A Student of History

March 3, 2007

The Death of Rap? (Let’s Hope…)

Filed under: The world today — John Maass @ 11:22 am

From an AP article in the Washington Times today:

Maybe it was the umpteenth coke-dealing anthem or soft-porn music video. Perhaps it was the preening antics that some call reminiscent of Stepin Fetchit.  The turning point is hard to pinpoint. But after 30 years of growing popularity, rap music is struggling with an alarming sales decline and growing criticism from within about the culture’s negative effect on society.



  1. Hi John,

    I wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I’ve enjoyed reading your blog over the last few weeks. With regards to rap music, I confess, I enjoy some of it. And from a historical standpoint, I think it offers an interesting perspective for study (mostly the earlier stuff from the 80s).

    In any case, I wanted to let you know I’ve recently started my own history blog. I hope you’ll check it out (http://southernpasts.wordpress.com). I’ve added your blog to my blogroll–unless you absolutely disagree with what I have to say, I’d appreciate if you would do the same for me. There are only a few posts right now, but please let me know what you think (good or bad).

    Thanks a lot, and keep the good posts coming.


    Comment by Matt — March 3, 2007 @ 11:30 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks Matt.

    I have added your blog to my site.

    Ich Dien,

    Comment by John Maass — March 13, 2007 @ 8:41 am | Reply

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