Who remembers the movie “Janky Promoters” with Ice Cube and Mike Epps? Whose considered a janky promoter? The reality of the rap/hiphop culture does not support quick fame. Artist who are hungry about their music grind seek several avenues in an effort to be seen and heard. This is where it gets tricky, I say tricky because an artist should always research and plan effectively. Open Mics are platforms to use but with the digital age spinning as such is it beneficial to stand around a club with 50 more people waiting to perform? I mean really, most artist leave with their entourage soon after they perform. So whose really going to hear you? Don’t get me wrong because there are several certified open mics ( #Hustle&Flow in the Atl) but you have to play your cards right. Think about the piggy back effect. We’re all playing “life chess” so chose whether you want to be a pawn or a king. Salute to Pearl Vodka and Happy Holidays.