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i understand your plight. there are a lot of people who say they support real music, especially hip hop but do not support in buying it. I tell people all the time that "Today's artists supports tomorrow's aspiring." It's all about the cream. "dolla, dolla, bill yo"
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i cop albums all the time for entertainment and tax purposes. as a consumer i complain when i can't find what i am looking for and then i also make it known to the manager and regional manager when i can. We have to let these stores know what we are looking for so they can open up their distribution channels to more good artists and not these manufactured cookie albums. support real music and keep the movement going. Also suppor your local along with regional artists. If they provide a number on their cd call them and let them know what you liked and disliked about it. Encourage them in areas that you think they should focus on.
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anyone checked out the article where cd sales for rap music was up 3% compared to last year. Also a lot of other generes including rock, jazz, etc.. were down atleast by double digits. wow...
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all of these "leaked playlists" are pr tricks. if you wanted something sealed then they would have people sign confidentiality agreements
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i think more stories about rappers helping their communities should be published. They have to fight so many stero types as it is already.
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wonder what variables were used on this list? also big ups to otis redding(1st black person to own their own publishing) and this was in the 1960's. so the real question is how come artists are still getting robbed? i know his widowed wife still eats off of it. i own my own. holla.
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good points. i like to include a few more like 8 ball, mjg, big daddy kane, slick rick(bought it again: slick rick adventures) andre3k, big boi, killer mike aka big figga.
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i agree. i rap, song write, promote, and collab. on local scenes, if anything pops off where i am thrusted into the music biz on a national spotlight, then i know what i can do. but i would not take my kids down that road unless 100% sure i was in there corner and i didn't have any yes men or women around me. maybe he should limit her exposure to studio albums and no performances.
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i guess time will tell, i ain't seen joe camel in a long a$$ time. wow takes me back.
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i gotta a country artist named david roberts One Man, One Guitar on itunes, amazon, and all the others.
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Fab. maximizing his money potential off of music that's on his mixtapes. em will do 3 mil by christmas if he stays selling. where is big boi's numbers and why is ke$ha even mentioned? i guess i need to get me a neilson sound scan account. can't wait till i start seeing my numbers from alpha dreams.
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u right ain't no need listening to what baby saying.
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i agree. he was a better rapper when it was hot boyz time but it was competition within the group. the competitive spirit that is lacking when you are working on solo albums.
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off the wall is a great album. you are right. M J (RIP) will never have an equal. He was a pioneer and on the forefront. It's like saying there are "two number ones". M J was the talent and he had alot of people behind him that help launch him to stardom. Michael Jackson was at the right time with the right amount of talent. Off the wall was the set up to Thriller. Thriller had all the new stuff that had not been done before. Even bad sold like 20+ million.
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eminem will end up selling 3-4 million in about 8months time. i re listen to the album and its better than what i thought about the first time around. Rick Ross album dissapointed me because it was alot of good production but no more singles really. and the song with drake was a teaser. I am still bumping Bun B and Big Boi albums along with alot of indie artists. i would like to see where Big Boi goes on now since he had a one deal contract. i encourage all people to purchase music and support ya local artists as well. its hard enough to pursue a career in music when a lot of people want your music for free. if u get it for free then atleast buy merchandise or pay for performances. also encourage your favorite local artists to do research about the business side of music and encourage them to stay motivated. you can make a living off of your music, you don't have to be the number one spot on billboard.
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i bought it. i didn't know when it was coming out but i like bun b he really has stepped up his different flows and lyrics. i am down with ugk. rip chad. he selling 35k first week after about six months probably 200k but he on rap a lot records and the mid weight so alot of people are getting paid. congrats bun. also check out big boi album its nice too. alpha dreams coming soon to itunes and amazonmp3.com, napster, rhapsody, and emusic.com
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i would like to see em and ludacris go at in battle one another. i know em said he would have been killed by weezy and kayne but i think thats only cause he wasn't focused. i am sure kayne can hold his own, but i don't see wayne doing it. he is so abstract that he has been removed from it twice. its cool to be "like an alien" but being from saturn and majority of alot of people are stuck on mars or earth isn't going to connect. Em and Jada should make a good match as well.
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i agree. people do not want to come to terms that he is nice like number one. who cares if he is white, he is one of a select few that really does have an appreciation for hip hop and you can tell it's embedded into his soul. he always is hiring black folk to do something when he does it. i remember he had an all black choir on bet hip hop awards when he performed. it seems like kon artists is his hype man now. he ain't dropped d12 from shady records and i bet they not starving. i have seen pics of him at the strip club and blk strippers all up on him and he looks confortable as hell. i know that wht america wants to hold on to him because he represents them as well but if blk america really got ahold of em, then they know we wouldn't let him go.
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its good to read supporters. all fans are diverse. good look.
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hip hop isn't dead, it just shifted back to its roots. i actively seek out new artists and listen and watch. i support local and indie artists. Casino "she bad" on youtube. 38Hott/Atl- August Ga/ "Dean performing 7/15/2010" frm Macon, GA. Wes Fif "I'm Tellin Ya" frm orlando fl, EGA "M Jordan" Offical Video via youtube. Check them out and see what you think. get at me discoverdis on yahoo or youtube bankedoutt
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paul wall has had four releases. his first major release was the highest selling. after the houston scene died down so did the promotions for the artists. but hey i rather sell 30,000 albums on a consistant basis than try to sell a mill here and there but never receive the money generated from it. 30,000 records sold can gross you 300,000 to 400,000 alone in cd sales. plus u still get peformance checks, not only from radio but internet radio, juke boxes, airplane termninals, etc. u keep all of your publishing, merchandising, touring, then you can lease your music recieve those royalties. put it in games, so many creative outlets no red tape. no one telling you no. alot of indie artists pay for features so they can use the name in their projects for branding themselves coming up.
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to all the come across this comment, thanks for taking the time to read it. DiscoverDis "Alpha Dreams" coming real soon. Got projects to make and hearts to ache.
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negative 85k. was funny
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i agree numbers sold shouldn't define an artist's work with respect to their album. Some people just do not buy albums anymore. For the people who do not wish to support the major artists then find indie artists you like and support them. I am prepping my album Alpha Dreams and i have spent atleast 3k already and thats not including the promo and final mixing and replication. i respect artists who are serious about their craft. Shout out to all the indie/self signed artists doing it real professional.
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me too. i am glad that big boi doing his thang. i bought it the first week and still bumping it.
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