“I’m not gon’ go show them a big old house, I’m not gon’ go show them me on vacation, I’m not gon’ show them a car,” the Long Beach rapper says.
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“But you can use that to speak to them. So, my thing is if somebody say, like, I repost everybody that buy my stuff, show me they bought a CD and I tell them thank you. There’s no reason to not do that.”
He added, “For me personally, you don’t have to do that. You coulda went and bought some Drake. Like, you get what I’m sayin’? So, with me it’s like, I use it more so to have a direct line of communication with them because that’s the power of artists, like when you sell—when you sign a record deal or any kind of contract…for visibility, right? It’s for people to connect you with your consumer base, that’s their job.”
Staples went on to say that it’s the label’s job to get records in stores, but with record shops almost absent from pop culture these days, the new “stores” is the internet. The label wants its artists to repost the billboard placements or huge moments, but Staples believes artists should also use those special media moments to connect with their consumer base, as well.
Check out Vince Staples’s interview with Big Boy below.