If you follow either me or Kaine on Twitter (@KaineTheKid) you’ve seen us recently
talking about an article called “Don’t Spam Me Bro”. Well, ladies and gentlemen, and
you fucking spammers, it’s finally here. A PJMF x DopeDrops collaboration.
When I post an artists music, there are a few things I look for. Is it original? Is it
good quality? And most importantly, to me, is the presentation of it. I have a Twitter
account, like most people do now days. I use my Twitter (@HotmixPrinceJay) to
NETWORK with artists and other bloggers. I also use it to slander and have fun
shenanigans with my followers. Ever since I joined Twitter I’ve noticed a slew of
artists who like to randomly reply to someone’s tweets and say “HEY LISTEN TO MY
NEW SONG HERE AT thislinkisnotrealandthesongsucksballs.com/akd;gjadhgweour”. I
too was a violator of this, but I would send blog links to people I knew would retweet
it or take a look at it. I wasn’t randomly replying to strangers. This has become a bit
of a problem recently. I’ll be talking about a sports game and someone will show up
in my mentions yelling at me to check out their song. Oh, and one of my favorites
is “hey man, this isn’t spam”.
Let’s break down “technically” what spam is shall we? Spam is unsolicited music links.
If I don’t say “hey, send me links to your music”, then you’re spamming my mentions.
You do that and have never tried to have a conversation with me before, I hit that
block and report spam button with the swiftness. Put it this way: would you be out on
the street walking up to random people saying “HEY LISTEN TO MY MUSIC” and playing
it off of a boombox for them? No, you wouldn’t. So it’s not cool to do it on Twitter.
Kaine and I decided that enough is enough and we wanted to inform the simple
minded artists who do this and take a stand, not only for ourselves but for you too.
We know artists hit your mentions with unwarranted music links, because there will
be several Twitter names tagged on one spam mention. Sidenote: If you’ve done the
proper steps and tried to build a relationship and network right, I have ZERO problems
with you sending me music on Twitter. We’re focusing on those whose whole timeline
is the same music link sent to 9000 Twitter users with not a single tweet of “Hey”.
I’ll let Kaine go into further detail about this.
I’d like to start this off with a simple what’s good? For those of you that have found
this article through PJMF and are wondering “who the fuck is this kid?’, my name is
Kaine, and I am a #WhiteBlogGod, much like Sir Prince Jay, over at DopeDrops.com
(@DopeDrops). I got introduced through the world of blogging a little over a year ago,
on accident, and it’s been a blast ever since. I’ve interviewed such artists as The Pro
Letarians, YP, G-Scott, and Sap (Producer of Mac Miller’s “Donald Trump” and Meek
Mill’s “Real”). You can also find me behind the scenes of some of your favorite shows
in the Bloomington area.
Now that we’ve gotten the introductions out of the way, let me tell y’all about
something that really ruffles my feathers: SPAMMERS.
Let me give you an idea of what I mean:
“@NUMBA1_GUTTA: @KaineTheKid YO HOMEY!! CHEK OUT MI NU TRAK FEAT. YUNG
RAPPA “#DRUGMUNEY” PROD. BY CARDO.”
“@7YUNG_3_KILLA7: @KaineTheKid WAS GUHD? PEEP DIS FIYA DAT I JUS RECORDED IN
DA STU LAS NITE “U AIN’T BOUT IT” FEAT. @DATDUDEDON”
Yo… that shit is hella annoying. There’s nothing I hate more than feeling of
excitement followed by anger after you hear your phone’s twitter notification only
to find out it was one of these douche bags trying to make you listen to something
that they made at the public library on a computers internal microphone. The only, I
repeat ONLY, thing an unsigned, up-and-comer can personally do to get me to listen
to their music is connect with me. Come at me with a follow, and then let’s chop it
up a bit. Don’t jump the gun like a 17 year old kid anxious to lose his virginity, yo.
But nah, most of y’all would rather run up on me like “YO @KAINETHEKID LISIN 2 MUH
NEW SONG WIF MY DUDE KILLA KELLZ “HELLA GANGSTA”.
List of Other Shit I Don’t Like:
1. Spammers always have contact info in your bios for features and bookings -__-….
WHAT KINDA FUCK SHIT IS THAT!? Do you really think that someone is going to contact
you to feature on a track because you know how to press record on Garage Band. And
you know y’all don’t have any promoters out there trying to book you for SHIT.
2. Spammers are always tweeting from the “stu”. You aren’t in a recording studio.
You have never been to a recording studio. You probably don’t know what sort of
things you might find in a recording studio. Please quit… We all know that when you
say you’re “cookin it up in the stu”, that you really mean:
3. Spammers always claim they’re opening for the next big show in their area. If one
of these spammers happens to get through to the live entertainment business, don’t
fret world: the idiots paid a decent amount for it.
4. Spammers use the worst grammar in the ENTIRE FUCKING WORLD. You guys just
need to understand how to market yourselves better. If you don’t know how to use a
keyboard because Mavis Beacon kicked your ass too many times in middle school, ask
one of your friends to run your twitter account. I’m sure you have someone that half
way paid attention in spelling class. Twitter really should look into putting a feature
on the tweet button that asks you if you’re sure about the fuck shit you’re about to
5. Spammers love LeBron James.
(None of the above Twitter handles were used to personally attack who might own
them. They were a generic template for the horrible names Spammers come at me
And folks, there you have it. This has been a PrinceJay’s Mindframe and Dope Drops
public service announcement about spamming. Keep that fuck shit out of our lives.
That’s that shit we don’t like.