Is Nicki Minaj really getting paid?

Is Nicki Minaj really getting paid?

 

The birth name of Nicki Minaj is Onika Tanja Maraj. She was born in Trinidad but raise since 5 years old in Jamaica-Queens New York.  She is signed with Young Money and will be distributed by Universal Motown.

 

However what I noticed is she is one of the most played artists on the radio, yet neither her birth name nor pseudonymous name shows up in queries with BMI, ASCAP or SESAC.  Sure you can have management handle these affairs, but still it should be in your name.

 

When you look up songs she performed it never give her credits as a writer or co-writer, so I had to ask myself is Nicki Minaj really getting paid or is she just another voice on everybody’s tracks but her own?

 

I mean everybody knows that the real money these days is in royalties.  Out of the Lil Wayne crew you often see his name on all kinds of records and even Drake shows up on a regular, but Nicki Minaj name is nowhere to be seen.

 

I hope I am wrong but Nicki Minaj is a probably just a voice at the studio to put on tracks.  You hear her all day on the radio yet she does not get a dime from the airplay.  She goes to the radio stations to get the songs played by whatever means and even has to pay people to perform her songs on stage.  This is a sad day in music.

 

We will not make the same mistake with NaQuila, aka Stackz 2020 and Female Gotti, who is registered with ASCAP and also co-writes most of her material.  NaQuila is no Nicki, neither in persona or business etiquette.   She is also signed with Universal Music Group under Involved Records. 

 

Nicki Minaj is the common example of an artist being pimped for a new dress, makeup and a car and maybe a temporary dwelling place contingent to continued cooperation.

 

I guess Lil Wayne tells her we will take care of you, so you have nothing to worry about.  But in reality she should be taking care of herself.  This is a shame but who is the blame?

 

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Opportunities Entertaining the Military

Opportunities Entertaining the Military

 

Everybody thinks that the only thing the military has to offer is work on the front line of war.  But little does a lot of people realize all the opportunities the military offers such as product sponsorship as well as your product on their shelves, I mean AAFES is a multi-billion dollar corporation.  Check out the hyperlink below.

 

Who is AAFES they are big money a must read:

 

Another opportunity wants to mention is the opportunity to tour the world and different levels of celebrity status and popularity.  Check out the hyperlink below and the short summery as well.

 

Who is the USO a must read for musical artist:

USO Tour Information at a Glance

Q: I am an entertainer who wishes to participate in USO shows. How do I apply?

 

A: We take pride in our ability to deliver some of America’s most popular and well-known celebrities around the world to the troops. USO tours can vary from a one-off to a complete tour with multiple destinations. The USO can also work with artists who may have available dates within their existing tours. USO celebrity status is not necessarily defined by experience of level of professionalism, but rather as a performer that has name recognition with the military members and families for who, they perform or visit. We also qualify celebrity status based on coverage in entertainment trade magazines like Billboard and Variety and as those seen on MTV, BET, CMT, etc. If you feel that you or the artist you represent meets these criteria, we look forward to discussing the possibility of a USO tour. Please send your press kit via e-mail to the Entertainment/Recruiting Assistant or materials can be mailed to:

Attn: Entertainment/Recruiting Assistant
USO Headquarters
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22201

Non-Celebrity Entertainment

The USO realizes that there are many experienced professional entertainers seeking an audience with the troops that may not yet qualify for “celebrity” status. We encourage you to contact Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE). AFE is the single point of contact in the Department of Defense, for professional non-celebrity entertainment supporting our service members overseas. You can find more information about AFE on their Web site, or contact their offices at 1-800-458-0868.

Good luck and thank you for supporting our men and women in uniform.

Lil Wayne will reach the Stratosphere in Rap Industry

Lil Wayne will reach the Stratosphere in Rap Industry 

 

The support deserved by Lil Wayne is starting to surface, as black leaders such as Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson. Rev. Al Sharpton are made aware of the injustices.  The situation as addressed by me.  We also wrote the President and other members of the administration such as Sec. Clinton and had a few responses.  We heard from Bill.

 

 Lil Wayne’s real hurdle will be the Federal Case, being a Paralegal by education I am aware of UPL or unauthorized practice of law and keeps a demand for lawyers, they get paid to advise, there are things about the law I just need to know.  However being I am a Reverend by law and even more to those who have faith.  So I am free to speak!

 

Brother Dwayne Carter has to examine his image at the moment.  OK kids today where tattoos, it is wrong as is many things but it is visible mark and I fear for my children that they be discriminated against in the next order of things may they find love and peace.

 

Lil Wayne is still selling albums and getting a lot of airplay, he just went Gold, but I think there is too much focus on his career at the moment and not the person.  I think personally the brother should be in a hospital for about a month to withdraw from substances.

 

The name Lil Wayne is bigger now than ever, Drake is cool but can never replace Lil Wayne.  However the real future of Lil Wayne’s enterprises will depend in his ability to maintain a discipline chess board, which might mean departing from the company of some current associates such as Birdman and Drake.  People such as those mentioned early in this article Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Jesse Jackson. Rev. Al Sharpton and of course myself are on of things.  My friend John A. Gotti is in New York City he also seemed to see the importance of a smooth transition inn these calamities.   He has my contact info.