Since its inception, we have seen the music business take several twists and turns. Most of those are for good and even though that may be subjective, I think its safe to say that we have all grown within this industry of music.
There was a time when all of the music, was consumed the same way…vinyl. Now I know some of you may not remember that time and to be completely honest, I barely do. However for the sake of this conversation, humor me. As technology evolved, so did our consumption. From tapes to CDs, one thing was consistent; records were selling and at a large amount. Going platinum was the norm and if you had a gold album, it was somewhat laughable. Well we know all of that changed and now a days people are fighting tooth and nail to sell 250k, with “going gold” being a success.
Why am I bringing all of this up? Well I’m glad you asked. With so much music coming out daily (it still baffles me that I can post new music everyday), it’s hard to take the time to completely digest a full project. Some artist have resulted to dropping 4-5 track EPs or just singles to keep our attention. So what I want to know for our next Talk Hip-Hop series is “Do we have time to listen to albums?”.
Let me know how you feel. Do you still listen? Do you rather only hear singles? Or will quick EPs do the trick? Sound off in the comment section.