What is cred?
February 25, 2005 8:09 AM Subscribe
I've had this question on my mind a lot lately, and not coming up with much of an answer. Why do some performers have it, and some don't? What is the essence of what separates Vanilla Ice from Dr. Dre? Michael Bolton from Van Morrison? Nirvana from Nickelback?
posted by ZenMasterThis to media & arts (32 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
"Talent" doesn't seem to be an adequate answer. Why do we respond one way to some performers, and the opposite way to others? Is there some innate sense that one group has legitimately suffered ("paid their dues"), while the other group are just neurotic poseurs? What gives rise to this perception? Or is it just all about how they're marketed?