Pushing the Pay
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Every interview I have done for Dollar15 I had to be ready. I mean truth be told what do I have to offer them in return for pushing my book to their audience? It ain’t like they getting a cut of the profits nor did I mention them in the back of the book in the credits. I didn’t cut some kind of deal with these kats saying if they put me on I’ll sub back on my shit. I simply sent them a email and most of the time a free copy of the book to look over. But, if they said FreeMan call in at 2:37am and 32 seconds Guatamala time homie I would check into it and make the shit a reality. Because truth be told I ain’t helping them with shit and they are cosigning my book.
I say all that to send out yet another PSA. When you are asking someone to help you out and there’s nothing for them to gain don’t be all pushy when it comes to getting your product out to get paid. Everyone knows the game and you’re the only dumb mawfvcker expecting professionalism with no money on the table. It’s like you forgot that the other kat in this deal is making room for you to get your money up. You forgot that most of these kats are supporting your infantile ass efforts in the beginning of your hustle. You forgot that you think you wrote a masterpiece and they think you are pushing high school angles on grown ups.
See when I get anyone reaching out to me I respond like the cat got the keys to the rest of my life. I know that these little cosigns here and there turn into money. I try my best to return the favor to them by mentioning who they are, why they are and how to get down with them in my links to sub back to their angle. I am indebted to them because when Dollar15 goes diamond and the shoe is on the other foot I’m doubling back to these kats to push the pay back their way.
Long story short recognize where you are in this game and act accordingly. If you have nothing to offer stop expecting big shit like you paid. Fall back young homie and keep grinding as that’s what I do. For every interview you see on this site there’s probably 20 who didn’t even bother to hit me back.
AND STILL I GRIND!