November 6th, 2012 at 6:56 pm
No shots either Brian, real talk. Is street promotion dead?
No offense taken bro. But yeah, I think street promo is essentially dead. It got to the point that there were so many flyers, posters, billboards etc up that people just started tuning them all out. Once oversaturation happens to something, its hard to bring t back
Selling CDs out of your trunk is also a dead art. Hell, with my last tape, I tried handing em out, and alot of people weren’t even willing to take free ones, lol.
The key now (I think) is finding the lane you think you want to appeal to, getting posted on the sites that cater to that lane, and kinda just going from there.
One thing that will never die tho, is live performances. Open mics, whatever, in order for it to work, you HAVE to get out there.
Obviously, this is all just my opinion, but I think the last few years of rap have proven it to be a justified stance.