Check out this hilarious Smurf interview Via HHNLive, which I have no clue as to why they deemed him relevant enough for an interview:
"We get a little too wrapped up with ring tone rapper. What does that really mean? If somebody was to tell me two years ago I was going to sell 3 million ring tones and pretty much generate $8 million dollars and say "Nah I don't want to sell 3 million ring tones". I don't get it when all these people have negative things to say about ring tones. We do hear a lot of records that come and go we hear artists that come and go. There are artists that might come out one year and stay away for 3, 4 years and come back. I don't think any artist, especially in this game right now is turning away a pay check. I'm happy with the fact I sold a lot of ring tones."
Let's briefly define a Ringtone Rapper (N): A rapper-- often a one-hit wonder-- who sells more ringtones than albums. Most of these rappers are from the South and sell triple, quadruple-- or even more than that-- of one song via mobile downloads than the number of actual albums off of shelves. (For instance, MIMS sold a total of 100,000 hard copy units after an entire year, but sold 3 million ringtones in less than a year. Lmao). The list goes as follows: Soulja Boy, Fat Joe, D4L, Flo Rida, and so on and so on.
Fat Joe is not a New York rapper, FYI.
Why do people have negative things to say about ringtones? Because the rappers that make them are NOT real rappers.
I could give a two f*cks about MIMS, but this interview sure is a good read, because HHNLive only highlighted the "ringtone rapper" segment of the interview before releasing the transcription in its entirety, a move they clearly made out of kicks. I mean, what else could they have talked about? He doesn't have-- and has never had-- a career. He was here last year, but like most corny rappers, he's gone today. HHNLive is a good source of info, but why were talking to this clown?
Notice how Smurf said he "generated $8 million" and not that he "made $8 million." He has no money in his pockets, is what he's saying. The only money rappers make is show money, and it's kind of hard to do a lineup of shows when you only have one song.
Stop frontin, stop lying. Rappers come out one year and stay away for three and four years (like he will) because they're too broke to withstand the financial demands of the record labels. It's called debt. Labels eat up every dollar and cent generated from ringtone sales, which is why labels push ringtone rappers so hard; these days, ringtones are the biggest source of cash-ins for them. Rappers never see those numbers, as labels often keep, embezzle, or "withhold" the leftover money for themselves, even when or if debt is paid off.
I guarantee this interview will be the last appearance from this cornball for a while. Unless he comes out with a dis record.