Sunday, October 14, 2018
You want to know how to become famous? If so, then watch this video. I discuss exactly what you will need to do, to become famous. Gaining fame and notoriety doesn't come easy for most. Some people are born into fame, others get famous because of luck or chance. Most famous people have worked for their success and have been involved in projects that have affected the world in positive ways. Fame comes from being prolific and putting out bodies of work. You cannot expect to be famous for doing nothing. You must create and build your business or your craft, if you expect to get notoriety from it. In this discussion, I speak about the term "Instagram Famous" or "YouTube Famous" and exactly what that means. I also discuss popular female artist Cardi B, and her rise to fame and popularity. I also discuss famous Instagram entrepreneur Dan Bilzerian and how he utilizes Instagram to further his brand. I also discuss the phrase "15 minutes of fame" or "fifteen minutes of fame" and what being prolific really means.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
The "snowball effect" is a cliché that describes a process that starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself, becoming larger and more serious. In this video, I relate the snowball effect to a person starting and building a business. Initially, you will need to do all of the hard work to get your business off the ground, unless you are fortune enough to find partners who will help you establish your brand and push "the snowball to the top of the hill". As the snowball gets higher and higher up on the hill, the size of the snowball also increases to the point where the snowball may become too heavy to push, without help. If you can somehow push that snowball a little further, you will reach the top of the hill. At that point, the snowball will start rolling downward, building it's own momentum collecting more snow, while gaining size, at a rapid speed. The snowball effect is a metaphor to describe the hard work that it will take for you to get your business or art out there to the masses. Do not assume that other people want or are willing to help you push your snowball to the top of the hill. People have their own "snowballs" to push, and you are very fortunate if you meet someone crazy enough to spend their time, pushing your snowballs around with you. If you do happen to find people that will help you push your snowballs to the top of the hill, then be very grateful to have such people in your company. You will learn that people who are willing to sacrifice, for you, don't come a dime a dozen.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
In this video, I reveal one of the biggest music and entertainment business secrets. Most people will never make it far enough to reach the level that I'm about to reveal. If you are an independent artist, wondering how to build your following and make a career out of your art, then you need to watch this whole video. No one will ever give you this information so truthful and raw, so get your notepads, relax and watch this informative lesson. Take this information and use it to your advantage and make sure to Subscribe, Share, Like and leave your Comments about this video.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
In this video, I talk about the term “going viral” and what viral actually means. Viral, comes from the word virus. A virus, replicates. Going viral means your video or your content is being spread, uncontrollably. When your content goes viral, you couldn’t stop it from being spread, even if you wanted to. Usually, you can put a video up online, and if you’re getting some slack from it, you can just take it down… and its over. When a video goes viral, you could take it down, but it will still exist somewhere on the internet, because people are sharing it, somewhere. I also discuss, why someone would you want to go viral, the benefits and disadvantages of going viral, the organic elements of true viral content and most importantly, How Do YOU Make YOUR Shit Go Viral…? New content coming daily. Subscribe for more and make sure to comment, share and leave your feedback on this topic.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
"Clout Chasing" is an overused phrase being spread on social media. To me, a clout chaser is someone who seeks fame, with no objective. A clout chaser will do any and everything to be seen and heard, even if it's by being tacky or distasteful. Clout chasers usually are victims of the "15 minutes of fame" term because their fame often comes and goes. Clout chasers are not business savvy, yet they may appear to be, due to their large social media following. The term "clout chaser" and "clout chasing" has become prevalent and it is often used out of context. Clout is obtained by selling products and making money. Clout isn't about appearing powerful. It's about actually being power and having influence. If people don't respect you, then you have no clout. When you obtain money, you obtain power. When you get the power, you get the respect, as the great poet Lil Kim, once said. In this video, I break down the term "clout chasing" and I speak about a few past experience I've had, dealing with "clout chasers".
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Met with my guy Prince in Oceanside, CA to help work on a music video for an artist that he's currently working with from Chicago, named Goaldin Tone. I've been working with Prince for a few years now and he recently expressed his interest in directing and video production. The shoot turned out well and Prince appeared to be a natural. I look forward to seeing how the finished music video turns out.
