Strip Club Music
If you read my blog or know me personally, you’ll know I am very politically incorrect. I think it’s a good thing to just call things how I see them.
Before I go in to detail I just want to say I’ve never paid for a lap dance or anything similar in my life – strip clubs have bars where you can just sit & chill too.
In my opinion, the strip club is the best form of market research to determine if a record will be a hit or not. Better then the club, better than the mixtape or the streets.
1) You get to see the reaction of the dancers and the patrons to a record.
2) Strippers & people who have money to blow on dances, usually have the disposable income to buy records.
3) There is no censorship to what a strip club DJ can play – unlike mainstream video & radio stations. This usually leads to the record getting picked up by radio due to it being in such high demand.
4) In a strip club, the listening experience is improved – the sound system is designed to hit you in your body, not just your ears.
If a song is hot in a few local strip clubs, it will transfer nationwide to all the other strip clubs as the dancers leave to find more hours. Like it or not, thats effective grassroots marketing.
You can go into most strip clubs and hear Beamer, Benz & Bentley, Milkshake, Lollipop, My Neck, My Back – records of this nature.
I know of labels that hand out promo cd’s to the strip clubs before they send it to radio. Before he was signed to Bad Boy as Boyz In Da Hood, Young Jeezy & Bleu Davinci where heard in all the big strip clubs in Atlanta.
Here are 10 records in 2010 that owe some of their success to the strip club.
Harlem World 2010 Strip Club Chart:
1) Ludacris – How Low (Platinum)
2) Waka Flocka ft Wale & Roscoe Dash – No Hands (Gold)
3) Twista – Wetter (Gold)
4) Rick Ross – BMF
5) Usher ft Nicki Minaj – Little Freak
6) Trey Songz ft Fabolous – Say Aah (Platinum)
7) Ciara ft Ludacris – Ride
8 ) Nelly – Move Your Body
9) Diddy ft Dirty Money, T.I & Rick Ross – Hello Good Morning (Gold)
10) Waka Flocka – Hard In The Paint
Harlem World Bubbling Under Chart:
1) Jerimih & 50 Cent – Down On Me
2) Diddy & Dirty Money ft Swizz Beatz – Ass On The Floor
3) Lloyd Banks ft Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie, Fabolous, Kanye West – Start It Up
4) Birdman – Fire Flame
5) Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg & Akon – Kush
Posted on December 18, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged demographics, disposable income, grassroots marketing, market research, political incorrectness, strip clubs. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.