Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Gangsta rap on death row as the US tunes out

‘To judge by their lyrics, gangsta rappers are adept at seeing off rivals with a bullet and their women with a slap.

But America’s rappers are now trapped in a corner they don’t seem able to shoot their way out of, with either weapons or words.

Confronted with haemorrhaging sales, the most assertive popular music movement since the Sex Pistols has lost its swagger and is suffering a crisis of confidence.’

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