Former Roc-A-Fella artist Memphis Bleek recently spoke on how serious he takes blogger comments and how the remarks better his craft.
According to Bleek, he uses the comments aimed at him as “fuel” for his pen game.
“I’m not a blogger but I definitely do read the blogs,” Bleek said in an interview. “I read the comments. It’s fuel for a guy like me because I love to hear what people gotta say. If you look at it, on a percentage scale, 20% of the s**tis real, and 80% of the s**t is bulls**t but that 20% is what matters. Somebody is gonna comment something real that you can take wit’ you and put into your craft or your daily routine. Somebody gon’ care about you.” (All Hip Hop)
Bleek’s former labelmate, Freeway, also said he takes note of Internet users’ comments.
“When I was doing the whole month of madness — I would read the comments and I would respond to comments on some of the joints people would be saying this and that and I would respond,” Freeway explained in an interview. “But when I first, like, two years ago when I really first started dropping joints on the net, like, people wasn’t f*cking with me. N*ggas was like, ‘Ah, get the f*ck outta here,’ but once I started building up the substance and material and people were seeing that the material was good, slowly but surely they started f*cking with it. The comments used to make me mad but when they be hating, they’re Internet thugs so I ain’t worried about that.” (Vlad TV)
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently shared his views on the impact an online community has.
“As far as the Internet is concerned, it’s so new that the younger kids can take better advantage,” Fif explained in an interview. “Soulja Boy is one of the guys that is more open-minded to the Web, and he’ll go there immediately…I watched and learned from people like him. From my perspective, what the mixtape circuit was is now a viral video…When I make material and I see it be viewed a million times, I know that I pleased a small demographic that watched it so often that there’s a million views. Or a broad demographic of people are drawn to it. I feel good either way… As [the Internet] changes and there’s new applications and new things involved with the site, I learn that right away. That makes me comfortable…The kids, the new age group, the new kids are more perceptive of computers. They don’t have to have the experience of going to purchase your CD or going to see your movie.” (XXL Mag)
Outside of online comments, Bleek said he would be willing to have a sit-down with ex-Roc labelmate Beanie Sigel in light of recent disses made toward him and Jay-Z.
“Could it ever be mended? Jay is gone,” Bleek said in an interview. “I could sit down with Beans. You wanna holla with me, he knows how to get in contact with me. I’m out here. Jay’s gone. Ain’t no time to look back. Where [Jay’s] at, no time to look back. If Jay looks back, it’s the back of the G5 [jet], luggage. He’s gone. We don’t need that. Where’s the problem? When [all the Roc-A-Fella artists] signed their release paper and went their separate ways, it was no problem. Now it’s a problem. Why do you need to talk?” (MTV)
Check out a recent Memphis Bleek interview below: