The C.U.T.S. Podcast Welcomes Ray Daniels: A Deep Dive into the Music Industry

  In an electrifying new episode of The C.U.T.S. Podcast, host Reemo Meerak 🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️chopp’d it 🆙🆙🆙🆙🆙 with music and entertainment industry titan; Ray Daniels, a visionary music executive known for his uncanny ability to spot and cultivate talent. The conversation was an impactful experience about music industry insights, with Daniels sharing anecdotes from his storied career and offering advice to aspiring artists and executives. A Journey Through Music Ray Daniels’ career is a testament to perseverance and vision. From his early days navigating the complexities of the music industry to his current status as a top mogul, and a successful Podcaster (The Gauds Show). Daniels’ journey is marked by a series of bold moves and strategic decisions. In the podcast, he recounted his beginnings, emphasizing the importance of resilience and learning from failures. Here’s a clip with Episode 142 of The C.U.T.S. Podcast: Unveiling Industry Secrets One of the highlights of the interview was Daniels’ deep dive into the mechanics of the music industry. He broke down the intricacies of artist development, the evolution of music consumption, and the pivotal role of digital platforms. His insights into the changing landscape of the industry were both enlightening and practical. Also, have some intriguing insights upon the Hip Hop Purists continuing and contracting gripes within the Hip Hop Culture. “Today’s artists need to be more than just talented,” Daniels explained. “They need to understand the business side of things, how to market themselves, and how to leverage social media to build a loyal fanbase.” Stories from the Trenches Daniels regaled listeners with stories of his time working with some of the biggest names in music. From navigating high-stakes negotiations to managing creative differences, his tales offered a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to succeed at the highest levels of the industry. “I’ve had the privilege of working with some incredible artists,” Daniels said. “Each experience has taught me something new about the power of music and the importance of staying true to one’s vision.” Advice for Aspiring Professionals Throughout the podcast, Daniels sprinkled valuable advice for those looking to break into the music industry. He stressed the importance of building a strong network, staying adaptable, and always being willing to learn. His words were particularly resonant for young professionals eager to make their mark. “Surround yourself with people who challenge you and push you to be better,” Daniels advised. “And never stop learning. The moment you think you know it all, you’re done.” Looking Ahead As the interview drew to a close, Daniels reflected on the future of the music industry. He expressed optimism about the opportunities that lie ahead, especially with the continued growth of digital platforms and the democratization of music production. “The future is bright for those who are willing to innovate and adapt,” Daniels concluded. The episode with Ray Daniels is a must-listen for anyone interested in the inner workings of the music industry. His wisdom, experience, and passion for music shine through, making for an engaging and informative conversation. The C.U.T.S. Podcast continues to deliver high-quality content, and this episode is no exception. For those looking to glean insights from one of the best in the business, this episode is an invaluable resource. Ray Daniels’ journey, stories, and advice offer a roadmap to success in an ever-evolving industry. If you want the full EPISODE 142 w/ Ray Daniels, then click here and {{SUBSCRIBE}}: As per usual, ON TO THE NEXT…#MyCreatives  

Can Rapsody’s New Album; “Please Don’t Cry” have Grammy Nods in 2025?

In this day, and age of Hip-Hop, we’ve come to the terms of either we accept Hip-Hop Artists giving us fluff for the music, or we truly respect the volume of authenticity, and talent within a project. For Rapsody; a very lyrical and talented Hip Hop artist from North Carolina has really come into her own stardom with her latest project; “Please Don’t Cry”. The project has the most complete, highly diverse in terms of beats productions, and ov erall music that has ever been in a Hip-Hop album in a very long time. Also, she has definitely went on a verge of giving us 22 (YES, 22!!!!) tracks of fantastic music to a point where you the listener will have no choice, but to respect who Rapsody is. During this review, I will express the GOOD, BAD, & #ReemoApproved. Also, you will take a look at the exclusive interview that I did with Rapsody, and truly watch, as well as her our converstion that the Hip Hop Culture would definitely love to admire, be inspired, and share amongst the Hip-Hop Community. The Good: I must say as a fan and contributor within the Hip Hop Culture. I was highly impressed of the 22 Track Album with No Skips (Yes, I’ve said it….NO SKIPS!!!!) and on a 3 day span listened to the album 5 times. Also, the features are legendary; Eryka Badu (3:AM), HitBoy (Asteroids), Niko Brim (Raw, Niko’s Interlude), Alex Isley (Loose Rocks), and last but not least the incomparable, sensational, and highly talented; Phylicia Rashad on the track, as well as throughout the album speaking to the artist. The productions on the album are phenomenal, and the beat selections for the album blend perfectly. If you are a fan of her music, she definitely did not disappoint. The Bad: Added more pressure to the playing field, and landscape of Hip Hop. The #ReemoApproved: Honestly, made me an omega stan of her. I really see the magnitude, and value of the album as like Nispey Hussle’s “Victory Lap” , Kendrick Lemar’s “Damn”, Jay-Z’s Hard Knock Life: Volume 2, or Dare I say what DMX did in 1998 combined with “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” along with “Flesh Of my Flesh, Blood Of My Blood” in retrospect of it sparking their STARDOM within their careers. #TrustTheReemo on this one #MyCreatives this album is definitely the one for 2024. As per usual #MyCreatives, ON TO THE NEXT!!!!! Follow Me on Social Media: IG: https://www.instagram.com/reemomeerak_/ X(Twitter): https://twitter.com/reemomeerak_ Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@reemomeerak_ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kareemreemomeeraktyson Subscibe to The Podcast; Reemo Meerak: The C.U.T.S. https://www.youtube.com/@TheCUTS_ Subcribe To My Vlog Channel; Reemo Meerak: ReemTV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzeBLMMZerckVQ9LJa93oZw For Interviews, Cover your event, write a review, or Features: ReemoMeerakBrand.info@gmail.com Shop The Merch: https://reemomeerakbrand.myshopify.com

Five Questions with Digiwaxx – Benny The Butcher

Benny the Butcher has risen from the ranks of underground rapper from Buffalo, New York to a prominent mainstream recently. Aside from the acclaim of his part of the group Griselda, his work ethic and consistency have done the job of establishing himself as a force of his own. Many credit him as one of the MCs keeping lyricism alive; making him a go to artist for authentic street and surreal rap. As a testament to his prowess, his latest album Everybody Can’t Go is produced by HIT-BOY and the Alchemist, pretty much exclusively. Benny cements why he is held in such high regard, proving he can run with the “Big Dog” when Lil Wayne drops in and spits bars with Jadakiss on the track “Pillow Talk & Slander.” We recently caught up with him on his Everybody Can’t Go Tour as it stopped through Denver, Colorado. We just asked him 5 questions and then enjoyed the show… check out the interview below.   Fans can still catch him on few Westcoast dates this month.      

Megan Thee Stallion vs. Nicki Minaj Beef: Hip-Hop’s Dynamic Figures Weekend Battle

