Rap sucked last year. Things aren't exactly looking like a comeback in the double-oh-seven. Commercially, singles are stale or snap, but mostly both. CNN has had the most glee explaining the decline of hip-hop with a special a few weeks back and now this article. Now, we can't get all racist on these results, a la Byron Crawford, and everyone is quick to admit that music sales are down across the board, but no one is decrying the death of rock because Nickelback is the only band that can sell any records. And i don't know anyone who actually likes that ugly-dude band.
The music industry is spreading thin, and while this isn't good for Universal & Co., it is equalling the playing field for the little guys. Koch had a huge year …
This Saturday, Mar 10th, URB Magazine, Dissizit, and the 7th Letter will be hosting a benefit show in order to raise money and awareness for Tempt One at the URB Gallery in Culver City in aiding his fight against ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Scierosis). The graffiti world's finest artists are all joining the cause from Futura, Stash and Kaws, everyone will be donating the sales of each piece to help raise funds to provide Tempt with the aid he needs to battle this disease.
So whether its helping spread the word, or supporting Tempt's Zune or Benefit show, show your love and help support this prolific artist's fight against disease.