REMEMBER back in the late 90s when it seemed tht hip hop was going 2 mke a come back. u had artists like common, mos def, the roots, getting mainstream air play. in the last 5 yrs it seems thts been burried. its stricly the club or the gun, tht gets play. this may hve 2 do w/ generational preference , sometimes it seems tht true hip hop will neva be heard on a nation scale again, the award shows r a joke oh well after all it is up 2 us, the internet has been a great tool.hiphopwill never die but will hip hop make it back 2 the top or r the youngstas just on some different ish...some corny club ish to b xact,or wht ever is shoved down their throats.