Monday, August 25, 2014

Maybe Reality Television Is A Career Killer

Maybe reality television is a career killer in some ways. At least for singers and rappers that is. Just look at Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. The season is over, which means the only time we'll hear any of the artists music played is during the new season months from now.

This season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta featured a whole lot of music. However, none of it has been on radio stations. If it was on local stations it would be searchable. XM radio stations touch songs that local stations usually ignore, but they haven't even played any of the songs from the show.

Rasheeda and Kalenna actually had good music, but no radio play. For instance, "We Be Makin' Luv" had a catchy club beat and was clearly supposed to be a 90's vibe. It has also received over 200,000 plays on youtube to date. However, is it on the radio? XM radio plays all songs and I'm not hearing it on any of the stations. Maybe local stations in Atlanta have played it at least once. I could be wrong.

Where is Stevie J.'s music (the song with Snoop Dogg)? Whatever song Stevie J. and Snoop Dogg were working on needs to be released as soon as possible. It should have come out the day the show aired. The song is called DNA, but if you research it the only thing you'll find is the clip for LHHATL. That is if you search youtube. If you search google a whole bunch of other things will pop up.

I did hear Karlie Redd's "Heartbreaker" song on Shade 45 once, but it was during an interview with her. Although they played the song, they weren't really interested in it. The interview was more towards Karlie's drama with Young Joc and how she took him off the song and replaced him with Young Dro.

Love and Hip Hop artists aren't the only ones being ignored though. Months ago KeKe Wyatt released her EP Ke'Ke'. All five songs on the album are amazing, but where is music being played? Which radio stations? I've heard her music on Heart & Soul Radio (an XM radio stations) a couple of times, but not enough times.

The only reality stars whose music we are currently hearing on more plays than television is Leela James (Fall For You), Chrisette Michele (A Couple of Forevers), and Kelly Price (It's My Time) who  quit R&B Divas after the last season.

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