The art of selling music on the streets is not dead. In Times Square, rappers still hustle their CDs for cash, getting anywhere from $150 all the way up to $900 a day.
It’s a talent that can take time to master. Sean Hunter, a rapper who has been selling CDs for three years, says that “there are times I’ve made $300, $400” a day. It’s a profitable way to market yourself, but also risky.
There are laws against it, depending on your method and location. Panhandling, soliciting, and loitering are just some of the possible charges that you can get.
“It’s not going to die, no matter how much the digital game grows” says Jadon Woodard, another rapper who sells himself and his CDs on the subway.
It’s all a testament to the dedication of self-promoters, and the power that it can have. Read more about this story here: https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160118/times-square-theater-district/video-rappers-make-150-day-handing-out-cds-times-square-film-claims