What a Weekend?!!!!! The world of hip-hop has always been a stage for dynamic personalities, lyrical prowess, and occasional controversies. Megan Thee Stallion vs. Nicki Minaj beef is one such episode that grabbed headlines and ignited discussions within the rap community and social media world. In this article, we delve into the origins, key moments, and underlying power dynamics of this high-profile feud. Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj, both powerhouse women in the rap industry, found themselves at the center of a feud that captivated fans and media alike. The tension between the two artists seemed to emerge from a combination of industry competition, alleged behind-the-scenes disputes, and differing perspectives on female empowerment within the hip-hop scene. The beef gained momentum as fans observed the changing dynamics between Megan and Nicki, who had previously collaborated on the track like “Hot Girl Summer”. Speculations arose about a fallout, and misunderstanding on social media leading to heightened interest and scrutiny. Also, Megan’s latest track; “Hiss” seems to bring back the beef to the forefront!!!! The digital realm became a battleground for the feud, with both artists using social media platforms to express their sentiments. Subtle jabs, cryptic posts, and direct messages fueled the fire and provided fans with an inside look into the conflict. Fans played a significant role in amplifying the beef, taking sides and passionately defending their favorite artist. Social media debates and discussions further intensified the feud, turning it into a pop culture spectacle. Also, fans are leaning more towards Megan because of the recent track and Nicki’s fanbase; “The Barbs” have one again come in defense of their Queen. Megan Thee Stallion just released her track called; “Hiss” where it’s seemed as the shot for Nicki: “These hoes don’t be mad at Megan, these hoes mad at Megan’s Law I don’t really know what the problem is, but I guarantee y’all don’t want me to start Bitch, you a pussy (you a pussy), never finna check me (yeah) Every chance you get, bet your weak ass won’t address me (ho) Bitches swear they G, but the G must stand for goofy When the fuck did all the gangster niggas turn to groupies?” Nicki responds on her IG Live with a sample of her diss track called “BigFoot” stating: “Bad bitch she like six foot, I call her big foot, the bitch fell off I said, ‘Get up on your good foot.’” Some speculations that this beef could be off Megan’s friendship with Cardi B. whom she did a previous track called “W.A.P.” and their friendship grown since that time frame. Also, Minaj has a longtime issue with Cardi B. & a history of issues with those that are “cool” or in alliance with her (Cardi B). Besides Nicki, someone feels uncomfortable with Megan’s Bars, and that’s one Moniece Slaughter who took to X (Twitter) to express her insight: Despite the rules of “Rap Beef” or “Diss Tracks” changing over the years in the culture, Moniece poses an interesting question “Was Megan out of line for that bar?” Nicki dropped “Bigfoot” her response to “Hiss” track on Sunday at 6PM. A good amount of people took to social media, and were not pleased of Nicki’s response, but the Nicki posted on her X(Twitter) that she has four more tracks coming. Female rappers are often pitted against each other, perpetuating stereotypes and undermining their achievements. The hip-hop industry is highly competitive, and success is often measured in terms of chart performance, awards, and record sales. The feud highlighted the pressures artists face to maintain their status, with their “beef”becoming a symbol of the times within the culture. Both Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj are not only talented rappers but also symbols of empowerment for women of color. The beef raised questions about how intersectionality intersects with power dynamics in the hip-hop industry and the challenges faced by black women in navigating fame, success, and public scrutiny. Also, the changing of the guard amongst the artists. Conclusion: Megan Thee Stallion vs. Nicki Minaj beef provides a glimpse into the complexities of the hip-hop industry, where talent, competition, and societal expectations intertwine. As fans eagerly await resolution or further developments, the feud serves as a reminder of the ongoing nuances faced by women in the world of rap where the egos overweigh their need for a more supportive and inclusive environment within the music industry. As usual…. On the next #MyCreatives – Reemo Meerak, Correspondent/Contributor   Follow Me On Social Media: www.instagram.com/reemomeerak_ www.twitter.com/reemomeerak_ WEBSITE: ⁠ReemoMeerak.com⁠ For a Feature, Review, want me to do coverage, and a write-up on your event: ReemoMeerakBrand.Info@Gmail.com

