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“The Twenty-second Spirit is Ipos. He is an Earl, and a Mighty Prince, and appeareth in the form of an Angel with a Lion’s Head, and a Goose’s Foot, and Hare’s Tail. He knoweth all things Past, Present, and to Come. He maketh men witty and bold.”

Ipos started keeping a diary while recording and mixing xer first single. These early entries are effervescent with youthful naivete and passion for songcraft. Once the single goes gold, then platinum, then infant-skin (which is the highest level a single can achieve on Hell’s Billboard charts), this enthusiasm is gradually replaced by sales figures, release dates, and concert schedules. Ipos seems to have cut all ties with xer pre-success social circle. However, as the single’s success flags, we can trace through these figures and the occasional exhortation to Lucifer for assistance Ipos’s maddeningly slow descent into total irrelevance.

Here is my lil personal PSA to inspiring artist who would like to be “famous”… (and this is in no way to discourage your talent….)
The reason why people are famous is because they have a unique talent to begin with that is eventually sparked by a record label. The labels job is to invest their company on YOU. Now if you know about business the objective is to make money. And alot of it. So, your job is to create a brand that is bought by the people. This brand comes with, a manager, touring manager, publicist, booking agent, entertainment lawyer, and some sort of distribution/promotion company. Also understand that all these people must be paid off of YOUR success, so plan to make less then half of the craft you created. Im just bringing this up because tho im not there yet, music artists dont express the prep for future artists in the record biz that basically prepares you to fail “IF” your even worth it to them. Build your brand NOW so if you get lucky youll get at least good creative control on your music. This is also part of the reason why you see good guys get famous then start rapping/acting like the other guys. Alot of them are trying to sell you a gimmick theyve been cornered by their label and industry friends to boost their sales. Most of them are also very insecure and surrounded by yes men, but in reality you need simple people to ground you when your making stupid decisions we all make at some point…#RealTalk

Sondra “Blinky” Williams recorded a duets album with Edwin Starr in 1968 and released five Motown singles starting in 1970. She’s best remembered for singing the theme song for the 1970s TV series “Good Times”, and her recording of “T'ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If Do” is on the soundtrack of “Lady Sings The Blues”. Upon leaving Motown, she returned to gospel singing and resumed her given name.” - Tim Cameresi, Pinterest