**The Shady/Aftermath, stranglehold/Monopoly**

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  1. Noncentz

    Noncentz Sieg Heil, M'fer!

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    Has anyone noticed this? that Shady aftermath basically has 90% of all hiphop some how flowing through them? (Commercial wise), everyone is judged to their standards and definitions of what hiphop/rap should be, Ja rule, Jada, Fat joe ,Nas
    most people today buy mostly Shady/Aftermath albums the only rap news that actually gets coverage is Shady/Aftermath almost (Even Jay is rumored to be doing ish with them)

    They can get away with anything they damn well please from bashing the president with national coverage on the video without no consequences when Jada just said one thing, it caused a whole bunch of shit, his video was censored and slowly pulled from airtime.

    I remember back in highschool.. im 23.. so I was in highschool like 96 98 around then and before that.. all types of rap was brought in mixtapes from tons or artists and shit there was no real set standard today that standard has become SHADY/AFTERMATH, Everything really is always judged in comparison to what their doing...


    They remind me of microsoft in rap music .. they really do have a stranglehold on the game.. I like their music myself.. but I can't ignore the truth no one unless your partnered with them gets coverage or reception no more.. even Jay and Busta know this.

    Camron no one cared
    Nas no one cared
    .. and hell if your someone like yukmouth
    lost boyz three six mafia or whatever.. forget it your done soon as Shady/Aftermath got in the door ... its done.

    Your judged by what comes from Aftermath/Shady
    if your not allied with them the media will not really cover you
    if your not with them.. your wack.. the kids today Shady/Aftermath is basically
    the only rap that should be heard.. even beefs that are popular only revolve around Shady/Aftermath today...

    Wow.. they do have a stranglehold/monopoly
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  2. kyza soza

    kyza soza This way up.

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    It's not a monopoly.
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  3. Jethro

    Jethro The Hemingway Of Rap

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    This has got to be the most ridiculous nonsense I have ever heard in my life...Jada's song got sensored becuz his album came out before the election...and that song could have actually hurt becuz he struggled to get votes in the urban community...Em's album came out after the election and on top of that most of em's fans are below the age limit for voting...they don't make a difference...

    As far as a monopoly, no one complained when def jam was doin' it...shit happened when you were in highschool...remember Jay's vol. 2 dropped and X's first two albums dropped...

    As far as i'm concerned, i don't see record labels bein' out shined by aftermath becuz their so big, its becuz they can't blow...everyone's tryin to do the 50 cent melody shit, in a minute its gonna be played out...Nas and Jay-Z ain't have no problum shinnin' with they albums...

    they still the hottest out...

    as far as other acts not gettin on...like the lost boyz...i don't know if you noticed but mr. cheeks is wack now a days...yukmouth is nice with the exception of his voice...ain't nothin' wrong with bein' underground...you usually make more money that way...

    did u graduate high school?
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  4. Noncentz

    Noncentz Sieg Heil, M'fer!

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    wow you took that quite personal almost like I attacked you.. hah I never said Jay-z or Nas have no problem with their albums

    And Mosh premiered before the elections on ABC 20/20, and it leaked before the elections.



    ""As far as a monopoly, no one complained when def jam was doin' it...shit happened when you were in highschool...remember Jay's vol. 2 dropped and X's first two albums dropped...""

    ^^^^
    Fuck yes... Those were actually good days brings back nice memories..


    ""As far as i'm concerned, i don't see record labels bein' out shined by aftermath becuz their so big, its becuz they can't blow...everyone's tryin to do the 50 cent melody shit, in a minute its gonna be played out"""

    ^^^
    Yeah I feel you on that sing song melodies are getting played out.. everyone been doing them as of late.


    Shady/Aftermath may not have a complete monopoly..but they have a pretty nice hold on hiphop.. a pretty big one right now.. even the ROC can't compare to Shady/Aftermath right now.. the black album was nice but that was only 1 album
    haven't seen much from the ROC lately... and streets disciple was meh
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  5. wyn 23 QB

    wyn 23 QB New Member

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    noncentz has a pretty good point the aftermath grip on hip hop is pretty strong
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  6. Hardkore

    Hardkore Blunts@TheBeach

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    def jam ain't really doing shit now, when you think about it.

    every interscope/g-unit/shady/aftermath record (besides obie trice's, i think) has gone multi-platinum since they all merged together. damn right they're a monopoly. and if they're not a monopoly, they're making more money than any other rap label in the world.
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  7. bigcfk24

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    Look at what XXL is doing... they're making everyone think that Aftermath is the only label making music...
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  8. Parental_Advisory

    Parental_Advisory Click Click Pow

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    If people actually went out and bought other emcee's album instead of shit just dropped by Shady/Aftermath/G-Unit maybe this wouldnt be a problem...

    Not their fault fans don't support other artists...
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  9. wyn 23 QB

    wyn 23 QB New Member

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    ^^^ good point
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  10. mysticwarrior

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    Interscope/Shady/Aftermath/Gunit iz going CRAZY!! You can thank Dr. Dre!! Dre signed Eminem.. Eminem went multi plat.. then got D12, Obie, then 50.. then 50 got the Gunit thang going on.. So Get Rich or Die Tryin came out.. was a HUGE hit.. then came that Gunit album.. great intro to the Gunit members.. then after that album came solo albums of Gunit crew + The Game right now. and Yayos gonna do it, and 50's new album ready to come out soon.. Market analysis said his album will "over gross".. haha.. those Marketers assume 50's album will hit more than 6 figures what not.
    So.. basically saying.. Aftermath's taking over!! I think Lil Jon had his year last year and so has the dirty south.. its time to bring back what it use to be... WEST SIIIDEE! East SiiiIDe!!
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  11. CBA

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    XXL IS IN SHADY/AFTERMATH's POCKET.

    They ARE a monopoly...
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  12. Noncentz

    Noncentz Sieg Heil, M'fer!

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    That's all good for us that actually read and saw other artists when we were younger, but like today if your teen 14+ .. your bombarded by almost nothing but
    Shady/Aftermath, It's amazing how much of rap goes back to this label .. how much power they have over other artists. They are the standard that others are judged to basically, Eminem even basically said it on Gatman and robin

    "Without mentioning me """"OR THE MACHINE"""" or jimmy iovine and blah blah"

    He knows damn well Shady/Aftermath is a Machine..
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  13. NinjaMic

    NinjaMic Brian Disease

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    It's true... it's wack in a way, but it's still better than when Post-Biggie Bad Boy had a monopoly, and a million... nay, a billion times better than when Cash Money was on top.
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  14. wyn 23 QB

    wyn 23 QB New Member

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    cash money is the best and their still on top in my book
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  15. cyphamasta

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    actually. if they never signed 50, Shady/Aftermath wouldn't be this strong. think about it...
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  16. Ixtlan

    Ixtlan emceeingain'tforyou...

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    I'm not sure the percentage is that high.

    Southern-based acts are still dominating Top 40 radio.
    And Shady/Aftermath doesn't have a beat on that at all.
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  17. ivan

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    I dont know about the US but in Russia its all Gunit, Eminem shit. Now dont get me wrong, i love the stuff but if u dont listen to other shit u wont reallly understand rap. And thats the thing ... all the artists i listen to have in some way been, or are connected to Shady/Aftermath/Gunit so its really hard to find good shit with different styles, especially underground shit.
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  18. rennaslam

    rennaslam Reality Check

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    Horrible post. And why say that most of Em's fans are below the voting age limit? Where's your proof? Did you poll the country on this issue? Let's see it in writing if you're going to push it as something we should agree with. You're proof comes only from seeing many "kids" listening to all the corny, commercialized Eminem singles and from noticing that MTV plays the shit out of them. Are you saying that the majority of his fans don't like him for the undeniably amazing skill he posesses while on the mic? Prove it. Prove that dude doesn't have a HUGE amount of fans who like him for all the RIGHT reasons, which include the fact that he IS one of the top MC's to ever touch a microphone. See, it's shit like this that pisses all the haters off severely. And it's nonsense like yours that actually makes idiots believe that because of white kids liking him he has no skill. That is not reality. Who gives a fuck who listens to dude. There's probably millions of people who bought his shit and couldn't tell you what a rhyme scheme is or could never differentiate between different flows. But.....that takes NOTHING away from the people who seriously love this culture and continue to give props just for the sake of how extremely talented Eminem really is. Face it. His label, along with Dre's & 50's are on top right now. Business-wise and talent-wise they are very solid. Maybe some of them aren't really that good at just spitting raw lyrical acid, but that standard doesn't really exist anymore because of the fact that most good MC's have shifted towards commercialism over the past 5 years or so. I can easily recognize the difference between dopeness and wackness so don't include me in the "majority" when you speak of Em's fans. I ain't no dummy when it comes to this rap shit. I've been locked on it for 13 years straight without having these idiotic biases that most of you have these days. Unbiased reality and logic by attribute will be truthful in showing who is dope and who is NOT. Most cannot apply logical thinking when giving opinions and that is why most opinions around here are based on falacies. Understand? Just deal with the reality of this whole thing and shut the fuck up.
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  19. DYNASTY

    DYNASTY The Last Of The Best

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    its just they're time to shine, that's all. just like BadBoy & The Roc.
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  20. Noncentz

    Noncentz Sieg Heil, M'fer!

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    Another thing go on MSN music videos and every rap video except one goes back to Shady/Aftermath, - (Jadakiss) once again it goes back to Shady/Aftermath ... in the beef way
    all beefs almost go back to them to like I said.. wow..
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