“Feature fees” is one phrase that crops up now and again in the entertainment industry across the world. Artistes will tell you to your face that they are worth every dime they bill you. Those who are not in the industry often say the fees are rather high. No artiste will readily describe his fees as “high.”
We have written earlier of what some artistes earn in the entertainment industry. “Gone” mastermind Emtee, for instance, will charge R45 “for a real nigga” and R1 million “for a fake nigga.” Zodwa Wabantu takes nothing less than R25k per gig. Babes Wodumo’s fees hovers around R100k.
Interestingly, R100K is what “Strings and Bling” mastermind Nastcy C charges for a feature “if he is good not with you.” But if he is good with you, you will not have to spend a time: he will feature for free.
“If I’m good with you I don’t charge and if I’m not R100K,” said Nasty C in a recent interview on WTF Tumi.
Also, Nasty C was interviewed by fellow muso and “Honey and Pain” mastermind Stogie T on the set of V-Entertainment. In the interview, Stogie T identified Pusha T and Joe Budden as the persons who brought the friction in the hip hop world.
Joe Budden is one of the most influential names in world hip hop, but it seems he is becoming increasingly bitter. In the interview, Nasty C likened Stogie, who recently made it known he is wary of awards, to Joe Budden.
But Stogie T objected, thinking the comparison unfair and misplaced. Said he: “Those kind of comparisons right, sometimes are unfair and just kind of misplaced. When you express what you know as your values, it comes off like I don’t respect one, I don’t value two and I don’t see three you dudes, do you know what I mean? And I think that’s not always the case.”
Well, do you agree with Nasty C’s opinion of Stogie T? What do you think of Stogie T’s objection? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.