He'll to the Naw.
The only platinum rappers left are JayZ, Femenim, Drake, Wayne, and Nicky Minaj...nobody goes platinum anymore.
Unless you have the budget for nice visuals, proper promotion, and a big distributer you ain't even going 100K.
Tech N9ne is prolly the most successful independent artist and he can't even go Gold.
Poor 50-Cent is neck-in-neck with Rick Ross the guy who's career he promised to destroy.
However 50-Cents bosses Dr Dre & Emenim did really well making money off him and doubled his revenue for the year.
lol at niggaz saying 50 fell off , and they not even making no where near 100,000 a year
50 made 6 million with no album n no tour, dude was mostly inactive and still made 6 milli
Yes, if you ain't selling records, touring, doing shows, doing features or eating off your artists then your rap-career is over on a business level.
Emenim gets cake of his Production, his guest-verses, his artists and of course his record sales.
People like to sleep on Emenim as a CEO but his Shady Records has dropped Gold or Platinum less than every two years on average so his label output is a lot more consistent than other labels who have crumbled.