Check out this TV pilot I shot with Prince a couple years ago ► https://youtu.be/EYi55qqm-rk
After over a decade, "Criminals Gone Wild" has returned with the second installment, "Menace II Humanity". Due to statutes of limitation, the producers were forced to wait over a decade to unleash this highly anticipated sequel of the viral cult original, Criminals Gone Wild. Follow us as we chronicle the lives of several criminals, from different cities across the USA. Get into the criminal's psychology and find out what makes them constantly make horrible decisions. This film features various interviews and shocking footage of car jackings, robberies, shootings and more. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.
Sunday, September 9, 2018
This video was made in response to a video called called "Here's How Much Money A Hit Record Gets You As A Producer" , that I watched, made by YouTube user KYOKU. The video contained several errors when it came to making a hypothetical answer to come up with the amount of money that a producer generates from a hit song. It is very hard to calculate exactly what a hit song generates unless you have someone's contract in your hand along with Worldwide radio data, streaming data and other data, which may be very hard to come by. There is no real way to determine how much a hit song will make. After a hit song runs it's course, that song has the possibility to be revived and used in some way, on a later date, on commercials, films, video games, TV shows, leaving possibility to generate unforeseen revenue. There are also cases where a song wasn't a hit in the past, but elements of the song may be sampled or lyrics may be used in newer songs, by current artists, generating unforeseen royalties for songwriters. Songs continue to make money, even after you die, therefore, you can never predict how much money a song will generate. In this video, I discuss the Four Types of Music Royalties. The four types of music royalties are "Performance Royalties", "Mechanical Royalties", "Synchronization" & "Print Music Royalties". There is also now a new royalty which generates money for artists (performers) called "Digital Performance Royalties", which is collected by SoundExchange. Everyone's contracts and every songs copyright split is different. You can ask a successful producer to give you an estimate of how much this or that song made, thus far, but there is no real way to give a definite answer on how much a producer makes from a hit record. Publishing is a topic which is often very misunderstood in the music business. I have been studying publishing for the past few years and here is my response.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
In this video, I discuss hate and how you can manipulate other's use of hate, to propel your brand. When someone "dislikes" your content on social media websites, that is a form of engagement. Engagement is the online catalyst that converts prospects to customers, customers to loyal customers, and loyal customers to vocal brand advocates. You want as much engagement on your content, as possible, whether it's likes, dislikes, comments or shares. The goal is to leave an impression in people's minds. The ultimate goal, isn't to be hated. The goal is to get your message across. There's a saying, "Love me or hate me, both are in my favor. If you love me, I will always be in your heart and if you hate me, I will be in your mind." YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and most popular social media websites, use likes and dislikes as an engagement metric. The more engagement that you receive on your content, the more your content is promoted. Videos or photos that get lots of engagement, is what YouTube, Facebook & Instagram (and most social media websites and apps) looks for, when considering to promote your content. These websites/apps only want the most engaging content on their front page display, because engaging content, keeps visitors on their website longer, which in the internet advertising world is called, "bounce rate". Therefore, dislikes and hate, are actually good, when it comes to social media marketing. Check out this video where I give my two cents on hate, haters, internet engagement, likes and dislikes. Thanks for watching and feel free to leave your feedback on this topic.
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Trolling is the act of stopping someone from passing, for your own personal motives. An internet troll will leave comments and feedback on your social media, with the intention of stirring up an emotional reaction from you. Trolling comes in different forms. There are different levels to trolling. Trolling is often looked down upon, but if you study marketing and branding, then you’d agree that trolling is an essential part of any successful marketing plan. Causing people to have emotional responses, to your content, is key. Social media marketing is all about getting engagement and reactions. When it comes to social media marketing, all reactions, whether good are bad, are good. I say that because, any promotion that brings brand awareness, is beneficial. If you are creating distasteful content, which goes viral, yet, causes negative emotional reactions, I’d hope you are considering your brand, in the long term. Advertising is an art. There are various