[quote="dom"]maybe i wasn't clear enough, i said i wanted to build a re cut of baba boom and get it voiced by old ja guys and new uk rappers, an idea that i shouldn't have even bothered sharing by the look of it as some of you are so blinkered it's a shame.
I don't think they are blinkered, they are wondering "what's going on?" probably
the idea is a good one, uk rap is on the up, u brown, u roy, dillinger, trinity, big youth et all would voice it willingly and for next to nothing, ms dynamite etc will voice it willingly for very little money, they (uk rappers) are desperate to get recognition in JA and USA.
I know the guy who produced the Ms Dynamite album and I doubt doing a disc with U Roy will enhance her reputation in the US or in the UK for that matter - serious marketing $$$$ will probably do the trick. She teamed up with Barrington Levy on her debut - it was nice, but let's face it, only interesting for people ITK.
why do you presume she would charge 10's of thousands?
I figured between 5 & 10k, I may be WELL wrong, but I don't think Ms. Dynamite is a charity institution now that she has seen serious sales. I also doubt she will reach the heights of the first album.
buy pressure sounds by all means they need the support as much as we do, I was trying to generate some intrest in new projects
I'm not saying what our reissue programme is at all....
I respect that and all you guys do but I think people get very mixed messages about the label they love when they hear these things.
the select cuts series did 10k + on each issue, good figures given there was no promotion reeally or any adverts and the current economical climate.
Out of interest - di you maintain payments to the original artists for these?
play I some music - just a reggae musi