This is so dumb
What’s the most aggressive sales pitch you’ve ever heard? Mine came from a mixtape peddler who responded to my response that I didn’t have cash by pulling a Square reader out of his pocket. When I declined, he tried to get me to sign up for his newsletter.
All this is to say, there are legitimate ways to be aggressive and try and get your music out there to the world. This guy might have overstepped my personal boundaries, but for some other people I’m sure that made the sale. What will almost never work is the move pulled by a Memphis man looking to attract the attention of Maybach Music Group head honcho Rick Ross. According to authorities, the young man named Cedric Miller stuck up a Wingstop owned by the rapper in the hopes of getting his attention.
It only took a few days for police to identify the rapper as the man who robbed the fast food franchise owned by Ross, and he was quickly taken into custody.
Local news station WREG asked customers at the Wing Stop how they felt about the scheme… Needless to say, they were not impressed.
“That’s a ridiculous way to get someone’s attention. How are you going to get his attention after sitting in jail?” customer Cameron Blaine told the news station.
Customer Huron Wilson wasn’t skeptical about the kid getting Ross’ attention. After all, business owners tend to sit up when they hear that their business has been robbed. But he doubted that Miller would actually get a deal off of it.
“It could [get his attention] but I don’t know if he is going to get signed if that’s the case. I doubt it,” he said.
To be fair, Rick Ross is very busy. The rapper and chicken mogul has been dealing with efforts to free his longtime friend Meek Mill and just had to deal with the death of his manager. He shared a heartfelt tribute to the man people called Black on his Instagram.
“Everything is God’s timing.He called home a beautiful soul,” he said. ”My friend, business partner and My codefendant. He defined TRUST, HONESTY, LOYALTY not only to myself but everyone who met him.This is painful but we promised eachother 2 always remain strong.Until we meet again your words will replay a LIFETIME.”
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In another post, he lent his support to the cause of getting Meek out of prison.
“Tests are not for the faint at heart,” Rick Ross said under a picture of Meek. “Every time an obstacle crosses his path, he fights his way through and comes out triumphant.”
“I’ve watched him 1st hand fight this unjust system for close to a decade,” he added. “But my dawg is a warrior! You know the family is already holding you down during this time of test. Here’s to the future! It will be BRIGHT!”
Ross wasn’t the only one to speak out against Meek’s prison sentence over probation violations. Jay-Z penned an op-ed in The New York Times calling for a re-evaluation of the entire system if it can put someone in prison for three years nearly a decade after they were originally charged with a crime.
Check out the news report up top. What do you think? Is this the dumbest scheme you’ve ever encountered? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.