Ok kiddies Im back with a post that might actually make us think of something other than the corns on Tech's pinky toe.This took me a while to think of because I have been going through a month long brain fart(like 99% of this websites population that posts)but anyway I hope you see things the way I do because "anything less would be uncivilized".So let's get this bitch started.
When I look at the state of hiphop today I cant help but think of the fans also.What I mean when I say "hiphop today" as opposed to 10 tears ago is the mainstream hiphop that we all love to hear on the radio day after day repeat after fuckin repeat.What has changed within the past 10 years you might ask yourself.Well one big obvious factor is the amount of unit's that an artist pushes with each major release.The market's sales plummeted just like our once great economy has within the past few years.The last hiphop artist to go plat within a week was Lil wayne if Im correct!!!Damn that was a while back and it doesnt seem like anything's going to change anytime soon.So what's the cause of all this mainstream distress?Is it the lack of talent?Is it the recession itself?Or is it because we as fans and consumers have become spoiled babies?Well it couldnt be because of talent.Take any polished M.C of our present time(ie.Tech N9ne,Crooked I,Eminem,Immortal technique) and put them up against the likes of an artist one who was prominent in the game 10 or 15 years ago who isnt today and see what happens.As far as the recession goes that argument doesnt hold any water simply for the fact that you have 3rd world artists going multi platinum in thier own country that have been dirt poor for centuries.Now we are confronted with the "baby argument".What i mean by this is that in this "age of information" that we seem to be living in ,we have become over stimulated like a single woman who uses a tree trunk for a dildo.(sorry for such a graphic description) But hey its fuckin true!!!!With an endless amount of information ,news, music , blogs, movies and free porn seated directly in front of our fingertips(dont know why i included free porn) we have access to any and everything in the world,and boy do we take advantage.Especially when it comes to music.In this day and age "these here internets" give us a heads up on whats hot and whats not in the music industry(those ungodly album leaks).Now we are blessed with an infinite amount of tracks without even stepping one foot inside of hastings.The notion of driving to your local record store is just about dead and gone but everyone seems to have thier ipod filled to the brim with months of good music.Come on, 80 fuckin gigs!!! So I guess my question is what can you possibly give someone who has everything?With all these handouts and goodies being given out at no charge I think we as consumers have become babies who expect everything and give nothing.Taking,taking and more taking becoming numb to music that was once thought of as jewels or jems but now they get played for a few days then discarded to the bottom of the toybox untill the next time they get unburied or stumbled upon like a bored child digging through what used to be thier favorite toys.Now they are considered throwaways since the new 100 toys are within a buttons reach.To quote Tech "too much of anything is a crime" and the way we skim through years of hard work in just a couple of minutes on the net turns us into babies stuck on the bottle.There are hardly any gems out there in our eyes and we are stuck with just a bunch of leaks and downloads.Dont get me wrong Im not against looking for new artists and material but can we atleast do it in moderation.Take a break from mama's titty and take a drive to your local music outlet and try spending a couple of hours if you have to find something.If you cant find a sure thing than fuck it take a chance.You just might come up on a couple of jems,maybe not a certified classic but a couple of jewels hidden on an album that you probably will appreciate a hell of a lot more than just something that was just given to you as a freebie.Maybe if we start taking chances and coming out the pocket for the type of music were searching for , even if its an album with only a handfull of bangers the owners of these major labels might start marketing something else other than what the 13 yr old girls spend thier allowance on.Cause when we wait for leaks just to decide whether or not to buy an album the probability of actually buying the album decreases or disappears cause we were given what we were lookin for and the songs that we do like get thrown on the shuffle and the others discarded and no purchase takes place.Then certain sounds arent marketed because it isnt "monetarily sound".This causes a chain reaction within the industry and the outcome is what we have today.NO FUCKIN VARIETY.We are fed what ever is marketable and the ones spending money often enough are the ones who go buy an album for one fuckin song.I wonder what that song could be???Thats right the song that gets played on the radio 300,000 times a day.Im going to stop now cause i could go on all day and allready started to go into entirely new discussion.