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Old 24th December 2010
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Originally Posted by Id Ridden View Post
well, you never really know for sure, it will always be a leap of faith of some kind.



trust the gut, always.

i'm just saying, from experience, don't succumb to pressure to do something just because, make sure it's right, by using that feeling in the gut.

...we could also have two very different ideas of what we are talking about and meaning here...
No not at all. I get what you're saying. Appreciate your thoughts!
Old 25th December 2010
Gear Maniac
Internships = Access.

You can learn the most from an accomplished Vet who is willing to teach.

You can also learn from working alongside a slouch who pawns work off on you, given a somewhat steady rate of clientele comes through the doors.

Either way you can learn what not to do and develop your style along the way at the very least.

"Hit me up" posted online with no resume will generally not attract many heavy-hitter mentors. I don't think it's necessarily rude, it actually came off as enthusiastic to me, but it could rub someone who wants to build a working, professional relationship out of mutual respect, the wrong way.

Humble persistence, expanding your knowledge base, and maybe showing up for a quick face to face intro at a studio may be a better way to get your point across. There's no guarantee that will work either though...

At any rate, this is still one of the hardest industries to survive in. Mentoring, especially in Hip-Hop is sorely needed.
Old 25th December 2010
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Originally Posted by Storyville View Post
I totally dig it. It's frustrating trying to get into this business. Hell, I'm in the business and it's still frustrating. I have a list of phone calls, follow ups, and people to email - and the list grows and changes everyday. And woahest be to me if I shalt forget to follow up with somebody.

Rick's advice is still just as true, no matter how many times you have been turned down. Saying "come to me" will never get anyone to reach out. You can still say it as much as you'd like - but - just don't expect results.

Tone is a weird thing on the net - I took it as a tongue in cheek comment. Humorous, but with an underlying truth to it. I didn't perceive any arrogance for what it's worth.
You sir are a standup dude!! Very good advice.
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