Everyone is always talking about the artists’ team, the critical support structure that helps spread the music and manage fanbases. But when it comes to successful artists, the most important and well-paid members are lawyers and accountants – then the webmaster, booking agent, manager, and everyone else.
I can be a hipster or pretend to be from the suburbs or something – it’s all up to you. I’m flexible. I have a college degree, so I’m teachable. But if that doesn’t fit into my image, no worries. I can be like 2Chainz and have thug appeal.
The black community faces numerous problems. Black-on-black violence, white-on-black violence, failing inner-city schools, police brutality, racial profiling, poverty, disproportionately high incarceration rates, the breakdown of families, the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act and a host of other issues that can be traced back to structural racism and the lingering effects of slavery and segregation.