ALBEE AL FOR 2024?!!!!! – EXCLUSIVE

  In the realm of music, artists often use their creative prowess to explore and comment on various aspects of life, society, and the environments they are from. Albee Al, a renowned Hip Hop artist, has recently released a compelling album titled “Albee For President”. This musical endeavor serves as a platform for Albee Al to express his views on his Jersey City raising, stories of surviving jail, and societal dynamics he embraces daily. In this article, we delve into the essence of the album, exploring its themes, tracks, and the artist’s unique approach to conveying political commentary through music. Also, check out the exclusive in-person interview at his listening event:   The Album’s Title and Concept: “Albee For President” immediately captures attention with its bold and intriguing title. While it might not imply a literal run for office, the album signifies Albee Al’s desire to contribute to the masses of the Hip Hop culture with his art. The title serves as a metaphor for an artist taking a stand and using their influence to address pressing issues, as well as of his lyrical template that has him as one of the most watch artist projectively for 2024. The album encompasses a diverse range of themes that reflect Albee Al’s perspective. From systemic inequalities to the struggles of marginalized communities, each track serves as a lyrical canvas where the artist paints a vivid picture of the world as he sees it. Albee Al’s ability to blend a narrative and paint the picture with social commentary creates a compelling narrative that resonates with listeners. Key Tracks: **”Who Ya Big Homie”**: This track sets the tone for the entire album, and that “Boom-Bap” feel we needed!!! Also, featuring Mozzy with powerful lyrics that call for the energy that’s derived from his Jersey City roots. The gritty quality of the song makes it a standout piece that captures the essence of the album. **”Press Conference”**: In this track, which is the first track of the album in the beginning. Albee Al amplifies the voices of those often unheard. Addressing the challenges faced by urban communities, he sheds light on the realities that many face on a daily basis. **“El Presidente”**: Albee Al takes more of the uptempo approach, as well as most definitely a well produced music video!!! At the listening party in The Cult Lab, this track was one of the choice options to drink, and it definitely was a #ReemoApproved Musical Style and Production: Beyond its lyrical content, “Albee For President” showcases Albee Al’s musical versatility. The album seamlessly blends various styles of rap creating a dynamic listening experience. The production quality enhances the impact of the messages conveyed, with carefully crafted beats complementing the weighty themes. “Albee For President” stands as a testament to the power of music as a medium for social and diverse commentary. Albee Al’s ability to intertwine meaningful lyrics with captivating and vigorous energy creates an album that not only entertains but also challenges listeners to reflect on the world around them. In an era where artists are increasingly using their platforms to address societal issues, “Albee For President” is a noteworthy addition that adds depth to the musical landscape while encouraging dialogue on pressing matters. As per usual, ON TO THE NEXT #MyCreatives Follow Me On Social Media: www.instagram.com/reemomeerak_ www.twitter.com/reemomeerak_ WEBSITE: ⁠ReemoMeerak.com⁠ For a Feature, Review, want me to do coverage, and a write-up on your event: ReemoMeerakBrand.Info@Gmail.com  

Georgia v. YSL Day 3: Was the Jury Pool Tainted?

On Wednesday, in the YSL RICO case, the jury were accidently shown by a broadcast camera. That stream was shared by multiple sources and the screengrabs and video quickly made it to social media. Judge Glanville ordered all the attorneys into his chambers after being informed of the error, later then instructing the camera men to only continue recording the audio of witness gang detective Mark Belkap. At one point the live channel of the case just sat focused on a single water bottle as witnesses were examined. Some of the net’s biggest blogs shared the video on their social media accounts, which is call for alarm of tainting the jury in some cases. Judge Glanville just confirmed that jurors were accidentally filmed. — Jewel Wicker (@jewelwickershow) November 29, 2023 Detective Belkap went through an extensive explanation of gang life and culture. Showing the jury the often used “gang triangle” to the jury. The Judge was once again angry with the prosecution as the slide show he used was not turned over to the defense days prior. His testimony consisted of trying to explain how he referred to YSL as “Young Slime Life” and not “Young Stoner Life” the clothing line. Belkap also tried to explain that this was a non-traditional gang and show the difference. He was the sole witness for the day. As far as the jury goes, the worry of revealing the jury to the public are many. One of the worries is that a jury member can be trained or targeted with information, or disinformation, that taints their view of the case one way or the other. Another major worry is that the said juror could be doxxed, and personal information and whereabouts could become targeted, therefore tainting them. As one court reporter pointed out, it could lead to alternate jurors being called to replace someone. We will know more in the coming days. Watch the full stream of today’s case below.  

