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300K Is The New Platinum…

Shit is really fucked the fuck up in the rap game right now.  Dudes that were selling millions of records are now having millions of downloads.  The record industry is scared shitless and frankly, so am I.  What if the record companies confiscate all the instruments and turntables and cassette tape recorders, a la the DJ Drama raid just because we aren’t buying enough CD’s?  Shit could get that ill party people.  What do you think the army is doing in Iraq?  They are killing everyone that is illegally downloading oil.  After they get recalled and come back here what’s to stop them from kicking in my door and shooting me in the back because I just DL’ed some white label Amy Winehouse shit.  Allegedly… 

I’m not saying that I download shit because I don’t have to.  As a culture critic and internets celebrity most record labels just mail new shit to me for me to listen to.  Incidentally, the new Prodigy project is enjoyable rap music surreality, but it won’t reach the heights of Mobb’s classic albums and neither will Redman’s latest disk ‘Red Gone Wild’.  Both of these offerings are filled with the type of Hip-Hop music that made the genre ‘can’t miss’ just seven years ago.  These artists will be gotdamned lucky if they even reach 300K which should be the new platinum certification number.  I say 300K because that is how many units The Clipse sold for their last major label drop.  Only Jay-Z gets downloaded more than the Clipse.  Them dudes should have sold two million, but they were DL’ed over 1.5 million times.  I don’t even like The Clipse like that but they are in the forefront of this trend that has men wearing their little sister’s skinny jeans and colorful sweathoods that zip up over your face.  I give them niggas that much credit. 

Do you remember when a million used to be a million?  There was a time when a shitty album like that new Jeezy joint would go platinum just on G.P.  Back then a million dollars was actually a million dollars too.  Nowadays niggas get a million dollars for designing a can of sody pop or a fuckin’ color.  That shit fucks up the game for the rest of us in the long run.  While niggers are caking up off their popularity has anyone said a fucking word to us about how we can increase our wealth?  Which Roth IRA mutual fund to fucks with or which 401K to put our chips in?  Hell nahh!  Niggers just tell you where to spend your money and how much of a chump you are if your whip ain’t 2008 or better.  Y’all niggas love these niggers too.  Heaven forbid I say anything about that lil’ nigger on this blog.  Y’all skinny jean, chain belt wearing fanboys will flood your Tampax.  So the rich get richer and we stays poorer.  And dumber.  And still poorer for the fact that our music, our art, and our culture becomes the landscape of the lowest common denominator. 

Don’t act now like you didn’t want this to happen.  I see you out there snapping your fingers and walking it out to the remake of the zip coon song.  You should just go kill yourself after your grandparents boycotted buses and were bitten by German shepherds in order for you to go to a school with some competent teachers.  Fuck it, I don’t care to argue with you anymore since it’s just an exercise in futility.  Let’s all just let our chains hang low since we are caught up in mental slavery. 

At least chicks are coming back into the rap game

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