But then, Tupac Shakur's Better Dayz, released later this month, is
no ordinary album. It is the 16th Tupac release since the
gangsta rapper's murder in September 1996.
Sixteen albums in six years would be a prodigious feat for an artist
who was still breathing, particularly when you bear in mind that
many of them are double CD
sets. For a dead artist who released only four albums during his
lifetime, it smacks of macabre exploitation, not to mention an
ever-dipping quality control.
Via Robot Wisdom,
from the crypt
Tupac is certainly in the running to be the L. Ron Hubbard of
the hip-hop set. Sixteen albums? That's good.
So let's see—to make it in the music industry, record lots of music. It
doesn't have to be good, just there. Release an album or two and lead a
very exciting or controversial life (preferably both) then fake your own
death. Cut the proceeds 50/50 with the record industry and live the rest of
your life in style.
I think it could work.
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