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What in your opinion is the importance of street cred in today's hip-hop recording industry?
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answered:    April 23, 2011
It depends if you're talking about the mainstream record labels or the indie labels. For mainstream labels, all they care about is the ability to mold someone to make the highest dollar possible. This is true for every genre, though, and shouldn't be limited to hip-hop. Indie labels; however, are a whole other level. And nowadays, everyone is starting a label. To get "signed" to those labels, yes, street cred is an incredibly important part of the rapper/emcee/DJ's image. The biggest way that the indie label sells its albums is on the streets. So, to make money, it needs an artist that has a lot of street cred and that has a lot of fans. So, you see, not much separates the mainstream and the indie recording industries...just money, much more money.
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May 04, 2011
awesome answer, Sam!
May 04, 2011
I didn't know you were into hip-hop, Woo.
May 04, 2011
I used to be when I was younger...but I've always been a rocker!!
May 04, 2011
Thanks Woo! I'm like you, a mix of genres all wrapped into one soul ;p
May 05, 2011
I love soul!
May 05, 2011
As in humans' or the genre or the food (YUM!)? LOL...
May 05, 2011
Um, all of the above... except for the food. Not exactly vegan friendly.
May 06, 2011
This is true...bummer! Maybe that'll come around one of these days ;p
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