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"If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything," Is this just me or everything is wrong with this picture? What were they really thinking when they decided to use this image to promote their mixtape? "One Eight Seven," [Every Beat Is Murdered] YOU used your last sense of good taste and least sense of compassion when you decided to promote your new music all over the internet at the expense of an innocent victim.
Yesterday 1500 of you were here without any update on my part on this blog for more than two weeks and I thank you for visiting D-Blog. I am sorry I have not been on my own blog while I was writing and publishing my own first book. You probably would have expected me to over promote my own book on my blog right? Not. I love promoting; I have promoted music fashion events people for most my life; but I don't just promote even if it is my own thing just to promote to you.
My point is people want to stand out and this is what a lot of people resort to do when they are plain desperate; uncreative or both. This is not about how good is something you do no matter how good what matter is why you are doing it. In the end this is the value you bring to people that matters if you are offering something if even just ideas and alternative solutions.
Marketing and promoting being controversial outrageous and provocative is fine for me as long as you have a good product or that you are not exploiting violent images of kidnapped and abused children. However, how much I have learn in recent years to "look for the gold" in anything and everything I am totally disgusted with this mixtape cover you are not even talking of video games or 3D designs or violent pictures here. My outrage is I don't know how anyone in the world would find appropriate no matter what music they push or their need for recognition is to use the picture of a child that has been enslaved in our modern times.
I hope you can sleep well knowing that somewhere the mother and father of this child does not know where he is or if he has simply been executed. May be this picture is old and the kid survived and is now grown and reunited with his parents? Either way it does not make a difference. A tag line even as captivating as "Every beat is murdered" next to a child even African is not acceptable. There should be some boundaries. I have a friend who had to flee her country when she was a kid because of war crimes rape and genocide. May be, this is only one man's opinion; I trust you crossed the line and there is no music that justify that. - DR
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