college level courses on advertising and marketing. Marketing, branding and advertising is not something any business, who plans to be successful, should take a novice approach to. In this video, I discuss being a troll and trolling, as one of your marketing approaches. I believe that every business should have “in-house trolls”. If you aren’t willing to be a troll, then I’d suggest hiring people who are willing to troll, or coming up with troll objected marketing plans, for your brand. Trolling is an essential part of marketing online and offline. In this video, I also discuss rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine and why everyone calls him a troll. I also speak about McDonald’s and how people have grown so accustomed to their marketing (aka trolling), that people don’t even consider it trolling. I also discuss popular YouTube personality and troll, DJ Akademiks, and how he used trolling, to build and online empire. Trolling is all about stopping people in their paths, while getting your message or brand in the eyes and hearts of the general public. I’ve used trolling as an approach in all of my marketing plans and I’m happy to discuss the topic in this video. Leave your feedback on this topic and make sure to like, share and subscribe to this channel.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
In this video, I will share crucial information, which may help you make millions of dollars selling your music and/or promoting your brand online. If you are tired of letting life pass you by, you should watch this video to learn and get some advice. Even if you aren’t a musician, there are some valuable lessons that I share in this video. Social media marketing is not as easy as it used to be. If you want to build a large following on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud, then you need to be taking extreme measures to speed up your success. If you want to spend the next 10 years of your life, experimenting, blind in the sea of Internet content, then DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO! This video was made for people who are ready to make a change, and start marketing their brands. Take as much of the information as you can, and make it your own. I am now doing consultations. Follow the link above for your own personal consultation with me, Prestley Snipes. This video is one of many, from my new course, coming soon. Disclaimer: Everyone’s success rate is different and I cannot make no guarantees and to the amount of success or money that you will make. As far as I’m concerned, I was able to generate millions, with this information. Never compare your success or failures with other people’s. When and if it’s your time, it will be your time.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Failing in life, shouldn't be the goal. If you continue to fail, then your dreams will not come true. I compiled a list of twenty five reasons why I believe that people fail, in life. If you, or someone you know, carries these traits & characteristics, then you will surely fail. The goal of this video is not to insult you. The goal of the video is to inspire you, not to be the type of person, that I mention in this video. Certain failures in life, can be avoided, if you are open to take advice from those, who have failed already. Leave a comment with your thoughts on this video and make sure to Subscribe, Like and Share this video with your friends, associates and loved ones.
Was searching my name on YouTube yesterday and came across this short expose documentary made about my 2007 film "Criminals Gone Wild, made by a user named "KVFutureGamer". Check it out. Criminals Gone Wild 2 in production now and will be out in 2019.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Arrived in Cleveland for the Larchmere PorchFest where Red Rose Panic, a band that I manage, had a performance. The show went well and we attracted a large crowd. After the performance, we checked out some other acts then headed to a front porch where a female DJ was playing some songs. Shortly after that, we started smelling smoke coming from the house we were standing in front of. Next thing we knew, there was smoke coming from all windows of the house and we had to call the Cleveland Heights Fire Department. The firemen arrived promptly and put the fire out. We believe there was an overuse of power, which caused an electrical fire inside the walls of the house. Luckily, no one was hurt. Check out Red Rose Panic's full performance at the 2018 Larchmere PorchFest here: https://youtu.be/5H10ceFbFDI
Monday, June 25, 2018
Check out my latest compilation video. Been meaning to finish this video for a while. Producing compilation videos is a great and easy way to help grow a YouTube channel. These sorts of videos get lots of engagement. I plan to make more of these videos soon. Check it out and make sure to Subscribe http://goo.gl/Fz5dBH
This is a clip from Episode #49 of the Urban Logic Show Podcast. In this clip we discuss the untimely death of Florida rapper XXXTentacion. XXXTentacion was killed last week in what appears to be a murder/robbery. He was only 20-years-old and the whole music community is shocked by this senseless murder. We also talk about bulletproof cars, Rich The Kid robbery, Pittsburgh Jimmy Wopo Murder and more! Hosted by Rudy Ray.
