posted on Dec, 12 2016 @ 05:41 PM
a reply to: Davg80
That's a possibility. Or... I've been in the underground music industry here since the late 90s and I have seen the marketing angle up close. A lot of
these fake gangsta rappers are better educated
than I am.
But their managers and promotional teams will literally sit down and talk w/them about what image they'll project. Will they play the role of the
crooner and make music that tailors to female listeners? Will they play the role of the socially conscious artist? Or maybe they should be the bad
boy/girl artist, pro-LGBT artist, supernatural artist, hardcore artist, etc?
It's literally just marketing. Labels, artists, and their management teams determine which target market best suits each particular artist, just as
any other company determines the target markets for their products. And artists in each market have specific sales targets, budgets, and metrics for
"success" or "failure". As in, socially conscious artists typically have smaller budgets and need fewer sales to turn a profit, which goes with their
images of being anti-establishment. And they'll typically be promoted more in the underground scene than in the mainstream scene, which also boosts
their "anti-establishment" credibility.
If cowboy rap became the next big thing here, I can guarantee you'd see a lot of cowboy rappers show up (and established rappers would start doing
some cowboy rap songs to get a piece of that new market). And if Hindu rap became a thing here, it'd be safe to assume pop stars would suddenly start
talking about Ravana, Shiva, and the such. So when Illuminati related stuff became big in pop culture here, it shouldn't have surprised anyone that a
lot of artists would try to cash in on the new fad. Then again, I guess it's kind of cute that people believe entertainers so much.
And for the record, "Enlightened Servant of the King" is a title/name. Ironically, better translations would probably be "The Lord's Illuminated
Slave", "The Enlightened One Who Obeys His King" or "The Master's Smart Pawn" (which I find hilarious, btw). But that's another conversation