Money = Good
When YOU Make Money--We All make Money. Money is Good. Something or Someone described as being GOOD in the music industry wins a Grammy or Oscar. If you're not good enough, you won't make it to radio or have a video. Good = Money. That being said, must vent. I remember when I would NEVER deal with Rap no matter what. Then I started hearing the art of rap and began to actually like what I was hearing. [In fact, I've produced rappers here at my studio. And some nights they would call their mothers and fathers just to say hello from the studio and would be asked if they were avoiding really bad language. These kids are talented and popular in an underground sense.]
The Powers that Be and other industry 'authorities' would comment that Rap would not last and it was a fad soon to be on the way out. The hiphop nation said it will never end and gangster rap showed up everywhere but it was deemed 'underground' the way Hendrix was deemed 'underground' [the man died 32 years ago and is still selling records!]
RAP is now valid. WHY? you may ask. Because it is now making BIG bucks for the RIGHT people and the RIGHT people have given it their blessing. Check this shit out. Stephen King, the author, who said on his website: “The guy is funny, smart, and sometimes shocking. Those are all things I look for in rock’n’roll.”
Rock'n'Roll? Rock'n'Roll, mutherfucka? Alright, I do know what he was saying [as in 'it's only rock'n'roll] but it's STILL ironic as hell to me. Eminem is being hailed as the new Elvis. [To the younger readers:If you don't want to understand the implications of this, you should go put your headphones back on and listen to the bullshit the pop stations are playing because you are too stupid to search away from the mainstream and learn where any of the real shit came from! If it's not on radio or MTV, it's not worth listening to.]
When did RAP become valid in the mainstream? When we put a white face on it. Now, this isn't so much racism I'm spewing; this is BIG BUSINESS, ya dig? And when the RIGHT people make the money, everyone says good things and they are happy. Sorry folks for ranting and even insulting the wrong people out there. Music industry/business has always made me insane...