Because the ways of monitoring how your music is sold is changing. An artist may not sell platinum on album sales, but he may sell 2 million ring tones. some artists dont care b/c they signing dumb contracts where they get paid on shows and album sale money in stores, but not digital downloads. i think that its just changing to digital thats all. the surge of free music also contributes to lack in sales of music. Our so called recession has some impact and of course the quality of music has been a question. Anotther impact is when one person gets a free album online and bootlegs it on the streets or just gives it away to his friends buy sending files in email or whatever. Im not paying for no music. I'd be a fool for that. Im not havin 1000 cd's in my house on a rack, when i can just load em onto my external hardrive and search for whoever i want and baddabing.......Whatever i want. I love the information age
Miss Malika is the truth. she said exactly what i was thinking but in a better way. Id have been like i aint given you my fuckin money and makin you richer of your fuckin bullshit ass gay songs b/c im gonna rob your ass for that nice chain when you do a show in my city. Damn right i want a nigga to go platinum so he can come do a show in philly and we can kidnap that nigga. lol. lol. i dont go to shows becaus im a 6'5 darskinned intelligent man. what i look like jumpin around for some nigga b/c he got money and he rap and he keeps tellin me how he dropped out of school, disrespect women, kills men, and do drugs all night. yeah im gonna pay to see that. lol never been to a fkin concert. niggas always wanna b like somebody else.
Simple! 98% of rappers can't rap. They rhymes are like tic tac toe blah blah blah ya i smoke dro and got ah hoe who want my doe. Come on man anybody can do that. Imma keep it real, i'm burning u niggaz out the gate cuz y'll suck. I only buy Jay Z, Nas, Jeezy, Weezy, Yeezy(Kanye West), and Lupe. For the most part the rest of y'll fucking suck. All them other cats got like maybe 2 joints per CD worth hearing.
There are a Whole lot of reasons why no one is buying rap music today. First and foremost most of this shit that they are putting out now days is totally and complete trash. Why would someone buy trash when they can download it for free. Everybody is talking about the samething and doing the same thing. There can only be ONE JAY Z, TUPAC and BIGGIE but yet and still you have everyone SWAG JACKIN and Nut hugging other people's shit .These Rappers are so scared to be themselves and do there own music. SO why would someone buy a cd of a rapper trying to be like another rapper when I can download the real thing. Next to many rappers have got caught up with Singles. There figured out that they can release 3 good singles and 9 tracks that are garbage. In turn the general public stopped buying this shit because if you are only going to get 3 hot songs why not download it for free and 99 cent a song. The last reason why people are not buying cd's is because the music industry was LATE to the PARTY! How in the hell were they not ahead of the curve and catch this internet download stuff. They made the switch from the record to A Track to tape to CD but they missed this one. So once they figure out how to stop the free down loading everything will be ok.
what u got 2 do is make free online music downloading strictly illegal and stop making cd's PERIOD. Then what u do is make music exclusively online, but u have to pay for it by song and or album. Then an artists ntrue messure of sucess is by the most music sold, not albums sold. So in the future instead of looking at how many album's an artist sells, u look at how many songs from a particular cd have been sold.