It’s Just Begun…

 |  January 19, 2010
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chess

Life. Moves very fast. Thousands of possibilities existing in the flash of a moment. A lotta moments, a whole lotta possibilities.

I’d like to introduce you to iHipHop . I go back with iHipHop. My peoples. For over years 15. Before this internet shit was imaginable. When music cd’s flew off the shelves every Tuesday. Like clockwork. During them days when this Hip  Hop culture of ours produced top quality work; from 1st generation cats that pushed the boundaries in music, sports, film, fashion, literature, publishing, language, lifestyle, politics, state of mind. Back when niggas had to be f.r.e.s.h. to rep they skills. No marketing plans could ever save you if you wasn’t on point. That need to live way above surviving. To stay firmly focused on your own path. Faith that staying original was the only path to take. You know. That authentic Hip Hop shit.

Over the years I’ve seen my peoples make moves. A whole lotta moves. While most was pushing checkers across the board, my peoples had their Bishops locked firmly on target. All chess everything. For years. From the outside looking in, I seen cats silently laying down blueprints. Moving, expanding, quietly, efficiently, effectively. From film, to music, to marketing, to publishing, to this internet thing to…  Heh. I see it. Clearly.  Life is incredible B. In this age, one can go from thoughts to words to actions that transform that wispy dream thing to something real, tangible, f.r.e.s.h.

Some of you may have already heard of iHipHop and its partner site, HipHopGame. Digital real estate that’s maintained a clean brand image. They figured it was time to move past that clean image. That clean slate. It’s a new year. A new decade. The old ways of doing things, the art, the business model, the mentality of brick and mortar are behind us. The playing field is completely level. Time to make moves. Knight to Queen. And fuck a stalemate. This team here? Strictly mate. Each and every time. Trust. Watch.

I’ve seen the moves. And I see the future blueprints. And I can’t stop smiling. From ear to ear. That cliche about this and that being a movement. This is that.

To all my peoples in real life. And to each and every one of you whose paths have built with mine on this universe that is the Internets. That pie is about to get real big. Get ready to pull up a chair. There will be plenty to go around.

I brought some friends along. I’ll let Dallas Penn tell it.

  • P Cutta

    Congrats CJ!!! Let's see what this thing here is all about!

  • http://differentkitchen.blogspot.com/ StellasKid

    Congrats, Reggie. I expect nothing less than total domination!

  • bboycult

    good money. feelin the expansion. blow up! (get it? “expansion”, “blow up”? ahhh, forget it…)

