Hip-hop has been the culture of choice for many desi youth (particularly in North America) for several decades now. Here is an article that provides some much needed understanding about what is behind this industry to all the hip hop fans out there.

Commerce is Killing the True Spirit of Hip-Hop

Hip-hop icon Nas made the provocative statement, “Hip-hop is dead,” in September and set off a firestorm of controversy. It was intensified by the January release of his album bearing the same title. Many questioned why Nas would say hip-hop — a worldwide phenomenon that has generated billions of dollars — could be “dead.” After all, more hip-hop albums are being released then ever before, and the music’s influence extends to movies, corporate marketing and theater. That it’s dead seems absurd — until you realize Nas was looking beneath the surface.

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