XXXTentacion Murder & Permit Patty - Urban Logic Show [Episode 49]
Episode Forty Nine of the Urban Logic Show Podcast, we talk about the untimely death of Florida rapper XXXTentacion. XXXTentacion was killed last week in what appears to be a murder/robbery. He was only 20-years-old and the whole music community is shocked by this senseless murder. In this episode, we discuss XXXTentacion, bulletproof cars, Rich The Kid robbery, Domestic Violence, Young Dolph Shooting, Tekashi 6ix9ine Beefs, Pittsburgh Rapper Jimmy Wopo being killed on the same day as XXXTentacion, as well as X breaking streaming music records after his passing, Westside Gunn new album, Teyana Taylor new album, Nas new album, Permit Patty, Growing Up In The Hood, Marcia Clark Investigates First 48, Not Leaving The Hood, Jadakiss Lines, Decoy Cars, Presidential Security, Gucci Mane Shooting, XXXTentacion Getting Knocked Out On stage, XXXTentacion Uncle Ran When The Goons Came, Getting Boxed In, Homeless People Asking For Money & Getting Set Up, Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies, drinking more water, being accountable and more! Hosted by Rudy Ray with special guest Prestley Snipes.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Here's a new documentary series that I'm producing for Red Rose Panic. I've been working with RRP remotely for a few years and now I finally got a chance to link up with the crew and document their grind. Check out the playlist above and make sure to follow @RedRosePanic and subscribe here http://goo.gl/BvCzNf
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Last Sunday, I joined my friend Rudy Ray on his weekly podcast "Urban Logic Show. On this episode, we discuss suicide ad the untimely deaths of fashion icon Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. We also cover issues such as high blood pressure and hypertension and we also talk about the new Superfly and movie remakes. Check it out and make sure you subscribe here http://goo.gl/eYqMEB
Monday, May 28, 2018
In this episode, we get a look inside the studio where Post Malone recorded some of his biggest hit songs. Myles Gousse, son of Max Gousse, invited us to meet his partner Dash, who manages the studio. Dash was kind enough to give us a tour of the studio and he also gave us a first look at the renovation plans. As you can see by all the Platinum and Gold plaques on the wall, this studio is legendary and has churned out many hits. My business partner Roget Romain and his new artist Kameechi were present on this tour. Check out the footage and stay tuned.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
In this episode, me, Roget Romain and Kameechi meet with Myles Gousse, son of legendary artist manager, Max Gousse. We met with Myles in North Hollywood at a studio where he works at. Myles was very cool and very humble. Myles invited us in his studio and introduced us to some of his business partners and Dash, who manages the studio. Dash also told us that he's related to legendary producer Damon Dash. Check out the footage and stay tuned.
In this episode, my long time mentor and business partner Roget Romain sets up a meeting at Warner/Chappell offices in Los Angeles for his new artist Kameechi. Roget was able to contact his long time friend Big Jon Platt, and instantly set up a meeting that the average person would never get. After the meeting, I take Roget and Kameechi to Little Tokyo, where we dine on sushi and sake. The following day, I got a chance to hang out with Kameechi and we wrote songs and listened to some new beats. Stay tuned.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
In this episode, my long time mentor and business partner Roget Romain arrived in Los Angeles with his new artist Kameechi. Roget started managing me when I was doing my "FDTV" comedy series, back in 2005. Roget has always been a big help in my career, and I've never made any major moves without running it by him. This week, we plan on shooting some new content for Kameechi and working on Roget's new media company, Black Count. Roget just bought a new Sony A7 S, so we were eager to work with the new camera. The Sony Alpha 7S camera uses mirrorless technology and the visuals turned out amazing. Kameechi and JPrice have also been working on some new music and all the songs I heard sound like fire! Watch what happens next.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Artist manager, filmmaker, director, actor, songwriter Al Nuke, talks about managing Atlanta Super Producer Zaytoven. Al talks about loyalty and his role as Zaytoven's business partner and manager. This clip is from "Life of Artist Manager" Web Series. Watch the full episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbXYsKKWG6k
Monday, May 14, 2018
Working with this new producer that reached out to me on Facebook. Met him at a coffee shop in Beverly Hills and heard a few of his beats. His beats had potential and he told me that he already had a few placements. He told me he was interested in me managing him and that he was interested in me being his agent, to shop his productions. I had to leave the meeting, but I invited him to my studio downtown Los Angeles, to work on some new music. After working with him for two days and noticing how defensive he became, while I gave direction and advice, I realized we wouldn't be able to work together. I wanted to finish the song that we had already created, sign off on it, and then part ways, but this is what ended up happening. Wish this guy the best.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
(4/13/18) - Finally got a chance to link up with DMV rapper Playmaker Strike. I met Strike in 2016 and we had a good conversation about the music business. He told me that he was working on his project and had a video coming soon. After watching the “Baller Blockin” Music Video (https://youtu.be/RB284xNaxU4), I realized that he was a great artist and immediately wanted to have another meeting with him to discuss if we could work on a project. When I got back to Los Angeles, I gave Strike a call and we ended up meeting in front of the Nice Kicks store downtown. I chatted with him for a bit and he discusses some of his plans for 2018. Check out this interview.