The latest craze among young upcoming sound clash contenders has been an asking price of $2500 to enter the arena. This of course raises the question: Is $2,500 a fair price for young sounds with very little if any sound clash victories under their belts and no following of patrons to offset their asking price?
I want to start off by saying that I am not one who fights the inclusion of young sounds in the clash arena, as many often try to depict. Young sounds are much needed to keep our sport alive and growing. Nevertheless, fair is fair! Promoters should be granted a fair chance to see returns on their investments. Therefore, sounds with NO pulling power should charge promoters accordingly. And sounds with a poor victory record MUST do the same. Let's face it! It is one in the same. If you can't win a clash, then your pulling power is going to be limited. No one cheers nor pays to see losers.
This $2,500 new standard will soon become a huge problem as far as promoters hiring young sounds. It will gravely hurt the arena's new blood! A promoter can't pay 3 sounds a total of $7,500, add venue cost, promotion cost,etc. and still ensure a profit! Remember this.. a clash promoter doesn't only invest in the event staged, they are also investing in each young sound placed on the bill. As a result, such promoters should be dealt with fairly.
Many of you will hate me for saying this, but I don't give a fuck!! There is currently NO YOUNG SOUND worth a $2,500 asking price! NONE! $2,500 in this day and age should be awarded to young sounds that are killing the place in and outside of their territory (not only someone that's bad in their back yard).....sounds that have people talking globally! Can you name one young sound right now that fits the criteria.
The problem is now-a-days, these young sounds want to become "top a top " over night! They don't want to put in the necessary work needed to buss right way. In the early days, young sounds kept dances and promoted themselves. No one waited on promoters to build a hype for them. These young sounds are too lazy and too costly.