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Ceditorial: Gold Diggers

October 31, 2011 Leave a comment

(Taken from the archives of TheCrusade.net-3/19/2003)
Today’s Ceditorial is on Gold digging, an art form perfected by many women, specifically in the entertainment and sports industry, and even in the corporate world. Why? That’s my question to the women (for lack of a better word!) who engage in this lifestyle. I mean, besides the obvious answers like security, being taken care of, not having to work, what else is there?

I had a conversation with a young lady yesterday and she greatly disappointed me when she mentioned she’s looking for a doctor or lawyer to take care of her, then explained that she was tired of going to school and having bad luck with men.

Mind you, she made the choices of the men she had relationships with. Most disappointing was the fact that she wanted to stay home and take care of the kids while he worked. That’s understandable, but why are you educating yourself so that someone can take care of you? You’ve just wasted all that time and money making yourself more marketable in the workforce instead of just linking up with a jock when you were in high school. If that was your plan, why waste time? Get ‘em while they are young and corruptible! Read more…

Ceditorial: The Extremes Of An Artist’s Career

October 30, 2011 2 comments

(Reprinted with permission from the original writer, me! Taken from the archives of TheCrusade.net- 4/24/2003)

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Isn’t it funny how artist’s shift power in the music industry? In the beginning, you’re just trying to come up, shopping your demo, doing open mics, networking but no one acknowledges your efforts. You’re always ignored, frowned upon as a nuisance, and virtually shut down from trying to get your foot in the door. You know you’re the shit and don’t let that treatment get you down. The downside is people may perceive your confidence as cockiness and keep you out simply to validate their perceived power, real or not.

Then you get someone who actually believes in your talent. You’re finally in the door and can now enjoy the wonderful industry politics you have craved to be a part of all your creative life! As you create the hottest shit you can, you’re forced to plead to your label head for the freedom to make the best project possible. You cater to their egos just to get the right decisions made for you and your career. Besides that, you’re also fighting your A&R, who wants to commercialize your project even further just to ensure radio will play it. Read more…

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