The Sale of Crack Music Has Been Temporarily Canceled

DJ Drama and TIThe sale of “crack music” as Kayne would put it, has been temporarily postponed, but not canceled. The sale of mixtapes which use to be an underground thing, hit the clubs, then the flea markets, then the streets; has allowed DJs’ to become popular off of someone else’s creative property without having to pay taxes or royalties. This is the wake up call; wake up, crack music sells, but the BOSS MAN wants his cut. The Hook-Up for DJs’ and artists, an underground market for the streets, the mixtape format feeds a need for both the artist and the streets. Well the record business is hitting back.

The recent crack down on the mixtape market culminated with the arrest of DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon in Atlanta on Racketeering charges. It was the Record Industry Association of America that initiated the raid with the assistance of the Feds. What’s going on in the Hip Hop industry? DJ Drama has a close association with TI, Lil Wayne and other heavy hitters, was about to release a new album. Is this just a publicity stunt or is there some deeper meaning to this entire fuss? On the real tip, what is really at play is that the record industry has realized that a tremendous amount of money is being transacted via the mixtape format and they want a cut! The artists that are from the streets got their first buzz in the industry through distributing music on the mixtape format. Those are not people NottHead Rain screaming about the mixtape business. You are more likely to hear a Hip Hop artist complain about illegal downloads more so than a mixtape being sold. Most of the known and trying to be known artists all are familiar with the mixtape market and use it. If there is a demand for music, a market will be created, that’s the way it works with any product. So this arrest of a high profile individual will not stop the sale of mixtapes, it will just help to mutate the business to some other means of distribution. The DJ Drama arrest is just to put everybody else on notice. Once you get hooked on crack, there is no substitute; mixtapes available on the QT! What do you think??

Other Article Relating to Hip Hop:

The New York Times – reported the following:

The police, working with the Recording Industry Association of America, raided his office, at 147 Walker Street in Atlanta. The association makes no distinction between counterfeit CDs and unlicensed compilations like those that DJ Drama is known for. So the police confiscated 81,000 discs, four vehicles, recording gear, and “other assets that are proceeds of a pattern of illegal activity,” said Chief Jeffrey C. Baker, from the Morrow, Ga., police department, which participated in the raid DJ Drama (whose real name is Tyree Simmons) and Mr. Cannon were each charged with a felony violation of Georgia’s Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization law (known as RICO) and held on $100,000 bond. …As mixtapes have grown more popular, they have also grown easier to purchase, despite that official-sounding declaration — “For Promotional Use Only” — printed on every one. Sites like mixunit.com specialize in selling them, and big record shops and online stores have followed suit. As of yesterday DJ Drama was sitting in jail, but dozens of his unlicensed compilations were still available at the iTunes shop. It also seems clear that mixtapes can actually bolster an artist’s sales. The most recent Lil Wayne solo album, “Tha Carter II” (Cash Money/Universal), sold more than a million copies, though none of its singles climbed any higher than No. 32 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. That’s an impressive feat, and it’s hard to imagine how he would have done it without help from a friendly pirate.

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4 thoughts on “The Sale of Crack Music Has Been Temporarily Canceled

  1. Look ..Everyone needs to realize where the problem started .White man realized that his daughters were gonna fuck niggas and their sons wanted to be down.those kids also learnt from public enemy etc etc that what their white, jewish , supremist parents were teaching them bout the world was incorrect .not to mention the fact that us brownies were also gonna learn a thing or two. this is why those same evil bastards decided to jack hip hop.when u got a poor ass nigger with no money from the hood its easy to entice him or her with sum chump change.so they bought and hijacked hip hop …when i was a kid you couldnt listen to hip hop coz it was bad .now coz they own it its mainstream and some bullshit in ur face.all the bling , bitches bullshit.
    they need black people to forget who they are and where they came from.
    coz thats why they give some oscars and then send yall out to war .fuck martin lawrence for saying that for the first time whites and blacks are united .he needs to be shot.and halle berry crying at the oscars…u think ur fucking forefathers said thank you master for setting me free..i dont believe so.slavery was only abolishes coz its easier to employ a nigga on minimum wage instead of feeding, housing and clothing him…whats that bullshit welfare about anyways

