Rap Promoter / Manager

Rap Promoter / Manager


Houston, TX

Male, 22

I work in the field of renting venues and artist for entertainment purposes, I also run a independent record label here in Texas called: " Dat Industries " I work with artist like; Lil Flip ( Recently released a book ) E.S.G, Will Lean and Kirko Bangs, along with my personal roster of artist under me including: Young Stat, Fame, Royal T etc. We've started this company 2 years ago, and have advanced greatly in those years.

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Last Answer on October 13, 2014

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Do venues you rent express concern about a higher risk of violence because it's a rap concert?

Asked by Timmo over 9 years ago

Really, the whole violence is all cliche. I mean we do have incidents, but nothing to extreme. It really all depends on were and who you have, for example New York has a Hip Hop Police, if you bring a list of certin artist to town you have to notify these authorites in advance. This doesnt go without saying we don't have incidents, but real " Violence " Is rare.

How much do A list rap stars get paid per show?

Asked by Beemer over 9 years ago

Really, it all depends on the Artist and there popularity and or ego. Artist like Kirko Bangz I can get for 6k, Artist like Lil Flip, 2k, Z-Ro runs 10k. We recently brought Plies to Texas, he ran us 30k.

What are your top 5 rap or hip-hop albums of all time?

Asked by bax over 9 years ago

Slim Shady LP, Denace: New Beginings, NAS: Illmatic Marshall Mathers LP, Relapse.

How does the cost breakdown work for big acts? Like if it's reported that an artist got $100K to perform at a venue in a major city, how much of that does the artist pocket, how much goes to agents, managers, crew, etc?

Asked by Palous over 9 years ago

The artist get's a flat rate, let's say I bring Drake. It'd cost me 250k just to get drake to preform, at that point the club owner is just happy with the fact I got Drake preforming at his club and makes me pay nothing on the Venue. Drake get's a for sure lump sum, The owner gets bar business, I catch the door money.

What's the best way for a young rapper to get noticed? Are mixtapes still a thing, even in this Internet age?

Asked by hater over 9 years ago

Mixtapes? Sorta, alot of online promotion really is the only suggestion I can give you. Along with paying more established artist for features. It's all about who you know, and money certinally talks in a industry all about money.

Do rappers ever stage beefs with each other as a PR stunt?

Asked by asdfasdf over 9 years ago

All the time, although most of the " Beefs " are authentic, but the ones were shit tends to get a little across the line, is typically a PR stunt. There is times however were shit get's real, rarley happens however. Example? 50 cent & Rick Ross beef, publicity. 
50 Cent & Ja rule. Real 

Do you think there's ANY concern about violent rap lyrics setting a bad example? I'm not saying they directly cause violence, but put it this way: would you want your kid listening to hardcore rap?

Asked by TEP. over 9 years ago

It's all about how you left it effect them and perceive it. Personally? I'd love for my children to grow up around the industry so they can get a feel from it from the Jump. I'd love to see my seeds carry on my legacy.