There is a kind of nefarious trickle-down theory at work here, in which a local artist and their accompanying scene are supposed to be happy with this little bit of attention. In 2014, the best you can hope for is the record industry swooping down and stripping your talent for parts. Musicians are investments and the labels are trying their hardest to see a return on the stars they've already dumped lots of money into supporting, not the up-and-comer, no matter how pop-friendly or innovative they might be. This is why the radio is just the same dozen or so R&B-ers, pop-rappers, and pop stars all appearing on each other's songs. The fucking anointed ones. And sure, getting sampled by a very famous artist is better than not getting sampled by a very famous artist, but it would be nice if the industry didn't see the underground as somewhere to crib its moves from exclusively, and might at least deign to let some of these undergrounders through to play the mainstream game themselves. Clearly, their hooks are good enough.