The three major labels — Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Universal Music Group — are currently enjoying a surge in streaming revenues from companies like Spotify and Apple Music.
Before Hip Hop became such big business dominated by corporate media, artists were aware and connected to what went on around them. But more importantly, they responded.
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Many of these artists, songs, and even movies provided a voice for a group of people whom the world could not see.
Today, rap music is filled with messages that tell its consumers what to buy and how much one must spend in order to be cool, hip, accepted, successful, and one of the new popular go-to words, “relevant.” When Jay-Z proclaimed the only way to look cool and get women in a club was to “pop” bottles of $200 bottles of Cristal, people followed suit.