February 21, 2012
Whether you’re an aspiring artist or simply a daydreamer, you’ve likely fantasized about what it would be like to leave your nine-to-five grind behind and try your luck in the music game. But what is the life of an artist on the come-up really like? To answer that very question, we have launched a new, DJBooth-exclusive interview series titled Quit Your Day Job, in which a variety of emerging artists will offer their real, true-to-life insights into the independent grind.
On hiatus since late 2011, the series recommences with an exclusive look at Gotham Green, the New York rhymesayer who teamed up with Inglewood’s El Prez to bring us collaborative EP Inhale. When he’s not working his nine-to-five gig in the real estate industry, the Super Mart Produce/Won’t Make It Music emcee is in the studio with production partner Quickie Mart, cooking up the fourth installment of his Haze Diaries mixtape series. In addition, he is beginning work on a new solo LP entitled Child Of An Immigrant, tentatively set for release in November.
In the exclusive interview below, Gotham Green discusses the absurdity of “pay to play” schemes, why he’ll never walk away from real estate entirely, and why networking skills often trump talent in the music game.
What is your current day job?
Currently I work for a commercial real estate firm specializing in purchasing old industrial and/or manufacturing facilities and converting them into creative office spaces for everyone from tech companies to food entrepreneurs. A big focus in the company is making available our properties for production companies to use to shoot television shows, films (both independent and major), music videos, commercials, etc. I run most of the day to day operations for the production side of the company.
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December 29, 2011
L.A.-based hiphop/urban PR firm, Dunn Deal PR, has just released The Dunn Deal Mixtape, V2.012. Features by: GG, Sean Price, Freddie Gibbs, Malkovich, Planet Asia and many, many others and the whole thing was mixed by Quickie Mart…
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December 11, 2011
here goes a new song that will appear on both Wax’s Eviction Notice Mixtape as well as Haze Diaries Vol. 4.
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ROLL IT UP
November 21, 2011
The homie and brilliant Produced/DJ, Quickie Mart teamed up with songstress Jes Hudak (also the homie) for a group project which will see the light sometime soon. The duo will release the material under the name Bang You’re Dead. Here is the video for the 1st song released from BYD entitled Alive.
June 19, 2011
GG jumps on a remix to the Jabee song Jewels, the 2 are also joined by west coaster Ayomari. the song was produced by Hannibal King.
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May 26, 2011
Florida MC Brenton Brown asked GG to jump on his single to which he obliged and did his thing… Let us know what you think of his verse and the song overall…
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WE ON MARS
May 20, 2011
From El Prez himself:
People have been waiting a while to get their hands on this record, so to celebrate Animal Style being released on itunes and to all digital retail outlets next month, I decided to drop the Full, animal-out-the-cage version of this Ro Blvd-produced track. Guaranteed to have everyone “beating their chest like King Kong!”, bang this dopeness as loud as possible, no computer speakers! Stay tuned cause I’m on the #RoadtotheWhiteHouse until we “Pop Bottles on the White House Lawn”, dropping this Summer. #IMGONE”
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May 5, 2011
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April 29, 2011
gg linked up with el prez for a free ep presented by ashleyoutrageous and djbooth.net dropping on may 5th. here is the first single and title track.
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March 13, 2011
GG will be in Austin for the 2011 South By Southwest Music Festival. as of now he will be performing at 5 shows, but is sure to be popping up on other stages….
if you’re in Austin this week be sure to check out Gotham Green.