Solo Rappers with 5 or more platinum albums...

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 07-03-2010, 07:05 PM         #21
TeddyGramz 
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 That Dude said:
Really? so what's the point of making music? Thats their JOB and their job is to sell records otherwise they get dropped
For the love of making music??
For the love of the art form??
 07-03-2010, 07:05 PM         #22
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 That Dude said:
Really? so what's the point of making music? Thats their JOB and their job is to sell records otherwise they get dropped
The Roots are a prime example of what the point of making music is. art for art's sake. They don't have ONE platinum record. In fact, I'd be hesitant to say that they have more than one Gold one. Yet, they maintain a strong following and continue to release great music.

As far as getting dropped. Pfft. Okay. It's called independence, jack.
 07-03-2010, 07:06 PM         #23
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 xyz11scorp21xyz said:
i'm not sure what you meant by that

all i meant was that em has 2 platinum albums with d12. i don't think anybody else on that list has gone platinum with a group of people, other than maybe cube like i said before, i'm not sure if any nwa album went plat
all but one if their albums went platinum. they were instant hit makers in their day dawg. o.0
 8 years ago '06        #24
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 geovanni. said:
luda is one of the most educated and thoughtful rappers in mainstream hip hop. lol
conceptually, theater of the mind is above most of what has gone platinum in recent years. so...

he is a clown who ppl cant and ppl dont take serious. thats why he gets overlooked the way he does, and for as smart as u claim him to be.....he still cant make a complete album to save his life. totm is overrated as f**k, ask around he tried way to hard on that album to be something he is not and it showed.
 8 years ago '05        #25
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 TeddyGramz said:
For the love of making music??
For the love of the art form??
Lets face facts people, you may "love" you make "love the art form" making music but fact of the matter is you wanna get paid for what you create. Don't tell me their is not a musician out that would love to go platinum. That is what they strive for. It is like any other profession. Accounts love crunching numbers doesn't mean they wanna do that s**t for free? Doctors might love saving lives doesn't mean they wanna do it for free. The music BUSINESS is a BUSINESS and business's are in it for money
 8 years ago '05        #26
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 geovanni. said:
The Roots are a prime example of what the point of making music is. art for art's sake. They don't have ONE platinum record. In fact, I'd be hesitant to say that they have more than one Gold one. Yet, they maintain a strong following and continue to release great music.

As far as getting dropped. Pfft. Okay. It's called independence, jack.
If the fan base was so strong they will have better support and sell more albums. Fact of the matter is that is not what sells records. I like the Roots and all but let be real here you think they wouldn't wanna go plat? As far as gettin dropped, artist choose to go Indy because of creative control and some feel the PAYOUT benefits them more than a major, jack
 07-03-2010, 07:13 PM         #27
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beastie boys have six platinum albums according to wikipedia.
 07-03-2010, 07:16 PM         #28
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things fall apart and phrenology are both gold and pretty close to plat
that's great.
 That Dude said:
If the fan base was so strong they will have better support and sell more albums. Fact of the matter is that is not what sells records. I like the Roots and all but let be real here you think they wouldn't wanna go plat? As far as gettin dropped, artist choose to go Indy because of creative control and some feel the PAYOUT benefits them more than a major, jack
yes, because the prospect of going platinum or gold is so low. they make a fine living, I am sure. I didn't say that you couldn't make a fine living off of steady grinding and hustling. All i said, or meant to say anyway, was that while they surely love selling records, I believe more than that they enjoy making good music. and that is the true objective of any real artist.
 07-03-2010, 07:18 PM         #29
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Lets face facts people, you may "love" you make "love the art form" making music but fact of the matter is you wanna get paid for what you create. Don't tell me their is not a musician out that would love to go platinum. That is what they strive for. It is like any other profession. Accounts love crunching numbers doesn't mean they wanna do that s**t for free? Doctors might love saving lives doesn't mean they wanna do it for free. The music BUSINESS is a BUSINESS and business's are in it for money
Not everyone is in it for the money....
Some are money hungry and do music cuz they think its easy money(gucci, waka, souljaboy etc)
But not everyone is like that
Some folks just love to make music and continue to make music regardless of the sales and popularity
 8 years ago '06        #30
NYC-Banga 113 heat pts113
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 8 years ago '05        #31
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^^^ Ok man whatever you say. I'm sure they make a fine living. My point is every artist would love to go platinum thats the ultimate goal, anyone who tells you otherwise is lying otherwise they will record music and hand it out for free. Even if you make great music and not radio friendly joints you would still wanna go plat. But I hear ya
 8 years ago '07        #32
Deniro732 10 heat pts10
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why is mr smith up there twice for ll?
 8 years ago '05        #33
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 TeddyGramz said:
Not everyone is in it for the money....
Some are money hungry and do music cuz they think its easy money(gucci, waka, souljaboy etc)
But not everyone is like that
Some folks just love to make music and continue to make music regardless of the sales and popularity
But what makes Gucci, soulja boy money hungry maybe they are making music they like to make, you ever thought of that? I understand some folks love making music, you gotta have some love to do it to begin with. But like I said if they ain't in it for money, they are lying because this is their CAREERS. This is the way they eat. How many famous rappers or musicians do you know have a 9-5?
 07-03-2010, 07:26 PM         #34
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So if you go platinum, it's got nothing to do with luck/
It just means that a million people are stupid as f**k

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...whose album barely made gold
 07-03-2010, 07:32 PM         #35
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But what makes Gucci, soulja boy money hungry maybe they are making music they like to make, you ever thought of that? I understand some folks love making music, you gotta have some love to do it to begin with. But like I said if they ain't in it for money, they are lying because this is their CAREERS. This is the way they eat. How many famous rappers or musicians do you know have a 9-5?

They are rappers who became rappers because they felt it was easy money
 8 years ago '05        #36
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^^^ But how do you know this? Did they ever come out and say it? Just because they arent lyrical doesnt mean its because they think its easy money. Their a diff genres of music to make they felt this was the direction they wanted to go in. And I guarantee you that they still put in just as much work doing what they do. Otherwise if it was so easy every one would do it.
 8 years ago '07        #37
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how many of those albums went platinum in 1 week tho
 8 years ago '04        #38
D1nOnlyMrM@ 43 heat pts43
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Btw ts def said solo.
 8 years ago '07        #39
notic99 25 heat pts25
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just interested i couldnt find any #'s
 8 years ago '05        #40
TheChief 24 heat pts24
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