ya’ll know what?
i’m starting to think that Seattle hip hop / rap shouldn’t GIVE A FUCK about “making it big” anymore. same thing with “being on the map”…
all those two things really equate to is making some variant of SELL OUT / COMMERCIAL music, so why should we even make that our goal???
ALSO, with bullshit-ass 360-deals, why should Seattle even look forward to “the industry”?
matter of fact, i’m going to put it like this…
THE FIRST PERSON / CREW THAT ACTUALLY “BLOWS UP” FROM SEATTLE IS GONNA BE THE PERSON / CREW THAT IS MORE ABOUT BUSINESS / MONEY THAN ART / HIP HOP.
i mean, the fact of the matter is that hip hop / rap is based on GIMMICKS and IGNORANCE now; so why should the town even give a fuck?
at the moment, i’m feeling like FUCK THE INDUSTRY, and for any artist / crew / group that makes “making it” their #1 priority is actually gonna do more DAMAGE to the local hip hop / rap “scene” than good.
i think that Seattle should just keep on doing what it’s been doing…doing it’s own thing without the permission, co-signing, or pats-on-the-back from “big wigs”, “well-knowns”, and other industry heads in NY, ATL, and LA.
ARGUABLY, the first person to “make it” from here will be the first “sell out”…
i mean TRUTHFULLY, mix a lot was a solid artist, made some good music, but at the end of the day, if it wasn’t for him selling a GIMMICK, “Baby Got Back”, he would still be a “nobody”.
…i mean really, the REAL REASON why Seattle ain’t “made it” post-Mix A Lot is because we ain’t SOLD A GIMMICK since then; point blank, period.