White rapper who was dropped from major label reflects on the industry (good read)

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  1. KillSpray

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    http://www.cracked.com/article_20939_7-things-record-deal-teaches-you-about-music-industry.html

    Some of the more interesting excerpts

     
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    "The lyrics don't even matter, write that shyt tomorrow. We just need the hook. All Universal really cares about is a catchy chorus."

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    More excerpts

     
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    Who is this guy? Spose??? :camby:
     
  6. hexagram23

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    I meant to post this earlier. It's a good read.

    As far as "who's Spose?"....I have no idea but that's kinda the point of the article. You seriously expect to get an honest look into the biz from a well known rapper? Why, so they can get black balled? :heh:

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    :russ:

    The title of the thread kind of addresses your question breh.
     
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    i read it and he's talkin like he's a one hit wonder, but i dont remember wondering about this dude
     
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    He had a regional hit, he's from Maine and apparently his song was popular in the Midwest. This is a big enough country for some things to happen without us knowing about it. :manny:
     
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    He had a hit 3 years ago. Video got 10 million views on Youtube, somebody was checking for his shyt.

    Regardless, not sure what this has to do with the validity of what he's saying.

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    This shyt been said to death about major labels and how they work
     
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    After reading it sounds like he was an underground rapper that got a song popping locally and couldn't make another song that was "mass appealing" once he got in the system. His story is very familiar but there's plenty of people who get songs placed left & right without much alteration whereas this guy seemed to not have the "ear candy" they were looking for...

    Very common... :manny:
     
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    Sometimes it seems to me that a lot of people who post on here identify more with the major labels than the artists or the music.

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    I think the problem with these artists who sign to Majors is they forget its a "business"... :ld:
     
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    There's no way to know that. Everyone from Prince to Lupe has been approached about changing their music/image/whatever in the last 20+ years. I guarantee people were doing the same shyt during the 60's and 70's as well.

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