Just to step out of the reviewing sector for a moment, I wanted to mention how many websites there are that cater towards this type of industry. The music industry is big bucks. And the internet is the greatest marketing tool there is for new and upcoming musicians to get heard and find listeners. And I’ve always been a strong supporter for independent music for a good long while now, and it can’t just be because I think commercial music has totally gone down the drain.
In an effort to support music, and websites based around music, I want to mention the rap forum, a forum where hip-hop artists and rappers get together and discuss all sorts of concerns regarding the industry, and more specifically their genre of music. Since networking is so very important, I think it’s fantastic there’s a central place for these artists to get together. Whether it be to look for someone new to work with, to find some people to put a show together, to even just a bitch-fest on how you think you’re better than the 99% of the crap that is making 100 times more money than you. And I think the coolest part? From my impressions of rap, a big part is the battles that goes on, and I can’t imagine something more interesting than an online battle. Sure it’s no Eminem playing the starring role of 6 mile, but whatever!