I know what your thinking. This is one of those crazy posts. Your partially right. But this is more of a warning to those that make crazy posts, to be cautious and to remember that the internet doesn't give out passes for real life. But also it's true, don't let social media get you fucked up. And to help you I've created a guideline to help you not get fucked up from social media.
What's the real problem? The real problem is when "influencers" complain about getting SoundCloud links in their comments or getting DM's from strangers with links to their music. My beef isn't that they say how much they hate it. It's that when asked how to do it the right way they never have a reply, just sarcasm and passive aggressive responses. I recently had a twitter conversation with an influencer who screen-shotted someone who had DM'd them a SoundCloud link. Which is the wrong response for someone who clearly wants help. Instead they should've simply replied with a, "If you really want to talk about your music checkout this video" or "Please submit your music to this website?" . But they instead tried to use their platform to bash the artist. And In my book that automatically makes you lame. That means you have no empathy and your hiding behind your "internet persona".
But it ain't my job: My response is: Why the fuck is it not? These influencers are doing what they love to do. They're taking expensive trips and hanging with stars and going to lavish parties in the Hamptons. All fun right? But what about these senders of these SoundCloud links? Most likely they're working some job that they hate. They're putting the money that they do make from that same job back into their passion and hoping that just one connection, one reply will help them get out of their situation. Sometimes the decision can be hard. Send this SoundCloud link or say "Fuck it" and go rob people or go sell rocks instead. The latter is the easiest of them to do. I personally would rather listen to a SoundCloud link than get robbed at gunpoint by a kid who probably gave up on their dreams. But that's just me.
Like Jeezy says in his interview with Everyday Struggle to:
"These kids are trying to figure their lives out. These the same mutherfuccas that would be robbing your ass if they didn't have no outlet."
"Who you helping? Who you looking out for? Who are you putting in a position to help the next cat that's gonna come?"
We all screwed 'cause we never had the tools: How can you expect someone to act in a certain way if they never knew how in the first place. Most these kids never took formal business writing classes. They was tryna survive. So exuse them if they don't have the correct business etiquette. Or don't use the upmost professionalism when they are messaging you. The might've been 5 minutes from robbing you but decided to see if they get a reply from this one message that they put their hopes into. That you so effortlessly just ignored or even complained about. And for that you do deserve to get fucked up.
So why not give these kids the tools they need? People who don't want to help someone in need is usually insecure in their position and in life. The people that are truly confident in their position are the ones who see the benefits in helping out other artists. There's been plenty of examples how one small gesture has helped someone years down the line. When the pendulum swings and you aren't as hot as you once were, sometimes it's this small gesture that the now person with clout remembered that can lead to opportunities in the future. It's also an opportunity for you to create content that you can use to help promote your brand via your personal courses and webinars.
I do give them the tools it's $79.99: If you do in fact give people the tools and nobody knows about it then you probably ain't marketing yourself right. Theirs things your not doing to further your reach. But if your first response to someone who needs knowledge and the right tools to succeed is to blast them with your $79.99 course than your material probably sucks anyway. So "Fuck your Sales Funnel".
I don't want to help anyone at all: Your human. You have the right to stay to yourself and post "cat memes" all day. But if you go on a social media platform and aren't willing to help and actually be social then why are even on social media. Set your profile to private . Turn your comments off. And enjoy your cult.
The only way to not get fucked up on social media: Don't be a lame and post passive aggressive posts about hating that someone needs help. Don't act like the platform that you have has created some sort of unbearable burden on you. Instead be willing to help those that are truly in need. That's the only way to not get fucked up on social media or your chain snatched.
And in year 2019 Jeezy is still putting on for his city: