CMCI Teaching Fellow Dr Laura Speers has a book chapter just out in an edited volume on the economic geography of music.
The chapter is entitled ‘From Artist to Entrepreneur: The Working Lives of London-Based Rappers‘, and shows how in a changing musical landscape, rappers are having to make sense of their changing role as artists.
You can read it in in B. Hracs, M. Seman & T. Virani (Eds.) The Production and Consumption and Consumption of Music in the Digital Age published by Routledge, 2016.
The book has its own twitter account which you can follow here: https://twitter.com/musicdigitalage