Now that hip-hop is offically the popular youth music of America, I'm waiting for our live rap shows to catch up. We got the video element mastered, and the magazine photo shoot, and the radio drop. But what about the live show?
Across the country venues that traditional have been for rock or jazz acts, have opened up their doors to rappers. But are emcees doing more shows? Well, not the mainstream cats.
Underground collectives like Blackalicious and Atmosphere having been sopping up that tour gravy for years now. I wonder, why don't mid-level rappers like Juelz Santana do the 75 day, zig-zag across the country tour? When's the last time he rocked the mic in Oklahoma City?
No wonder Davey D is frustrated by wack live shows. Rappers aren't doing enough of them to invest in making it really good.