RACE a factor in record sales?

RACE is a factor in record sales.

RACE is also a factor in views & downloads.

people that are HALF AS GOOD get TWICE AS FAR –

LOCAL-wise…NATION-wise – WHATEVER…WHERE EVER

and you know what???

at the end of the day, the MUSIC suffers because of that.

RACE is just another GIMMICK that is KILLING music…killing BLACK music –

people that ARE NOT Black act like they don’t see it – (coincidentally some of them think racism is a thing of the past)

and the people that ARE Black that act like they don’t see it are IGNORANT (to say the least) of the FACTS.

OPINIONS without FACTS are OPINIONS of FOOLS

BUT OF COURSE i can’t act like Black people aren’t ALSO liable for the demise of Black music – SURE – hold accountable the Black artists that need to be held accountable –

but even AFTER those Black artists are held accountable for their part in killing their own music – RACE is STILL a factor in the SUCCESS (or failure) of their music – point blank, PERIOD.

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6 thoughts on “RACE a factor in record sales?

  1. people that are HALF AS GOOD get TWICE AS FAR –

    who benefits?
    the white artists or the black artists?

    hip-hop has always been historically black music, yes.
    is this calcified or constantly changing?

    is there really such an explicit handicap as you describe?

  2. “who benefits?
    the white artists or the black artists?”

    at this point in the game? i’d rather be a white artist than a black artist – from a BUSINESS / POLITICAL / dollars & cents perspective –

    – – –

    “hip-hop has always been historically black music, yes.
    is this calcified or constantly changing?”

    Hip-Hop is STILL and will FOREVER be black music – THAT isn’t changing –

    what IS changing is the FANS –

    i think that RACE has become a huge SELLING POINT since the merging of technology and music.

    – – –

    “is there really such an explicit handicap as you describe?”

    it depends who you ask –

    • but middle class white kids listened to snoop and dre back in the mid 90’s.
      i don’t see it as a new thing, or even as something that will change the music.

      the top 40 rap crap will always be there.
      there will be useless rappers on the radio and white kids will listen.
      but that is ignorant stuff for an ignorant audience.
      but that doesn’t change the underground styles.

      also with odd future and skater chic becoming a rap add-on things are changing like crazy.
      the skinny tiger stripe pants.
      you’re a jerk.
      all that stuff.
      black styles vs. white styles are becoming much more inter-related.

      • Hip-Hop is CHANGING in order to appeal to the WHITE FAN BASE.

        THAT FACT and that alone is NOT helping Hip-Hop DEVELOP –

        in other words, WOULD-BE Black innovators are SELLING OUT – altering their styles and their images to be more acceptable to white america’s Hip-Hop fans.

        ARGUABLY (and this might sound bad) – BUT

        – – – Hip-Hop was at it’s BEST (creatively / artistically) when it was made BY Black people FOR Black people – – –

  3. i feel like this post hangs on to racial definitions that may have already passed their expiration date.

    once you take tiger woods black and not black to the bank, see what happens.

    obama is biracial
    obama is black
    obama is white

    • “i feel like this post hangs on to racial definitions that may have already passed their expiration date.”

      racial definitions are still TOTALLY relevant.

      people like to IGNORE ‘race’ because ‘race’ is a CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE.

      it’s MUCH MORE CONVENIENT for people to IGNORE race than to ADDRESS IT.

      people need to learn how to EMBRACE their differences as opposed to HIDING their differences

      – and on the flip side –

      people need to learn how to EMBRACE their similarities

      …it’s a difficult BALANCE…but without BALANCE, TOPPLING is inevitable.

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