garbage. How can you charge artists for something THEY’RE supposed to be getting paid for?? Even the whole selling presale tickets hustle is BS- we’re musicians not scalpers! How can you bring nationally-known artists to the Bay and fill the opening slots with a bunch of wack rappers just because they broke you off? Where’s your dignity! Don’t you understand that these cats come in from out of town, see a bunch of wack openers and reflect that on the WHOLE BAY!! How many promoters are putting together diverse, creative lineups on shows? How many are putting together shows to breathe life into the local scene and pushing local talent and culture? Do your events ever have some type of uplifting theme or message? Or are you all about making money and getting people drunk??? Most of y’all wont put someone on a show unless they have some type of “buzz.” Well people can get a buzz from the internet, radio, whatever but they also can get on through LIVE SHOWS!! And I’ve seen plenty of “buzzing” artists whose live shows are straight WACK! Does that matter to you?? Do you want to develop talent or just follow the trends?? And NEWSFLASH- it’s YOUR job to bring people out to the show, NOT the artist! If someone doesn’t have a huge buzz and/or name recognition, then push the show and their music towards the type of crowd you think will appreciate it!! Find new ways to get the word out there. Make these shows accessible to the general public and to the youth! Not everyone can get into 21+ clubs, and not everyone can afford to pay 10, 15, 20, 25 bucks at the door you whores!! Stop putting together shows where up-and-coming DJs and artists are passed over just so you can put a bunch of YOUR FRIENDS on the bill! Tired of all the politics and circle-jerking in the Bay. That’s why I’ve been travelling and giving priority to free, all-ages, community-based events. And don’t get me wrong, I know some promoters who are actually on point and bust their ass to bring quality events to their city- salute- BUT I BARELY KNOW ANY IN THE BAY AREA! Frisco, Oakland, Richmond, San Jo, etc. are full of quality artists who don’t get the right shine because of you janky fucks! I encourage all my fellow artists to push the same line and go hard on these suckas! And for the rest of y’all just watch- a time will come when we take back control of these live shows and give these wack promoters the boot- I’m talking tarred & feathered and chased out of town by an angry mob!! Haha. Just some stuff that’s been on my mind. I could easily write just as much if not more about you faulty DJs, radio hosts, bloggers, and other rappers but I’ll save that for another time… any thoughts?