  • http://twitter.com/ptrilla ptrilla

    http://www.showcaseyourmusic.com/DJTRILLENET

    IN THIS DAY AND AGE ALWAYS COPYRIGHT YOUR MUSIC. IF YOUR IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS FOR MONEY THEN OF COURSE DO IT THE RIGHT WAY AND COPYRIGHT EVERYTHING YOU DO. IF YOUR IN IT JUST TO MAKE GOOD MUSIC THEN DONT WORRY ABOUT THE MONEY BUT IF YOUR A MUSICIAN AND YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR MUSIC ALWAYS READ THE FINE PRINT. DONT RECORD A BUNCH OF SONGS UNLESS YOU HAVE A LABEL DEAL AND HAVE A LABEL WHICH WILL ADVANCE YOU MONEY YOU FEEL IS SUITABLE. ITS HARD TO TRACK DOWN ALL THOSE GOOD SONGS. ALOT OF ARTIST GET RIPPED OFF BECAUSE OF HACKERS AND SPYING. HOW CAN ALL THAT BE CONTROLLED WHEN THERE ARE WAY TO MANY BLACK MARKET RINGS AND COMPUTER HACKERS WITH WAYS OF AVOIDING DETECTION OF YOUR SOFTWARE AND YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF FINDING THEM. MY BEST WISH IS TO MAKE SURE IF YOU FEEL PLAYED TRACK DOWN THE COMPANY THAT PLAYED YOU AND DONE YOU WRONG. TAKE THEM TO COURT DO THINGS THE LEGAL WAY. BUT MOST TIMES THESE COMPANIES CANT BE FOUND AND IF THEY ARE FOUND THEY CHANGE NAMES AND START UP ALL OVER AGAIN. SO MY BEST WISH TO ANY ARTIST IS MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND. ANY HOBBY OR ANY CRAFT CAN BE STOLEN AND SOLD AND USED AGAINST YOUR WILL ITS CALLED FAIR USE OR FREE TRADE ITS IN THE CONSTITUTION. IF YOU WANT TO GET PAID FOR YOU WORK THE COPYRIGHT IT. IF YOU DONT MAKE MONEY FROM IT OR IF A WEBSITE DOES NOT MAKE MONEY FROM IT THEN THEY CAN USE IT. BUT AS SOON AS A PENNY OR ANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE MADE THEN THE ORIGINAL BENEFACTOR ARTIST SHOULD BE PAID FOR THE TIME EFFORT OF YOUR WORK. BUT LETS JUST BE HONEST. UNLESS YOU HAVE THE MONEY TO TAKE THE CASE TO COURT ITS BEST TO JUST KNOW YOUR WORK IS GOOD ENOUGH TO BE USED TO MAKE MONEY JUST MAKE YOUR WAY AND YOULL BE HEARD. I HAD A SIMILAR SITUATION WHERE ARTISTS WOULD TAKE MY LYRICS SONGS AND BEATS. I WOULD HEAR MY STUFF EVERYWHERE. DID I GET A ROYALTY CHECK. YEA BUT WAS IT ENOUGH TO LIVE OFF PAY BILLS BUY CLOTHES FOOD AND VACATION LIKE PLATINUM ARTIST NOPE. SO SINCE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS NO UNION AND IF YOU TRY TO CONTACT A BUNCH OF LABELS AND ARTIST. IT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME AND YOULL BE DISAPPOINTED. BECAUSE BY THE TIME YOU TAKE ONE ARTIST TO COURT THE OTHERS WILL BE ALERTED AND WILL AVERT TO OTHER MEANS TO AVOID YOU. SO NEW ARTIST JUST BE AWARE THERE ARE ALOT OF SHARKS IN BUSINESS OF MUSIC PERIOD. SO JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE LOYAL PEOPLE AROUND YOU IF NOT. YOU FEEL SORRY IN THE END IF YOU DONT HAVE A LOYAL CAMP.

