Thursday, March 08, 2007


Nas says "hip-hop is dead" on one of his recent hooks and now the San Jose Mercury News says the same thing.

Recording executives are more interested in turning a quick buck than nurturing rap culture -- and they are behind the apparent demise of hip-hop music.

I have been a hip-hop head since 1988, but listening to mainstream radio these days makes me feel that hip-hop is dying. It cannot be a good thing that I prefer listening to old tracks from the mid-90s over anything being produced today. Maybe hip-hop is dead! Or perhaps it will be like Mark Twain and the reports of its death will have been greatly exaggerated.

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