did macklemore just revolutionize rap marketing? vol. number 1 song in the country with no deal

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  1. cash money 1999

    cash money 1999

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    thrift shop named the number 1 song on billboard for two straight weeks

    dropped a cd on his own and is at 292,000

    thrift shop sales surpass 2 million sales , double platinum plaque

    FILTHY

    i think dudes might just opt out of signing deals in this climate based on mackemores 2013 blueprint

    all these rappers signing huge deals today are almost all flopping , how long until "major rap labels" are a thing of the past?
     
  2. 25thhour

    25thhour Banned

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    There's an obvious element here that is being looked over. I don't know much about dude but I'm willing to bet that his success has almost everything to do with that element. See Taylor Swift.
     
  3. marcmac360

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    All I know is- he didnt revolutionize it, he's just thriving the most right now.
     
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  4. trilluminated

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    this dude is eating..

    my question though..

    how did he do it?
     
  5. cash money 1999

    cash money 1999

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    taylor's parent's are caked , they shopped her around at 16 and got her a million dollar deal

    they did crazy research and saw a gap in the market

    they put 2 and 2 togethor. only people buying cd's are country fans and kids

    now she's doing 1 mill a week back 2 back cd's with 4 multi platinum paques before

    the age of 24 ,

    natural born hustlers
     
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  6. cash money 1999

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    30 year old white guy from seattle
     
  7. meek meals

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    Has more to do with them having a loyal fanbase and Thrift Shop being such a hit.
     
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  8. htg designs

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    No, CD burners and the internet did.
     
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  9. cashbanks

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    this

    just listened to thrift shop ...pretty cheeks

    dudes white and has a lil gimmick no wonder he's popular
     
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  10. Hahahaha

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    - He's not the first, a lot of rappers are selling without a deal. Not sure why rappers are even signing once they get some buzz.

    - Heard the song and I am confused. The song is terrible. It's not even catchy, just bad.
     
  11. marcmac360

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    People like it because its different. Just saying, theres only so many songs you can hear about poppin bottles and coppin rollies before it gets annoying. Word to Meek Mill.

    I dont like the song either. But I understand why people do.
     
  12. tyisny

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    Mack Miller didnt have a # 1 but he was pretty damn successful with no deal
     
  13. miamiboy

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    Never heard of dude but I did hear that hook somewhere, probably a commercial.
     
  14. antidope

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    Yup. Macklemores fanbase rides hard for him. Its admirable. I'm shocked at the amount of people who have posted so far who havent heard of dude.
     
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  15. htg designs

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    Just listen to the THRIFT SHOP for the first time ever. Its wity and clever, and fresh, but I'de feel bad if I had music out now on billboard, and this was no.1.
    This actually makes me wanna rap. I respect dudes grind and his success tho. Gotta get in where you fit in.
     
  16. illphillip

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    Prett sure Mac Miller's album debuted at #1.

    Macklemore did the same. And the album was put out on an indie label thorough ADA.

    WEA owns ADA. Warner Brothers is working the record now.

    It's massive at radio now. Hence the #1 single on Itunes.
     
  17. mondaynightraw

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    Song is terrible

    jesus
     
  18. jd161616

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    #1 album in the country with 145k in first week sales for Blue Slide Park.
     
  19. nationaltruckerdave

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    Never heard of this dude or his songs
     
  20. Peep Game

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    This is the first thing I thought of.

    Glad to see a Seattle dude break like this (even though i know they're are better dudes out there) though. I've only heard 3 songs by him, and even though from a content standpoint he's bringing it, nothing has really drawn me to him as somebody I have to or need to listen to.
     
  21. 93tilinfinity

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    that thrift shop song doesn't bother me one bit.

    it's got a cool new orleans mardi gras vibe to it.

    this guy is doing it right. i mean, listen to subject matter... it's not some generic rap about poppin bottles in the club/ "swag"/ drugs/ women/ etc...

    i checked out his older stuff a while back and he's a promising artist, not another wack a** mac miller.[​IMG]

    great marketing scheme btw, just noticed how many views the video has on youtube.[​IMG]
     
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  22. akajae

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    how did he revolutionize rap marketing?

    what exactly is his marketing scheme?

    all I hear is a gimmicky song with a catchy hook...

    that's been done before.


    this.
     
  23. zyzybalubah1

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    Seen him mentioned here and there and I have no idea who he is/any of his songs... I feel out of touch :-(
     
  24. sneakaprince

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    Gotta admit never heard of this dude at all.... He's number 1 on iTunes.... Where the heck have I been....



    NTers acting like this has nothing to do with race :rolleyes.... Song is cathchy tho
     
  25. sumrndmdude

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    Marketing is overrated. Half of the marketing is done by the artists themselves. Now, distribution is another story entirely.