Stuck in the middle

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I haven’t purchased a CD in a year.

I haven’t listened to the radio since God knows when.

So….in my personal opinion: HHID.


And spare me all of your “Oh good music is out there it’s just a lot harder to find” crap. Good music should find me dammit. I’m not an idiot when it comes to the music business so I know how label execs are thinking these days – ringtones sales > CD sales, so the days of the “quality full length album” are definitely behind us. Now, I’m definitely not a teenager anymore, but guess what – I still listen to Hip-hop, and (despite my urge to download a single or two every now and again) if I liked an artist’s songs enough to buy their CD, I would. Simple as that.

Now here’s the problem: some idiot at Warner/Jive/Interscope or wherever thinks that I wanna listen to “Chicken Noodle Taffy” all day, while local artist MC Get Busy thinks I wanna hear about the struggle of the Mumbutu civilization, economic conspiracies and other shit you would watch CNN for if you really wanted to know. Where is the medium? Where is the average emcee that struggles like I struggle everyday, but still likes to party and make music for the slutatious whores to…..be slutatious whores to? I’m still a target audience here….believe me I like the party music just as much as I like the conscious ish. But it seems like lately it’s gotten too extreme on both ends….and I don’t wanna listen to Kanye all day either.

Say what you want about the Jiggy era, but at least you were getting the hardcore “THUG KILLA NIGGA” shit, Lonnie “the Mystical Homo” Lynn, and the Diddy-dancing on your radio back then. What people don’t realize is that consumers aren’t buying music just because they’re illegally downloading it, the majority of people know that the other 15 songs on Lil’ Dum Dum’s album are gonna be gahbidge….even my 15-year old sister knows this.

Anyway…just something to think about.

*Rides off to “Reasonable Doubt” on repeat…again*

24 Responses to “Stuck in the middle”

  1. Big Homie Says:

    First

  2. Big Homie Says:

    *listens to Resonable Doubt too*

    I am glad that I am not the only one who feels this way. I remember back in 95-2000 when it was hard to NOT by an album. Great albums have just deminshed as the years go by. People too caught up in the whats hot which is why most of the sales go to crap music. I am also glad that I am not the only who feels that downloading music is not the reason why sales are dropping. Its the quality of music. We download stuff to get it first..its there in our faces..why not? But when its good music..good albums, I will honestly..seriously still go cop that album even though I have it on my comp and can burn it to a cd. Good albums are worth my money and worth adding to my collection.

    Here is another example. With me…I have most of these albums from back in the day on tapes. I only fucked with tapes back in the day because it was easy to carry it around…and I had a walkman on me at all times. Today..now that I use cds…although I have those albums downloaded on my computer for me to listen to when I am on the computer, I still go out and cop them on cds..official copies. Good albums are worth my money.

    Ironman, Hell on Earth, War Report, Muddy Waters, Stakes is High, the Show soundtrack, E. 1999 are recent cds I copped within the last few months. As far as today’s music…HHID was the last album bought.

  3. Phuque Says:

    >>I still go out and cop them on cds..official copies. Good albums are worth my money.

    ^^Exactamundo.

    Labels are using illegal d/ling as a scapegoat while looking for that quick buck…straight up.

  4. I Fux aka Willy Mo Swagger Says:

    even my 15-year old sister knows this

    ^^word my little sister looks to my Libary for direction ……*smh* at this bitch that was in my car and asked how come I never listened to the radio and I was like why my Ipod has 12,000 songs and the radio has 5 …………Good Post Phuque

  5. I Fux aka Willy Mo Swagger Says:

    Don’t Quit Your Day Job.

    ^^Phuque cop that ish

  6. Phuque Says:
  7. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    I feel ya(no homo) the industry, fans, and “artists” have all led to hip hop’s decline. But I’m too optimistic to ever say H.H.I.D.

  8. Fidel Cashflow Says:

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/21963499c97024/
    ^^^^
    Mitchy Slick and Messy Marv are saving Hip Hop

  9. pockets Says:

    sweet post phuque, u hit the nail with:

    the majority of people know that the other 15 songs on Lil’ Dum Dum’s album are gonna be gahbidge

  10. The-XFacta Says:

    Why don’t you put an album together then you Phuque!

  11. Mr.O Says:

    I think you’re aren’t looking hard enough as one ages your appreciation for music matures. How many different genres of music do you listen to? If you love music how possibly could you be bored with it? Music is a business and just like every other business it can be exploited. Instead of festering and stating the obvious how about a post of alternative viewpoints? Btw I can name 10 joints off the top of my head that are crazy.

  12. Phuque Says:

    How many different genres of music do you listen to?

    ^^I played in 4 different bands in high school, “Around The World” by Red Hot Chili Peppers currently playing on my iPod, and I’m a hip-hop producer.

    Get my trumpet in the back.

  13. Mr.O Says:

    Did my comments vanish from the other thread?

  14. Phuque Says:

    nope.

  15. Rey aka Optimus Pr-Emo Says:

    Good shit, Mick Swagger.

  16. Rasheed Wallets Says:

    Phuque Says:

    July 13th, 2007 at 6:08 pm
    … nigga I’m stanky rich

  17. Rasheed Wallets Says:

    Rey aka Optimus Pr-Emo Says:

    July 13th, 2007 at 12:05 pm
    Good shit, Mick Swagger.

    —————————

    … AAYYYYOOOOOOOOOOO !!! …

  18. Phuque Says:

    lol…I see you Montel….

  19. candyraindrops Says:

    Good Post!….HHAD(hip/hop aint dead)..but it def needs a change. The music out right now sucks. …lol@ get my trumpet in the back!

  20. Phuque Says:

    Thank you LL….I was reaching w/ the whole HHID thing….definitely needs a change for the better though…

  21. Phuque Says:

    Oh….and candyraindrops sounds mad sexy…..what u doin tonight? lol…

  22. candyraindrops Says:

    lol @ phuque..whateva it is..u wont be there.

  23. 911 Says:

    *smh* at this bitch that was in my car and asked how come I never listened to the radio and I was like why my Ipod has 12,000 songs and the radio has 5

    ~say word, I cosign Fux…Mr. me too…well I just said the radio was wack…~

    the phuque up sun…salute.

  24. BlogXilla Says:

    Yeah Bruh I’m still listening to reasonable doubt my damn self… Joell Ortiz is like the only New cat i mess w/ and I finally come to the conclusion that The Lip-o-potomus named Jigga and Hold Joe Budden hostage records is never going to release the growth… so I can’t call it… excellent post.

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