So this morning while working on articles and answering mad emails, I see this messages calling me out. Normally I would not respond but there is a lesson that can be learned and as Kevin Hart would say “YOU GONNA LEARN TODAY”. I am posting this because artist on all levels need to respect people. I hear all day everyday about what people can do, people “hatin” (which is just plain stupid), no one respects me and so forth. Nothing is given; you gotta earn it. So here is the entire conversation nothing deleted ( I did not include his phone number that he sent for me and others to get at him—please!:
Jay Smith (aka Buck Stallion) “AWARD WINNING COMEDIAN” Lounge Singer, Comedian and Professional Emcee
( Sent to: To: Phinesse Demps, JERRY BUTLER, Mαυяïçє ★ Bяσwиє, Cheick Camara, Mindy Canter, JOSH CARMICHAEL, Teddy Carroll, Ronnie Cato, Nene Chow, James D. Christiansen)
Date: June 8, 2013
Im “Jay Smith,Biatch” :
Its pretty wack that theres 334 connections and only 8 of you have endorsed me. Is this your facebook? Is this your myspace? Did you just join this network and then forget that SOME OF US HAVE CAREERS INVOLVED? WTF? Im a professional. If you dont know my work and youre my connection…get acquainted now. go check my stuff out and you decide what you are going to endorse me for. Roem Baur and Jen Allsup, youre in the clear for now… BUT THE REST OF YOU HAVE SOME WORK TO DO. I DONT NEED A BUNCH OF SOGGY COAT TAIL RIDERS IN MY NETWORK… DO WORK OR FIND ANOTHER “CONNECTION” TO JOCK. Thats my word… this isnt Ice-T…but I still dont have any reason to lie to ya….
Im “Jay Smith,Biatch”
Take a picture… google it, bing it, do whatever you do in this century to research my genius and then comment on it or endorse it… or save me the trouble of deleting you and just delete yourself. “
AND THIS IS WHAT I SAID/SENT:
Let me clear up something for you. YOU ASKED to be my connection! Not the other way around. I figured it was because I am in the media and SOON you would send me something for me to checkout. I am the one with the radio show and newspaper column that shines light on indie artist. It is NOT and will never be MY JOB to ask ANY INDIE ARTIST (authors, music, artist, film directors/producers, or entrepreneurs) FOR ANYTHING regarding their work, Tell your promo team, your publicist, your manager, to get in contact or send promo materials and THEN I will get back with you.
How dare you send out an email blast calling myself and others out for your LACK of work! This is your career but you are not doing it right and you wanna blame me and others for not endorsing you? Dude! WHO ARE YOU? Riding your coat tails? FOR WHAT! Google my name and then speak that. You need me, MEDIA, and not the other way around!
For you and anyone wanting or needing endorsements: I ONLY truly endorse folks I have worked with or respect their game/hustle/professionalism. A folk asking for endorsements is like people buying Twitter/FB/YouTube hits. It is not real. I am not going to endorse someone if it is not the truth and I don’t ask others to endorse me. It is done out of respect which is something you need to learn.
One last thing, I host and promote shows, you just burned a bridge before you even got on the road. To be clear you burned a bridge media (radio/print) AND promoter (shows). Do you actually look to see who you are connected to and what it they do before you send emails like the one you sent to me and others?
Advice: Stop waiting on handouts and accolades! DMX said it best years ago and maybe you need to get a copy of the song, “DO YOU”! Folks will notice you if you are TRUE at your craft!
So that you know, I am posting this to my pages for others to see since you want to put it out there for the public. I am not speaking ANYMORE on this topic with you UNLESS you are willing to apologize not only to me but the others as well. Other than that I wish you the best at whatever you do and I pray you grow from this experience. Peace & Love!
End of story.