JERMAINE DUPRI AND THE STATE OF HIP HOP

Jermaine Dupri has used the release of Sexxy Red’slatest album to make a point about the true current state of Hip Hop and how he believe the genre can be salvaged..

Appearing at United Masters’ SelectCon conference in Atlanta over the weekend, the So So Def legend spoke in conversation withe the distribution platform’s CEO Steve Stoute and offered his thoughts on the matter.

“People gotta stop lying,” he said. “That’s the beginning of the answer…The industry still tries to make you believe that if you a hot artist and you got a single, that selling albums don’t matter…Akademiks posted today about Sexyy Red album only doing 28,000 copies.

“In the era that I came in the music industry, if you sold 28,000 copies, you didn’t get no other chance to walk in the building again. N-ggas was not talking to you if you sold 28,000 records. It’s such a disconnect between people understanding the streaming situation and actually what you looking at.”

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