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According to the metal community, any band that gains the tinyest amount of fame is considered selling out.

So in short, listen to what you like and don't tell anyone else what they think is good music or not.
Dumbass: Omg I hate Dragonforce cuz they sold out and now they are popular and I am dumbass who can't derive my own taste in music lolroflz.

Me: What the shit? You need other people to tell you what sell outs are? That's pretty sad. Just listen to whatever pleases your ears you dumb fuck and shut up about it.
by jokemall April 12, 2007
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I don't think I agree with this general definition here. When I think "sell out", I don't think of someone who blew up out of popularity. Most of the time, they have no choice over that, so its not fair to them and it makes the labeler look like a hater. Plus, what if that was their goal right from the beginning? You're basically chastising them for having hopes and dreams.

When I think of a sell out, I think of someone who vehemently spoke out against something or people who did something but later turns around and does the same thing. That is also a hypocrite.

There's nothing wrong with wanting do really well for yourselves. Like I said before some of these people had no choice and if you care for the actor, band, etc. you would be glad their talent got them where they are. I mean, we all have dreams, and we all gotta eat and fend for ourselves. If you have a talent, by all means flaunt it.

And trust me, I know how bad it feels when stupid people get a hold of your favorite band, but again that's not the band's fault and there will ALWAYS be a stupid bunch a group, period. No other way around it.

But when people actually talk about how stupid someone is, or how wrong one profession is, then later decides that they want to be in that profession or be that person's friend, that's when I have a problem. That's not attractive, at all. That's trifling, wishy washy, and fake.
Sally: What is that what Jack is wearing?

Jan: Oh, those are his new Prada loafers, don't they look nice?

Sally: That fucking sell out, he was just telling me a few months ago how he hated designer labels because the methods they used to make their products.

Sally: Wow, what a dick.
by maddywoo December 22, 2010
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compromising of integrity, morality, and principles. in exchange for money.
bands that no one knew about a year ago now having 12 year olds love them are now sell outs.
by fxckthis August 04, 2008
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Compromising your integrity, usually for money. Its that simple. This word is mostly used to describe bands that go mainstream.
Green Day aren't sellouts because despite their recent popularity, they never changed their sound. They were just never very good...
by Crak March 26, 2005
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What envious underachievers call artists, writers, actors, or musicians when they no longer conform to their expectations.
Band X changed instead of staying exactly the same. They're sell outs!
by Killing Kittens June 04, 2004
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when a person (most oftenly a musical artist) comprimises their beliefs to further their success and make loads of money. However, this is not to be confused with when a band that you liked, that was perviously not popular, becomes popular.
britney spears sold out when she decided to take off all of her clothes in order to see more albums.
by Rachel December 10, 2003
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v. 1. The greatest atrocity of our generation.

2. The favorite activity of 99.9% of the modern no-talent rock/pop stars.

3. The fastest known way to become a soulless, worthless piece of shit.
"All you know about me is what I sold you, dumb fuck. I sold out long before you ever even heard my name."
by cynical asshole June 19, 2003
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