>Label guy, you seem like your >torn between the bullshit of >the industry, and being a >fan of good hip-hop. >But you seem like you >have good enough intentions. true.
>Now about your Redman analogy: > >Don't you agree that the game >has changed significantly since "Whut, >the Album"? of course, the game always changes, the soldiers persevere Because of >consolidation of radio, the influence >of consultants, isn't it alot >easier for rap artists to >get nationwide airplay (ie hits). only if it has a certain hook/sound that connects with the marketplace. stations lately determine how long they bang something based more on requests, callout research, consumer feedback.
> What was your formula >again? one hit=gold. yeah for the 21st century including 1999.
>Now since you have the >benefit of pulling up soundscan >and probably Billboard archives, can >you tell me if Redman >has ever had a song >that hit close to Top >40 on the Billboard charts, >like "The Light" did? >Redman went platinum in a >time when "Hip-Hop radio" had >matured to the point where >it could help truly send >an artist to that level.
>Now about Mos Def, once again >you add credence to my >point. Number one, he >defied your rule, no hit=gold. yeah, so did Pharoahe Monch & MOP - both had hits and both didn't get a plaque. Black Rob had a big-ass hit and went platinum. There are of course exceptions to the rule which I always stated when I first put my theory out there. Most of the data supports my theory though so my batting average is should be kinda high.
>You never addressed the wackness of >the Geto Heaven remix, so >I'm assuming that you agree. .......
>You also never addressed whether or >not ?uestlove was happy with >the effort MCA put forth >in promoting TFA, maybe coolquest >himself can address that. what was that second follow-up single from TFA that's on your copy of the album again?
>But in the grand scheme of >things, I'm glad the project >did what it did, 'cause >now the brother can live >a little, and we can >look forward to another album. true
>Keep doing your job brother!!! i'm tryin
LG Doing my job since 1991 (the year I went corporate)