A Fine Read: Tom Breihan Breaks Down The Perilous Economic State Of Hip-Hop For Pitchfork


Here we have a week’s worth of Status Ain’t Hood manifestos distilled into one comprehensive look at what’s driving and imperiling hip-hop in 2010: plummeting sales, rising regionalism, mixtapes, live shows, the benefits (Gucci Mane) and detriments (Charles Hamilton) of the Internet, etc. An excellent primer from a dude who should write about this stuff as often as possible. That and Idol, of course.