  • http://twitter.com/PTRILLA PTRILLA

    IN THIS DAY AND AGE ALWAYS COPYRIGHT YOUR MUSIC. IF YOUR IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS FOR MONEY THEN OF COURSE DO IT THE RIGHT WAY AND COPYRIGHT EVERYTHING YOU DO. IF YOUR IN IT JUST TO MAKE GOOD MUSIC THEN DONT WORRY ABOUT THE MONEY BUT IF YOUR A MUSICIAN AND YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR MUSIC ALWAYS READ THE FINE PRINT. DONT RECORD A BUNCH OF SONGS UNLESS YOU HAVE A LABEL DEAL AND HAVE A LABEL WHICH WILL ADVANCE YOU MONEY YOU FEEL IS SUITABLE. ITS HARD TO TRACK DOWN ALL THOSE GOOD SONGS. ALOT OF ARTIST GET RIPPED OFF BECAUSE OF HACKERS AND SPYING. HOW CAN ALL THAT BE CONTROLLED WHEN THERE ARE WAY TO MANY BLACK MARKET RINGS AND COMPUTER HACKERS WITH WAYS OF AVOIDING DETECTION OF YOUR SOFTWARE AND YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF FINDING THEM. MY BEST WISH IS TO MAKE SURE IF YOU FEEL PLAYED TRACK DOWN THE COMPANY THAT PLAYED YOU AND DONE YOU WRONG. TAKE THEM TO COURT DO THINGS THE LEGAL WAY. BUT MOST TIMES THESE COMPANIES CANT BE FOUND AND IF THEY ARE FOUND THEY CHANGE NAMES AND START UP ALL OVER AGAIN. SO MY BEST WISH TO ANY ARTIST IS MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND. ANY HOBBY OR ANY CRAFT CAN BE STOLEN AND SOLD AND USED AGAINST YOUR WILL ITS CALLED FAIR USE OR FREE TRADE ITS IN THE CONSTITUTION. IF YOU WANT TO GET PAID FOR YOU WORK THE COPYRIGHT IT. IF YOU DONT MAKE MONEY FROM IT OR IF A WEBSITE DOES NOT MAKE MONEY FROM IT THEN THEY CAN USE IT. BUT AS SOON AS A PENNY OR ANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE MADE THEN THE ORIGINAL BENEFACTOR ARTIST SHOULD BE PAID FOR THE TIME EFFORT OF YOUR WORK. BUT LETS JUST BE HONEST. UNLESS YOU HAVE THE MONEY TO TAKE THE CASE TO COURT ITS BEST TO JUST KNOW YOUR WORK IS GOOD ENOUGH TO BE USED TO MAKE MONEY JUST MAKE YOUR WAY AND YOULL BE HEARD. I HAD A SIMILAR SITUATION WHERE ARTISTS WOULD TAKE MY LYRICS SONGS AND BEATS. I WOULD HEAR MY STUFF EVERYWHERE. DID I GET A ROYALTY CHECK. YEA BUT WAS IT ENOUGH TO LIVE OFF PAY BILLS BUY CLOTHES FOOD AND VACATION LIKE PLATINUM ARTIST NOPE. SO SINCE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS NO UNION AND IF YOU TRY TO CONTACT A BUNCH OF LABELS AND ARTIST. IT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME AND YOULL BE DISAPPOINTED. BECAUSE BY THE TIME YOU TAKE ONE ARTIST TO COURT THE OTHERS WILL BE ALERTED AND WILL AVERT TO OTHER MEANS TO AVOID YOU. SO NEW ARTIST JUST BE AWARE THERE ARE ALOT OF SHARKS IN BUSINESS OF MUSIC PERIOD. SO JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE LOYAL PEOPLE AROUND YOU IF NOT. YOU FEEL SORRY IN THE END IF YOU DONT HAVE A LOYAL CAMP.

  • badrap

    This Jimmy Castor Bunch 'Its Just Begun' Song and Video are great. I had the pleasure to direct a video which featured Rev Run (Google 'Song 4 Lovers' video if you like) but this blows that away. (no, kidding, I do like the other video a little better). Great job!

  • divonya

    Congrats…looking forward to reading more…do it and do it BIG!!

  • http://twitter.com/PTRILLA PTRILLA

    i am trying to start an investment club. a club where artist that want to form a union in the music industry. when labels turn down artist or when artist cant get paid royalties and retire from music its not like sports or regular jobs you leave with the money you made. so im trying to form a union so artists can have healthcare,medical,investment options,schools of education for there children, home schooling maybe,gardens where the artist grow food which can be medicine and not based on the bad food from fast food companies or big farma, im trying to form a union where artists are raising a culture where its based off the money you put in to help the whole. Those who join have to donate time money energy and there talents. Like say you can design websites right then we could make videos about my cause distribute it on the website and the people who join give them photo shoots for low prices in todays economy. i have tried this once but it went bad because some guys wanted to take over and lost focus of the union which is about those who join to help all the people joining the union. the union is about equal oppurtunity to those artists and regular people who join which would like to lend there talents. If this sound like something you would be interested in let me know.

  • khal

    all chess everything FTW

  • Jamal7Mile

    Yo! Nice house! Congrats to CJ and Dallas.