Chief Dee said:
n*ggas can be mad all they want but what he said at the end is real, these rappers are trying to cater to white people and the suburbs. This is wrong because hiphop started in the inner city, and it's like we've allowed white suburban culture to take over the genre. How can we let people who didnt create our culture have so much influence?
Once music became "free", hip hop was doomed.
And its mainly due to this culture of "Im not buying it, if I can get it for free" within the urban community.
Thus, urban music suffers..
Of course labels gon cater to the suburbs. They still buy music. Whether it be on iTunes or in the stores. Most n*ggas don't even know how to work an iTunes account.
Theres a reason why hip hop sales are worse than any other genre
It only makes sense. Why would they be catering to an audience who only wants to steal their product (and proudly too)?
The "hood" has no interest in investing in artist, so they gon try to draw in fans of other genres, by incorporating those genres into hip hop, thereby diluting the product.
If black folks were still the premiere consumers of hip hop music, things would be different. Cant really blame it on anything but that.