Immortal Technique Offers Advice To Bobby Shmurda

posted Thursday August 28 ,2014 at 04:00PM CDT | 40 comments

Immortal Technique Offers Advice To Bobby Shmurda

Immortal Technique wishes Bobby Shmurda the best, says he needs a good booking agency.

While speaking with Vlad TV, Harlem, New York rapper Immortal Technique spoke on up-and-coming rapper Bobby Shmurda. The Brooklyn lyricist garnered swift viral fame following the release of the music video for his record, “Hot Ni**a,” and was even picked up by Epic Records.

During his interview, Immortal Technique stressed the importance of an artist like Shmurda having a booking agency that can book both domestic and international shows in order to further that artist’s “staying power.”

“What I always tell people really tells me what they’re gonna do is what booking agency they sign up to…If I see him signing with a certain agency,” Technique said. “I see him sign with a certain group and I see how they’re trying to mold him in terms of the local festivals then the international festivals. Then you know if somebody has that type of staying power. So, I mean, I guess only time will tell.”

Technique later revealed that cities and regions across the country should have been more adamant about creating a community that keeps others from dictating what Hip Hop should sound like. He then circled back to Bobby Shmurda, wishing the rapper the best and informing him that the next step is to “show and prove.”

“We should have expanded all over the place and really built a community that didn’t allow anybody just to come in and say ‘Well, guess what? I’m Hip Hop. I’ll decide what Hip Hop is,’” he said. “Because now that’s what we have. Anybody with money can just come in here and say ‘Well, I’m inventing a new style of Hip Hop.’ And we can’t do nothing about it. Whereas back in the day we could be like ‘Woah, woah, woah, woah. That’s just not popping. We’re gonna shut that down. Ain’t nobody gonna support that.’ My job is not to judge their music, Vlad…My job is just to educate them to the pitfalls of what happened during our generation, so they don’t make the same mistakes. Whatever Mr. Shmurda ends up doing is entirely upon him and his camp. I wish him the best. Cause I’ve known a lot of kids that I’ve seen come into this business and get taken advantage of…So, when I see that I just wonder what’s the next step. And to me the next step has always been ‘Okay, you made a record. Now you gotta show and prove as an artist.’”

In addition to Immortal Technique, New York City rapper Joell Ortiz also recently offered his thoughts on Bobby Shmurda and the Brooklyn artist’s “Hot Ni**a” music video. During an interview with This Is 50 Radio, Joell revealed why he’s a fan of Shmurda.

“I love Bobby Shmurda,” he said. “I’mma tell you why. It has nothing to do with—That has nothing to do with lyricism…Cause y’all saw the video? I think that’s why that matters the most though. It’s because it’s been really, really pretty for a long time now. I’m tired of what New York has been looking like. I’m glad he took to The Ave. I’m glad he took it to plastic cups…It’s been too shiny, tight, and bright for a while now. You know what I’m saying? So, I like it. It was genuine. It wasn’t made up. It wasn’t gimmicky. It went cause it felt—Everybody liked it. For whatever reason.”


 


