MITMONDAYS: My Predictions for 2018
2017 was a great year musically and personally. I can pretty much say I got what I wanted out of 2017 and the moves I made set me up for an even better 2018. For the past week or so I have been giving thought to what I expect to see out of 2018 from others in the music industry. I honestly believe that we will see a lot of growth from various artists and many will get the shine they deserve. Here are my top 3 predictions for this upcoming year. Watch out for the third prediction, it might blindside a lot of people.
1. Joe Budden is About to Body 2018.
After getting the boot from Complex, Joe Budden has been on the rise. In 2017, Joe became one of the most polarizing figures in music media. I personally always loved Joe Budden, but this year I found a greater appreciation for him. You gotta respect a man who stand on his opinions and doesn’t play yes man. People tuned in to see what Joe was going to do next. From Yatchy to the Migos, Budden is without a doubt Quality Control nemesis, to the point where he was an essential piece of the roll out for the QC Tape. Joe ended 2017 signing a monumental deal with Revolt “securing the bag”. I believe this partnership will be great for Joe, giving him the creative control and freedom that was not made available to him at Complex. This will enable Joe to move how he wants to move. Ultimately, letting Joe curate the best content possible.
2. DMV Music Scene will Takeover
As we all know the DMV music scene had a solid showing in 2017. Although Crew was the highlight of 2017 for the DMV, there were plenty of other things to take note of as well. We have seen the rise of DMV music in all fac all forms; Rap, R&B and pretty much any other form of music. I believe that 2017 was only the tip of the iceberg and we will continue to see the growth from the area. The apparent crab in the bucket mentality is behind us and we are seeing more and more artist working together in order to achieve a common goal: Give the city the national spotlight it deserves. Less artists are moving away to create a buzz and instead making there own wave in the city. In 2018, the DMV will take another step in the direction of greatness that will do nothing but the demand the attention of national media. With artist we know and love dropping projects this year I believe we will finally get the respect we deserve.
3. It's the Beginning of the End for the Migos
2018 marks the beginning of the end for the Migos. In 2017 they rode Bad & Boujee to the wheels fell off. But let's look at Culture as a whole. It wasn't really all that great. The replay value that is usually there for a Migos project just wasn't there. I'm not saying that they are going to completely fall off the face of the earth. I'm just saying that there will be a noticeable decline in the quality of their music. Another example is the QC Tape. The Migos had their hand in roughly 90% of the songs and not one stand out. The only reason Ice Tray was slightly popped was due to the roll out. They followed that with a lack luster performance on the NERD assisted Stir Fry. So you heard it hear first, Culture II seems rushed and won’t hit the mark, don't say I didn't warn you.
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