NotoriouSkillz – Hip Hop Fan Rant

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"Easily. Taylor Swift and Lady GaGa can sell a million in a week, and Susan Boyle and Adele can go multiplatium with her album, but rappers can barely top 500k these days

This is not a generalization, it is the truth. The fans have ruined the genre by supporting free music, both legal and illegal. Rappers never used to put out so many free mixtapes, because it wasn’t necessary, now it is the norm. As a result, many rappers are becoming more “mixtape rappers” than “album rappers,” and they are becoming played out before even putting out an album!

Also, record labels are realizing that rap fans are not buying albums, and thus, they force their rap artists to make music that is more appealing to a wider audience. This causes the rapper to deviate from their original, signature style, which almost every time is a bad thing

The talented rappers can’t sell because their music isn’t on the radio and their videos aren’t on TV. That is the only way music sells these days, especially in rap. If a rapper is popular on the internet, his album will most likely get leaked, and a lot of people will just d/l the leak and not buy the album

Rap is also way too “exclusive” of a genre. What I mean is that you have to reallly understand rap to genuinely enjoy it. If you are not a consistent consumer of rap music, you probably won’t understand most of it, and thus, will not like it. Rap is one of the only genres like this. Pop, country, rock, R&B etc. are a lot more approachable genres of music because they are easier to understand. There are limited examples of complicated metaphors or similes, wordplay, intricate rhyme schemes, or allusions in other genres. Granted, all those characteristics of rap are why I love it, but it makes it hard for more people to like the GOOD rappers, the ones who utilize those tools, instead of basic rappers like Flo Rida, Big Sean, Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane etc

/rant"

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