I agree with Flex... Mostly! I'm not a fan whatsoever of Future and most of what comes out of the South. That's a preference for myself though. I wish the larger markets had control over who they could play, but that's a dead issue. Someone mentioned the conglomerates taking over... Is Clear Channel still running the game? And when I say "... Mostly," I mean that New York should be able to play their local artists, but are those artists any good? The new cats vs the aging ones (Jay, 50, Fabo, etc), some of them aren't as good as the OG's. And I think that's why we have 40 year old rappers staying relevant because we need them. I was born in 1981 and I'll appreciate Fab on his worst days vs Future at his best. Future and the rest of these rappers are what's hot right now and it's what people want to hear. The radio stations have to cater to that crowd to draw in revenue.
While I agree wit FMF, I also agree with the stations needing to do what's best to keep the bills paid. NYC rappers gotta find a way to become as popular as Future to get that airplay.