reggie evans --- he used to go to this jr. college that the school I was going to was playing. chopped it up with him before a tournament game one time, nigga was smellin just like reggie before the game lol.
jannero pargo -- used to go to school with him also in college, cool as shit. used to go head to head with him in live back in the day.
professor griff -- watchin youtube one day and he just spouts his number, so I hit em up, chopped it up with him about 30 mins.
keyshawn johnson -- saw him in vegas at this shoe store, cool cat. just on some wusup type shit nothin major.
these record companies are like banks and artist's tryin to get signed are like small business owners trying to get loans in a sense. what determines if you'll get the loan or not in most cases is credit worthiness and things like that, what determines if an artits gets signed is buzz generated rather by proof of independent record sales, show numbers, and things like that.