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#16 HawkMan

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 18:23

Because its mostly **** and no one wants to hear it. No one is forcing anyone to rap about anything, nor live their life the way they want.

The reason they're stuck where they are is because thats who they are.

 

Alot of indie bands and artists become successful if they produce nice music, without much or if any commercial assistance from larger companies.

 

 

This and because the ones that do go out form underground are considered sellouts and mainstream by the "fans".

 

so basically it's not the industry, it's the "fans".




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Posted 24 September 2013 - 18:33

Because then it wouldn't be underground? Some artists just aren't suited for mainstream. Xzibit did underground and then lesser known stuff for a long time until he got on MTV and eventually hosted that car show. Now he's completely off the radar of both ends of the spectrum.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 18:46

this conspiracy piece could have had substance in the 80s and 90s when people like Deloris Tucker and Bob Dole were trying to censor rap music and hip hop. Rap artists persevered in those times,and many artists with political messages/conspiracy theories/vulgar lyrics, went mainstream because their music was marketable. N.W.A's **** the police wouldn't have been popular had the song used politically correct terms and structure and was boring. wu-tang,nas,pac,cube,biggie,jayz, ll cool j,queen latifah, bone thugs did it back then. now with the internet,and all the exposure in the world, its even easier to get your foot in the door. the barrier is not the record labels,give me a break. if you have good material,they will come to you.



#19 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 18:46

Underground stuff is entirely an acquired taste. A lot of the lyrics are politically charged, socially critical, complex, intricate, abstract etc. and the reality is a  lot of people don't want to sit around and listen to that type of stuff.

You do realise that what you described would apply to Bob Dylan and The Beatles, right?



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:52

You do realise that what you described would apply to Bob Dylan and The Beatles, right?

 

 

I thought it as I wrote it. Maybe there isn't an appetite for those types of things in music any more. At least not on a large scale.



#21 uMadRabbit

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:59

Because its mostly **** and no one wants to hear it. No one is forcing anyone to rap about anything, nor live their life the way they want.

The reason they're stuck where they are is because thats who they are.

 

Alot of indie bands and artists become successful if they produce nice music, without much or if any commercial assistance from larger companies.

 

It's mostly what? So Ice cube, NWA (back in the day), La Coka, Swollen Members, WC, DMX, Snak etc are ****? Go listen to Drake than, like that is even hip-hop anymore.



#22 mudslag

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:08

Should be "Underground", and buried. All rapcrap/hiphop.

 

 

 

Im pretty sure there are plenty of people who would think the same thing about the type of music you enjoy. Musical taste is subjective, don't like it, don't listen to it.