uncle Jemima wrote:
↑ true, AK-69 is a good example. but what exactly do you mean that she should do what he's doing? what exactly is he doing? he didn't start charting well until recently.
AK-69's first album was basically a faux-R&B album....hes been sining ever since the beginning of his career. That part of him makes his music easy on the ears for Japanese people that are more or less softies that don't quite jive with gangster rap.
He never stopped coming out with music like that. I mean if you look at his situation from afar you would think hes was always posed to fail
Hes a gangster rapper in a country that is more or less considered peaceful
He doesn't rap about happy shit
Hes singed to an indy label
That is basically career murder if your a rapper in Japan lol
But in 2008 he hooks up with Koda Kumi and then BAM his ass blows the fuck up <--- and collabing with Kuu chan doesn't = success coughLisacough
Even if you look at his latest album there are some hard ass song on there! I mean cumon I.M.P lol
CC on the other hand compromised her style for more sales BRTB was void of any "REAL" hip hop and it still didn't sale well.
If she had stuck to her guns like Mr. Redsta she could have kept her hard style like in RN and still been a success.
Most of the rappers music I listen to hasn't really changed from when they first started because they believed in being true to them self.
Besides you can still make pop rap sound hard JOYSTICKK is a great example of this. But I think because CC is a female rapper the dynamics are different.