Lasting from 2008 to 2010, the Black Ice world tour grossed a staggering $441.1 million (£270 million). The Australian part of AC/DC's 11-leg jaunt became the fastest-selling tour in the history of the country.
I pour scorn on the acts (not artists) I mention because they all share a very poor moral ground. They all thrive by selling the dream of outrageous Bling to low class young people, and there are plenty of buyers.
Haven't you ever noticed the Rap video recipie?
*3 Tons of fake gold draped around their neck like Mr.T.
*'Honeys' sprawled everywhere like desperate groupies.
*Wads of cash waved by said rapper, repetedly.
*A bling-mobile with adjustable height suspension so that it can handle the weight of all the gold, cash, bling and honeys.
*A drive-by shooting in the bling-mobile.
*A trail of hash smoke from the bling-mobile
*An awful lot of hand gestureing so that when you shout at your chav kid to turn that s**t down he can still keep up with whats being said.
*If the 'act' is really low on talent there is always the option of rapping over the top of a successful 80's hit.
This type of act promotes everthing that is wrong in life, it's not about making music, it's just about making money from misguided kids.
Tell you what, when we get 'White FM' or 'One extra(the white version)' or the M.O.W.O. awards I will take it all back.
Because most people with a glimmer of intelect would not pay to watch Tinie Todger, 50 pence, Poop Dogg, P.Didley, Jizzie Tissue etc
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A new study suggests a typical financial emergency costs around £1,200 - would you be able to raise that kind of money within a month?
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- Yes - from my savings
- Yes - I could put it on credit
- Yes - I could borrow from family or friends
- No - raising that kind of money in a month would be impossible