LIVING THE LIFE: TALK 2 ME! ABOUT STEVE STOUT JD February 22, 2011 JD's World 7 Comments WE GOTTA GET MORE INVOLVE JD's World 7 Comments vinh February 23, 2011, 12:07 am amen brother! Log in to Reply James Merritt February 23, 2011, 12:22 am Interesting. I think you pin pointed the issue with so many challenges in the Black community. We don’t understand the process and leave much of the results to chance. I remember an article where Jay-Z was quoted as saying that many def jam artists were upset with the handling of their albums but had no interaction or knowledge of the man who ran the company (morris i think). The same thing I think applies to this story. Relationships I am sure color the voting process. Toward that end, I enjoyed both of your perspectives and hope that it inspires others to look more deeply into what it takes to be successful in the business. Log in to Reply James Merritt February 23, 2011, 12:23 am Also man, we just don’t get involved like we should and don’t accept mentoring that would even inspire us to get involved. Log in to Reply Pingback: Tweets that mention LIVING THE LIFE: TALK 2 ME! ABOUT STEVE STOUT « GLOBAL 14 -- Topsy.com Olu February 23, 2011, 6:06 am A lot of artists today don’t know anything about the board like you said. Most of the artist that are signed to a label don’t even know the owner or who their boss is… But I do agree with Stoute. The Grammys is out of touch and none appealing to hip-hop and pop culture. Trey Songz had an amazing album, 3 tours, and 2 or 3 mixtapes and no grammy nomination. Just an example of how they treat our pop culture. Every artist needs to get on the, JD corect me if I’m wrong, the merrit board. More record exces should be out there pushing their aritist/investment. I’m sleepy so forgive me if it doesn’t make much sense. Log in to Reply LDoubleU February 23, 2011, 6:08 am Put yo 3D glasses on JD cuz I’m coming straight at chu, when you say you were on the only member representing Hip Hop for the Grammy Board, are you really saying that you was the only Black member on the Grammy Board at that time?(Not To Play The Race Card but…….) Log in to Reply DREAMCHASEZURS ENTERTAINMENT YOUNG KYZI LLC March 10, 2011, 10:12 pm VERY INFORMATIVE. DO YOU HAVE TO BE AN ARTIST WHO IS RECOGNIZED IN THE HIP HOP INDUSTRY TO JOIN OR CAN YOU BE AN UNDERGROUND ARTIST? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.