In ’07 the Ringtone Rules! Totally Dude!

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 2007 was undeniably the breakout year for the “Ringtone” artist.  Labels are actually readjusting their marketing to push these artist as opposed to the more developed artist who rely on heavy lyrical content to keep the registers ringing.  Nah, that was out in ’06 when the homie Nas told you Hip Hop Is Dead.  Now the new face of Hip Hop is the Ringtone artist, and here are the leaders of that new school!  AT&T released their list for the top shottas of ’07…

1.  Shop Boyz – “Party Like a Rockstar”
  2.  Mims – “This Is Why I’m Hot”
  3.  Soulja Boy – “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”
  4.  Nickelback – “Rockstar”
  5.  Akon – “Don’t Matter”
  6.  T-Pain – “Buy You A Drank (Shawty Snappin)”
  7.  Hurricane Chris – “A Bay Bay”
  8.  Sean Kingston – “Beautiful Girls”
  9.  Huey – “Pop, Lock & Drop It”
  10. Fergie – “Big Girls Don’t Cry”

Editor’s Note: By no means are we suggesting that just because an artist ends up on this list, they aren’t “real” artists.  We are just identifying that this is the new face of a dying industry…and ringtone sales is what his kept the music industry from completely falling on its face, so the game really needs to applaud the ringtone artist for creating a new market. 

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