If You’re Reading This, I’d like to congratulate you for making it through 2016. It was a rough one, but we made it and did so together. To kick off the New Year I felt it was finally time that I address something that I know a lot of us are either beginning to notice or have already noticed; and just feel like we’re in a twilight zone: the decline of original quality artists. The game is run amuck by individuals who contribute nothing substantial to the culture. Individuals who see the art as a “come up” and selling their souls for peanuts. Individuals who don’t use real words in their bars. Individuals who rely too much on controversy and destruction (either to self or others) to stay relevant rather than make good music/art. Basically, individuals who are bullsh-t artists!
The more sinister thing about it is the listeners no longer decide who pops or not. That ended a while ago. What we’re seeing today is a classic case of nepotism. The so-called “talent” got connects. No matter how “street” they perpetrate, these guys got parents, uncles, cousins, neighbors, friends, stepparents, so on and etc. These dudes aren’t paying dues to get that spot. They’re prostituting and exploiting themselves for connects to get on. You don’t even need talent. If you know the right people, you on. You don’t even have to rap prior to having this connect achat cialis 5. You can get the connect that will put you with a producer with some fire beats first, then get in the booth, rap whatever wack sh-t is on your heart, and boom! You on! You got it. But it doesn’t stop there. Guess what happens next?
(Part 2 – 1/10/17)