The Economics of HipHop 2010

The internet has changed music forever. No where is that more painfully obvious than in Hip Hop. Major labels are not signing acts like they used to and, unlike in rock, Hip Hop has no highly organized independent labels, like Matador and Sub-Pop, to pick up the slack. Rappers, like Gorilla Zoe who made a mixtape everyday in February, are doing things online, releasing free music in gimmicky give aways. Pitchfork has an awesome article by Tom Breihan covering the economics of Hip hop in 2010. Check it out here.