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As I said you don't have real knowledge or a well rounded understanding of the culture.

You telling me when Dizzee sold 250k copies of his album first year grime wasn't something the industry was able to monetise?

Are you saying the industry had control over what was being consumed when So Solid released their debut album?

Coarse not

So what are you actually talm bout?

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Stormzys success benefits him and Adidas

How does it benefit ANY other artist let alone EVERY artist in the scene?

These are just wild statements with no real basis

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Some great predictions there Nostradamus 

adidas shut down the forum and brought it back online in time for the album release #merky

Proper nerds getting mad coz he said the wrong word . I used to also think the guy was saying arms 'out' back in the day then my cuz told me the word 'arms house' . Tbf arms out makes more sense anywa

I'm talking about Stormzy's album being a stake in the ground for Grime in the mainstream in 2017, nothing more

and Dizzee was not the mainstream monetising Grime, it was them monetising Dizzee

if the industry had monetised Grime in 2003 it would have been a completely different story, someone like you would have probably had a paying career out of it if that was the case

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Stormzy is an industry darling, and him having a well known planned release in 2017 shows everyone that Grime isn't a "oh that's so 2016" thing

im really not proposing anything outlandish here, I just want to see a solid platform for new artists that isn't gonna fall from under them the minute it's not the in thing anymore

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2 hours ago, Lionel & Dave said:

I'm talking about Stormzy's album being a stake in the ground for Grime in the mainstream in 2017, nothing more

and Dizzee was not the mainstream monetising Grime, it was them monetising Dizzee

if the industry had monetised Grime in 2003 it would have been a completely different story, someone like you would have probably had a paying career out of it if that was the case

You love to rewrite history enni

You do realise SLK were signed right?

:rofl:

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SLK had the same deal Wretch had later on with the same label

Single

Second single

Album

So yes the industry was monetising grime back then

Your argument is that they weren't

That is factually incorrect

Only reason there was no second single or album is because we left SLK and started Gully Gang

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Industry did try to monetise it, all you gotta do is look at The change RWDMAG went thru (the actual mag not the forum) the thing basically became a catalogue. Adidas were giving every tom dick n harry free garms... difference now is they are actually putting dons fully on the payroll and buying in to their projects rather than the approach of if they don't pop well just get the next in line.

adidas have been funding stormzy like a label

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Plant or not. Stormzy will have big effect on the scene as a whole.

He is bound to have a good run. The marketing behind this is strong. 

Artists in the scene are plugging the hype via social media and all.

I expect him to appear on some major festivals too. 

It can't go wrong for him. 

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