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Erick Sermon has bad news for fans of New York hip-hop

EPMD co-founder and superproducer Erick Sermon doesn’t want to hear about a “comeback” for New York hip-hop. The rap veteran was dismissive of the suggestion during a recent interview and he explained that people just aren’t paying attention.

Questlove’s essay and hip-hop’s omnipresence; is it a good thing?

This week, Roots drummer/producer Questlove published the first in a six-part series of essays for Vulture called “When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America.” The piece, a thoughtful examination of hip-hop’s current place in pop culture, resonated deeply with me.

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