So if you don’t know who Mickey Hustle is he’s that guy, that might, you might have heard of when he sold that hundred dollar mixtape and jay-z bought like a thousand copies of mixtape, but he also sold other copies of it.
So that’s just a real short snippet and how can somebody that’s not really super known, sell, hundred-dollar, copies of your victims, we’ll get into it and how he does it. Here’s his tips. Like I talked about, I was in the streets. I had money. I had spots and I sold all my jewelry sold my course and bought studio equipment and devoted myself to it, and I made a lot of music majority of stuff that was on bullets thing.
I don’t know he’s wanted to. I made before my deal number one commit he got rid of all his chains and sold all his stuff like he said just because he knew he was going in a new direction. He didn’t want to be on the streets. No more he’s committed to this music number one commit number two collaborate, so Kendrick, yg Don Kennedy Nancy else themselves. Those guys all collaborated a lot in the beginning of the careers particular with each other, because they were in the same areas, and you could take advantage of this too, because it allows you to build a fanbase, especially if you’re in the city.
So you can get the most out of the area that you’re in I got a few mentor that has put me on books and literature and all that big blob. France is one of them and so on. You know he told me about this book called contagious, contagious, oh yeah, so I got to the second chapter that you were just talking. My heart is this: restaurant owner in Philly started selling Philly cheesesteak $ 400 at his restaurant, and it just was like it set off all type of conversation.
Ever I was talking about extent on type of influential people came to him and just want to check out why $ 100, like Oh Burke, ain’t going bought one David Letterman bought one, you got lost type of expulsion, publicity could be anything became like a staple and Everybody start coming through supporting behind all the cheesesteak, so I put the book down and I was like anybody got without nobody did that with music you.
So this is how you came up with this hundred-dollar mixtape/album idea. Studying he also mentioned having that mentor, I suggest everybody give mentors helpful in career building an empire whatever you want to do. But study study study he’s looking for other information, a lot of people in the hip-hop game. Don’t study, he’s reading books and he’s actually using the information yeah. Sometimes I won’t even go back and get it though.
If his Waggoner know you like, I know, listen to it, why pay for higher you? So I’m like you know, I just want to test out what get offering it free. We do experiment right once again, like I said. Not only is he studying, but he experimented and tested those ideas out right. He not cuz, I’m, not only did he have a hundred dollar copy that came with merchan a free concert pass and things like that, but he offered it 999 copy.
That was just a streaming copy and he also had a free copy. He said you want to see what it did and that he paid attention, which is also going right into this right here. When I came back from our own world on Team C, I was like you know. I know what I fuckin with I’m like. I know what it is. It took me. Five six make sense to really catch it without, like I’m, no well, I know I know what it is that connected to so crashing.
All is with me trying to just saturate the thing with a project with the ability type of wraps any type of movie that they’ve connected to before. I think so. This is that experimenting and paying attention. He has six mixtapes. Obviously, you experimenting your own music, but then he paid attention to say: okay throughout this entire process of all these mixtapes, I’m starting to realize exactly what they fuck.
What about me? Because once you do that, then you have all the power you pay attention to the people. Now you can give the people what they want. I think is your job to distinguish us. So Brandon is about your difference. You’re right about it’s so much of differences. It ain’t about you know, what’s the same, you know exactly right, just like that process, so once he paid attention saw what they connect with now.
He knows what his differences are. He knows what other people like about him and he can give them more of that. So then they can give themselves more of them, and now he has these. This fan base. That’s growing, that’s tip number five from nipsey, but everybody right for you. Yet I know my philosophy on my business model. I need to be involved as a partner. I need to be an owner, I heard, and I know that we ain’t going to have combos.
If you don’t start like that and then step number six, it gets real heavy OOP seven when it comes to that ownership. That’s give something I don’t know, but when it comes to nipsey, he’s super strong on the ownership and we’ll see a little bit more on this litt later. I see nothing right right, but I’m at the table at every dissociation, I’m in control of everything to do with my brand. To me: that’s the power, that’s where the you know the side conversations aren’t in the new opportunity right.
So not only this being an owner mean you own, something because there’s been this additional benefit when it comes to the power. That, therefore, is you so when you want to think about ownership, if you don’t own you’re, not you don’t have the power for decision-making, you don’t have the power for the decision-making you’re not going to be in decision-making meetings in those meetings. That’s on the bigwigs! That’s when the people who really make those moves are meeting right.
So if you can’t be in that meeting, you’re not going to build relationships for the people who really make stuff happen. Yes, nice to deal with some kind of distributor or just your manager or a in our. But if you can’t have that meeting with the guy who runs, let’s just say Disney or some kind of huge company that might even just want to license up all your stuff and give you all these additional opportunities, then you’re missing out on opportunities, which is what Most artists do I’m not trading ownership of the only asset I have, which is my intellectual property.
That’s his music, it’s pretty much true for every artist. All they got is their music, don’t give it up not go anywhere else. Why you feel like man, you know what I need to. I need to put my own compound. May I just believe ownership yeah. You know I mean I believe in you know: um, invest in yourself when you make money, you know you can easily go a lot of places, but I just feel like you know, your foundation should be strong.
He’s super consistent with this, so he made his own compound his own, a recording studio like for recording studios worth in one studios. I hear like four session rooms, but when you do something like this, you have to invest in yourself when you own, then you want to invest, then own, more, invest own, more continue this cycle and this how you slowly but surely build an empire, and next thing You know you buy out the building, you are helping and put other people on.
