News: Chamillionaire On Twitter Takeover, "Pretty Soon It's Gonna Become The World" [Video]
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010 4:50PM
Southern rapper Chamillionaire recently spoke on the rising popularity behind social network platform Twitter and said all rappers will submit to it sooner or later.
According to Cham, emcees will continue to use Twitter as their main form of promotion.
"People have a short attention span and you have to stay in their attention," he explained to radio host Mr. Peter Parker. "Some people are like, 'I'm too gangsta, I ain't doing Twitter,' well you're out. Eventually they'll get on Twitter because pretty soon it's gonna become the world. There's a lot of people that used to be like, 'Man, I'm not gonna be messing with no Serato,' and they said they were only going to be carrying records and they get left behind because everybody else is on Serato." ("Mr. Peter Parker")
Prior to going to prison last May, T.I. said he passed on using Twitter.
"I'm not a computer guy, don't do it," Tip explained in a video. "I'm old school. Eh man, it's not my style, not my swag. I'm an old fashioned type of dude, I'll write you a letter and hand 'em to some pigeons and let 'em fly to you. Put a letter in the box and let it float to your side of the country. I ain't on the computer sh*t, that ain't me...Not for me, not for me. No offense to those that do it, Twit on playa. People got 'The King' baby, just not on Twitter." (ATL Hustlers)
Last month, R&B singer Chris Brown deleted his Twitter page.
Chris Brown is the latest artist to abandon the service completely, following the precedent set by Miley Cyrus and Lil Wayne. Brown's exit came after a week's worth of Twitter-based ranting about stores not stocking his new album Graffiti. Only a few hours after that revelation, Brown issued his finally tweet: "I wanna thank my fans for all the support," he wrote. "Goodbye!" The old address for his Twitter page now leads to the dreaded "Sorry, that page does not exist!" screen. (MTV)
Rapper Kid Cudi previously explained why he deleted his popular Twitter page.
"I have an iPhone and I don't even utilize all of the applications on it," Cudi explained. "Just alone on an iPhone you can have multiple e-mails -- I have two e-mails -- text messaging, some people have AIM on there, MySpace, Facebook -- and I don't even have those things...With Twitter, my two e-mails, text messaging, and my phone ringing, that's just overwhelming. And you gotta think of it like this, what did they do before there were cell phones? Use a pay phone or write a letter. Or you catch 'em at the crib....I think I want to take it back to that. Sometimes it just shouldn't be that easy for you to get in contact with me." (Rap-Up)
Check out Chamillionaire's interview down below: