We’re in a period where it’s cooler to be independent than a major label ‘product’ to many artists. Predictably, this major-indie concept has extended to artists (*cough Macklemore) and culminated in a reevaluated appreciation of labels, leading to partnerships and joint ventures.
When it really counts, and people really need to stand up against injustice, instead of ACTING, they take to social media and merely vent. They get all there emotions out on social media sites. They make cool, witty hashtags that start to trend. They express their anger. Then they forget.
After decades of watching Rap and R&B music suffocate itself under the tightening grip of narrow-minded content, the 2013 Billboard charts and 2014 Grammy Awards have proven that the Rap and R&B landscape seems to be taking a final fatal turn towards gentrification.