This last year has been busy in HipHop...with sales slumping and only a handful of Platinum artists left its time to quit bullshittin' and start catering to the consumers and pandering to the "buying demographic", ...if we wanna sell some records that is.
How the fuck are we going to get the majority-consumers to buy HipHop albums when they can just download them shits for free?
Well first you wanna get their attention and make them feel like they are a part of the Music and the Movement and the easiest way to do that is to include people who look like them on our albums and labels.
So lets take a glance at this relatively new phase in HipHop over the past year:
lets look at the Top 10
Token signees over the last year and see which label snatched up the best prospect:
MGK to Badboy (2011)
K-KoKe to Roc Nation (2011)
Asher Roth to Def Jam (2011)
KreayShawn to Interscope (2011)
Yelawolf to Shady/Aftermath (2011)
DJ Pauly D to G-Unit/Interscope (2011)
N/A to Maybach Music Group (2008-2012)
Amber Rose to Taylor Gang records (2011)
*Artist removed due to derail issues and ADHD*
Wrekonize/Mayday to Strange Music (2011)
Limp Bizkit to YMCMB (2012)
Iggy Azelia to Grand Hustle/Atlantic/Interscope (2012)
THERES YOUR TOP TEN:
*Honorable Mention 4 year*
Mr Hudson* Good Music/Def Jam (2008)
White* Corporate Thugz Entertainmnt (2010)