Well things still have not picked up as far as sales for hip hop music goes. Don’t you think it is time for all the artists to stop signing record deals and start becoming self-distributed. If they can make a mixtape, promote it, package it, and sell it, what is stopping these same artists (who have loyal fanbases) to do the same thing with their original music. The music industry as we know it dead, but where there is death there is life. Opportunities abound for artists who are not afraid to go against the grain and take their careers by the horns and stop going for the bullshit. Rant of the day!