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  • Anonymous
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a-JDuBvRw4
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  • Anonymous
    now i aint one to comment on if a nigga is ugly cuz that's not my place to judge but bobby straight up looks like he has alcohol fetal syndrome
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  • Ayaz Khan
    I'm the first to show support for IT considering all the stuff he's done - his music, his humanitarian work, his orphanage in Afghanistan..which leaves me scratching my head and wondering why he's endorsing Schmurda ?! Who next? Justin Bieber?
    • Anonymous
      no one cares what you think rap nerd. fake ass backpack rap fans need to stfu. and immortal technique is garbage.
    • Bizzalls
      Immortal Technique is garbage?? You DEFINITELY HAVE TO kill yourself. No other option for an absolute moron like you.
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  • oh lawd whats next from ktt
    Terrible artist
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  • D12WORLD
    ImmortalTechnique goes hard af
  • Anonymous
    Let Bobby Shmurda follow his own path. That's the only way he's going to learn. Not from some latino retard with no hits.
    • Anonymous
      No hits but a large underground following. IT has every right to give advice.
    • Anonymous
      you are ignorant
    • Anonymous
      He's not latino, why even comment showing your ignorance when you have a search bar to get it right.
  • Ruvunja
    while I respect the fact Immortal Tech is entitled to his own opinion,it kinda sucks that his first two albums were calling out these same type of rappers and today he does a 360 and seems like he's almost tip-toeing around being honest. The problem with rap music today isn't necessarily the music, its the rap artists themselves who won't/can't/are afraid to call bullsh*t bulls*t. THATS why real hiphop heads miss the 90's, back then wack sh*t used to get checked and got no play.
    • Anonymous
      True but you grow older and understand when you give the advice and they don't listen, it's their path to walk whether it's paved or with upright nails in it. He could have passed on the subject and said nothing, but end of the day that advice goes for anyone who read the article or saw the video trying to come up.
    • lll
      someone needs to declare a war on Hip Hop
    • Independence
      The artists haven't been controlling shit for a long time . Hopefully that will change with new artists realizing they don't need to rely solely on record labels who are only interesting in pushing a certain agenda
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  • Anonymous
    im glad immortal is doing vlad now hes a very insightful when it comes to the culture
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  • UK
    Uk fucks with immortal technique bobby shmurda the new trinidad james
    • Anonymous
      More like the new MIMS Lol
    • Anonymous
      ^ LMAO, I forgot about him.
    • Anonymous
      fuck the UK. pasty ass inbred savages
  • Anonymous
    The sad thing is I doubt Bobby Shmurda even knows who the fuck Immortal Technique is.
    • HustlinSinceThe80s
      I have no idea who he is either besides an old nigga who talks a lot
    • Anonymous
      I know young 23-32 cats on the west coast who know who he is and they love Wayne, Drake, 2Chainz, E40, Messy Marv, Luni Corleone, Twista, Nas, Darkman X. No need to diss the brother, just say you personally don't know of his music and leave it at that. Which brings me to........how are you calling Immortal Technique an "old n!gg*", but you're screen name says you've been "hustling since the 80s". He's 36, you "hustling" in the 80's makes you older, you were out in the streets.
    • HustlinSinceThe80s
      It's just a screen name dawg, you're reading too much into it. Relax. Born in 85, know everyone you mentioned and had an album or two from each except I've never listened to drake. I'm Midwest but nah I don't know or never heard of this dude besides speaking on hiphop on here. You his publicist? Relative? Point me to anyone who knows him.
    • Anonymous
      Not reading too much into anything just pointing out you're misleading the people, you're not a hustler from the 80s but born in the 80s. Keep it real. We're on a HipHop forum, don't need to be a relative or publicist but just a music fan, it's ok to hold a conversation without being immature. Off top I can name Chino XL, Chuck D, La Coka Nostra, Pharoahe Monch, dead prez, Vinnie Paz, Ill Bill, those underground dudes nobody mainstream is who he's done music with, and probably why people haven't heard his music but his first 2 albums have a cult following around the world. He was in that Ice T Hip Hop documentary too. As for fans, I don't know all of the worldwide ones to speak for them but as I said, my westcoast team knows him very well and they stretch from Seattle to Daygo. So now either you want to check out what he's done and search for it, or you don't. But he doesn't just talk, he actually is an activist has credentials out there for doing it and he has music, most was put out by himself and he does worldwide shows. That's why the blogs check for his opinion.
    • HustlinSinceThe80s
      Gotcha
    • WILLY
      You don't know who Immortal Technique is? Why are you on this site you retarded muthafucka?
  • Boston hip hop fan
    Word, hip hop has been exploited and manipulated to the point where it's hardly a culture. And we hip hop heads do nothing about it. Everybody complains "Why this on the radio?" or "Hip hop is dead" but nobody does shit
    • Anonymous
      I disagree, many Hip Hop lovers have been very vocal about where it's at now, but the push to accept the new agenda is stronger because the money is behind that agenda and it's consumers have no idea how powerful that machine is.
    • Anonymous
      as someone who's from boston, you are the one who appropriated and exploited it. you fake ass, whitebred fuck bwoi. fuck your bitch ass racist city. tom brady sucks bellichick's balls.
    • Rizzel
      Come to Boston and say that, you pussy ass cocksucker. Boston has better hip hop than most other areas right now. Even KRS-ONE said it back when he performed here like 2 months ago. Suck a dick, faggot.