Georgia v. Young Slime Life: Did Thug’s Lawyer Reveal the Darker Side of the Music Industry?

It’s been over a year since Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney indicted the rapper, Jeffery Williams and his YSL crew for RICO charges in May of 2022 and Monday set the stage for opening statements delivered by the State vs “YSL.” But on Tuesday, Thug’s Lawyer Brian Steel’s opening included strong statements about the music business. Namely how they music industry creates and maintains beefs and personas for marketing purposes.  “You will learn that this is part of being involved in hip hop and rap. There’s all these battles going across social media. It generates interest, much like the NFL has rivalries with the Saints and Falcons,” said Steel. The trial has started off to much controversy Monday as well with Chief Deputy District Attorney Adriane Love. Ironically, Love went the poetic route. She was quoting “The Jungle Book” and attempting to show a parallels of sorts using the “Wolfpack” mentality as fodder. Which ended up being a long soliloquy boasting confidence of the evidence. And there we’re objections. Aside from being accused of showing jurors evidence that was excluded by Judge Ural Glanville, the defense was given more ammo to contest. Love was objected by Steel mid-sentence, for attempting to ‘shift the burden of proof.’ Some have said this will be grounds for appeal should the State still convict the rapper in the long run, as the objection was sustained and further explained by Judge Glanville. Watch the clip below to see the full exchange. The defense also brought up the common distrust of the police and specifically to how “Jeffery” as Steel refers to him, witnessed multiple accounts of police misconduct. Specifically how his family had been mistreated by the police on several occasions. Stating his father was harassed by the police routinely, detailing how his older brother “Beanie” was shot in the chest and his mother handcuffed as they watched him lose his life. Watch more below. Prosecutors were able to get a motion for mistrial dismissed and we’re granted the right to use his lyrics as evidence in the trial. Attorney’s for the other three defendants also gave opening arguments in the hours long court spectacle. Here’s how FOX News Coverage from Atlanta covered the second day’s activities. This case holds an important place in hip-hop, as not only are his lyrics being used but the very culture is on full display, leaving the greater discussion at a crossroads. Do label’s and the industry as a whole generate rap beefs to sell records? Are there street consequences for the marketing approach of the music? This case should keep these topics on fans minds as we watch closely. Watch Meghann Cuniff aka Meghann the Reporter discuss the case live as a guest below.

Tierra Whack Sets herself away from the pack with “CYPHER”

Most definitely with 2023 closing out, we all in ENTERTAINMENT and MUSIC industries respectfully want to go out with a BANG in the 4th Quarter of the year. From New Album Releases, Songs, TV Shows, or what have you….the CLOSEOUT is the main key. Especially when it comes to a FILM. Now entering; Tierra Whack a Highly Talented, and for sure will be MEGASTAR Hip Hop Artist, Singer, and Songwriter out of Philadelphia, PA who’s been tearing up the music scene with her eclectic sound, words play mastering tone, and of all things a CREATOR’S Creative!!!! Teams up with Andscape with the debut of “CYPHER” (Which drops on November 24th via HULU). Reemo got the opportunity to pull-up to the screening at the BAM Harvey Theater in Downtown Brooklyn, and then afterwards enjoyed the AFTER PARTY at Public Records. I feel her fanbase will be delighted of the creativity expanded on the film, as well as a better understanding of the Talented Entertainer. RECAP VIDEO: Follow me on Social Media: @reemomeerak_  For Booking Interviews, or Questions: ReemoMeerakBrand.Info@gmail.com Merch Store: https://reemomeerakbrand.myshopify.com/ “It’s Hands OVA THE EYESSSSSSSS, IT’S THA 2 up!!!!” #ReemoApproved  

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