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what cool nutz is doing for the scene definitely deserves props.
so many people in the hiphop scene are out for themselves trying to get their rap career off the ground, what we really need is more people promoting and throwing shows, more people with resources who know HOW to throw a show. we need people that will showcase new artists and have a platform to do so. cool nutz has been doing this with POHOP and with the luck one show.
i feel like when direct productions was throwing shows the scene was thriving more because big artists were being brought into town, and local acts got to open for them. hiphop shows were just generally a lot bigger at that time (in my experience). there used to always be ciphers and b-boy circles in the crowd, people battling outside after the show. now you go see an artist that should be filling a venue and there's like 75 people there.
so props to cool nutz for helping the scene in a way he's uniquely qualified to do, as someone who knows the biz and has name recognition and resources to lend from his own hard work and experience.
sandpeople were smart to pool the resources of so many individuals and create something bigger and more accessible. their crew albums are successful because they all promote the same record instead of a bunch of different releases with different names, and having many short verses by different emcees on each track allows them to have variety and not get stale.what people don't realize is, if the artists in sandpeeps hadn't joined forces in one big crew, people may not have ever heard of the individual members, regardless of how talented they are.
so, i'm not hating on the scene i'm just showing where i think theres a lot of room to grow, and i want to make people aware that they are only seeing the tip of the iceberg, there is a lot more dope music to be uncovered but you may have to go looking for it.
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