    now u got niggas working with these evil bastards and what they dont realize is that all the new bullshit white kids love this nigga shit till they finish uni and end up being lawyers , etc etc whilst a lot of the brownie kids (worldwide) actually believe and fall for this shit which then perpetuates all the negative shit that goes on in their(our lives)thats why two young black boys got shot almost in from of me in Brixton,London.
    now remember we have been held sown socially for yeras and that also perpetuates this idea of being alianized in the hood , which is in fact true.any white man trying to tell me different need sto go bury his head up hiss arse and get a tight slap.

    anyways lets cut this short.do not trust these fucking people coz they arent here for our benefit. perfect example ..indonesian plane crashes. australian cunts on board too.
    at the end of the australian news we know everything bout the australians who were injured and died , who they were , their jobs and a whole bunch of shit thats irrelevant but i still do not know how many indonesians died.
    like that cunt bush said either ur with us or against.
    please do not work with people who will not work for us moving up.those real whites that work with us understand that their leaders and fucked up and will eventually come after them( all lower white ppl ) once the brownies are done with…

    now any of us who wanna speak dont even have a way since bullshit nigga bitch bling shit is everywhere and therefore who needs to look deeper.
    the world is becoming full of shit ..but like my bro said its been going on for 10.000 years and its not gonna stop.
    theyve got us hooked on profanity and sexual shit .we have been distanced from the real.
    we need to form our own ghetto government, starting in our heads. read books ..get money to buy books..study the new technology and use it coz its all a by product of warfare, sont, playstations everything, the internet , computers, even tv’s
    you would have pretty much nothing electrical in ur homes if they were not developed for fighting first.
    thats why when playstations came out , cunt goerge bush made public statements saying that if saddam got hold of them he could turn them into missile launchers..how so if that was what some of the components were originally developed for.

    now lets bring it back..we need to learn how to master their technology and u dont need an expensive university or college to do so.
    steal books not bullshit.save ur money and get books.get grants for books , study hard and apply.
    start community based business with peopl close to you.
    you dont need a lot of money to build up.
    u need patience and perseverance and trust within ur circle.we need to stop hating eachother and love one another and trust .lets learn some real history .do not whatch tv all day ..im trying to cut off my own snakes heads and thats why i feel i can speak …

    for any one who is confused, please look into ur federal reserve and understand how the economy works.economics is key for us to understand what is happening. turn ur books upside down and learn about the black money in capitalisn , and no im not a communist or socialist. we need to be able to trade and BARTER our own products . once they get rid of hard cash and every transaction is checked, we will have to rely on trust and bartering to make moves under the noses of these cunts.
    get affilated with government bodies that sponsor community projects and so on .play them for what they are worth and have them behind something they do not really know about.we need to create jobs for ourselves and employ people. every one of us needs to be business savvy and hold out for a little bit longer.we need to stop accepting the first chump check coming our way.
    one of our label mates just signd 6 albums and 5 yrs of his life away for 40, 000 pounds.he would actually earn more than that working in macdonalds for 5 years.
    and also he would be able to still work with any music people and study and learn in his spare time. dont let them hijack us any more.
    study the south koreans, islam, federal reserve, kennedy , abe lincoln,
    afghans and iraq. niggas need to get out of the army.
    ur helping them destroy the physical foundations of civilisation.
    all the countries they are trying to invade have not adopted their banks so thats why they have to go .theyre not liberating anyone.when you are free in what you may percieve as ur own country then go out and fight anyone , invade , do whatever but tust youl’ll nwe will never be free in our lifetimes . so lets just keep our heads low, read, study , teach family and friends and other loved ones.
    peace and respect.
    any supremist dont even bother replying to this.stop denying the truth coz ur also not part of the established and ur next in line after we have been raped.

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