The following is a very unfortunate snippet of a blog post that, back when I was shifting my posts to Tumblr for some ungodly reason, didn’t make it across the middle passage. Too soon? But anyway, my apologies; I’m not re-writing this post. My posts are stream-of-consciousness, so you get what you get. Sorry!

Why do commercially unpopular rappers seeming contented with just floundering underground forever? I mean, how is it that the following cats exist (some for quite some time), and are actually putting out tracks consistently, but the game hasn’t turned on its head?

  • Blu
  • Astro
  • Rapsody
  • King Los
  • Jon Connor
  • Slaughterhouse (together or individually: Royce Da 5’9″, Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joel Ortiz)
  • J-Li…