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#1 zomg

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:30 PM

Wouldn't it be safe to say that music that is considered "to the far left"
is recently creeping up into one of the most sucessful and sellable "forms" of commercial music?

It started with Outkast...to my knowledge...

Anybody with a brain could easily relate this topic to Stones Throw and their growing fan base.....










Thanks for reading though...think about it... ;)

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 04:18 PM

Despite the overwhelming amount of mainstream garbage, people will always recognize good music for what it is....

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:15 PM

Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo had both been on the fringe of mainstream recognition for a while, so it wasn't a big surprise to me that they both finally hit it big (so to speak). Having a song as catchy as "Crazy" didn't hurt them either.

Stones Throw is building some steam, but it would have to be a strange day for them to gain any sort of lasting mainstream popularity. I don't think that bothers any of the ST guys, though. With a fanbase as dedicated as guys lik us are, they are probably going to be steadily selling those records for quite a while.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 12:20 AM

I get what your saying it seems now-a-days kids want anything that is "limited, underground, independent or with exclusive" tag on it . What's in is listening or having something "no one " knows about from music, shoes, clothing you name it.

HOWEVER, like everything they'll fade and a new genre like House or Uptempo or something will be popular.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:35 AM

Despite the overwhelming amount of mainstream garbage, people will always recognize good music for what it is....



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Posted 19 November 2006 - 03:29 PM

Wouldn't it be safe to say that music that is considered "to the far left"
is recently creeping up into one of the most sucessful and sellable "forms" of commercial music?

i always hear people call it "alternative hip hop" which to me its true hip hop..but it seems more and more are becoming commercial.

I get what your saying it seems now-a-days kids want anything that is "limited, underground, independent or with exclusive" tag on it . What's in is listening or having something "no one " knows about from music, shoes, clothing you name it.

HOWEVER, like everything they'll fade and a new genre like House or Uptempo or something will be popular.


i read an article about how more formally commercial groups are dropping from there commercial labels to go to indy. and i think i heard hall&oates are starting and releasing their new stuff on their own indy label.

but if a commercial artist is on an indy label, is that label really indy?

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 03:32 PM

but if a commercial artist is on an indy label, is that label really indy?


Not really, all it means is they get more creative control and more money.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 06:29 PM

"commercial" isn't a dirty word....I keep reading shit on here and getting the impression that alot of people here despise anything that could be connected to "commercialism" in any sense at all.

It's VERY good news when things like this are sucessful. I also don't think it has much to do with people wanting 'underground" shit......i think it has to do with increased elevation of the mind...

err...I can't explain it...

But ST isn't trying to fit the airwave standards. They're not losing sleep or money over it either way (to my knowledge). It seems that Wolf likes things that are NOT polished....or even general enough in lyrical content to appeal to a mass amount of people....

That's not a weakness....he's supplying something that you don't find anywhere else right now. IMO, if he WERE to be someone who liked the ST content POLISHED (Even Gnarl Barkley's content is general enough to relate to a mass amount of people and trigger their emotions..) Then he would then be competing with all sorts of people....

It's like something i read before in a book... if you're trying to sound like an artist in the major market...you're going to suffer basicaly. Why would people pay attention to the "up and comer" who sounds like an established artist, when they could just go and buy the mass marketed artist first and not feel like they lost anything? (might sound like rambling...but i'm sure some people will understand it)

my 5 cents...

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:59 AM

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