That would really really having an empire is like data, so I know he’s really super into daddy. He had one conversation when he was talking about him using Ryan Leslie super phone app right, and this really really treks fan data is one thing you need to really collect fan data generally speaking, but this goes to the extent of it. You come up to Nick C and say you’re his number one fan. He could look at his phone in about 10 seconds figure out exactly if you are his number one fan or not, he could just see his data and say hey well.
Actually such-and-such in Tokyo is my number one fan your number 76, because it’s basing on how much you support him. How many shows you going to how much how many album you bought, and he has all that data at the tip of his fingers. This kind of stuff is great because, let’s just say, you had a thousand fans, if you had a thousand fans like a thousand like super super fanatical fans that bought every single thing you put out, even if he has a hundred thousand people like a, but only A thousand people buy everything he knows if he puts out something for $ 120, at least those thousand people are going to buy it.
I’m going to make a hundred twenty thousand dollars off those people at the very least no beginning change like we in control to extent you know. Without the internet we got um a global village that we could deliver content to in our saying and it’s in his worldwide, you could told you to say: you’re marching. You could build businesses. So if you’re not stuck on, you know being a fine jumping and being some type of socialite, you could look at the guy for what it is, and you know saying – and you know build something.
I rock slowly tip number 10 – ignore the bullshit. A lot of artists do not do this they’re huge on the fame, junkie, socialite lifestyle, and what happens is I was going to happen to a lot of them? Is what happened to people past generations, where the oh geez had these great stories of what was and who he used to hang with, but they’re, not on top anymore they’re right there for you, because they didn’t keep making the moves and they didn’t make the right Moves which was focusing on the money in addition to the art, as opposed to just saying, hey, I want to be seen that’s what a lot of people do ignore that same stuff.
If you’re telling me that all y’all gauging it sound scanning billboard, we don’t need y’all y’all, getting an eviction notice. What did she say my this is hey. I don’t care if I’m in your main media outlets, I don’t care if I’m on your radio stations. None of this stuff, in which he’s on another net, he’s only had like one radio, I’m song for real for real, and he doesn’t need that because he can get to his fans, which means he can get to his money.
If he gets his money he can build and then create more music and then get back to his fans and get more money. If you got your fantasy got your money, you don’t need anybody else. All that other stuff is an illusion. I swear how much you get paid are the writers. I wrote that I paid him type of salary to my employees at my business that got felonies and I can’t get jobs, no disrespect so who’s. The underachiever I own, my company own the asset of this whole industry, which is yo-yo masters yo, your intellectual property.
You know, send your publishing, so you know you your metrics and what you gauge in as achievement is actually like a peon or underboss we’re looking at it, because you know like I’m not in it for the fame. Everybody want to be seen and held at the highest regard. Obviously, but you know you can’t cash that out and can take that to the bank, where you can in other ways, but you know, what’s the asset, what do the labels do it, for they do it for the ownership they do it for the for the catalogue For the mailbox money, and so you know, I think if you up one, what’s what’s going on you’ll you’ll respect that you wouldn’t say do underachieving for that yeah.
For you see, I play longer clips with nipsey’s in the other articles because stuff he said, is so real, don’t think like a peon. What he’s referring to is a complexion magazine writer, saying hey this guy’s underachieving? They lit radium one of their top ten underachieving rappers and he’s like no. You measuring people offer this little media buzz and this you know this little Fame over here, but nah man I I can.
I could pay you if I wanted to. I could hire ten of you if I wanted to, because I’m over here, winning with what matters tainted action to the mailbox money. What he was saying with that part is record labels. They finish the mailbox money, which is that money when I wake up is in a new check, is in my mailbox and that just keeps happening he is happening, but most artists. They don’t focus on that.
That’s why we have all these past stories of artists being ripped off he’s saying now. He has both of those things. He has the art and he has the money and he’s going to stay, focusing on that. He doesn’t need to get complex to give him. My a okay, you know it’s just like a metaphor for being a long horn. You don’t judge it by one leg of the race cause. If you judge me by my first leg, you’d have been like you know.
If the biggest dude on the web, then, if you’re, judging by the second leg, you might be like nip didn’t drop out, I’m a disappointment. But if you judge you bought a third leg, you won’t be like nipple, independent moment, yeah way back and look at it. As a marathon buddy dude came from, you know, single house, family, a gangbanging environment, you know, saying, didn’t graduate high school and been through the bullshit.
So what you say here is hey. This is everything if you put him in a nutshell: it’s a marathon. It’s a long game because building an empire is a long name: xjz, eggs, P, Diddy, P, Diddy literally start running marathons because he’s obsessed with the idea of a marathon because he knows he’s playing a long game right, it’s a marathon, so it doesn’t matter about the Ups and downs they they will affect you in the time being, but really, if you know, you’re playing a long game that helps you not get caught up in some of that BS when I said ignore to be this right, keep that in mind that’s number 12 And now we’re going to go out with a quote from Nick C on a mission, your worst enemy is idle time.
That just means hey, don’t waste. Your time on is BS point blank subscribe. If it was helpful, I want to go out with a quick article. I’m just of nimshi talkin about some other stuff because I still think it’s so dope is unhelpful.
My favorite musician as of right now.