F-O-B (
Fri, 25 Aug 1995 02:02:01 -0500

>>What can i say.... If quality product like that isn't being picked up then
>>somethings wrong.
>>However I don't think that marks the end of hip-hop. For example, we have
>>quality stuff being released in Australia and in this coutry a situation
>>exists whereby artists in the hip-hop scene remain dedicated despite the
>>fact that their stuff will not make them any money (too many listeners [and
>>labels,] would rather support the U.S. product, than their own home-grown
>>scene.) The moral of this story? Dedicated artists will continue to make
>>a good product despite it's sales.
I agree. It seems to me that when a form of music is out of the spotlight
for a while it tends to regenerate itself and climb to new levels (kinda
like mushrooms!). There's a lot more room for people to breathe and take a
look around. An example is what's happening with the "underground house"
scene in England. If anyone in London sees a flyer for "Wiggle" or anything
that Mr. C from The Shamen plays at, I recommend you go for proof of how a
scene can thrive with minimal record sales and public awareness (Oh yeah,
you'll have a top night as well).
I welcome the de-commercialisation of music in general, it seems to be the
main thing that holds everything back. If I have to make a choice between an
independent and a "major" release in a record store, I'll go with the indy
every time, partly to support, but mainly for the reason that you know that
one day's hesitation can meen never seing it again and always wishing....
(how many times have I had *that* happen!?).

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