This week the Rap Coalition announced that legendary rapper Slick Rick is the voice of the audiobook edition of HOW TO GET A RECORD DEAL, Wendy Day’s sage guidebook for anyone passionate about cracking the hard-to-penetrate music business. The audiobook is available at www.iwantarecorddeal.com and http://www.ricktheruler.net/.
Day and Rick have been close friends for more than two decades. “When Rick entered the music industry in the late ‘80s there was no path, so he created one,” said Day. “He’s still standing strong, and has always been a supporter of my work. His career typifies what I write about in the book: standing out, overcoming setbacks, and becoming a world-class performer.”
Rick said, “I’m hard-pressed to express how honored I am to have completed this audiobook with my dear friend, Wendy. She’s one of the few people I’ve trusted in my career, always giving it to me straight, raw and honest, with a generous dose of compassion.”
Day’s focus in the book is educating rappers, singers, producers and musicians about how to build a career in the music business beyond signing a recording contract (or without the benefit of a label deal in the first place). Slick Rick’s trademark British accent delivers no-holds-barred facts and fundamentals Day collected through the years as an advocate for some of the biggest urban and pop stars. He conveys her cutting-edge counsel musicians and managers navigating a dodgy and volatile industry need to heed.
“My goal is to ensure that dreams of fame & fortune don’t end up becoming daunting nightmares,” said Day, who has shopped and negotiated deals for stars such as Eminem, Master P, Do Or Die, Twista, Boosie, Webbie, BG, Pimp C from UGK, C-Murder, Fiend, Trouble, David Banner, and Young Buck; the music labels No Limit and Cash Money Records, and producers Beats By The Pound.
HOW TO GET A RECORD DEAL was first released March 2016 as a digital book available at Amazon and iTunes.
Check out a preview of the audiobook right here.