The Problem with Young, SoundCloud Propelled Rappers | Op Ed
Social media plays a gargantuan role in propelling rappers to the mainstream theses day. While this is a wonderful ‘come up,’ the musical quality often suffers.
Every day there seems to be a new rapper with an up-and-coming hit single that’s got everybody talking. In a lot of recent instances, these rappers tend to ‘blow up’ on SoundCloud. First, let me make it 100% clear that there’s nothing wrong with any social or musical platforms launching a new career. This in itself is a positive thing, not a bad one. There are a number of musicians who would love to be heard by the world and have their dreams realized. If SoundCloud can make that dream possible for a group of hungry musicians looking for their come-up, then so be it. Therefore, the problem isn’t with SoundCloud itself, but with the quality of material and in some cases, the quality of who is blowing up.