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Thread started 11/04/14 1:25pm

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Black music on charts

I've looked lately and there doesn't sem to be much African-american music in The Hot 200. Is it cause music ssucks these days particuarly Rap music? Or is it cause Black Music was never on the countdown?

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Reply #1 posted 11/04/14 1:39pm

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Never was on the Billboard Top 200 albums. The ones who did make it happened to crossover. The R&B albums chart generally listed 50 albums or 75 in some years. Now it's only a Top 25. Other than the Top 200, none of the other album charts had a big listing. On the Top 200, it's mainly the first 40 or so that really counts. Whoever is at #135 hasn't sold much, even pre-CD era.

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #2 posted 11/04/14 2:14pm

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I checked and Prince is like number 40. Thriller is still in The Top 200.

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Reply #3 posted 11/04/14 4:34pm

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there was much more cross over in other era's, sorry to say. I knew we all discussed era's and things like this recently and many felt it was great how everything is in one format now, well its not. Because that leads to the death of the roots of every genre. If you have groups like Maroon 5 labelled as ROCK how the hell can you get the Foo Fighters or Alter Bridge on radio. Or when the RB scene is nothing more than guest spots by R Kelly coming off as 45 year old man still going to the strip clubs, grow up dude. RB comes across now as this immature male dominated macho bullshit genre. As does the Rap genre, and for a female to get through its got to be some ass shaking big booty nicki minaj crap.

Now people say theres room for everything, well there is, but if country now is basically POP music, Adult Contemporary is anyone over 30 still recording, Rap is bootys and cash, and RB is a male singer talking about cheating and the females doing the same, you arent going to get genres anymore. You get this puzzle of mixed shit that the mainstream passes off.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #4 posted 11/04/14 7:23pm

Scorp

IT'S ALL OVER

it's been over for a long time, we are just witnessing the bottom falling out

genuine black music was cast out a long time ago

it started decades ago, when Reagan was in office

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Reply #5 posted 11/05/14 2:47am

Ego101

^^^ As Scorp said...

Shit's been over for a while!

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