Sam Adams Wiz Denies That He “Bought” iTunes Success

Written by Sam

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 1:00 pm
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So yesterday there were rampant allegations that Sam Adams Wiz had bought his itunes sucess.  Basically people were alleging that $75,000 worth of sales were charged to one credit card.  People were also quick to crucify him considering that he’s a rich kid that goes to an elitist New England college, Trinity.  Well he has released the following statement.

  • “I know there has been a considerable amount of controversy about my album release and hitting #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts, and in response I’d like to say that the numbers are legit. They were organic purchases by fans who simply liked the music to purchase. It’s as simple as that really; if something in the marketplace is great and word of mouth spreads about it, purchase is bound to happen. In this day and age where numbers are tracked, I’m shocked people would accuse me of buying my own records. Sometimes people don’t want others to succeed.”

My man BigWig checked out the documentation his PR people sent over and it looks pretty legit.  At the end of the day I think we need to concentrate on why people were so mad.  Here is this kid, who kind of comes off as a tool, and makes really mediocre pop rap, and he’s winning.  I think the real story in this is that Sam Adams managed to locate a demographic of people who were buying music.  I think he also tapped into a demographic of people who aren’t really hip-hop fans.  Or are casual ones.  When “Jacqueline” a junior at Trinity heard Sam Adams “like totally awesome” “I Hate College Remix” she just had to become facebook friends with him.  Then this kid dropped his album, blasted out the link on the Book, and next thing you know seven thousand “Jacqueline’s” copped the album.  You can’t knock the kids business model.  Rappers need to take note.  They are trying to win over the wrong people.  Creepy internet rap nerds like me don’t buy music, I just sit in my lair smoking blunts and critiquing said rappers.

At the same time can this kid really consider himself a “hip-hop” artist if none of the people within the hip-hop community fux with him?  The answer is no.  At the end of the day this hip-hop sh*t is about culture, and Sam Adams Wiz ain’t making no cultural contributions.  The kid performs at bars on Nantucket.    This kid has his lane, and he’s succeding.  I’m not going to knock him for that.  I guess my main beef is that people are considering him a rapper when he’s a pop artist.


  • hip hop has the worst fans

    jw so if you dont buy albums why be mad at somebody catering to the people who do? its strange everybody talks so much about whatever crowd that buys but then when the spotlight is on you to support, you don't? so who is the problem, sam or you? i've never heard him a day in my life but i find it funny everybody admits they dont support “real hip hop” so why is somebody going to decide to pursue that genre?

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