I can pretty much guarantee you that about 97% of the people who have heard ChasenCashe heard em first on Soundclick....and thats not a knock on them...thats a prop...cause them, along with Kane Beatz pretty much made Soundclick a lane homie.
Im pretty sure you heard about Kane Beatz fam...I seen you talk about his music before not even knowing you were lmao
You bring up working local and such.....all the people on soundclick are doing that...I'm not to sure you really are 100 on what you're talking about here...nobody is dependent upon the internet ONLY for their production...nobody doing it even on the level you're talking about doing it rather. It's just that now with the internet...the kid who will never get to go to New York in his life...thats in Des Moines Iowa???? Now he can leave a beat in a Def Jam email or A&Rs twitter page...He can't sit outside Jay-Zs studio like someone would have done in 98...but he can reach the people he needs to reach....Quite a few people Made Mega hits that are 'Soundclick' Producers...about 90% of the producers that have 'came up' since about 07 have had soundclicks, iuma, or hell reverbnation pages....I really feel like you might not be in the best position to talk about this one. I respect your opinion though, wholeheartedly
But if it weren't for Soundclick this song wouldn't have been made....lets look at the plaques it got tho
The Soundclick Producer is just the kid in the basement with a MPC and a dream....just that kid with an outlet.
I have never heard of Chase n Cashe being on soundclick. He used to post on futureproducers heavy but not once do I remember seeing him on soundclick at all. If he was he wasn't heavy on there. He wasn't one of these producers who gave out free beats with his tags all through it. He found an artist and tried to build him (Chilly Chil) and ended up focusing on being an artist himself. This is not knocking anybody who has a soundclick. Hell I had a soundclick. The fact is to get on the charts producers on SC give out free beats. Not to mention to stay on the charts they make the same generic a.ss beats over and over again.
Not all of those producers are working the local thing or at least working it as hard as they're doing the soundclick thing. Again I don't want to pick apart Johnny Juliano because I know people who have worked with him but he has not taken the local approach I was talking about to that extent. In fact I know people from Pittsburgh who have said he has had a hard time with placements with bigger named artists because of his SC persona. He did try with Wiz but he should have kept on after the falling out, I'm sure that was the most money he's seen and he was actually landing placements. He has the talent. While somebody like Harry Fraud who samples fu*kin everything is more known because he isn't too focused on soundclick and he found his local rapper to produce for.
NOBODY IS knocking using the internet homie. Hell if you don't use the internet you're an idiot. But relying on SC and it's chart system to the point you're selling beats for $5 and giving them away for free is sad. Just imagine if Kanye was a SC producer and he let that "Heart of a City" beat go for free. Before you finally hear Jay rap on it you done heard all these wack a.ss rappers with bad quality mics spitting rubbish over it. When you do hear it, you already heard it before so it lacks the exclusiveness and it ruins the listening experience. fu*k letting everybody and they mom download it for free and get it in the hands of the RIGHT people. Which Kanye did and now we have a classic song.
You can argue it all you want but most successful producers are not relying on SC. They found their artist to produce for. Harry Fraud found French Montana, Lex found Waka, Zay found Gucci, Timbo had Missy, The Neptunes had Clipse/Teddy Riley, Young Chop has Chief Keef, Mike Will fu*kin wit Future, etc. If you find your artist through SC that is great.
That I Get Money is a great example of a fu*ked up situation. If it would have just stayed on soundclick it ALSO wouldn't have been a big record so don't forget that. It took someone (Scott Boogie) to get that in 50 Cent's hands, which should tell you something about relying mostly on Soundclick.
I know who Kane Beatz is but I don't know his story, which is what I meant.