Sunday, June 26, 2011
If I Had Mic Geronimo's Career, Ill Be Happy Wit That
U kiddin me, if i had Mic Geronimo's career when he was hot ill take it in a heartbeat. Did he sell mad records? Not Really. Was he a very huge big hip-hop artist? Dont think so. But was his career respectable and somethin i would cherish? Darn skippy. Still dont understand? Let me break it down and see if u agree.
Lets see, the person who manages me is Irv Gotti. The same person who would individually save Def Jam by bringin over DMX, Jay Z & Ja Rule and run a successful record label (Murder Inc.). My 1st vid (Shits Real) is directed by Hype Williams which happens to be one of the 1st videos he done. My 1st Lp features a-list producers like Da Beatminerz and Buckwild. My 1st LP features all-time classics like Shits Real, Masta IC, The Natural & Lifecheck. By many, my 1st Lp is considered a classic. I did a song with Jay Z, DMX & Ja Rule (Time To Build) before anybody knew who they were. I am well acquainted with Jay Z & Biggie. I did a live freestyle along Biggie at a live show. I was in Jay Z & Foxy's vid (Aint No Nigga) along side Biggie and other prominent members in the hip-hop game. After a falling out with my former manager, Puff Daddy helps me out on my 2nd LP by executive producing it. I caught alot of flak by going jiggy with my 1st single of my 2nd LP (Nothing Move But The Money) but the song is a hit. I gain my street cred back with a underground joint off my 2nd LP (Usual Suspects) featuring Tragedy, The LOX, Ja Rule, DMX & Fatal Hussein. And MTV gives me some shine by givin me a 1hr special about how i am living tryin to maintain a career in hip-hop along with keepin a relationship with girlfriend at the time.
Now all this happened from '94-'97. In that 4 year span look at what Mic Geronimo did and was able to do. I dont know about yall but if my career was that short and i accomplished that much in it ill be happy with that. Being on stage with Biggie? Hangin wit Jay Z? Rhymin side by side wit DMX in his prime? Havin Hype Williams direct 2 of my vids with me being a new artist with nothin to go on? Gettin Puff Daddy to executive produce my LP in '97 when Puff was dominatin the game? Hey, thats a career ill be happy with. No complaints at all. I would love to hear what U all think. I know i might get critizied but hopefully some yall will be realistic and think about what im talkin about. Havin a career in hip-hop is hard man, it usually dont last to long. So when u are hot, u have to maximize it as much as u can. Just gotta be thankful for the opportunity u do get whether its short or long. And I promise u, Mic G's is ok with how his went. I would be.