"not buying their albums" would make very little difference simply because there are only a few n*ggas who actually buy records AND genuinely care about hip-hop AND want to see the skinny jean, givenchy, spandex swag from Hip Hop, vs the type of consumer who loves the current state of hip hop as is.
it would take a miracle to fix hip hop, a real life fu*king miracle b.
we can see where things are headed based on current trends and by watching where the money is being spent by the record corps.
Chief Keef recently got a 6million dollar deal, Trinidad James also got a million dollar deal, just based on those two artists alone, and the amount of money these labels are willing to put behind them implies that they want more of the same but even raunchier and intoxicating.
n*ggas might as well start something new because hip hop has been lost to the wolves, it's too commercialized and tainted.
I might just start doing poetry
i feel you, but it's also a damn shame. n*ggas need to start something new? Nah rap music, hip hop music whatever you wanna call it was built from the ground by black people for EVERYONE to enjoy...thus the commercialization of it. The people have lost their power by simply letting these fu*k a.ss labels spoon feed them what to like. Yeah you right dawg, chief keef and trinidad james both got mil deals, but look at the type of music they make and their popularity? sh*ts a cash in money move son
That's why i said the only way to change the way things are now is to support the artists you want to hear, the labels don't give a fu*k, it's a money move for them either way and they'll support and go where the paper is. If there was a n*gga rappin in a skirt and red bottem about playing super nintendo they'd push that and you'd see more of that if people spent dough on it lol
If fu*kin milkbone made a comeback doing shows and doing good numbers, you'd see more artists like him and more lanes open up, because that's what the people want. Don't feel hopeless, fu*k that sh*t just be a loyal fan and support the artists you enjoy, whether it's through itune, cd, amazon w/e. And stop being cheap goin to the jukebox saying "i'm gonna test it first" knowing damn well you don't plan on buying sh*t lol I aint talkin bout u in particular Matt, but u get what im saying.