5 Hip Hop and R&B Artists that Need a Great Publicist
I’m sure it’s hard to anticipate rising to meteoric fame as a hip hop, pop, or R&B star, but when the time comes, you have to take full advantage. As we start to see a lot of people rise in the digitally advanced age, it’s great to have someone who is fluent in media protocol on your team. Someone to help guide your image and brand to a household name. Of course, there is only so much an artist can do themselves, as they are headed for mainstream fame, and a publicist is one of the best people to bring on your team.
Take a look at 5 people in the limelight that could really use a good publicist:
Chief Keef – Still a teen in the roughest part of Chicago, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind the Chief Keef needs someone to not only speak for him, but to also cultivate some press that actually shows him in a positive light- or at least proves that it’s not too late for change. Even if the bad boy image is his thing, without a strong promotional plan, he’ll only be that guy where he’s from.
Nicki Minaj– There’s nothing I can tell you that you don’t already know about Nicki and her long list of beefs, fights, complaints, and problems. Frankly, there’s nothing else to add because it seems as if every negative aspect of Nicki Minaj makes daily news- and an E! television special. Calling everyone racist isn’t the answer, and constantly blaming large brands and names for your demise is hardly helping. If Nicki is willing to bring in the best of the best to make her shows stand out, she needs someone to save her image from herself.
Azealia Banks- It’s been a while since we’ve seen Ms. Banks and her hard spitting flow. Now that she’s more focused on her music career, it’s a shame that we hardly see her covering magazines. When Twitter drama was the case that they gave her, you couldn’t find a blog or magazine that didn’t know who Azealia Banks was. Now everyone’s asking ‘where did she go?’
French Montana- If you’re already tuned into French Montana’s drama with 50 Cent, you would know that French Montana has been in the game for a minute. Using CocaineCity.tv, French used his video skills to get in the inner circle with some of the hottest rappers out. 50 made it a point to share that ‘he used to like to be on camera with the artists’- which only means that he was preparing for his hip hop debut all along. If you’ve been video taping beefs between 50 Cent and other rappers for years, why jump in front of the target?
For 50 Cent’s interview and his proof on French Montana, check out the article on thisis50.com.
K. Michelle – K. Michelle can sing nearly any one of these girls under the table. She’s not afraid of being herself and telling her story the way that she sees fit. Now that she’s told her story and is moving onto bigger and better deals, K. Michelle will need someone to reunite her with the media in a way that will catapult her to success.