Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
I think that with the majority of names on this list, any semblance of "quality control" in the music industry is a myth. There is only marketing. Whether that marketing happens to be a recognizable name from another medium, or hyped through other sources... i still don't see the difference. You can't honestly expect me to believe that Vanilla Ice paid his dues in the "streets" as a rapper, only to magically ascend to the status he did because of quality control...
actually I deliberately avoided phrases like 'paid his dues' and 'in the streets' in my post as I knew someone would throw it back at me if I did. Didn't use, still got thrown back
No, I don't think Vanilla Ice 'paid his dues in the streets', but I do think he went through a more stringent process of rehearsals and spent longer working on his rapping than Shaquille O'Neal did...for exactly the reason that you said. Shaq is more easily marketable.