Buckshot, co-founder of Duck Down Music and frontman of the Boot Camp Clik, has taken his 15 years of experience in the music biz and crafted a pamphlet entitled The Common Knowledgy Of The Entertainment Industry, which he plans to drop this November.
The pamphlet is comprised of three stages — the rapper first educates readers on the “Basics” of the entertainment industry providing his definitions for terms associated within the business; he then transitions to the “Framework,” or inner-workings of a music label and answers commonly posed questions that he receives from fans and interviewers; and in the final stage, Buckshot unveils “How It All Works,” and illustrates the process of putting the knowledge to use and executing proposed goals.
Accompanying the pamphlet is a 13-track album provided as a download card, which can also serve as a page place-holder. The album features original Buckshot music, based on the concepts from within the pamphlet.
In 2005, Buckshot reinvented himself with his group project with 9th Wonder, entitled Chemistry. The duo released a second title, The Formula, in 2008 and are currently in the mixing process of their third album, The Solution, in stores in 2011.
In 2009, Buckshot teamed with KRS-ONE for their group album, Survival Skills. And now, in 2010, the year marks the 15 year anniversary of Duck Down Music.
Buckshot, along with co-owner of Duck Down Music, Dru Ha, has been the executive producer of each title released by the long-standing and resilient indie label. He’s been part of over three million records sold, toured the globe performing his hits and worked with greats such as Mary J Blige, Aaliyah, Tupac Shakur, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Funk Master Flex & more.
Now, he’s giving his knowledge of the game back. The Common Knowledgy Of The Entertainment Industry drops November 23.
Below is the audio download card tracklisting:
- What Is Entertainment?
- What is Street Team?
- What is a Producer?
- What is an Executive?
- What is Radio?
- What is a Retail Rep?
- How Do I Make A Record?
- What is a Road Manager?
- How Do Record Label’s Function?
- How Do I Become An Artist?
- How Do I Get My Record To A DJ?
- What is a CEO?
- How Do I Get My Beats To MCs?
- How Do I Sell At Digital Retail?
- What Is A Marketing Campaign?