What does PSP (Philly Support Philly) really mean? It’s a culture and a network of people supporting other Philadelphian’s genuinely. Its simple as that but people have put their own spin on the entire PSP thing.
My take on PSP is that it’s a great idea if this culture was so use to supporting each other. Now we all know Philly, we don’t support anybody. It’s a tough city to make a name out of but if you do then your obviously doing something worth being noticed. I see many people use PSP as a way to come up.
For example up and coming artists tweet me and email me their music “Plz post this bro, its hot and I got the streets buzzing rite now #PSP” and when I don’t post it its “oh HHS1987 don’t support Philly”. Its fucked up when something doesn’t get posted your quick to say “he don’t support Philly”. That’s just fucked up. There maybe other reasons why I didn’t post your material, for example the unprofessional email you sent me (that was missing some of the things I ask for on my site’s contact page).
Another example is when people want their music played on the local radio stations like Power 99, and Hot 107.9. They send Cosmic Kev & DJ Damage music and or tweets and when they don’t posted they are quick to slander them for not supporting PSP.
PSP should not be used as a tool to beg for stuff. Up and coming artists use PSP the most. Imagine if Meek Mill who is signed said PSP, and Philly don’t support him and etc. It would look stupid on his part. Nobody with buzz is shouting out PSP, only those upcoming.
Bottom line people use PSP to try to come up. When it should be genuine, for example I go to a showcase, I hear an artist who music I like, I start posting their music, I buy their music, and do things without them asking me for a favor, because its genuine. That’s PSP!
Purchasing clothes from an upcoming clothing line that you like, that’s PSP. Being a rapper and admitting another rapper song or video was hot and dope, that’s PSP. PSP is not something you say like it’s a code to a secret society to getting stuff, its something you demonstrate with your actions. Don’t try to use PSP to come up, then turn around and slander the term PSP when it doesn’t benefit you.
We have to do better people!!!
This is a follow up to my previous blog post on The Top 5 Philly Artists Right Now!!!
Whats your take on this post, and the overall concept behind PSP??? Lets us know in the comments section below. Maybe you agree, maybe you disagree let us know.
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