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Talib Kweli regarding the internet leak of his unfinished tracks

Discussion in 'Hip Hop Room' started by organik, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. organik

    organik TRIBE Member

    from Talib Kweli regarding the internet leak of his unfinished tracks (via Okayplayer)

    a message from Talib Kweli Mar-10-04 02:33 PM
    You know what, I’m a fan of hip-hop too. If I had a chance to get a hold of one of my favorite artists CD’s early, I would jump at it. So if some asshole from a recording studio leaks my unfinished, unmixed and uneven album, consider it a personal triumph. Play it for your friends, and if you like it, buy the version I want you to have. If you are a fan of my music, allow me to live off it so I can continue to bring it to you. But once you put it on a website and encourage people to download it, you become the bigger asshole. You are not respecting my artistic process and worse, you are taking food out of my children’s mouth. The shit is depressing really because I work so hard and I deserve the right to determine how I want my music presented. If you are truly a fan of my music, please do not support people who do this, no matter what the temptation might be. This music is what I have to live on. You also disrespect the other artists by spreading rough vocals and rough mixes. You really don’t give a fuck about nobody but yourself. It’s sad.

    ImRickJamesBitch, are you that much of a loser that you gotta live off another man’s work? Put your own fuckin’ album on your website. Get you some pro tools, pay producers and studio time, get guest artists to come be on your shit. Then maybe you won’t be tempted to just disrespect somebody’s craft. Kanye shipped 800,000 records. How many records do you think I will ship? But yet you couldn’t resist to expose MY album? That shit is not fly. I will find out who you are and you will be dealt with accordingly. This is no threat. To everyone else, I am blessed that there is so much anticipation for what I hope will be a great album. I have never gone gold or platinum. If you think I should be by now please don’t support or do shit like ImRickJamesBitch; that shit does not help. I have a mixtape coming next week. Download that. Please help my cause, don’t hurt it, and I will always be the best artist I can be.

    Talib Kweli

    http://www.okayplayer.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=read_announcements
     
  2. HMHA

    HMHA TRIBE Member

    i support and respect talib - bk reprezent - but he's gotta keep his intellectual property close to him. whatever happened that caused the leak, it was sloppy.

    i hope this doesn't affect him financially, cuz we need okay players like himself to keep producing more art.
     

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